Blog Archives October 2014
October 31, 2014 8:45 PM

The Biz Of Twitter

Twitter has one of the most fascinating beginnings. The story of how Twitter came to be is a fascinating one. It's a melting pot of culture, technology, creativity, design and more. It's the story of people who were not afraid... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 28, 201411:22 PM

A Big Thank You... For Being You

Sometimes you don't even know how much you have changed the world. Every year, I take part in an event called, Light The Night Walk. It's for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. I take part in this walk... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 27, 2014 9:53 AM

Apple Pay And The Future Of How We Spend Money

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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October 26, 201411:23 AM

How To Speak So That People Want To Listen

Episode #433 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. How many people do you know that are able to get even one of their talks on to... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 25, 2014 8:46 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #227

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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October 24, 2014 7:56 PM

Where Does Amazing Work Come From?

Every brand wants amazing work. Every agency wants to create amazing work for the brands that they represent. It doesn't just happen. The cash register doesn't start ringing on its own. Having consumers talk about a brand is rarely something... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 22, 201411:30 PM

It's Not My Job Anymore

Do brands still need to be convinced about digital marketing? It's done. It's over. Digital marketing is an integral component of a proper marketing mix. In fact, I can selfishly argue that digital marketing is more important than most traditional... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 20, 2014 8:50 PM

The New iPads Will Force Us To Redefine The Screen

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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October 19, 2014 7:12 AM

First There Was UnMarketing Now There Is UnSelling

Episode #432 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Scott Stratten is back with a brand new book, UnSelling, that he co-authored with Alison Kramer. Over the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 18, 2014 8:58 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #226

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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October 17, 2014 5:43 PM

Content Is Not King

It's a pretty bold statement, isn't it? Are we making the wrong assumptions about content? What works? What doesn't work? What makes something go viral? Do you think that BuzzFeed knows the answers to these questions, better than anyone else?... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 16, 201411:33 PM

Our Digital Lives

Don't blame technology. Technology is ambiguous. Yesterday, I blogged about a new documentary that was being aired on TVO titled, Life After Digital. The documentary depressed me on many levels. Yes, it's a dystopian view of how bad people seem... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 15, 201411:25 PM

Life After Digital

Social media and digital technology are ruining everything. Is the selfie the end of civilization as we know it? Have we become heartless meme generating morons that are tearing apart the moral fabrics of our society? Has digital technology and... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 12, 2014 8:03 AM

Advertising Week With Joseph Jaffe

Episode #431 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This is also episode #29.20 of Across The Sound. Joseph Jaffe is widely regarded as one of the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 11, 2014 1:37 PM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #225

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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October 10, 2014 9:26 PM

Loving Your Boss

Everyone hates their boss... or do they? This isn't Apple. This isn't Facebook. This isn't Google. This isn't Disney. Think about the vast majority of the jobs that everyone has. It's not glamorous work. It's hard work. Long hours. Tough... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 9, 201411:27 PM

What Disney Can (Still) Teach You About Getting The Best Out Of People

Disney is the most wonderful place on earth, right? Or, is it Google's office? Maybe Facebook's new campus? To this day, when we think of corporate culture, it's hard not to think of Disney. The stories of how Walt Disney... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 8, 201411:05 PM

The Five Business Books That Permanently Changed My Life

We buy a lot of books. Many of them don't get read. Sadly. I'm just as guilty as the next person of picking up the latest and greatest business book, with every intention of devouring every page. I fail at... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 7, 2014 9:31 PM

The True Omni-Channel Is Convergence

Convergence used to be a bad word. In the early days of the Internet, we tossed around the word "convergence" much in the same way that we toss around the words "social media" these days. It was this "be all.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 6, 201411:37 PM

Facebook Is Going To Follow You Everywhere With Atlas

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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October 5, 2014 8:09 AM

The End Of Absence With Michael Harris

Episode #430 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. "Every revolution in communication technology - from papyrus to the printing press to Twitter - is as much... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 4, 2014 8:08 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #224

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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October 3, 2014 4:06 PM

Focus And Attention Will Kill Your Fear

A lot of what we do in marketing is fear based. We don't change things because we're scared that they won't deliver the same results. We do this even when those older strategies are simply a game of diminishing returns.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 2, 201411:00 PM

Music As Your Therapy And Your Inspiration

What music is on your iPhone? I often (half-jokingly) tell people that if something should happen to me, I'm worried that my playlists will be discovered on my iPhone, and that I will be made fun of. I love very... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 1, 201411:05 PM

Was Eleven Years Of Relentless Blogging Worth It?

It was eleven years ago today... Actually, that's a bit of a lie. I started blogging eleven years ago yesterday. It wasn't every day (at first), but quickly - over time - the pace picked up. It was less about... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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