Newsjacking Chat on ScribbleLive

I was fortunate to be invited to a live chat on “newsjacking.” The ScribbleLive folks provided an embed link, which installs the chat below. Depending on how things go, I may produce a follow-up post, but let’s start with the live event, shall we?

45 Days To Compose A Tweet? Silly, But…

45 Days To Compose A Tweet? Silly, But...

Recently, a lot of social media professionals (like myself) got up in arms over a Business Insider article, “We Got A Look Inside The 45-Day Planning Process That Goes Into Creating A Single Corporate Tweet.” It’s fun to get our undies in a collective twist over articles like this. In this case, the reaction was, … [Read more…]

Who Killed Scott Monty?

Who Killed Scott Monty?

Last week, Scott Monty, a friend I have known dating back to his Boston days, announced he was leaving his position at Ford Motors, where he ran digital communications, i.e. social media (or at least including social media). The reaction? Well, Scott is popular and well-known in the social media community, and had a visible … [Read more…]

The Social Media Backlash is Here

The Social Media Backlash is Here

Well, it finally happened. Almost a decade of hubris by a new wave of marketers telling that social media was the be-all and end-all, and declaring advertising “dead” has finally turned. First, we have Bob Hoffman’s Advertising Week Europe speech, “The Golden Age of Bullshit” in which he defends the still-quite-alive-thank-you-very-much advertising industry from the … [Read more…]

Life Without Television Without Pity

Life Without Television Without Pity

I guess we’ll have to spoil the networks now. “Spare the Snark, Spoil the Networks.” That was the long-time slogan of “Television Without Pity,” a web site and community that, its now-owner NBC-Universal recently announced, is shutting down April 4. Why do I care? For a time, back in the day, I was a very … [Read more…]

A Few Thoughts After Four Years of Working From Home

A Few Thoughts After Four Years of Working From Home

After four years of (mostly) working from home, I thought I had done it enough to add my thoughts to the pile of home office advice. Rather than playing off and parroting advice we have all been hearing for years, I thought I would simply write down what worked for me and what didn’t, bust … [Read more…]

Pan-Mass Challenge 2013 Fundraising Review

Pan-Mass Challenge 2013 Fundraising Review

The new calendar closed the book on my sixth year riding the Pan-Mass Challenge.¬†First of all, one more big Thank You to everyone who supported my participation: those of you who donated money first of all, but anyone who lent moral support, helped me train, and even got me a ride home from the ferry … [Read more…]