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November 26, 201511:00 PM

Why The Newspaper Business? tagged “Montreal Gazette”

There was some news in the media about my future yesterday. Let me start off with this: I am not leaving Mirum (formerly Twist Image). I will not be putting less time into Mirum (in fact, I've been working harder... Read more

By Mitch Joel


November 2, 2015 8:30 AM

Twitch Goes Creative And Fake Twitter Followers May Have Nothing To Do With You tagged “Montreal Gazette”

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

By Mitch Joel


November 20, 201212:28 PM

Two Steps To Success tagged “Montreal Gazette”

How well are you planning for success? It was the late nineties when I took on a marketing position at Airborne Entertainment. The company's vision was to deliver big content on little screens. Yes, nearly a decade ago when all... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 6, 2012 6:51 AM

On The Road (Warrior) Again tagged “Montreal Gazette”

Now - more than ever - it's possible to do business from anywhere at any time. For over ten years, I've been doing my best to figure out how to be as upwardly mobile as possible. To ensure that I... Read more

By Mitch Joel

October 23, 2012 5:29 AM

The Lance Armstrong Effect tagged “Montreal Gazette”

Much has been said about Lance Armstrong lately. Not much has been said by Lance Armstrong, himself. It used to be easy to lay low, even if you were a celebrity. But, in the world of the real-time Web, mobile... Read more

By Mitch Joel

September 25, 2012 9:39 AM

Where Everybody Knows Your Name... And Face tagged “Montreal Gazette”

Have you ever found yourself being tagged in a Facebook picture that makes you feel just a little bit uncomfortable? Things just got a whole lot creepier. We live in a day and age when people rage against the machine... Read more

By Mitch Joel

September 11, 2012 7:39 PM

Quirky Turns Us All Into Sharks And Dragons tagged “Montreal Gazette”

Have you ever seen the TV show Shark Tank or Dragon's Den? Being an entrepreneur is hotter than ever. Individuals are starting to realize that global economic forces are abound, and that the sanctity of a traditional office job with... Read more

By Mitch Joel

August 28, 201210:39 AM

The Mailbox Re-Invented And Brought To You By Amazon tagged “Montreal Gazette”

"Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." About 2500 years ago, Greek historian Herodotus said this during the war between the Greeks and Persians when... Read more

By Mitch Joel

August 14, 2012 9:52 AM

Are You In The Business of Awesome? tagged “Montreal Gazette”

It's hard to be great in business today. It's not that businesses don't try, it's that their every waking move is now being recorded in text, images, audio and video and being published live for the world to read via... Read more

By Mitch Joel

July 31, 201211:58 PM

The Art Of Fake Familiarity tagged “Montreal Gazette”

Pitches are getting worse. I recently got an email pitch from a public relations specialist that read something like this: "Hey Mitch, I work with Lame Corp. I'm a big fan of your blog and your newspaper articles. I know... Read more

By Mitch Joel

July 17, 201210:32 AM

Planning World Domination With $100 tagged “Montreal Gazette”

Portland, Oregon seems like the perfect place to hold the World Domination Summit, doesn't it? No, this isn't some kind of Austin Powers joke. The city best known for its unconventional creative thinkers, farmer's market, food carts and people with... Read more

By Mitch Joel

July 3, 201210:12 AM

The New Electricity tagged “Montreal Gazette”

You can't click a trackpad without seeing some kind of chart that compares the growth of the Internet and mobile connectivity to traditional media channels. As newspapers, television and radio lament plunging advertising dollars, and not a week goes by... Read more

By Mitch Joel

June 19, 2012 9:39 AM

In The Age Of (Digital) Anxiety tagged “Montreal Gazette”

Are you stressing out? In a world of global economic instability, a deplorable job market, the digitization of everything, Occupy Wall Street movements, student protests and the general atrocities of a sadistic few, the headlines - whether you read them... Read more

By Mitch Joel

June 5, 2012 7:44 PM

Is Social Media Too Good To Be True? tagged “Montreal Gazette”

Has the Internet turned into a wasteland of hollow ideas and groupthink? Is it possible that in a day and age where any one individual can have an idea and publish it in text, images, audio and video for the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 22, 201210:27 AM

Building Loyalty Beyond Reason tagged “Montreal Gazette”

It seemed like everything changed in business overnight. At one, unique moment in time, we shifted from a world where we dreamed about being able to collect data and information about our customers, to a world where personal computing was... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 8, 201210:24 AM

This Is Being Recorded... By You tagged “Montreal Gazette”

The art of self-tracking. It was one thing to know where I was going. It was a totally different experience to know how far I had been, how much further I needed to go, what my expected time of arrival... Read more

By Mitch Joel

April 24, 2012 7:47 AM

The Next Billion-Dollar Startup tagged “Montreal Gazette”

The truth about Instagram. There wasn't a building high enough for me to jump off of when I first heard about Facebook acquiring Instagram for a billion dollars two weeks ago. I know that sounds extreme, but I'm honest enough... Read more

By Mitch Joel

April 10, 201211:30 AM

The Church And State Of Advertising tagged “Montreal Gazette”

Are marketers poisoning the well?  When I first started publishing music magazines back in the nineties, I kept running into the question of ethics. We were a two-person operation back then and my job was not only handling all of... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 27, 2012 1:17 PM

The Start-Up Of You tagged “Montreal Gazette”

Welcome to Generation Flux. The January 2012 cover story of Fast Company magazine was all about Generation Flux. You've head of Gen X, Gen Y and more, but what is Generation Flux? Our business world has been through some tumultuous... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 13, 201210:57 AM

Rise Of The Indie Brand tagged “Montreal Gazette”

The art of marketing is a fascinating beast. Last week, I had the pleasure of delivering the opening keynote address at The Art of Marketing in Toronto. With over 1500 business professionals in attendance, I shared the stage with people... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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