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Friday, July 26, 2013

[Video] The CLA Project part 3 of 4 by Casey Neistat for Mercedes-Benz USA



"This is basically a movie trailer for a car commercial. I hope, but can't promise, that the actual commercial will be as good as this trailer for that commercial. I give it a few hours before Mercedes-Benz asks me to change this description." Casey Neistat

This is a great example of everything. ;-)

inbound 2013 Keynote Speakers: Huffington, Godin, Harrison, and Silver. Plus Bold Talks and Charity Water.

INBOUND: Keynote Speakers
inbound 2013 speakers: Huffington, Godin, Harrison, and Silver

Speakers.
Huffington, Godin, Harrison, and Silver, PLUS Shah and Halligan.

INBOUND: Bold Talks:


Amber Naslund @AmberCadabra
Ann Handley @marketingprofs
Beth Dunn @bethdunn
Brian Wong @Brian_Wong
C.C. Chapman @cc_chapman
Coco Krumme
Dan Tyre @dantyre
David Meerman Scott @dmscott
Erika Napoletano @redheadwriting

Jarrett Barrios @jarrettbarrios
Jason Keath @jasonkeath
Jeff Slobotski @Slobotski
Jennifer Leggio @mediaphyter
Jessica Gioglio @savvybostonian
Joel Mark Witt @JoelMarkWitt
John Jantsch @ducttape
Joseph Jaffe @jaffejuice
Julien Smith @julien

Katie Rae @KTRae
Leslie Bradshaw @LeslieBradshaw
Mitch Joel @mitchjoel
Ramon Deleon @ramon_deleon
Rick Turoczy @turoczy
Steve Rubel @steverubel
Susan Piver @spiver
Tim Washer @timwasher
Whitney Johnson @JohnsonWhitney





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INBOUND 2013:
INBOUND 2013 brings you 100+ sessions from keynotes to product demos and the opportunity to get certified in inbound marketing.

When?
August 19th-22nd, 2013

Where?
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115

CHARITY WATER AND INBOUND

HubSpot Partners with charity: water
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Paull Young!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Steve Garfield Twitter Movie. Made with Vizify.

This is very cool.



Just enough customization to make it easy to make it yours.

The only thing you can't do with it, is embed it because it's generated in real time.

Direct link to video on Vizify.

I used ScreenFlow to capture upload a copy to YouTube.

[Video] Jia Jiang: Embrace rejection #WDS2013

Jia Jiang from Chris Guillebeau on Vimeo.

WDS speaker Jia Jiang taught us to embrace rejection, not fear it. Can rejection be a love story? Watch and see.

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WDS is a worldwide gathering of creative, unconventional people. Every summer, the group descends on Portland, Oregon for several days of speakers, workshops, meetups, and fun. This year, we even set a Guinness World Record! Learn more at WorldDominationSummit.com.

How Digg and Betaworks Built an Ad for a Steve Carell Movie 'The Way Way Back', in a Day, Using Giphy on Tapestry



Tapestry

Read Tapestry - TheWayWayBack



Giphy

I will be trying these new storytelling tools. ;-)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Photo Walk: Jamaica Pond

Jamaica Pond

Jamaica Pond

Jamaica Pond

Jamaica Pond

Jamaica Pond

Jamaica Pond

Jamaica Pond

Photos taken with Samsung Galaxy Camera. Thanks @SamsungMobileUS for the review unit.


Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 8GB White, Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) 3G Unlocked HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 by Samsung from New Generation Products

How to Shut off AT&T wireless Emergency Government Alerts on iPhones

AT&T recently added a wireless emergency alert update to iPhones.

The alerts just started coming through for me yesterday when we had some bad rain.

Wow. Have never seen this before. Boston: Flash Flood Warning. Emergency Alert.

I had my iPhone on SILENT MODE, but friends who didn't said the alert was jarring and loud. Like that Emergency Alert you hear on TV and RADIO.



How to Shut off AT&T wireless Emergency Government Alerts on iPhones:

Got so SETTINGS > NOTIFICATIONS.

There you can SHUT OFF:

- AMBER Alerts
- Emergency Alerts

iPhone Emergency Alerts Notifications.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

[Video] How the Tesla Model S is Made -- Behind The Scenes



Wired:
If founder Elon Musk is right, Tesla Motors just might reinvent the American auto industry—with specialized robots building slick electric cars in a factory straight from the future. That's where the battery-powered Model S is born.
Wow!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Portland, Oregon Wine Country: Stoller Family Estate Winery



Photos taken with Samsung Galaxy Camera. Thanks @SamsungMobileUS for the review unit.


Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 8GB White, Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) 3G Unlocked HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 by Samsung from New Generation Products

Stoller Family Estate Winery

Portland, Oregon Wine Country: Argyle Winery



Photos taken with Samsung Galaxy Camera. Thanks @SamsungMobileUS for the review unit.


Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 8GB White, Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) 3G Unlocked HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 by Samsung from New Generation Products

Argyle Winery

Portland, Oregon Wine Country: penner-Ash



Photos taken with Samsung Galaxy Camera. Thanks @SamsungMobileUS for the review unit.


Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 8GB White, Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) 3G Unlocked HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 by Samsung from New Generation Products

penner-Ash Wine Cellars

Should World Domination Summit become more like SXSW?

World Domination Summit 2013
Image: World Domination Summit venue and Portland sign

I've been going to SXSW for over seven years now, and this was my first time at World Domination Summit. I went based on the recommendation of my friend CC Chapman. He raved about last year's conference.
Little moments of magic are hard to explain.

When you live through one, you know in your heart and soul that you were part of something and yet trying to explain it to others who did not witness it in person is near impossible. This is where I am now. Trying to explain this past weekend in Portland at the World Domination Summit.
There were approximately 2,000 more people this year. The conference is growing, and with that growth, it might be experiencing some pain.

Many attendees have written about the inspiring and amazing speakers. A selection of posts are linked to over here: WDS 2013: A Partial and Impartial Recap.

I enjoyed many of the speakers too, but there are some things that could be improved for next year:

THE VENUE
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Image: Full Theatre Credit: Armosa Studios

The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall was a beautiful hall, but it wasn't open all day.

MAIN HALL CLOSED 12:30 - 4:30
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Image: Empty Theatre Credit: Armosa Studios

The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall was closed between lunch and the afternoon speakers which started at 4:30. This meant that attendees were on their own for about four hours in the middle of the day, not including the breakout workshop sessions.

At SXSW, the main conference center is open all day. Sessions also happen throughout the day too. That leads to random interaction between attendees. If you don't have anywhere to go, you can head over to the convention center and and sit on the ground floor by the doors, in the hallways, or at a blogger lounge. You could even drop into a session to see if you like it. I use the rule of two feet. Since many of the sessions are in the same building, if you don't like one session, you can leave and check out another.

BREAKOUT WORKSHOP SESSIONS


The breakout workshop sessions were first-come first-served. Some people who wanted to attend were turned away. In other cases, a speaker was brought into the hallway so the overflow crowd could listen. If the main venue was open all day, breakout sessions could be held in larger rooms that could handle more people. Overflow rooms with a video feed is another solution to lack of space.

Every year SXSW learns which popular speakers to put in larger rooms.

World Domination Summit 2013 IS SPONSOR FREE


There were no corporate sponsors at World Domination Summit.

At the end of the day one, attendees were encouraged to check out the Jazz Fest, explore the city, or attend some meetups.

At SXSW, each night there are many sponsored events that attendees can meet at. I don't think sponsorship is a bad thing when it helps bring people together.

Allhat III
Image: Allhat III by Geoff Livingston

That's the All Hat party at SXSW sponsored by Chevy. They got up and said a few words and that was it. No hard sell. Those that were interested could go talk with the Chevy representatives. I did and ended up taking a few cars on a test drive. Win/Win.

It'll be interesting to see what World Domination Summit does for 2014. Get smaller, stay the same, or get larger.

I hope these thoughts help to make it better.

Marriott Portland City Center - Portland, Oregon Hotel Review

Portland
Image: Marriott Portland, Oregon City Center

City Center is a good name for this Marriott Hotel. It's right in the center of Portland, Oregon, within walking distance to shopping, bars, restaurants and museums.

The hotel provides valet parking, but the better deal is to park one block away at this garage:

Portland
Image: Parking

The valet parking is four blocks away, and this is just across the street. We never had a problem finding a space, and the first time we parked here we got space #1. ;-)

Portland
Image: Marriott Portland, Oregon City Center

Our room was on the 17th floor and there was no noise from the street at all.

Room 1708
Image: Room 1708

TIP: This is how I remember my hotel room #, I take an iPhone photo.

Room with a View
Image: Room with a View

The room is what you'd expect from a Marriott. Nice, clean and functional. There was a safe in the room that was large enough to fit two laptops, a camera and some cables.

There was also a refrigerator, that was totally empty, allowing you to fill it up with whatever you'd like.

CONCIERGE SUITE
Marriott Portland City Center has a nice Concierge Suite for Marriott Rewards Gold and Platinum members. The buffet breakfast was very good. You can could tell because the scrambled eggs weren't runny. ;-)

BAR and RESTAURANT
There's a Bar and Restaurant on the second floor. There were some local beers on tap, as well as some local Oregon wines.

Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale. Cheers!
Image: Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale

We had breakfast in the restaurant on the weekend since the Concierge Suite was closed. This is now included for Marriott Rewards Gold and Platinum members. I love this benefit!

We grabbed some breakfast from the buffet and also ordered fresh waffles. Everything was perfect.


Image: Some buffet items

The service was so great, I left a $20 tip.



All we experienced in Portland was service with a smile.

This is a great hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Check Trip Advisor for more reviews.

Want more info on Portland Oregon?, read my Portland Oregon Travel Blog Posts.

Some photos taken with Samsung Galaxy Camera. Thanks @SamsungMobileUS for the review unit.


Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 8GB White, Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) 3G Unlocked HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 by Samsung from New Generation Products

This is how I #ReInstagram'd the #jobsmovie #JobsInstagramTrailer





Probably similar to how they got it on Instagram. They probably used Audio In too, which I didn't.

XShot and Joby GorillaPod.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Day 1 in Portland, OR: Books, Beer, Bacon Mac and Cheese, and More Beer



Photos taken with Samsung Galaxy Camera. Thanks @SamsungMobileUS for the review unit.


Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 8GB White, Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) 3G Unlocked HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 by Samsung from New Generation Products

Sampler! #beer

Multnomah Falls, Oregon



Photos taken with Samsung Galaxy Camera. Thanks @SamsungMobileUS for the review unit.


Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 8GB White, Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) 3G Unlocked HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 by Samsung from New Generation Products

Multnomah Falls

Irving Street Kitchen, Portland Oregon

Portland has so many great restaurants to choose from. Before we arrived, we got a list of places to try.

For our first night we went with to Irving Street Kitchen at the suggestion of a friend. I'm glad we did.

Irving Street Kitchen
With St├ęphanie Montreuil. She loves this place.

It was her second time there, but she didn't mind going again.

Irving Street Kitchen
Cold Beer. Trumer Pils.

Irving Kitchen Restaurant Portland
Outside

Irving Kitchen Restaurant Portland
Inside. Wine Draft Lines.

This is very unusual. You don't usually see a whole line of draft wine lines. Sometimes one, but not a whole bar full.

Irving Kitchen Restaurant Portland
Cool lighting.

The restaurant is in an old warehouse area that has been modernized. Irving Street Kitchen did a great job with the place.

Irving Kitchen Restaurant Portland
Wine pour into serving jar

Watch the video:


So cool. The staff had fun watching the video after I shot it.

Irving Kitchen Restaurant Portland
Warby Parkers on the Menu

See the dinner menu. There was a great selection. It was hard to choose one thing.


Salmon.

Irving Kitchen Restaurant Portland
Irving Street Kitchen