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Brandon Mendelson
Works at Earth's Temporary Solution
Attended State University of New York at Potsdam
Lives in Chicago, Illinois
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A quick investigation of the facts shows us that Snapchat is nowhere near as big or popular as we’ve been lead to believe, which is a major problem. This calls that $15 billion dollar valuation int...
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It’s weird seeing 100 pages worth of notes get boiled down to eight pages of a comic, but here we are. In about a month, the Liberty preview comic will be done! I think I got everything I wanted into...
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(Art By: Peter Czaplarski) So if you’ve been following along on the production blog, you can see this drawing as it came together. This is the final version of Brittany Cosgrove, the original Liberty,...
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Tired of BS advice on how to market your podcast? Get the truth from B.J. Mendelson
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I'll be in Seattle next week to do the first (public) presentation of "How To Be (Internet) Famous". If you're there or know people who live there, come check it out.
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Had to get something out of my system concerning the social media gurus and the failure of Google+. Check it out and pass it on
I’m not saying there’s a “Tech Bubble” because that’s an ignorant statement to make; however, among a particular sector of tech companies and consumer facing startups, re: Businesses built around a...
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I'm working on a short story that'll be done this Summer. Here's the intro.
 (I'm working on a short story called "Cold Hilarious Fate".  It's a re-telling of Bram Stoker's "Dracula's Guest". The story will be done this Summer. Here is the introduction of it to give you a small preview. It still needs some edits, but I wanted to get something posted so you know I'm still alive and doing stuff. ) IntroductionMy name is Jonathan Harker. I’m 32, a lawyer, and right now, on my way to Romania by way of Germany. I’m going ther...
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I talked a lot about this in Social Media Is Bullshit, but there’s some comics-related stuff going down this week and I just thought it was worth repeating. For starters, I use Twitter. Obviously, so...
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(Art By: Peter Czaplarski) So if you’re following the blog, you’ve seen the previous sketches from Peter as this drawing of the original Liberty has come together. Now in this one you can see some of...
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I have the next stage of this, which I’ll show you next weekend, but I thought it’d be fun to show you how one of these pictures come together. Especially because this picture, and the original...
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B.J. Mendelson is an author & speaker on the myths of social media marketing
Skills
social media marketing, writing, speaking, creative writing,
Employment
  • Earth's Temporary Solution
    President and Founder, 2002 - present
    Formed in his dorm room at Alfred State College in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Earth's Temporary Solution was an entertainment and consulting company that focused on producing products meant to inform, engage, and entertain college students across America. The company produced numerous sold out live events across the East Coast, a public access television show, a syndicated radio program, and a syndicated "college survival" column that was distributed by CBS College Sports. Earth's Temporary Solution also offered services to those looking to similarly inform, engage, and entertain college students. Clients included a syndicated ABC Television show, numerous authors, speakers, and bands, and several not-for-profits including Wounded Warriors Family Support. Earth's Temporary Solution was responsible for the creation and operation of the first High Five Tour, which Wounded Warriors Family Support continues to operate to this day.
  • Earth's Temporary Solution
    Author & Speaker, 2011 - present
    B.J. Mendelson is the author of the book, Social Media Is Bullshit, which is now in stores everywhere from St. Martin's Press. Social Media Is Bullshit has also been translated into Russian, Spanish, and Polish. Since 2008, B.J. Mendelson has been working on a humorous fiction novel called Dracula And Kittens that he hopes to self-publish on October 31st, 2014. Since the debut of Social Media Is Bullshit, B.J. Mendelson has also appeared at numerous events, colleges, and conferences including at The United Nations (where he debated the ambassador to Pakistan), the Word of Mouth Marketing Summit, South By Southwest, New York University, Columbia University, and The Do Lectures in Wales.
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Chicago, Illinois
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Monroe, New York - Glens Falls, New York - Alfred, New York - Potsdam, New York - Massapequa, New York
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B.J. Mendelson is the author of Social Media Is Bullshit (St. Martin's Press)
Introduction
B.J. Mendelson is the author of Social Media Is Bullshit and a speaker on the topic of the myths of social media marketing. Basically, B.J. is the Internet's janitor, cleaning up the mess social media marketers and the media made by overhyping these platforms and trotting out shady characters with questionable credibility to tell us how we can be success stories just like them.

B.J. blogs regularly at BJMendelson.com . For more on B.J.'s non-marketing activities, visit BrandonMendelson.com
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B.J. mendelson is the the youngest individual, and first student, in the history of the State University of New York at Potsdam to create and endow a scholarship.
Education
  • State University of New York at Potsdam
    Political Science, 2004 - 2006
    B.J. Mendelson obtained a Bachelor's degree in Political Science / Pre-Law in December of 2006 at SUNY Potsdam. After that, he took three semester of graduate work in the field of Organizational Leadership before leaving Potsdam for various reasons.
  • University at Albany, The State University of New York
    History, 2008
    B.J. Mendelson briefly studied American History at the University at Albany with the goal of obtaining a Ph.D. in the field. He would later take a job with the 1 in 8 Foundation which would lead to the breast cancer tour discussed in the last chapter of Social Media Is Bullshit. B.J. has plans on resuming his degree once things with the book wind down.
  • Alfred State College
    Liberal Arts, 2001 - 2004
    B.J. Mendelson studied at Alfred State College between 2001 and 2002 and 2003 and 2004. While there he worked on an Associates degree in Liberal Arts / Humanities and finished two credits short of obtaining it before transferring to SUNY Potsdam.
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Birthday
April 25
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Social Media Is Bullshit - B.J. Mendelson - Google Books
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books.google.com - A provocative look at social media that dispels the hype and tells you all you need to know about using the Web to expand

The Acer Computers 2014 Keynote
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Apple isn't the only technology company introducing cutting-edge new products this week; see the crowd go wild at Acer's big announcement!

Scraps: The Origin Of WikiBear
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"A cruel malevolent god is the only kind I believe in!"

Watch: ‘Harmontown’ Trailer, Documentary Following ‘Community’ Creator |...
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"Community" fans will get a closer look at the creator of the cult favorite comedy with the Dan Harmon documentary "Harmontown," for which T

US defence secretary recommends Medal of Honor for black WWI hero
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Sgt Henry Johnson was serving in the all-black 369th Infantry Regiment when he killed or wounded several enemy soldiers

5 Social Networking Promotions That Backfired Spectacularly | Cracked.com
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The great thing about social media is that it allows whatever stupid thing you want to say to reach your audience instantly. The terrible th

Red Alert app offers a Yo! update on missile attacks | The Times of Israel
www.timesofisrael.com

A mobile platform developed by two Israeli volunteers spreads the word on Israeli communities in danger– in real time

Pope calls destruction of nature a modern sin
www.aljazeera.com

Pope Francis, in unprepared remarks, says destruction of South American rain forests is a sin of our times.

Gallup poll concludes: Social media has little influence on most shopper...
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After years of chasing Facebook fans and Twitter followers, many companies now stress quality over quantity in their social-media strategies

What is a slur? Redskins case forces us to decide
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Something is happening just beneath the fight over the name of a certain Washington, D.C., pro football team: America is working through the

6'4 and Long Distance Amtrak Travel: The Sleeper Car
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What's long distance Amtrak travel really like, you ask? BJ Mendelson talks about being 6'4 and sleeping on Amtrak in our new #AmtrakLIVE vi

John Oliver Rips Into FIFA Over World Cup Corruption, Shows Us His Sausa...
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He loves soccer, but not the lawless organization that controls the sport's most prestigious tournament

Parse.ly: Search Overtakes Social (Again) As Referral Source For Major P...
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It’s kinda like a heavyweight fight, only without the really expensive pay-per-view and the sweaty athletes filling your big screen TV. Sear

AHL board approves Flames' move to Glens Falls
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GLENS FALLS -- Glens Falls Mayor John “Jack” Diamond got home from a meeting Monday night, looking forward to settling in to watch the New Y

42 to Know: In honor of Jackie Robinson Day
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<img class="wp-image-13405 alignnone" alt=" Today is the 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers. A day th

Report: Priceline CEO Says Twitter And Facebook Ads Don't Drive Results
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Priceline CEO Darren Huston, who presides over one of the biggest spenders on online advertising, says Twitter and Facebook ads aren’t effec

MEMO TO NANCY GRACE, CRUSADING WRESTLING JOURNALIST | PWInsider.com
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Dear Nancy Grace,. Thank you for the insightful piece on your CNN Headline News series yesterday on the Ultimate Warrior. I know with the fi

President Obama on Zach Galifianakis' 'Between Two Ferns': WATCH
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Zach Galifianakis landed a sit-down with none other than President Obama for his Funny or Die talkshow "Between to Ferns."