Hello MRM (and Hello Acquia)

Last week I joined London based, customer experience marketing agency  MRM Meteorite – (who are part of MRM//McCann/ McCann WorldGroup and Interpublic Group) – to help drive their technology line of business, content management specifically and (as this press release details) our partnership with Acquia and their cloud based CMS platform. It was a difficult..

Can you be too engaging with your customer?

Near where I live in Connecticut there are two local wine stores, in both the staff are friendly, they are as knowledgeable about wine as I need them to be and they both recognize me when I come in. They sell pretty much the same selection of products that easily satisfy my wine preferences, there..

That Great Blog You Used to Write

This week I was at Gilbane Boston and as I gorged on the bountiful smorgasbord of ‘key takeaways’, inspirational quotes and great conversation at this CMS industry love-in – I was disarmed by possibly the quote of my week. As I sought out my buddies Robert Rose and Scott Liewehr for mentioning me and my blog..

Is your Audience Through the Social Media Keyhole?

According to the latest Social Media Report by Neilsen (respected monitoring/research company) Americans are now spending more time on Facebook than they are on any other website. American internet users spent 53.5 billion minutes on Facebook during May 2011, far higher than the next most visited site – in fact more than the next four..

Localization – Do You Know the Dutch?

Late last year, I was on a business trip to do a keynote speech Amsterdam. Over dinner the night before I was asked a really interesting question – ‘Do you know the Dutch?’ Notice the ‘the’ in the question, I was not being asked if I knew the language, but if I knew the people,..

Web Engagement – The Emperor’s New Clothes?

Recently I’ve been seeing ‘an examination’ shall we say of the term Web Engagement Management and the acronym WEM. There is a suggestion that it’s a figment of the fervid imaginations of software vendor marketing departments possibly in collusion with certain analysts and that dreadful things should be done to it’s proponents. In addition, this..