Blog Archives November 2016
November 30, 2016 4:20 PM

The Mobile Commerce Chicken And Egg Conundrum

This was a big week for shopping. Unless you have been living under a rock in North America, we had both Black Friday and Cyber Monday take place this past week. Beyond the riot police and YouTube filming of customer... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 29, 2016 4:25 PM

Waze Does Display Advertising Right

There was a time when I thought all display advertising was "meh."  I have reasons (and deep) rationale to think this way. Few were around selling banner ads when they first came out, like I did. I was on the front... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 28, 2016 7:39 AM

Facebookers Are 2.5 Times More Likely To Read Fake News Plus More - The Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 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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November 27, 2016 6:43 AM

Finding What Fascinates With Julie Klam - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Episode #542 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Our team at Mirum has launched a interesting program for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. It's a series that takes... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 26, 2016 5:18 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #336

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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November 25, 2016 6:59 AM

What Problems Are You Solving?

Disruption. Automation. Innovation. People are no longer terrified that their jobs are going to be shipped overseas. Oh, don't be fooled. There's still that. Now, technology is also threatening to have our jobs (yes, all of our jobs) become obsolete... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 24, 2016 6:24 AM

Creativity Is Alive And Well

Don't worry, the robots and artificial intelligence-driven creatives will have a hard time doing this. The rock band OK Go make some of the most astonishing and creative music videos. In fact, I'd argue that they are much more than... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 23, 2016 5:14 PM

The Thing About Disruption

How good is your brand when it comes to disruption? For my money, disruption is the current big bad wolf of business today. It's everywhere. B2B, B2B, small, medium and large enterprises. Everyone is feeling the huffing, puffing and heavy... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 22, 201611:16 PM

We Are Not (That) Social Media

Social media was not supposed to act like traditional media. In fact, one could argue that everything we thought was possible about connectivity and social media could best be understood by reading the business book classic, The Cluetrain Manifesto. The... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 21, 2016 7:45 AM

Fake News On Facebook And Happiness Without Social Media - The Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 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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November 20, 2016 7:32 AM

Confessions Of A Recovering Advertising Professional With Alex Bogusky - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Episode #541 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. You can't turn down the chance to have a chat with legendary advertising professional, Alex Bogusky. Yes, he was... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 19, 2016 5:43 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #335

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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November 16, 201611:51 PM

What About Bob? (RIP Bob Goyetche)

Do you like the Six Pixels of Separation Podcast? If you do, you have to give a little credit for its existence to Bob Goyetche. A kind, warm and loving human being, who sadly and suddenly passed away last Friday. ... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 15, 201611:18 PM

Don't Kill Them With Kindness

How does your brand build a relationship with your customers? There's been a long-standing saying. It goes like this: Kill them with kindness. The brands who are nice, likeable, transparent and direct will win. It seems right. It feels right.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 14, 2016 7:25 AM

When Everybody Gets It Wrong

Individuals get it wrong. Brands get it wrong. What happens when everybody gets it wrong? Let's start here: this is not a show about politics. Let's be honest: this is a show about politics. There has been nothing more polarizing... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 13, 2016 7:56 AM

Bring Magic To Your Business With Magician Jay Sankey - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Episode #540 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I have been blown away by Jay Sankey. He's a magician who has managed to do some pretty amazing... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 12, 2016 6:40 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #334

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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November 11, 2016 7:46 AM

Let's Venture Into The Things That We Do Not Know

Shhhh.... it has been a week. Just... shhhh... and watch this. Trust me. I think we can all try this. Alone. Together. As a community. What do you/me/us have to lose? Here is The beauty of what we will never know... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 10, 201611:36 PM

The Void That Twitter Could Leave

Dear Twitter, please don't go. These are dangerous times for Twitter. The public markets are no longer in love (their market cap has been dropping). Their leadership is changing (it is being questioned and executives have been departing). Their users... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 7, 2016 8:32 AM

Samsung Brand Challenges, Instagram Goes After Amazon and Apple Is A Dongle Company - The Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 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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November 6, 2016 6:41 AM

How To Live A Good Life With Jonathan Fields - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Episode #539 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I love this guy. What more can I say? Everything he puts out into the world, I feel like... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 5, 2016 5:36 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #333

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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November 4, 201612:07 PM

Is Silicon Valley Losing Its Shine And Innovation?

There's gold in them there hills... In another time, people put their lives at risk to head out to the wild west. The risk? The reward? Gold! Opportunity... a new life... the richness. Sounded so exciting. For the past few... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 2, 201611:48 PM

Gross Hacker Marketing

Do you want customers or email addys? They're not the same thing. Customers, right? Then start acting like it. Most brands seem to be on this strange run for information acquisition over customer acquisition. My buddy, Avinash Kaushik (Digital Marketing... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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November 1, 2016 1:04 PM

The World Of Mirum

It's amazing to hear the questions that you asked get about your business, when you're "out in the wild." I've had an incredible month of travel, speaking events and client meetings. Part of that time was spent with Marcus Sheridan. Marcus... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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