Scott Monty

Scott Monty
 

A Project for My Community A Project for My Community

In December of 2007, I slipped down my driveway, which was coated in 1/2" of pure ice. I foot-skied down the driveway, probably getting...

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Going Truly Digital This Holiday Season Going Truly Digital This Holiday Season

I don't know if you've heard, but Queen Elizabeth II is going digital, as she releases her annual Christmas message on YouTube . Wha...

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Social Media Takeaways #6 Social Media Takeaways #6

It's been a little while since I've posted a set of Takeaways... The past couple of weeks have been busy (what with 3 snowstorms ...

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Can a Commodity Be Entertaining? Can a Commodity Be Entertaining?

It had sure as hell try to be, if it needs your attention to succeed. We're tired of interruptions. We want entertainment. But how do y...

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The Best Pitch I've Received The Best Pitch I've Received

You've probably heard me rant over some bad pitches from time to time. As a matter of fact, they inspired me to create the section in my...

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Another Productivity App Another Productivity App

Are you using Jott yet? In my PodCamp Boston presentation , I reviewed a number of Web 2.0 applications that could actually make your life ...

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I'm Virtually Working I'm Virtually Working

[ Note: the following is a feature that I originally wrote for Media Bullseye . If you don't subscribe to this unique e-magazine of the ...

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We Know Why You Use Social Media We Know Why You Use Social Media

At American Airlines , the tagline is "We know why you fly." Sounds a little spooky, in a Big Brother-ish way at first. But really...

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Is It Viral or WOM? What's the Difference? Is It Viral or WOM? What's the Difference?

I've been having a really interesting Twitter debate (Twitdebate?) with Christopher S. Penn and Albert Maruggi about the difference be...

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Great New Portal Hits the Spot Great New Portal Hits the Spot

Chip Griffin is a visionary. He keeps churning out start-ups that are simple in concept, yet elegant in execution. Custom Scoop was an ide...

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I Didn't Start the Fire I Didn't Start the Fire

There's a great debate raging in the blogosphere right now. Actually, it originated up north in Canada (I guess they need the heat up th...

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100 Posts, 100 Reasons to Follow 100 Posts, 100 Reasons to Follow

If you don't know Chris Brogan yet, where have you been ? Chris is one of the founders of PodCamp , does some amazing stuff with text, ...

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For You, and for the Children For You, and for the Children

I've been receiving Search Marketing Standard for the better part of a year - and if you don't subscribe, you should really conside...

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Facebook's Beacon Gets a Little Brighter Facebook's Beacon Gets a Little Brighter

Modest doubt is call’d The beacon of the wise, the tent that searches To the bottom of the worst. - William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressid...

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Social Media Takeaways #5 Social Media Takeaways #5

Well, here we are at Thursday and already the Thanksgiving leftovers are piling up. I hope you enjoyed the holiday last week, if you cele...

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Act Now! Last Chance! Act Now! Last Chance!

One week. That's all you've got to buy The Age of Conversation at its original price. As of December 1, the book will no longer be...

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Which Table Did You Sit At Yesterday? Which Table Did You Sit At Yesterday?

The adult table? The dreaded kids table? Or perhaps the newly-minted Social Media table...

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Let Us Count Our Blessings Let Us Count Our Blessings

The other night, I was listening to a simple, yet moving piece: Aaron Copland's suite from Our Town . The 1940 movie brought to life T...

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How to Teach Marketers to Be Authentic How to Teach Marketers to Be Authentic

Did you ever take the time to step back and wonder about the various personas you meet online? They could be long-lost friends, bloggers tha...

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Social Media Takeaways #4 Social Media Takeaways #4

This has been another busy week. What's new, right? Well this time, it's been courtesy of some seriously social social media, bot...

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Verizon Gets It; Others May Too Verizon Gets It; Others May Too

Recently, Verizon launched a promotion in Pennsylvania where they're giving five families a chance to win a FiOS home makeover. And befo...

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Utterz = Twitter All Over Again Utterz = Twitter All Over Again

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Social Media & the World Series Social Media & the World Series

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My PodCamp Boston 2 Presentation My PodCamp Boston 2 Presentation

This morning, I had the opportunity to give a presentation at PodCamp Boston 2. It was a full house, despite being the first session of the ...

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Unkommonly Good Unkommonly Good

Last week, my post New Media Douchebag: Are You One? was a surprise hit. I'd like to think it's thanks to my wise choice of a headl...

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Social Media Takeaways #3 Social Media Takeaways #3

This is a busy week - coming off of the great Boston Web Community dinner, courtesy of EMC, where I got to see some of my favorite new me...

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New Media Douchebag: Are You One? New Media Douchebag: Are You One?

If you haven't seen this video yet, you need to watch it. While it may be a little too close to the truth for some, I had a good laugh. ...

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When a Community Unites, Great Things Are Possible When a Community Unites, Great Things Are Possible

My friend and colleague Joseph Jaffe is getting ready to burn up the charts. His second book, Join the Conversation: How to Engage Marketing...

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A Pharma-Sponsored Social Network? A Pharma-Sponsored Social Network?

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold on a minute. This is potentially groundbreaking news. The time may have come for pharma to break into the social ...

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Social Media Takeaways #2 Social Media Takeaways #2

Busy week, this. The great topics started piling up on Monday -maybe it was that the Columbus Day holiday (for some) made a difference in...

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