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BlogWell for sure. Large brands actually talking about what they're doing rather than pontificating?
I'd also add Forrester's events.
And keep hearing about the death of SM conferences, which I think is true.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 4 social media conferences for big brand folks to attend in 2013
I read her post, shook my head and thought maybe I was just disconnected (despite mentoring students).
I sent her post to 2 under-25 friends; first one's comment was "as soon as I read she was 22, I stopped reading and dismissed it" and the other's response was "she does realize that even if she's working for herself, she's working for clients and is answerable to them, right?"
Unfortunately, I don't think she does.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Arrogance Of Being Right
@davefleet @RobertFrench I'll play devil's advocate. I wonder if Burger King has ever paid for trending or a campaign on Twitter. I think Twitter shoulders some responsibility here.
3 months ago on Burger King Twitter Hacking: Take A Chill Pill
Here's the article I referenced on Facebook from The Verge: http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/18/4001722/hacked-burger-king-account-embarrasses-brand-friendly-twitter
No punditry, but they talk about the issues with Twitter, the need for better security and verification (2 factor verification), and what this means for Twitter as they try to get more brands to pay money.
Smart, intelligent and based on issues they know. Or, what journalism should be.
And in PR, there are no holidays as someone should always be alert. The fact that there's been no comment on Facebook - an apology for the language, at least - is surprising and telling.
@SkinCEO I think so - it looks familiar. But there were a few at the same time, and one blew up in Asia.
4 months ago on MuckerLab avoids the “sophomore slump” with its second demo day
GetMeRated reminds me of a binary iPhone app - trying to remember the name - which asked if you liked something or not. It was mobile only, really well done. And totally blanking on it.
It all amuses me, but I seemed to be the only person that didn't like Virgin and had issues with them when they launched. When you go for hipster, and the marketing department talks about how great it is that they talk to so and so on Twitter, it shows that they just don't care about the traveler, but about their persona and being hip.
Turns out they were just douchey, and won't be sad to see them go.
5 months ago on Virgin America’s business flounders as it doubles down on party planes
So how you going to explain that one always hangs lower? You could have fun with this about which one it is, and how it depends on how lucky one is in life.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on WTF Did You Say?! About uneven body parts...
I like the disclaimer that it's not a food blog. Man, I really gotta start updating my food blog more. :/
6 months ago on Who Wants Free KitchenAid Products for their Kitchen?!
Interesting take on the LA tech scene. As someone that will easily point out the differences and issues, yes there are some.
But to ignore Idealab and what it has done in the LA area (I'll count Pasadena as LA), as well as what was done here during the dotcom era that still resonates throughout the Web is giving way too much credit to the new incubators and too little credit to what came before.
6 months, 1 week ago on A ShoeDazzle Hail Mary is coming in 2013. But is it just too late?
@LYF108 Yep, and people will love to turn any crisis into a way for them to profit. And that's what a lot of the whining seems like - you offended me, I want you to make it good.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://socialmediaclub.org/blogs/from-the-clubhouse/kitchenaid-tweet-political-debate-under-firestorm-0
I like my tweet that they'd be inundated with "experts" offering advice. I think the takeaway here is to always double-check Twitter before hitting send - or to use different apps (mobile and desktop) for different accounts.
@mcarney Yep, amazes me how little some of them are in the media - or even the ones that have had successful (or semi-successful) IPOs, like Cornerstone OnDemand or Boingo. And Idealab seems to not be in the mix half the time because it's in "oh so far away" Pasadena.
And just wanted to see where they aligned with my thoughts. I agree on some of yours, think there's reason others aren't thought of with the hive think.
10 months, 1 week ago on Shake Up: BeachMint CMO Suddenly Quits, New COO Joins
Interested to hear who you think are companies that are deserving of more acknowledgement in LA.
@JsLampe But you're in Iowa, and that's flyover country for the tech press. :/
10 months, 1 week ago on Exactly How Screwed Is PayPal? (Hint: Very)
@davefleet You work in a rarefied agency, though, where they actually encourage risk taking, outside thinking, blogging and other stuff. And are an independent that doesn't have to worry about a holding company.
But I think other agencies are still in dog fights and pissing matches with advertising, marketing, SM firms for the budgets. I meant silos in that instance.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Six essential shifts in social media strategy
Well, there's the necessary and the reality. Agencies have no vested interest in breaking down silos.
Or you can just say it really doesn't work. Of all the monthly services I had - and it's 3 - all have since been cancelled as I realized that the kitsch was over, and I didn't need the products.
Plus the cost/benefit analysis geek in me made me realize that I was better off just going to Target, etc to get stuff like razors, and being close enough to most stores, still buy my clothes the old fashioned way.
Software subscriptions - in particular SAAS ones - continue to charge monthly.
1 year ago on Subscription Commerce Isn’t a Revolutionary Business Model, It’s a Smoke Screen
@kale Pre-Trendscape. It was the Iconocast days. Yes, I'm dating myself.
1 year ago on One Man’s Email Newsletter Leads the Fight Against Tweet Overload
Sad that Dave himself fails to mention Davenetics, one of the must-reads during the dot-com era. Similar to Next Draft, his newsletter was a must-read during the era (along with Michael Tchong's newsletter that I'm blanking on). Yes, he was aggregating stories and adding his opinion, but he was like the original Techmeme.