Blog Archives December 2010
December 31, 2010 9:04 PM

What Moved You In 2010

Every year, I fall more in love with writing, the written word and Blogging. From discovering new Bloggers who are discovering their own voices to the minutia of niches that people are driven to write about. As a former magazine... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 31, 2010 1:48 PM

A Market Of One

Just because you do something (or don't do something) is no indication of how the market actually is and reacts. You can sit here all day and lament at how bad Lady Gaga is, but you can't deny that not... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 30, 2010 3:09 PM

Content Pays

Here's a newsflash: people will pay for content online. You may think that the statement above runs contrary to everything we know about the Internet. From music and the torrents to pay walls at newspapers and magazines. Mostly, the people... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 29, 201011:52 PM

The Followship Of Twitter

Full disclosure: I'm not the best at Twitter. Currently, when I put personal and professional time and effort into my online efforts, I prefer the focus to be on this Blog and the Podcast of the same name. It fits... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 27, 2010 3:21 PM

Unplugging The Matrix

It's a big, big world out there. My way of doings things will not be your way of doing things. You should be comfortable with that. I am. I don't really see it as "my way" versus someone else's. I... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 26, 2010 2:01 PM

The New Small

Episode #234 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Phil Simon is an IT guy and a small business owner. He just published his third business book,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 25, 2010 8:00 PM

It's The Position And Principle That Brings An Idea To Life

Whether you're trying to brand a new product or service or write a speech that will change the world, there is one universal truth... It is - and always will be - about the position and principle - that gets... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 25, 2010 1:11 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #27

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


December 24, 2010 8:37 PM

Traditional Media Getting New Media Right

Cry all you want that traditional media is dead (and/or dying), out of touch or out of date, but it's just not the case. I'm often asked where I find the time to read everything, or where I get inspiration... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 24, 2010 9:30 AM

The Myth Of Work Life Balance

This is the time of year when individuals (people like you and I) start thinking more about work/life balance. Don't do it. There is no such thing as work/life balance. By even saying there is such balance, you're making an... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 22, 2010 9:59 PM

The Social Element Is Everywhere

There's a saying that likes to dance around the Internet. It goes something like this: "all media is social media." That's not entirely true. Media (or anything) only becomes social when there is an opportunity for those who are consuming... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 21, 2010 3:51 PM

The Pillars Of Killer Content

Brands (and individuals) often struggle with how to create killer content. Since the mid-eighties, I have been looking at all types of content from a professional perspective. Beyond being salacious (more on that here: The Secret To Getting Attention) and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 19, 2010 3:24 PM

Wake Up! Everything Is Mobile

Episode #233 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This is also episode #11.20 of Across The Sound with Joseph Jaffe. Joseph Jaffe is widely regarded as... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 19, 2010 1:25 PM

Getting To The Work

How often do you go about your work day and then realize that you have to get out of there to get the real work done? It's interesting, isn't it? For the most part, many of us need to "get... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 19, 2010 6:25 AM

Has Search Replaced Bookmarking?

Is there really a need for online social bookmarking services anymore? There's no denying that I'm a fan of Delicious - the online social bookmarking service (I Blogged about my love for Delicious back in 2007, right here: Why del.icio.us... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 18, 2010 1:16 PM

The One Thing About Social Media That Most People Don't Think About

How much do you enjoy walking in on the middle of a movie? Right. Figured as much. Well, welcome to Social Media. Yesterday, someone recommended that I connect to a specific individual on Twitter. Their exact comment was, "this person... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 18, 2010 8:15 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #26

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


December 14, 2010 8:48 PM

The Real World

If there's one acronym I hate, it's this one: IRL. IRL stands for: In Real Life. People talk a ton about what they're doing online versus what they're doing in the real world. People often talk about meeting-up in the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 13, 2010 7:52 PM

Missed Opportunities

There are no absolutes. There are no hard and fast rules. The truth is that Marketing is changing, shifting and adapting. A lot of those changes have to do with Social Media, but not all of them. Prior to Social... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 12, 2010 2:25 PM

Make Your Presentations Resonate With Nancy Duarte

Episode #232 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I frequently Blog about the power of giving an amazing presentation. When I do Blog posts like that,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 11, 201010:43 PM

The Groupon Story - One Billion The Hard Way

It's one of the biggest and most interesting business stories of this year... and in the history of business. Groupon will forever be known as the first company in the history of business to reach one billion dollars in sales... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 11, 201010:08 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #25

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


December 9, 201011:04 PM

7 Lessons That WikiLeaks Teaches Us

Too much has been written about WikiLeaks. Most of the debate is about the legalities and moralities of what WikiLeaks is (and what it means). If you take a step back, and look at it (without prejudice and without passing... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 9, 2010 4:32 PM

Give The Gift Of Knowledge

It's not an iPad. It's not a Kindle. It's not a Xbox game. Sorry. To some, this is going to sound like it's coming from the person who gives young children socks as gifts for the holiday season. I don't.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 7, 2010 9:27 AM

The iPad And The Marketing Professional

What is your holiday season going to look like? The holidays are around the corner. The road rage of parking at the shopping mall and elbowing your way through the aisles to get that special something for our loved ones... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 6, 2010 9:41 PM

How To Start Your Very Own Business Book Club

Read anything good lately? If you have, why not share it while networking at the same time? On April 15th, 2004, I started something called the Montreal Business Book Review. People were constantly asking me what I was reading, what... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 5, 2010 2:32 PM

Make Your Content Rule

Episode #231 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Content Rules is a book whose time has come. It was written by C.C. Chapman and Ann Handley.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 4, 2010 7:46 PM

A Sense Of Place

There's a big lesson here: you have to care about everything that surrounds you first before you can do magnificent things within it. Below, you will find a TED Talk. This is one of those TED Talks that can (and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 4, 2010 2:20 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #24

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


December 3, 2010 2:33 PM

Online Advertising Sucks

How often do you hear about a traditional mass media company shifting to a "digital first" strategy? Those companies may want to take a look at this... As mass media advertising continues to fragment and shift, the bigger concern is... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 2, 201010:18 PM

Consumer Advocate Or Selfish Pig?

Many people run to publish a customer service issue on Twitter, Facebook and/or a Blog, but who really benefits? I don't like to use this Blog space (or Twitter, Facebook, etc...) to gripe about brands (more about that here: Making... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 2, 2010 8:31 PM

The Digital Marketer's Master Library

What business books should you read if you are looking to up your game in the digital marketing channels or if you're just about to enter the fray? I'm often asked this question, but the answer is not so cut... Read more

By Mitch Joel