Blog Archives August 2013
August 31, 2013 3:59 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #167

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


August 31, 2013 8:22 AM

Public Displays Of Affection (CTRL ALT Delete style)

If you're interested in meeting, connecting and sharing... I will be doing a few public appearances in the next few months to support the launch of my second business book, CTRL ALT Delete. If you are interested, I would love... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 30, 2013 9:25 PM

How Did You Do That? It's Magic!

You can blame The Ninja on this one. I call Christopher S. Penn, "The Ninja," for a myriad of reasons. He also happens to be one of the most practical and well-thought-out working professional marketers that I know (and I... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 29, 201310:36 PM

3 New Ways To Think About Amazon, YouTube And LinkedIn

Are you experiencing any digital marketing fatigue? Thinking about what's coming next? Curious about what is around the corner? Just this week, three interesting news items emerged that demonstrate some big shifts in three of the major online social channels.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

Utilities:


August 28, 2013 3:40 PM

7 Reasons Why Marketers Should Be Twerking Miley Cyrus

Talk about a whole bunch of keywords in a headline that I never thought that I would ever write. But, here we are! When cultural moments like Miley Cyrus at the Video Music Awards happen, we can't help but stop... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 27, 201311:12 PM

10,000 Hours And 20% Of Your Work Time

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chunk would? Time is always the number one concern in our lives, isn't it? Feel free to blame consciousness. The clock is always ticking... and it's ticking down. Some... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 25, 2013 8:22 PM

Get Ready For The Collaborative Economy

Episode #372 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Jeremiah Owyang is paying less attention to social business and much more to what has been called, The... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 24, 2013 1:37 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #166

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


August 24, 2013 7:42 AM

Nate Silver, David Carr And Charlie Rose

Have you seen this episode of Charlie Rose? It originally aired on July 25th, 2013. It's a great piece of video content to watch. These a traditional media personalities starting to better see just how much disruption the world has... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 23, 2013 9:09 PM

There Is A Bigger Picture (And It's Worth Thinking About)

I had not seen Steve Garfield in a long time. That's not entirely true. We schmoozed a little bit when I spoke at the Radian6 user summit a few years back in Boston. I first met Steve in 2006 at... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 23, 2013 9:43 AM

Your Brand Is Tweeting Too Much

How much is too much Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest for a brand? It's getting ugly out there. Brands and fellow agencies will often ask me the same question: how often should we be on _____________ (insert your favorite social media... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 21, 2013 6:31 AM

Are Creative Types Just A Bunch Of Slackers?

When you think of creative types, what do you think of? If they are creatives and they work in the marketing industry, most people think of individuals wearing shorts, t-shirts and bouncing rubbery objects off of their walls until its... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 20, 201312:25 PM

Is Smart Marketing An Oxymoron?

We need to forget about the idea of mobile marketing and start focusing on smart marketing. In my second business book, CTRL ALT Delete, I lay out the case for the one screen world. It's not about three screens (TV,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 18, 2013 8:44 PM

Customer Loyalty? No! Monster Loyalty? Yes!

Episode #371 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. It feels like I have known Jackie Huba forever. She's a master at understanding, talking about, writing about... Read more

By Mitch Joel

Utilities:


August 17, 2013 8:25 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #165

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

Utilities:


August 16, 2013 7:50 PM

Into The Night With Garry Kasparov And Peter Thiel

One word: WOW! You have to spend an hour with this. It's an amazing (and really deep) conversation with Gary Kasparov (world chess champion) and Peter Thiel (billionaire entrepreneur thanks to PayPal, some hedge fund management and an early investment... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 16, 2013 1:39 PM

My First Job

I was in grade 10. It could have been grade 9. My entire grade was taking a summer trip overseas. I wanted to become a million by the time I was 18, so the clock was ticking. Tick. Tock. Instead... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 14, 2013 1:25 PM

There Is No Brand Truth

What is the truth about a brand? Every brand thinks that they are either able to control their brand message or (at the very least) manage it through social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and beyond. Sugared beverages will spend... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 13, 2013 1:44 PM

The Shape-Shifting Reality Of Shopping

Welcome to the one screen world of shopping. One of the five major movements that have changed brands forever (that corporations are doing little-to-nothing about) that are defined in my second business book, CTRL ALT Delete, is the notion of... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 11, 2013 8:20 AM

When Fish Climb Trees And Other Stories With Avinash Kaushik

Episode #370 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I spent a few days in Silicon Valley this week. I was invited there to give the keynote... Read more

By Mitch Joel

Utilities:


August 10, 2013 8:57 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #164

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

Utilities:


August 9, 2013 8:13 PM

Sir Richard Branson And Elon Musk Share Their Wisdom

Are you looking for something to watch this weekend? Yesterday, Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk took part in a Google Hangout for Google For Entrepreneurs. For close to an hour, these two legendary entrepreneurs talk about everything from ideation... Read more

By Mitch Joel

Utilities:


August 8, 2013 1:57 PM

Say Cheese! Instagram Allows Entrepreneurs To Start A Business In A Snap (Literally)

There are a few converging global forces at play that are creating a new marketing and business opportunity, unlike anything we have seen to date. Call it, "The Instagram Economy," or whatever, but Kickstarter's ability to help entrepreneurs fund their... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 7, 2013 2:11 PM

Random Acts Of Business Kindness

What have we become? Whether we're looking at last month's cover of Fast Company magazine (where Baratunde Thurston is pleading with us to #unplug) or checking out what Arianna Huffington is doing with GPS For The Soul and beyond, we... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 6, 2013 6:09 PM

The Internet Needs A Morning After Pill

Buyer's remorse. Opps, I did it again. Everything has a publish button. Every publish button is quick and easy to use. Every publish button puts it out there - in text, images, audio and video - for the world to... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 4, 201312:46 PM

Confessions Of A Media Manipulator

Episode #369 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. There are certain people and brands who know how to manipulate the media. Not in a nefarious or... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 3, 2013 8:35 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #163

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


August 2, 2013 7:03 PM

Design Your Thinking Differently

How often do you think about design? It could be the use of a font, the architecture of a building or why someone hasn't designed something to improve the zipper or the spoon (perhaps there is nothing to improve upon?).... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 2, 2013 8:28 AM

Facebook Is About To Explode (In A Good Way)

Facebook is just getting started. That may come as a shock to some. It may not seem all that illuminating to others. It's getting easier to hop on the hype wagon these days. Just yesterday, the stock price passed its... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 1, 201311:02 AM

The First Rule Of Social Media Is: You Talk About Social Media

Forget about the conversation. If the first rule of Fight Club is that you do not talk about Fight Club, then the first rule of social media is that you must talk about social media. Don't shoot for a conversation,... Read more

By Mitch Joel