Toby Daniels serves as the CEO of Crowdcentric, a small company with a big mission to connect the world through social media and collaboration. He’s also Founder and Executive Director of Social Media Week. In 2012 alone, the bi-annual social media summit helped host more than 2,500 events for 65k people in 26 cities around the globe. This year’s events take place September 23rd-27th. Visit Social Media Week’s website for more info.
In our latest Tap Talk, Toby explores ways to build better engagement through creating, sharing and exchanging content across devices. Check out our Tweetable takeaways:
Joe Meyer heads real-time transit information mecca HopStop(a site that saves the hide of this crosstown-confounded New Yorker on a daily basis).
In today’s Tap Talk, we take the Smart Route with Joe, going from cross-device targeting all the way to tackling the biggies: poverty & world peace. Yup – this Tap Talk is as far ranging as his top-rated HopStop app (now in 550 cities across the globe).
As the SVP, Head of Mobile Strategy for Carat, Jason Newport makes tech pay for the brands he reps. And as a thought leader, he cares deeply about education, its reinvention, and building a great next generation of technologists.
In today’s Tap Talk, Jason dives into his thoughts on educational reform and talks about the changes to our now omnichannel world. He elevates content over screen: video (not “TV”), audio (not “Radio”), publishing (not “Print”). In one fell swoop, Jason wipes out the old-school silos that confine us.
Welcome to Season 2 of Tap Talks! We launch with a bang…@neilvogel, founder of the Webby Awards, Recognition Media and top dog of Netted.net, the Webby’s brilliant daily curation of the baddest apps and stuff on the web (if you haven’t yet subscribed, go do that! After Tap Talks, that is…).
He joined us wearing some pretty sweet kicks (bought via his iPhone), a ton of enthusiasm, and some killer, Tweetable insights coming up on @TapTalksTweets:
The iPhone is joining @neilvogel on a desert island (But bringing nothing would rock)
Innovation world needs most? Better Battery! We can go to the moon, how hard can it be to make a battery that lasts? #amen1 @neilvogel
Mobile’s impact on @TheWebbyAwards? Folks (surprisingly!) now entering via smartphones #everyoneiscrossdevicing! #mobile
Wanna win a Webby? The leap we made from this interview is to: “take complicated things, make them simple & beautiful” @TheWebbyAwards
Startup that has caught his eye: @Splashthat #simple&beautiful
Emerging Business Lead/GeoCommerce, Google @jeremyarnon – Jeremy’s Twitter bio: “I know mobile.” Indeed! But far too modest. This former Senior BD exec at Quattro turned Apple’s head of iAd Partnerships & Alliances turned top exec at Google (both Google Wallet and GeoCommerce) knows a great deal about a lot of things, not least of which: what it takes to build high tech/new media ventures through strategic partnerships. His partners show him lots of love, if his LinkedIn recco’s are any indication — and it’s easy to see why. Even in this quick Tap Talks post you will see he’s got a heart as big as his formidable mind. He’s also got some battery-powered guilt. Watch and learn! Our top takeaways:
• Big opps in mobile are everywhere. Not just tech cos. #advertising #health #education #everythinginbetween
• Start-ups catching his eye right now are in the link-to-offer space: @cardspring, Linkable Networks (@Linkables), @edointeractive
• He invests in the team: Looks for passion and hard-work
• Jeremy flips a Warren Buffet quote on its head. Natch, Jeremy is right-on…
Business Development Expert/Consultant @DeanLucente - Dean comes to Tap Talks with nearly 15 years of experience in the biz, including senior BD/Sales gigs at Yahoo! and IAC. Most recently, as Chief Revenue Officer for a number of tech and media companies, Dean can count the successful sale of more than one startup to his credit. Here he shares his insights about cross-platform data, consumer empowerment and looking at a 3D world. Our takeaways:
• The advent of cross-platform means unfiltered, big data; that means potential for big understanding of the entire funnel
• This is the age of the empowered consumer (watch and learn)
• 3D tech will change the entire manufacturing process: world-changing innovation coming from Dassault Systèmes @Dassault3DS
• Big start-up love for @OptiMineInc
• World needs most: unlimited power source #holla!
Analytics Expert @marcuspj – Good analytics folks are the new rockstars in business. Having held senior marketing roles at Nielsen, Experian Hitwise and The NPD Group, Marc is the very definition. He’s now going solo, helping the rest of us get a better understanding of the consumer’s path. Here, he gives Tap Talks a taste of his take on mobile, air travel, and the qualities he values most in people he works with. Our shareable moments:
• In analytics, mobile offers excitement and confusion in equal measure
• Expect unexpected innovation this year from Yahoo: they have no choice
• Fave new co.: @Spotify, for unlocking the magic of music #toldyouherocked
• Innovation the world needs? Star Trek Transporter #airtravelblows
VP & Founder of the mobile practice at Razorfish @PaulGelb – Few understand the nascent art of creating/delivering/measuring on mobile as well as Paul. He’s the man behind the most groundbreaking and award-winning mobile campaigns and businesses of the past few years. He sat down with Tap Talks to discuss the power of big-data, today’s new multi-tasking consumer and the beauty of cross-device advertising. Our top takeaways:
Cross-device advertising promises a return to a better time. Watch and learn.
Fave new startup: @PlaceIQ, hyper-local data with endless uses
We haven’t seen Facebook go all-out in mobile yet; we will, and it will be BIG
Multi-tasking consumers way ahead of marketers
Mobile has exposed weaknesses in analytics & measurement tools, esp x-plat
Would like to unleash mobile dev to create a more powerful ecosystem #hearthat!
Bringing to a deserted island? A motorboat. #headsmack
Founder, Quotidian Ventures @pedrotp – If you check out the website, Quotidian says they invest in “visionaries who can build global companies with services that improve everyday life” (hence “Quotidian”). But here on Tap Talks, Pedro takes it one step further. He’s looking for “crazy eyes” — not the Marty Feldman kind — but the kind an entrepreneur gets when he or she will do whatever it takes to make it. Love that. Here are our top takeaways:
Innovation the world needs most? Ubiquitous, always-on internet access #canigetanamen
Great opportunities in mobile around payments and content. Big happs at Amex.
Bullish on mobile developments at Twitter, Facebook Payments, @Square, PayPal, and always, Apple.
Check out his latest investment: @Circa; re-imagining news content #ideawhosetimeascome