Caroline Avakian, founder of SourceRise, connecting journalists and NGOs (MDE152)

Minter Dialogue Episode #152 This interview is with Caroline Avakian, founder and CEO of SourceRise, a news media startup connecting journalists and NGOs. Caroline, an Emmy-nominated TV correspondent, is a social entrepreneur, forging a new path for foreign and crisis … Continue reading

Permanent Changes arising from the Economic Crisis

Changes? What Changes? The ongoing worldwide economic crisis has created many obvious changes in behaviour, mostly focused on the effects of reduced funds. Whether it is the fear that makes a salaried person “tighten” his or her budget or someone … Continue reading

Food & Restaurants in Marrakesh Morocco – Part 2 of 3

We had to miss out on the famed Hotel Mamounia because it is [still] under refurbishment. We splurged on two “exclusive” dinners, one at the Jardins de la Medina, 21 Derb Chtoukah, Kasbah Marrakesh) which featured excruciatingly slow service and … Continue reading

Twitter: Global Village or Recessionista?

Twitter, it seems, is making mainstream headlines daily these days. Yesterday, the IHT featured on page 2, an article “A truth renewed online: It still takes a village,” which begins: “Twitter and Facebook are, OMG, so last millennium”. The article, … Continue reading

Luxury market on the decline in France — What deeper effects will occur?

Recession brings luxury down to earth…but what of the more urgent changes needed? The Herald Tribune ran a front page article entitled “A return to Values?” (15 Jan 2009) on the situation of the French luxury market.  What struck me … Continue reading

Finding a CRM Voice – The Right Values, Meaning & Frequency

Customizing your Real Message & Finding a CRM Voice? As I mentioned in the prior post, I believe that the consumer world is in the midst of a true paradigm shift. In these dire economic times, there is a huge … Continue reading

This Crisis will bring a Paradigm Shift on the Internet

Crisis, What Crisis? Bring forth the Internet As we spin into the depths of this worldwide economic crisis, the opportunity for companies to move to more efficient, effective and measurable marketing activities online seems perfectly obvious, if not natural. The … Continue reading

Obamania Worldwide – The Dreams & The Reality

OBAMANIA & OTHER REFLECTIONS ON A SUNDAY MORNING The effect of the Obama victory overseas has been impressive. Much like the initial outpouring after September 11th, 2001, since November 5th, 2008, I have come across a newfound sense of support … Continue reading