Category Strategy & Competition

America Doesn’t Care About Black People

I’m clearly riffing on that infamous Kanye line, but convince me I’m wrong. The original title of this article was Why People & Organizations Reject D&I, in which I was going to feature my recent Q&A with Kurt Merriweather, who… Continue Reading →

Sins and Virtues

Over the holidays, I broke down how people, products and companies avoid Death, by looking at things through the Sins and Virtues. Success boils down to people – how we react to events, how we balance forces of Good vs… Continue Reading →

Mercenary vs Missionary: The Only Real Difference Between Facebook & Google

Facebook and Google are very similar and different, depending on the perspective and context. But the only real difference that matters today boils down to leadership. In reading that Facebook changed its mind in Australia, I will let others discuss… 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 →

Insecurities: The Muslim & the Jews

In this latest piece in the Insecurities series, I open up about how many of us sub-consciously try to endear others in our journey to appease ourselves. The Dersh and I? Alan Dershowitz and I probably disagree on more than… Continue Reading →

Breaking Down Each Video Platforms’ 2020 & What to Expect in 2021

Covid will do to TV/digital video revenues what the great recession did to newspaper/digital media: accelerate the shift. With Google and Snap reporting results, here’s a breakdown and summary of each major video platform: Google YouTube In 2020, for the… 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 →

Digital Media Firms Have Unique Risks & Challenges. SPACs Salvation or Hail Marry?

Did digital media’s hangover make it the perfect candidate for SPACs? Something must be in the air: Axios CNBC BusinessInsider and I suspect others as well, soon, are all publishing articles talking about the game of musical chairs in digital… Continue Reading →

The True Power & Real Change of The Creator Economy

The web’s democratization is fully paving the way for a more just & equal ecosystem at a time where inequality around the world is expanding The emancipation of the creator and the emergence of the storytelller/entrepreneur have redefined media. We are now entering an accelerated period,… 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 →

Creator Economy To Enter Hyper-growth in 2020s

YouTube and Patreon began a revolution, new competitors will complete the mission Patreon’s growth has been nothing but amazing. Patreon enabled and benefited from the democratization of media. It’s not surprising to see them ride that wave to an IPO… Continue Reading →

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