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Apr 9, 2013
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The cellphone on turning 40

It’s hard to believe the first cellphone call was made last week 40 years ago. Remember the scene in the movie Wall Street where Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas, calls Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) from the beach on a Motorola DynaTAC, which was essentially a brick with an antenna attached to it? These early cell phones cost several thousand dollars and the airtime charges were typically $0.45 per minute plus $0.25 for long distance. If you were outside your metro area, there were additional…See More
Apr 8, 2013
Jon Rock liked Jessica Arnal's blog post Four Hot Cocktail Trends for 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Jon Rock commented on Jon Rock's blog post OpenTable reduces direct restaurant reservations
"@Brian, you make a number of valid points. There are alternatives to OT that are much less expensive. And I suspect that OT may roll back their UI change once enough restaurant owners complain to their local OT rep. We shall see."
Mar 15, 2013
Jon Rock's blog post was featured

OpenTable reduces direct restaurant reservations

In a recent article published in Gourmet Marketing, it has come to light that OpenTable made a change to their portal user interface. The restaurant URL previously was featured prominently on the Overview page; this was moved to the More Details section.  The article maintains that this subtle user interface change was done intentionally to capture reservations via the OpenTable…See More
Mar 15, 2013

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Brian Gatti commented on Jon Rock's blog post OpenTable reduces direct restaurant reservations
"It's one of the significant risks of outsourcing this kind of tool (as opposed to running it through your own website). OT provides an awesome service to restaurant owners but like any third party provider of resources, may make changes to…"
Mar 14, 2013
Jon Rock posted a blog post

OpenTable reduces direct restaurant reservations

In a recent article published in Gourmet Marketing, it has come to light that OpenTable made a change to their portal user interface. The restaurant URL previously was featured prominently on the Overview page; this was moved to the More Details section.  The article maintains that this subtle user interface change was done intentionally to capture reservations via the OpenTable…See More
Mar 14, 2013
Jon Rock's blog post was featured

Report from MoFuse: State of the Mobile Web

MoFuse, a global leader in mobile web content management, just released its State of the Mobile Web Report. The report reviews mobile browsing activity across many different types of mobile sites, with a focus on mobile web audiences for small-and-medium size businesses (SMBs). The report is an effort to help organizations understand how, and when, to best reach…See More
Sep 9, 2012
Jon Rock posted a blog post

Report from MoFuse: State of the Mobile Web

MoFuse, a global leader in mobile web content management, just released its State of the Mobile Web Report. The report reviews mobile browsing activity across many different types of mobile sites, with a focus on mobile web audiences for small-and-medium size businesses (SMBs). The report is an effort to help organizations understand how, and when, to best reach…See More
Sep 7, 2012
Jon Rock commented on Jon Rock's blog post Should Only People Under 25 Engage in Social Media Marketing?
"I couldn't agree more, Kalisha. My stepdaughters (18 & 20) are a heck of a lot smarter (intellectually) than I was at that age, but I wouldn’t open the floodgates and let them run my social marketing campaigns. However I would…"
Aug 7, 2012
Kalisha Blair commented on Jon Rock's blog post Should Only People Under 25 Engage in Social Media Marketing?
"I was shocked when I heard about this article.  Companies who hire younger people just because they are so good at texting and facebook could be setting themselves up for potential PR nightmares. I would suggest that companies not hand over…"
Aug 6, 2012
Jon Rock liked David Bloom's blog post Groupon is Not to Blame: Back Alley Waffles by the Numbers
Aug 2, 2012
Jon Rock liked Tina R Wells's blog post Connect Social Media Accounts to Your Restaurant’s Mobile Website
Aug 2, 2012

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Jul 31, 2012
Jon Rock's blog post was featured

Should Only People Under 25 Engage in Social Media Marketing?

A recent article titled “Why Every Social Media Manager Should Be Under 25” drew much criticism and fire from marketing professionals of all ages. In retrospect, hopefully, the inexperienced author probably wishes she could retract her negative and inflammatory comments. A number of the posted comments are worthy of sharing.“So, by that argument, once social media is replaced by the next big thing, everyone your age should be unemployed and…See More
Jul 27, 2012
Jon Rock posted a blog post

Should Only People Under 25 Engage in Social Media Marketing?

A recent article titled “Why Every Social Media Manager Should Be Under 25” drew much criticism and fire from marketing professionals of all ages. In retrospect, hopefully, the inexperienced author probably wishes she could retract her negative and inflammatory comments. A number of the posted comments are worthy of sharing.“So, by that argument, once social media is replaced by the next big thing, everyone your age should be unemployed and…See More
Jul 25, 2012

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State
MA
Title
Online Marketing Manager
Company
ThriveSpot
Website
http://www.thrivespot.com
Twitter Handle
@ThriveSpot, @jonathan_rock77
What best describes my company
Not Applicable
Interests
Discovering New Food, Discovering New Wines, Locavore, Learning, Making Friends, Networking, Organic Foods
Personal Quote
I am passionate aboout social media marketing, food & travel
Biography
Jonathan has worked in the software and online publishing industry for 20+ years. Jonathan specializes in online marketing using multiple channel technologies. While with The Wall Street Journal Online, Jonathan managed the advertising production group which was responsible for placing advertising appearing on WSJ.com, Barrons online and affiliated Dow Jones & Co. websites. He has worked in global client management and support for Isobar (global digital ad agency). While working for Isobar, Jonathan worked in Germany on a web analytics project for Isobar clients Opel and Chevrolet. Jonathan specializes in finding creative solutions for internal departments and external customers.

Connect with me on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanrock
Years in the Industry
20

Jon Rock's Blog

The cellphone on turning 40

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 10:07am 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe the first cellphone call was made last week 40 years ago. Remember the scene in the movie Wall Street where Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas, calls Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) from the beach on a Motorola DynaTAC, which was essentially a brick with an antenna attached to it? These early cell phones cost several thousand dollars and the airtime charges were typically $0.45 per minute plus $0.25 for long distance. If you were outside your metro area, there were…

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OpenTable reduces direct restaurant reservations

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 12:34pm 2 Comments

In a recent article published in Gourmet Marketing, it has come to light that OpenTable made a change to their portal user interface. The restaurant URL previously was featured prominently on the Overview page; this was moved to the More Details section.  The article maintains that this subtle user interface change was done intentionally to capture reservations via the OpenTable…

Continue

Report from MoFuse: State of the Mobile Web

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 8:20am 0 Comments

MoFuse, a global leader in mobile web content management, just released its State of the Mobile Web Report. The report reviews mobile browsing activity across many different types of mobile sites, with a focus on mobile web audiences for small-and-medium size businesses (SMBs). The report is an effort to help organizations understand how, and when, to best…

Continue

Should Only People Under 25 Engage in Social Media Marketing?

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 11:00am 2 Comments

A recent article titled “Why Every Social Media Manager Should Be Under 25” drew much criticism and fire from marketing professionals of all ages. In retrospect, hopefully, the inexperienced author probably wishes she could retract her negative and inflammatory comments. A number of the posted comments are worthy of sharing.

“So, by that argument, once social media is replaced by the next big thing, everyone your age should be…

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