How To Take A Journey Instead Of A Trip

I used to hate slideshows. Not Powerpoint as many people call slideshows today, but the old style of slideshow. The one where you set up a carousel projector to show lots of little negatives encased in small cardboard frames to unwilling family and friends. If you are under a certain age, you probably won't know

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Blog Action Day: 10 Great Climate Change Marketing Campaigns

Today is Blog Action Day, a global movement of bloggers to all discuss a single issue on one day around the world. I have been a fan of this concept since the first one back in 2007 when my contribution was a post about “7 tips on eating differently to impact climate change.”  This year

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The World Business Forum Highlights The Power Of Passion

Earlier today the World Business Forum, one of the largest business events in the world, kicked off at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. It was a fitting venue to host a range of visionary speakers that could rightly be called "rock stars" for their varied achievements in the world of business.

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6 Lessons From the Best Marketing Campaign Ever

Last month an unlikely underdog stunned the marketing world at the International Cannes Advertising Festival. At the show, a single marketing campaign took home a Grand Prix award in three categories simultaneously–direct, cyber and PR– something that had never happened before in the 50+ year history of the show. Contrary to what you might expect,

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8 Interesting Facts About Sweden And Social Media

As the US continues to struggle with how the healthcare system needs to be reformed, it was interesting to spend a week focused on Sweden in my Global Communications class this week as it presents an interesting opposite. The country has a high degree of nationalized services, which citizens of Sweden pay handsomely for with

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8 Interesting Things About Marketing & Social Media In R ...

This week is the first of six straight weeks where a class I am teaching on Global Communications at Georgetown University will be focused on a particular region of the world. This week’s region is Russia and they have just completed one blog post each about what they learned on the region. As part of

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6 Ways Ford Is Finding Its Own Voice

Yesterday evening I co-hosted a tweetup in New York City where Ford was unveiling the new Ford Fiesta and a brilliantly conceived social media program to get 100 influencers to take the car on an extended test drive for 6 months as part of the Ford Fiesta Movement. The event was a gathering designed to

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SAJA Covering The Mumbai Tourist Attacks With Social Media T ...

My good friend and colleague Sree Sreenivasan sent out a note earlier today to members of SAJA (the South Asian Journalist Association) about a live webcast that SAJA will be hosting with several thought leaders in response to today’s tragic terrorist attacks in the heart of Mumbai. If you happen to be near a computer

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An Inside Look At Beijing During The Olympics

I have officially been in Beijing for 4 days now. I start this post with that admission, because before you read this I want you to know that I’m no expert on Beijing or China. Before this current trip, I have been here once before. Aside from a few useful phrases, I don’t really speak

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The Great #080808 Beijing Olympic Twitter Campaign Catches F ...

Anyone who has been to enough events with social media creators knows that it is inevitable that people will find a way to connect and find one another. To a degree, Twitter first caught on from this need a year and a half ago at SXSW in 2007. I have witnessed it over and over,

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