The latest from SobelMedia including our column "Connecting...with Bill Sobel" on CMSWire,  a popular web magazine  focused on intelligent information management, digital customer experience management and the emergence of social business tools and practices.


Welcome to this our second to last edition of SobelMedia News for 2015. Next week will be our first annual "Best of..." edition featuring some of the most interesting people we spoke with over the past year.

This past week, we introduced you to our friend, Gregory Galant. You might not know him by name but if you follow or are a fan of the Shorty Awards among other things you know he is a force of nature.

And finally, special thanks to my colleagues at CMSWire/Simpler Media:

Editor, Sherry Judd Toplyn
VP, Editorial & Engagement,  Noreen Seebacher
Community Editor, Siobhan Fagen
Publisher, Brice Dunwoodie

all the great interviewees and of course my family, Sheryl & Sarah

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from the staff and management of

taken at 
The Sherlock Holmes Museum 
221b Baker Street 
London ~ England

"Muck Rack CEO Gregory Galant Makes Media Look Easy"

"If Gregory Galant, CEO of Sawhorse Media, which includes digital PR and journalism platform Muck Rack as well as the Shorty Awards honoring the best of social media,  ever feels he's running out of space on his exceptional bio, perhaps he could simply drop his last name. After all, as @gregory, a charter member of Twitter's First Name Club, he hasn't needed it for years."

"Fran Hauser: Digital Media Star Soars Into Venture Capital"

"Fran Hauser, venture capital investor, digital media veteran and passionate advocate for young women in business, serves as a shining testament to Teddy Roosevelt's famous advice to "keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground."

"New Media Savant Amy Vernon Brings Home the Bacon" 

This past week on "Connecting,...with Bill Sobel" on CMSWire.

In the course of Amy Vernon's pioneering career , she has made a name for herself as a prize-winning journalist, social media expert, adjunct professor, conference speaker and mentor to young women in tech.
So it comes as a delicious irony, and we mean that literally, that the exuberant, irreverent Vernon is best known in certain quarters of the Internet by a name she has coined for herself: the Bacon Queen.

We've got some exciting interviews coming up that you won't want to subscribe to our weekly newsletter and/or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter

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