Web Economics

The web model will be changing.  The economics of the web will trend towards free content.  Additionally, the success of the mobile model will have the ups and downs of the web model which means that any successes and failures will be amplified by the plethora of devices.

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R.I.P. Richard Holbrooke

I met Richard Holbrooke after a speech he made at the Racquet and Tennis Club in New York on May 1, 2008. After speaking to him, he felt I should be a diplomat. Quite a compliment. Lesson learned: He wasn’t comfortable if he wasn’t controlling the conversation and wasn’t comfortable if he wasn’t controlling you.

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Mad Mad (Ad) World

It seems as though my previous musing on the quick and nimble advertising agency may be in need of reform.  Even large advertising agencies can adapt. The essence of an agency is to create new strategies according to changing environments.  The advent of internet marketing was supposed to create a level field for all agencies…

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Trinkets

1. Animal,  Animals 2. Eating Animals “The quizzical expression of the monkey at the zoo comes from his wondering whether he is his brother’s keeper, or his keeper’s brother.” – Evan Esar

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Cable TV Subscribers

Cable TV viewership has declined.  With a focus on social networking and gaming, the American public may be setting their eyes on the computer to not only watch t.v. episodes but also to stay connected with the outside world and stave off boredom.  The gaming industry will be about 3X the music industry by 2014.

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