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I'm Jake McKee

People call me The Community Guy

Happy Halloween!

The Chase Originally uploaded by Mister oo7 It’s that time again, the funnest holiday of them all. Seriously, what other holiday do *you* have permission to turn yourself into an insane butler or a slutty French maid and have people respect you for it? Stay safe, and wish me luck that my flight today doesn’t […]

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Hertz Service Wows Me!

I know I’ve written frequently about my various horrendous customer service issues in the past, but I’m happy today to be able to share a fantastic story of wonderful, unexpected customer service and customer loyalty. Here’s the background: I’ve always been a big fan of Hertz for rental cars because they tend to have the […]

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Community Contest 2007: Day 5 Winner!

I don’t know about you, but it’s been a fun week with the Community Contest! We’ve given away a tons of great prizes, thanks so much to the sponsors: Chris Koenig @ Microsoft Crawlspace Media Picnik.com Ants Eye View Jackie Huba & Ben McConnell Debbie Weil Threadless Geoff Livingston But onto the good stuff. The […]

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Old tech is sexy too

My clients often find it odd when I don’t recommend the latest, greatest tech. I even had one person tell me “I thought we hired you to tell us how to implement Web 2.0?” I’d try to explain my reasons why I suggest the right solution, which isn’t always the most geeky solution, but Jon […]

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The minutes are ticking away…

The time to the deadline of the last challenge of the Community Contest 2007 is ticking away. The final challenge runs until 7a tomorrow (Monday) morning, and the prizes are worth giving the contest a few minutes. What are you waiting for?? Day 5 Prizes!     $25 Threadless Gift CertificateThanks to Jake Nickell from […]

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Community Contest: Day 5 Deadline Extension

Nobody can say I’m not flexible: I’ve heard from several fine readers that they need some additional time on this last challenge. Since it’s Friday and I’m in a fantastic mood (brought on largely by all the fantastic participation this week!), I’m going to extend the deadline for the Day 5 challenge until Monday morning […]

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Community Contest 2007: Sharing is Participation

Wow, what a week! I’ve had a blast with the Community Contest, and I hope you have too. (Let me know via email or in the comments if you liked it enough for me to do it again) Before we get to today’s discussion and prize (another doozy), let’s recap our previous lessons this week: […]

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Community Contest 2007: Day 4 Winner!

I’m extremely excited to announce today’s winner. My buddy Jeremy Harrington has offered an incredible prize: A completely custom designed WordPress theme. That’s right, one lucky winner will be able to work directly with Jeremy to create their hot new blog look and feel. I really liked today’s submissions, and reached out to Jeremy to […]

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Community Contest 2007: Explain Yourself

Community Contest 2007 rolls on! (Today’s prize is HUGE, so read on) It’s Day 4, and we’ve covered a lot of ground since kickoff a few days ago. We’ve talked about how sharing is a trust exercise, how worthwhile sharing requires sharing pieces of yourself, and how you have to put others first in order […]

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Community Contest 2007: Day 3 Winner (and friend)!

I think I like this “giving out prizes” business; everybody loves the guy with the prizes. But the Day 3 prizes aren’t about who loves me, they’re about how is loved by you. You shared some great background on why you love the bloggers you do. If not for the fact that Janey won yesterday, […]

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