I've had drones on my mind a lot lately. Part of it is because of the amazing crew at Yeah Drones that produced the first ever Drone Film Festival. My agency, MRY, was a gold sponsor, and the image above is the ad from the festival program. My agency also produced a video, some of which debuted at the festival, of the office of the future - where we envisioned what it would be like... Read more →

The Power of Ideas and Collaboration, and a Brief History of Social Media Marketing

I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Bill Sobel for CMS Wire, where I shared some thoughts on ideas and collaboration, but also on how past experiences laid the groundwork for the present state of marketing. For instance, I shared a few thoughts on the evolution of search and social: It was, at the time, a Herculean effort for marketers to shift from focusing on their reputation in Google to their actual reputation.... Read more →

A Story about the End of Storytelling: Watch the Talk

I previously shared my Story about the End of Storytelling that I presented at INBOUND 2015. Now, INBOUND has posted my Bold Talk video on their blog. Better still, go to the Bold Talks topic there to see all the other speakers, including C.C. Chapman, Christine Perkett, Shane Snow, Joel Comm, and many more. Additionally, if you'd rather read the presentation instead of watch it, you can find the full text on SlideShare. A Story... Read more →

Do you like content marketing? And startups without really weird spellings? And prisms? Good! On Thursday, I'll be doing a webinar with my friends at Chute where you will get a great look at how to effectively market content or content market or something like that. There was a rehearsal. I learned stuff. You might too. Or you can at least block out the time so no one books more meetings on your calendar. Win... Read more →

What's it really like at CES? The problem is that there are a lot of different versions of CES - two in particular. This is what I try to illustrate in this new post now on LinkedIn. Here's a brief excerpt: The Public CES is the one the media covers. Want to see the curved 4K TVs with OLED or whatever nanoparticles that make the picture a million times better than the set you bought... Read more →

CES 2015: 50+ Highlights

Now that the Consumer Electronics Show is over, I've got a bunch of updates to share, and I'll be spreading them out over the next week or so (and perhaps beyond if more comes up). Below though, you can find a lot of the highlights of the best technologies and updates from the show. If you're interested in more like this, feel free to follow me on SlideShare. CES 2015: 50+ Highlights for Marketers from... Read more →

I was so outraged over the latest social outrage that I neglected to share this post that Ad Age had the audacity to run. You can catch the final version in Ad Age or read more below here. How to Play It Safe in Social Are you swelling with outrage over something so preposterously outrageous? Are you offended? Are you offended even more that people aren’t offended? Then you must have read the latest brand’s... Read more →

Where to Find Me This Month: from Spain to San Francisco and Back

Pardon some light posting lately, as I had some wonderful travels across Israel and Italy on vacation, followed by a trip to Spain for work. More on that in a moment. Here's where I'll be this month. Let me know if you're at any of these events. First, where I've been: I was just in Madrid speaking at Ideagoras 2014 at the BBVA Innovation Center, thanks to the invite by the incomparable host Angel Gonzalez.... Read more →

Top Quotes and Takeways from Inbound 2014

It feels like it was ages since HubSpot's Inbound 2014, especially during a jam-packed event season that has included Advertising Week NY, Advertising Week Maryland and Baltimore's Digital Summit, Tech Week NYC, and so much more. But... I did finally get around to reading their highlight deck, and given how many fantastic speakers they brought together, here's a sampler platter. Key Takeaways from INBOUND 2014 from HubSpot Read more →