Blog Archives April 2016
April 30, 2016 6:09 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #306

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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April 29, 2016 7:57 AM

Humans First. Technology Second.

It seems simple enough. Let's put each other first, before the technology. What is simple is not often what we - as humans - do. Think about it this way: what is the first thing that you touch right after... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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April 28, 201611:01 PM

A More Elegant Question About Twitter

What should Twitter do? Do you have an opinion? Do you know what they have done in the past year? It has been a year of change for the platform that allows people to share 140 characters with one another.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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April 27, 2016 3:38 PM

6 Business Books That Are Coming (That You Better Get)

There is a whole new batch of business books that are coming out in the next few months. My book reading pace has slowed. Dramatically. Not because of Netflix (but, let's be honest, have you seen the latest seasons of... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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April 25, 2016 8:26 AM

Facebook's Secret Inbox

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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April 24, 2016 7:17 AM

The Power Of Dealstorming

Episode #511 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Tim Sanders spends his career on the cutting edge. He was an early stage member of Mark Cuban and... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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April 23, 2016 7:41 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #305

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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April 22, 201611:51 PM

TED's Secret To Great Public Speaking

Give your speech, change the world. That is the name of a great book on how to give presentations that matter by Dr. Nick Morgan (you can hear Nick and I discuss his thinking in an older episode of Six... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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April 21, 201611:19 PM

The Truth In Digital Advertising

Don't believe every headline that you read. There has been a long-standing statement that, "people hate advertising." For years, I (and many others in this industry) have said that this is not true. In actuality, "people hate bad advertising." Nobody likes to... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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April 19, 201611:17 PM

The Big Buzz At Social Media Marketing World

There's only one thing left for those in social media marketing to talk about. It was a busy two days in San Diego, as Social Media Examiner's Social Media Marketing World came to a close tonight. Podcasting? Blogs? Twitter? YouTube? Facebook?... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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April 18, 2016 8:33 AM

The Struggle Of New Media Is Real

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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April 17, 2016 7:33 AM

Debating Algorithms, Facebook Live Video, Bots And More

Episode #510 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Joseph Jaffe is widely regarded as one of the top marketing bloggers (Jaffe Juice) and podcasters (both Jaffe Juice... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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April 16, 2016 6:28 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #304

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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April 15, 201611:26 PM

A More Elegant Question About Facebook

Facebook wants to connect everybody.  That was the plan when Mark Zuckerberg moved the online social network out of his college dorm room, and into a business/something more substantive. Whether he knew what Facebook would become is questionable, at best... Read more

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April 14, 201611:17 PM

Incompatible Or Original?

Everyone wants the answer to this one question: why and how do certain individuals come up with great ideas? It's hard not to admit that we're all (still) fascinated with how Steve Jobs accomplished everything that he did. Back in... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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April 13, 201611:24 PM

Working At Mirum In Canada

Mirum in Canada is hiring. It's been a year, as they say. We've had some major changes within our company over the past short while. Two years ago our agency, Twist Image (which started in 2000), was acquired by WPP... Read more

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April 12, 201611:30 PM

A Dying Breed

With each passing day, the blogger - as we have known them to date - is fading.  That may sound dire, but think about it in this context: do you still use a RSS reader? How many blogs do you... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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April 11, 2016 8:01 AM

The End Of Apps. The Beginning Of Bots.

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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April 10, 2016 7:16 AM

Develop A Strong Coaching Habit

Episode #509 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. There's a reason Michael Bungay Stanier's first book, Do More Great Work, has sold close to 100,000 copies. It's... Read more

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April 9, 2016 7:15 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #303

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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April 8, 201611:46 PM

Poets And Plumbers And The Future Of Advertising

It seems like advertising is facing its Judgement Day. Advertising is not going anywhere, but like every industry, disruption comes... and it comes fast. Many thought that the ad business became disrupted as social media's popularity was rising. It turns... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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April 7, 201611:40 PM

Your Live Brand Is Alive

How live is your brand? About one year, I published an article titled, Your Streaming Live Brand. As smartphones got smarter and mobile data speeds made streaming as seamless as texting, it became apparent that brands are going to quickly need... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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April 6, 201611:37 PM

The New(ish) Trend Of Publishing Within Publishing

Build your own or leverage someone else's audience? Let's not diminish the power of blogging. Still, something bigger is brewing. About a year ago,there was news that Business Insider was going to start a brand new publication called, Insider. What made... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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April 5, 201611:08 PM

Love Your Brand

Let's not forget about brands. Let's not forget about our messaging. Let's not forget about how a brand connects to a market. When you think about your brand, do you really (and truly) understand the importance of the creativity behind... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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April 4, 2016 8:01 AM

Tesla Is Not A Car... It's A Software Platform

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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April 3, 2016 8:06 AM

The Power Of Leading With Innovation

Episode #508 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I have said it before. I will say it again. Christopher S. Penn is a deadly weapon... and I mean... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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April 2, 2016 7:47 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #302

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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April 1, 2016 6:25 PM

What's A Yahoo?

How much time do you spend thinking about Yahoo? I spend a lot of time thinking about Yahoo. Not the Yahoo you used to use as a gateway to the Internet (or for common searches), but the Yahoo of today.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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