Author Ashkan Karbasfrooshan

Do Companies Care About Diversity and Inclusion?

Kurt Merriweather is VP of Products and Co-Founder at The Diversity Movement (TDM). He is a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) and accomplished product strategist and marketing executive. With over 20 years of experience, Kurt has worked for global brands like Discovery,… Continue Reading →

Will 2020s be Decade of Social eCommerce?

All social shopping is live, but at risk of being philosophical is all live shopping social? This past Sunday, Brendan Gahan and I got on Clubhouse at 4pm EST (link) to discuss social video, social shopping, live eCommerce and much… Continue Reading →

Sports League Rights: Optimizing vs Maximizing Value

The combination of technology, disintermediation, loosened regulation, changing consumer behavior and views on betting are dramatically changing the landscape and power dynamics in sports A few weeks ago, I looked at the new dynamics in the business of sports media,… Continue Reading →

Rise of the MCN 3.0s: Different Approaches, Same Objective

MCNs have been around for a decade and now we are seeing their third iteration. We are now seeing the wave of MCNs, 3.0, propelled by YouTube’s riches. Machinima in many ways was the first multi-channel networks, or MCNs 1.0…. Continue Reading →

A Call for Conscious Capitalism & Holding People in & Platforms of Power Accountable

Why is Always the Most Important Question to Ask. But you may also want to find out Who, When, Where, What and of course… How? Yesterday I touched on the philosophy, principles and purpose of Context, the new(ish) brand which… Continue Reading →

Context’s Perspective and Purpose

Working on my plans for Context, I am crystallizing the brand’s philosophy, perspective and purpose I’ve been tinkering with Context as a brand and vehicle for three years now. In 2018 I produced a few videos in the Good, Bad… Continue Reading →

Open to Work? Help me help you!

Always looking for efficient and effective ways to make an impact, let’s get to work Recently, I expanded on the need to re-invent yourself and re-invest to avoid the mature, declining stages of a company in order to avoid death…. Continue Reading →

Pitch Me! RFP: Sponsorship

Google’s former Chairman Eric Schmidt called advertising the “last bastion of unaccountable spending in corporate America.” He’s wrong, but only because there remain others. While I studied finance, I’ve earned the lion’s share of my lifetime earnings directly and indirectly via advertising:… Continue Reading →

Born on Third Base

James Murdoch’s comments capture the paradox of life and echoes what a true hero said this week: “Thank you, but f&ck you.” Is James Murdoch, the son of Rupert Murdoch, lacking awareness or displaying courage when he says that “media… Continue Reading →

What Snap Got Right in the Video Wars

For years creators were looking for a sustainable number two to counter YouTube’s dominance, is Snap here to stay or a mirage? In 2019 I attended the Snap partner summit. I left there and proceeded to buy shares in the… Continue Reading →

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