May 1, 2014

Marshall Kirkpatrick on how to connect with social influencers

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Journalist-turned-entrepreneur Marshall Kirkpatrick after his talk at the Social Media Breakfast Club in Oakland (Photo by JD Lasica).

Follow the data and add value: Little Bird CEO’s advice to journalists & entrepreneurs

Target audience: Entrepreneurs, journalists, Web publishers, businesses, brands, digital marketers, advertising agencies, SEO specialists, educators.

JD LasicaRemember the admonition of the Watergate generation? Follow the money.

Well, new times deserve a new adage, and Marshall Kirkpatrick has one for us: Follow the data.

Marshall, a longtime if far-away friend, flew down from Portland this week and gave a talk at our 5-year-old Social Media Breakfast Club in Oakland. (We’re hosting BlogHer co-founder Jory des Jardins on May 22.) And, boy, was it riveting, if you care about ways that enterprising journalists can parse data to gain a competitive advantage and entrepreneurs can use a new set of influencer tools to identify potential champions. Continue reading

September 8, 2011

SOCAP 2011 in pictures

JD LasicaHere’s an Animoto video consisting of photos I took on the opening day of Social Capital Markets 2011 at Fort Mason in San Francisco — a breathtakingly beautiful day in the Bay Area that brought together 1,500 attendees at this year’s SOCAP conference to discuss social entrepreneurship, collective action, crowd-funded investmentments and lots more. Great to see all the familiar faces and good-hearted people working to promote social good and make the world a better place.

Here’s a Flickr photo set of SOCAP.

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