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I'm Jake McKee

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The next step in the Ant’s Eye View journey

One hell of a ride. That’s the only way I can describe the last 6 years. It was about that long ago that I decided it was time for me to leave LEGO and strike out on my own. It was one of the hardest, and one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. LEGO […]

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The YouTube complaints department

While I’m in the mood for sharing hilarious movies about online commenting, this is pretty awesome.

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The problem with customer driven reviews

This would be hilarious if it wasn’t so sad. How is a customer supposed to use these two reviews to make a purchase decision? How are you thinking about making reviews more useful to your customers? (Click to zoom in)

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ze Frank gets it right

Hilarious, and surprisingly spot on look at foolish comments/trolls/online aggression.

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7 ways to support an emotional bond to a product

(This post was originally posted on my photoblog: Look at the world with me) Humans do something really odd; we form emotional bonds with physical objects. The coffee mug we use every morning gives us a sense of comfort as we start our days. That t-shirt from the Pearl Jam concert 20 years ago makes […]

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A real-life Groupon business story

Our office neighbors, Paloma, recently went through the Groupon experience to promote their spa business. I asked one of the owners, Levi Dugat, to answer a few questions about their experience, and he was nice enough to oblige. How would you rate your Groupon experience overall?  We were perfectly pleased with our experience and honestly […]

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Cool beta signup model

From turntable.fm: I haven’t seen this method of handling beta signups for new community tools. It’s a great way to both control and drive initial usage.

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Trends

I’ve been meaning to share these two presentations for a while. Both are very cool, and both deal with trend prediction. The first is for 2011 and the second for 2010. Take a flip through them. Some interesting predictions about what we’re going to see this year and what we saw (and didn’t) last year. […]

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Buy and sell social media fans with FanAuction

I’m proud to report that Ant’s Eye View has launched a new product that we’re really excited about: FanAuction™. Simply put, FanAuction™ solves two of the biggest problems in social media today: How to quickly acquire new fans to prove social media ROI Eliminating ongoing spend to support fan activity you no longer need Here’s […]

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Chrysler tweet: an issue of process

Over the weekend, I had several people from big brands ask me what I thought about the Chrysler tweet debacle, and whether I thought the right actions were taken. If you haven’t heard, an employee from the agency that ghostwrites the @ChryslerAutos twitter handle accidently posted a tweet to that handle rather than their personal […]

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