Hal Lublin on March 1st, 2010

Tweet One week ago I wandered out to UCLA for their 2nd annual Gravity Summit. I had scored a free pass due to my work with Social Media Club Los Angeles. Having never been to a Gravity Summit (they’re held at college campuses around the country from what I’ve been told) I really wasn’t sure what to expect. […]

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Hal Lublin on February 22nd, 2010

Tweet My experiences with Social Media conferences has largely centered around the unconference setting of the BarCamps. BlogWorld was a much more structured setting, but still had a loose feel to it. Today I’m attending my first Gravity Summit on the UCLA campus. It’ll definitely be a different experience for me, and one I’ll be […]

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Hal Lublin on February 19th, 2010

Tweet I hated online dating when I was single. I must have changed my profile on JDate five times to try and strike a tone that I thought was indicative of my personality and I still never got close. I think most people struggle to “sell themselves” in the online setting because the end result comes […]

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Hal Lublin on February 16th, 2010

Tweet A lot of traditional marketing methods have a built-in acceptance of failure. We might send a targeted direct mailing hoping to get a 2% conversion rate and be thrilled with that because that 2% represents a significant amount of income. What about that other 98%? Are we hoping to scoop them up somewhere else […]

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Hal Lublin on January 26th, 2010

Tweet Leave it to the British to make more funny videos about social media…

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Hal Lublin on January 4th, 2010

Tweet Happy New Year, everyone. We’ve reached the first Monday of 2010, and with it comes the steely resolve to keep the promises we made to ourselves on Friday (weekends don’t count, right? We always start on Monday). I call shenanigans on that. TOTAL shenanigans. Resolutions are nothing more than promises designed to be broken.We […]

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Hal Lublin on December 29th, 2009

Tweet When you start out, improvising is all about rules. Actually, a lot of it is about don’ts: Don’t deny Don’t ask questions Don’t go for the joke Most people are so nervous starting out that you can actually see their brains working, trying to remember all the rules so that they can have a […]

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Hal Lublin on December 3rd, 2009

Tweet http://www.flickr.com/photos/dpstyles/ / CC BY 2.0“> Have you heard about foursquare? For the uninitiated, it’s game where you earn points by visiting different points of interest in a city (nightclubs, restaurants, museums, etc.). Visit a place more often than everyone else and BOOM, you’re the Mayor. It’s simple, fun and extremely addictive (especially when you’re […]

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Hal Lublin on November 10th, 2009

Tweet I spent the wee hours of this morning walking down San Bruno road in the dark and the cold, walking over the 101 and into the San Francisco Airport until my father picked me up and took me to the airport monorail. Why, you ask? Well, to be honest, it’s kind of mix of […]

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Hal Lublin on November 9th, 2009

Tweet I’ve been improvising for 15 years now. I love improv; the challenge of creating entertainment from nothing has always attracted me; I get a rush from working without a net like that. I’ve taken classes from a ton of different theaters: Groundlings, Second City, ImprovOlympic and more, but there are two big things I’ve […]

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