Blog Archives March 2016
March 31, 201611:26 PM

Mobile Breaks Search... And Your Brand

Mobile could well be the last true computing platform. Not smartphones, but mobile. The ability to be connected (with high speed and consistency) anywhere and everywhere. This is nothing new. This is not an original thought. It was an original... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 30, 201611:38 PM

I, For One, Welcome Our Algorithm Overlords

Are you done with Instagram? Earlier this week, Instagram (owned by Facebook) announced that it would be testing a new algorithm in the feed. What does that mean, in plain non-Silicon Valley English? It means that instead of getting the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 29, 2016 7:35 AM

The Magic Space Of Digital Marketing Today

Does the term "digital marketing" make any sense, at this point? It's the "digital" part that gets everyone so irritated. The rational thought is: "what advertising isn't digital?" That's fair ball. The "digital" part may be more useless and nebulous... Read more

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March 28, 2016 8:40 AM

Is Someone Hacking Your Car?

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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March 27, 2016 7:51 AM

Is Customer Service The New Marketing?

Episode #507 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. It's always a pleasure to welcome Jay Baer back to the show. We don't always agree, but we both... Read more

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March 26, 2016 7:34 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #301

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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March 25, 2016 7:08 AM

The Airbnb Story

Most people know Airbnb as the disruptive hospitality business that is valued at $24 billion. Sometimes, the number, size and speed to market of these startups can blind us to the people who are building them. It's easy to think... Read more

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March 24, 201611:24 PM

A More Elegant Question About Pricing

What's this thing worth? Pricing has always been a fascinating area of interest. While many are quick to dismiss the merits of The Four Ps, and their current value in the marketing equation, I'm less quick to toss them aside.... Read more

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March 23, 201611:56 PM

Bots And The Next Wave Of Marketing

Hello, Human. When you open the new Quartz news app, it takes a few minutes to get your bearings. This is not your father's news app. There is no infinite scroll, and there is no standard headline matched with a... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 22, 201611:25 PM

The Digital Economy's Privacy Problem

What do these Internet-based businesses know about us? Digital channels are both inherently social (we can share, connect and create content) and personal (they offer us free email and messaging services, or the ability to purchase products that we may... Read more

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March 21, 2016 8:24 AM

Happy 10th Birthday, Twitter!

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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March 20, 2016 7:28 AM

Heartificial Intelligence

Episode #506 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. What will near-to-future technologies do to change business as we know it? Better question: how are these technologies already... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 19, 2016 8:46 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #300

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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March 18, 201611:23 PM

A Better Digital Experience

That is the promise of augmented reality. It still sounds like science fiction, and the masses did not all run out to buy Google Glass. Before you go and dismiss this newer batch of augmented reality technology that is coming,... Read more

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March 17, 201611:31 PM

The State Of Marketing And The Missed Opportunities

How many brands are really marketing themselves properly these days? If there is one gripe about the current state of advertising, it would be this: with all that has evolved in the past two decades - from new platforms to... Read more

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March 16, 201611:32 PM

A More Elegant Question About Ad Blocking

Ad blocking is a huge problem. And, if you don't think ad blocking is a huge problem, consider that it will be an increasingly more complex problem, if the manufacturers of both devices and operating systems (especially for mobile) decide... Read more

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March 15, 201611:06 PM

The Most Underrated Professional Skill

Speaking in public. I have said it before. I will say it again. Time and time again, I have come across business leaders who have had tremendous success. They are in small, medium and large businesses, along with servicing both... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 14, 2016 8:35 AM

Pay Attention To Virtual And Augmented Reality

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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March 13, 2016 8:43 AM

What Works At Work

Episode #505 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. We have learned a lot in the past few years about what works in business. We have companies' valuations... Read more

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March 12, 2016 7:08 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #299

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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March 11, 2016 8:57 PM

The Craft Of Marketing

Is it just a job or the work that you were meant to do? I don't get tired of writing these words. I don't get tired of having conversations about business, and then turning them into a Six Pixels of... Read more

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March 10, 201612:41 PM

Amp Up Your Marketing Chops... Welcome To The Art Of Marketing

Have you been to The Art of Marketing events before? I have had the pleasure of knowing the people behind The Art Of Productions since they started the business. I've spoken at many of their events over the years. So... Read more

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March 9, 201611:28 PM

Virtually There With Virtual Reality For Brands

Virtual reality and augmented reality will be the next digital platform. It's kind of a buzzwordy thing to say, but it is a fact. In the past several years, I've been privileged to see the evolution of this platform to... Read more

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March 7, 2016 7:59 AM

Video Content Eats All

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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March 6, 2016 6:48 AM

Douglas Rushkoff And The Failing State Of Our Digital Economy

Episode #504 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Simply put: Douglas Rushkoff makes my brain hurt, because he is so smart. He recently published his latest book,... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 5, 2016 7:31 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #298

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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March 4, 2016 6:31 PM

Where Does Creativity Come From?

The million dollar question. The billion dollar answer. Where does creativity come from? People are focused. People are creative by nature. Is it nature or is it nurture? Are there lighting bolts of inspiration that hit us out of the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 3, 201611:08 PM

Will Your Brand Survive In The Live Brand World?

How good can your brand be at "live"? If social media accomplished anything, it brought brands out into the open. It forced brands to respond - in public - to their consumers. Not just the bad stuff... everything. It was (and... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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March 2, 201611:42 PM

The Story Of Vice And The Future Of Media

I'm a metalhead punk. That's about it. With that comes my general attitude of wanting to mess up the system, keep things casual and honest, and never be satisfied with what is a part of the establishment. Faster and harder.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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