Posts by Mike Koehler

About Mike Koehler

Mike Koehler is the New Media Director for Schnake Turnbo Frank | PR, the largest and oldest public relations firm in Oklahoma. Mike consults with clients about the best use of tools on the Internet, Web strategy and social media policy. Mike blogs regularly at www.smirknewmedia.com and is working on his first book to be published in 2010. Mike lives in Oklahoma City with his wife and three kids. You can find Mike on Twitter: @mkokc.

Does IPO Fever Signal Another Tech Bubble?

After LinkedIn hit the IPO jackpot last month, it looks as though more web companies are lining up on the way to Wall Street hoping billions are in the future.

A quick glance at possible candidates to go public …

MySpace Tries For Another Resurrection

Did you hear? MySpace is all new. Again.

MySpace, of course, is riding the new way of publicity while it can, all while pouring plenty of money into advertising their new site. Among the news sites touting the revamped

Will the 3DTV Market Live Up To Its Promises?

3D televisions are the talk of the town. Right? Well, yes and no. 3D sounds amazing, and all the major models are on board but is it part of our future or just a passing fad?

Will this be …

Boku Set to Break Open Mobile Payments

Merchants and marketers have long awaited the arrival of mobile commerce. After many false starts we finally seem to be at a tipping point. So just how soon are consumers going to be able to replace not just the …

Has Groupon Lost Its Groove?

Has Groupon lost its luster as a game-changer in the world of Internet advertising, discounting and customer activity? A new study seems to point to dissatisfaction and takes some of the shine off of Groupon’s solid-gold momentum.

The study, …

Texas Taxes Set To Bushwhack Ecommerce Sites

Are the 10-gallon hats in Texas looking to mosey in on e-commerce in the Lone Star State? It appears that way, as a new tweak to sales tax law has been rewritten to impact companies who have a server …

A Third of Americans Swimming with Sharks, A Third of Americans Still Unsure

Are Americans swimming with sharks when they pull out their credit cards to buy something online? It looks like that’s the case, as a new study finds at consumers in the U.S. are victims of fraud more often online …

Can Yahoo’s Focus on Content and Branding Keep It From Fading Into Irrelevance?

Do you Yahoo? No, you Google. Despite its best efforts Yahoo has never become a verb. As it continues its downward march into Internet oblivion, Yahoo got a double dose of bad news this week.

Neilsen reported that Yahoo …

Twitter’s Revamp Worth Rooting For

I’ve always been more of a Twitter guy than a Facebook guy. I liked the pithiness of Twitter as opposed to the “let’s watch a slideshow of my vacation” attitude of Facebook. Sure, they started out as college upstarts, …

Don’t Know Who’s Involved In Your Company’s Social Media Team? #Fail

Is there a huge blind spot in the ways companies are handling their social media these days? A new survey by CareerBuilder.com seems to bear that out, as not only are companies still struggling with how and whether to …