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I'm Jake McKee

People call me The Community Guy

Jake’s New Photoblog

Since it’s a day for new things, what with my new job and all, I’m announcing my new photoblog. Check it out and feel free to leave a comment! Jake’s New Photoblog: Doing Today As I attempt to learn "real photography" with my new Nikon D50 and pocket sized Canon SD700, I’m  trying to get […]

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Jake's New Photoblog

Since it’s a day for new things, what with my new job and all, I’m announcing my new photoblog. Check it out and feel free to leave a comment! Jake’s New Photoblog: Doing Today As I attempt to learn "real photography" with my new Nikon D50 and pocket sized Canon SD700, I’m  trying to get […]

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Community Communication: Finding the right tone

I was just talking to a friend who was asking about how to find the right tone for communications to fans/users/consumers via text (blog posts, emails, forum messages). Here’s my formula, for what it’s worth. Step 1:Write the first draft in the exuberant tone that you want it to sound like. Make it as upbeat […]

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The end of movie Web sites?

More and more I see ads for movie Web sites (especially teen and young adult targeted movies) that are hosted on MySpace. Just a couple of the latest are Step Up and John Tucker Must Die. Considering that it’s likely cheaper to build a site on MySpace than standalone, and considering that teen movies like […]

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Friday Find: SayNow

For this week’s Friday Find, I’m calling attention to a neat new service, SayNow.  (TechCrunch Profile) Long story short, SayNow provides a method for bands to keep in touch via mobile with their fans via voice and text. Check out their description of how their service works – it’s a nice introduction. Basically it’s a […]

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Soliciting Feedback From Consumers

All too often when you say to a marketing person or executive something like "Let’s ask consumers for feedback", their minds jump instantly to focus groups and formal surveys. Certainly there are valid uses for both of those tactics, but I’ve found that a few well placed personal questions can net basically the same results […]

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Donations for the troops

A co-worker’s husband is current in the Army National Guard and stationed in Egypt as part of the MFO. The co-worker is heading over to see him soon and taking a care package with him. If you’re interested in helping out, there’s three ways you can. Paypal Donation Drop me some cash via paypal (my […]

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Blog update

I been working on upgrading this blog to the latest version of BlogFusion (v5 beta4) which adds a number of cool features – many of which make it easier for me to add entries….so watch out! If you’re interested in helping me out, check out the new version and let me know if you find […]

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What are bloggers blogging about?

The good folks at Pew Internet have a new study out that looks at bloggers. They have a wealth of info in their report covering everything from the percentage of bloggers who do it for the money to age ranges to what tools are being used. What I found the most interesting (in a sea […]

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More proof the world is shrinking…

For the last month or so my Mom has been in Costa Rica as a chaperon for a study abroad program. She’s in a part of the world where English is barely spoken, ice is a luxury, phone service is nearly non-existent, and driving is an art form. Twenty years ago she would basically have […]

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