Pinterest: 5 Reasons the Valuation of the Darling Discovery Network is Bogus

Pinterest Adoption - December 2011

By now, you’ve probably see the articles flying around the web that are citing the $100 Million investment into Pinterest by Japan’s top online shopping site Rakuten Inc, which has then valued America’s darling visual discovery platform at between $1 billion and $1.5 billion dollars. Personally, I think those numbers reflect our absolute infatuation with heightened traffic as the […]

Ohio Growth Summit 2012: 13 Indisputable Reasons You Must Attend

Register - Ohio Growth Summit

It’s that time of year again. Every Spring brings a stellar event to the Columbus, Ohio community. The Ohio Growth Summit is in its 7th year and going after lucky number 7 with some serious gusto!  If you live in or around the state of Ohio, and work for or own a small business, #OGS12 […]

Pinterest Analytics: Install the Pinerly Browser Extension

Pinterest Analytics

It seems that the Pinterest bubble has burst, but all is not lost for marketers looking to tap into the power of visual niche-network’s scrolling-based rabbit hole, in hopes of driving traffic and attention to their brand. Pinerly is one of the first 3rd party Pinterest analytics apps that’s already making progress towards gathering user […]

23 New Marketing Books to Keep Your Nose Pointed (Plus 1 More)


Photo by fmgbain  A few weeks ago Aleksey Kernes tweeted me to ask about what new marketing books I recommend as good reading. A good question deserves a good answer. Here’s a list of some new marketing book titles that I believe have the potential to keep your nose pointed down towards the table for long periods of time. Fair […]

The Secret To How We Will Be Social

Be Social

Business. Business. BUSINESS! For some reason, we humans tend to get stuck in this mindset of only thinking about how we can use social media to make money for our business.  These days, we’re all but infatuated with figuring out how our business can be social. In all honestly, I feel like that paradigm is causing us […]