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July 5, 2016 7:24 AM

Does Advertising Even Work Any More? Of Course It Does! tagged “Article”

Today, one of my favorite online publications, Digiday, published the article, Does advertising even work any more? Read the article. Consumers may not like crappy ads (of which, there are plenty). Consumers may not like it when their content is... Read more

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June 28, 201611:42 PM

The Anemic State Of Content And News tagged “Article”

You're probably not reading this. Still, there is a very strong likelihood that you have already shared this article. Even if you haven't read anything but the headline. Sure, we all know the countless times that people share things like... Read more

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April 12, 201611:30 PM

A Dying Breed tagged “Article”

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

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April 6, 201611:37 PM

The New(ish) Trend Of Publishing Within Publishing tagged “Article”

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

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December 9, 201511:37 PM

The Changing State Of Blogs tagged “Article”

Are blogs dead? Why is this question being debated so much lately? Earlier today, Social Media Examiner's Michael Stelzner invited Mark W. Schaefer (author of  The Content Code, Social Media Explained, etc...) and I on to his podcast to discuss... Read more

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February 12, 201511:52 PM

What You Don't Know About David Carr tagged “Article”

David Carr was one of my secret weapons. I once, jokingly, referred to myself as a "Media Hacker". The title stuck. In fact, I like it more than "President" or any of the other formal titles that I have been... Read more

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May 19, 201411:51 PM

One Last Comment About Blog Comments (Hint: They're Back) tagged “Article”

I've missed you. How have you been? Sadly, I shut the commenting functionality on this blog down on April 16th of this year. I shut them down, because the spam was (without question) out of control. In a strange twist... Read more

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March 25, 201410:50 AM

Top 15 Rules For Business Writers tagged “Article”

Are there rules for great writing when it comes to business? I am often asked where I find the time to write. I am often asked about why I write and publish so much content. I am often asked where... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 5, 201411:28 PM

It's All Just Dumb Luck tagged “Article”

Selling a lot of books is very hard. Making a video go viral is very hard. Creating a billion dollar company is very hard. It's a story that I will never forget. Back in 2008, I was prepping the release... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 9, 201410:11 PM

The Internet Will Break Your Creative Block tagged “Article”

Writer's block? Creative block? Can't come up with something to create? Steven Pressfield hates the words "writer's block." He believes that we're all just fighting the "resistance" to create something (writing, that new startup, a project, whatever). His books, The... Read more

By Mitch Joel


November 6, 2013 3:08 PM

What Facebook Knows About Innovation (That Every Brand Should Pay Attention To) tagged “Article”

Blogs posts, articles and books have been written about Facebook and their ability to grow. When people think about the company and their state of innovation, they will often align them with a myriad of Silicon Valley types. They'll look... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 28, 2013 5:51 PM

Welcome To The Era Of Robot Bloggers, Journalists And Writers tagged “Article”

Would you like this (or any) content less if a robot had written it? The media is filled with news items abut how robots and algorithms are taking the work away from real, kind and personable human beings. That is... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 19, 2013 2:04 PM

You Must Read This! tagged “Article”

What has become of the words that we read? There are many converging forces that could lead you to believe that the skilled craft of formulating words that raises the general public's IQ, informs the world and inspires us to... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 14, 2012 1:38 PM

The Tragedy Of Comments tagged “Article”

Is the discourse dying? Nick Denton - the founder of Gawker - generated a heap-load of comments the other day when he announced at the South by Southwest conference that the way blog comments are published has failed to boost... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 4, 2012 9:53 PM

A Story With No End tagged “Article”

How would you feel about reading an article in your local newspaper that never ended? It seems like the latest buzz is all about creating content (books, magazine or newspaper articles) that never end. Well, I shouldn't say "never," but... Read more

By Mitch Joel


November 16, 2011 8:55 PM

Legacy Thinking tagged “Article”

It's easy to post to Twitter or update your Facebook status. Not much to think about, right? Just because something is easy, it doesn't mean you shouldn't think about it. In my last Blog post, Liar's Remorse, I wrote about... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 1, 2011 8:57 PM

Twitter Doesn't Do Everything Well tagged “Article”

Can Twitter replace newspaper and magazine articles? Jeff Jarvis over at BuzzMachine has an excellent post about Twitter and its ability to deliver the news titled, The article as luxury or byproduct. Jarvis' main point is focused on the idea... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 14, 2011 9:00 PM

Why You Should Write A Book tagged “Article”

There are a lot of books that have already been written about Social Media. There's really not that much more to say... Those two sentences may sounds like a truism, but they are not. It also doesn't matter whether we're... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 1, 201110:33 AM

Demand Better Content tagged “Article”

How would you feel if you found out that everything you are reading in the newspaper was chosen for you by a robot? Would you have confidence in the choice of topics and its quality? Is it even possible for... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 15, 201011:54 PM

Is Social Media Right For Every Business? tagged “Article”

A great man once said, "Do or do not; there is no try." Fine, it wasn't a great man, but when Yoda said that now-classic line in The Empire Strikes Back, many a geek (myself included) nodded our heads as... Read more

By Mitch Joel


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