This week on Geek Smack! Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales went really well. But with everyone occupying, where does this leave us?
Monthly Archive: November 2011
This morning I was on WISC-TV 3 for News 3 This Morning. I talked about Cyber Monday deals for a 3 minute segment at 6:20 am. Charolette Deleste interviewed me for this segment. We started out talking about the history of Cyber Monday. Simply put – 10 years ago, with a lot of homes not having a good internet connection, and a big bulky computer in the public area – Not to mention the kids running around so you can’t shop for their gifts – most people reverted to Monday at lunch time to do their shopping. However, this year we saw a jump in sales because retailers used the whole weekend to give deals. Add to that, a 14% increase in people using their mobile devices to make purchases this weekend, they had a great Black Friday weekend. So now Cyber Monday is here. Charolette asked which websites...
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This week on Geek Smack! Spotify is announcing a “New Direction”. What could it be? Also Windows 8 might be downloadable and Pizza sleeping bags.
Jeffrey Powers talks with Dr. Natalie Petouhoff about her new book – Like my Stuff. We also talk about Social Media Club and how to become part of your local chapter.
Over the weekend, I put up the new look to Geekazine. This included the new logo, which I’ve been mulling over for the last 3 months. I wanted something that would show what Geekazine is about. Now it’s out. NOTE: I had to take this poll out because there seems to be a glitch in the program. Look to the left side on Geekazine.com and you will see the poll question. Thanks to those who’ve answered! There are still a couple items to add to the new theme. The idea is to “Brighten up” the site. Last iteration was great, but it also started looking like too many band-aids were getting put up. The new connection bar (Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and more) will be up shortly. Take a look, and if you see any issues, please let me know. ITM – let me know if you...
Jeffrey Powers talks with Brody and Jayme of Allure New Media with their new podcast called Content Marketing and Merlot on Stitcher’s Voices of New Media.
Jeffrey Powers talks with Chris about Pond5 – a site for stock footage, intro music, sound effect, after effects and more.
Jeffrey Powers talks with Stephan about Webdoc – a WYSIWYG editor to drag media onto a page or Facebook page to create a scrapbook.
Sharon Houston was a producer of daytime court shows. She has started a podcast that talks about the behind the scenes of court. We talk about copyright and Teeth.
Jeffrey Powers talks with Lou Mongello of WDW Radio about a podcast on Walt Disney World. He talks about engagement of listeners and more.
Jeffrey Powers talks with Jeramiah Giel of the Paradox Parables podcast (3P Podcast), which is a new show.
Jeffrey Powers talks with Jamie Davis of the ProMed Network and how their niche of medical professional podcasts is growing. We also talk about the Scottevest, a multi-pocket vest for carrying your podcast equipment.
Jeffrey Powers interviews J. Sperling from Showbiz Sandbox. He talks about how he gets some of the Entertainment Industry reporters on his show to talk about the stories – He asks.
Jeffrey Powers interviews Douglass Karr from Marketing Tech Radio. We talk about putting a podcast together using Blog Talk Radio.
Two weeks ago, I visited Ford in Dearborn, MI for a super-secret unveiling. We were standing out by a building next to the Ford test track – 8:30 pm. Huddled around in the dark, pushed up to the barrier line. Then, a blast of lights came on that pretty much turned night into day. No sooner could our eyes adjust as the lights went off. We heard a rumbling in the background. Then, the lights came on and five cars sped in front of us. Lead in by a 1965 Ford Mustang, we saw the next generation of Mustang. But before we could study the cars, the lights went off and we were shuttled into the building. I had to hold onto that secret until today. But now, after the LA Auto show, we can talk Mustang. The muscle car of Ford has been updated to match the...
Jeffrey Powers interviews Cliff Ravenscraft from GSPN.TV and the Podcast Answer Man. We talk about niche podcasting for the Voices of New Media.
Jeffrey Powers gets interviewed by Bobby Lehew and 7 Minute Smarketer in Voices of New Media.
Jeffrey Powers interviews Adam Spiegelman of Proudly Resents – a Cult movie podcast in Voices of New Media.
Jeffrey Powers interviews John Chambers of the One Minute Tip and about podcasting from the beginning.
I have these cool lunchboxes of Star Wars with sandwich cutters of tie-fighters and millennium falcons. Since I have a few extra, I thought I would give them away to you. How to enter the Star Wars Lunchbox contest Simply add Geekazine and/or Day in Tech History to your Google+ circles. Do it by November 20th and you will be entered. BONUS – If you Retweet this (Yes, I said retweet), you will get another entry into the contest. – I just entered to win the Star Wars Lunchbox on @geekazine – http://wp.me/p8IcR-4H8 #Geekazinebox You have until November 20th, so good luck! For Everyone that joins Geekazine Google+ Circle On November 21st, I will post my “10 Myths to Social Media” to the circle. It’s a $5 video value. In there, I talk about myths like “It’s a job for my marketing department” or “Email Lists are Yesterday’s News”. My favorite...
Ford updates their My Ford Touch Software for better ease of use.