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Facebook Acquires Gowalla…

The story was broken this evening on CNNMoney that Facebook had purchased Gowalla, I actually got a heads up this morning that this might be going down soon. I'm pretty mixed on this.  It's no great secret that I was a huge Gowalla fan in the early days of location based services and geosocial but the latest evolution of the Gowalla product really … [Read more...]

Rant: Innovation -vs- What Works

I tweeted something today that had been on my mind for a few weeks: The reasoning behind the tweet was a culmination of things lately that have really had me scratching my head. The first being Facebook's latest upgrade. If you haven't noticed the level of interaction on Facebook drop since this upgrade you should probably get your eyes checked. … [Read more...]

Social Media Ministry Management Tips

I recently was asked to assist with the management of social media for one of the fastest growing churches in the United States. I am still in the discovery process of what all social media strategies and presences they have in place right now but it hasn't taken me long to figure out that they have worked pretty hard to get to where they are at … [Read more...]

Exciting Enhancements for Gowalla

It's not a big secret that I am a Gowalla fan-boy, have been for a long time now. I see the value of geosocial as an industry insider and a business owner, companies like Gowalla and Foursquare have been leading this charge along with Facebook, who recently announced they were dropping their emphasis on Places, or at least take it in another … [Read more...]

Wimpy’s Burgers & Fries on Gowalla…

I was going to save the surprise for this weekend's tweetup at Wimpy's but couldn't keep a secret! The new Wimpy's Burgers & Fries spot stamp is live on Gowalla! I think it looks great, can't wait to see how it stands out on the iPhone next time I get ready to check-in.  If you are out and about this Sunday in the Conway area be sure to swing … [Read more...]

Pleth Gowalla Stamp

I am pretty excited about our new custom Gowalla stamp for all 3 of our Pleth offices. We still have some minor design issues to work out w/ Gowalla on the stamp but other than that I am real happy with how it turned out. You can view our Conway office location on Gowalla here... … [Read more...]

Toadsuck Daze 2011 Gowalla Stamp

I just received a proof of the 2011 Gowalla Stamp for Toadsuck Daze 2011 today and it looks great. Big shout out to Gowalla for supporting Toadsuck Daze and the Toadsuck Tweetup. To get this custom stamp you have to check in on Gowalla during this years festival while downtown at Toadsuck Square. There is a good possibility we will have a tweetup … [Read more...]

Gowalla Event Stamp for Toadsuck Daze

I just got confirmation last week from Gowalla that they are going to produce another custom event stamp for Toadsuck Daze this year! Some of you that attended last year may remember that they produced one for us last year as well. Unfortunately last years Toadsuck Daze was plagued by severe thunderstorms and tornados so only 25 people got the … [Read more...]

EP:021 – The Cotton Club Podcast

I had the opportunity this week to record another episode of The Cotton Club with Keith Crawford, Amy B. Hole, Brant Collins, Robert Blake, and Calvin Hill. On this episode we all discussed some of our favorite brands of 2010 and what it was we liked about each one.  Last week I summarized some of the brands that I discussed on the show like … [Read more...]

Top 10 Brands, Services, and Startups of 2010

Today I started thinking about all of the startups, services, and brands that I was introduced to, influenced by, or impressed with this past year and it gave me an idea to do this post. Being an entrepreneur of sorts I do my best to stay aware of trends and absorb as much innovation and creativity from those that I respect as often as I can.  I … [Read more...]