New Haven, CT, USA
Writing, communications, web. Poetry, cheese & wine enthusiast. Friend to ducks and manatees everywhere.
I worked at a start-up, once. Yeah.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on When Startups Flounder, Is PR To Blame?
Right on, Chief Alien. I've missed chatting with you.
I mentioned on FB that I had lost weight - for months FB served up ads for diet fads and diet products. Nope, not interested. And no thank you.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Your Business Will Not Survive Long Term Without Trust
Hey. I resemble that remark (#4).
1 month, 4 weeks ago on 12 Most Do Now Online Reputation Punch List Items
@RebeccaTodd Hi Rebecca - only just stumbled upon this. Glad I'm not the only one "bottom lining it" as you say. Put down the mylanta!!
2 months ago on The Happy Friday Series: Glass Half Empty & Happy
@AlaskaChickBlogHappy 2014 to you! I like fearless as a theme. I'm still not sure about 2014 BUT I want 2015 to be the year of travel. So maybe 2014 is the Year of Big Bucks.
2 months ago on The Happy Friday Series: 5 Always Reasons To Be Happy
I love Jamie. She definitely makes me happy.
3 months, 1 week ago on The Happy Friday Series: Suddenly Delightful Jamie
Hey I like any lady with a hot temper.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Happy Friday Series: Alaska Chick
@jonbuscall Just saw this Jon - you are TOO kind. Thank you. I always find that my candor paves the way -
It was really the three of us at the beginning, wasn't it?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Happy Friday Series: Being Happily Half Empty
Whoa I was asleep all day, so I missed this! Stupid cold!
Thanks much for the kind words Jayme. I'm like a pretzel: salty and pleasantly twisted. Certainly not for everyone!
I appreciate you and your unrelenting energy too. Like UNRELENTING!
3 months, 4 weeks ago on The Happy Friday Series: Being Happily Half Empty
4 months, 3 weeks ago on How To Message Map E-Book Debut
Loved this Gini. Honest and useful as all heck.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Experience: The One Business Regret I Have
Brava mon amie.
5 months, 1 week ago on 7 Speaking Tips You Never Heard Before
I'll join your team Jayme.
I think Marcus Sheridan and Stan Smith are doing a bang-up job of monetization. I know less about Marcus, but Stan will even teach you how to do it yourself.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Who’s Monetizing Online?
"Floppy-eared angels." That is so sweet.
Jon, we've both been there, and I'm glad we're not there anymore. Let there be dogs and more dogs. Glad to know you.
6 months ago on The Happy Friday Series: Without Woofs I’d Be Nothing
@New England Multimedia @Soulati | Hybrid PR no Social Slam 2014? How did I miss that?!
Jayme you will be sensational. Can't wait to read the excited tweets about you.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Speaking And Presenting Are Brand Builders
Vishal, thank you for your thoughts about mobile apps for business. I have two other thoughts/questions for you.
Does it really make sense for EVERY business to have a mobile app? What, for example, would Jayme need a mobile app for? To me, it makes the most sense for her to have a mobile-friendly blog (which she has)...what value does an app add for someone like her?
Another key consideration is audience. I highly recommend checking the site analytics and seeing if traffic is even coming in through mobile devices before creating an app for those devices - why build it if they don't want it?
7 months, 1 week ago on Why Mobile Apps Make Sense For Your Business
I think it's true that as consumers, when we see these trends, we flee to other brands. But does it become rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic? It sure feels like that to me. I felt bummed reading your post (no fault of your own) so instead I'm going to chide you gently for drinking Stella Artois.
7 months, 1 week ago on Big Brands, Consumers And The Festering Sea
Also, I disagree that this is a generational thing. Please don't put me in that box?
For me, I've never been afraid to stare down something difficult. This has nothing to do with my age.
The media is critical to a healthy democracy. They're the watch dogs, they keep us honest and they keep each other honest. Sometimes the news is not happy news.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Rolling Stone PR Faux Pas
@AmyVernon I'm with Amy on this one. Couldn't have said it better myself.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Rolling Stone PR Faux Pas
@Soulati | Hybrid PR @jennwhinnem @1ad_dad I wonder if it's 'sensitivity marketing' or more like a checklist or something. I know people roll their eyes at what has itself been turned into a dirty phrase - political correctness - but I do think that's necessary. Aren't focus groups a part of this process? How did nobody think of this? Or maybe the focus groups were of people who would buy this product, young people, who maybe didn't think of this? I'm thrown back to one of I think your earliest posts Jayme, about the loud Sunchips bags. How did nobody catch how loud they were?
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Urban Outfitters Needs Sensitivity Marketing