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Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Blog is marketing and communications insights from the edge. Mitch Joel will unravel the complex world of digital marketing and social media with the perspective of a digital marketing agency. The Six Pixels Of Separat



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Porsche Tries To Beat Uber, Amazon Can Recognize Your Voice And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:25:49 PDT

Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on iHeart Radio, if you're interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what's going on in the digital world. I'm really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up on listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel. width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/347142548&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"> This week we discussed:  We had an amazing walk this weekend to help out the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. It's called Light The Night, and if you would still like to donate, please feel free to click here and save some lives.   Uber got their stay of execution in Montreal. It's not just taxis. It's car sales too. This is one of the macro trends of our digital economy: no need to own stuff, when you can get it on demand. Well, Porsche is jumping into the on-demand subscription model business as well. For $2,000 a month subscribers to Porsche Passport can summon a 718 Boxster, Cayman S, Macan S or Cayenne on demand. For $3,000 a month, drivers get access to 22 different Porsche models. Registration, insurance and maintenance costs are covered, though subscribers still have to pay for fuel. They can swap for as many different models as desired during the month. Right now, the test program is open to 50 people in Atlanta... is this the future? No car ownership? From the "Creepy Files": Amazon just released an update to their ever-growing Alexa/voice business (still not available in Canada!). Now, Alexa can recognize different voices and give personalized responses. So, at the office... or at home... Amazon now knows your voice.     App of the week: Anchor. Tags: advertising agency alexa amazon amazon alexa amazon echo anchor anchor app app of the week apple brand business blog charity chom fm ctrl alt delete ctrl alt delete with mitch joel digital economy digital marketing digital marketing agency digital marketing blog digital media echo facebook google guest contributor i heart radio j walter thompson jwt leukemia and lymphoma society of canada light the night light the night walk marketing marketing agency marketing blog mirum mirum agency mirum agency blog mirum blog mirum canada mirum in canada mitch joel mitchjoel montreal radio morning show mornings rock with terry dimonte on demand on demand economy porsche radio segment radio station six pixels of separation social media technology terry dimonte twitter uber uber montreal wpp  chom 977 fm [...]



Entrepreneurial You With Dorie Clark - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 05:13:26 PDT

Episode #588 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/346987770&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"> If you don't think business and opportunity has changed much since technology and connectivity mind-melded, you have not been paying attention. Being "in business" does not mean what it used to mean. Individuals (people like you and I) can (and are) building multiple streams of income doing the work that matters to them on their own time. The results - for many - have been staggering. No one knows this better than Dorie Clark, and this is the area of focus for her latest book, Entrepreneurial You - Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams And Thrive. Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and also the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, the New York Times described her as an "expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives." A frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, she consults and speaks for clients including Google, Microsoft, and the World Bank. She has been a dear friend for several years, and she's even won multiple Grammy awards (not a typo). Enjoy the conversation... You can grab the latest episode of Six Pixels of Separation here (or feel free to subscribe via iTunes): Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast #588. Tags: advertising advertising podcast attention audio blog blogging brand branding business blog business book business podcast business thinker connectivity david usher digital marketing digital marketing agency digital marketing blog digital media dorie clark duke university entrepreneur entrepreneurial you facebook fuqua school of business google grammy grammy award harvard business review itunes j walter thompson jwt leadership leadership podcast management management podcast marketing marketing blog marketing podcast media microsoft mirum mirum agency mirum agency blog mirum blog mirum podcast multiple streams of income new york times reinventing you social media stand out technology twitter world bank wpp [...]



Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #381

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:22:40 PDT

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for Interesting, Tilt the Windmill, HBS, chair of Strata, Startupfest, Pandemonio, and ResolveTO, Author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist's Manifesto) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person "must see". Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  Operation Luigi: How I hacked my friend without her noticing - The Hacker Known As "Alex". "Ever wonder how people get hacked? Here's a good (funny, simple) description of someone hacking a willing victim. Few nefarious tools here: Mostly Google, some experimentation, and a bit of dumb luck. Get two-factor authentication already." (Alistair for Hugh). Paula Simons: The man who wasn't there: Who is Mr. Mak, the missing mayoral mystery candidate? - Edmonton Journal. "Want to run for office without actually showing up? I can't tell if this is a prank, idiocy, or flat-out genius. But whatever the case, there's a story here. And, I'd watch the hell out of the resulting documentary." (Alistair for Mitch). China is opening a new quantum research supercenter - Popular Science. "China is putting $10 billion into a new quantum computing centre. Do you get the feeling that they are doing some long-term strategic planning at the highest level, and putting money where their strategy is? Do you think we can say the same in Canada or the US?" (Hugh for Alistair).  The Path to Power in China - Bloomberg Politics. "Given the ... strangeness ... of western politics these days, I've been wondering how the political system operates elsewhere. Here's an overview of how the small group of elite leaders are chosen." (Hugh for Mitch). These Are The People Behind Million-Dollar Sales Of Companies That Sell On Amazon - BuzzFeed. "When people think of Amazon, they think of retail... selling stuff. Amazon is so much more than that. From web services to media platform and beyond. Still, if you did want to focus in on Amazon and the retail space, here's some information that might spark an entrepreneurial dialogue: why not start a business on Amazon only and then sell it... for millions of dollars... with a huge multiple? Yes... it's a very real thing." (Mitch for Alistair). Ev Williams Wants To Save Media -- Again. But Some Writers And Publishers Are Skeptical - BuzzFeed. "Is it just me, or is Medium getting better and better? I love Medium. Smart people writing smart stuff across a myriad of topics. It's free to publish, and writers can even (try to) make money on the platform now. I know some marketers might consider Medium a 'rented property' and not the idea place to publish ideas (get your own blog and own the direction connection with the audience  right?)... or is it? What if Medium is the ideal place to publish, read and (gasp) even pay for great content? It could be... right?" (Mitch for Hugh). Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. Tags: advertising agency alistair croll amazon bit current bit north bloomberg bloomberg politics book a futurists manifesto brand business blog buzzfeed china complete web monitoring digital marketing digital marketing agency digital marketing blog disruption edmonton journal entrepreneur ev williams facebook gigom google harvard business school hugh mcguire human 20 iambic j walter thompson jwt lean analytics librivox link bait link exchange link sharing managing bandwidth marketing[...]



Business Leaders Really Can Make A Difference

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 07:36:29 PDT

I need your help... and my timeline is tight.  In just 3 days (this coming Saturday) I will participate in Light The Night Walk to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. This has been a tradition since October 2011. I do this to honor my best friend's daughter, Leah. She battled leukemia at the age of five and (thankfully) lived to tell about it. I also do this to honor those who were not as fortunate. Sadly, I know too many people who are not with us - from young children of friends to friends' parents. I am just a humble servent in this battle... please consider sponsoring me for this walk. It's easy... just click here. Back in 2010, my best friend called to let me know that his five year old daughter, Leah, had cancer... leukemia. My world collapsed. A few weeks prior she was at my kid's birthday party, laughing, playing... perfect. Now... leukemia? It was - without a question - one of the hardest moments in my life... trying to understand, and take in what my best friend was telling me about his daughter. I went into a tailspin. Leah's courage throughout her nightmare is what pulled everyone through - family and friends. If there were ever a definition for the word "survivor" it is Leah. After a lengthy and hard battle, she is - thankfully - in remission. This year she started High School. Why am I asking you to help me in support of this noble cause?  I do my best to put out lots of content every week. This makes it over five thousand entries over the years. This isn't about me raising money. It's about our kids and the randomness and cruelty that is leukemia and because none of us are safe. Please help. I set a goal of $10,000 to raise from friends and family (and we're VERY close!). I do realize that times are tough, and many of us are watching our wallets just a little bit closer than we usually have, but please consider giving something. If over the years, any of my content has struck a chord with you, made you smile, made you see your business world in a different way, I hope that you will consider this ask as the "tip jar" for my thoughts. Thank you, kindly... In case you did not know, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada is waging war on blood cancers, and making a huge difference. Survivals rates continue to increase.  Tags: advertising advertising agency blood cancer brand business business blog business leader business leadership cancer cause marketing charity content content marketing digital marketing digital marketing agency digital marketing blog disruption innovation j walter thompson jwt leader leadership leukemia leukemia and lymphoma society of canada light the night light the night walk marketing marketing agency marketing blog mirum mirum agency mirum agency blog mirum blog mirum canada mirum in canada mitch joel mitchjoel six pixels of separation wpp   [...]



The Mind-Blowing Julie Slick On This Month's Groove - The No Treble Podcast

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:51:39 PDT

Julie Slick is this month's conversation on Groove - The No Treble Podcast. You can listen the new episode right here: Groove - The No Treble Podcast - Episode #34 - Julie Slick. Who is Julie Slick? Many people know Julie Slick as a virtuoso bassist and composer. Some know her best for her work in the progressive rock outfit, Adrian Belew Power Trio (yes, he of King Crimson fame). Her story is much deeper and more astonishing than you might imagine. From her humble beginnings at the genesis of School of Rock to her own projects and music (EchoTest). Julie is someone who doesn't just push the instrument forward - in terms of playing style, sound, and technology - but she is also someone trying to break boundaries of what people think of when they hear the bass. Often the loops and effects take the instrument (and her songs) to a whole other stratosphere. This is what makes her a truly original player and someone who defines groove in her own unique way. Melody, innovation, technology, technique and her own borderless attitude, makes Julie one of the most fascinating musicians laying it down these days. Enjoy the conversation... Listen in: Groove - The No Treble Podcast - Episode #34 - Julie Slick. src="https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=2767275868/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/transparent=true/" style="border: 0; width: 100%; height: 120px;">Groove - Episode #34: Julie Slick by No Treble What is Groove - The No Treble Podcast? This is an ambitious effort. This will be a fascinating conversation. Our goal at Groove is to build the largest oral history of bass players. Why Groove? Most of the content about the bass revolves around gear, playing techniques, and more technical chatter. For us, bassists are creative artists with stories to tell. They are a force to be reckon with. These are the stories and conversation that we will capture. To create this oral history of why these artists chose the bass, what their creative lives are like, and where inspiration can be found. Tags: adrian belew adrian belew power trio bass bass player bass player podcast bass podcast bassist digital marketing echotest electric bass electric bass podcast groove groove no treble groove no treble podcast groove podcast innovation julie slick king crimson mitch joel mitchjoel music podcast musician no treble no treble podcast progressive rock rock school of rock six pixels of separation technology   [...]



Scott Galloway Rants On The Digital Age - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 05:26:57 PDT

Episode #587 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/345896776&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"> He's one of the most respected thinkers in digital media. It's mostly due to his YouTube rants... and he pulls no punches. It takes many people aback, because Scott Galloway is not your typical YouTuber. Scott is a Clinical Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business where he teaches brand strategy and digital marketing. In 2012, Professor Galloway was named "One of the World's 50 Best Business School Professors" by Poets & Quants. He is also the founder of Red Envelope and Prophet Brand Strategy. Scott was elected to the World Economic Forum's Global Leaders of Tomorrow and has served on the boards of directors of Urban Outfitters, Eddie Bauer, The New York Times Company, and UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. I first discovered Scott's work as the Founder of L2 research (now owned by Gartner) and his incredible keynote presentations on state of the digital economy called, Winners And Losers In The Digital Age. Most recently, Scott published his first business book, The Four - The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, and it's an incredible read. Enjoy the conversation... You can grab the latest episode of Six Pixels of Separation here (or feel free to subscribe via iTunes): Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast #587. Tags: advertising advertising podcast amazon apple audio blog blogging brand brand strategy branding business blog business book business podcast business thinker david usher digital age digital economy digital marketing digital marketing agency digital marketing blog digital media eddie bauer facebook gartner google hass school of business itunes j walter thompson jwt l2 l2 research leadership leadership podcast management management podcast marketing marketing blog marketing podcast media mirum mirum agency mirum agency blog mirum blog mirum podcast new york times new york times company nyu nyu stern school of business poets and quants professor prophet brand strategy red envelope scott galloway social media the four twitter uc berkley urban outfitters world economic forum wpp youtube youtuber [...]



Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #380

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:00:55 PDT

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for Interesting, Tilt the Windmill, HBS, chair of Strata, Startupfest, Pandemonio, and ResolveTO, Author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist's Manifesto) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person "must see". Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  Everipedia is the Wikipedia for being wrong - The Outline. "Wikipedia was originally going to be written by 1,000 paid librarians. Instead, it became the world's biggest example of what happens when people apply their cognitive surplus to curation. That curation takes a lot of time and effort -- pages on topics like climate change or gun control are constantly being edited, rolled back, and locked down. And some people think that's an affront to free speech. What if it wasn't curated, and nobody checked sources? That's what Everpedia is." (Alistair for Hugh).  This Future Looks Familiar: Watching Blade Runner in 2017 - Tor.com. "I'm ridiculously excited to see the new Blade Runner. I can't imagine not having seen the original, but apparently some people still haven't. Here's a pretty jarring look at what it's like to see the dark sci-fi original for the first time, through the eyes of someone living in the modern world." (Alistair for Mitch). This Is the Perfect Facebook Post - Vice. "If I'm not mistaken, Alistair grew up in Atlantic Canada, now home of the greatest Facebook post ever." (Hugh for Alistair). Group of White Men in Patagonia Vests Confused for VC Fund, Raise $500 Million - Fortune. "Pretty spot on." (Hugh for Mitch).  Does Even Mark Zuckerberg Know What Facebook Is? - New York Magazine. "Most of us spend a significant amount of our time thinking about technology and how humans interact with it. We also think a lot of about Facebook. Facebook is big. Facebook is not what you think it is. This is a great (and long) read about the current state of Facebook. There are many layers to this story. There are many layers to this company. You may think that you know what Facebook means... would may be mistaken." (Mitch for Alistair). The Coming Creativity Explosion Belongs to the Machines - SingularityHub. "This is the hard stuff for all of us to ponder. It's not the tasks that no one wants to do when it comes to automation. It's not the tasks that we can't even think about doing when it comes to automation. It's the creative stuff. The creative work is the work that we believe will always be relegated to human beings. I've said it before... and I will say it again: if we think that automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence will change everything and stop at creativity, we are fooling ourselves... and the computers will have the last laugh." (Mitch for Hugh). Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. Tags: advertising agency ai alistair croll artificial intelligence automation bit current bit north blade runner book a futurists manifesto brand business blog climate change cognitive surplus complete web monitoring creative creativity digital marketing digital marketing agency digital marketing blog disruption everpedia facebook fortune gigom harvard business school hugh mcguire human 20 iambic j walter thompson jwt lean analytics librarians library librivox link bait link e[...]



Join Terry And Me Live In Montreal, Ikea Buys Task Rabbit And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:18:25 PDT

Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on iHeart Radio, if you're interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what's going on in the digital world. I'm really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up on listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel. width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/344996206&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false"> This week we discussed:  UPDATE ON THIS EVENT! - I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I am being told that there is a scheduling/logistics issue that is forcing the date of the event to be moved. APOLOGIES!!! It will be rescheduled soon. If you purchased tickets, you will be notified by the event organizer, and you can decide if you would like a full refund or if you would like to keep your ticket for the new date. Once again, apologies! Next Tuesday (October 10th, 2017) Terry DiMonte will be interviewing me in a very special and intimate charity cocktail event called, Ignite Your Brand - Light The Night. We are both doing this to support the Light The Night Walk (for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada). Tickets are $100, they are going fast and they do come with a charitable donation deduction. Come on down and hang out with us. Twitter is known mostly for one thing (and no, it's not tweetstorms from the current US President) - 140 character. Last Tuesday they announced that it is testing tweets as long as 280 characters. Right now, it's only open to a select few, but it's coming. It is also doing this to level the playing field in countries where languages take up more characters. Others feel like it's another move to grow its stagnating user base.  TaskRabbit allows anybody to go online and find someone to do their tasks for a minimal fee. Need someone to walk your dog? Design a logo? Help you move something? TaskRabbit is one of the originators of the "gig economy." Well, Swedish furniture company, Ikea, has just bought TaskRabbit. What is Ikea's play here?  App of the week: Service. Tags: advertising agency app of the week apple brand business blog chom fm ctrl alt delete ctrl alt delete with mitch joel digital marketing digital marketing agency digital marketing blog digital media facebook gig economy google guest contributor i heart radio ignite your brand light the night ikea j walter thompson jwt leukemia and lymphoma society of canada light the night light the night walk marketing marketing agency marketing blog mirum mirum agency mirum agency blog mirum blog mirum canada mirum in canada mitch joel mitchjoel montreal montreal radio morning show mornings rock with terry dimonte radio segment radio station service six pixels of separation social media task rabbit taskrabbit technology terry dimonte tweet twitter wpp  chom 977 fm [...]



Making Great Choices With Roger Martin - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 04:42:31 PDT

Episode #586 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/344834569&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false"> A legend in the world of business, leadership and management. A true legend. That is a fact when it comes to Roger Martin. Roger has published over ten bestselling business books, the most recent of which are Creating Great Choices (with Jennifer Riel), Getting Beyond Better and Playing to Win. He is known as being one of the individuals behind the inception of concepts like "design thinking" and "integrative thinking." He's an academic (the Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute and the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship at the Rotman School of Management and the Premier's Chair in Productivity & Competitiveness. From 1998 to 2013, he served as Dean as well) and deep thinker (he has written a ton of article for Harvard Business Review and placed third on the 2013 Thinkers50 list. When big companies need to think differently about innovation and strategy, they turn to Roger. In this episode, we discuss his latest book, Creating Great Choices, on integrative thinking and the current business landscape. Enjoy the conversation... You can grab the latest episode of Six Pixels of Separation here (or feel free to subscribe via iTunes): Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast #586. Tags: academic advertising advertising podcast audio blog blogging brand branding business blog business book business landscape business podcast business thinker creating great choices david usher design thinking digital marketing digital marketing agency digital marketing blog facebook getting beyond better google harvard business review innovation integrative thinking itunes j walter thompson jennifer riel jwt leadership leadership podcast management management podcast marketing marketing blog marketing podcast martin prosperity institute michael lee chin family institute for corporate citizenship mirum mirum agency mirum agency blog mirum blog mirum podcast playing to win roger l martin roger martin rotman rotman school of management social media strategy thinkers 50 thinkers50 twitter wpp [...]



Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #379

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:20:22 PDT

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for Interesting, Tilt the Windmill, HBS; chair of Strata, Startupfest, Pandemonio, and ResolveTO; Author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist's Manifesto) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person "must see". Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  Honest Theatre Awards - Allison Page - Medium. "I love me a good list. And I'm pretty sure this would be a much better awards ceremony than most of what's on TV today." (Alistair for Hugh). The Repressive, Authoritarian Soul of Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends - The New Yorker. "Take a trip down a rabbit-hole where this beloved children's classic is a totalitarian regime. It's actually pretty convincing. 'Sir Topham Hatt ... looks like Monopoly's Rich Uncle Pennybags but with eyes that have almost surely witnessed murder.' Ouch." (Alistair for Mitch). The Isolated Vocal Track Of The Beach Boys Singing 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' Is A Master Class In Harmony - Trendingly. "The title says it all." (Hugh for Alistair). What is Anchoring in Negotiation? - Harvard Law School. "This is more for me than for Mitch (I've got some negotiating to do over the next year), but I hear there's a certain unmentionable-in-our-shared-links famous political figure in the USA who's a big user of this technique, so it's fascinating how it all works." (Hugh for Mitch). Break-Up - Act One: Dr. Phil - This American Life. "Earlier this week on Facebook, I asked people for an admission. My post was: 'What's the cheesiest song that you simply love and can never get enough of? Mine's: Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) by Christopher Cross. Your turn...' I got a lot of great answers. It's funny how music affects us in so many different ways. Someone posted that Phil Collins' Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) was their top indulgence. It reminded me of this incredible segment on This American Life about breaking up, songs about breaking up and more. In short, the journalist decides to write their own ballad to get over a break-up, and reaches out to Phil Collins for advice. Candidly, I think Hugh may have put this on my radar back in the day. It made me take a re-listen and want to share it here. Take a listen (start at Act One - Dr. Phil). This is brilliant!..." (Mitch for Alistair). A French chef's plea to relinquish his Michelin stars is proof success can be truly soul-crushing - Quartz. "There is a lot to unpack in this article. From how we define success to how to move on to other levels of success to excess and attention. There's also a powerful statement about perceptions. It's not often that we have a leading chef with 'success' who is so candid and emotional in a profile. That's my favourite part, candidly. Words like 'serenity' are not the kind of words we typically see in profiles like this. It's refreshing. And, hopefully, will open up a much broader dialogue around how we all feel - as people - about what happens when success does its thing. Just love this." (Mitch for Hugh).    Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4NxkDLZtsL8" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"> Tags: advertising agency against all odds alistair croll allison page arthurs theme bit current bit north book a futurists manifesto brand business blog christopher cross complete [...]



Lessons From 14 Years With Six Pixels Of Separation

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:00:45 PDT

Today almost got away from me. I looked at my day's meetings and realized that today - September 29th, 2017 - marks the 14th anniversary of this space, Six Pixels Of Separation. It's the kind of "celebration" that brings out two diametrically opposed feelings:  Feeling #1: It can't be 14 years... it feels like yesterday. Have blogging and podcasting really been around for close to two decades? Feeling #2: It's 14 years... that's a looooonnnnggg time to be publishing articles, podcasts, sharing links and trying to build a community and audience around the intersection of brands, consumers and technology. Is anybody still listening/reading? Do people still call this a blog? A podcast? Should I be calling it a day on this platform, and just write/publish on Facebook, Medium and LinkedIn? My friend, Scott Stratten, says it best: "Everything has changed and nothing is different." People still like to read, listen, learn, share, riff on someone else's thoughts and have a general connection to those who are like-minded, or who can help them grow (professionally, personally and communally). So, here we are. 14 years on and I don't feel much like slowing down. The truth is this: Six Pixels of Separation is 14 years old, but I published my first professional (re: paid) piece of "journalism" back in 1989. I have been writing professionally and interviewing people for close to 30 years (ok, that number really freaks me out!). With that, I do believe that I have some "lessons learned" after 14 years...   Words are hard. Finding the right one. Making them stick together. Making them flow with cohesion. Making it worth your time. There is no bigger pressure than thinking, "what should I write today?" With that comes a lot of thinking about how everything will be taken in, consumed, ingested and reacted upon. I admire the writers who do this without self-censoring or worrying about what the reader will think. More work to be done here. Words are easy. I keep a list of ideas. Ideas to write about and people to interview for the podcast. It's a long list. I am not out of ideas. It's such a long list, that it can often intimidate me. Brand leaders will often ask me where my ideas for content come from. That's not the challenge. The challenge is in figuring out the time to get just one of those ideas into something consumable for the audience. The words do flow easily when you have a lot of things that you want to say. There is no running out of ideas, but there is a problem of finding the time to share ideas. Conversations are not interviews. People will often stop and compliment me on my interviewing prowess. I thank them, but I often whisper to myself that I have no idea how to conduct an interview. Every podcast that you listen to - and every article that you read of mine - is just my curiosity getting the best of itself. Think about it like this: if we were going for coffee, I would spend a significant amount of time before our date learning and understanding you, so that it's a mutually beneficial meeting. It's a conversation. So, no, I hate interviews... but I love a great conversation. I am not an original. I am inspired. There are so many people who inspire me to think, write, ask better questions and more. My earlier influences were brilliant minds like Seth Godin, Tom Peters, Steven Pressfield and the authors behind The Cluetrain Manifesto. I became an infovore. Books, magazines, blogs and more. Today, platforms like Medium inspire me in ways that I could have never imagined. Some days, I am intimated, as I believe that all good ideas have already been published. Other days, I realize that it's not about being truly original as much as it is about having an original voice. Without reading, there is no writing. Most people who lack ideas, creativity, innova[...]



It Is Time To Ignite Your Brand... And Light The Night!

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:21:41 PDT

UPDATE ON THIS EVENT - I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I am being told that there is a scheduling/logistics issue that is forcing the date of the event to be moved. APOLOGIES!!! It will be rescheduled soon. If you purchased tickets, you will be notified by the event organizer, and you can decide if you would like a full refund or if you would like to keep your ticket for the new date. Once again, apologies! What will it take for your business to thrive in the future? It is very rare that I get the opportunity to take part in a public event in my hometown of Montreal. I give about 50 presentations (all over the world) every year about what businesses need to know about consumers, and how technology has changed their buying behaviors and patterns (and who they are loyal to). It is even more rare that I get the chance to connect with everyone for a great and meaningful cause. Join me and other local business leaders, media personalities and local luminaries on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.  Ignite Your Brand... And Light The Night will be a special 5-7 cocktail coupled with an in-depth fireside chat that CHOM FM's Terry DiMonte will conduct with me. In this conversation we will discuss everything from what the current landscape of successful brands looks like, business transformation, brand disruption and how to create a future-proof business in these complex times. We will also discuss my personal journey from music journalist and early-days of the Internet to record label owner and my current role of 15+ years leading one of the world's largest digital marketing agencies, Mirum.  Why are we doing this Ignite Your Brand... And Light The Night Event? Every year, I have been taking part in the Light The Night walk to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. I do this because I love Leah Knecht. Leah is my best friend's daughter. Back in 2010, Yosi (my BFF) called to let me know that his five year old daughter had cancer... leukemia. My world collapsed. A few weeks prior she was at my kid's birthday party, laughing, playing... perfect. Now... leukemia? It was - without a question - one of the hardest moments in my life... trying to understand - and take in - what my close friend was telling me about his daughter... who I would treat as my own daughter. I went into a tailspin. Leah's courage throughout this nightmare is what pulled everyone through - family and friends. If there were ever a definition for the word "survivor" it is Leah. After a lengthy and hard battle, the cancer went into remission, and she went back home where she belongs: with her family and friends. She is doing great these days, and she just started high school. Many are not as lucky as Leah... sadly. Here are the details: Ignite Your Brand - Light The Night. Tuesday, October 10th. 2017. 5:30 - 8:30 pm. La Plaza Hotel - 420 Sherbrooke West - Montreal, Quebec. Price: $100 per ticket (there will be taxable donation refund on this). We will also have prizes and other surprises (of course)! Please join us! It's going to be a great evening! Tickets can be purchased here: Ignite Your Brand - Light The Night. If you can't join us, I will still be walking in support of this great cause, and would welcome any donations that you can make. I do my best to put out lots of content every week. This makes it close to five thousand "articles" over the years. This isn't about me raising money. It's about our kids and the randomness and cruelty that is leukemia... and because none of us are safe. I do realize that times are tough, and many of us are watching our wallets just a little bit closer than we usually do, but please consider giving something. If over the years, any of my content has struck a chord with you, made you s[...]



Facebook Will Spend $1 Billion On Original Programming And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:15:52 PDT

Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on iHeart Radio, if you're interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what's going on in the digital world. I'm really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up on listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel. width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/344091268&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false"> This week we discussed:  Montreal to Toronto in under 40 minutes? This could happen if Elon Musk's Hyperloop gives Montreal the nod. The route is the only Canadian winner among 10 international entries chosen in a competition sponsored by Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One, and now will be studied to determine commercial viability. So, this Hyperloop thing is more than a dream. The route proposed would include a stop in Ottawa. The proposal suggests a trip from Toronto to Ottawa would take 27 minutes and the Ottawa-Montreal leg would take another 12 minutes. Of course, the next logical step would be to extend the hyperloop system into the U.S., west to Detroit from Windsor, Ont., and east from Quebec to Niagara Falls and Buffalo and on toward Chicago, New York and Boston. If this happens (and it could), it would change everything from economics to how we live and work.  Facebook announced that they were all set to invest $1 billion on original programming. Apple made a similar announcement recently, but they have not had much commercial or critical success with Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke. We all know how much YouTube, Twitter and Netflix are spending (it's in the billions). What will TV look like when this much money is being put out by these players... and not the cable companies? App of the week: Flight Radar 24. Tags: advertising agency app of the week apple brand business blog carpool karaoke chom fm ctrl alt delete ctrl alt delete with mitch joel digital marketing digital marketing agency digital marketing blog digital media economics elon musk facebook flight radar 24 google guest contributor hyperloop hyperloop one i heart radio j walter thompson jwt marketing marketing agency marketing blog mirum mirum agency mirum agency blog mirum blog mirum canada mirum in canada mitch joel mitchjoel montreal radio morning show mornings rock with terry dimonte netflix planet of the apps radio segment radio station six pixels of separation social media technology terry dimonte tesla twitter wpp youtube    chom 977 fm [...]



Killing Marketing With Robert Rose - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:17:42 PDT

Episode #585 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/343798203&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false"> This conversation should have happened years ago. When I think about content marketing, I think about Robert Rose (and his co-author/business in crime buddy, Joe Pullizi, of course). To state what Robert Rose does is simple: he helps marketers become stellar storytellers. But that's really not even the half of it. For more than 25 years, Robert has been at the forefront of marketing and content marketing. He is currently the Chief Strategy Officer for The Content Advisory, the education and consulting group for The Content Marketing Institute, and is deeply involved in Content Marketing World. Robert also co-hosts the amazing podcast, PNR's This Old Marketing, with Joe. He is also an investor and advisor to startups like Akoonu, DivvyHQ and Tint. Most recently, he published his third book, Killing Marketing, with co-author Joe Pulizzi. His two other books were Experiences - The Seventh Era of Marketing and Managing Content Marketing. So, is it time to kill marketing? You be the judge. Enjoy the conversation... You can grab the latest episode of Six Pixels of Separation here (or feel free to subscribe via iTunes): Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast #585. Tags: advertising advertising podcast akoonu audio blog blogging brand branding business blog business book business podcast business thinker chief strategy officer cmi content content marketing content marketing institute content marketing world cso david usher digital marketing digital marketing agency digital marketing blog divvyhq experiences facebook google itunes j walter thompson joe pullizi jwt killing marketing leadership podcast management podcast managing content marketing marketer marketing marketing blog marketing podcast mirum mirum agency mirum agency blog mirum blog mirum podcast pnr robert rose social media storyteller storytelling the content advisory the seventh era of marketing this old marketing this old marketing podcast tint twitter wpp [...]



Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #378

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:26:10 PDT

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for Interesting, Tilt the Windmill, HBS; chair of Strata, Startupfest, Pandemonio, and ResolveTO; Author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist's Manifesto) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person "must see". Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  Lost Context: How Did We End Up Here? - NewCo Shift - Medium. "Algorithms are a superpower, and a huge liability. Left to their own devices, they'll single-mindedly find the best way to sell hotel rooms (Orbitz showing Mac users more expensive rooms) or play video games (playing Breakout better than any human ever in three hours.) But when the currency we set them on is clicks, we sometimes bring out the worst in ourselves or recommend products (Amazon suggesting other pieces of bomb-making equipment when you buy an ingredient that can be used to make explosives.) So naturally, ad platforms are a lens into what we pay attention to -- and we find out we aren't as enlightened as we thought." (Alistair for Hugh). 'Cash Me Outside' Girl Signing Marks The Official Split of the Music Industry - Digital Music News. "I've been interested in the impact of digital technology and data science for a few years now (I wrote an e-book on it a while back.) One of the inexorable conclusions is that music will become two industries: Popularity, driven by attention; and Music, driven by listening. There's a divergence here that's been happening since the early days of video killing the radio star, and it's playing out all around us. When metrics for charting songs are driven by views, you get pop that's predicated on how many people want to know what is the buzz about, rather than 'I like this song!' Here's exhibit A." (Alistair for Mitch). How Renaissance Painting Smoldered with a Little Known Hallucinogen - Hyperallergic. "Were Renaissance painters all high on shrooms?" (Hugh for Alistair). The Search for a New Humility: Václav Havel on Reclaiming Our Human Interconnectedness in a Globalized Yet Divided World - Brain Pickings. "Can you think of any world leaders who should read this, from poet/dissident/ex-president of the Czechoslovakia?" (Hugh for Mitch). How Amazon is becoming the third force in advertising, making the duopoly an oligopoly - The Drum. "I won't get credit for this. That's fine. I'm not bitter. Seriously. I'm not. For years (and I mean, many, many years), I have been talking/writing up the potential of Amazon as a true media force to be reckon with (case in point from 2012: Is Amazon The Future Of Media?). The day has either arrived... or it is coming faster than most businesses know what to do about it. This article cogently pulls it all together. This isn't an alert notice to Google or Facebook to watch their duopoly backs... it's a call to all businesses to think about their Amazon strategy... not just when it comes to selling... but when it comes to media as well." (Mitch for Alistair).  Ev Williams Has Big Plans For Medium 3.0 - Fast Company. "I've fallen in love with Medium lately. I've fallen hard. I have no idea how they did it (that's not true, I have some thoughts), but I do believe that there is something unique, powerful and beautiful about what Medium is... and what is to come. The problem (of course), is that publishing is becoming a tougher and tougher media landscape to build a viable and sustainabl[...]



$1700 iPhone X? Yes, Please! Your Tesla Is An App And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:43:14 PDT

Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on iHeart Radio, if you're interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what's going on in the digital world. I'm really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up on listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel. src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/342879958&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no"> This week we discussed:  Apple has spoken. Most of the "rumours" and "leaks" that we discussed last week on CHOM FM came true. In fact there was nothing "new" in the announcements that shocked anyone (there was no Steve Jobsian "one more thing..."). So, let's talk about whether or not you should buy the iPhone 8 or the iPhone X. I will be getting the iPhone X. With Apple care, it will cost about $1700 in Canada. So... am I crazy? I don't think so... allow me to explain. Your car will soon have the same technology as your iPhone. During the terrible hurricane weather in Florida, Tesla pushed an update to owners of their vehicles in that area. The software update increased the range of the cars, so that owners had an extra 30 miles (give or take) of range to get to safety. Your car is now an app. Welcome to the future.  App of the week: Waze... let's solve traffic together! Tags: 3d emojis advertising agency airpods app app of the week apple apple watch ar augmented reality brand business blog chom fm ctrl alt delete ctrl alt delete with mitch joel digital marketing digital marketing agency digital marketing blog digital media electric car emojis face id facebook google guest contributor i heart radio iphone iphone 8 iphone x j walter thompson jwt marketing marketing agency marketing blog mirum mirum agency mirum agency blog mirum blog mirum canada mirum in canada mitch joel mitchjoel mixed reality montreal radio morning show mornings rock with terry dimonte radio segment radio station six pixels of separation smartphone social media software steve jobs technology terry dimonte tesla tesla car tim cook twitter virtual reality vr waze wpp    chom 977 fm [...]



Building Passion Brands With Jeff Rosenblum - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 05:55:28 PDT

Episode #584 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/342743030&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false"> Jeff Rosenblum is a marketing agency co-founder, author, documentary filmmaker and a person who likes to shake things up. Have you seen the documentary, The Naked Brand? If you have not: stop everything and watch it (it is awesome). Jeff was the co-writer and director of that film. More recently, he published his first book, Friction - Passion Brands In The Age of Disruption. It's not only a great read, but it is beautifully designed. If that were not enough, Jeff is also the founding partner of a marketing agency called, Questus. In the end, great brands tell great stories... and that's what helps to beat the competition. Enjoy the conversation...  You can grab the latest episode of Six Pixels of Separation here (or feel free to subscribe via iTunes): Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast #584. Tags: advertising advertising podcast audio blog blogging brand branding business blog business book business podcast business thinker david usher digital marketing digital marketing agency digital marketing blog disruption documentary facebook filmmaker friction google itunes j walter thompson jeff rosenblum jwt leadership podcast management podcast marketing marketing agency marketing blog marketing podcast mirum mirum agency mirum agency blog mirum blog mirum podcast passion brand questus social media storytelling the naked brand twitter wpp [...]



Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #377

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:29:20 PDT

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for Interesting, Tilt the Windmill, HBS; chair of Strata, Startupfest, Pandemonio, and ResolveTO; Author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist's Manifesto) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person "must see". Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  I Tried Shoplifting in a Store without Cashiers and Here's What Happened - MIT Technology Review. "Everyone talks about how the self-driving car will steal jobs. But automation is everywhere, and its consequences far-reaching. If you've used self-checkout, you know it can be annoying and error-prone. But what about NO checkout? Not only is it easier, but it can detect theft. I'm fascinated by the unintended consequences and side effects of innovation, because that's usually where the moral dilemmas live." (Alistair for Hugh). In Conversation: John Cleese - Vulture. "John Cleese seems more thoughtful and reflective in his later years, and as an Elder Statesman of comedy he has some smart -- but also heretical -- insights into political correctness." (Alistair for Mitch). Voynich manuscript: the solution - The Times Literary Supplement. "Has the Voynich manuscript finally been cracked?" (Hugh for Alistair). Here's a moving video montage of the total eclipse - BoingBoing. "I missed that total eclipse that happened a few weeks ago - or at least, I didn't notice anything from the office, and didn't have any special goggles to avoid burning my eyeballs with. If you missed it too, and haven't seen any great images yet... here are some movies and pics. Yay science." (Hugh for Mitch). Steve Jobs' legacy & The iPhone X - OM. "If there was one piece of tech news that dominated the landscape this week, it would have to be Apple and the launch of the iPhone X. I'm buying it. I skip over a generation when it comes to iPhones, so I am due. The price is pretty crazy (in Canada, it will cost me over $1500). Does anyone else remember the days of a free mobile device with the purchase of a mobile carrier subscription? With that, I don't (really) blink. The cost per use on these devices for me are minimal. Still, it's not just about the price of the device. It's about legacy. Nobody has written about Apple this week with as much brilliance as Om Malik. Read, think and enjoy..." (Mitch for Alistair). Why Books and Reading Are More Important Than Ever - Signature. "Here's that theme again... Are you feeling it? We are skimming everything. There is value, experience, wisdom and deep learning that comes from spending a long period of time working through a single text on a single topic. Don't discount it. Don't cheapen your ability to grow through reading books. I wish I could say that I am reading books as much as I ever did, but I get just as easily distracted as the next person. Time to reboot that!" (Mitch for Hugh). Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/232210382" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"> Tags: advertising agency alistair croll apple bit current bit north boing boing boingboing book a futurists manifesto book reading brand bus[...]



The Funkmaster Doug Johns On This Month's Groove - The No Treble Podcast

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:09:35 PDT

Doug Johns is this month's conversation on Groove - The No Treble Podcast. You can listen the new episode right here: Groove - The No Treble Podcast - Episode #33 - Doug Johns. Who is Doug Johns? Doug Johns is a beast of a bass player. In fact, it's hard not to mention his name and have the words "funk master" and "groove beast" follow suit. He is a master musician who composes some of the richest bass lines that you will ever hear. His albums have all become bass classics. From his self-titled debut to Pocket Fulla Nasty, Stank, BLOMP! and Vodka In The Woodpile. A true bass virtuoso, who also happens to be a race car chassis designer and fabricator for world championship drag cars, NASCAR and beyond. The bassist has performed alongside artists like Victor Wooten, Chuck Rainey, Buddy Miles, and the LA Mass Choir. His passion for the bass can also be experienced in his world-renowned bass clinics and an instructional video series, Opening the Slap Style Bass Vocabulary. If you're still no convinced before checking out this latest episode of Groove - The No Treble Podcast, watch Doug Johns - The Dougumentary.Enjoy the conversation... Listen in: Groove - The No Treble Podcast - Episode #33 - Doug Johns. style="border: 0; width: 100%; height: 120px;" src="https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=2575174395/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/transparent=true/" seamless>Groove - Episode #33: Doug Johns by No Treble What is Groove - The No Treble Podcast? This is an ambitious effort. This will be a fascinating conversation. Our goal at Groove is to build the largest oral history of bass players. Why Groove? Most of the content about the bass revolves around gear, playing techniques, and more technical chatter. For us, bassists are creative artists with stories to tell. They are a force to be reckon with. These are the stories and conversation that we will capture. To create this oral history of why these artists chose the bass, what their creative lives are like, and where inspiration can be found. Tags: bass bass clinic bass line bass player bass player podcast bass podcast bassist blomp buddy miles chuck rainey digital marketing doug johns doug johns the dougumentary drag car electric bass electric bass podcast funk groove groove no treble groove no treble podcast groove podcast la mass choir mitch joel mitchjoel music podcast musician nascar no treble no treble podcast opening the slap style bass vocabulary pocket fulla nasty race car six pixels of separation stank victor wooten vodka in the woodpile [...]



New iPhone This Week, AI Knows Your Sexual Orientation And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 05:40:06 PDT

Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on iHeart Radio, if you're interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what's going on in the digital world. I'm really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up on listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel. src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/341869754&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no"> This week we discussed:  With all eyes and ears are on Hurricane Irma this morning, tomorrow we are going to see what the next generation of smartphones will look like. Apple is officially scheduled to unveil the iPhone 8 on Tuesday. Of course everything is rumour and heresy, until Tim Cook hits the stage, but what we are hearing is that it will be called the iPhone X (celebrating ten years), it will have a facial unlock system (Face ID), 3D emojis, No home/physical button, and - what I'm personally hoping for - depth for mixed reality (augmented and virtual reality capabilites). With that, we may hear about a new Apple Watch, AirPods and much more! Speaking of Face ID, a study from Stanford University found that a computer algorithm could correctly distinguish between gay and straight with up to 90%+ accuracy. Of course, this has raised a million question about the biological origins of sexual orientation, the ethics of facial-detection technology, and the potential for this kind of software to violate people's privacy or be abused. So, it's not just about this technology being able to help you unlock your phone. All of this information could be telling companies, governments (and whoever else buys/gets access to this data), much more than any of us previously imagined. Amazing technology or terrifying technology?  You would think that this makes us more reticent to take pictures? You would be wrong. While we tend to focus on how much video consumers are taking in, check this out: People will take 1.2 trillion photos this year, thanks to smartphones. According to estimates from InfoTrends, people will take a hundred billion more photos in 2017 than they did in 2016. With that, sales of digital cameras have drastically declined over the years (from 121.5 million in 2010 to an estimated 13 million in the first half of 2016) according to the Camera and Imaging Products Association. Still, because of ease and the quality of cameras in these smartphones, we're snapping more than ever before!  App of the week: Zello.   Tags: 3d emojis advertising agency ai airpods algorithm amazon app of the week apple apple watch ar artificial intelligence augmented reality big data brand business blog camera chom fm ctrl alt delete ctrl alt delete with mitch joel data digital camera digital marketing digital marketing agency digital marketing blog digital media emojis [...]



Artificial Intelligence For Marketing With Jim Sterne - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 05:47:11 PDT

Episode #583 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/341729683&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false"> He considers himself a "professional explainer." I've known Jim Sterne for over a decade. He sold business computers to first-time owners in the 1980s, consulted and keynoted about online marketing in the 1990s, founded a conference and a professional association around digital analytics in the 2000s, and recently published his twelfth book (yes, twelfth!), Artificial Intelligence for Marketing. Jim founded the eMetrics Summit running 80+ conferences in close to 20 cities from 2002-2017. The audience created the Digital Analytics Association and made Jim Board Chair. Jim was named one of the 50 most influential people in digital marketing by a top marketing magazine in the United Kingdom, and identified as one of the top 25 Hot Speakers by the National Speakers Association. Enjoy the conversation... You can grab the latest episode of Six Pixels of Separation here (or feel free to subscribe via iTunes): Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast #583. Tags: advertising advertising podcast ai artificial intelligence artificial intelligence for marketing audio blog blogging brand branding business blog business book business podcast business thinker computer david usher digital analytics digital analytics association digital marketing digital marketing agency digital marketing blog emetrics emetrics summit facebook google itunes j walter thompson jim sterne jwt leadership podcast management podcast marketing marketing blog marketing podcast mirum mirum agency mirum agency blog mirum blog mirum podcast national speakers association nsa online marketing social media technology twitter wpp [...]



Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #376

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:34:54 PDT

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for Interesting, Tilt the Windmill, HBS; chair of Strata, Startupfest, Pandemonio, and ResolveTO; Author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist's Manifesto) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person "must see". Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  The Thankless Task of Being Michael Moore - Vulture. "Love him or hate him, the Curmudgeon of Flint has been ahead of the curve on almost every major social issue Americans have faced in the last three decades. It must suck to be right, and pilloried, and ignored, this much." (Alistair for Mitch). Why didn't great painters of the past reach the level of realism achieved today by many artists? - Quora. "I always wondered what it was about human perception over the ages. I know we 'discovered' perspective in art -- but surely cavemen could see in three dimensions. Was it the tools? The human brain? If someone can bang out photorealism with a ballpoint pen, why does old art look muddy and distorted? The answer is pretty fascinating." (Alistair for Hugh). Kim's Nukes Aren't a Bargaining Chip. They're an Insurance Policy - Bloomberg BusinessWeek. "There's not much good news about North Korea these days, but this article gives a compelling -- and refreshingly rational -- framework for thinking about the problem. Whether the author is correct or not, I have no idea." (Hugh for Alistair). Brain-Computer Interfaces Are Already Here - Bloomberg BusinessWeek. "More on recent efforts to connect human minds with computers." (Hugh for Mitch). The Ugly Evolution of Cyberbullying - Vice. "We have all been there. Now, a good chunk of us are dealing with/facing this with our own kids. Bullying. We've seen the stories in the mass media. We know how much worse (and tragic) it has become because of technology, connectivity and online social networks. Still, reading this is a massive gut punch. It's much worse than we thought. Seriously. Most parents pride ourselves on being our children's advocates (helicoptering and all), and yet with this... what are we really doing? This one is a big wake up call." (Mitch for Alistair). Here's How Some of the World's Great Writers Begin Their Workdays - Observer. "Great writers have great habits. Great habits are usually best established right from the start (when you wake up). Still, understanding how the best of the best get started might - in some way - inspire you to change how you start your day. I'm guessing most of us start our day by checking our smartphones. Probably not the best strategy." (Mitch for Hugh). Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. Tags: advertising agency alistair croll art art history bit current bit north bloomberg bloomberg businessweek book a futurists manifesto brand bullying business blog business week businessweek complete web monitoring computer connectivity cyberbullying digital marketing digital marketing agency digital marketing blog [...]



Open Letter To The Advertising Industry: Let's Not Mess Up Ads For Voice - Strategy Column

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 06:59:14 PDT

Hey, Siri... let's not mess up these voice assistant ads, ok? One of the short-term technology innovations that will cause a lots of disruption in advertising is the move from fingers, mice, keypads, clicking and more to voice commands. We've been seeing this coming for years, but Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana are growing up and taking over. Voice is the new navigation. Voice is the next navigation. It's happening now, and it's becoming more obvious with each passing day. What happens when a technology gets a semblance of adoption? You guessed it... advertising. If you would like a primer on just what kinds of advertising is already happening (and, it ain't pretty), go ahead and read the cNet article, Ads for voice assistants are here and they're already terrible. From the piece: "... who likes the idea of more ads? Cramming them into smart speakers could mess up the whole experience just as these devices are starting to take root. Amazon, Google and advertisers will have to tread lightly (or maybe that's asking too much and they'll keep trolling us like BK did). Let's be clear: This is an area that the ad industry won't be able to resist. Early adopters of smart home devices like the Home and Echo tend to be tech-focused and wealthier, a highly desirable audience for brands. Also, the number of people to pitch is growing fast, with an estimated 1.8 million smart speakers sold last year and 15.1 million expected yearly sales by 2020, according to researcher Strategy Analytics. If advertisers can find ways of reaching these folks, without being bothersome, they could see big benefits." Keywords: "without being bothersome." This is not how it has been rolling out (so far). As described above, the first big splash at making voice look relatable for brands came from Burger King. The idea seemed clever and innocuous enough: the fast food burger chain launched a fifteen second ad back in April that featured one of their employees leaning into the camera and saying, "OK Google, what is the Whopper burger?" This triggered many consumer's Google Home devices to suddenly start reading off the Wikipedia entry for the Whopper. To some, this was clever. To some, it was humorous. To some, it was annoying. To some, it was infuriating. Within three hours, Google disabled it. That wasn't the end of it. Many consumers (some might say "smart consumers") started trolling the Wikipedia entry by adding in words like "toenail clippings" and "cancer-causing." Wikipedia has to lock the entry, so only authorized Wikipedia editors could change it.  Screenless advertising is going to be tough for many brands. It would be easy to keep dumping on a brand that is trying to do something with technology, knowing full well that those who are trying to lead from the front are often the ones who are getting the arrows in their backs. This is less about Burger King and much more about what kind of advertising will truly work in a screen-less world. Voice isn't just about how consumers will navigate and engage with technology. The more voice that consumers use, the less screen time there will be... and that's a fundamental shift in dealing with attention, interest, desire and action. To put things into perspective, half of all searches will be voice searches by 2020 (according to Tractica) and, in the United States, Americans' use of voice-activated assistant devices grew almost 130% over last year (according to eMarketer). The impl[...]



Commanding Excellence With Gary Morton - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 14:02:03 PDT

Episode #582 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/340765837&color=00cc11&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false"> He has accomplished what many thought was impossible. Gary Morton was part of the only US Army unit ever to win every simulated battle at the grueling National Training Center, and a company that grew its earnings by 20% every year and every quarter of every year for 28 years. It is an incredible leadership, team building and business story that was waiting to be told. Gary Morton graduated from West Point with honors and had a five-year career as a tank officer, the highlight of which was being part of an extraordinary unit that achieved unprecedented results at the US Army's grueling National Training Center -- the only unit to ever win every simulated battle it fought. Gary completed a master's degree, also with honors, from the University of Southern California, and transitioned out of the Army to medical-device manufacturer Stryker, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in project management, engineering, R&D, operations, and leadership, including twelve years as vice president and general manager of the EMS equipment business. EMS was an innovative juggernaut that he cofounded, and that grew to become the global leader in patient-handling equipment for the ambulance market. Gary is  now retired from Stryker and recently published his first book, Commanding Excellence - Inspiring Purpose, Passion, and Ingenuity through Leadership that Matters. Enjoy the conversation... You can grab the latest episode of Six Pixels of Separation here (or feel free to subscribe via iTunes): Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast #582. Tags: advertising advertising podcast audio blog blogging brand branding business blog business book business podcast business thinker commanding excellence david usher digital marketing digital marketing agency digital marketing blog ems stryker engineering facebook gary morton google itunes j walter thompson jwt leadership leadership podcast management podcast marketing marketing blog marketing podcast medical device mirum mirum agency mirum agency blog mirum blog mirum podcast operations passion social media stryker tank officer team building twitter university of southern california us army west point wpp  project management    [...]



Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #375

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:06:21 PDT

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for Interesting, Tilt the Windmill, HBS; chair of Strata, Startupfest, Pandemonio, and ResolveTO; Author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist's Manifesto) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person "must see". Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  Branding Matters In Local Government, And Atlanta Is Leading The Way - Fast Company. "I'm launching a conference on digital government, which happens in November in Ottawa. So, I've been devouring all things government lately, which increasingly sees a resurgence of 'design thinking.' Here's a great study of how getting the branding right allows consistent, trusted communications with citizens." (Alistair for Hugh). 78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P. - George Blood. "The Internet archive has the sum total of humanity's knowledge -- or at least aspires to. It keeps a copy of everything it can (even my old company, Networkshop, has a site there circa 1997. Shudder.) Well, now it has 26,000 78RPM records and counting, as part of the Great 78 Project. It's like a timewarp." (Alistair for Mitch). Look to the food world to understand America's white supremacy problem - San Francisco Chronicle. "A look at the problems of black and white in the US, through the lens of trendy restos." (Hugh for Alistair). Against All Odds, Mayweather Versus McGregor Was A Good Fight - The New Yorker. "Did you know Mitch used to do some MMA stuff? I always forget that, but it makes sense: you have to be disciplined and unrelenting even to be involved in MMA in a cursory way. Well, this past weekend there was a circus, which turned into a pretty compelling boxing match. I got a little bit obsessed with this fight, partly for the sporting spectacle that it was, but also because of the insanity of how the fight (how all big fights, usually on a smaller scale) are marketed. To be successful these days, fighters can't just be fighters: they need to be personas. I didn't know much about McGregor or Mayweather a few months ago -- but it was fascinating to see how they built this thing up, the over the top, shocking way they marketed this thing. Money is in attention, and they sure got it." (Hugh for Mitch).  The real problem - Aeon. "Here is a very deep and long read about how we - as human beings - deal with our true selves. Is consciousness as mysterious as we believe it to be? This is a truly fascinating look at how new research raises new intellectual, scientific and ethical challenges about our lives. Are we truly who we think that we are? Seriously... read on..." (Mitch for Alistair). Eliminating the Human - MIT Technology Review. "Best known for his work with Talking Heads, David Byrne actually spends a lot of time talking about what creativity and the arts means to humans. In this thought-piece, Byrne wonders just what, exactly, technology wants from us. He thinks it's (mostly) about reducing the truly meaningful interactions we have with one another. That's not a good thing." (Mitch for Hugh). Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Faceboo[...]