Drew Mehl

Creative Director and Principal of Binary Pulse. Marketer, writer, sci-fi geek, capitalist, family man.

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StatsPorn: Social Media Usage Among the Fortune 100

Interesting stats about social media usage among Fortune 100 and 500 companies. Which platforms they use, how they use them and how frequently.

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Google to Goose Broadband Speed

Google has announced the experimental launch of an ultra-high speed broadband network. Currently looking for volunteer communities to trial Google Fiber, Google claims that the system will deliver Internet access 100 times faster than currently available options. Namely, 1 gigabit per second.

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Technology Predictions Every Marketer Should Know About

Gartner has released a report entitled “Gartner’s Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users, 2010 and Beyond: A New Balance.” Besides being a long title, the report goes long on some interesting trends analysis.

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TweetDeck Does More Than Just Tweet

I’ve used TweetDeck for more than a year now. I dig it. Today I discovered that my install hasn’t been updated in some unknown period of time. I decided to manually update the version and, apparently, a LOT has happened since my last refresh. If you haven’t started using TweetDeck yet (or updated for awhile), now’s the time to jump in.

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Apple Enjoys the Fruits of its Labor

This is not another prophetic or proselytizing iPad post. This isn’t another indulgent rave about my favorite brand on the planet. This is, rather, an examination of what a sustained brand loyalty effort can foster – before and after purchase. (Coincidentally, there are few more shining examples than Apple.)

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StatsPorn: Consumer Electronics Usage and Rankings

Here’s recent research from Nielsen (compiled in November 2009) on consumer electronics usage and category leadership. Everything from TV viewership to smartphone usage to the top gaming platforms.

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My Personal Best of CES 2010

I managed to get to CES in Vegas this year. It’s been years since I attended and, frankly, after a year of economic trials and tribulations, I was hoping for some technological inspiration. Something to renew my faith in geekdom. And I’m pretty sure I got it.

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Writing an Effective Corporate Social Media Policy

As social media continues to permeate our clients’ collective consciousness, the call for corporate policies is beginning to get louder. Some clients have the foresight to establish social media policies at the onset while some are playing catchup. So here are some good tips and references to consider when penning your company’s social media policies.

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Top 100 Social Brands for 2009

The Vitrue 100 was announced for 2009, indicating those brands that have most effectively embraced and engaged the social Web. Presence at the top of the list (many of them return from the 2008 list) represents a consistent, disciplined effort on the part of the brand. (And it doesn’t hurt to have awesome products.)

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How to Track RSS Subscriptions

So many technology bloggers we work with get somewhat fixated on the number of user comments their posts garner (or don’t). “Why doesn’t anyone comment on our blog?” is the plaintive cry I hear. After I tell them that I sympathize (err…agonize) with them, I inform them that there are many other metrics to consider. One big one that often gets overlooked is RSS subscription.

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Real-Time Search and Social Media Force SEO to Adapt

Recent announcements by Google and Bing about their increasing inclusion of tweets and social network status updates in SERPs is setting the SEO community alight. SEO is already a highly dynamic endeavor. While there are certainly core best practices that can be applied in virtually any circumstance, it requires customized effort to forge and defend page one rankings in a competitive space. Now, inject real-time feeds that can refresh literally every second and you understand why SEO is about to become infinitely more challenging and complex.

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Facebook Brand Pages Poised to Get Google Boost

Google’s announcement that its new realtime search will feature Facebook status updates is big news. But there’s an important distinction here for technology marketers and social brand promotions.

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