Blog Archives August 2014
August 31, 2014 6:37 AM

Laughing All The Way To The Bank With James Altucher

 Episode #425 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I got a strange email from James Altucher a while back. It was all about stand-up comedy. He... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 30, 2014 8:35 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #219

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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August 29, 2014 5:13 PM

Emotion Is The Fast Lane To The Brain

We talk a lot about storytelling and brands, don't we? Let's reverse that thought: how many brands are actually great storytellers? Dig a little deeper how many marketers do you know that are great storytellers? I see a lot of... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 28, 201411:53 PM

Be A Designer Of Something

Some people don't think that they are creative. I don't agree. I believe that everyone is creative in their own way. Some people don't think that they're job is all that creative. I don't agree. I believe that every job... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 27, 201411:45 PM

Breaking Through To The YouTube Culture

Brands are struggling to understand YouTube. It's a mystery to most brands why some videos work and other don't. There are videos that breakthrough and achieve viral success (the kind of action that then gets picked up and amplified by... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 26, 201411:36 PM

A Twitch In Time

Admit it, you had no idea what Twitch was until Amazon bought it for one billion dollars, right? And suddenly, I'm watching two guys do something in Minecraft, and I have no idea what they're doing because they're speaking Norwegian... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 25, 201410:01 AM

Amazon Plus Advertising Equals A Danger To Google

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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August 24, 2014 8:58 AM

The Efficiency Of Brands

 Episode #424 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Welcome to episode #424 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. I was in Silicon... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 23, 2014 8:03 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #218

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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August 22, 2014 8:15 PM

Cheap. Efficient. Elegant.

How good is Hollywood at showing us the Internet on screen? Not The Matrix, but reality. Whether it's text messages or the Internet, have you ever wondered why text messaging and web browsing is so poorly done in movies and... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 21, 2014 4:23 PM

How Social Technology Will Save Lives

We're not going to talk about ice buckets or YouTube challenges, don't worry. I was at a barbeque this past weekend, and a friend asked me why Google's self-driving cars matter, and why a search engine would even care about... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 20, 201410:06 PM

When Will Marketers Be More Business Focused?

It's laughable that the vast majority of marketing professionals are still seen as those who spend the money on the TV commercials. Here's what's really happening: The c-suite is pushing back (and hard). They're asking marketers to do more than... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 19, 201411:18 PM

Wearables May Not Be The Marketer's Next Playground

Everyone is going to have the iWatch from Apple, right? Well, we don't even know if it's going to be called an iWatch. As usual with Apple, we don't even know if it really exists (even though news outlets are... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 18, 2014 9:01 AM

The ALS #IceBucket Challenge Is A Huge Success, #Ferguson And More on CHOM FM This Week...

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

By Mitch Joel

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August 17, 2014 8:45 AM

The Marketing Performance Blueprint

Episode #423 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I have been in this business a long time. I was there before Google existed, and I watched... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 16, 2014 1:18 PM

ALS #IceBucketChallenge - You Could Be Next

It was a cold morning. Joseph Jaffe challenged me. That's right, he did. My fellow blogger/podcaster, founder of Evolution, and author of several amazing bestselling business books (like Life After The 30-Second Spot, Join The Conversation, Flip The Funnel and... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 16, 2014 7:29 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #217

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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August 15, 2014 5:03 PM

How To Think And Be A Creator

Are you an Entrepreneur? Are you entrepreneurial? There is an implied pressure on people in the workplace today, that if you're not an entrepreneur, you are resolved to a life that includes frequently being at risk of being fired. It's... Read more

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August 14, 2014 9:38 PM

A Simple Way To Get Great At Writing

Do you want to make more money? It's the ultimate question, isn't it? If a brand or an individual are trying to figure out a way to extract money from another individual, one of the easiest ways to make that... Read more

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August 13, 201410:25 PM

Please Dig Deep For Justin Levy. He Is One Of Us.

Life is fragile. Really fragile. I'm on Facebook - like I am every day - flicking through stuff. I'm used to seeing something from Justin Levy that is going to either make me hungry (he eats well, clean and healthy)... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 12, 201411:08 PM

A Story Of Character

Doomsday Scenario. If you have ever given a presentation in public, you have thought about the Doomsday Scenario. It can be anything from passing out in public and peeing your pants on stage to forgetting what you were going to... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 11, 2014 9:26 AM

Have You Been Hacked?, Google Helps You Unsubscribe, New iPhone Coming, Native Advertising And More...

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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August 10, 2014 8:50 AM

Marketers Don't Really Understand Consumer Behavior

Episode #422 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Tom Asacker is responsible for a lot of what you read, hear and see at Six Pixels of... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 9, 2014 8:09 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #216

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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August 8, 2014 5:20 PM

Content As Advertising

So, are you sick of the term Native Advertising? Back in February 2013, I penned an article for Harvard Business Review titled, We Need a Better Definition of "Native Advertising". In short, it felt like native advertising is just simply... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 7, 201411:52 PM

Herding Comments In The Digital Wind

The ability to understand the community and engage in the discourse is hitting an all time low (and high) at the same time. Here's a truth: I truly miss the power of the community in social media. It's not that... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 6, 201411:43 PM

Life After Websites

Are we entering into a world where websites are becoming antiquated? There are many articles online right now about Facebook and their desire to move the messenger component out of its current environment - where it is one functionality of... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 5, 201411:49 PM

Want Great Content? Get Better At Conducting Interviews

You see a lot of content. I see a lot of content. Here's a real scenario: an author comes out with a new business book and they do the rounds online. Sadly, what we're all subjected to, is the same... Read more

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August 4, 2014 8:37 AM

LinkedIn Is The New Resume

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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August 3, 2014 8:56 AM

Debunking The Myths Of Creativity

Episode #421 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. What do we really know about great ideas, creativity and where they come from? Over the years many... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 2, 2014 8:08 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #215

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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August 1, 2014 4:21 PM

The Distortion Of Sound

We have everything that we need at our fingertips. Is that a good thing? Need an article on something? There's a site for that. Need a video tutorial on any topic in the world? These a YouTube channel for that.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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