Santa Monica’s Public Electronic Network (PEN): Learning From the First Municipal Online Social Network

My brother, Nick, is pretty smart, and doing interesting work.  He’s currently chasing after his advanced degree in Applied Communications at the University of Tampa, researching the implications of the rise of social media, and what that means to human beings in terms of how we communicate with each other.  Needless to say, he stays […]

Using Facebook to Build Focus Groups: Featuring Bryna Jones of Engine Communications

I’m delighted to have a guest blogger today.  Many of you have probably already started following my friend and fellow social web enthusiast, Bryna Jones.  I’m a BIG fan of Bryna’s work, as well as the work her firm, Engine Communications, is doing up in Ontario, Canada. Here are a few other things that amaze […]

Human Branding Part II: Writing a Brand YOU North Star

Last week I was delighted that my friend, Bryna Jones, and the good folks at her company, Engine Communications, invited me to write a post on Building Brand YOU. It was a tricky request in that there’s a lot of information to share when discussing a methodology for human branding on the web.  Space wise, […]

What I’m Thankful For In 2009

Happy Thanksgiving, friends. I hope that by the time you read this, you’re surrounded by family and friends, already full of turkey, and have just woke up from a football-induced nap on the couch.  While I always try to focus my blog on you in hopes to give you ideas and add value to life, […]

How To Use Facebook Fan Pages & Get Results: Making the Case for Organizations

I’ve been helping the wonderfully talented Sarah Bednar (disclosure: my fiance :)) with some ideas on how her non-profit, LifeCare Alliance, can use their Facebook Fan Page as one more productive business tool in their communications tool box.  She’s done a great job of building things up and getting people involved. Watching her figure out […]