Forward thinking – tips and tricks from RIT’s nomenklature

I recently had the pleasure of serving on a panel of RIT forward thinkers for the Wallace Center at RIT. Liz Lawley, Enid Cardinal, Ryne Raffaelle and Mike Johansson gathered with the purpose of identifying top practices or tips for forward thinking. Several gems were shared including; 1. Consider your network sacred – it holds […]

Social media dangers for the vanguard

Several high profile stories recently hit the social media airwaves. One – a chap being sued for keeping his twitter followers by a former employer, and another for having ticked the 'career opportunities' box. Crazy times it seems for those of us who believe in the power of a well built, nurtured network of like […]

Special Edition of the International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising – edited by Neil Hair – forthcoming

Over the past few months I have been working away as a special edition editor for one of my favourite journals – the International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising. Edited by Dr Eldon Li the publication has had a commendable impact on the state of our understanding in the field. When I was asked […]

ICRM 2011 Redux

I finally find myself some time to reflect on the comings and goings of a busy marketing professor. The last few months have been something of a whirlwind of happenings. One highlight (of my academic life thus far in fact) was hosting the 19th International Colloquium in Relationship Marketing. This global conference is my absolute […]

Angry Neil in Buffalo

Looking forward to meeting Alums on the 3rd November where I'll present my personal branding diagnostic for digital realms. This is one of the areas where I feel we as a college might better prepare graduates and alums alike. I last lectured on this topic back in NYC to a packed house of former students and […]

Flash mobs gone wrong: defending business

Lots of news to report on in recent weeks regards the negative use of social networks. Top of my list (and of course mind) are the English inner city riots. Thankfully things have calmed down, people are recovering and police are sifting through the data trails left from the digital onslaught of disaffected idiots. Social […]

The power of a p***ed off customer!

In the UK, recent news that a tabloid hacked the phone records (posthumously) of a young murder victim, and now victims of the 7/7 bombings has evidenced the British publics 'enough is enough' attitude towards highly questionable reporting activities in the motherland. The story in a nutshell – newspaper sanctions the hacking of voice messages […]