Category Archives: Predictions

AdTech Beware: The Rise of the Sophisticated Buyer

The sophisticated advertising buyer will be the death of ad tech. Using ad tech by itself doesn’t make you a sophisticated buyer. Continue reading

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Three Things I Learned From PewDiePie

If you have been conned into running influencer marketing campaigns, do you know how every one of those influencers is representing your brand? Have you–not your agency–read every word they’ve posted and every second of video they’ve uploaded? Continue reading

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Alexa = This Year’s Pokemon Go

This year, I predict you’ll be forced to participate in many pointless meetings because some company will use voice recognition to make some money. The campaign will be breathlessly promoted as the next big thing in marketing. As a result, and because … Continue reading

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IPad 3 Launch Predictions

Apple launches the iPad 3, or iPad HD. My predictions for today’s launch event: It will be faster The screen will be better It will have a camera with better resolution Some people will declare this product a “disappointment” Some … Continue reading

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Apple’s War Chest

Chunka Mui provides his reasons for Apple to say no to using some of its $100 billion cash as a one-time dividend for shareholders. As a shareholder myself and one that’s been handsomely rewarded by Apple’s focus on the experience, … Continue reading

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That Was Quick

Verizon wised up to the errors of their $2 fee even faster than I thought.  Within hours of my last post on the topic, they changed their mind. It makes me think they really were using The Real Housewives philosophy of … Continue reading

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Verizon Faceplants on $2 Fee

I was puzzled by Verizon’s attempt to sneak in a $2 “convenience fee” for customers who pay online or via phone.  Sure, it’s the end of the year and folks are distracted by the holidays, vacations and getting ready for … Continue reading

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Six Trends for Communicators and Marketers

What’s happening now and in 2012 that will impact marketers and communicators?  Check out this blog post I wrote for Neustar. Full disclosure: I work for Neustar and the post I link to above was written for Neustar’s corporate blog.

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Steve Jobs Sets Back Leadership 20 Years

Steve Jobs is one of my heroes and a man who achieved his objective of “putting a dent in the universe.” I enjoyed reading Walter Isaacson’s biography “Steve Jobs” because it gave me insight into the motivation behind the man … Continue reading

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Prediction: Streaming Wins, Powered by Apple

Bob Lefsetz published an article on Friday that powers this admittedly not very far out prediction. Streaming–powered by iTunes–becomes the preferred choice of music consumption in the US. We’ll achieve that by 2013. Why? Streaming music works.  See Spotify and … Continue reading

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