Blog Archives March 2007
March 31, 2007 8:27 AM

Montreal Gazette Article And How Blogs Give Us All The Power To Be An Editor

The Montreal Gazette has an article today on the cover of their Working section called, Who Motivates You? The article was written by Max Harold and I was interviewed as a part of it. Pre-Blogs and social media we counted... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 30, 2007 7:35 AM

Newspapers And Youth Readership - Does This Make Any Sense?

I saw this news item from Editor & Publisher: Papers to Tackle Youth Readership Puzzle At Big Conference. The news item reads: "Beginning Sunday, March 25, some 400 publishers, editors, journalists and experts from 74 countries will meet in Washington,... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 29, 2007 8:24 PM

iPerceptions Offering Up A Free Webinar On Using Customer Feedback To Increase Online Satisfaction Scores

Full disclosure: iPerceptions is a client of Twist Image and this is a shameless plug for their upcoming American Marketing Association free webinar (which Twist Image has nothing to do with - other than being excited to attend) titled, The... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 28, 200710:36 PM

Virtual Worlds Making Real Waves This Week With Conference Announcement And MTV Play

I got an email invite from Chris Sherman (one of the guys behind SES - Search Engine Strategies) to a new conference called - Virtual Worlds Fall - Conference and Expo, which is taking place October 10th -11th , 2007... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 27, 200710:33 PM

Social Media And Marketing Works - Geek Dinner Montreal Is Proof Positive

There's been a lot of talk online about some very bad apple Bloggers in the past few days (it's disgusting and sad). Instead of continuing on that meme, it got me thinking about how those few should be shadowed by... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 26, 2007 9:53 PM

Chaos Scenario 2.0 - Bob Garfield Drops Another Classic Article For Advertising Age

I was a huge fan of Bob Garfield's article, Inside The New World Of Listenomics, which I blogged about here: Marketing Article Of The Year - Inside The New World Of Listenomics By Bob Garfield. I was wearing a smile... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 24, 2007 8:41 PM

Podcasters Across Borders 2007 Comes To Kingston This Summer

It's hard to believe that I only met Bob Goyetche and Mark Blevis in September 2006 at PodCamp Boston. I had heard of the Canadian Podcast Buffet and their conference, Podcasters Across Borders, but my true exposure to the channel... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 23, 200711:40 PM

DemoCamp Montreal 2 Drops Next Thursday

I grabbed a coffee this afternoon with Akoha, Billions With Zero Knowledge and Social Entrepreneur, Austin Hill, who informed me that DemoCamp Montreal 2 is taking place on Thursday, March 29th, 2007 at Society for Arts and Technology (SAT). I... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 22, 200711:10 PM

More On Permission-Based Stalking - I Mean Twitter

Chris over at SearchAnyway PPC is looking for some Permission-Based Stalking... I mean Twitter action. Definitely a clever way to get attention. Definitely a new way to "leave a comment" and, definitely, a unique way to build a personal brand... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 21, 2007 6:25 PM

Power Within Montreal - Updates, Announcements And Opportunities

Let's start with updates: Power Within Montreal happens very soon. It's Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007 from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm at the Palais des Congres. If you're interested in seeing Bill Clinton, Anthony Robbins and myself along with Jerry... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 20, 200710:04 PM

Twitterati Or Stalkerati - Personal Brands Takeover

What is Twitter? Some are calling it micro-Blogging, some are calling it web-based chat. I think I've got it: Permission-Based Stalking. Yep, that's what Twitter is - someone is giving you permission to stalk their every "what are you doing?"... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 19, 2007 7:40 AM

Building A Business Book Community - Questions For John Wood

We're in the midst of the launch for Foreword Thinking - The Business and Motivational Book Review Podcast presented by HarperCollins Canada with me as your host. I'm still stumped about how I'm going to manage two Podcasts, this Blog,... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 17, 2007 7:10 PM

Trust Economies - The New Marketing ROI

It happens all of the time. Regardless of the group, association or company that is asking to either meet for business development or a speaking opportunity - every group wants to know if I can create an equation that defines... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 16, 200710:11 PM

Foreword Thinking Podcast - The Book (Podcast) Is Out Of The Bag

HarperCollins Canada Presents: Foreword Thinking - The Business and Motivational Book Review Podcast is about to launch. Today, the news of its pending debut was the Marketing Daily Top Story over at Marketing Magazine: HarperCollins Launches Podcasts With A Twist.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 16, 2007 1:54 PM

Welcome To Foreword Thinking: The Business And Motivational Book Review Podcast

A while back I was contacted by HarperCollins Canada about the possibility of creating a Podcast on the topic of business and personal development (motivational) books. The timing was perfect as I was grappling with the Montreal Business Book Review's... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 15, 2007 8:04 PM

Twitter - Can Your Company Or Podcast Do It?

Twitter does not seem to be loosing any steam. Quite the opposite. Not a day goes by where I am not receiving several notifications from individuals who have requested to be informed as to, "what I am doing?" Man, do... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 14, 2007 8:57 PM

Waiting For Your Cat To Comment - What Makes People Post Comments On A Blog Or Podcast?

I had an early morning chat with Bryan Eisenberg. Eisenberg is an online marketing guru and master of understanding the power of conversion (getting people to buy things). He has helped author the amazing books, Call To Action and Waiting... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 13, 200710:35 PM

Lessons From Facebook Or Online Social Networks May Be Too Social

Two instincts kick in when you join any online social network: 1. Add as many people as you can. 2. The more people you're connected with the better you feel. Why is that? Where is the value in adding people... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 12, 2007 5:55 PM

Citizen Marketers Co-Author - Jackie Huba - Appears On The Next Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

I just got off the phone with Jackie Huba - co-author (along with Ben McConnell) of Citizen Marketers - When People Are The Message and Creating Customer Evangelists. Huba also Blogs over at the always great, Church Of The Customer.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 10, 2007 8:51 AM

Superb Weekend Reading Featuring Microsoft, Sony and Apple

There was quite a bit of travel on my schedule this past week. I usually wind up printing some of the articles I've tagged in and I catch up in between bursts from magazines like Wired, Fast Company and... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 9, 2007 6:06 AM

Bum Rush The Charts - Can The Wisdom Of Crowds Beat Out The Music Industry... Again?

Overall concept: bitch slap the music industry (again). Here's what the Bum Rush The Charts Blog says: "On March 22nd, we are going to take an indie podsafe music artist to number one on the iTunes singles charts as a... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 8, 200710:10 PM

Al Gore - David Suzuki And The Inconvenient Truth Of It All

Last year I was extremely moved by the documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, where Al Gore delivered his now-Oscar-Winning presentation on climate control. Shortly thereafter, I was approached by a friend (thanks Jeffrey) to get involved with Les Amis of the... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 7, 2007 8:00 PM

Google News Alerts Now Grabbing Content From Twitter

I could hardly believe my Outlook in box this morning. For obvious reasons, the term "mitch joel" is set as a Google News Alert for me. I prefer to receive Google News Alerts via email because when I am on... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 6, 200710:47 PM

The Power Within Ottawa - A True Passion For Life

There are far too many naysayers out there. When word got out that I will be speaking at The Power Within event in Montreal featuring people like former United States President Bill Clinton and Anthony Robbins on April 3rd, 2007,... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 5, 2007 7:40 AM

Blogs - A Marketers' Secret Weapon Full-Day Seminar - This Thursday In Toronto

Blogs - A Marketers' Secret Weapon full-day seminar is presented by the CMA - Canadian Marketing Association - and taking place in Toronto this week: Thursday, March 8th, 2007 at the Holiday Inn on King. I developed this one day... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 3, 2007 5:34 PM

Montreal Podcasters Raise The Bar

Just listening to three Montreal Podcasters do their thing. The creativity and spirit in Montreal rattles my cage every day. First off is Hugh McGuire and his incredible project at LibriVox where he is taking all public domain book titles... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 2, 2007 8:40 PM

Online Social Networks Will Help Drop The Divorce Rate

With everything happening in social media and the proliferation of online dating, it got me thinking that because of the power of six pixels of separation (not the Podcast title, but the concept - a world where individuals are connecting... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 1, 2007 8:31 AM

Montreal Business Book Review - Where Art Thou?

There has been plenty of silence surrounding the Montreal Business Book Review. What was supposed to be one book and one discussion per month has come to a grinding halt, and it's my entire fault. First, allow me to apologize.... Read more

By Mitch Joel