Blog Archives May 2014
May 31, 2014 9:29 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #206

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

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May 30, 2014 8:17 PM

An Insider's View Of Silicon Valley

What's it like to be friends with Mark Zuckerberg? What's it like to invest in Oculus Rift four months before Facebook acquired it? Ben Horowitz has seen it all and he's at the epicenter of some of Silicon Valley's biggest... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 29, 201410:44 AM

Can Products And Services Be More Social Than Humans?

Can technology make marketers suck less? One could argue that social media - for all of its wonders - has created a new breed of marketer. A hybrid. Ones that aren't solely focused on the creative in the ads, but... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 28, 201411:18 PM

How To Be A Recognized Authority

Do you define yourself as an authority in your industry? Does it really even bear repeating that if you're the only one who is recognizing yourself as an authority that you may, in fact, not actually be one? We see... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 27, 201411:48 PM

The Most Impressive Trends In Digital Media

If there is one deck of slide that marketers should be paying attention to, it is this one. Marketing nerds (like me), wait for Mary Meeker to deliver her annual Internet trends report. The Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers venture capitalist... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 26, 2014 9:29 PM

CTRL ALT Delete - Weekly Technology And Digital Media Review - CHOM FM #31

Every Monday 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... Read more

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May 25, 2014 7:14 AM

Enter The World Of Slidedocs With Nancy Duarte

Episode #411 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. When people ask me what is the main skill required for success in life, I think of one... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 24, 2014 4:06 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #205

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 23, 2014 8:53 PM

Can You Face Your Own Tweets?

It's an old bit. For the seventh time, Jimmy Kimmel, enlists a whole bunch of celebrities to read the terrible things that people have tweeted about them on Twitter. Hilarity ensues (and, it's not safe for work). You will laugh.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 22, 201411:41 PM

What Mad Men Skills Do You Need To Rock Your Marketing?

We talk a lot about Mad Men. We talk a lot about Math Men. (I prefer Mad People and Math People). There is no question that marketers are increasingly required to better understand data, analytics, technology and yes, even math.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 21, 201411:45 PM

Rage Against The Marketing Machine - CTRL ALT Delete (One Year Later)

CTRL ALT Delete came out one year ago today. I couldn't believe it when the notification popped up in my calendar today. My second business book, CTRL ALT Delete, is a one year old. Where did the year go? It... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 20, 201411:03 PM

Before You Quit For That Next Job...

My buddy*, Scott Monty, left his position at Ford. Scott is a well-known entity. He changed the game for big brands and social media. This is a big deal. This is big news. He leaves Ford as being one of... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 19, 201411:51 PM

One Last Comment About Blog Comments (Hint: They're Back)

I've missed you. How have you been? Sadly, I shut the commenting functionality on this blog down on April 16th of this year. I shut them down, because the spam was (without question) out of control. In a strange twist... Read more

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May 18, 2014 7:14 AM

Agency Life With Joseph Jaffe

Episode #410 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This is also episode #28.20 of Across The Sound. Joseph Jaffe is widely regarded as one of the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 17, 2014 9:10 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #204

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 16, 2014 5:01 PM

The Business Of Creativity

It's the question we all want answered: where does creativity comes from (and how can I get me some of it!)? I would be open to argue that creativity is a team sport. While one person may be the lightning... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 15, 201411:38 PM

Adding Value In Unexpected Places

What a nightmare. I had to get my tires changed. Here's a first world problem for you: I hate sitting around at the car dealership all day waiting for my vehicle. My trick? I call, ask how long it will... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 14, 201411:12 PM

The End Of Showrooming (And Webrooming)

We are never going to solve for true consumer-centricity, if we keep acting like this. First, we had "showrooming." Showrooming is when a consumer goes to a physical location and uses a mobile device to either compare prices with other... Read more

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May 13, 2014 3:57 PM

Bring Back The Corporate Blog

Blogs don't have a chance against Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Don't blame blogs for this, but let's be honest: if given the opportunity the vast majority of consumers would rather read a quick 140 character tweet, watch a video or... Read more

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May 12, 2014 1:46 PM

CTRL ALT Delete - Weekly Technology And Digital Media Review - CHOM FM #30

Every Monday 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... Read more

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May 11, 2014 6:45 AM

Time To Get Your Freak On

Episode #409 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. It used to be easy. I could simply say that Chris Brogan is one of the most read,... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 10, 201412:44 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #203

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 9, 2014 8:29 PM

Winners And Losers In The Digital Age

This is probably one of the most eye-opening perspectives on the digital age that you will see. We have new business models, brands that explode with popularity, platforms that keep being invented. We watch the stock market dance like a... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 8, 201411:58 PM

Are You Reading This?

How many books do you read a year? It's an unfair question, because if you are reading this blog post, you are already amongst the reading elite. I used to toss out a statistic about reading (don't know where I... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 7, 201411:54 PM

Online Video Is Just As Expensive As TV Advertising

You have to wonder just how powerful online video advertising really is. Targeting is - more often than not - the most significant value proposition that is given to brands from media professionals as to why online video is such... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 6, 2014 7:51 AM

Why Did I Sell Twist Image (And Other Questions)?

Last week, my three business partners and I announced that Twist Image would be joining WPP. It was a very long and extremely emotional journey. We were able to really let the world know about this acquisition last Thursday morning,... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 5, 2014 1:36 PM

CTRL ALT Delete - Weekly Technology And Digital Media Review - CHOM FM #29

Every Monday 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... Read more

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May 4, 2014 6:20 PM

Networking Is Not Working

Episode #408 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I have an aversion to those in wealth management. That being said, I have many friends in the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 3, 2014 9:25 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #202

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 2, 2014 9:52 PM

A Punk's Guide To Success

I used to be an angry young man. Heavy metal. Punk. Street. That's the music that captured my attention. The early days of that music. I would also read. Nothing got me more riled up to be a better writer... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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May 1, 201410:00 AM

Exciting News About Twist Image... And The Future

When Twist Image first started in 2000, there was a vision. We wanted to create a marketing agency that was reflective of the modern times. Our desire was - and has always been - to work with big brands, solving... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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