Blog Archives August 2016
August 31, 201611:47 PM

A Strong Foundation For B2B Marketing

Here's a line that often gets me into trouble... I do not believe that there is a huge difference anymore, when it comes to marketing. B2B and B2C used to be very different and complex beasts. While the complexity has... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 30, 201611:04 PM

Original Ideas...Or Creative Ideas? Getting Beyond The Stuck.

How often do you get paralyzed by the fact that you don't have an original idea? Confession time: this has been happening a lot more frequently to me. I know the culprit. It's Medium and LinkedIn. Everyday, I get two... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 29, 2016 8:07 AM

The Future Happens Very Slowly Then All At Once And Other Stories From The Digital Edge on CHOM FM

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 28, 2016 7:25 AM

Getting Scrappy With Nick Westergaard - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Episode #529 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Some people you just want to become friends with in this industry. I've had the pleasure of meeting thousands... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 27, 2016 6:45 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #323

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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August 26, 201611:15 PM

Advertising. Full Steam Ahead.

"Advertising is dying. Advertising is dead. Advertising doesn't work." A common theme. A common rant. It's fine to think that advertising doesn't work. It's fine to question it, in a world of spam, terrible infomercials, 30 second spots that are... Read more

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August 24, 201611:55 PM

Breaking Through The Blockchain

Many people ask "what's next" for technology? Whatever happens next, the blockchain will be a part of it. It's not the easiest of technologies to understand. I still find myself daydreaming about what the blockchain is, and what the implications will be... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 22, 2016 8:35 AM

Your Face Has Been Hacked (Sorry) And Other Stories From The Digital Edge on CHOM FM

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 21, 2016 7:25 AM

Keeping Social Media Fresh With Jason Keath - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Episode #528 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. This past week was a tough one for me, and owe Jason Keath a huge apology. I was supposed... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 20, 2016 6:06 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #322

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 19, 2016 6:07 PM

The Greatest Glory. The Internet.

The philosophical debate of our lifetime: is the Internet the greatest thing we have ever created or a disaster for humanity? Who better to answer his question than Werner Herzog? Considered one of the greatest figures in New German Cinema,... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 18, 201611:48 PM

I Got You vs. I Keep You - The Mobile Brand Crisis

Brands are going to confront a huge challenge as their consumers become more and more mobile. In the past, I have written about the massive chasm that is developing between consumers and brands, as our consumers become more mobile and... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 17, 201611:36 PM

All Ads Are Not Created Equal

It's not really about whether or not advertising is inherently good or bad. Advertising is a paid channel to distribute information about a business. How that business conducts itself (quality of the products/services, customer service, uniqueness, innovation, etc...) is its... Read more

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August 16, 2016 8:21 PM

Marketing Automation Must Die

It's been one of those weeks (and, it's only Tuesday), so here's a rant... Marketers... There's a whole lot of you who are using marketing automation in a really bad and evil way. You're making me hate you. You're making... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 15, 2016 8:07 AM

Say Goodbye To Clicking And Swiping

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 14, 2016 7:13 AM

Fiercely You With Jackie Huba - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Episode #527 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Jackie Huba had it all (and still does). She had three bestselling books on marketing and customer loyalty (please... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 13, 2016 6:15 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #321

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 12, 2016 7:40 AM

How Ideas Bounce From One Person's Head To Another.

How do ideas get shared? How does that change in a digital economy? Evan Williams has done more than you. He's done more than me. In fact, he's currently doing more than most people will do in a lifetime. Here's... Read more

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August 11, 201611:38 PM

Is Your Brand Story Documentary-Worthy (Like Shopify)?

Tell your brand story! How often have you heard someone (usually in marketing) say this in a meeting? Brands have been trying forever to tell a unique, powerful and emotive story. The reason for doing this is simple: connection. A... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 10, 201611:19 PM

What The Brand Is... And What It Has Become

The inventor hardly knows what the invention will really be used for. It's a known turn of phrase, but when it comes to mobile, technology, social media and consumers of today, it's a whole other story. It's also a narrative... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 9, 201611:37 PM

Journalism Is Not Content Marketing

I'm a rare breed. I started off my professional career as a journalist. The truth is, that I still don't have the courage to call myself a journalist. Why? I was interviewing rock stars and writing record views back in... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 8, 2016 8:18 AM

Are The Olympics Cuttings Edge For Marketing Or Cutting Marketers Out?

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 7, 2016 8:42 AM

The Promise And Future Of Technology With Kevin Kelly - This Week's Six Pixels Podcast

Episode #526 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I could not be more excited. When anyone uses the term "Futurist," there is only one name that comes... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 6, 2016 6:05 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #320

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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August 1, 2016 8:27 AM

Are Parents Really Naming Their Kids After Pokemon Characters?!

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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