Category#social

Wolves and the social food chain

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I recently read this article  that discusses how Snapchat needs to grow faster to compete with Instagram.  I call Snapchat “Facebook Labs” because Instagram has copied most of Snapchat’s functionality over the past year. So much that Snapchat has acquired a team that makes reverse engineering difficult.  (I also want to see if they can get creative with patenting.) I also read...

Five changes brands need to make

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Way back in May, I was fortunate enough to attend Brandwatch’s Now You Know conference series in Denver. It was an awesome event and it was focused on educating marketers as to what can be known and utilized to build their business’ through social listening. One of my favorite presentations was given by Misia Tramp, VP of Customer Experience Strategy at Metia. Not only was she a great...

Needed: Digital Marketing Projects for winter quarter 2018

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For the past 7 years, I’ve had real-world clients in my digital marketing classes. Clients include Skratch Labs, Illegal Pete’s, Ralph Schomp BMW, Wheat Ridge Cyclery, Crunchyroll, Sphero, Comedy Works and Red Rocks. (These are some of the larger names and we do projects for startups/small businesses.) This is an incredible experience for my students and the clients. The students get...

Am I watching an online community die?

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I have been on Imgur (pronounced imager) since 12.13. I can’t remember exactly why I decided to spend time there but I immediately loved it. Visually, it somewhat resembles Pinterest. The primary difference is that it’s filled with user-generated images, gifs, etc instead of professionally taken photos. It was created as the image hosting server for Reddit and a detailed history can...

A new kind of Monster

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7 years ago – yes. 7 years ago – I posted about Monsters. One of my points was that we, as a society, need a monster. We’ve always had one and it somehow seems to keep our culture in balance. I highlighted monsters that I grew up with who for the most part were musicians that scared the crap out of parents. Marilyn Manson, Judas Priest and Eminem to name a few. At the time, I...

Big Boulder 2015!

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Big Boulder is an amazing conference I’ve been fortunate enough to attend for the past four years. The conference is focused on social data and I’m working on a summary post about the event. Until then . . . enjoy!

What season is it?

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Checkout Whole Foods Pinterest board. What do you notice? Look again. It takes a couple of seconds. (Hint: Read the post title.)

Social needs to be timely and seasonal is a kind of meta-timely. Login and rearrange your boards to be contextual. It’s like Tweeting about a Christmas event in March.

B2B social: part 1

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In 7+ years of blogging, I’ve never posted about social for B2B. I’ve had B2B clients all my professional life and other than a few differences, I contend that we’re still working to address the needs of people. There’s even a book written to support my opinion called H2H. It’s about rapport and solving problems. This post is about those differences and how you may...

Time to Jettt!

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I completely forgot to post this. It’s never too late!   Welcome to Jettt! Jettt is the new mobile social network for business travelers! We understand your needs and have created a compelling service to help you take advantage of your on-the-go existence!!! To make this service as compelling as possible, we’ve partnered with the following companies. Companies you’re...

The continuing evolution of social media

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Just as society is evolving, so is social media. In fact, many would argue that social media is pushing changes in society almost as quickly mobile technology. (Sounds like a good book!) Social media has gone through four definitive stages and we are neck deep in the fifth. Facebook – With 1.23 billion users, Facebook established people sharing their identity. It’s who you are. This...

I'm an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. I also consult with startups and established brands. I'm currently focused on artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and culture. I am married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, biking, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive and/or surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and the art that tattooing has evolved into.

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