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Source Level Triage

Let’s assume you’ve built your marketing whiffletree and have a banding model at the source level that you can analyze every Monday. Of course, you’ll sort your sources from most effective to least and do more of the things that … Continue reading

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“Audiences” Mostly Aren’t

Unlike theatrical audiences, who pay money and make a conscious decision to invest their time in something, the online audience is very different. Mostly, it’s people (well, actually bots) that have kind of stumbled on your site/app/whatever and are desperately … Continue reading

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Innovate Creatively or Die, New York Times

I love the New York Times. I learned how to read newspapers in school, with the Times as the teaching vehicle. What I recall learning: It contains “All the News That’s Fit to Print” The Times always gets the facts … Continue reading

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Reacting to Mainstream Media Articles

The recent retraction by This American Life of the episode about Foxconn’s iPad factory working conditions demonstrates why my immediate reaction to stories published by the mainstream media is appropriate. Wait. Apple’s slow/no response to the original story turned out … Continue reading

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Improve Your Super Bowl Ads

When I watch ads during the Super Bowl Big Game, I usually find myself muttering “call to action, call to action” to the point that my wife starts putting away the sharp objects.  The amount of air time that’s wasted … 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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