Blog Archives April 2012
April 29, 2012 6:41 PM

Why Are Social Media Agencies Now Buying Advertising?

Episode #303 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I find it very embarrassing that after three hundred-plus episodes, we've never had Jeremiah Owyang on the podcast.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 28, 2012 6:22 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #97

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, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, the author of Complete Web Monitoring and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 28, 2012 9:13 AM

The Panic Over Pinterest

By the time you read this, Pinterest may be doomed. Did you detect the sarcasm in that statement? Two nights ago at Social Slam in Knoxville, Tennessee, I got asked if Pinterest is the hottest thing since... well, the last... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 26, 2012 2:21 PM

Dear Seth Godin

Dear Seth, It was great to see you this week at The Art of Marketing event in Chicago. You're not only kind with the audience, but you're kind with your time and it's always a pleasure to both see you... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 25, 201210:39 PM

Two Things That Should Rock Your World

Well, is the Web dead? Of course, the Web isn't dead, but it is changing in ways that many of us have (sadly) been ignoring. As more and more brands still struggle with the browser-based Web (and this includes everything... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 24, 2012 7:47 AM

The Next Billion-Dollar Startup

The truth about Instagram. There wasn't a building high enough for me to jump off of when I first heard about Facebook acquiring Instagram for a billion dollars two weeks ago. I know that sounds extreme, but I'm honest enough... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 23, 2012 6:30 PM

Intent Is Everything

What are you trying to accomplish? There is a story told in the amazing business book, Freakonomics, about a study that was being done to figure out what makes a good parent. The genesis of this came out of the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 22, 2012 7:07 AM

The World Of Thumbonomics

Episode #302 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This is also episode #21 of Across The Sound 2.0. If we learned anything about the acquisition of... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 21, 201211:42 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #96

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, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, the author of Complete Web Monitoring and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 20, 2012 7:20 PM

The City Of The Future

Are you fascinated by humanity? Great ideas happen when we come together as a group of people. This is why the role of our cities in our society plays such a critical and fascinating role. It's true, that everything good... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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April 20, 2012 2:26 PM

Twitter Is Not Easier Than Blogging

Somebody had to say it. There was another "Blogging is dead" news item that crept out of USA Today today titled, More companies quit blogging, go with Facebook instead. Here's what the article is saying: "A survey released earlier this... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 18, 2012 4:14 PM

Finding The Perfect Pitch

Pitching new business is never easy. I was deeply moved by the book, The Art Of The Pitch, by Peter Coughter (you can hear my conversation with Coughter over here: SPOS #296 - The Art Of The Pitch With Peter... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 18, 2012 8:07 AM

Learning About Creativity

There must be something in the air. While I am no Julien Smith when it comes to reading books, I am doing my best to maintain a high pace of book reading. I recently started digging into Imagine - How... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 17, 2012 2:17 PM

Sharing Is Caring (And Selling)

What makes media a social media? There's a long-standing answer to this question. For some, it seems both obvious and clear as day. If you ask someone what social media is, they will inevitably say that it's all about the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 15, 2012 9:31 AM

In A World Of Too Much To Know

Episode #301 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This is also episode #21 of Across The Sound 2.0. David Weinberger is a true think (writer and... Read more

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April 14, 2012 7:39 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #95

93Is 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, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, the author of Complete Web Monitoring and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 13, 2012 9:35 PM

Mad Men 2012

There's a new reality show in town... and it's just for you. AMC has a new original series called, The Pitch, that looks at what it takes to be a leading advertising agency in 2012. It's a weekly series where... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 12, 2012 8:09 PM

The Drug Of Content

At what point will the proverbial levee break? Marketers are busy telling their clients to start producing content or suffer the wrath of becoming irrelevant. My hand is raised and my head is bowed down in shame. Content needs to... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 12, 2012 9:20 AM

The Billion Dollar Questions

We're all experts. We're all experts... until Facebook buys Instagram for one billion dollars. At that point, we all have opinions. Nothing more. Nothing less. I'm still shell-shocked about this deal. There, I admit it. A lot of my peers... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 10, 201211:30 AM

The Church And State Of Advertising

Are marketers poisoning the well?  When I first started publishing music magazines back in the nineties, I kept running into the question of ethics. We were a two-person operation back then and my job was not only handling all of... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 9, 2012 3:37 PM

The New Media Diet

How much media can you switch through in an hour? For years, new media speakers would tell the story of their sixteen year old niece, who plops herself down in front the television after school, grabs her iPad with her... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 8, 2012 7:11 AM

Is Nike A Technology Company?

Episode #300 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This is also episode #21 of Across The Sound 2.0. Joseph Jaffe is widely regarded as one of... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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April 7, 2012 9:36 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #94

93Is 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, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, the author of Complete Web Monitoring and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 6, 2012 8:27 AM

The Other Side Of Our Digital Selves

You need to wrestle (deeply) with what you are about to see. Since I attended this past year's TED conference, I can't get the dinner conversation I had with Sherry Turkle out of my mind. With each passing day, as... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 5, 2012 8:02 AM

Watching Me Blog

Blogs are one of the most valuable marketing tools ever created. I believe that. I don't just say it. I mean it by walking the talk. I started blogging in September 2003, and since then I have written almost three... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 4, 2012 8:37 AM

The Art Of Marketing Is Coming To Chicago

The Art of Marketing is coming to Chicago on April 24th, 2012. I'm very excited to announce that The Art of Marketing full-day leadership summit is happening in Chicago on April 24th, 2012 at The Chicago Theater. As you can... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 3, 201211:52 AM

The E-commerce Tipping Point

The business of selling is about to get a whole lot more interesting. When you think about e-commerce, how does it make you feel? Do you feel that it's still a fairly nascent part of the retail experience or do... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 2, 2012 3:51 PM

No Pictures Allowed

I nearly got kicked out of a furniture store yesterday. Apparently, I broke a very strict rule of "no photography" while looking to make my purchases. Do you understand why this rule is in place? I'm going to guess that... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 1, 2012 2:48 PM

The Realities Of Being Brandwashed

Episode #299 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Welcome to episode #299 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. I was honored to... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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