I attended our annual management retreat last week. It was a great opportunity to get out of the office environment and, as Tom Watson famously said, “think.” Tom started a little company called International Business Machines — that’s IBM for anyone born after 1960.
With all of the distractions of the modern office environment and the very real benefits of being connected to everyone/anywhere the one thing that is sadly underrated is the simple act of staring out the window and wondering what could be.
Is it just me or are there other people out there who find that keeping up with the fast-paced world of “being social” is both exhilarating and exhausting? I decided to attend the Social Media Marketing World conference for the first time this year for two reasons: First, to learn about new trends and emerging technologies and how we can best integrate into and position our business moving forward; Second, to discover new ways that we can help our clients achieve results.
Amazon has been in the news a lot lately and for good reason. The more I read about the company and its leadership the more it becomes clear that they have not read the rule book. This is what makes Amazon so disruptive.
As a concept and a platform there is no segment of the economy that it will not or cannot touch. A truly frictionless customer engagement platform could change the way that non-profits operate. The announcement that Amazon will release a smartphone is just noise.
Little Titus’s life was hanging in the balance. The cute puppy had behavioral issues and a skin condition requiring expensive medication. Like many dogs at a humane society, Titus had a short shelf life since he couldn’t attract someone to give him a forever home. He was, what they call, a “death row dog” – scheduled to be euthanized at noon.
Titus was found wandering alongside a busy street, dodging rush-hour traffic. As cars slowed when Titus weaved in and out of the lanes, he attempted to approach the cars possibly thinking they were there to rescue him.
Let’s be honest, sometimes the stupidest things trend in social media. But then there are also times when platforms like Twitter are incredibly useful – especially in times of crisis.
Following last week’s tragic events in Moncton, N.B., where three police officers were killed in the line of duty, Social Ambassador began tracking #PrayForMoncton as it quickly began trending – not just in Moncton, not just in New Brunswick, not just in Canada… but worldwide.
I just returned home from the Cause Marketing Forum in Chicago. Organizers did a fantastic job at setting up an environment of collaboration and learning. I met some awesome people from organizations that are doing some amazing social change programs. I found it to be very inspiring.
One of the coolest things that I learned and took away was looking at gaming and e-sports in a way that not many of us had thought.