James C. Smith

James comes to digital marketing with over 15 years of experience as an industry analyst and market intelligence manager at companies like Gartner Group and Deloitte analyzing Technology sector markets and companies. James is focused on using technology to answer questions, solve problems and measure results. When not immersed in the digital world, you can find James enjoying all things Portland: craft beer, food carts, and Trail Blazer basketball. Connect with James on Google+

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WebVision’s Dangerous Thinkers: Make Technology More Human Focused

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
WebVision’s Dangerous Thinkers: Make Technology More Human Focused

Webvisions Portland wrapped up on May 9th as those of you who follow the TMM reporters on Twitter know.  Jessica Chang, Heather English, and I tweeted insights from all the various speakers – including keynoters like Tomer Sharon of Google, Brian David Johnson of Intel , and Maria Giudice of Facebook.  The sessions focused on […]

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Webvisions Portland wrapped up on May 9th as those of you who follow the TMM reporters on Twitter know.  Jessica Chang, Heather English, and I tweeted insights from all the various speakers – including keynoters like Tomer Sharon of Google, Brian David Johnson of Intel , and Maria Giudice of Facebook.  The sessions focused on […]

WebVisions Conference Returns Home to Portland on May 7-9

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
WebVisions Conference Returns Home to Portland on May 7-9

What is WebVisions? If you are somehow not familiar with WebVisions, it is a premiere event focused on the “future of design, content creation, user experience, and business strategy.”  And it’s coming to Portland soon.  But before continuing, you might be wondering what the wrestler image has to do with WebVisions.  Read this and it […]

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What is WebVisions? If you are somehow not familiar with WebVisions, it is a premiere event focused on the “future of design, content creation, user experience, and business strategy.”  And it’s coming to Portland soon.  But before continuing, you might be wondering what the wrestler image has to do with WebVisions.  Read this and it […]

TMM’s Thoroughly Modern Success Story: Daniel Kawamoto

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
TMM’s Thoroughly Modern Success Story: Daniel Kawamoto

Our latest TMM Success Story features Daniel Kawamoto.  Daniel completed the Portland State University Digital Marketing Strategies program in order to transition out of the hospitality industry into a role in digital marketing. Daniel also volunteered for organizations like TMMPDX and the Social Media (SoMe) Awards during his transition.  Daniel is currently in his second year […]

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Our latest TMM Success Story features Daniel Kawamoto.  Daniel completed the Portland State University Digital Marketing Strategies program in order to transition out of the hospitality industry into a role in digital marketing. Daniel also volunteered for organizations like TMMPDX and the Social Media (SoMe) Awards during his transition.  Daniel is currently in his second year […]

Non-Profits Leveraging Digital Marketing: An Interview With Joleen Ong, Marketing & Publications Director – NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

| February 3, 2014 | 2 Comments
Non-Profits Leveraging Digital Marketing: An Interview With Joleen Ong, Marketing & Publications Director – NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

I had the great pleasure to meet Joleen Ong, Marketing & Publications Director – NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network – at a recent TMMPDX.COM Happy Hour (don’t miss the next one on Tuesday February 25th at the Nines Hotel). I only had the chance for a short conversation with Joleen, but wanted to learn more […]

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I had the great pleasure to meet Joleen Ong, Marketing & Publications Director – NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network – at a recent TMMPDX.COM Happy Hour (don’t miss the next one on Tuesday February 25th at the Nines Hotel). I only had the chance for a short conversation with Joleen, but wanted to learn more […]

Pressgram: Instagram Alternative Allows You to Own Your Content

| December 4, 2013 | 1 Comment
Pressgram: Instagram Alternative Allows You to Own Your Content

  “Facebook is floundering under the weight of its own scorched earth policy towards privacy.” So writes Mark Weinstein in the lede of his Huffington Post article on the company and privacy issues.  While some may scoff at the idea of privacy in a social media platform –we are all freely publicly posting those pictures, […]

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  “Facebook is floundering under the weight of its own scorched earth policy towards privacy.” So writes Mark Weinstein in the lede of his Huffington Post article on the company and privacy issues.  While some may scoff at the idea of privacy in a social media platform –we are all freely publicly posting those pictures, […]

Crowd Sourced Tool Reviews: Can the Collaborative Economy Disrupt Technology Analyst Market? An In-Depth Guide

| September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
Crowd Sourced Tool Reviews: Can the Collaborative Economy Disrupt Technology Analyst Market? An In-Depth Guide

Entering the Collaborative Economy Era Are we entering the era of the Collaborative Economy?  If you follow the writing and research of Altimeter Partner Jeremiah Owyang you probably think so.  Jeremiah has been promoting the idea that social, mobile and payment solutions are empowering consumers to share products and services.  And companies and industries are […]

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Entering the Collaborative Economy Era Are we entering the era of the Collaborative Economy?  If you follow the writing and research of Altimeter Partner Jeremiah Owyang you probably think so.  Jeremiah has been promoting the idea that social, mobile and payment solutions are empowering consumers to share products and services.  And companies and industries are […]

TechFestNW Interview: Steve Marsh, CEO Smarsh Inc., on Electronic Communication Compliance and Portland’s Tech Culture

| August 28, 2013
TechFestNW Interview: Steve Marsh, CEO Smarsh Inc., on Electronic Communication Compliance and Portland’s Tech Culture

September brings TechFestNW to Portland.  Billed as “the little sister to MusicFestNW”, TechFestNW explores the technology, start-up and design culture that Portland is cultivating. TechFestNW is curated by Rick Turoczy (founder of PIE, (The Portland Incubator Experiment) and author of tech blog Silicon Florist), and Rick has lined up a great list of speakers for […]

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September brings TechFestNW to Portland.  Billed as “the little sister to MusicFestNW”, TechFestNW explores the technology, start-up and design culture that Portland is cultivating. TechFestNW is curated by Rick Turoczy (founder of PIE, (The Portland Incubator Experiment) and author of tech blog Silicon Florist), and Rick has lined up a great list of speakers for […]

Breadth vs. Depth: Differing Approaches to Social Media Tools

| July 24, 2013 | 1 Comment
Breadth vs. Depth: Differing Approaches to Social Media Tools

Every time I open my email or login to Twitter, I come across yet another social media tool.  Things are so confusing that technology research firms like Gartner Group are launching digital marketing research programs.  Gartner recently produced an infographic based on transit map imagery to the digital marketing tool landscape: It’s all crystal clear […]

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Every time I open my email or login to Twitter, I come across yet another social media tool.  Things are so confusing that technology research firms like Gartner Group are launching digital marketing research programs.  Gartner recently produced an infographic based on transit map imagery to the digital marketing tool landscape: It’s all crystal clear […]

Digital Marketing Tools Are What’s For Breakfast at PSU

| May 8, 2013 | 2 Comments
Digital Marketing Tools Are What’s For Breakfast at PSU

Portland State University’s Digital Marketing Strategies Program and Mambo Media’s  Siouxsie Jennett (@siouxsiejennett) recently hosted the quarterly Digital Marketing Breakfast.  These events showcase a panel of experts who present useful insights and new approaches in digital marketing strategies and tactics. The presentations are typically followed by Q&A. This quarter’s version, titled ‘Don’t Be A Tool…Leverage […]

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Portland State University’s Digital Marketing Strategies Program and Mambo Media’s  Siouxsie Jennett (@siouxsiejennett) recently hosted the quarterly Digital Marketing Breakfast.  These events showcase a panel of experts who present useful insights and new approaches in digital marketing strategies and tactics. The presentations are typically followed by Q&A. This quarter’s version, titled ‘Don’t Be A Tool…Leverage […]