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December 14, 2010 8:48 PM

The Real World tagged “Virtual World”

If there's one acronym I hate, it's this one: IRL. IRL stands for: In Real Life. People talk a ton about what they're doing online versus what they're doing in the real world. People often talk about meeting-up in the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 26, 2010 4:36 PM

The Next Big Thing Online Could Well Be Anonymity tagged “Virtual World”

With more and more people adding more and more personal stuff about themselves online, it's fascinating to think that the next big thing in the online world could well be anonymity. While it's easy to take a contrarian view of... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 3, 201010:07 PM

The Real Business Of Virtual Goods tagged “Virtual World”

Would you let your child buy a virtual sofa for their room in Habbo Hotel? Let's forget about the fact that most young people don't even care about Habbo Hotel anymore (or do they?), but the thought of spending any... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 7, 201011:21 PM

Moving Marketing From Your Eyes To Your Hands tagged “Virtual World”

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


March 27, 2010 8:20 PM

The Truth About Online Reputation Management tagged “Virtual World”

Here's another dirty little secret about your brand and how you manage your online reputation... There's no difference between what's being said online and in the "real world." In fact, let's call a moratorium on the separation of the two...... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 12, 2009 9:22 AM

Augmented Reality - A Marketer's Primer tagged “Virtual World”

If you're looking to stay slightly ahead of the Digital Marketing curve and wondering if virtual worlds like Second Life are going to make a comeback, Augmented Reality could well be "what's next" and a huge skip past virtual worlds.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 29, 200910:14 AM

Publisher's Weekly Offers Up The First Review Of Six Pixels Of Separation Book tagged “Virtual World”

Following is the first print review of my forthcoming book, Six Pixels of Separation, courtesy of Publisher's Weekly. The real "first" review was a video review done by Chris Brogan (over here: Don't Trust My Review of Six Pixels of... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 24, 200910:30 PM

Twitter Is Going To Kill RSS tagged “Virtual World”

Information overload. We're all dealing with it. We were dealing with it when there were only a handful of publishers and producers. Now, everyone is a publisher and producer. We used to be able to count on our RSS readers... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 18, 2009 8:57 AM

Re-imagining The Business Conference tagged “Virtual World”

In August of last year, I wrote the Blog post, Changing Business Through The Unconference, that looked at a new kind of gathering in which individuals were connecting and collaborating online to create an event in the real-world that was... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 13, 2009 9:32 PM

In World tagged “Virtual World”

When was the last time you thought about virtual worlds? Do you have an avatar? When was the last time you were in Second Life? It became amazingly apparent that we have switched from talking about Second Life to Twitter... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 17, 2008 2:37 PM

Third Life For Virtual Worlds tagged “Virtual World”

When was the last time you thought about the online virtual world, Second Life? Most of our attention shifted out of Second Life over to Twitter and FriendFeed. It turns out virtual worlds are not dead. According to this news... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 9, 200811:53 PM

The Ultimate Digital Marketing Course tagged “Virtual World”

The problem with Digital Marketing is that it can't be taught at the university level. Between trying to find educators who are well-informed in this space and getting a proper text book vetted and approved, we're probably a long ways... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 8, 200811:54 PM

The Agency Of The Future Is... tagged “Virtual World”

The Agency of the future is the Digital Marketing Agency of today. (but that's not how they spin the news). MarketingVox released a news item today titled, Marketers' Top 10 Wish List for Agencies of the Future. The results of... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 2, 200811:49 PM

We're Just Getting Started... And You Should Too tagged “Virtual World”

A couple of days ago, I asked this question: Are You Excited To Be Here? While the question was more geared towards your motivation to serve the Marketing industry, it is directly tied into the thoughts in this Blog posting.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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February 25, 2008 9:12 PM

Social Media Marketing Full-Day Seminar Comes To Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary And Vancouver tagged “Virtual World”

As part of my commitment to IAB Canada - Interactive Advertising Bureau (full disclosure: I sit on the Board of Directors), I will be teaching my full-day seminar on Social Media Marketing on the following dates across Canada again this... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 29, 200810:44 PM

Second Life - Here's Who Is To Blame... tagged “Virtual World”

Have you been watching the Second Life and Virtual World backlash lately? I find it all a little funny. You have Disney scooping up Club Penguin for lots of millions, newly-formed agencies cutting major Brand gigs and deals with some... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 26, 2008 4:56 PM

Social Media Journey tagged “Virtual World”

“'I was frustrated about not having a singer,' explains guitarist Neal Schon, 'so I went on YouTube for a couple of days and just sat on it for hours. I was starting to think I was never going to find... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 19, 2008 3:48 PM

How To Make Money By Giving Something Away For Free tagged “Virtual World”

This Social Media - Web 2.0 world we've all come to embrace might well be causing some serious business issues that all of us will have to face in the coming years. While there is no economic proof of this,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 31, 200711:19 AM

The Webkinz Effect And The Second Wave Of Virtual Worlds tagged “Virtual World”

If you have kids, odds are you know about Webkinz. It is a stuffed animal that you buy at retail, it comes with a nametag and code that you claim online at the Webkinz website. Once the "pet" is registered... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 28, 200711:25 PM

Emotional Branding Can Happen In Online Social Networks tagged “Virtual World”

Over the years I've mentioned Maslow's hierarchy of needs on countless occasions when looking at why Social Media and Online Social Networks have taken hold. While I've never taken a psychology class (correction: I've never passed a psychology class), I've... Read more

By Mitch Joel


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