/Tag: Strategy

Lacking Vision and Strategy, Everyone Witnessed the Hemmorhaging While Waiting For Others To Act

On the heels of Advertising Week and all of the feel-good excitement it generates, the feeling intensified that there's too much mis-directed emphasis in digital media.  The reasons for this could be due to digital media's "youth," but I'm worried it's based more on lack of vision or creativity. Far too often, the take-aways from large events or [...]

By |2016-10-29T12:39:19+00:00October 10th, 2012|Core|0 Comments

NBC News’ Confusing Destruction of Demographics

I've been quite bullish on the need to move away from straight demographics in marketing and media from some time.  And I haven't been alone.  We see in research that a person's age or sex isn't always the best marker of what the consumer is interested in.  Even some products that historically might have been [...]

By |2016-10-29T12:39:23+00:00October 5th, 2012|Core|0 Comments

Off-Color Spots Find A Home On The Internet

More brands and agencies are finding that the opportunity to generate video views cheaply online are only part of the equation.  The online video platform is allowing marketers the opportunity to present some targeted creative that might have otherwise been considered out of bounds and accesses a new audience.  A case in point is Ragu's [...]

By |2016-10-29T12:39:29+00:00August 28th, 2012|Core|0 Comments

It Sucks When You Stop Showing Up To The Party And Nobody Cares

After a ten-day blackout of Viacom-owned cable networks on DirecTV, the sides finally announced this morning that they have come to an agreement. It may be a while before it is absolutely clear what the real impact of this standoff was. During the blackout, there were measurable elements that fluctuated but the real ramifications could be [...]

By |2016-10-29T12:39:49+00:00July 20th, 2012|Ruminations|0 Comments

JCPenney Gets The Buzz But Misses The Point

Sarah Mahoney might have incorrectly or unfairly categorized JCPenney's newest ad as pandering to the Right in her recent MediaPost entry.  Whether it is, in fact, the company's attempt to counter any backlash that they have received from their same-sex marriage ads or not, they might be doing more damage than good - due to [...]

By |2016-10-29T12:39:59+00:00July 5th, 2012|Core|0 Comments

Some Quick Bites: Media and Entertainment

  Media As more and more people are surfing the internet through their smartphones or tablets, the optimal serving of assets specific to that platform becomes more important.  There are some who default to a mobile version and some who just provide the website as you would see it through a computer browser.  Others provide [...]

By |2016-10-29T12:40:24+00:00June 1st, 2012|Ruminations|0 Comments

Don’t Fall Into The One Size Fits All Strategy Trap

At the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles last week, Lionsgate's CEO, Jon Feltheimer responded to a question with the statement that studios will likely be spending less on television ads and more on digital promotion in the future. Whether that full shift takes place in a few years or a decade, I don't know.  But the shift has [...]

By |2016-10-29T12:40:56+00:00May 8th, 2012|Core|0 Comments

Leaders Of Media Will Get It And The Rest Will Be Pushing Buttons

Over the past couple of days, there's been many good panels taking place at the Spring Digital Hollywood conference in Marina del Rey. I believe I heard the conference's organizer, Victor Harwood, mention that there were over 600 participants through around five or six concurrent program lines (such as the Variety Entertainment and Technology, Connected TV - Hollywood Alliance, [...]

By |2016-10-29T12:41:03+00:00May 2nd, 2012|Core|0 Comments