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August 7, 201411:52 PM

Herding Comments In The Digital Wind tagged “Spam”

The ability to understand the community and engage in the discourse is hitting an all time low (and high) at the same time. Here's a truth: I truly miss the power of the community in social media. It's not that... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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July 22, 2014 8:16 AM

Are Your Customers Frozen? Let It Go! tagged “Spam”

The competition is fierce out there. The battle for the consumer continues to intensify. Brands used to battle with their competitors for the direct relationship, but something new is happening. While I discuss it in much more detail in my... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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July 16, 201411:01 PM

Marketing Fails When You Shift Instead Of Elevate tagged “Spam”

What are you really doing with your marketing dollars? Digital media advertising is now bigger than TV advertising. I didn't make that up. It's a fact. I'm sure there are some advertising executives who would disagree with the data. I'm... Read more

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June 30, 2014 8:27 AM

Why Spam Is Here To Stay (And Getting Worse) tagged “Spam”

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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June 25, 201411:37 PM

The Marketing Of Permission tagged “Spam”

Have you ever tried to unsubscribe from an email newsletter? I don't know about you, but I handle multiple personal and business email addresses, and I sign up for a variety of emails (some are retail or business-based sales ones,... Read more

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May 19, 201411:51 PM

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

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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February 12, 201411:16 PM

The Marketing Moral Compass tagged “Spam”

Are marketer's the most loathed human beings on earth? It is a question worthy of an answer. As a marketing professional, I often wonder where the vocation sits on the list of the most respected and appreciated industries out there.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 18, 201310:44 AM

5 Simple Ways To Get More Creative, Inspired And Smarter Every Day tagged “Spam”

Stop complaining about email. We all get too much email. Most of the time it's about things that should probably be discussed in person (or over the phone) or it's spam. The truth is that the inbox continues to be... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 3, 201312:29 PM

Why Popular Science Killed Their Comments And The Huffington Post Should Too tagged “Spam”

If the comments following this post or any others were gone, how much of a difference would that make? Last week, Popular Science shut off the comments on their website. In an article titled, Why We're Shutting Off Our Comments,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 8, 2012 9:01 PM

Let's Not Mess Up The Internet tagged “Spam”

Do you love Seth Godin? I first met Godin at an Internet event in New York City just prior to the launch of his book, Permission Marketing. This was the early days of the Internet. After reading Permission Marketing, I... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 22, 2012 3:39 PM

The Fatigue Of A Great Offer tagged “Spam”

Was I ever wrong about Groupon. Back in 2010, I was very bullish on Groupon (more on that here: One Product. One Sale. One Day Only. One Exciting New Business Model). It wasn't about prospecting or trying to ride the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 31, 201211:58 PM

The Art Of Fake Familiarity tagged “Spam”

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


March 17, 2012 7:13 AM

The Early Days of Hashtag Marketing tagged “Spam”

Tweet this, get that. It's disruption marketing at its finest. Companies are now using hashtag marketing strategies as a way to create attention by rewarding those who are willing to shill for them (more on that here: DigiDay - Has... Read more

By Mitch Joel


November 16, 2011 8:55 PM

Legacy Thinking tagged “Spam”

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


September 30, 2011 9:57 PM

A Basic PR Blunder That Most PR Professionals Make... Constantly tagged “Spam”

Public Relation professionals do the darndest things. Some background first: I practiced journalism, worked in communications and did a stint in a PR agency before shifting full bore into marketing and communications. My journey (which includes this Blog) has also... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 26, 2011 2:55 PM

Don't Forget To Be Human tagged “Spam”

Technology makes it easy to... Say "no." Ignore somebody. Speak your mind without looking someone in the eyes. Be "off the cuff." Quit. Brag. Be greedy. Spam people. Be rude. Blow someone off. Close yourself off from the opinions of... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 16, 2011 7:21 PM

Spamming Mechanisms tagged “Spam”

It used to be a very clear line between what was considered spam and what was not. Things have changed over the course of the past decade. I'm with the Wikipedia definition of spam: "to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately,"... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 20, 201010:55 PM

The Myth Of Location tagged “Spam”

Why hasn't Foursquare and other location-aware platforms taken off? Let's not dismiss the amazing growth that online platforms like Foursquare have had, but they certainly do not have the mass adoption trajectory or passionate users like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 7, 201011:21 PM

Moving Marketing From Your Eyes To Your Hands tagged “Spam”

I have a personal gripe with anyone who questions what Social Media can do for their business. We toss around the words "Social Media" as if it's like saying, "I need a 30-second spot." It's a mistake. We keep on... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 27, 2010 9:11 PM

Are Brands Really "On" Twitter? tagged “Spam”

Are brands doing the right thing when they join Twitter and get involved? It's a tough question to answer. One person's "right way" is another person's "wrong way." An example I am fond of repeating is that of a company... Read more

By Mitch Joel


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