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Keep your Audience Relevent – Not All Press is Good Press

business
01 May 2008

The last few weeks have been VERY good to IndyHall and some of our other grassroots creative friends. One of the leaders of those groups, Blake Jennelle, asked me about the response from press. He asked if the recent spot on CBS Morning News, or the Philadelphia Business Journ...

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Creative Agency

community
15 Apr 2008

Last week, I asked a bunch of my twitter followers, “What does creative mean to you?”

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What does creative mean to you?

community
08 Apr 2008

The crew at IndyHall was talking this morning about all of the different definitions of creative, and how they vary from person to person. This is leading somewhere, I promise. But I need some reader feedback first.

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Doing vs. Enabling Doers

community
24 Mar 2008

I’ve been in a funny spot for the last several weeks as I rock between my previous workflows of being wholly responsible for production work to being in a pseudo-management position and doing more advising, strategy, and writing. I’m still not entirely comfortable with it, mos...

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Donate Blood at IndyHall 3/29/08 – Taking Risks for Someone Else

elsewhere
21 Mar 2008

Donating blood is such a simple act that can make such a huge difference. I know, lots of people don’t do well with needles or are afraid of blood. But think about it this way: what’s the last thing you risked something of yourself for someone else?

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Don’t lose your voice

community
13 Mar 2008

I’m on the plane back from SXSW Interactive 2008.

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Your problems aren’t what make you special, your solutions are.

community
02 Mar 2008

I spent this weekend in beautiful South Beach Miami attending FOWA (Future of Web Apps), one of the most acclaimed conference events in our industry at this point in time. Not only did I have a fantastic time taking in the familiar sights of SoBe, but connecting with old frien...

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They say things happen in 3s

business
23 Feb 2008

Important Update: Alex’s involvement in Round3 has changed.

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beginning 2008 with a dream

business
02 Jan 2008

I don’t consider January 1st the official start to the year because for myself, like many many others, it’s more like “national hangover day” and not really how I want to represent the beginning of the year. So effectively, for me, January 2nd is the beginning of the new year.

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1 year doing my own thing

community
01 Dec 2007

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of me having gone independent. Wow.

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I don’t care too much for eyeballs, eyeballs can’t buy me love

business
26 Nov 2007

I have no idea when I took such a strong liking to marketing, or markets, or strategy…but it’s been on my mind a lot recently so you can expect lots of stuff in this tone to come…I hope, anyway.

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SXSW Interactive 08

community
16 Nov 2007

I’ll be there, will you?

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Philadelphia Twitter Meetup

community
13 Nov 2007

I haven’t made an event posting here in a while, and while I DO have some seriously substantial stuff I want to post, I wanted to get this on everyone’s calendar as soon as I could.

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15 billion freaking dollars?

business
25 Oct 2007

So the tech world was a-buzz with two things yesterday. One, GMail FINALLY added IMAP support, making Gmail USEFUL on the iPhone. God bless. More on that as I find quirks, both positive and negative.

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for the love of the game

business
20 Oct 2007

“We’re a community of workers, unified by the fact that we all make a living doing things that we love” – Dave Speers

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Thanks to Indy Hall's first sponsor: Belkin!

coworking
22 Aug 2007

Months ago, I was introduced to a contact at Belkin by IndyHall supporter, and my good friend Chris Messina. It turns out that for many Barcamps, Belkin provides power and networking gear. They were interested in partnering with some coworking initiatives, and were looking at ...

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Front page press

elsewhere
19 Aug 2007

My lack of posts the last couple of weeks isn’t for the lack of interesting things going on. Quite the contrary, in fact. I have a MILLION things I want to write about.

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off for the weekend. oh yeah, and that other thing…

coworking
10 Aug 2007

I’m about to walk away from my computer and all connectivity for 3 full days…the longest I’ve unplugged in as long as I can remember.

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This Week In Philly – 7/29

community
30 Jul 2007

Sorry this is a day later than I had planned. I’ve got 2 events on my calendar this week that happen to be at the same time. Which one do I go to? I’m not sure yet! MAYBE BOTH!!!

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the value of a community, online and off

community
23 Jul 2007

Roz made really great post on the urban family, and afterwards followed up with me offline about the format that etsy (an awesome crafty/boutique community) has run that really feels like a direction that IndyHall is headed.

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