Travel, Site Updates & Incoming Interviews

Please Pack Your Knives and Go
Alas, business travel has taken its toll upon my recently rebooted blog. It was inevitable, I suppose. All-day meetings, working lunches and team dinners put a damper on my blogging activities. But, honestly? I needed a little breather.

I spent much of last week in New York City, holding meetings with General Motors’ relatively new global media agency, Carat, and Amazon.

Top Chef's Stephen AsprinioHighlight of the trip? Holding a conversational hostage, Stephen Asprinio, the chef-sommelier-restaurateur from Top Chef Seasons OneEight (All-Stars), for approximately three hours in a quiet Chelsea bar. I suspect his ears were bleeding by the end, but we did exchange contact information for future discussions about our hipstah glasses.

This week, it’s San Francisco for an automotive conference, thus my updates may be infrequent.

Site Updates. What does it mean? It’s So Bright, So Vivid

All-New Site Banner

It feels like ages since I’ve mucked around in Photoshop to create anything other than PowahPoint slide backgrounds. This past weekend, I spent a bit of time designing an all-new site banner to represent elements of digiculture often featured on this blog.

JonBeebe.com new header

Featuring: FourSquare, Emma (my dog), Instagram, Google, Murloc, Macbook Air, Hampsterdance, Angry Birds, Chrome, MSN, Twitter, Facebook, Double Rainbow, Keyboard Cat, Android, Nyan Cat, Reddit Alien, Link, FireFox, Apple, Yahoo!

New “About this Blog” Page
So, why does this blog exist? Who’s it for? What’s my digital philosophy? What’s all this about digital Kung fu? These questions and more, answered for your reading pleasure.

Planned Site Updates
In the not-to-distant future, I plan to introduce new site sections, including: Digital Education, Speaking/Contact Information, Career Portfolio and Gallery.

Incoming Interviews. YouTube Celeb, Web Entrepreneurs & Deviant Artist

Brittani Louise Taylor
Brittani Louise Taylor

With more than 800,000 subscribers and 141 million video views, this bubbly YouTube celebrity dishes to yours truly on her childhood, fan gifts and working with advertisers to develop social content.

MG BuehrlenMG Buehrlen
Young adult author and Web entrepreneur, who owns and operates Young Adults Books Central, gives her spin on digital & social advertising, her love of potato spuds, cockapoos, writing and online communities.

Matt CraneMatt Crane
The deviant artist and graphic designer who digitally stood his ground in a minor legal skirmish with video game giant Capcom. Part II of Sesame Street Fighter Series.
Read Part I >