Blog Archives July 2013
July 31, 201310:58 PM

What TV Is And What Will Never Be

We like to watch. Don't forget that. You can plug in all of the Apple TV units that you want, and bump up the number of Netflix subscriptions too. You can tell us how exciting Google's new Chromecast is (and,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 31, 201311:26 AM

What Publicis Omnicom Is Screaming At Our Industry

Digital is everything. That is the conversation that every marketing, advertising and communications agency needs to be having... today. The newsfeeds are filled with opinions, perspective and half-truths about the mega-merger of Omnicom and Publicis. Whether you're looking to their... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 28, 201312:40 PM

Famed Comedian, Marc Maron, Talks Podcasting And Building An Audience

Episode #368 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This is a big week for Montreal. We have the Just For Laughs comedy festival in town (full... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 27, 2013 2:54 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #162

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


July 27, 2013 7:28 AM

Uber Is A Magical Company. Is It Worth Over Two Billion Dollars?

Is Uber worth north of two billion dollars? That is what the rumor mill is spinning about the amazing car service that Tim Ferriss described as: the ability for anyone to feel like a foreign diplomat. You turn on the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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July 26, 201310:45 PM

On The Agenda Tonight: Rebooting Business

Is your business ready for a reboot? Tonight, was the broadcast of The Agenda with Steve Paikin on the topic of my second business book, CTRL ALT Delete. The 30-minute conversation can be seen right here: The Agenda with Steve... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 24, 2013 8:20 AM

The New Resume

What are you able to disclose on an eight-and-a-half sheet of white paper? I can't imagine what it is like to apply for a job. I've chosen a very different professional life for myself. A lot of it was based... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 23, 201311:56 AM

Please Track Us

Every brand you like online (Amazon, Facebook, Google and more) are monitoring your every move. Are you creeped out? They're monitoring you for many reasons. Some are doing it to better understand if what they're creating works, in terms of... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 22, 2013 4:32 PM

You Should Work For Free. You Should Not Work For Free.

It is the constant debate of the marketing industry: should you do spec work? There is a phase in the acquisition of a new client that usually requires a marketing agency to spend a lot of time pitching. This pitch... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 21, 2013 1:52 PM

From Advertising To Youtility

Episode #367 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Welcome to episode #367 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. Really thrilled to have... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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July 20, 2013 8:26 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #161

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


July 19, 2013 8:34 PM

YouTube... Then What?

Sit back, relax and watch this... As few months back, Kevin Rose (ex-Digg now at Google Ventures) recorded an episode of Foundation with YouTube co-founder, Chad Hurley. It's a pretty amazing story and will give you some amazing insights into... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 19, 2013 1:18 PM

Don't Read This. Go Read This.

If you're going to spend any time reading anything today... I'm going to encourage you head over and read this post by James Altucher titled, Living The Counterfeit Life. Then... if you are smart: You will sign up for his... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 18, 2013 4:08 PM

Great Advertising (From An Unexpected Brand)

Have you seen this ad? When was the last time you paid attention to a commercial about toilet paper? Or even cared to? Kimberly-Clark's Cottonelle brand (not a client) has come out with dispenser packaging for its Fresh Care Flushable... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 18, 201311:15 AM

Are Brands Confusing Advertising With Marketing?

It turns out that the major advertising networks think that Yahoo made a mistake in the acquisition of Tumblr. That's the news you get when you read the Business Insider article, Marissa Mayer's Biggest Problem With Tumblr, Summed Up In... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 16, 201310:21 PM

The End Of Writer's Block

I don't believe in writer's block. Do you? Have you ever had a moment in time when someone says something that stops you dead in your tracks? It happened to me. It happened to me live on stage. The other... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 14, 2013 9:06 AM

Why You Have No Choice But To Choose Yourself

Episode #366 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. If you lost ten million dollars, would you make the same mistake twice? Better question: would you take... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 13, 201312:37 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #160

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


July 12, 2013 9:17 PM

Insane Ambition

How often do you feel lazy about your professional development? There are some moments when you're probably highly motivated and others when you struggle. It's like that one time that you decide to ditch the gym and simply can't find... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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July 12, 201312:17 PM

How To Become A Thought Leader

You are one if someone reputable says you are one. That is the short and simple answer to what is a very complex thing to define. If Anderson Cooper describes you as a "marketing thought leader" prior to interviewing you... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 11, 201310:31 PM

Are We At The Beginning Or The End Of Publishing?

What would you make out of a question like that? Regardless, that was the exact question that Alistair Croll (co-author of Lean Analytics, BitCurrent, Year One Labs and one of my weekly link buddies) asked of Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 10, 201311:39 AM

Don't Be An Anonymous Cog - CTRL ALT Delete With Seth Godin

It was a magical night in New York City. In thinking about the release of my latest business book, CTRL ALT Delete, I had no intention of doing the standard book launch party. I didn't want to stand in a... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 9, 201310:14 PM

What's The Point In Commenting On Blogs?

What is the true value of a comment on a blog? If you go back in time (a little over a decade ago), the mainstreaming of blogging as a publishing platform brought with it a couple of unique features. Initially,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 7, 2013 2:03 PM

Online Video Is About To Change Marketing Forever

Episode #365 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This is also episode #26.20 of Across The Sound. Joseph Jaffe is widely regarded as one of the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 6, 2013 1:10 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #159

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


July 5, 2013 8:05 PM

Jerry Seinfeld Makes The Internet Even Better

When you take away the gatekeepers, that's when the magic happens. Jerry Seinfeld is doing a new show. It's on his own terms. It's on the Web. It's amazing. It's called, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. Its' self-explanatory. He picks... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 5, 2013 4:02 PM

PowerPoint Doesn't Suck. You Do.

How many times have you heard the phrase, "PowerPoint sucks!" or "slides kill presentations?" Here's something to think about as you head into the weekend: PowerPoint doesn't suck. You suck. Sorry. I don't mean "you" (the person reading this blog... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 4, 201311:00 AM

A Real State Of Independence

It's easy to get caught up in the news. Whether you are celebrating the Fourth of July (and, if you are, Happy Fourth!) or following the news as it is unfolding in Egypt today, it can be somewhat easy to... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 3, 2013 2:02 PM

The Problem With Big Data (It's Not Me, It's You)

Big data. There, I said it. For the past little while, I have watched - in astonishment - the amount of times a senior marketing professional (both from the agency and brand side) have spouted off about the opportunity of... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 2, 2013 5:00 PM

An Advertising Tide Probably Won't Raise All Of The Boats

There has been a lot of talk online about the end of advertising lately. Whether it's a new book on social media, some pundit pushing for social business or someone who is very excited that Instagram now affords their consumers... Read more

By Mitch Joel