(Time Magazine) Here’s something to consider: If you use a web product like Facebook or Twitter for free, then you are the product. Those words are from the Chairman of AirWatch, Alan Dabbiere on a panel at this week’s Venture Atlanta conference. Google makes $43 for every person who uses their “free” services like google.com […]
“People come in cages that are tailor-made and come in every size… They’ve built a house of madness that they’ll never realize…” — from the 1971 pop symphony, “Wings” Think about…what you’re thinking about. The last few thoughts that have crossed your mind — how many of them were cautious, limiting, negative? Last night, longtime […]
If your cellular contract is coming up for renewal and you’re hankering for a new phone — the new iPhone 6 Plus is worth considering. But two weeks into using mine, there are some pros and cons to consider. The big plus to the Plus is its battery life. The thing lasts all day. If […]
One announcement today — and two announcements yesterday —– represent the future of television. The big one is today’s announcement that you’ll be able to watch all CBS programs — except NFL football — over the internet for $6 a month. You’ll need the cable company’s equipment to pick it up (although down the road, […]
Email: instant, powerful and counter-productive if you use it incorrectly. The trouble with using email for a negative message is that the bad vibes from it usually hang around longer than necessary. I’m sort of an expert on this because I’ve done it wrong so many times. Lesson #1: you can’t tell someone’s tone of […]
Keep checking your monthly statements: over the past year, millions of Home Depot, Target and Neiman Marcus customers’ accounts have been hacked. But that’s not the big story. It turns out, 90% of retail hacks happen to small retailers. Most can’t afford the latest technology and don’t have the personnel to manage cybercrime. Consumers are […]
I was in my car recently listening to an audio CD called “The Century,” as ABC’s Peter Jennings interviewed a man about life in the early 1900s. No radio, phone or refrigerator. When you finished dinner, you sat outside and visited with neighbors and played with the kids or your dogs. The gentleman called them […]
We’ve launched our new What’s Up Interactive website! I hope you’ll click around and get to know us. If you’ve ever been involved in the re-launch of your company’s site, you know it’s a complex undertaking. It’s also important to your company’s growth. No matter what business you’re in, prospective customers will likely visit your […]
More than anything else in business, I’ve struggled with how to build a sales team. Even my most successful competitors say they’ve faced the same challenge. We’ve got a great biz dev team here at What’s Up Interactive — they understand our customers and challenge them with creative ways to grow their businesses. I have […]
I’m no longer a Southwest newbie. My wife and I flew home from San Antonio this week using Southwest Airlines, which was about half the price of a Delta flight. Here in Atlanta, the big airline war is on between Delta, the hometown airline that most locals use…and Southwest, the Dallas-based competitor that promises lower […]
Richard Warner is founder and CEO of What's Up Interactive , an Atlanta based web and video marketing firm whose clients
include AT&T, the Georgia Lottery, the Georgia Aquarium, the Coca-Cola
Company and Holiday Inn. He is seen frequently as a business
commentator on Fox5 WAGA.
He spent 30 years as a host and managing editor interviewing CEOs on
"Georgia's Business" on the state's PBS network, as well as 20 years
as a commentator on Atlanta's WXIA and WAGA TV. His daily radio
commentaries were syndicated on more than 200 stations nationwide.
Richard has also moderated and hosted events for more than 50
organizations including Emory University, the Atlanta Chamber of
Commerce, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the State of Georgia and the
Atlanta Press Club.
He serves on the board of the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia and on the Georgia Film and Video Commission.
What's Up Interactive is a full-service interactive marketing and website design agency in Atlanta. What’s Up specializes in a variety of multimedia marketing solutions including: web development, social media marketing, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, and email marketing strategies. Find out more about us at www.whatsupinteractive.com.
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