Blog Archives November 2006
November 30, 2006 9:20 PM

There Is So Much News That We're Not Even Paying Attention To It

The past twenty-four hours have dished out some major headlines. I fear that there is so much news that we're not even able to comprehend how significant it has been. Here's what has made my ears perk up in the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


November 29, 200611:35 AM

Geek Dinner Toronto II.1 Becomes Geek Dinner III

A couple of weeks back, when I realized how many of my fellow social media digerati were speaking and attending the New Media For Communications conference, I thought instead of doing a Geek Dinner Toronto, why not just have a... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 29, 200611:21 AM

New Media For Communications Conference - Day Two

Terry Fallis - co-host of the Inside PR Podcast and partner at Thornley Fallis just finished his invigorating presentation, Look Who's Talking, Too: Podcasting As A Medium For The Message And How To Know If It's Right For You. Beyond... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 28, 2006 1:26 PM

New Media For Communications Conference - Day One

It's after lunch and Sumeet Khanna (Director, Windows Live Services - Online Services Group, Microsoft Canada) is giving his presentation, Internal Communications: Pros and Cons of Introducing Blogs To Your Employees. He's riding through the various flavors of internal Blogs,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


November 27, 2006 8:50 AM

At The CMA - Canadian Marketing Association's Seminar, Blogs - A Marketers' Secret Weapon, And We Are Getting Ready To Blog

Is it still that hard to figure out? Here I sit (after waking up at 3:30 am to catch my flight) in Toronto as a bunch of marketing professionals look on and watch me type this. I'm demonstrating - through... Read more

By Mitch Joel


November 25, 2006 1:39 PM

Too Many Blogs - Too Many Podcasts

When is enough? I was just looking at my Google Reader and then zipped over to iTunes when I noticed some new Podcasts has been published... and then it struck me: how will I ever consume everything that interests me?... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 24, 2006 8:12 AM

Great Line-Up At The New Media For Communications Conference In Toronto Next Week - Do You Smell Another Geek Dinner Toronto?

I was asked by the organizers of The New Media For Communications Conference - Harnessing Web-based Pathways to Increase Stakeholder Contact, to give a presentation titled, No Control or KNOW Control: What Communicators Need To Know About A World of... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 23, 2006 6:22 AM

Montreal Business Book Club Gets New Name - Enter The Montreal Business Book Review

** PLEASE NOTE: THE MONTREAL BUSINESS BOOK CLUB NO LONGER MEETS ** Special thanks to Jeffrey Hart for the perfect suggestion. Even though I'm based in Canada, this is a great Thanksgiving treat (thanks Jeff). While I'm not one to... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 22, 2006 6:01 PM

Marketing Magazine Looks At Canadian Marketers And Social Media

Socially Awkward - Traffic to social networks is exploding, and marketers are 'very gingerly' trying to fit in, is the article written by Rob Gerlsbeck in the November 2-/27 2006 issue of Marketing Magazine. I had a chance to be... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 21, 2006 2:24 PM

Mobile Marketing Is Going To Be An Eleven Billion Dollar Industry

More from the InfoPresse Mobile Day... Malik Yacoubi from Mobilito was throwing mobile marketing stats all over his presentation, Au-dela de la voix... des applications qui depasent votre imagination (roughly translated as, Over And Above Voice, Here Are Some Applications... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 21, 2006 1:07 PM

Are We Over Hyping Mobile Marketing... Again?

I am attending the InfoPresse Mobile Day today. It's a half-day conference featuring many people talking up the merits of the mobile space and, more specifically, how mobile marketing (or making money through advertising on mobile devices) is rolling on.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 20, 200610:26 AM

First Impressions Count - Then What Does Your CV Say About Your Personal Brand?

I got an email from Anna Farmery of the Blog and Podcast, The Engaging Brand. I had the pleasure of guesting on The Engaging Brand - Show #019 - Six Pixels of Engagement, back in August and Anna asked me... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 18, 2006 2:48 PM

In Second Life Having CopyBot Makes You King... And That's The Problem

You can't leave the metaverse of Second Life for more than a minute without something major happening. Turns out that CNET reports ('Second Life' Faces Threat To Its Virtual Economy) there's a new threat to the Second Life economy: "The... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 17, 200611:50 PM

Bringing Home The Gold... And Silver

I'm in Toronto attending the CMA - Canadian Marketing Association - annual awards. I had the pleasure to serve as the Senior Judge for their New Media category. It's a big night. Guys in tuxes (even saw someone in a... Read more

By Mitch Joel


November 16, 2006 2:28 PM

Goodman For Good Years At Twist Image

A few weeks back I announced on this Blog that Alexandre Henault had joined the Twist Image team (it was here: Alexandre Henault Joins Twist Image). I also said that I would do my best to keep corporate communications out... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 15, 2006 9:17 PM

CaseCamp Second Life In December

I got an email from Bryan Person of Bryper and New Comm Road that CaseCamp Second Life is happening on December 14th, 2006. Instead of cross-posting (not a fan of that) here, you can read my full post about CaseCamp... Read more

By Mitch Joel


November 15, 200611:12 AM

Blogs - A Marketers' Secret Weapon - Date Change For Toronto Seminar

Special thanks to Andra over at the CMA - Canadian Marketing Association - for helping me with a scheduling conflict. The new date for the Toronto seminar of Blogs - A Marketers' Secret Weapon is Monday, November 27th, 2006 from... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 14, 200610:28 AM

Andy Nulman Adds Shock, Surprise (And A Little Bit Of Awe) With His New Blog

Andy Nulman was instrumental for many years in bringing the infamous Just For Laughs Montreal comedy festival to the global stage. He then went on to co-create Airborne Entertainment which provides mobile content like ringtones, wallpaper, games, video and more.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 13, 2006 6:31 AM

Google News Alerts Are Getting Better

While it's no secret, I'm still surprised at how few people actually use Google News Alerts to track things like when your company, clients or topics of interest are mentioned in the global news. It's really simple: you hop over... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 11, 2006 9:02 PM

iPod More Popular Than Beer For College Kids

I was just watching the national news on NBC and there was a report on how Tower Records is in the final days of their going-out-of-business sale and the iPod played a huge role in this shift away from buying... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 10, 200611:33 PM

Podcasting As Conversations Or From Ireland With Love

I noticed today that Podcasting In Ireland (for a second time) featured a snippet from Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast along with commentary from the hosts. This is a very cool project. Check out how the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 9, 2006 6:47 AM

Geek Dinner Toronto II - The Conversation Continues

I'm zonked. Dead on my feet. We did not finish up Geek Dinner Toronto II until a little past midnight this morning. Michael Seaton and I sent out invitations via email and our Blogs and over twenty of Toronto's Digerati... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 8, 2006 6:56 PM

What I Learned At CommsCanada 2006 Today

I was asked to give the keynote at CommsCanada 2006 today. The conference was produced by Melcrum - a company that provides research reports, publications and events targeted at communications professionals. CommsCanada 2006 was billed as "Leveraging Internal Communication for... Read more

By Mitch Joel


November 7, 2006 9:40 AM

Advertising Age Gives You The Search Marketing Fact Pack 2006

This is a cool freebie. Ad Age is offering a fifty-page-plus guidebook called Search Marketing Fact Pack 2006. Here's what you get: "For example, on page 38 we detail 12 search-engine optimization strategies for 2007 - you should know that... Read more

By Mitch Joel


November 6, 2006 7:26 AM

WOMMA Wants You (And Your Blog) To Get Ethical

A press release hit the wire last Thursday from WOMMA - Word Of Mouth Marketing Association titled, WOMMA Ethical Blogger Contact Guidelines. The subtitle read: "10 Principles for Ethical Contact by Marketers." I love the fact that WOMMA immediately explains... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 4, 2006 8:52 AM

Thoughts On The Saturday Morning Newspaper

I consider myself a news junkie (you don't want to see my in box flushed with e-newsletters, Google News Alerts and other breaking news notifications - a peek into Google Reader to see my feeds might also freak you out).... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 3, 2006 8:58 AM

Is Blog Marketing A Non-Issue?

When I first entered the search business, there was no Google. The only people even claiming to know how to monetize the search engine space was an auction-based pay-per-click company called,, that most pundits felt would never make it.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 2, 2006 8:20 AM

Canadian Band Uncle Seth To Simulcast Concert In Second Life

With all of the big name brands now entering Second Life, sometimes the cool, interesting tidbits just slide on by. Podcasting-friendly band, Uncle Seth (who also happen to be Canadian), are currently planning to simulcast an upcoming live concert in... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 1, 200612:16 PM

100 Million Websites - The Tubes Are Full

This story on CNN really caught my eye: Web Reaches New Milestone: 100 Million Sites. If the song, 57 Channels (And Nothing On), is accurate, just imagine what that says about the Internet. The article goes on to say: "There... Read more

By Mitch Joel