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The Onion Nails Print Media Down

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments

I’m not as big a fan of The Onion as I should be, but today (as they often do) they nailed down print media’s desperation with a story titled: Failing U.S. Economy No Reason At All To Stop Investing In Print Media, All Experts Agree. In explaining print media’s remarkable appeal, the entire financial community […]

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Tags: Business · Media

Audience Migration 2011 Update

March 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Yes, 2010 was a great year for advertising according to the Pew Research Center’s “Project For Excellence In Journalism” 2011 report. Aside from the sad little newspaper industry everything is up, up, up. Even magazines were up 1.4 percent in revenue. The stat that I found most telling, however, was the percentage change in audience. […]

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Old Media Says Postal Workers Are Overpaid

July 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Tired of huffing dead media around for pennies, the US Postal Service has decided that they are going to increase magazine postal rates by 8 percent, according to a story on Media Post. And the old media titans are not happy. In response magazine publishers and industry organizations, including Conde Nast, Time Inc., Bonnier Corp., […]

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Wonder Where Media Is Headed?

March 17th, 2010 · No Comments

I’m reminded of something I said 16 years ago. . . [Link: BusinessInsider]

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Who Killed Social Media?

June 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

On Thursday night June 4, 2009 I participated in a panel discussion on Social Media and the Social Web presented by Nemo Design and Group Y at the Nemo offices in Portland, Oregon. The panel was titled Who Killed Social Media? Reputation, Community Management, and the Future of Branding and included four other industry professionals: […]

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Tags: Business · Media · Technology

The Twitter Guys At All Things D

May 26th, 2009 · No Comments

After watching the highlights of The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher’s interview with Twitter founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone (at The Four Seasons in Carlsbad, CA) it would almost seem that the guys behind one of the fastest growing information distribution networks in the world simply stumbled into this and are […]

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Octagon Creates Digital Division

August 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Looks like Wasserman Media Group’s dive into digital properties with Sportnet (skateboard.com, motocross.com, surfspot.com, etc. . . ) has convinced sports management giant Octagon (you know, that swimmer Michael Phelps’ agent) to kick off its own digital division. It would make sense after their dabbling in “consulting” with live webcaster Go211.com. To be led by […]

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Tags: Business · Skateboarding · Snowboarding · Surfing

The Starbucks List Of Really Bad Neighborhoods

July 21st, 2008 · No Comments

On July 1, 2008 Starbucks announced that it would be cutting back on its retail expansion and closing 600 stores across the United States. The Huffington Post recently posted the entire list. While looking over the list of closures (and knowing quite of few of the locations personally) I realized what this list actually is: […]

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Apple Q3 Numbers Rock, Stock Drops

July 21st, 2008 · 3 Comments

On the conference call this afternoon (which ended at 3:05 PM PST) Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer broke down outrageously solid numbers for Apple. Revenue was up 38% vs. 07. In the first six months of 08 total revenue are up $4.3 billion compared to the first six months of 07. Normally, a company reporting these […]

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The Truth About The Web Business

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

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Tags: Business · Life · Technology