Digital dude, dad to 3 outstanding boys, Big Thinker, Gooner, Old School Skater, Linchpin, calls it like I see it and I make a mean bowl of chili.
Great post, G. But you know the keys, well at least in my local area, that you touched on; Be uncomfortable, have realistic expectations and be willing to take some risks are really tough for a lot of corporate and even mom and pops to handle. They read an article and suddenly they know that (insert PR or marketing effort here) worked for (insert brand here)...so why wouldn't it work for them? There are a lot of people unprepared to handle those three points I mentioned, which are probably the three most important things IMO.
4 months, 1 week ago on PR: What Business Leaders Need to Know
@KenMueller My relationship with him taught me how to raise my kids and to break the cycle. I could have easily fallen into that same trap, but without the mental anguish. After talking to someone who served with him and knowing why he had won the medals he'd won (we found after going through his belongings, even my mother didn't know about them), it all made sense. Now being told by my three boys that I'm the best dad ever and all that makes what I went through worth it.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Post-Father’s Day Social Media Reflections
Thanks Ken for including me in this.
I agree with everything you said, Ken...even had the same thing happen to me at Hot Topic and another store, Buckle. The biggest thing about all of this, though...is that one can never prepare for what I can "human behavior". That means, a day where the dog made a mess of the house, their spouse left them, the kid was arrested, etc. Anything that can make an impact that is big enough to sway someone from not buying or whatever the function would be. So immediately, the knowledge of the buyer persona has changed. But on the other hand, it could be the opposite situation where the buyer is an emotional buyer.
9 months ago on The Problem With Buyer Personas
Welcome to the dark side, Jeff. I'm glad that you stepped up and stated this. I'm like Geoff, voted for Bush in 2000, lost me when the wars started and it's been downhill since. Your list of why, just barely skims the surface.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Goodbye Republican Party, It’s YOU Not Me
Fox was showing timely reports when everything first happened yesterday, but it didn't hardly any time before their "experts" were saying this looked like an Al-Qaeda attack, Muslims, etc. I personally don't care about posting about Boston, but whenever a, what basically equates to hate speech, is started, then yeah, there's a problem. Which, correct me if I'm wrong Sam, I think pissed you off. I have no respect for anyone tied to Fox News at all. The only thing that they do is spit out false facts, lie, twist the truth and share vitriol towards anyone who doesn't agree with them. I hate that the ugly side of humanity always comes out during times like this instead of reacting as everyone did at the marathon and help out.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Journalist Sinks to New Low; Newsjacks #BostonMarathon
Thanks for the shout out, RAT! You're the best!
11 months ago on Gin and Topics: Dedication Edition
I love OXO products and evidently they have some very patient, yet savvy people. It's unfortunate that it escalated to the point it did and it really seems as if it's sour grapes. I like the insert on the page where the letter resides about offering trademark primer for inventors. Great stuff, Ginster
1 year ago on The OXO/Quirky Debate: What OXO Did Really Well
Alan! Alan! Al! Wait..that's not Alan. That's Steve. Steve! Steve! Great picks this week, Gini
1 year, 1 month ago on Gin and Topics: Ad Libbing for NFL Players and Animals
Great post, Kary! Having worked in radio, I can relate to this very well. It all rings true, especially the script part. I worked with the PD and had an overnight shift...got in trouble for varying from the playlist one night. Imagine that.
1 year, 2 months ago on Programmed Content Kills Community
Great post, Sam. Love the analogy....and yes, I'll have that beer.
1 year, 4 months ago on Adopting a New Perspective on Success
@samfiorella @Sean McGinnis Thanks M for including me on this great list of smarties & thanks Sam & Sean, check is in the mail!
1 year, 6 months ago on 100 People Who Don't Get Enough Credit Online
@C_Pappas Look on Ebay or Amazon for the keyboard covers, you can get them for just about any laptop nowadays.
1 year, 8 months ago on Travel Essentials for Speakers, Authors, and MarComm Pros
I usually get @ginidietrich to carry my stuff, but in return I have to carry her hair accessories and a box of Sharpies. Seriously, I try to carry light as i can, there were several witnesses to me hand-writing(yes I did) notes at Social Slam. I have a few other gadgets I carry as well; extended battery case for my phone, an external USB charger that takes regular batteries, depending on how long I'll be, I may just bring my iPad or longer than 2 days, I bring my ultrabook and iPad. Excedrin & sinus congestion pills are a must for me.
@HowieSPM Yes there is Howie! I bought an ultrabook instead of a Macbook Air and it works just fine and is lighter than an iPad.
@adamtoporek @blogworld Cheers, Adam. It's a work in progress for sure. Would love to make new connections also. Feel free to contact me on twitter and we can go from there!
1 year, 8 months ago on What It’s Like To Own Guitar.Com
@John_Trader1 Thanks John. It's something I believe in. When we bought the site, the statement we kept going back to was to make sure we live and believe in what we're doing. We're surrounding ourselves with people who believe in it as well...that helps a lot!
Thanks for doing this, Jayme!! I appreciate it greatly! Now go work on your forehand.
@samfiorella I think that fact that Dave has, what three times?, the followers and engagement than the station says a lot. Ignorance of something isn't always bliss.
1 year, 8 months ago on When Personal and Corporate Brands Collide
While I am somewhat speechless at the stupidity of the station, I am really not surprised. Loads of companies can't see the forest for the trees. This was a great opportunity to become a leader in the community and instead now a villain. This would be an interesting case study for those new to the social media world. Great job, Sam. Thanks for sharing.