Blog Archives January 2014
January 31, 2014 8:11 PM

Hacking Art Education And The Creative Experience

Is an education worth it? Is an education in art school worth it? There are many marketers that have (or are even thinking about) art education. It will not be news to anyone, that most students leave college in tremendous... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 31, 2014 8:06 AM

Facebook Is Looking Smarter Than Ever

Facebook is looking smarter than ever. It happens in a flash. It seems like only yesterday, when everybody was complaining about Facebook's lack of a mobile presence. Their initial strikes at a mobile app were simply lesser versions of their... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 30, 201410:22 PM

The Blog Turns 20 This Year

Can you believe it? I had to re-read the headline a couple of times as well. Yesterday, The Guardian posted an article titled, The blog turns 20: a conversation with three internet pioneers. It made me do a double-take. This... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 26, 2014 8:15 PM

Brooks Forester From The Bachelorette Talks Reality TV, Marketing And More

Episode #394 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I spent some time last year at HubSpot's inbound marketing summit in Boston. It was, without a doubt,... Read more

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January 25, 201412:18 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #188

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


January 24, 2014 8:00 PM

Inside Business Insider

Are you a fan of Business Insider? It's a website that generates million of unique users each and every month. They have an amazing knack for delivering the news with killer headlines that get attention (hot hot click bait!). The... Read more

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January 24, 201410:35 AM

Great Content Is The Least Of Your Worries

If a brand is looking to do something more than traditional advertising, what would be your recommendation? The natural answer is: create content. And, to leverage that content through digital (re: social media) channels, so that consumers will see it,... Read more

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January 23, 201411:40 AM

The Next Great Marketing Disruption

Last week was a weird week. I was in New York speaking at the National Retail Federation's Big Show in New York City. My closing keynote was to take place after former President of the United States, George W. Bush,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 21, 201412:54 PM

What's Bigger Than Big Data?

How's your big data business strategy coming along? I jokingly tell colleagues in the marketing world, that you can't throw a professional marketer down a flight of stairs these days without the words "big data" tumbling out of their pockets.... Read more

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January 20, 2014 2:11 PM

Everything That You Plug Into The Wall Will Be Connected To The Internet

Every morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening... Read more

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January 19, 201410:15 AM

A State Of Content Shock

Episode #393 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Here is the definition of Content Shock from Mark W. Schaefer: "Content Shock is the emerging marketing epoch... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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January 18, 2014 9:00 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #187

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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January 17, 2014 8:01 PM

What A Three Billion Dollar Company Looks Like

Who is Tony Fadell? He has had many successes. Prior to January 14th, 2003 most people knew Fadell as the person that Apple called in 2001 to help design a MP3 player that would work with their iTunes platform, because... Read more

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January 16, 2014 9:10 AM

Change Your Marketing. Change Your Brain.

Don't stop advertising. Don't stop marketing. Let's agree to stop the madness. Do a quick search online for the "death of marketing and advertising," and you will be shocked at the level of discourse out there. It has become so... Read more

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January 15, 201411:39 PM

Reboot: Marketing With Inc. Magazine

WARNING: Self-promotional blog post ahead... I am excited to announce that starting tomorrow, I will be a regular contributor to Inc. Magazine with the launch of my twice-monthly column, Reboot: Marketing. The column will focus on how technology and marketing... Read more

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January 14, 201411:51 PM

Let's Face The Cold Hard Truth About Talent

I started taking electric bass lessons. I used to play electric bass quite a bit (even studied it in a post-secondary environment). I worked very hard at it. I had private lessons, would attend jam sessions, played in a couple... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 13, 201411:18 PM

Is It Safer To Use Your Credit Card Online Than At A Store?

Every morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening... Read more

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January 12, 201411:49 AM

A New Era Of Marketing Has Arrived In The Age Of Context

Episode #392 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. When it comes to technology evangelism, it's hard not to think about people like Shel Israel and Robert... Read more

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January 11, 2014 9:47 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #186

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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January 10, 2014 6:09 PM

Real Leaders Eat Last

Simon Sinek is one smart individual. To this day, you will hear many business leaders referring to his first book, Start With Why (which is, without a doubt one of the best business books that has come out in the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 9, 201410:11 PM

The Internet Will Break Your Creative Block

Writer's block? Creative block? Can't come up with something to create? Steven Pressfield hates the words "writer's block." He believes that we're all just fighting the "resistance" to create something (writing, that new startup, a project, whatever). His books, The... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 8, 201411:56 PM

Did Google Just Kill Email?

Don't know someone's email address? No need to fret, Google is here. Confused? Don't be. Let's go back in time to a blog post titled, Is Google+ About To Make Facebook Frown?, from January 2012: "Google has the power (and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 7, 201410:28 PM

If You're Going To Speak In Public, Please Don't Do This...

Everyone is talking about the Michael Bay meltdown that happened at CES. I hate the whole "kicking someone when they are down mentality," but this is worth watching if you ever have to present or speak in public... Ugh... it's... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 6, 2014 7:28 PM

Consumer Electronics Show Is This Week: Wearable Technology Is Ready For Its Closeup

Every morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening... Read more

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January 5, 201412:02 PM

When You Do Bad Marketing, Kittens Die!

Episode #391 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Before you go calling your local chapter for animal protection, please know this: I love all people and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 4, 201412:07 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #185

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


January 3, 201410:06 PM

What's Your Mother Worth?

Before getting all harsh on me for this blog post title... This is a fascinating Talks At Google from Joshua Klein. Klein is a hacker. Now, if the term "hacker" scares you, consider him a technologist who is fascinated with... Read more

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January 2, 201411:26 PM

The George Costanza Approach To Getting Things Done

Do the opposite. Do you remember that Seinfeld episode when George Costanza decided to do everything the opposite of what he had done to date? Watch this: Do the opposite. I'm not telling you to do the opposite of everything... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 1, 201411:36 PM

(Almost) No One Is Seeing Your Content

Certainly, this is not the most optimistic headline you are going to read on January 1st, 2014. We used to tell ourselves a very powerful narrative about how the cream always rises to the top, and the struggle that most... Read more

By Mitch Joel