I read in TechCrunch last week that Twitter is going to be enabling search across all tweets in the near future. From this, businesses will able to enable intent marketing (a term that came up after a conversation with the CEO and founder of DOUBLE ENCORE, Dan Burcaw: interview coming soon!). With intent marketing a …

A couple of days ago, I saw that Twitter is going to begin charging businesses for their Twitter accounts. The industry question around Twitter (and all social networking sites for that matter) has been; how are they going to monetize? Twitter is officially exploding this year and recently raised $35 million in capital. The real …

When I travel I like to immerse myself in the culture as much as possible. I try to eat what the locals eat (a la Anthony Bourdain), shop where the locals shop and find activities specific to that location. I’m amazed at how some tourists, in a “memory recording frenzy” surround items of interest and …

I was recently working with a client and we were discussing text content on their site. I asked a question about the content in a specific section and they replied; “Oh. That’s just marko-babble.” I (like many) have suffered from meaningless content over the years and with the evolution of the Internet, have come to …

Before the holidays, I interviewed Eric Wu the Vice President of Product for Fuser. Fuser is an aggregator of communications and handles email from Yahoo!, AOL, Gmail, etc and social networking messages from MySpace, Facebook and Twitter. Fuser was founded by Jared Polis to solve his communication problem. Jared Polis (now Congressman Polis) sold Blue …

I attended my second mobile marketing consumer best practices conference Tuesday. It was a similar cast of characters from last year and the meeting followed much of the same flow. After reviewing the changes to the standards document, MMA members from various parts of the industry spoke about their respective areas of expertise. The first …

This is my first “book report” and the standard spoiler alert is in full effect. I recently read Maclom Gladwell’s book Outliers and wanted to talk about it. To start, it was a great book. For those of you that are not familiar with the writings of Malcom Gladwell, he has written two other books …

I’ve been packing lately and have spent a lot of time looking at my older media like albums, 45s, tapes, etc. This has rekindled my desire to have all of these items digitized and accessible via computer/mobile device from wherever I am. Services like this exist such as flickr and  Bluetunes. The issue is that …

Link to Captive Audience

After watching the video below, you have to ask yourself why airlines aren’t clubbing themselves to escape the Sky Mall magazine dynamic. The world is full of consumers who become a captive audience during their flight. Why not sell them something? Why not sell them something they can pick up at the terminal or have …

I read this recently and thought of Bluetunes and their patent pending upload technology. This technology allows you to upload songs in an incredibly short amount of time. The article sates that TiVo users are unwilling to delete any shows they have (0r have not watched) and suffer guilt because of it. (Oh the agony …