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iMedi8: Inside Emerging Commerce

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This month’s edition of iMedi8 features eight great finds covering recent trends happening within mobile, social and other emerging forms of commerce.  From Facebook Gift Cards integration with brick & mortar and Pinterest in mom’s grocery shopping carts, to Amex enabled Tweet purchases and Foursquare expansion of credit card specials – eCommerce as we know it is poised for rapid ... Read More »

3 Reasons to Love Google+ Hangouts

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Confession.  I’m in love with Google + Hangouts.  Yes, I’ve been completely bitten by the video chat bug.  Skype and Facetime have been around for quite a while…what took me so long to discover the joys of digitally-enabled face-to-face interaction? If you haven’t tried a Hangout yet, let me share 3 killer reasons why you shouldn’t wait any longer… 1 ... Read More »

Driving Social Brand Value Effectively: A Conversation with Social@Olgivy’s Peter Fasano

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The digital media hype curve continues to rise and fall, bringing a dizzying array of marketing ‘gotta have its’ with each twist and turn.  Since my early days in digital media, Peter Fasano, now Senior Vice President for Social@Olgivy in Atlanta, has been one of my touchstones in the ever changing, never a dull moment industry.  Over the years, Pete ... Read More »

SXSWi 2013: In Search of the Next Big Thing

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It’s that time of year…March Madness is upon us.  For most, it’s the season for NCAA championship ball accompanied by frothy green pints of Irish ale.  But for the techno-geeks, creative chics and other innovator-enthusiasts, the early part of March heralds a 5-day pilgrimage to Austin, TX for the annual South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) or ‘Southby’ experience as it’s ... Read More »

Dachis Social Business Summit 2013: Data, Content, Culture & Conviction

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Yesterday, I spent the day with the Dachis Group at their annual Social Business Summit (SBS), now in its 4th year as a mecca for industry thought leaders and brand pioneers to exchange insights and challenge one another in their approach to social business.  The fantastic speaker lineup included vanguard strategists and authors of the models and frameworks defining the ... Read More »

The Lean Startup: 10 Lessons for Us All

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Entrepreneurship.  Disruption.  The Next Big Thing.  Invention is alive and well.  Over the last decade, we’ve seen an explosion of startups – some like Twitter and Pinterest have left an indelible mark on our culture while others barely eeked out a puff of smoke as they faded into the distance.  Disruption is also raging inside corporate walls at places like ... Read More »

iMedi8: Inside Innovation

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Welcome to the first edition of iMedi8 – featuring eight great reads, infographics and videos on an industry topic / trend each month.  Lately, my research in innovation has led me to some fantastic thought leadership pieces from top consulting minds, academics and brand leaders.  Each of the links below have directly contributed to my day job of designing and ... Read More »

iMediaOutlook: 6 Trends to Watch in 2013

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2013 is off and running – time to take stock of various predictions about the evolution, maturation, coalescing of mobile, social and other digital trends.  Its an exciting time for all industries, thanks to rising device sophistication, increased bandwidth technology and feisty, knock em dead entrepreneurial spirit.  Ready or not, the face of business is about to get another makeover ... Read More »

Pushing the Check-In Envelope: A Day Spent Hacking at Foursquare HQ

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Ah, the lure of the social media check-in…you may be asking, what’s all the hype about?  Is it the vain need to inform the world of where you are every moment? A serendipitous tool for finding a lunch partner or meeting up with a former colleague you didn’t know was in the same town or airport as you?  Perhaps it’s ... Read More »

Unraveling Innovation: Winter DIG Day with Engauge

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Innovation continued its disruptive march in 2012 – across not only the tech and communications fields, but other more mainstream industries such as healthcare, sports, retail and in-home appliances as well.  Its transformative pace is accelerating as fiesty digital trends quickly evolve into new business models and product inventions. Last December, I was invited by Engauge’s Digital Innovation Group (DIG) ... Read More »