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December 5, 2014 5:39 PM

Everything Is Mobile, And The World According To Vice tagged “Media Company”

Houston, We Have A Problem. I've known Shane Smith for over twenty years. Most people know Shane as the co-founder of Vice. We first met in the early nineties, when he was launching a local alternative publication called, Voice Of... Read more

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October 7, 2014 9:31 PM

The True Omni-Channel Is Convergence tagged “Media Company”

Convergence used to be a bad word. In the early days of the Internet, we tossed around the word "convergence" much in the same way that we toss around the words "social media" these days. It was this "be all.... Read more

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August 26, 201411:36 PM

A Twitch In Time tagged “Media Company”

Admit it, you had no idea what Twitch was until Amazon bought it for one billion dollars, right? And suddenly, I'm watching two guys do something in Minecraft, and I have no idea what they're doing because they're speaking Norwegian... Read more

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July 1, 2014 8:06 AM

Facebook On The Brain tagged “Media Company”

Facebook is messing with your mind, people... what's wrong with you? (say that with an accent like an old dude from the sixties). There is this very real, very public outcry against Facebook (again). It's just another issue in a... Read more

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February 19, 2014 7:35 PM

16 Billion Things To Think About tagged “Media Company”

It keeps happening. Something pops up on Twitter, or in your Facebook newsfeed or via email that has you shaking your head in disbelief. There is probably no topic (this week) that caused this kind of visceral reaction more than... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 31, 2014 8:06 AM

Facebook Is Looking Smarter Than Ever tagged “Media Company”

Facebook is looking smarter than ever. It happens in a flash. It seems like only yesterday, when everybody was complaining about Facebook's lack of a mobile presence. Their initial strikes at a mobile app were simply lesser versions of their... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 1, 201411:36 PM

(Almost) No One Is Seeing Your Content tagged “Media Company”

Certainly, this is not the most optimistic headline you are going to read on January 1st, 2014. We used to tell ourselves a very powerful narrative about how the cream always rises to the top, and the struggle that most... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 25, 2013 7:47 AM

The Price Of Personalization tagged “Media Company”

What kind of advertising do you want? It's a serious question. It's a question that most consumers don't ask themselves, but they should. I was invited to speak at Vogue magazine's leadership conference in New York City the other... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 14, 201311:07 PM

Fake Traffic, Bots And Faker Websites tagged “Media Company”

Fraud is everywhere. Wake up. When I was younger (in a pre-Internet world), there was a dirty little secret about newspapers and magazines. The publishers could tell you whatever they wanted about circulation, distribution or pass-along metrics, but it was... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 15, 2013 9:19 PM

Ads Worth Spreading 2013 tagged “Media Company”

It is one of my favorite initiatives. TED has been working hard to acknowledge TV ads that are "ideas worth spreading." When I hear people say that they hate advertising, I don't believe them. People hate BAD advertising and, unfortunately,... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 2, 2013 8:28 AM

Where Innovation Happens tagged “Media Company”

Where do you think innovation happens? Are you doing your best work when you are alone with your ideas? Are you doing your best work when you're collaborating at the office with your peers? Do you do your best work... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 13, 201312:30 PM

We Need a Better Definition of "Native Advertising" tagged “Media Company”

What is "native advertising"? If you're looking for marketing jargon in 2013, look no further than "native advertising." Brands, media companies and marketing agencies are jumping on the native advertising bandwagon faster than you can say, "what ever happened to... Read more

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February 4, 2013 7:45 PM

The New Digital Experience tagged “Media Company”

So, which were your favorite Super Bowl ads from this past Sunday? It's the time of the year when brands are glued to their social media analytics to try and decipher if the millions of dollars spent for a thirty-second... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 8, 2013 9:01 AM

The Future Of Marketing: You Connected To Your Toaster tagged “Media Company”

What can media do? I was driving on the highway and spotted a billboard. It was your average, run of the mills, type of billboard. It could have been for a local restaurant, something from the tourism council, a car... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 3, 201310:03 PM

Build A Platform tagged “Media Company”

There is one true, defendable thing you can do to avoid unemployment. What do you think it is? Take a guess. A better education? Work for a secure company? Start your own business? Move to a more prosperous area? I... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 2, 2013 9:49 PM

The Elusive Digital Promise tagged “Media Company”

Traditional media is getting it all wrong (again). On December 31st, 2012, MediaPost ran a news item titled, For Traditional Media, Digital Remains Elusive Promise, that looks at the conversion of traditional advertising dollars into digital ones. From the article:... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 22, 2012 7:51 AM

The Tune-Up Of TV tagged “Media Company”

How do you define TV? Before a recent flight, I downloaded the BBC television series, Sherlock, from the UK. I bought the series on iTunes. I watched the series on my iPad. There were no commercials. It didn't happen on... Read more

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August 31, 2012 1:31 PM

The Problem With Time Spent tagged “Media Company”

How long do people engage with your media and content? This is the question that publishers must answer to media companies. Why? The longer people spend with a media property, the better it is for the brand, right? Not always.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 30, 2012 3:17 PM

The Misery Of Monetization tagged “Media Company”

Do you know which brands struggle with monetization? It's not a trick question and the answer is pretty obvious: any brand that was created without thinking about how or why people would either pay for it or truly engage with... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 19, 201210:02 AM

The Marketing Problem Is Simple: There Are Too Many Ads tagged “Media Company”

As a brand, do you find it hard to put your message in front of the right audience? This used to be the major challenge. The entire construct of the advertising industry was built on the scarcity model. There was... Read more

By Mitch Joel


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