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John Porcaro
Seattle, WA
Director of Social Media at Metia, Inc.
Interests: The art and science of Social Networking, helping my kids grow using reason and logic and experience, and helping companies connect to their customers in a way that builds real relationships, and real ROI.
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Well, maybe not the next "Halo," but he or she could be well on their way to creating a fun PC or Xbox 360 game with Kodu, a free set of fun tools from Microsoft. And for the competitive kids... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2011 at johnporcaro: mktg@large
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I can't help but revisit the topic of Busey-isms, now that Charlie Sheen is making Gary Busey look SANE. From 2003: Busey-isms More Busey-isms Busey-isms Revisited "Just pretend you're invisible. But play like you're not pretending, and then your invisibility... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at johnporcaro: mktg@large
Interesting case study for a Greek chocolate company that created an online Facebook campaign, by using customizable content that carried the brand message in a creative way. Good job of being useful, sharable, and "social" from beginning to end. Sweet!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at johnporcaro: mktg@large
Interesting study just published by Yahoo, who surveyed Dads to find out In eMarketer's article "Dads Say Ads Don't Speak to Them," more than half of the dads surveyed said they've taken a more active role in decision-making on purchases related to kids, yet at the same time, they feel... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2011 at I'm the Dad, That's Why!
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What is it with pre-teens and the need to have their world view filtered by long bangs? Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at I'm the Dad, That's Why!
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I found a pretty cool app to help my family stay in touch, and let them know where I am. There's a new iPhone 4 and Android app from Qualcomm, called Neer. It's free to download, and easy to set up. Once you've installed it, you set up a list... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2010 at I'm the Dad, That's Why!
I read a great article written by my friend Chase McMichael, from Infinigraph, called Influencer, Content Intelligence and Social Engagement. It's one thing to have an official Twitter feed or Facebook page for your brand (good start!). It's another (entirely)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2010 at johnporcaro: mktg@large
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The SPORK. The PERFECT feat of human ingenuity and resourcefulness. What could be better than a hybrid between a spoon and a fork? NOT MUCH. But the scientists at NASA, or at least somewhere deep in the bunkers at Delta... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2010 at johnporcaro: mktg@large
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A few weeks ago, i was on a plane, and I was sitting in the Emergency Exit row. I was asked to review the safety information card, and one of the instructions caught my eye. I thought I'd share some... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2010 at johnporcaro: mktg@large
John Porcaro is now following Doug French
Dec 14, 2010
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Dec 6, 2010
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I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Disney Interactive Studios and received the Cars Toon: Mater’s Tall Tales Wii game to facilitate my review. Game Overview: Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales is inspired by Disney/Pixar's wildly popular animated shorts... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at I'm the Dad, That's Why!
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Nov 22, 2010
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Moms and Dads in NYC, you’re invited to attend this fun event, for a sneak peek and play of some of this holiday’s hottest family-friendly videogames: Barbie, Hot Wheels, Megamind, Marvel Super Hero Squad, The Penguins of Madagascar, The Biggest Loser and more! RSVP to reserve your place. Space is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at I'm the Dad, That's Why!
I love "Goodnight Moon," and I've probably read it 50 times. In fact, my daughter read it to me just last night. And I'm a fan of science, especially Cosmology. So when I saw this from one of my favorite Dad bloggers, DaddyTypes, I had to link to it: The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at I'm the Dad, That's Why!
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Maybe it’s just that I’m such a “guy,” or maybe it’s that these toys are so dang cute… But when I heard about Fierce Fun Toys, and their line of stuffed animals that have a “sense of humor,” I had to find out more. Angela Larson, Chief Story Teller at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at I'm the Dad, That's Why!
Thanks to Makes Me Wanna Holler for the links, here are the PSA's from The Fatherhood.gov. Worth watching! Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at I'm the Dad, That's Why!
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How could I have forgotten Booberry, Frankenberry, and Count Chocula? Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at I'm the Dad, That's Why!
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I’m not quite sure why, but Halloween is one of the biggest holidays we decorate for, get ready for, have boxes of decorations for, and seem to enjoy as a family. Maybe it’s that it’s been so long since a “proper” holiday, the kind that people decorate for. Can’t recall... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at I'm the Dad, That's Why!
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Alex is a remarkable goalie. He’s not afraid to dive right at the feet of a forward making a run for a goal. He’s brave, and tenacious, and nearly unstoppable. Early in Saturday’s game, Alex had the ball in his hands, when another player continued to try to control the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2010 at I'm the Dad, That's Why!