Given my proclivities, it’s strange I don’t make it to DFW Interactive Marketing Association meetings more often — however, it tends to be a very agency-heavy crowd, and thusfar, that hasn’t really been my world. (I appear to be the only attendee who Tweeted anything about the talk. Discuss…) But today I was thrilled I […]
In the last couple weeks, I’ve hit a number of articles that bubble around a lot of the business ideas I’ve been poking at lately. If you’re attentive, you’ll probably see the common thread and how that thread might relate to this very-alpha early-stage project I’m thinking about. Steve Denning on the shift from delivering […]
I’d usually just tweet an announcement of an uproariously funny Tumblog lampooning advertising suck. But this one is so on target with the sort of advertising facepalms that made me buy the domain “justbeamazing.com” for some sort of future anti-suckage pro-awesomeness enterprise.
Sarah Lacy has a Twitter-focused post on TechCrunch that touches at the heart of the struggle for most media businesses today, whether you’re talking about the almost nauseatingly fast-rising Quora or the soon-to-be-paywalled Dallas Morning News. The money quote, emphasis mine: But it’s been a few years, and it’s clear that the bloom is once […]
A confluence of different sources has brought similar thoughts to the front of my mind today: I had lunch with someone working to create a niche local web community and we were discussing the hard work of gathering, curating and maintaining relationships with content partners. I remarked, almost involuntarily: “Free content is the most expensive […]
On subsequent days of Kelsey’s ILM:10 conference, I spent a fair amount of time talking to folks in the lobby, so I don’t have day-by-day summaries like I did for day one. However, there were recurrent themes worth noting: There was a lot of dealmaking going on and, it seemed to me, a lot more […]
My love of BIA Kelsey’s annual Interactive Local Media conference is well-documented. (I’ve also spoken there several times.) I go to a lot of conferences and hear a lot of pie-in-the-sky. But ILM is an annual highlight because Kelsey gathers a who’s-who of no nonsense innovators, cutting across the titans of the industry and smart […]
A Talentzoo post on uber-honest ad campaigns reminded me of an old favorite underrated Dudley Moore film: In Crazy People, Dudley’s ad executive character starts making really honest ads, which lands him in the loony bin. The one that stuck with me was “Volvo: They’re boxy but they’re good.”
Seems to me that more people are waking up to the fact that the industry needs something better than banner ads. Solve Media has one of the best articulations of that I’ve seen in the video below. Not sure CAPTCHAs are the answer, but it’s at least creative thinking.
So I imagine, like me, many of you are buying your new iPhones today or at least waiting with bated breath for the New World of the iOS 4.0. Last week, I followed the WWDC keynote, and despite all the gadget and gizmo talk, there was one thing that stuck in my head. In fact, […]
There’s a pissing match today among several InterWebs iconoclasts about Comscore‘s traffic counting methods and business models. Actually, to be more accurate, it’s a bunch of bitch-slapping about unrelated issues, but web traffic is the jumping-off point. You can read it for yourself — be sure to follow the comment thread too, in which all the principals rebut. […]