Video Lures More Media Companies

Publishing company Complex has become the latest media outlet to license original programming to a streaming service, in this case both Netflix and Hulu. The…

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Google Wants to Manage the Open Web

One of the key revelations in the last week or so has been that technology companies are not necessarily our friends when it comes to…

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Maybe We Let People Buy What They Like

The debate about what people should or shouldn’t be able to purchase using food stamps or other assistance programs has been raging for decades. Ronald…

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Let’s Get Back to Owned Media

“Should We Replace Facebook with Personal Websites?” I had to audibly sigh when I saw that Vice headline considering Facebook (and other social network platforms)…

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Google Rebrands Feed, Retains All Its Problems

Last year Google introduced Feed, a personalized feed of news and updates appearing below the main search bar within the Google mobile app. I took…

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Snapchat Opens Up User Content to Media Brands, But Something’s Missing

Repurposing user-generated content in marketing programs has been a practice since about a day after people started creating that content. Marketers quickly realized, all the…

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My Challenges to Media

Media organizations are capable of so much better, especially in a few areas.

It’s a Matter of (Media) Trust

The headline used by Nieman Lab on its recap of a study conducted on how labeling the source of a link within a story impacts…

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Media Challenge: Abandon the David vs. Goliath Narrative

Something weird happens when a company attains a certain scale, and particularly when it moves into the position of largely dominating its market: The media…

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Media Challenge: Stop Saying “Tweet”

For years now, many of those in my generation of social media marketing professionals have been trying to get people to stop using outdated terminology.…

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