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February 23, 2017 5:24 PM

What Humans Want Vs. The Chatbot Struggle tagged “Media”

Do you think that chatbots are the future? You cannot not throw a marketing professional down a flight of stairs these days without the word "chatbots!" tumbling out of their mouths. There is no doubt that building automated tools for... Read more

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February 16, 2017 9:46 PM

Is The Chief Marketing Officer A Company's Weakest Link? tagged “Media”

Marketing has become a much more important corporate function. There is no denying that. We live in a world where ad spending will reach close to $500 billion in 2017. Digital advertising had $17.6 billion in investment from US companies... Read more

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February 14, 2017 2:50 PM

It's Not Easy To Be A Loving Brand These Days tagged “Media”

Be careful what you wish for. Never has a sentiment been so true like it is for brands these day. We have never lived in a more politically-driven and open-social environment at the same time. Brands should be spinning like... Read more

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February 10, 201711:07 AM

Don't Confuse Growth For Relevance tagged “Media”

Just because something does not post Wall Street growth, it does not mean that it is dying or no longer relevant. This may seem obvious, but it doesn't look so obvious if you study the current marketplace and business climate.... Read more

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February 9, 2017 6:39 PM

Pump And Dump Does Not Generate Great Content tagged “Media”

"Let's share everything. There's lots of good stuff here. Did you catch that?" Put aside the issue of narcissism (and, this is both brand and personal brand narcissism). With the persistence of live video and push to real-time marketing, there's... Read more

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February 2, 2017 2:03 PM

Facebook Is Not A Media Company (Today). Facebook Is The Mass Media (Tomorrow). tagged “Media”

What makes a piece of content a television show, a movie, a YouTube clip? It's not a new discourse. It's something that many (including little old moi) have discussed, dissected and drafted articles about (for years). The thought is simply... Read more

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February 1, 2017 4:34 PM

The Frightening Ramifications Of High-Frequency Advertising tagged “Media”

If you think that creativity will be safe from the automation of everything, you are wrong. It's not a question of "if" creativity and advertising will be automated, it is a question of "when." Whether we like it or not.... Read more

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January 31, 2017 5:09 PM

The Easiest Way To Navigate This Media Minefield tagged “Media”

It turns out that nobody knows what's what when it comes to the media anymore. Who do you trust for your news and media? Now, picture that media outlet. Which way does their news slant? Left? Right? How partisan are... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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January 28, 2017 5:37 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #345 tagged “Media”

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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January 27, 201710:27 AM

Global Perspective, Different Perspectives And Many Opportunities tagged “Media”

How much do you really know about China? How much do you really know about Alibaba? Here's a thought: You don't have to do business in China to appreciate, understand and capitalize on what is going on there (even if... Read more

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January 26, 2017 8:08 PM

New Platforms + Meager Results = Same Old Song And Dance tagged “Media”

Explosive growth on a platform does not (often) come with great marketing results for brands. If brands love one thing, it's the ability to insert themselves into a space where an audience gathers. The assumption is that because people have... Read more

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January 18, 2017 1:30 PM

Be More Human Without Being Too Personal To Build Your Brand tagged “Media”

There's a new discourse happening online. In a world of uncertainty, fear and a platform that lets hate be distributed at scale, many people (myself included) are feeling a very different sentiment. As brands (and their messages) are being throttled... Read more

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January 13, 2017 2:50 PM

Why Personal Branding Is Like A Viral Video... And Why It Shouldn't Be tagged “Media”

"Personal Brand"... talk about a saying that has become so polarizing. The year was 1997. Business thinker Tom Peters grabs the attention of the world with his Fast Company article, The Brand Called You. It truly does usher in a... Read more

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January 12, 201711:35 AM

7 Steps To Define Your Content Center Of Excellence tagged “Media”

"You're that social media guy, right?" I get that. The branding guy. The marketing guy. The tech guy. The media guy. The writer guy. The business book guy. The speaking guy. Depending on how people interface with me (and my... Read more

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January 6, 2017 2:26 PM

Find Your Brand's Content Marketing Groove tagged “Media”

You have to know who your content resonates with. When you know this, you need to burrow deep and keep delivering. This is why content marketing will continue to struggle for brands. Brands are being sold a false bill of... Read more

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January 3, 2017 2:45 PM

Programmatic Advertising Creative. Winter Is Coming. tagged “Media”

Software eats the world. Statements like that are all fine and dandy, until they start hitting a little too close to home. Software is knocking on the door of the advertising world, and many are none-too happy about it. While... Read more

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December 29, 2016 1:51 PM

If Your Agency Is Not Consulting, Then What Is It Doing? tagged “Media”

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

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December 28, 2016 1:59 PM

Math Is Hard... Or How To Make Your Advertising Count tagged “Media”

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

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December 16, 2016 3:42 PM

Every Piece Of Your Attention Is Being Monetized tagged “Media”

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 12, 2016 8:03 AM

PewDiePie, YouTubers And The Future Of Celebrity - The Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM tagged “Media”

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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