Advertising Gone Awry

Advertising Gone Awry

When the media cognoscenti think about church & state, their focus typically revolves around the wall separating editorial decision-making and advertising sales. Journalistic purists at nearly every established news organization resist any influence an advertiser may try to exert over the news/feature hole. In fact, the church-state model is more than a metaphor at many […]

Pinterest’s Growth Scheme: Genius or Sleazy?

Pinterest’s Growth Scheme: Genius or Sleazy?

Pinterest. Pinterest. Pinterest. Yikes, the noise is deafening. But will the latest social sharing site have legs? In yesterday’s fawning review in The New York Times, David Pogue cites Pinterest’s claim to be: “…the fastest Web site in history to break the 10-million-visitors-a-month threshold.” Fortune‘s Dan Primack asks “How to slow Pinsanity. Nothing gets tech […]

Is Twitter Influence Portable?

Is Twitter Influence Portable?

When influential chronicler of all things politics Ben Smith announced his decision to leave Politico to edit Jonah Peretti‘s ascendent BuzzFeed blog, the Twittersphere was all abuzz with congratulatory words. After all, Mr. Smith had amassed some 60,000 followers on Twitter during his time at Politico. As one of his followers, I tweeted both warm wishes […]

Friday’s Video Views

Solis and Li Brian Solis chats it up with Altimeter Group founder and Open Leadership author Charlene Li as part of his new “Revolution” video series. The Phone Jail of Keith Kelly Marketwatch‘s media maven Jon Friedman held a tete a tete with NY Post’s media columnist (and industry scourge to many) Keith Kelly. The […]