SEO and Personal Brand is not dead. If you innovate.

Two very close friends of mine have made blanket statements stating that SEO is Dead and that, in essence, so is personal brand. Though I understand the sentiment expressed in both posts, it is still misinformation and very debunk-able. Micah Baldwin, who thinks SEO is dead, also happens to be my boss at Lijit. Geoff […]

Confirmed: Livingston Communications Acquired by Social Media Group

There’s been a few rumors floating around the past few days and over the weekend. We can confirm that Livingston Communications, a boutique social PR firm based in the DC-area and owned by Geoff Livingston (also my cohost on The District of Corruption), has been acquired by Toronto-based Social Media Group headed by rockstar CEO […]

BlogPotomac Registration Open

BlogPotomac is coming to Northern Virginia on June 13th and now registration is open. I will be there live blogging the event for District of Corruption and the price is reasonable for the speakers you’re getting. Lionel Menchaca from Direct2Dell, Dell’s social media outlet, will be keynoting and other known names (and friends of mine) […]

When a Brand Fades

 Today is the New, New Internet Conference, the biggest web 2.0 conference on the Eastern Seaboard this fall. More than 800 attendees are expected. The roster of speakers is impressive. The conference will focus on the larger business aspects of the new Internet economy. Though I am one of the speakers, I will be in the […]

Rant: Silicon Valley Fenetics

Yes, intentionally misspelled. Phonetics. Phonetics and mashup are all the rage in Silicon Valley web 2.0 start-up naming conventions right now.  When it was Digg, FaceBook and Skype, this was different.  It was cool, fresh and neat.  You could not help but ask yourself, what’s that?!? Now, it’s not cute anymore (‘sup Pownce and Jaiku!). Instead it […]

Down with the Press Release!!

First of all, thank you, Aaron, for asking me to contribute to Technosailor. It’s great to be here, and also serving a readership that’s not in the insular marketing blogosphere bubble. The best thing about writing for you (as opposed to communicators) is that you already understand that PR and marketing sucks. I don’t need […]