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Easy Fun Is Breaking The Digital Bank - September 11, 2017
For two centuries and two decades advertising people have enjoyed a privileged life. They have benefitted from one innovation after another designed to display messages from product makers and service suppliers. The advertising people charged fees and commissions for this service. The digital revolution made them very happy; more opportunities for billable service. Profits grew exponentially. Alas, what the profit margins giveth, the digital gods taketh away and the advertising people are having a bit of a mid-life crisis.

The Web Turns Professional On Purpose - April 17, 2017
A notable force in the rise of the World Wide Web has been its facility to engage people. Part of that is due to the ubiquity of internet and now mobile access. But people also just like to share their thoughts, personal and otherwise, and those of others in a rather non-binding way. Anybody can have a blog, website or pages on social media portals and invite others to their world, except in China and a few other places. Some of these are silly, some serious, a few actually become famous and make money. All of this could be coming to an end.

Yes, Virginia, Media Economics Is Still Zero-Sum - March 20, 2017
If disruption is the key to success, these are the best of times. Nothing is as it was a year ago, even five minutes ago. Blame social media. Blame the web. Blame the moon. But all that lovely disruption comes at a price. No worries: inflation will reduce the risk.

What Happens In The Real World, Just Like The Movies - July 4, 2016
Digital technology is unforgiving. Ones and zeros. Digital technology business is ruthless. The ones take all, no sharing. The zeros leave no trace, filtered out. Woe be onto those who expect a different outcome.

At This Table The Dealer Owns The House - June 13, 2016
This is a story about a card game, high stakes. There is no better analogy for todayís media sphere. When the stakes are low, the game can be fun. Raise the stakes and it gets very serious. We have wild cards, poker faces, good hands and bad hands. We play the cards were dealt and the house always wins.

The Market Has Not Failed, Itís Just Moved On - June 6, 2016
Disruptive as it has been, the digital dividend keeps on giving. Ideas have sprung forth like the gentle blossoms of spring. Some are more like weeds, growing wildly in unwanted places. All have been nurtured on a natural attraction to novelty and, of course, money. The response has been beyond the wildest dreams of the wildest dreamers.

Engagement In A Time Of Abundance - May 9, 2016
New media technologies have performed miracles before our eyes. Pictures, stories, words and sounds are delivered to billions with ease unimaginable just a few moments ago. Information, content or spam, all of it streams ever faster, bigger, brighter and louder. None of this is a miracle; no need to call the Vatican. Itís just physics.


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