Blog Archives February 2014
February 28, 2014 5:11 PM

Who Do You Really Trust?

Trust. It's what it all comes down to. You intuitively know this to be true, don't you? Trust is everything. Whenever I think about trust, I think about something that my dear friend, Jeffrey Gitomer, would often say in his... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 27, 201411:00 PM

The Best To-Do List

How do you handle your To-Do list? I've been stressing over my to-do list. How about you? It's funny, I'm not stressed over the growth of it and the activities that I need to get done. I'm actually stressing over... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 26, 201410:22 PM

Another Public Speaking Horror Story

This isn't one that happened to a specific individual. This is a horror story that happened to all of us... and continues to happen to people each and every day. This is not what happened to Michael Bay. It's much... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 26, 2014 8:38 AM

Crazy, Sexy, Cool: Attributes Of The Most Clickable Ads

How entertaining is your brand? On the surface, this may seen like a simple question to answer. If you produce movies, energy drinks or running shoes, you probably have something that is highly entertaining. Most of us don't work for... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 24, 201411:09 PM

What's Up With WhatsApp?

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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February 23, 2014 7:37 AM

Building A Decoded Company

Episode #398 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. How much data is big data? How well can a company leverage that data and technology that they... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 22, 2014 9:57 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #192

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


February 21, 2014 5:58 PM

Generation Like - The Most Important Thing You Will Watch All Week

Set aside one hour this weekend. Trust me. Douglas Rushkoff is back with a new documentary that recently aired on Frontline titled, Generation Like. You will be doing yourself a huge disservice if you don't take the time this coming... Read more

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February 20, 2014 9:56 PM

How To Reboot Your Marketing - A Quick Video Primer

Are you ready to reboot your business? My second business book, CTRL ALT Delete, came out late last year. As part of the promotion for the book, I spent several days in Boston attending HubSpot's incredible Inbound 2013 event. There... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 20, 2014 6:43 AM

The End Of Customer Service

Now that everyone complains... nobody cares when there is a complaint. There was a time (not that long ago), when someone's complaint online would be rocketed to the executive office, changes were made and brands were being held accountable for... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 19, 2014 7:35 PM

16 Billion Things To Think About

It keeps happening. Something pops up on Twitter, or in your Facebook newsfeed or via email that has you shaking your head in disbelief. There is probably no topic (this week) that caused this kind of visceral reaction more than... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 17, 2014 8:43 AM

Happy Social Media Week

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

By Mitch Joel


February 16, 2014 7:20 AM

The Psychology Of Online Persuasion

Episode #397 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. What does it take to get a consumer to do something online? We can't argue that we live... Read more

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February 15, 2014 8:41 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #191

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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February 14, 2014 9:09 AM

There Is No Need To Call Anyone A Sell Out

Are you a sell out? For my dollar, that's one of the most annoying questions in the world. There seems to be this line of thinking that passion, money and doing the work that you love should never result in... Read more

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February 13, 2014 8:51 AM

The Failed State Of Branding

How well do you think brands are doing? Brands are going to have to face the music. It's a ruse that has (probably) been going on longer than anyone cares to admit, but it's something that has showed itself -... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 12, 201411:16 PM

The Marketing Moral Compass

Are marketer's the most loathed human beings on earth? It is a question worthy of an answer. As a marketing professional, I often wonder where the vocation sits on the list of the most respected and appreciated industries out there.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 10, 201410:25 AM

Brands Are Never Prepared For Success

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

By Mitch Joel


February 9, 2014 1:00 PM

Humanizing Brands With Stories And Comedy

Episode #396 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Welcome to episode #396 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. He's been on Conan... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 8, 2014 1:10 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #190

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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February 7, 2014 6:45 PM

Netflix And The Future Of Television

Netflix has done what Blockbuster could not do. But it's about much more than a streaming technology. TV has become a fascinating new platform. Yup, it's not the same old TV most new media pundits tend to trash in presentations.... Read more

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February 6, 201411:43 PM

What Is The Point Of A Website In 2014?

It's not all about what the mobile experience will be about. The one screen world. It's a concept often written about in these posts and it's an ideology that was created to force brands to start thinking about true customer-centricity... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 5, 201411:28 PM

It's All Just Dumb Luck

Selling a lot of books is very hard. Making a video go viral is very hard. Creating a billion dollar company is very hard. It's a story that I will never forget. Back in 2008, I was prepping the release... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 4, 201412:24 PM

Some Cheez-its, A Mountain Dew, A Snickers Bar... And A Kindle

It sounds like the set-up to a bad joke, but this is no laughing matter. As Amazon continues to grow, expand and diversify itself as one of the largest retailers and technology service providers in the world, attention is always... Read more

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February 3, 201410:17 AM

What Does A Ten Year Old Facebook Look Like?

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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February 2, 201411:23 AM

What Will Be Your Body Of Work?

Episode #395 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. What do you do for a living? How many times have you been asked that question? If you... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 1, 2014 4:41 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #189

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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