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 first will get six shows while the second gets 10. Complex’s situation is a bit different, as the article points out, than efforts by publishers like Vox Media and others … Continue reading Video Lures More Media Companies

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Use Every Platform (That Makes Sense)

The first teaser trailer for the updated, photo-realistically animated version of The Lion King isn’t great. It’s a shot-for-shot remake of a scene from the 1994 original and does nothing other than promise the audience exactly the same experience they had 25 years ago. Despite that, it’s been immensely popular, wracking up 224 million views … Continue reading Use Every Platform (That Makes Sense)

Technology Companies Think We’re Too Dumb to Have Control

I do most all of my writing and management within Google Drive. That’s where I write most all of my blog posts, where the spreadsheets that include my editorial calendars are stores and where I keep presentation decks for reference later. It’s a great tool, especially in how it allows for offline editing that’s backed … Continue reading Technology Companies Think We’re Too Dumb to Have Control

Quick Takes – Marketing and Media News for 3/20/18

It’s hard to top a story like that involving Cambridge Analytics and Facebook. There are all sorts of things going on here, but these seem to be the key points: Cambridge had a contract with a Russian oil company (many of which are controlled to some extent by government officials) that seemed oddly interested in … Continue reading Quick Takes – Marketing and Media News for 3/20/18

Quick Takes: Content Marketing and Media News for 1/9/18

Media Look past the headline about how a Sinclair-dominated media world is worrisome to liberals (Sinclair has a well-documented conservative/libertarian POV it imposes across its properties) and think about how one company reaching 72% of U.S. households is bad regardless of political affiliation. If you enjoy reading Variety, Deadline and other Penske Media-owned websites, the … Continue reading Quick Takes: Content Marketing and Media News for 1/9/18

Quick Takes: Content Marketing and Media News for 1/6/18

The Big Story The death of brick-and-mortar retail is coming about because fashion and culture are curated and discoverable on social media now, not exclusively by hitting the mall. And while the retail industry may be fine as a whole, stories are closing twice as fast as they open. That’s going to hit people who … Continue reading Quick Takes: Content Marketing and Media News for 1/6/18

Quick Takes: Content Marketing and Media News for 12/21/17

Media TicToc is the new breaking news channel from Bloomberg and Twitter, showing the latter is serious about being a media distribution platform. I have to think between this, Cheddar and a few other video shows Twitter will eventually break out some sort of separate channel akin to Snapchat’s Discover to get more attention. Penske … Continue reading Quick Takes: Content Marketing and Media News for 12/21/17

Quick Takes: Content Marketing and Media News for 12/19/17

Today’s Must Read This is a great piece on the “other” tech bubble, the one that’s building up inside a Silicon Valley ecosystem that’s still playing as fast and loose as it did in the late 90s, regardless of the changing social scene in the rest of the world. That kind of mindset, where tech … Continue reading Quick Takes: Content Marketing and Media News for 12/19/17

Quick Takes: Content Marketing and Media News for 11/28/17

Meetup, the popular event-organizing service, is being acquired by coworking company WeWork, like part of the latter’s plans to basically own or manage any sort of space that any group of two or more could ever gather in. Facebook has clarified its advertising principles, making their efforts appear as innocuous and customizable by the user … Continue reading Quick Takes: Content Marketing and Media News for 11/28/17

Study: Fortune 500 Gets Blogging Again

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research has released its latest analysis of social media usage in the marketing efforts of companies on the Fortune 500 list. As always, the study has a number of interesting insights into how corporations view different online platforms and how they can contribute to their marketing efforts. … Continue reading Study: Fortune 500 Gets Blogging Again