Blog Archives December 2012
December 31, 201212:51 PM

How To Become An Idea Machine

Where do ideas come from? If there were a magic formula or a way to both track and ensure that an idea makes it through your synapses into the real world, there would be gold in them there hills. What... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 30, 201212:33 PM

Defining The New Creative With Joseph Jaffe

Episode #338 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This is also episode #24.20 of Across The Sound. Joseph Jaffe is widely regarded as one of the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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December 29, 2012 8:16 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #132

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


December 28, 2012 8:26 AM

Does "Quality" Mean "Paper"?

When people talk about quality journalism, they tend to also mean that it must appear on a dead tree. That's the feeling I get when I watch this video from Business Insider when Henry Blodget interviewed Jill Abramson (the executive... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 27, 2012 8:14 AM

The New Exclusive

Where does breaking news happen? I have a Google Alert set-up for the term "Twitter." This way, whenever Twitter in mentioned in the news, blogs, etc... I get a notification (in this instance, I have the alert set-up to only... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 26, 2012 7:28 AM

The Best Business Apps For Your Smartphone

So, were you naughty or nice? At this most wonderful time of the year, I'm often inundated with phone calls, emails, text messages, Facebook pokes and Twitter tweets about the best business apps to get for a smartphone. This year... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 25, 2012 9:17 AM

The Right Fit

What makes great advertising work? Whether you're watching a panel discussion at the Cannes Lion or reading an article in AdWeek, the majority of the discourse revolves around three things: The big idea. The size of the media spend to... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 24, 2012 7:23 PM

Have A Magical Night

Wishing each and every one of you a very Happy Holiday Season! I believe in magic. I believe that a lot of the technology that I love is true magic. So, I could not resist... (Special thanks to iSimon and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 23, 2012 1:40 PM

The New Nonprofit

Episode #337 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. It's the stuff legends are made. Good legends... about good people. Beth Kanter has always had a passion... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 22, 201212:54 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #131

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


December 21, 2012 6:13 PM

One More Thing... Before You Take Off For The Holidays...

You're going to eat, drink and be merry for the next little while, aren't you? That's what this break is all about. Spend some time with family and friends and be thankful for everything that you have. It's the most... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 21, 2012 2:32 PM

Is Amazon The Future Of Media?

What happens when real consumer data meets marketing? In my next book, CTRL ALT Delete (coming out in May 2013), there is a chapter titled, Sex With Data, that looks at a the coming together of our traditional consumer information... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 20, 2012 4:09 PM

The Impermanent Internet

The Internet is like an elephant: it never forgets. Whether it's a deep cache, a like on Facebook, a retweet, a simple Google search, a screen capture or more, it seems like the Internet is a massive repository for everything... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 19, 2012 7:25 AM

Finger-Pointing, Self-Righteousness And Middle Fingers

A moment of silence, please... While we held that moment of silence, what was happening around you? Did people respect it? Did they go about their daily lives? What about Twitter and Facebook? Did those feeds come to sudden halt?... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 18, 2012 1:20 PM

Dances With Robots

In 1863 something profound happened to First Lieutenant John J. Dunbar. While recovering from an injury during the American Civil War, he takes solace in the solitude of his new post out on the western frontier. During this time of... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 16, 2012 8:36 AM

Stats, Lies And Data - The Truthiness Of Information

Episode #336 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I've got a bit of guilt about the recording of this podcast. I tend to record as many... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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December 15, 201211:39 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #130

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


December 14, 2012 8:10 PM

When The Future Comes Faster

Can you really say that technology does not touch the work that you do? We tend to see things in a linear fashion. It's human nature. The truth is that we are at an amazing inflection point where exponential growth... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 14, 201210:49 AM

The New Digital Minimalism

How much of what are you putting online? I was interested in a mobile app. I went to their website. There was not a lot of information. It featured two actions: Download the app. Watch a short video demo. Nothing... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 13, 2012 9:46 PM

The Best Business Books Of 2012

Read a good business book this year? Looking for the perfect holiday gift? I'm usually one to shy away from "best of" and list-like posts, but 'tis the season (as they say). Beyond that, it was a great year for... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 13, 2012 1:58 PM

The Victim To Victor Mindset

Your actions. Your motivations. A simple thing happened to me yesterday that made analyze how I make business decisions. I'm getting ahead of myself. Heading from Manhattan over to LaGuardia Airport in the early afternoon, something happened. I was booked... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 11, 2012 5:55 PM

The End Of The Smartphone

What will be the timeframe for smartphone and tablet devices to decimate desktop and laptop computers? By all accounts, it is already happening. When Tim Cook (CEO at Apple) took the stage in the company's first post-Steve Jobs product launch... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 9, 2012 1:06 PM

The Future Is The Connected Company

Episode #335 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Innovation is something desperately and constantly needed in marketing. Thankfully, there are innovative thinkers like Dave Gray around... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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December 8, 201210:59 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #129

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


December 7, 201210:24 AM

Great Marketing Is Utilitarian

The pleasures of shopping for food. In any supermarket chain, some things are easy to find. Apples. Milk. Bread. But if you're looking for flaxseeds? Coconut milk? Prunes? Who among us has not felt the stirrings of super-market rage as... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 6, 2012 7:13 PM

Do You Need A Degree In Digital Marketing And Social Media?

How important is a formal education for a career in marketing? I get asked this question a lot. Most people want to know where I studied all of this stuff and what type of certification I have. I am certifiable.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 6, 201211:26 AM

Business Should Motivate You

I was thinking about this (a lot) the other day... I had to review some edits for my new book, CTRL ALT DEL (out in May 2013), and I realized that I had written about a similar thought as I... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 4, 2012 4:49 PM

The Future Of Digital

We live an era of exponential business and marketing growth. That's right, we no longer see business moving in a linear fashion. The growth has become exponential (magnificent rises and terrible burn-outs). While many pundits will argue that not much... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 4, 2012 8:31 AM

Don't Make Me Lie

The only thing I hate more than people who lie is when I'm being forced to lie to others. Don't make me lie. This was my conversation with a recent border crossing guard at the airport: Guard: What is the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 2, 2012 8:35 PM

Prepare For Impact

Episode #334 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Welcome to episode #334 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. Please excuse the nepotism,... Read more

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December 1, 2012 4:13 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #128

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


December 1, 201210:46 AM

The Frightening Ramifications Of High-Frequency Pricing

Something fascinating happened during Black Friday. It wasn't the mad hoards of people trampling one another for the latest electronic whiz-bang, and it wasn't the dreaded story of a major retailer's site going down, making them unable to capitalize on... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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