Six Pixels of Separation - The Podcast
June 29, 2008 7:37 AM

SPOS #110 - Digital Marketing From Mexico City

Welcome to episode #110 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. I have not been this inspired by a business trip since I went over to Singapore last year. And while it was only a short trip to Mexico City this week, I had an amazing opportunity to connect with the people at IAB Mexico - Interactive Advertising Bureau, Google Mexico, YouTube Mexico, MySpace, Yahoo and many more. The main event - IAB Conecta 2008 - where I spoke even included a special segment where Joseph Jaffe (Jaffe Juice and author of Life After The 30-Second Spot and Join The Conversation) did a live video ooVoo chat. In this episode, you'll hear a fascinating conversation with Efrain Mendicuti (who handles Agency Relations for Google Mexico and Blogs over at: The Daily Stuff And The Not So - also available in Spanish).  Enjoy the conversation...

Here it is: Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast - Episode #110 - Host: Mitch Joel.

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By Mitch Joel


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  • Posted by Tommy Vallier
    Mitch Joel

    Hey Mitch,

    Just a note: While Chris Brogan mentioned Pecha Kucha (and there was a community-organized PK on Sunday morning) the talk you linked to wasn't a PK session.

    PAB this year had "jolt" sessions. These were REALLY quick, 5-minute sessions that had no slides and were designed to make you think.

    Most of them, Chris' included, went over 5 minutes - but the point was still made.

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  • Posted by Mark Blevis
    Mitch Joel

    Audio from PAB2008, including Jolts and Pecha Kucha, will be released through the Canadian Podcast Buffet over the summer. Given the demand for a high-quality recording, Chris Brogan's Jolt will be the first segment to be released. It will be published this week (probably July 1).

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  • Posted by Tim Coyne
    Mitch Joel

    We missed you at PAB 08 Mitch but it was nice having you drop by virtually.

    Maybe next year.

    I'll be back for sure.

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  • Posted by Jeni Armstrong
    Mitch Joel

    A bit late to comment on this, but I've been thinking about when and why I buy fair trade products, an issue raised in recent podcasts. For me, it boils down to three things:

    A great story ... I do a lot of knitting as a way of relaxing and winding down. I knit far more than I can use/wear, so many of my knitted objects become gifts for others, and it's neat to be able to give someone a totally new and unique item that also has an interesting backstory. For that reason, I often buy yarns from Manos del Uruguay and Mango Moon, which operate/work with collectives for local women who spin yarn for export (with the goals of social development, financial empowerment and commercial success).

    A great product ... Even the most interesting story won't make up for a lousy product. The product itself has to be worthy of purchase.

    Peer approval ... The brand of coffee I like to buy comes in to different "models" -- one is fair trade and one is not billed as such. The fair trade version costs a dollar more. I used to buy the less expensive version until a friend asked me point-blank, "You're already spending $14 on that bag of beans ... can you really not afford the extra dollar?" I can afford it, so I spend it -- but I wasn't doing so until a person whose opinion I value challenged me on it.

    I'm not all that surprised that I the same criteria to a fair trade purchase that I do a regular purchase, but it was interesting for me to realize that for me, there was no magical marketing that made fair trade products more appealing. In fact, the same principles -- "build a great product and tell its story, preferably one-on-one" -- worked in exactly the same way.

    Thanks to you and your podcast caller for raising the question!

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