November 2010

Does Your Brand Have Conversation Starters?

by Thomas MORADPOUR on November 30, 2010 · 2 comments

My first post got a lot of attention for its controversial title: “Full Disclosure: I Think Social Media Marketing is BS“. It was not a bashing of Social Media in general, or Social Media for Marketing… rather, a point of view that Marketing is always Marketing, and Social Media is one of many ways brands [...]


First Day As A Blogger White Belt

by Thomas MORADPOUR on November 28, 2010 · 11 comments

Yesterday, I started this blog.  Boy, I did not expect that level of response. In less than 24 hours, almost 500 hits, over 20 very thoughtful comments and countless tweets & retweets. I’m new to blogging but will assume it’s OK to take a post to say THANKS to all of you who have taken the [...]


5 Unexpected Tips To Put Your iPad To Work!

by Thomas MORADPOUR on November 28, 2010 · 5 comments

Anyone who knows me will tell you – I am a gadget freak. Every generation iPod and iPhone, Archos players, Nintendo DS, PSP, Kindle and Nook… I even had Sony Ericksson smartphones back in the days they got that market started (remember the P800, anyone?). You name it – I probably had it. But I’ve never [...]


Full Disclosure – I think Social Media Marketing is BS

by Thomas MORADPOUR on November 27, 2010 · 32 comments

Don’t get me wrong. I love social media. I work on a brand with millions of Facebook likes around the globe. My biggest project right now is a social playground. And I am such a Twitter addict that I have the founder of #Klout as a mutual friend. But there is no such thing as [...]


$50,000 Won't Buy You Klout

by on November 27, 2010 · 39 comments

Don’t laugh. Yesterday, our biggest #UsGuys conversation was wether we should buy a social media metric service, which advertised itself as “for sale” with a $50,000 asking price. Quid pro quo aside (we thought it was the uber-metric dashboard Twitalyzer, when in fact it was the somehow lesser known TwitterAnalyzer), this got me thinking about [...]