Blog Archives December 2016
December 31, 2016 7:15 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #341

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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December 30, 2016 3:31 PM

When Technology Knows More Than You

What really gets you excited about technology? Personally, it's one simple (yet complex) thing: technology blows my mind when it knows (and does) more than a human ever could. Maybe this is why stuff like YouTube, Twitter, etc... never really... Read more

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December 29, 2016 1:51 PM

If Your Agency Is Not Consulting, Then What Is It Doing?

For marketing agencies to survive, they must start looking more like the consultants. This is one of the bigger themes that seems to be cropping up lately in the marketing industry. It's happening for a bunch of reasons. There is... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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December 28, 2016 1:59 PM

Math Is Hard... Or How To Make Your Advertising Count

At what point will advertisers hold the publishers really accountable? Those who were early into digital marketing had many hopes (like me). That advertising would be highly targeted and relevant. The net effect of this would be that online advertising... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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December 27, 2016 2:49 PM

Display Advertising Is A Failed State

Display advertising has a huge problem. It's all going to come to head in 2017. There is only so long that this charade can go on. When someone says that the 30-second spot is dead or that television advertising (or... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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December 26, 2016 2:22 PM

The Persistence Of Brands

"Nobody wants to be branded anymore," said Aaron Levine, head designer for Abercrombie & Fitch. Well, if that line from the Wall Street Journal's article, Crocodiles (and Polo Ponies) Go Missing as Scalpel-Wielding Consumers Revolt, doesn't make your marketing brain stand... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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December 25, 2016 8:21 AM

The Age Of Discovery With Chris Kutarna - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Episode #546 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Chris Kutarna's life has been a fascinating and global journey of both personal discovery and of sharing how our... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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December 24, 2016 5:49 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #340

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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December 23, 2016 7:09 AM

Happy Holidays

Let's start with this: don't be so hard on yourself. I'm talking to myself here (maybe to you as well). There were plenty of things that I didn't get done this past year. Some of it professionally, some of it... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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December 19, 2016 8:19 AM

Uber's Self-Driving Cars, Yahoo Hacked, Last Minute Tech Gift Ideas And 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

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December 18, 2016 6:59 AM

Beyond The Entrepreneur's Myth With Michael Gerber - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Episode #545 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Very few business thinkers have influenced me as much as Michael Gerber. His best-selling book, The E-Myth, made me... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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December 17, 2016 5:01 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #339

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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December 16, 2016 3:42 PM

Every Piece Of Your Attention Is Being Monetized

Advertising is a data-driven beast with big money underneath it.  Advertising is nearly half-a-trillion dollar business (you may want to read: The End Of Advertising (Easy There)). This doesn't include ancillary businesses and/or the entire marketing technology industry (this is... Read more

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December 15, 2016 5:15 PM

Where Is Content Marketing Headed In 2017?

Here's my prediction for content marketing in 2017... The "owned" versus "rented" platform discussion is naturally going to shift to a (mostly) rented strategy (think "hub and hub" instead of "hub and spoke" model). Instead of brands trying to drive... Read more

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December 14, 201611:38 PM

Stop Sharing. Start Listening (To Yourself)

There's a new trend taking shape: listen and think. Maybe it's not so much a "new trend," as it is a reboot of something well-worn and well-known. There's an ad that is gaining viral buzz and mass attention, this past... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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December 13, 201611:00 PM

Working In A More Connected Space

There is an irony happening in the modern workplace. Many claim that they no longer need the office and the business infrastructure of yesteryear to get things done. Connectivity has changed everything. All of us can work from from anywhere.... Read more

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December 12, 2016 8:03 AM

PewDiePie, YouTubers And The Future Of Celebrity - 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

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December 11, 2016 1:06 PM

Media's Massive Problems With Jay Rosen - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Episode #544 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. It's not just fake news. The entire media business is in a tailspin now. The last United States Presidential... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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December 10, 2016 5:20 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #338

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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December 9, 2016 9:47 AM

Clay Shirky Is Back (And He's Taking On China)

What do you really know about China, smartphones, business and how it impacts the world? There are only a handful of truly original, influential and innovative modern thinkers when it comes to business, media and technology. If there were a Mount... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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December 7, 201611:52 PM

The Role Of A Marketer (Yesterday And Tomorrow)

Marketing professionals don't have it easy. The expectation of what marketing can deliver continues to evolve. And, by evolve, I think we all know what this means: adding in more responsibilities with a lack of time and resources to make... Read more

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December 6, 201611:43 PM

The End Of Advertising (Easy There)

Say this with me... all together now: "advertising is here to stay." You may not like to say that. It's a fact. Advertising is not going anywhere. Advertising is not dying. Advertising is not being replaced by anything (sorry, content... Read more

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December 5, 2016 7:48 AM

Netflix Lets You Download Movies Now, Facebook Will Have Some Cools Games Soon And 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

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December 4, 2016 7:31 AM

Massive Non-Obvious Trends For 2017 With Rohit Bhargava - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Episode #543 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. My friend, Rohit Bhargava is a "non-obvious" trend curator, founder of the Influential Marketing Group, and an expert in helping... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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December 3, 2016 5:31 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #337

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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December 2, 2016 3:11 PM

The 15 Best Business Books Of 2016

The time has come. What have you been reading? From my side of the bookmark, 2016 saw a slew of new and interesting business books for us to devour. Here are my personal top fifteen business books of 2016... in... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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December 1, 2016 5:05 PM

The Life And (Working) Times Of Millennials

You can't flick a screen these days without reading something about Millennials and the workplace. As a professional speaker, I get to see the types of topics that corporations are trying to tackle. You would be hard pressed to not... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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