Dear Delta,

Dear Delta,

So I’m in Omaha this week, and then this happened: I bought a ticket. I have a seat. I show up on time. And @delta gave away my seat. What’s the point of a ticket again? @deltaassist — Marcus Nelson (@marcusnelson) March 15, 2013 I reached out on Twitter – the best they could offer … Continue reading

How to Make Tom and Jerry Batter, A Recipe

How to Make Tom and Jerry Batter, A Recipe

All right, so you probably already know I was raised in Wisconsin. There are so many ‘Sconie traditions that have carried on with our family, but none so celebratory as the Tom & Jerry Christmas cocktail. Around this time of year, this frothy beverage has been the norm. Called the ‘Tom & Jerry’ after the … Continue reading

The Coming Renaissance of Digg, Yahoo… and flickr?

The Coming Renaissance of Digg, Yahoo… and flickr?

An interesting thought occurred to me this morning. The news earlier this week was that John Borthwick’s Betaworks was buying the beleaguered  Digg brand. To add a little sizzle, they proclaimed they threw away the source code and started anew intending to release a “rethink” version of the platform in a six week turnaround! Well executed marketing ploy. I … Continue reading

@Addvocate Featured On TechCrunch Yesterday

@Addvocate Featured On TechCrunch Yesterday

Reprinted from TechCrunch, written by Anthony Ha — Thank you for the support   Addvocate: Salesforce’s Former Head Of Social Marcus Nelson Preps A New Social Enterprise Startup Marcus Nelson, co-founder of customer service startup UserVoice, left his role as head of social media at Salesforce.com back in April to start a company called Addvocate — and now he’s … Continue reading

Salesforce pays $689M for Buddy Media… Honestly

Salesforce pays $689M for Buddy Media… Honestly

//EDIT: TechCrunch announced the official purchase of Buddy Media at $689M today — title changed to reflect announcement. ______________________________________ Well if the Internets are true then holy crap, huge congrats to CEO Michael Lazerow & his team… not to mention their happy investors! I’ve never met Michael but he seems like a really sharp, hustle-type entrepreneur - his degree … Continue reading

What Marketing Advice Would You Give a College Grad?

What Marketing Advice Would You Give a College Grad?

After yesterday’s post, I received a nice letter from @JoshHolzhaeuser who’s a college student on exchange in Spain right now. He’s nearing graduation and considering a career in Digital Marketing. Please read his letter and consider writing some advice for him in the comments below, Thank you! Hey Marcus, Life sounds like it’s taking another exciting turn for … Continue reading

Why I Left Salesforce

Why I Left Salesforce

So here it is… my first day not having to go to work. Crazy to think it’s been nearly three years since I arrived at Salesforce. I can’t imagine having been anywhere but here — I’ve learned so much about digital and marketing, dealing with press and analysts, as well as playing the politics needed … Continue reading

The Periling Plight of Path Purgatory » An Apology of Sorts

The Periling Plight of Path Purgatory » An Apology of Sorts

As a kid, I remember being spazmatic; random ticks, uncontrolled squinting, jumping & convulsing, unintelligible outbursts, I think you know the type. Playing sports made it worse. Imagine the social discomfort inflicted upon those around me. This is certainly the most probable cause for frequent ‘last pick’ on kickball teams. So it’s with a certain distress that … Continue reading

Small Businesses Advice – Blogging

Small Businesses Advice – Blogging

I went to Mashable Connect last weekend — here’s some advice I gave to Phonebooth about using social media – in this case, how blogging plays a part: Just a couple extra notes about creating blog content and then sending out to social media: Don’t look at it as a Blog – It’s content distribution. 71.4% … Continue reading