Blog Archives May 2013
May 31, 201312:33 PM

All Things Digital

If you're looking to geek out on digital media, the Web and future of business then go grab some popcorn, a drink and hit the bathroom. I'll wait for you... OK, you're back? This week was the famed All Things... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 31, 201312:04 PM

CTRL ALT Delete Live

Interested in coming to hear more about CTRL ALT Delete? Don't panic, I will shortly be returning to our regularly scheduled barrage of blog content, but many people have asked about my upcoming speaking events. The vast majority of them... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 30, 2013 1:42 PM

The Accidental Marketer

Sometimes, the biggest lessons in marketing come from the strangest places. Selling a book is a lot of hard work. That's the lesson I'm re-learning right now as CTRL ALT Delete enters into its second week of sales (re-learning, because... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 28, 2013 4:45 AM

The Billion Dollar Branding Play

What is Yahoo going to do with Tumblr? What is Tumblr going to become with Yahoo? Those seem to be the billion dollar questions, these days. After it was announced that Yahoo would be acquiring Tumblr for a little over... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 27, 2013 2:57 AM

25+ Mind Blowing Stats About Business Today

The idea of rebooting seems to be scaring a lot of people. While my new book, CTRL ALT Delete, came out only one week ago, I have been privileged to be getting a lot of media attention. In every interview,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 26, 2013 8:43 AM

Believable Marketing

Episode #359 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I have known Tom Asacker for close to a decade. How smart is he? Whenever someone attempts to... Read more

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May 25, 201312:59 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #153

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, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 24, 2013 9:27 PM

Embrace The Squiggle

I do not know who Jake Bronstein is. I'm simply a huge fan of Jonathan Fields and the Good Life Project. So, whenever Jonathan releases a new episode (which you can now subscribe to as a podcast), I watch it.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 24, 2013 7:39 AM

A Birthday Wish

Yes, today is my Birthday. I'm not big on birthdays. That's not true. I'm just not big on my own birthday. I'm not sure why. Maybe because I never got the pony that I wanted when I was a little... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 23, 2013 9:35 AM

Staggering Stats And The New Reality

Have you seen the CTRL ALT Delete experience yet? My latest book, CTRL ALT Delete, came out two days ago. In an attempt to create attention and interest, the team at Twist Image put together a very compelling story about... Read more

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May 22, 2013 8:54 AM

Welcome To The One Screen World

Channel surfing got weird. There was this episode of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice this season that revolved around each team's ability to create a television ad for the consumer electronics company, LG. It wasn't really about a particular model of television... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 21, 2013 7:51 AM

CTRL ALT Delete. Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends On It. Today Is The Day

What are you going to reboot today? Today is the day. My second business book, CTRL ALT Delete, is now available. This book is broken up into two sections. Section one is titled Reboot: Business and in it, I define... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 19, 2013 8:30 AM

Understanding Humans And Making Marketing Better

Episode #358 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. There are certain people that business leaders and marketers should be paying a lot more attention to. Adam... Read more

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May 18, 201310:17 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #152

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, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete... Read more

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May 17, 2013 9:23 PM

The Most Important Thing You Will Watch All Week

Have you thought about education lately? When you say the word "education," most people run in the opposite direction. I dropped out of university (and, if I am to be candid, I was dragged - kicking and screaming - through... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 17, 2013 8:21 AM

The Truth About Advertising In 2013

Here's a quote worthy of your attention: "The real fact of the matter is that nobody reads ads. People read what interests them. Sometimes it's an ad." - Howard Gossage. Let's face it: we often make out marketing and advertising... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 16, 2013 7:57 PM

The Niche Of Things And Other Stuff

When was the last time you went to a conference and took twelve pages of detailed notes? Here's a truism: I am spoiled. As part of my role at Twist Image, I go out and speak to about sixty groups... Read more

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May 16, 2013 2:15 PM

Supporting Those You Like - CTRL ALT Delete Comes Out Next Week

My new book, CTRL ALT Delete, comes out next week. It took well-over six months of concentrated effort to write my second book, CTRL ALT Delete, which comes out on May 21st, 2013. The thing is this: you would have... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 14, 201310:07 AM

Designing A Better Website

It seems like online publishers are starting to think about the digital-first experience. In the past short while, we have started to see what could only be described as "true online publishing" taking on a new (and pretty) look and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 12, 2013 8:11 PM

Reinventing You With Dorie Clark

Episode #357 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. How important is a personal brand? Is that phrase even able to stay alive in this day and... Read more

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May 11, 201310:05 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #151

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, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete... Read more

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May 10, 2013 8:55 PM

If Someone Is Watching, You Will Pedal Faster

We are creatures of evolution. No matter how hard we try to deny it. Marketing is about understanding the human condition. And, while we have changed so dramatically as people, there are certain evolutionary things that stick with us. When... Read more

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May 9, 201311:06 PM

You Don't Have A Branding Problem...

You have a marketing problem. How many meetings have you sat in where people want to refresh the logo, redo the website, create a mobile app, build a Facebook page, get new brochures and more because they think that they're... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 9, 201311:32 AM

Two Terms Marketers Need for Today's Media Landscape

We thought that the Internet would bring with it a whole wave of new media disruption. We were unprepared for just how massive the disruption has been. You needn't look any farther than this one staggering statistic to understand the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 7, 2013 9:11 PM

CTRL ALT Delete - The Ultimate Business Reboot Audiobook Sweepstakes

Want to change the way you think about business forever? On May 21st, 2013 my second business book, CTRL ALT Delete, will be published. The question this book asks is simple: do you want to employable in the next five... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 6, 201311:55 PM

Pay Closer Attention To YouTube

It's not just about the views anymore. There are two strikingly new(ish) things happening on YouTube that could very well position it to be one of the most interesting developments in how television (and eve movie-like) content gets consumed and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 5, 2013 2:24 PM

Blogs And Business Success With Mark W. Schaefer

Episode #356 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. If you could choose one media channel to create and own, in the year 2013, would it be... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 4, 2013 3:20 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #150

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, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 3, 2013 7:35 PM

The New Digital Age

There's a new book in town that is worthy of your attention. No, this isn't a self-promotional post about CTRL ALT Delete (as I head into promotion for it next week, you can be sure that there will be plenty... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 3, 2013 8:48 AM

Attention All Robot Shoppers

Do you love shopping? Do you hate shopping? I'm one of those strange beings that truly loves the act of shopping, but doesn't really buy all that much. I have no idea how to reconcile this, but nothing makes me... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 2, 2013 8:38 PM

The Power And Disappointment Of Digital Marketing

Everything is digital. I've been banging that drum for well over a decade now. At first, it was heresy, then it was wishful thinking and now it is suddenly becoming a reality. You know it's a reality when traditional advertising... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 1, 2013 8:10 AM

The Secret To Getting Picked

Being picked by someone or choosing yourself and leading... which do you choose? It seems like an obvious answer. Any self-respecting individual would say that they would prefer to choose themselves and be solely responsible for their own success and... Read more

By Mitch Joel