Hello

I'm Jake McKee

People call me The Community Guy

We The Practitioners

When Sean and I started Ant’s Eye View almost exactly a year ago, we had a pretty clear dream. We wanted to build a company that was based on senior talent, doing in-depth work with clients who were rolling up their sleeves and diving into social media and customer engagement with force. A year in, […]

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What’s the ROI of the phone?

My genius business partner, Sean O’Driscoll talks about social, ROI, and other genius points. This one is well worth the watch.

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My Sincere Thanks

WARNING: What lies ahead is a sappy, lovefest of a blog post. While it might be all squishy, it’s entirely heartfelt. Consider yourself warned. — 2009 has been an interesting year. I’ve moved across the country twice, seen my (now) three year old daughter blossom into an even more amazing person than ever, began to […]

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Ant’s Eye View acquires Wabash & Lake

It seems hard to remember, but it’s only been a year since I merged Ant’s Eye View 1.0 with Sean O’Driscoll’s CGT Consulting to create Ant’s Eye View 2.0. This time last year, Sean and I were just starting to talk through the details of our pending merger. Flash forward to today: Sean and I […]

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Ant’s Eye View is hiring!

Here we go again! One of my colleagues at Ant’s Eye View just posted a new job opening on the Community Guy Job Board. That’s right, we’re hiring a Senior Consultant. Interested? Check out the job post, or see the details below. Ant’s Eye View continues to grow and we are looking for the next […]

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Using your eyes to listen

My Ant’s Eye View colleague, Jennifer Hughes is blogging at the AEV blog and her first post is awesome! What I have learned is – online listening to your customers is about reading. There is no tool that is going to eliminate the need for you to truly listen to your customers. The tools just […]

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What’s Jake doing in Austin??

If you’ve been watching my tweets lately, you’ve probably noticed quite a few mentions of my presence in Austin, Texas. I’m am proud to share the news that after having an informal presence in Austin, Ant’s Eye View has opened our second official office here! With the hiring of Jennifer Hughes, our second Austin employee, […]

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Clay Shirky on Iran, Twitter, and the changing world

Another must watch (no seriously) video from Clay Shirky. This dude is seriously amazing.

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Top 10 Customer Experience blogs

The fine folks at Six Apart asked the Ant’s Eye View team to share our Top 10 Customer Experience blogs. We’ve put together what I think is a pretty strong list of blogs you may or may not be reading. Here’s the first three on the list, just as a teaser. If you want to […]

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Why is a lack of knowledge cool?

Last week I was reading this article about Secretary of State Clinton talking about Twitter’s role in the Iranian elections. Overall, it’s an impressive statement of the role of social tools on the world stage. But one part had me thinking all weekend: “We promote the right of free expression,” the chief US diplomat added. […]

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