- Producer23/06/2017Not your average BlackbeardPirates are thieves of the basest degree. They bide their time as others use labor and talent to generate something of value. Then they steal it and sell it for profit. In the era of maritime trade, pirates plundered raw materials. From gold...
- Producer22/06/2017The ability to sell oneself is fundamental for any professionalThe ability to communicate effectively is essential for every professional. Translated by Judit Lerch https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/saber-venderse-es-importante-para-cualquier-profesionalOriginal Image...
Comments24/06/2017 #52 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.value = gold.24/06/2017 #51 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.you are hired!23/06/2017 #49 Simone Luise Hardthi Javier :) great story ! (behind, in the middle, at present and after lol ;) about your brand :) and until now I really thought your last name (family name) is beBee lol :) (could have been ;) so okay it´s Cámara. Nice to meet you (again lol ;) Javier Cámara :) and btw. thanks for the translation, guess it´s a really good one (no automated shit lol ;) my language skills are limited to German, English, Dutch only (and I can still read "some" French) that´s it ;) so no Spanish :( sorry :) Have a lovely day/evening today!
Regards Simone :) campaign@work(c)23/06/2017 #46 Lisa 🐝 GallagherLeft out something so I deleted my last comment:
Excellent advice. I love facebook more now (more in terms of reach and cross posting- beBee is still my number one network!) because I'm finding buzzes I don't see on here due to my timeline (that's a good thing), beBee is growing a lot! I also make all my beBee posts public and I added a follow button just a day ago. I was getting friend requests from people who use beBee but I don't know of them personally. Thanks for this!23/06/2017 #42 David B. GrinbergThanks for another brilliant buzz, Javier. I'm pinning this to my Twitter home page for any bees who wants to help cross channel pollinate per retweeting at https://twitter.com/DBGrinberg View moreThanks for another brilliant buzz, Javier. I'm pinning this to my Twitter home page for any bees who wants to help cross channel pollinate per retweeting at https://twitter.com/DBGrinberg
Vamos!!! Close22/06/2017 #40 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassadori hope i have answered your expectations about clearing the mysteries of the latest improvements seen here on beBee, affinity propagation does good, affinity propagation enhanced with innivative technologies, well, give time to a propagation vector to grow and propel it with a sutainable booster engine....lol. i am still experimenting the phenomenon called acceleration, not about been viewed, but about being ' in business with', phone turned red!22/06/2017 #39 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorEveryone with a 3500 CAD/ yr budget on a dedicated server histed can accomplsih that and model +/- 200 millions automated actions a Year on a growing interactive audience with high rate of engagement up to 18-20%. As it is open source the server and the codes wil belong to you and not a 3d party.22/06/2017 #38 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorFollowers based used to be the reference and still is on twitter who becomes more and more technologically obsolete like LinkedIn already is, and keep heading down. FaceBook is different and will replace LI in time when its Professional versioning will occur and be branded that way. The dramatic results come from the hidden network, the 3rd degree potential connections. They are your true loyal audience, people that do not know you. IReceive 10k emails per day from direct approach on hotmail, 5k on 4 gmail segemented accounts, i funnel them and send back a automated marketing response through a workflow of actions based on the mecanism IF This Happens Then Do That, depending of the peaks of activities it varies between 115k automation to 19 millions per day. This is highly interactive and it follows scenarii of predictive situations. takes time to set it up but after it taste like caviar!22/06/2017 #37 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorAccount based marketing automated means that the audience is directly reach through newsletters, rss feeds, SMS, consented emails alerts, etc...Now the rate of engagement surpasses twitter that is between 0,8 to 1% which is very decent according to Twitter authorities, while pinterest more visual put the flag between 3 to 6% of your followers base.22/06/2017 #36 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#34 Well to be honest, i do not follow by the book, but i would say, that content is king isnrule #1 a do not try to follow the others and the trends, just be specific and follow your instinct. #2 Stucture but do not try to elaborate to much, over 1 to 3 points we loose people attention #3 the most performant be social, put others in the light, not you are your activity. Now dramtic results fron 100-300 up to 2K with the first hours of release is based on a MarketingAutomationServer i use to stream to a wide variety of socialmedia technologies (700) plus the combination of BB sharing features.
- Producer21/06/2017Top Most 4 Instructions for Writing a Viral Blog ContentEveryone who writes online is in the pursuit of the Holy Grail- writing a viral content that gets shared by many and becomes the talk of the Internet. But it’ s easier said than done. When you are a writer, especially if academic writing is your...
Comments21/06/2017 #1 Robert CormackToo often writers think the headline is everything @Rinki Sharma. To promise and not reward with content is death. To write as an academic is death (unless your topic is something you know better than anyone else). Using personal experiences is good, but if it' something everyone's experienced, it's death. Anything that goes viral usually flies in the face of all rules. It suspends disbelief. It educates because we learn from what we've never seen before, not by things expressed in a different manner. So many articles "re-chew what's already been chewed." Thanks for the post.
- Producer21/06/201710 email marketing tips for retailersThe e-commerce sector is growing exponentially, such that Forrester expects, based on the trend in recent years, that in 2020 (in just three years) sales made on mobile devices will be worth 252 billion dollars, which would represent a 119% increase...
- Producer19/06/2017How does email marketing work according to neuromarketing?Thanks to its auto-play technology, Viwom can boost CTR (click through rate) by up to 173% and ROI (return on investment) by up to 50% over traditional video e-mail marketing. How? Read on. According to businessman John Wanamaker, companies lose 50%...
- Producer18/06/2017Prolix - We Do Our ThingThe Word of the Day during our Covfefe - The Evolution of Language session this Saturday was Prolix. It was a good old fashioned word in a world where technologically we are based on brevity. This world sized with the brain of a cell-phone window...
Comments19/06/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#4 Which again is the point here Chas - the evolution of language. As words evolve they start being defined first informally and if the usage goes viral, then even formally as in becoming an adjective like "google".
I don't know if the word SICK is diminishing now in its informal context but it is still being used by people in the community college I attend and maybe social trends take longer to reach Canada. Whatever the usage, the meaning of the word got changed because of the usage. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/sick
Now consider some of the antonyms of prolix
elliptic, concise, compact, aphoristic, curt, elliptical, apothegmatic, epigrammatic, terse, sententious, laconic, compendious, pithy, telegraphic, cryptic, brief etc
140 character life is a cure against prolixity but it is given rise to the opposite of prolix, which is just as bad as being prolix.
The fact that people are coming out and writing about the opposite effects as a current concern, just adds to how trends work. What is for sure is that none of us speak in the language of Shakespeare anymore so language evolves, but we are also further removed rather than closer to see someone of the caliber of Shakespeare appear as a significant culture shifter in our society. Instead America gave the world Donald Trump and now we get COVFEFE.18/06/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 Hi Chas, that is exactly my point. Long-form is what is now considered a tedium, whereas as the original definition of prolix was tedious writing, but this is more than long-form my personal style is to think out aloud - which means it is not meant to be a broadcast and the actual joke here is with my Toastmasters Club group, because I employ the same think out aloud style in my emails - knowing full well that only 1/3rd of regular email are actually ever read.
That a modern music band that play digitally synthesized music decide to call themselves Prolix is what is most cool here ! That band has taken a term that is about boring and tedious writing and turn it into a hip name for a band. Now that is SICK !!!
A decade ago SICK meant something unhealthy - now it means something really good - which is an evolution of language. Now Chas, go back to our digital world and all I am doing is questioning it - and why - because we have raised the bar on boredom, we need to check our cellphone and tweets every minute of the day because otherwise we can become anxious. Just like when Twitter and You-Tube goes down and suddenly it is a calamity for some, or if our email or text is not working for a few hours - and now it becomes a life and death issue for some people - and that is totally chronic. We need our hit of media because we cannot figure out that the underlying nature of anxiety works exactly the same in our bodies as the underlying nature of boredom. Ironic right - we have short bursts of novelty to escape our own digitally designed escape from boredom.
I say a humungous PROLIX to all that - and just for good measure I have added an addendum to the buzz above which I call "The Dull Life of CityVP" as portrayed by the Monty Python team as a "Stockbroker". Enjoy the parody !
- Producer15/06/2017Simple Values InteractionsI love comments that stretch my mind and fold it so that new attractors form with new possibilities. The comments of the great mind of Harvey Lloyd fall under this category. This is best exemplified in his comments on my buzz "Is It Better to Have...
Comments23/06/2017 #29 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#27 Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- I greatly appreciate your wisdom and reasoning. I have to tag dear @Harvey Lloyd to your superb comment and I wish he would first respond to your great comment. Your comprehension and appreciation of others are really overwhelming.23/06/2017 #28 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#26 Thank you so much for your invigorating comment and appreciation of the comment of our friend @Harvey Lloyd. Dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams- I am drinking from the cup that is filled with your wisdom. I find your comment rich and gorgeous. It flows smoothly and touches the heart.Your writing "For we do not grow alone we use the immediate surrounding and the people around us to grow and shine" is exemplary of your beautiful mind and heart.23/06/2017 #27 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHarvey Lloyd's viewpoint is well worth framing within this buzz because the link to success is unarguable. It also reiterates what a great mind Harvey possesses based on a bedrock of PRACTICAL experiences - for the success relationship that Harvey articulates here is a practice.
Now comes the challenging part for my own learning. Where do I store this golden nugget. In the framing it has been attached to complex systems and as an emergence, but the point Harvey made is way more practical than emergent scenarios. So I decided not to place this in my Violet Hive.
Clearly the values articulated by Harvey are also a great leadership lesson. The great leadership lesson here is not the observation that Harvey's values contributes to his success, but that Harvey practices what he preaches. On this point alone, I would place this in my Blue Hive. Yet there is a group of people that are small number that I interact with, where this golden nugget can be pulled out of the draw when times come that I need it - a show and tell moment, rather than a capture thought.
So it is I decided that this buzz will be placed in my Success Masters hive. With students it is never a case of "you must read this piece" because without those students having a personal context in which the values conversation can take place, this buzz remains a golden nugget, to pull out at the right time, as a one-on-one interaction. Even if I asked students to read this, they are told by their professors and their TA's and their social media to read this, and read that, and they will and the real golden nugget of what Harvey has said here will be lost on them - but as timely opening of the draw, it is a simple values interaction.22/06/2017 #26 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsAn exemplary buzz on the universal truth in life.
My values drive my success as I bring value to others. These words are golden Harvey and should be the base foundation for our drive to success.
For our values help us grow, learn and achieve sucess and when it is purpose driven we add value to others we meet along the way who are part of the journey we are on. For we do not grow alone we use the immediate surrounding and the people around us to grow and shine. And when we shine we shed light enabling others to see a well defined path.
Thank you to the exemplary minds that have contributed to this discussion. A cup of knowledge and I'm still thirsty. As I keep drinking my cup runs empty and I will continue to find ways to fill my cup.
Apologies for coming late into commenting on this enriching buzz.16/06/2017 #22 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#20 Dear@Sara Jacobovici- if I were to be asked who is the bee who reads your intentions of writing" my answer shall be you. Your comment is just precisely my intention of writing this buzz.
I find the simplicity of your comment hugely important and I urge you to buzz on it. I intend too myself. I paused on your writing "I think it's because we need to break things down to intellectually understand how things work". I may also add the pride that an intellectual finds in dealing with issues that aren't easy. THis is a false pride. Your next statement is so powerful "... and stop the process there, we lose sight of the fact that such systems are dynamic and require continual interactions". This is the result of false pride. Is this a new paradox "The queen of paradoxes"? We say we are intellectual, but then this intellectualism that leads us far from understanding?
I am so absorbed by your comment Sara and I now that it shall keep my mind busy till I formulate a buzz on it.16/06/2017 #21 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#19 You said it correctly dear @David B. Grinberg "The buzz is growing louder worldwide thanks to you and so many other brilliant bees". If it wasn't for the support, exchange of comments and appreciation as your comment is exemplary of I wouldn't have been able to make the buzz louder and so it is for other bees. I wish myself if I had more time to comment more because this is a great way to make beBee a more distinguished place. I appreciate your support beyond imagination.
+116/06/2017 #20 Sara JacoboviciAnother important and thought provoking buzz @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. You highlight the need for a simplicity that, unfortunately, our human nature finds difficult to accept; that is the human way, to complicate the simple. I think it's because we need to break things down to intellectually understand how things work. Yes, it's practical but we lose the trust of our ability to take in the whole and understand the "simple" fact. So when we identify the multiplicity of interactions that characterizes self-organizing systems, and stop the process there, we lose sight of the fact that such systems are dynamic and require continual interactions. This is where you come in and teach us: "I believe more that it is not only simple rules that lead to the emergence of new structural patterns; equally possible is the interactions of simple values to produce emerging patterns of human behavior. The choice is ours."16/06/2017 #19 David B. Grinberg#18 ...As do you, Ali. It's always an honor and pleasure to engage with your wonderful writing and thought-provoking prose. If only I had more time to read all of your beautifully written blog posts. You are indeed herculean, Ali, in helping to make beBee better and better! The buzz is growing louder worldwide thanks to you and so many other brilliant bees.15/06/2017 #17 David B. GrinbergI agree with your assessment, Ali: "The real values are those that serve others. They aren't egoistic values being self-centered. For values to have a feedback effect they should extend beyond the boundary of self-interest."
There's an important centuries-old quote (almost 1,000 years old) which I have tried to adopt as a manifesto in my own life experience:
“For it is in giving that we receive.” —Saint Francis of Assisi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_of_Assisi15/06/2017 #14 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#13 Thank you dear @Tausif Mundrawala for your very sound comment. At least values give us the direction to follow. People with jealousy and envy for others will have a different direction as they tend to fold on themselves. They limit their possibilities. Those people with positive values grow beyond their boundaries and great things may unfold for them unexpectedly.15/06/2017 #13 Tausif MundrawalaI think without values and principles, a human being would wander to unknown path. Our values helps us decide the path which leads us to our destiny. This world is waiting for all of us to make a difference in the best possible way and would serve others well. But there are people who fall prey to their negative emotions like jealousy, malice, grudge etc in order to ruin the life of others. Every person born on this earth is unique in it's own sense but very few realizes their own potential. You kept us waiting for this interactive session, Sir.
Thanks for this wonderful buzz once again, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
- Producer17/06/2017Learn From Your Mistakes, Never Regret Them.“To swear off making mistakes is easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas.” Leo BurnettI learned the other week that I made a grave error in my article “The Inefficiency of Words.” A reverend cruising Medium told me my use of “all” was...
Comments17/06/2017 #4 Robert CormackThe first part of your question, @Phil Friedman, is answered in my post "Are We Trying to Please Consumers or Ted?" The second part about orgasms? What can I say, Phil? Once I found out about my "reward circuit" I felt like opening a bottle of wine and making a mistake.#217/06/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBeeThanks @Robert Cormack
We can learn from our mistakes and from our successes
When you make a mistake it's important that you don't fall into the trap of trying to justify your mistake. Mistakes must be embraced not justified or rationalized. Unless you take ownership of your mistakes, you will never truly learn the lessons you must master to move forward in this area of your life.
Mistakes teach us to clarify what we really want. Mistakes teach us about ourselves and how to tell our truth. Mistakes teach us to engage in our lives — to live fully. Mistakes allow us to inspire others.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/bebee-an-engagement-based-community17/06/2017 #2 Phil FriedmanRobert, you ask, "If every idea that isn’t accepted is a mistake or a goof, what’s the motivation for creatives?"
Which is a good question. But which I believe should engender one even more central: Do we do creative in order the reach the designated target market or do we do creative in order to please the client?
My experience is that the majority of account execs are almost totally focused on pleasing the client, even if what pleases the client is destined eventually to fall flat in the marketplace. Some few top account execs are prepared to risk the client's ire by arguing in favor of creative they are confident will work, but which the client resists.
In that respect, account execs are like technical and business consultants, whose clients too often want only to hear what they want to hear. And not the considered advice that might really help them.
BTW, what's with the orgasmic references, these days? I'm getting to feel as though you're channeling Vance Packard. Cheers!
- Producer17/06/2017The evolution of email marketing: videos that play automaticallyVideo continues to be people’s preferred mode of communication. In fact, 4 thousand million videos are watched every day. And email, although believed to be obsolete with the arrival of social media, continues to be the king of communication...
- Producer16/06/2017Check your ethics at the office doorI don’t buy certain brands. I avoid specific products. And I will not contribute to candidates who tolerate third-party campaigns that attack their opponents. I am probably not normal. I could say that I’m principled or set a high standard,...
Comments21/06/2017 #11 Todd JonesAnother great post, Peter. I refuse to shop at Walmart based strictly on principle. In my mind, their predatory business practices and sub-poverty level wages have fueled our country's race toward third world status.
However, I know that that I am extremely lucky. I enjoy an income that allows me the option of avoiding their stores. Although I am not rich, I am also not poor. It is much easier to be principled when you are not poor. This is not the case for most folks who find themselves as members of the working class impoverished. They are forced to patronize and hence support the very institution that engineered their financial hardship. It is a vicious circle indeed.
I believe it was Aristotle, who some 2000 years ago noted, "When there is no middle class, and the poor exceed in numbers, trouble results and the state soon comes to an end."16/06/2017 #9 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#7 You should watch the movie "Spotlight." It runs you through all the obstacles and shenanigans they had to go through to get the priest thing down pat. When I saw that movie, I finally understood why they could not get themselves involved in another whole big can of worms. They did remarkable work and truly made an impact. Having done a stint in journalism myself, I can see where they were coming from when they declined.16/06/2017 #8 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#7 I absolutely contacted "Spotlight." They were so focused on the priest thing, they didn't have room to follow this case; although, it had connections to the Boston Archdiocese. I was hoping with their resources they could do more research than I had access to at the time. I just think they did not want to spread themselves too thin. I can appreciate that. We were on TV and radio, but for me, it was always a learning process. It took time for me to put all these dots in a row. A seasoned journalist with a fresh eye could have done it quicker. That's what I was hoping for.16/06/2017 #7 Peter Altschuler#4 Your experience doesn't surprise me, but you didn't engage the one group that might have helped -- journalists. The story of the Boston Globe's pursuit of predatory priests, as recounted in the Oscar-winning "Spotlight," is as good an example as any. Investigative units are still an important part of newspapers' work (and the source of multiple Pulitzer Prizes). Whether the editors were driven by ethics or the potential to sell a lot more papers, well... that might qualify as doing well by doing good.
The same isn't true, as I mentioned, for broadcast news. Even PBS grew reluctant to delve into stories that might jeopardize their funding; in the '70s, with significant underwriting from Mobil, the network was referred to as the Petroleum Broadcasting Service and shied away from critical stories about the oil business.
I did an exposé in 1979 for ABC's "20/20" on the questionably illegal smuggling of the statue known as The Getty Bronze. It was detailed, pointed fingers at everyone from the fisherman who pulled it out of the Adriatic, the owner of the cement factory who bought it, Christie's auction house because of their likely involvement, and even Baron Lambert of Banque Lambert, a backer of the art-as-investment group that took possession of the bronze and tried to peddle it worldwide.
Yet, because none of the players in that escapade were television advertisers, nothing was off limits. Decades later, that news story was cited by Italy in its successful bid to have the statue returned. That outcome, though, shows how long it can take to achieve satisfaction... even when no one's afraid to speak up.16/06/2017 #6 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassadorwell waking up on world's reality cannot be a bad thing. It is not the time to be alarmist or negative. We are on beBee with a sharing philosophy. Maybe it is time to dream for a well distributed wealth creation and live in peace. That would be the start of the era for the world's dream. Worth trying don't you think?16/06/2017 #3 Peter Altschuler#1 Everything comes down to individual choice, @Joyce Bowen, but those choices make a difference in the aggregate. It's how new people win and incumbents lose elections. It's how companies decide they have to change their operations, whether it's using less water to make denim, improving working conditions at footwear factories in Asia, or recycling components in computers. It's also how popular products disappear from the shelves as consumers' expectations evolve.
The belief that "I'm only one person and can't make a difference" ignores that every influential group is made of hundreds or thousands or millions of "one person"s.16/06/2017 #1 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeProfit over people is an enormous problem. I, too, used to refuse to support such practices because of ethics, but find I am outnumbered. I no longer always refuse these things because it seems as if I am biting my nose off to spite my face.
- Producer14/06/20174 Tips For Creating Content That Will Convert Your AudienceTip #1: Focus Your Content On Your Audience’s NeedsBy addressing a particular challenge, pain point, or topic of interest, you are telling your audience you understand them and you care about their needs. Communicating this well builds trust with...
Comments15/06/2017 #13 Marietta Gentles CrawfordWhat a great video!! Sending a HUGE congratulations your way, @John White, MBA! It is amazing to see how far you've come and how much you continue to share with your network. It's also an honor to have you write my book foreword and be mentioned in the same video where you share your scoop with Mark Cuban! Happy unplugging with the family!15/06/2017 #8 David B. GrinbergJohn, kudos on hooking such a big fish for your Inc column, that's outstanding! It just goes to show that everyone should listen to their inner voice and go with their gut feeling -- rather than always following the advice of so-called "experts" and/or just listening to critics. In essence, the only person's whose opinion matter is your own, as you have successfully demonstrated, John. Also kudos to @Jeremy Miller per his success story and to @Marietta Gentles Crawford on her new book.
Lastly, John, please have a good and safe camping trip with your wonderful family. There's nothing like the solitude of nature to help recharge and refresh one's batteries. And, who knows, perhaps when you get back there will be a message waiting for you from Richard Branson or Elon Musk...never know. Many big accomplishments begin with small steps. Thus, my humble advice: keep doing what you're doing per your writing and go with your gut feeling. You continue to amaze and inspire! Keep buzzing...
- Producer14/06/2017Why real salespeople are not around anymore !!Now that I have your undivided attention: There are in fact sales people but they are not technically true sales where you have to give that person money on the spot. Those are street performers and hot dog vendors; they must take your money. One...
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- 14/06/2017I realized this today: Social Media is called "Social" for a reason. Engagement Equals Success! Buzz On!
- Producer13/06/2017Covfefe - The Evolution of LanguageThere are more than enough people commenting about Donald Trump's tweets and his style of communication that it does not require us to add more to that tsunami of media. Instead on Saturday we will examine whether Donald Trump could have benefited...
Comments14/06/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 Dear David, the media cannot have it both ways. in that they commented that during the debates that Trump could not see Clinton's baiting tactics and were critical of Trump for taking the bait.
So how can the media comment on how easily Trump took Clinton's bait, that they could not see themselves taking Trump's bait. What was Trump's bait? The one thing that commercial media companies salivate for which is ratings.
Just as the media were complicit in not following through on fact checking weapons of mass destruction but instead became a mouthpiece of the Bush Whitehouse, they also undermined the value of the Fourth Estate by taking the bait of Trump's ratings.
The result of taking the ratings bait was that coverage for the 17 Republican Primary candidates was skewed. Trump not only knew the ratings bait was an effective strategy for him, but he even held court by withdrawing himself from a debate because he felt he could command ratings by holding his own debate.
To allow ratings to determine coverage turned the Primaries into a Reality TV Show. Trump did not beat an exceptional line up of Republican candidates, he got them fired as the media took his ratings bait, and he stood in the middle of the debate telling other candidates that they are next to go - and that they are at the end of the line.
Where was the Fourth Estate when the media dined on Trump's ratings bait, I will tell you where they were, counting their collective profits, it is they (commercial media who took Trump's bait.
Here is Thomas Carlyle's quote from Stanford's review of the Fourth Estate "The fact of the matter is that democracy requires informed citizens." https://cs.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/cs181/projects/2010-11/Journalism/index7f0d.html?page_id=16 IMHO Democracy certainly does not require the ratings that created reality news and not just reality television.14/06/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergKudos on a thought-provoking and important read, Manjit. You write, "Trump reminds us as students that going unscripted comes with peril and the more responsible the work we do is, the greater the potential and possible magnitude of that peril."
You make an excellent point. However, I have a different take in this specific instance, as a student of the intersection between government/politics and media/journalism. To wit: my so-called "conspiracy theory" is that the specific word/text (or lack thereof) was used intentionally to throw off the news media's reporting of scandals 100% of the time. Thus, when viewed from that perspective it worked to some extent, as countless hours of real reporting by the mainstream media were indeed wasted trying to figure out this ridiculous riddle when it really meant nothing. But, if I'm correct, it's just the latest example of politicians mastering media manipulation to detract from real scandals that affect real people (and nations). Just think: all that cable news air time spent on such silliness could have been better spent on investigative reporting of issues that matter -- for which there is no shortage. Your thoughts?
- Producer13/06/2017Are You Adding to America’s Increasing Anxiety?The United States is no longer Prozac nation; now we’re Xanax Nation. Anxiety is the new depression, baby!Sad, but true.Today, 40 million Americans are afflicted with anxiety disorders. And according to the National Institute of Mental Health, 38%...
- Producer12/06/2017Why beBee ? Reasons to be on beBeeWhy beBee ? Boost Your Organic Reach On beBeeYour organic Facebook posts / LinkedIn posts / Twitter tweets may be seen ONLY by your hardest-core followers (your most devoted fans) who have a history of reacting to and sharing your...
Comments15/06/2017 #31 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsWhy beBee? Because beBee is a journey and on this journey apart of all the things Javier mentioned above. We get to be our authentic self, learn, grow and build everlasting friendships and business relationships. beBee is my favorite social media destination :)14/06/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 GallagherbeBee never disappoints @Javier 🐝 beBee. All the points you made above are extremely truthful. I met others on Linkedin, I got to know many of those people on a different level on beBee- new friends who I know I could reach out to at any time if needed. I'd like to add, that you are correct about the other networks complimenting each other. I have found buzzes I miss on beBee due to it's constant and fast growth on other networks- Facebook and Twitter, in particular. I'd love others to know that if they need help boosting their personal brand, beBee is the place because there are so many including yourself (thank you) who are happy to help others succeed! Shout outs to @David B. Grinberg @Joe Rowbotham @Jan 🐝 Barbosa @John White, MBA for your continued support to MANY on beBee's platform.14/06/2017 #28 David B. GrinbergThank you, Javier, for sharing such persuasive advice on why to join beBee. You always make such a commendable and cogent case to help increase the global user base. I plan on pinning this to my Twitter home page for #WednesdayWisdom. The buzz is growing louder!13/06/2017 #23 Simone Luise Hardthi Javier :) I really dislike those "artificial algorithms" ;) but I also know that without "them" your timeline (at which platform ever) will surely overload ;) the more followers/contacts/friends you get...... so I´ve got to accept this as a "necessity" ;) (I´ve got approx. 6000 people all over the world connected to me ;) Have a lovely day & evening today :) but it´s also true that beBee is a great platform too ;)13/06/2017 #22 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe great thing about this buzz is that it puts personal branding in context with a greater whole, and so I don't read this buzz as marketing but as a manifesto for personal and professional value, and I am into maximizing meaning and making mantra - for modern marketing is for the heartless, and in this regard more heart beats are better than less - otherwise less will always be better than more because I have not met a person who has passion who did not exhibit a strong and authentic beating heart.
That is also the kind of leader I am shaping myself to be - and so I welcome this buzz as a manifesto of personal and professional value. I welcome the meaning in this and the making of a new mantra that transcends those that continue to focus on that 20th Century invention called marketing, dinosaurs who think they are relevant to the our century, a special interest group who continue to talk to us in marketing gibberish rather than as the best representatives of the human voice.
The best news of all the good Lord made it so that America is now being led by a personal branding marketer and so how is that currently working out for America? The 20th Century should not have been allowed to trump and spill its poor thinking into the first 20 years of our 21st Century, but it has. There is always hope that those that want the 21st Century will finally get a chance to live in a new renaissance age - less we listen to the message of tribal people, who keep beating their drums from the village and professional tribes they congregate in.
- Producer10/06/2017The lie of freeMy local market almost always has a giveaway of some sort. Samples of cheese, a new dessert, a type of yogurt, even skin cream. Each of them shares something in common. They’re all free. I’ve gotten coupons in the mail that let me...
Comments12/06/2017 #4 Peter AltschulerI make up emails for anything that looks like a way to add my address to a mailing list, @Brian McKenzie, using a service called Spamex (there are others: https://goo.gl/E2bTXG View moreI make up emails for anything that looks like a way to add my address to a mailing list, @Brian McKenzie, using a service called Spamex (there are others: https://goo.gl/E2bTXG). I can turn those addresses on and off at will. Yet not everyone is aware that such services exist, and the effort to "fill in the blanks" is itself a dissuader. Close
- Producer09/06/2017Are We Trying to Please Consumers Or Ted?"I have learned that trying to guess what the boss or the client wants is the most debilitating of all influences in the creation of good advertising." Leo BurnettIn an article I wrote called: “We’ve spent the last fifteen minutes talking about...
Comments10/06/2017 #4 Robert CormackYou're probably right, @Todd Jones. I've seen both sides and I don't even want to think about what I've spent following my passions. That said, I think I did my time "following the path of least resistance." After 38 years of doing the bidding of others, I'd rather eat Meow-Mix than go back to the corporate world (they don't want me back, anyway). Sometimes you have to follow your passions out of necessity.#310/06/2017 #3 Todd JonesThe problem, Robert, is that everyone fancies themselves a standout. As a young man, I did too. Throughout my 20's I was certain that I would become hugely successful following my passions. It nearly drove me to financial ruin. After banging my head on a wall for a decade, it turned out that I am no where near as brilliant as I used to think I was. It was a tough lesson to swallow, but in the end, coming to this realization allowed me to grow as a person, and more importantly recover financially. I think that I am less of an asshole than I was back then. Plus, nobody wants to eat Meow-mix in their golden years, and I think (hope, anyway) that I will avoid that fate.
Like water or electricity, I have followed the path of least resistance for the past two decades. And like water and electricity, I have found that I can get a great deal accomplished navigating this course. I have come to understand that I make a much better Indian than Chief. A doer rather than a director. If this makes me a sellout, and puts me solidly in the "herder" camp, I happily own the title.
As always, thanks for another great post.
- Producer09/06/2017Common Myths About SEOIt seems like search engine optimization, or SEO, is one of those business topics that everyone has heard of but only a few people actually know anything about. Because of this, a lot of misconceptions about the subject have cropped up. Some people...
- 07/06/2017Great article on "company ambassadors" -- applies to all platforms and all companiesHelping Your Employees Become Your Top Brand Ambassadorswww.linkedin.com What if someone told you that your company’s best brand ambassadors are right under your nose, just waiting for opportunities to share your...
- 07/06/2017American Marketing Association, Orange County (Calif) Event --
Data Science and Marketing
Angelo Ponzi of Strategic Market Intelligence will lead a panel discussion among practitioners and users of big data.
When: Thursday, June 8 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: Yeti Society, 17280 Red Hill Avenue, Irvine, CA 92614