I like to hear what Nick Denton of Gawker Media has to say. The guy pulls no punches, and he often delivers the exact insight into digital publishing that I'm looking for. Let's examine one of the nuggets he just shared with Michael Learmonth of Ad Age: When Gawker started, there was a surfeit of information and not nearly enough context -- so we provided that, in the form of links and … [Read more...] about News You Can Use
Stephanie Clifford of The New York Times takes a careful look at Wired, the magazine's present difficulties and its enigmatic leader, Chris "Long Tail" Anderson. In 2006, Mr. Anderson published "The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More," arguing that the Internet allows for the sale of an array of niche products rather than relying on blockbusters. In "Free: The … [Read more...] about How Do You “Wire” A Paper Product? (More Thoughts About Content Packaging And Pricing)
The New York Times' Bits blog points to Nizmlab, Chunnel.tv and Video Antville as sterling examples of curated content. What's interesting to note for our purposes here is how many commercials are being archived and presented to a global audience made up of people willing to spend their free time watching commercials. What other testament do we need that people like commercials when … [Read more...] about Let’s Watch, Shall We?
Native Green Project, presented by Bradesco Bank in Brazil, claims to be "the first native-generated content project, produced specially for the web." The images native residents from the Amazon captured are now compiled in 10 episodes that are approximately 4 minutes long. They can be seen exclusively on the Web at www.nativegreenproject.com. The project also has a Facebook page, … [Read more...] about Smart Bankers Invest In The Future Vitality of the Amazon
Senator John Kerry conducted a hearing today on the state of newspapers in this country. One of the men called to testify was David Simon, a former police beat reporter at the Baltimore Sun and creator of the award-winning HBO series The Wire. Democracy Now has the entire transcript (and video) of Simon's damning testimony. In a blistering tirade, he casts a plague on both new media's … [Read more...] about Simon Casts His Stone
Adobe has some expensive software they'd like to sell you. To help convince you to buy, Adobe commissioned a short. Cisma's "Le Sens Propre" from glossy inc on Vimeo. "Le Sens Propre" is part of Goodby's "Shortcut to Brilliant" campaign for the graphics company. … [Read more...] about Picture It
Mark Goldenson started an internet TV network for games called PlayCafe 18 months ago. Things didn't work out exactly as planned. Thankfully for others walking the entreprenurial path, Goldenson isn't afraid to air his laundry in public. In fact, he's offering a "post-mortem" on Venture Beat. Two of his 10 points really ring a bell with me: Content businesses suck (or: do it for love and … [Read more...] about Work And Learn
Lexus agency Team One pitched their automotive client on an innovative content strategy--team up with Time Inc. and American Express Publishing to provide media customers the option to customize their own magazine just like they would customize a new Lexus 2010 RX. And then fill that magazine with custom ads from Lexus. According to The New York Times, the launch had a few problems out … [Read more...] about Lexus Drivers Are Masters of Their Own Media Universe