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You can thank me later, Hollywood

From Fairness Doctrine to Fair Use, never lose sight of the forest through the trees when fighting for your principles I’ve covered fair use on these pages before. At a high level, the manifestation of my frustrations and drive in… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Media SPACs to the Rescue!

SPACs were seen as financing of last resort, but have now gained credibility Privately-held companies sometimes achieve a liquidity event by way of a merger or acquisition. Otherwise, there are multiple paths to liquidity, namely: – IPO– Direct listing– SPACs…. Continue Reading →

New documentary: My Story – An Oral History of YouTube

It’s called YOUtube for a reason. Don’t let others tell your story, so make sure you tell yours. Your story.  TL;DR version: Tell us YOUR YouTube Story! We’ve started working on our next documentary called My Story. We want you… 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 →

Are Millennials the Entitled Generation?

Every generation gets a bad rep growing up, then looks down upon the next one in line As a perennial champion of the underdog and downtrodden, I’m rooting for Millennials and for the past decade have put our money where… Continue Reading →

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