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Baba Shetty Named CEO of Newsweek Daily Beast Company - The Daily Beast

I don’t pay much attention to personnel moves in the communications industry, despite the number of press releases I receive on the subject. Of course, if I know the person moving jobs then I am interested. And when the move is from ad agency leadership to CEO of a well known media company, then there’s […]

Do You Point, Shoot And Edit On The Fly?

Content marketing, and online video in particular, is the well we return to again and again. Because it’s an exciting new opportunity for brands, and for the storytellers they hire to weave their brand-sponsored narratives. Increasingly, brands are bypassing the agency option altogether, and going directly to production companies or media companies for content solutions. […]

Will Digital Fatigue Keep You From Investing In YAP?

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You are tired. Very tired. It’s okay, you’re not alone. The constant hum of someone else’s digital success grows tiresome, as does the view (from behind the rope) of the money geysers of Silicon Valley, Alley, Prairie and Forest, etc. That’s why men and women or reason–sometimes found toiling away in editorial offices–come up with […]

Quick, Name Five YouTube Sensations. If You Failed To Do So, You Might Welcome YouTube’s Help.

“Hey, we need a ‘YouTube sensation’ for this concept to really fly.” If you’re a producer, and you just heard those words from the creative director’s mouth, what do you do? Where do you go? The YouTubes is a rather large place to look for a sensation. According to Ad Age, YouTube feels advertisers’ pain, […]

Lots of Small, But Interested Audiences. What’s A Brand To Do?

With both YouTube and Hulu investing large sums in original serial content, there’s a sizable opportunity for brand integration, brand-sponsored content and an opportunity for content companies to be born and built. In Los Angeles today, the production community is well aware of the potential in video, but it’s not like the hits are rolling […]

Will The Newspaper Industry Save Itself By Reinventing Online Advertising?

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Local advertisers in New Orleans are not happy about the recent announcement from New York-based Advance Publications that The Crescent City’s daily newspaper, one of the oldest in the nation, will be printed just three days a week starting this fall. “The Times-Picayune has long been a cornerstone of my restaurant group’s local marketing,” notes […]

Too Many Opinions? Let Me Tell You What I Think About That.

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Separating fact from opinion ain’t what it used to be. There was a time when the more you read, the more engaged you were with your world. Your city. Your neighborhood. Not some imaginary world you wished could be, but the world as it actually existed outside your door. Back in these ancient times (otherwise […]

Add Social Gaming To The Growth List

I’ll admit, I’m not much of a social gamer, but I certainly know plenty of people who are. Reuters takes a closer look at the growth and popularity of advertising on social games: Social game ads are in their infancy and there is no industry standard for which to measure their reach. Conversion rates, or […]

Dan The Man

TV and digital are the brand’s left and right hands. And winning brands go to the plate with a both hands wrapped firmly around the bat. Here, listen to the master tell it… “What this business is about is not about selling stuff,” he says. “This business is about creating strong provocative relationships between good […]

Am I A Reader Or A Statistically Significant Result?

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How many cups of coffee do you drink every day? Are you a dog owner? What do you like most about going to a movie theater? Don’t be shy. Inquiring minds at The Google want to know, and they are now paying publishers like Adweek, The New York Daily News and the Texas Tribune, $.05 […]