Apple: I Told You So!

I said it before, the iPhone is going to be a mistake for Apple if they don’t do it right, and it looks like I was right! Evidently, (and Phil801 beat me to this – I was going to post it last night) AT&T was only able to activate 146,000 phones in the first 2 days it was for sale. Some are blaming it on AT&T’s poor service, others on just the lack of popularity and price factor of the iPhone. I personally think the market is just too saturated! Either way, I was right. Selling through just one carrier was a mistake, they have too much competition, and with a lack of business customers it will only de-value the great piece of the market the iPod had. The one thing the iPhone has done is brought to attention the fact that your cell phone can actually do the same things an iPod can do, and this will hurt both the iPhone and the iPod bottom line, as we’re starting to see. Time will only tell, and Apple is good at doing things right, or making things right that were wrong, but I have to say Apple’s just done this all wrong! I’ve used an iPhone already, but I will be waiting for v.2 or another phone before replacing my current options. I really like my MDA, to tell you the truth!

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Jesse Stay has been a pioneer in the space of social media marketing since before it was called "social media marketing". Originally a software developer, Jesse built a tool called which helped brands like Pepsi, Brittany Spears, and MC Hammer grow their social media presence, and before he knew it brands were coming to him for help to grow their presence in very unique ways. His tool was featured on almost every tech blog and even mainstream news sites like New York Times, Techcrunch, and Mashable. Jesse also spent a brief period working FOR Facebook, Inc., helping them to build out their documentation to help companies integrate Facebook Connect into their websites and mobile apps. Jesse took his skills and helped the LDS Church kick off most of its social media programs. While there he helped launch the award-winning "I'm a Mormon" marketing campaign with global reach worldwide in the millions of views and followers. Jesse established new global programs at the Church to further grow its reach amongst both members and non-members of the Church, working with every department of the Church, also including entities like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Brigham Young University. He also helped the Church navigate its voice and presence during the Mitt Romney Presidential campaign due to the significant attention the Church was getting at the time. He established the social media advertising techniques and strategies employed at Deseret Digital Media growing over 20 million fans across their news properties in just 6 months, and was featured on AdWeek for his success. As founder and Principal of Stay N Alive, Jesse has developed very unique techniques in social media advertising to help organizations grow presences, within months on minimal budgets, into hundreds of thousands of highly relevant and engaging fans and followers. He designed and teaches social media advertising at LDS Business College. He has helped grow sales, and has a belief that yes, you CAN measure social! Jesse has been featured as one of 10 entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter (next to Biz Stone and Ev Williams, founders of Twitter) by Entrepreneur magazine. Jesse has written 9 books on the topic of social media marketing and development, including Google+ Marketing For Dummies and Facebook All In One For Dummies, and eats, lives, and drinks social media with a personal combined presence of over 600,000 followers on his personal social profiles.

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