Blog Archives November 2014
November 30, 2014 8:37 AM

The Misery Of Agency Life

Episode #438 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. There's an infamous line from the 1976 film, Network, in which longtime fictional television news anchor, Howard Beale,... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 29, 2014 8:46 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #232

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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November 28, 201410:50 PM

Live Wisely In The Digital Age

It's Friday. Time to step away from the keyboard. Not me. You. In my life, my escape, my getaway, my vacation is the keyboard and the words (my notebooks too). Thinking about words. Reading words. Writing words. No stress. No... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 27, 201410:52 PM

An Unexpected Journey

It's a busy time of year. It's crazy at the office. We're in a rush to get things done before the holidays. For the holidays, we're all planning (some stressing) about travel plans (even when it's for pleasure). With that,... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 26, 201411:49 PM

Wonder Through Life. Don't Wander Through Life.

Wonder Through Life. Don't Wander Through Life. What is your purpose? Too many people wander through life. I prefer to wonder through life. One little letter, it makes all the difference. When I was younger (in my mid-teens), I was... Read more

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November 25, 201411:08 PM

The Internet Is Not Just Another Advertising Channel

Advertising Agencies Have Got It All Wrong. It seems like an easy cop out. In fact, one could argue that it's the most simple thing for a traditional agency to say to a client: "don't worry about the Internet. It's... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 24, 2014 9:44 AM

Facebook Says Thanks, FB Techwire, Contributor By Google, Amazon Goes Streaming And Twitter Goes Full Boar On Search.

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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November 23, 2014 9:45 AM

The New Rules Of Sales And Service

Episode #437 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. How many writers do you know that have written books about space, the Grateful Dead, viral marketing, social... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 22, 2014 8:26 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #231

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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November 21, 2014 7:40 PM

Become A Connector

Do you have one hour and forty-five minutes to spare? I'll admit it, I have been sucked into the vortex that is Skillshare. For a very normal monthly fee (like, ten bucks), you can take a whole bunch of fascinating... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 20, 201411:37 PM

Business Transformation. From Marketers To Makers.

Imagine.  Imagine if someone pulled you aside, and asked you to change everything about yourself. They wanted you to change how you look, how you act, how you think, how you connect with others, and more. Worse (or more importantly),... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 19, 2014 8:37 AM

Comedians In Cars Getting Organic Reach

Jerry Seinfeld doesn't have a throttling problem. Facebook is making more changes to the newsfeed that look to cripple the organic reach of brands (more on that here: New York Times - Facebook Will Curtail Unpaid Ads by Brands). The... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 18, 2014 8:24 AM

All Filler. No Killer.

Everyone wants a hit.  That was the general sentiment around the rehearsal spaces when I studied music in college. Some dreamed of that "hit" moment happening, once they received a letter accepting them into a symphony orchestra, others imagined that... Read more

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November 17, 2014 9:01 AM

What If Stuff All Had Different Prices, Depending On Who Was Buying it?

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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November 16, 201410:01 AM

Meditations On Social Media Marketing

Episode #436 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. How well do marketers truly perform when it comes to social media? It's a question that Jason Keath... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 15, 2014 8:02 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #230

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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November 14, 2014 4:19 PM

Media Redefined

When you think of someone who understand the state of media, who do you think of? One of the most interesting media characters I follow is Jason Hirschhorn. I've been subscribing to his e-newsletter (yes, I still enjoy getting these fascinating... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 11, 201411:16 PM

The Internet As A Utility

...And access for all.In a post-Edward Snowden Internet, it's hard to believe any politician who lays claim to the notion that we need the Internet to be treated as a public utility - much in the same way that we... Read more

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November 10, 201410:28 AM

Are You Parenting/Babysitting Your Children Or Are You Letting Technology Do It?

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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November 9, 2014 9:37 AM

The Happiness Of Pursuit

Episode #435 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Chris Guillebeau is a super-interesting human being. He is the author of The Art Of Non-Conformity - Set... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 8, 2014 8:44 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #229

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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November 7, 2014 5:24 PM

Watch YouTube

YouTube is still very new. This may surprise you, but it's true. YouTube is on the verge of becoming something so much more than just online video.When Google acquired YouTube for $1.6 billion in 2006, it seemed like a strange... Read more

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November 6, 201411:40 PM

How To Blog In 2014

I still love to blog... how about you? It's amazing to me how I often I get asked about blogging and the merits of publishing longer, text-based, content on a regular basis. There are still tons of blog posts being... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 4, 201411:27 PM

How Your Brand Should Tell A Beautiful Story

Before you do anything, please watch this: It's almost perfect, isn't it? I don't even own that much clothing from Patagonia. But, after watching this twenty-plus minute video on YouTube, that will change. So, it's a video with only 300,000... Read more

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November 3, 2014 9:29 AM

Jian, Social Media And The Silence Is Deafening

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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November 2, 2014 7:03 AM

Understanding Creative Non-Fiction

Episode #434 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Susan Orlean is one of the world's most respected writers in the genre of creative non-fiction. I have... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 1, 2014 8:36 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #228

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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