When Social Media Was Punk Rock

“Death or glory becomes just another story.” –The Clash It may be hard to believe, but once a long time ago I was punk rock. I loved the greats—the Clash, the Sex Pistols—but I also appreciated some newer bands like Green Day, the Bouncing Souls, and Rancid. One of my favorite albums was The Good, The ...

Am I turning into a SXSWi Hater?

I have never been to SXSWi. It isn’t for a lack of trying- I’ve put in requests to attend at every employer I’ve worked for in the last 5 years. (Sadly, it was never an easy argument, what with being smack in the middle of a recession and all that.) Like many other digital media ...

The Power of Connections: An MNN 2012 Recap

Last week, Jess and I attended the Massachusetts Nonprofit Networkannual conference. Though the official theme may have been “Rising Beyond the Challenge,” the buzz in every conversation and workshop was about connectivity.  Here are some of the key highlights: Connections: Ami Dar put it best in his morning keynote: “How do we collaborate without getting in each others’ way? ...

Austin2Boston: Insights from SXSW

Last night I attended Fleishman-Hillard’s Austin2Boston event. Think of it as a mini SXSW for those of us who couldn’t make it this year. There was great food, great conversation, and more importantly a few great takeaways from those who were on the ground in Austin. Here are some points that stood out: Be who you are: SXSW ...

A Technology Reality Check

This week, I’ve been attending FutureM in Boston. This fantastic conference brings together the best of technology and marketing, from social to mobile to metrics. I’ve seen some truly inspiring things in the past few days, but one comment in particular blew my mind. At a session on the future of mobile marketing, a presenter ...