Baseball, Chicago, TV

Ryno on The Simpsons?

Steve Sax, who retired three years after "Homer at the Bat" and did time as a financial adviser before becoming a life coach and motivational speaker, acknowledges a sizable debt to the show. (The writing staff's early preference for second base was Chicago's Ryne Sandberg.) "Sometimes, fans would yell, 'Hey, how's Homer?'" Sax told me.… Continue reading Ryno on The Simpsons?

Out of Home

NCM encroaches on the TV upfront

Add one more digital media company that will be looking to take advertising share away from the TV business this spring with a glitzy upfront presentation to Madison Avenue. NCM Media Networks, which digitally programs ads across 18,300 movie-theater screens in the U.S., will be aiming to sell about 60 percent of its annual inventory… Continue reading NCM encroaches on the TV upfront

A Brief Digression

Lists of Note: Henry Miller’s 11 Commandments

Don't be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand. via Lists of Note: Henry Miller's 11 Commandments. Fantastic advice from Henry Miller. 

A Brief Digression

Iterate or stagnate (video) Another video with absolutely no post-production and barely an idea of what I was going to talk about before turning the camera on. Enjoy.

A Brief Digression

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Crossfire

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Crossfire - YouTube. Love the guitar but can't get enough of the organ.

Makin' the Funny

Career change


Couldn’t make it to the whole thing this year…

... but did hit the vespers service Friday night.

Advertising Marketing PR, Social Media

Does ‘Liking’ a Brand Drive User Loyalty? – eMarketer

Limited consumer engagement with brands on Facebook suggests there may be a disconnect between the reasons why consumers actually “like” a brand and the reasons brands think consumers are “liking” their page. When the CMO Council asked Facebook users in Q4 2011 about their expectations after “liking” a brand on Facebook, the top expectation (67%)… Continue reading Does ‘Liking’ a Brand Drive User Loyalty? – eMarketer

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Information Does Not Want To Be Free

Information content does not want to be free.  Instead, information just wants to be distributed friction-free.  Thats a big difference, and also the massive opportunity that should be at the center right now. via Information Does Not Want To Be Free. Read the whole thing as it makes a lot of sense and is a… Continue reading Information Does Not Want To Be Free

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Can’t wait to learn how to be a social media strategist

I give Christopher Barger (and most of the rest of the Voce Connect team) a hard time whenever the opportunity presents itself, but that's largely because I just like these folks so much and think they're among the smartest individuals in the industry today. So while I dislike the guy personally (see above) I'm anxious… Continue reading Can’t wait to learn how to be a social media strategist