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I'm Jake McKee

People call me The Community Guy

USS Green Bay, here I come!

A few months back, some bloggers were invited to fly onto the USS Nimitz, a working aircraft carrier. Reading the stories of the trip (here, here, here), I was jealous beyond belief. You see, one of my life goals is to visit (hopefully via an arrested carrier landing) such a ship. I saw Top Gun […]

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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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Confusing the blogging concept with the current ecosystem

Paul Boutin published an odd, and fairly short sighted article in Wired. His basic premise is that three things are driving blogging to irrelevance: Twitter and online video making publishing even easier than blogging once made publishing Blogs have detractors Big “blogs” like Engadget and Huffington Post, there’s no chance that you’re going to get […]

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Graco blog is fantastic

As a (relatively) new parent, the Graco brand certainly has made a footprint in our household. Through a new Twitter friend, I found out about the new(ish) Graco blog. As a corporate blog, this is one of the best I’ve seen yet. That’s pretty impressive considering the role the Graco Legal Department probably played in […]

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ASK: My tips for a great presentation

(This is part of Ask the Community Guy, an ongoing series of questions posed by readers for Jake, the Community Guy) In the last few years I’ve presented to more audiences than I can remember. Literally. I try to refine my presentations every time I give one, and feel like I’ve gotten pretty decent. I […]

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Join me Friday for a Community Tips Webcast

On Friday I will be joining fellow blogger and podcast, Stuart Crawford for a webinar taking about my favorite subject: "Everybody goes home happy". Everyone Goes Home Happy – Top Tips To Create An Awesome Online CommunityOnline communities are made up of several key components and usually rest on the shoulders of one key person.  Many […]

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Blog Birthday Today!

Three years ago today I posted the first blog post on CommunityGuy.com. I’m taking a break from a client on-site session, which is good. Nobody likes a blubbering blogger talking about how proud he is of being part of a mini-revolution…

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Big news on the CommunityGuy.com front

After watching the "Viral Garden Top 25 Marketing Blogs" list for some time now, I feel lucky to see that this very blog has made the list… and at #18! To see the company I’m in makes me a bit misty. Seriously, Creating Passionate Users, Logic+Emotion, Brand Autopsy… these folks are the real deal and […]

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Clue Unit #15: Interview with Deb Schultz on Transparency

To round out our month theme of transparency, the Clue Unit team interviewed Deb Schultz. Deb is a consultant and speaker who describes herself as an evangelist and rabble-rouser in the relationship economy. She is the former Marketing Director of Six Apart, makers of blogging platforms Movable Type, Typepad, Vox and Live Journal. (iTunes) (MP3) […]

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Clue Unit #14: Non-traditional Discussion of Transparency

Continuing our May theme of Transparency, Clue Unit episode 14 has been released! (click here to listen – MP3) (click here to subscribe to this feed) Episode 14, about 30 minutes. Today’s Topic: Non-traditional Discussion of Transparency     Spammer Contacts Jake       Flickr Censors User       Engadget Drops Apple’s Stock […]

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