Blog Archives July 2010
July 31, 2010 6:27 PM

What You Can Do

Do you realize the power you wield in the palms of your hands? I was just watching the documentary channel. The movie was ok (definitely not Academy Award winning material), but every piece of video footage, all of the audio... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 31, 2010 1:50 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Rednod, GigaOM, Human 2.0, the author of Complete Web Monitoring and Managing Bandwidth:... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 29, 201010:06 PM

Product Is The New Marketing

Brands can't hide any more. If you're reading this Blog, you already knew that. Last night Jeff Bezos (founder and CEO of Amazon) was on Charlie Rose to discuss the latest iteration of the e-book reader, Kindle (you can watch... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 29, 2010 4:56 PM

On Being A Curmudgeon

When has a curmudgeon ever really done well in Marketing? Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and especially Blogs have a very magical way of bringing those who are a curmudgeon right out into the open. The definition of a curmudgeon is someone... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 27, 2010 8:08 PM

The Goods On Virtual Goods

While scaling and monetizing e-commerce is still an issue for many of the top retailers in the world, those merchants should also keep an eye out on virtual goods. News came down this week that the Executive Director of Shop.org,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 26, 2010 4:36 PM

The Next Big Thing Online Could Well Be Anonymity

With more and more people adding more and more personal stuff about themselves online, it's fascinating to think that the next big thing in the online world could well be anonymity. While it's easy to take a contrarian view of... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 25, 2010 1:54 PM

The Art Of Power Friending With Amber Mac

Episode #212 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. She is well known in the Digital Media circles from her work on G4 Tech TV to her... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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July 24, 2010 1:32 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Rednod, GigaOM, Human 2.0, the author of Complete Web Monitoring and Managing Bandwidth:... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 23, 2010 1:55 PM

I'm A Creep

What is it about the human condition that makes us interested in the personal and public business of one another? People would like to have you believe that they have, indeed, evolved beyond the point of needing the public's attention.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 22, 2010 7:35 AM

Thank Social Media For The Next Phase In Human Evolution

What do you do with your down time? The average Canadian watches more than 25 hours of television every week (depending on which survey or research report you believe). On top of that, the average Canadian is also watching close... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 21, 2010 9:23 PM

500 Million

Today was a big day. Not just for Facebook, but for Digital Marketing and Social Media. When 500 million people do anything, it becomes mass media newsworthy. Today, Facebook made it official: they have 500 million accounts. This makes Facebook... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 20, 201010:55 PM

The Myth Of Location

Why hasn't Foursquare and other location-aware platforms taken off? Let's not dismiss the amazing growth that online platforms like Foursquare have had, but they certainly do not have the mass adoption trajectory or passionate users like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 19, 2010 3:33 PM

4 Ways To Not Reek Of Desperation

When you're desperate it's hard to win business, get that job, market a product or do anything (like find a mate). The trouble is that most people who are desperate, can't even muster up the levity to see, feel and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 18, 2010 2:40 PM

Media Hacks Audio Podcast #33 Is Now Live

Episode #211 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This is also episode #33 of Media Hacks. Instead of the usual phone conversation, Hugh McGuire, Julien Smith... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 17, 2010 1:53 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Rednod, GigaOM, Human 2.0, the author of Complete Web Monitoring and Managing Bandwidth:... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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July 16, 2010 4:52 PM

Use Your Brain

You probably learned this lesson early on in your education: check your sources. Here's a shocker: Wikipedia is going to have mistakes in it (some might argue that having mistakes is part of its charm). People will make YouTube videos... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 15, 2010 2:43 PM

Presentist

Where is all of this Social Media and Internet stuff heading? That is - without question - the #1 question I get asked in boardrooms and in front of audiences all over the world. While anyone can appreciate the ability... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 14, 2010 8:03 PM

6 New Business Books Worthy Of Your Time And Attention

There is a whole new stack of new business books that require your attention. Here are just 6 that I'm about to devour. Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky. I only have about ten pages left in this book, and it's... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 14, 2010 7:19 PM

How To Make Money Using Social Media

How many times do you see a title like that? How many times does that make your eyes roll? There are both strategic and tactical ways you can grow any business using Digital Marketing and the many other Marketing, Communications,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 13, 2010 8:10 PM

When The Web Is Considered An Inferior Media

Going back a few years, the Internet was not considered a credible media source. That changed, but it's changing again. In the early days of online publishing (even pre-Blogging) the simple fact that any one individual could publish their text,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 11, 2010 9:45 PM

Mistakes... We Have Made A Few - Featuring Avinash Kaushik

Episode #210 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Avinash Kaushik (Analytics Evangelist at Google and the author of the best-selling business books, Web Analytics - An... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 10, 2010 1:30 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Rednod, GigaOM, Human 2.0, the author of Complete Web Monitoring and Managing Bandwidth:... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 9, 2010 8:29 PM

The Value Of Influence

Who is an influencer? What value does an influencer have on your business? How does one become an influencer? The concept of "influencer" was always a hot topic in our world. The concept has, practically, exploded in popularity because of... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 8, 2010 3:16 PM

15 Ways To Have A Better Meeting

Let's face it, we're getting worse and worse about being civil to one another and business meetings are a prime place where manners are disappearing. In Marketing, we always discuss the value of the first impression and what it does... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 8, 201011:19 AM

Television At The Crossroads

Did you hear? The future of television is... wait for it... 3D! While everybody is busy running over to their favorite consumer electronics store to pick up a 3-D television (btw, is it just me or do those glasses make... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 6, 201011:19 PM

It Is What It Is And It Does What It Does

Social Media (or any other form of Marketing and Communications) won't save a bad product, brand or service. This may seem like an obvious statement out of the gates, but it is something that many brand managers don't really wrap... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 5, 2010 9:33 AM

Man On The Go

If you travel at all for business, there is a new travel Blog that is worthy of your attention. Our good friend, Chris Brogan (co-author with Julien Smith of the best-selling business book, Trust Agents, author of Social Media 101,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 4, 2010 8:10 PM

Media Hacks Audio Podcast #32 Is Now Live

Episode #209 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This is also episode #32 of Media Hacks. On the line is C.C. Chapman, Hugh McGuire, Christopher S.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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July 3, 2010 2:10 PM

Knowing When To Kill Your Web Analytics

There's no denying it, running any sort of Digital Marketing initiative without some component of a web analytics tool is akin to driving with your eyes closed. That being said, we're starting to see more and more instances when killing... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 3, 2010 1:25 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Last week, I had lunch with Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Rednod, GigaOM, Human 2.0, the author of Complete Web... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 1, 2010 8:26 PM

The Good Old Days

Do you sit around reminiscing about the "good old days"? As much fun as that may sound, I personally always held a high level of contempt for those who spent a lot of time living in their past. The kind... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 1, 2010 2:49 PM

A Marketing Revolution

Sir Ken Robinson is a brilliant speaker, thinker and evangelist. If you have never seen/heard Sir Ken Robinson speak, please stop everything you are doing and watch the video below. It is his second presentation that he has given at... Read more

By Mitch Joel