Blog Archives May 2008
May 31, 2008 8:33 AM

Just What Is Social Media Anyway?

I think Lee Lefever over at Common Craft does a mighty fine job of explaining Social Media (in plain English... as he always does): If you like, here's the direct link to the Common Craft video: Social Media in Plain... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 30, 200811:56 PM

Six Ways Social Media Can Help You Land The Job

For the record, I've always hated the concept of a "job." A job sounds so blasé, as opposed to finding the work you were meant to do. There have been countless posts around the Web (and even in print) discussing... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 29, 200811:16 PM

The Connected Agency

I had a slew of flights this week and was finally able to tear through a Forrester Research report called, The Connected Agency, by Mary Beth Kemp and Peter Kim. Peter was kind enough to shoot it over to me... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 28, 200811:52 PM

Content Is Everything

There's no doubt that, in this day and age, everything is content. Whatever we produce - from Blog postings to pictures and videos to audio - everything we do, say, photograph and shoot is now published, posted, shared, commented on... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 27, 200811:42 PM

How To Find The Best Content - One Tool To Help You Stop Drinking From The Fire Hose

I should have Blogged about this sooner. Whenever you get an email from Bryan Eisenberg (co-author of Waiting For Your Cat To Bark? and Call To Action, Blogger over GrokDotCom and the dude from Future Now Inc.) that says, "have... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 26, 200811:55 PM

All Links Are Not Created Equal

I must be some kind of glutton for punishment. If you publish a Blog, you may well be hopping over to Technorati to see your global ranking or to check your Authority. If you don't, you may well be less... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 24, 200811:36 AM

Word Of Mouth Marketing And Viral Video Ecstasy

If you happen to be in Toronto on June 12th, 2008, you should make it a point to join me at the CMA - Canadian Marketing Association - Word of Mouth Marketing conference called, From Mass To Grass (full disclosure:... Read more

By Mitch Joel


May 23, 2008 6:37 PM

Internet And Culture

Skimming through the latest issue of Wired Magazine (June 2008), there's a small feature on Brian Eno called, The Eno Evolution. Since this is the fifteenth year anniversary issue, Wired (who describes Eno as the "proto-typical Renaissance 2.0 artist") asked... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 22, 200811:56 PM

"The Best Advice I Ever Got"

Fortune Magazine had an eye-grabbing cover story in the May 12th, 2008 print edition called, "The Best Advice I Ever Got". It's a simple compilation of celebrated people from all walks of life (business, Hollywood, military and more) reflecting on... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 21, 200811:56 PM

Personal Branding, The Entrepreneur And The Next Great Frontier

I was blown away by the May 19th, 2008 op ed piece in The Wall Street Journal on page A15 titled, The Next American Frontier, written by Michael S. Malone (author of the upcoming book, The Protean Corporation). "New papers... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 20, 200810:02 PM

The Pulse Of Marketing

Just a thought: If mass advertising claims to have its finger on the pulse of society, I think Digital Marketing has its finger directly on the throbbing arteries. Now, back to non-medical references on the power of New Media.... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 19, 2008 7:01 AM

The Age Of Conversation

Last year, I missed the boat in contributing to an online book/project called, The Age of Conversation. It's an assortment of Blogger types each writing a unique post about the new online social-ness of it all. It is organized by... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 17, 200812:40 PM

Blogging Is Big Business... There Goes The Neighbourhood

If you think there is a lack of fake Blogs, Spam Blogs and otherwise unsurely types doing everything they can to make some dough off of Blogs, I have some bad news. It's going to get a lot worse if... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 16, 200811:52 PM

Cloud Computing And The Nervous Marketer

There is some great weekend reading all about how our data is moving on up to the "cloud" (the Internet). We're freeing data from one or multiple physical locations and moving everything we have on to the information superhighway. Before... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 15, 200811:57 PM

PowerPoint Help

I figure I would turn to the community to see if there is something (anything) to help me with two Microsoft PowerPoint issues that I have. You can feel free to leave a message below or email directly. Please keep... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 14, 200811:41 PM

Content Play

I need to find the source for the quote: "reputation is the new PageRank." I've been thinking a lot about the role content is taking on in the world of Marketing and Advertising. For the past three days, I've been... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 13, 200811:06 PM

Seth Godin Knows Marketing... And More

It's day two at the CMA - Canadian Marketing Association - National Convention and Trade Show (full disclosure: I am the co-chair of this event). And, after hearing Avinash Kaushik (Occam's Razor, author of Web Analytics - An Hour A... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 12, 200811:15 PM

Prime Time Is All The Time

The New York Times ran an article today titled. In the Age of TiVo and Web Video, What Is Prime Time?, by Brian Stelter. I'm sure it's a good read, and I will get to it, but it's the title... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 11, 2008 9:55 AM

Present Like Steve Jobs

I flagged this BNET video to watch a little while back, but never got to it... until now. It's pretty good, and it covers some big ideas around presentation structure and performance. Give it a watch: BNET Video - Present... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 10, 2008 7:20 AM

Digital Nomads And The New Workforce

There's something about the weekend that gets me in the mood for bigger think pieces. Don't get me wrong, I still love my Blog feeds, but I am more inclined to read a bigger/deeper article as I gear up to... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 9, 2008 4:35 PM

An Idea Whose Time Has Come - National Digital Media Day

I wonder how quickly I would have found out about National Digital Media Day were it not for Twitter? I love this idea. Here's the scoop, straight from the wiki (where else?): "An annual day to raise the profile of... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 8, 200811:56 PM

At What Price Authenticity?

It seems simple enough. If you want to get beyond making connections in Social Media and Web 2.0 channels, you have to move towards truly engaging with Consumers (and, more importantly, empowering Consumers to connect to one another - all... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 7, 2008 7:58 PM

Even If You Don't Have Kids, You Better Pay Attention To Grand Theft Auto

It was just confirmed that Grand Theft Auto IV, which was released on April 29th, 2008, has shattered every single entertainment industry opening...ever - we're talking music, film, books, you name it - raking in five hundred million dollars in... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 6, 2008 8:34 PM

Is Witnessing The Same As Being A Journalist?

After listening to one of my favourite Podcasts, For Immediate Release - The Hobson and Holtz Report, I was struck with a thought about those who have become Citizen Journalists (pretty much any one of us who can report on... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 5, 200811:56 PM

More Presentation Zen - Six More Tips For Presentation Mastery

Six Pixels of Separation has been getting lots of link love and attention courtesy of Garr Reynolds. Garr is the author of the amazing book, Presentation Zen, and has a Blog by the same name. I had a conversation with... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 3, 200811:52 PM

Blogging Gets A Second Wind

There were two moments in the online world that looked to change the way we look at Blogs and Blogging. One, was when video started gaining ground. It seemed like both audio and video Podcasting was going to trump text-based... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 2, 2008 6:22 AM

Global News - Hyper-Local News - Toss Your TVs

" brings together the resources of journalists around the world and makes live streaming video easy to find and use on your computer. As of today, there are nearly 150 channels of live streaming video here - that number is... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 1, 200811:06 PM

Google Me

I am always amazed to hear how many people have set up Google News Alerts specifically on their own name. It's equally surprising to hear the tales of what they discovered about themselves. It is a great first step. If... Read more

By Mitch Joel