Insights

After USMCA: Is Now Is a Good Time to Expand into Mexico? The Pro’s and Con’s of Doing Business in Mexico

The political debate over immigration and “the wall” continue. Yet, underneath the partisan bickering, stereotypes and fear, I find it important to reflect on how this may (or may not) impact our perception of doing business with our neighbor, Mexico. As a...

SEO on Flickr (via Creative Commons)

My friend and fellow blogger David Berkowitz wrote a great article about how Flickr users can optimize their photos for search, connect to friends and fellow bloggers and how allowing one's photos to be used across the web under Creative Commons will drive SEO for...

The Future of Print Media: QR Codes and Customizable Mailings

Not only was it a brutal month for the economy, but for print media as well. As October drew to a close, the Christian Science Monitor announced that it was discontinuing its daily paper edition, changing it to a weekly paper edition and publishing daily updates to...

Education for the 21st Century: Are We Ready?

A friend shared this video with me - Do You Know 2.0 - which highlights some interesting statistics about globalization, new media and how the U.S. compares with India and China. How is the 21st century different than the 20th and how will we prepare our students for...

Presential Debates 2008 – The Funny Version

Thanks to my friend Pablo Slough for sharing this hilarious video, a re-working of the 1st presidential debate. The final seconds of the video read "Context is everything," promoting The-Contrarian.org which according to their "About" page says.... The Contrarian is a...

Technorati CEO Interview: State of the Blogosphere

This article originally appeared on iMediaConnection. Technorati released its 9th State of the Blogosphere this week which featured a first-ever survey of Technorati’s registered users, and includes a new wave of information each day this week. iMediaConnection sits...

Blogging news around the world

Lots of insights coming out about blogging this week. Most notably, Technorati's State of the Blogosphere report came out. More on that in an upcoming post.... My friend David Berkowitz at 360i wrote two excellent articles this week: 1) Blog search stuck in Beta on...

Paying for Photos on Flickr…really?

Recently, an architectural firm in SF contacted me about using this photo of mine from Flickr: View from the Miyako Hotel in Japantown. Initially, I was really excited. Cool! Someone is willing to pay for a high-res version of my photo. Then, after sleeping on it, I...

Navigating the blogosphere’s biggest ad networks

This article originally appeared on iMediaConnection. If there’s one buzzword that has spread like wildfire through the entire media business in the last five years, it is blogs. Universal McCann's global "Power to the People" Social Media Tracker study says that...

The Secret of Dora The Explorer’s Success (3 seconds)

This week I am attending the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies "Look Who's Leading" conference in Los Angeles.  Today I got to hear Brown Johnson speak about the process of developing and launching the character English and Spanish speaking character...

Blogging -> Transparency -> Democracy

Interesting article today on LATimes.com about blogging: Zimbabwe bloggers shine a light on their troubled country. While the mainstream media there cannot report about the real conditions because of government restrictions, the blogging community can write critical,...

$5/Gal Gasoline, Water and Other Forecasts

This past summer, before moving to New York to start my new position at ContextWeb, I had the opportunity to spend time with my family and friends in my home town of Milwaukee. That of course meant spending time along the shores of Lake Michigan, one of the five Great...

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