Tag Archives: iPhone

How to Love Your iPhone more than People

Dear Mobile Phone User: I know you love it. I can tell by the way you carry it around all the time. The way you lovingly gaze at the screen as if it were a new-born baby – but only better. Even more telling is the way the panic contorts your facial expression when – […]

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The Simultaneous Rise & Fall of Content

“We are no longer in the media sales business; we are now in the enterprise technology sales business. My role model is no longer Yahoo’s or AOL’s sales organizations from 2004. It’s Oracle’s.” – Meredith Levien, CRO at Forbes —– In the Age of Content – it is getting harder to sell it. Because we […]

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The Never Ending Battle Against Spam

My personal email address is a mess. A big, stinky pile of spam – most of which I never opted in for – crowding out the messages from friends and family that I really do want to read.  So I recently spent almost an hour unsubscribing from marketing emails from dozens of brands and organizations […]

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And We Thought the Swiss Army Knife Was Impressive

Here’s are just some of the tasks my iPhone does for me: Telephone Email Flashlight Notebook Magnifying glass Newspaper Magazine Book Camera Video camera Video player Calendar GPS Clock Stopwatch Search engine Music player TV Dictionary Encyclopedia Calorie counter Personal fitness coach Calculator Compass Tape recorder Video game player Game board Coupon clipper What else […]

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The Greatest Most Accurate Predictions about Social Media Ever Made

Bank on these predictions coming true in 2013.  Guaranteed. (Or your money back.) Facebook can’t monetize and decides to shut down operations Every gray-haired CMO says, “I told you so” Zuckerberg announces new social network called Stalkbook for guys to share photos of girlfriends in bikinis All the cows die in Farmville Twitter increases character […]

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The Failure of Corporate Technology

I can’t send one of my clients large files via YouSendIt, a free online file sharing service. Why? Her company blocks it.  So when we share videos with this client we have to burn the videos onto a DVD and mail them to her.  Even with fastest delivery times, it can take up to 24-hours […]

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Attack of the Killer PDAs

Lunch with an industry colleague this week.  Grilled cheese and fries and a Cobb salad.  After ordering our meals, we sat back to chat.  We had a lively conversation about PR, media and social media. At the end of nearly an hour, as we were wrapping up, my colleague said to me ( and I’m […]

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Why I Canceled My Newspaper Subsciption

I made the break a month ago.  After more than 25 years of having the Boston Globe delivered to my door (there have been many doors), I canceled my subscription on July 31. Let me be clear.  I no longer buy the print edition, but I still read the Globe daily: Online and on my […]

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The Rise of the Virtual Economy

Imagine the surprise of a Florida father when he opened his credit card bill recently and discovered $600 being paid to Tap Fish. Little did he know that he was pumping up the virtual economy. For those that don’t know – Tap Fish is a free smart phone app that allows users to create a […]

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