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October 22, 201411:30 PM

It's Not My Job Anymore tagged “Direct Relationship”

Do brands still need to be convinced about digital marketing? It's done. It's over. Digital marketing is an integral component of a proper marketing mix. In fact, I can selfishly argue that digital marketing is more important than most traditional... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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October 1, 201411:05 PM

Was Eleven Years Of Relentless Blogging Worth It? tagged “Direct Relationship”

It was eleven years ago today... Actually, that's a bit of a lie. I started blogging eleven years ago yesterday. It wasn't every day (at first), but quickly - over time - the pace picked up. It was less about... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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July 9, 201411:54 PM

The Chasm Between Knowing And Doing tagged “Direct Relationship”

We have terrible habits, don't we? I have so many issues. There are nights when I go to bed without flossing (I'm just too lazy). That's going to cause some extra scraping by the dental hygienist. I try to eat... Read more

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June 26, 201411:40 PM

Decide Now: Pageviews Or Real Depth tagged “Direct Relationship”

It's hard to get both. Pageviews, clicks, shares... that is the common currency of online marketing these days. Don't kid yourself. When brands talk about engaging consumers on social media, they're not really talking about any depth of engagement or... Read more

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June 19, 201411:10 PM

The Only Screen That Matters tagged “Direct Relationship”

The only screen that matters is the screen that is in front of me. Welcome to the one screen world. We used to talk about three screens (TV, computers and mobile), but we're closing in on the one screen world.... Read more

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June 12, 2014 8:44 PM

These Two Data Points Demonstrate What's So Wrong With Marketing Today tagged “Direct Relationship”

You will have to read this twice. It's that incomprehensible. There was an article published today in Marketing Charts titled, Few Digital Marketers Feel That Digital Has Delivered As A Branding Vehicle. I was so depressed after the reading the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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June 5, 201411:57 PM

Frayed Emotions When It Comes To Brands tagged “Direct Relationship”

Are we at the end of brand loyalty? First, let's be clear: I am not talking about loyalty or rewards programs. Those work. They work well. They're going to continue to work. If a consumer is already shopping with you... Read more

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May 21, 201411:45 PM

Rage Against The Marketing Machine - CTRL ALT Delete (One Year Later) tagged “Direct Relationship”

CTRL ALT Delete came out one year ago today. I couldn't believe it when the notification popped up in my calendar today. My second business book, CTRL ALT Delete, is a one year old. Where did the year go? It... Read more

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May 13, 2014 3:57 PM

Bring Back The Corporate Blog tagged “Direct Relationship”

Blogs don't have a chance against Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Don't blame blogs for this, but let's be honest: if given the opportunity the vast majority of consumers would rather read a quick 140 character tweet, watch a video or... Read more

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April 29, 201410:52 PM

Is Bethany Mota The Future Of The NewFronts? tagged “Direct Relationship”

Maybe we'll just stop calling them 30 second spots in the future? What would the world of advertising be like if the 30 second spot actually started playing second fiddle in the advertising mix (what if it moved over to... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 13, 2014 8:51 AM

The Failed State Of Branding tagged “Direct Relationship”

How well do you think brands are doing? Brands are going to have to face the music. It's a ruse that has (probably) been going on longer than anyone cares to admit, but it's something that has showed itself -... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 6, 201411:43 PM

What Is The Point Of A Website In 2014? tagged “Direct Relationship”

It's not all about what the mobile experience will be about. The one screen world. It's a concept often written about in these posts and it's an ideology that was created to force brands to start thinking about true customer-centricity... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 16, 2014 9:10 AM

Change Your Marketing. Change Your Brain. tagged “Direct Relationship”

Don't stop advertising. Don't stop marketing. Let's agree to stop the madness. Do a quick search online for the "death of marketing and advertising," and you will be shocked at the level of discourse out there. It has become so... Read more

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December 19, 201311:00 PM

This Blog Is Dead tagged “Direct Relationship”

Let's admit it. Blogging (as we knew it) is dead. Is your blood boiling? Are you priming your fingers to lambast this thought in the comment section of this post? Go back in time. Not even all that ago and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


November 13, 2013 2:00 PM

The Future Of Digital 2013 tagged “Direct Relationship”

Business has changed. This was the pure sentiment of my second book, CTRL ALT Delete, which came out this past summer (and, if you're so inclined, I would love for you to pick up a copy of it today). A... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 8, 2013 1:57 PM

Say Cheese! Instagram Allows Entrepreneurs To Start A Business In A Snap (Literally) tagged “Direct Relationship”

There are a few converging global forces at play that are creating a new marketing and business opportunity, unlike anything we have seen to date. Call it, "The Instagram Economy," or whatever, but Kickstarter's ability to help entrepreneurs fund their... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 27, 2013 8:56 AM

The Depressing State Of Social Media Marketing tagged “Direct Relationship”

How do you think brands are doing when it comes to social media marketing? My friend, Chris Brogan (co-author with Julien Smith of Trust Agents and The Impact Equation), laments the state of social media marketing in one of his... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 24, 201311:25 AM

Maybe You Should Quit New Media tagged “Direct Relationship”

If you think it's dumb, don't do it. Not many marketing professionals are willing to do that. Recently, I saw a quote from a famed author who said: "I'd rather stick pins in my eyes than tweet." Personally, I'd rather... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 21, 201311:11 AM

The Content Crash tagged “Direct Relationship”

At what point do consumers push back, unfriend, unfollow, unplus and whatever else? This does not spell the end for social media, but there is a common thought in the digital universe that goes like this: create relevant content and... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 4, 2013 7:45 PM

The New Digital Experience tagged “Direct Relationship”

So, which were your favorite Super Bowl ads from this past Sunday? It's the time of the year when brands are glued to their social media analytics to try and decipher if the millions of dollars spent for a thirty-second... Read more

By Mitch Joel


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