When I speak with CEOs about generating attention for their business through real-time marketing and sales, most ask me how to staff for success in their companies.Read More
The real-time mind-set recognizes the importance of speed.Read More
For years, spam artists have used “RE” in their subject lines to try to trick people into opening the email because they think it is a reply to an email they sent. Many phishing attempts use this tactic.
Here are some examples of this unscrupulous practice I’ve received in the past few days:Read More
Last month my daughter Allison invited me to join her to see Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros at the Boston Calling music festival. It was an epic invitation because Allison, who is soon entering her final year of university, has become a live music fan based on my taking her to shows since she was seven years old. We’ve attended other festivals including Lollapalooza and Projekt Revolution and have seen close to 100 bands together since that first B-52s and Go-Go’s double bill when she was small.
Back then it was my musical taste that ruled. But now Allison is in charge, introducing me to new music! What a great way for a father and daughter to bond over a shared passion.Read More
The FIFA World Cup is thought to be the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games. The cumulative audience of all matches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup was estimated to be 26.29 billion with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the final match.Read More
When customer service communications and online content seem created by some nameless, faceless corporate entity, it doesn’t entice us, and often it alienates. And as a result we’re just not interested in doing business with that company.
People want to do business with other people.Read More
I just finished reading an exclusive excerpt of Amanda Palmer’s new book The Art of Asking, which is scheduled for release in November 2014. My daughter Allison scored signed copies for both of us at Book Expo America. (Trivia alert: both Amanda and Allison graduated from Lexington High School in Massachusetts).Read More