Improving One’s Presentation Skills in Just 15 minutes

Today’s selection is… This piece by Canadian entrepreneur and founder of Clarity Dan Martell, a marketplace for entrepreneurs who want to be in touch with investors. In this piece, Martell describes that you guys have been wasting your time working. You should have spent it “speaking” for this is the best job in the whole World […]

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What is a community and how to nurture it – CMAD Jan 26, 2015 – 09:00 GMT

I have been involved in community management from day one and I can pride myself on training a great number of Community Managers from the very early days of social media, that is to say when it wasn’t even called that –  way. CMAD (Aka Community Management Appreciation Day) is probably an ideal opportunity for […]

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The *real* Internet of Things

Part II of my minutes of the private Youstice meeting which took place in Prague on October 18-19, 2014 is devoted to another subject: the Internet of things. “The more we can experience owning our own lives, the more beneficial technology can be for us” (Doc Searls)    The Internet of things is, in my […]

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Internet Pioneers Prague Meeting Highlights Need for ODR (Online Dispute Resolution) in E-commerce

On the opposite, they made it possible for us to link all the issues related to today’s e-commerce customer relationship management. The notions of trust and respect were at the centre of all debates, therefore highlighting the need for trusted third parties, mostly in Europe, even though the approach, as often, is different from country […]

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The real Internet of Things seen by Web pioneers

This weekend is a very special one. On October 18-19th, 2014 quite a few pioneers from all over the world will gather to debate about what the real Internet of things really is about and other subjects which are all listed per below. They are all being invited by Youstice, the leading start-up which is revolutionising […]

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Economics: More Competition Leads to Less Competition (the rule of three)

today’s selection is a (very old post) dated 2006, taken from this very blog … … in which I was commenting on a book entitled “the rule of three”. I realise that this analysis is still – or maybe more than ever pertinent – and therefore I decided to revive this post, update it significantly, […]

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Taking the Wraps off Product Packaging

Today’s selection is… A selection of creative packaging with some very good and very innovative ideas. I have found out that just before going on vacation, rather than write yet another piece about the future of marketing or innovation, we would take some time off as and start browsing the Web a bit in search for ideas. […]

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Vendor Relationship Management (VRM) Is The New CRM (Youstice)

The concept of vendor relationship management isn’t quite new. It’s been around for at least four years as far as I can remember from my earlier work on the subject at the end of 2010. At the outset, I must admit the concept was a little bit lost on me even though I could well […]

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6th Webit Congress 2014: a viral marketing campaign worthy of note

The 6th Webit congress will take place in Istanbul on Oct 1-2, 2014. The congress launched an initiative which I found very interesting from a viral marketing point of view and I wished to tip my hat to them as well as make a bit of publicity for my application. After all, one should never leave such matters to […]

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Global Social Media Event (Live at 4:00 pm CET) #SMDay

On June 24, visionary marketing will take part in a social media day hangout with Mashable and my community manager (US). The subject will be that of the global Web. There is a great deal to say about the social Web being global. Think about it: in Twitter, you are not allowed, 8 years after […]

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