The Aggregator: Publishing, Marketing, and Images

To kick off this first edition of Aggregator, an “about us” type description of what will be here: Everything for me points to content, so I’ll break it down to the three fields in which I’ve spent the most time, Publishing (usually digital), Marketing (usually content marketing focused), and images (the 1,000 words phrase comes … Continue reading

A Very In-Your-Face List of Business Beliefs

A couple points here may come across as “selling out,” but read them all the way through – being successful means above and beyond the normal. 9 Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People – From Jeff Haden – Columnist at Inc. Time doesn’t fill me. I fill time. The people around me are the people I chose. I … Continue reading

As Retailers Become Publishers, Can Publishers Retail?

I’ve written, tweeted, and posted on G+ many times about how the business world, particularly retailers, are becoming their own publishers. Now it appears some publishers are taking a shot at the retail world, and not by selling ads or their subs, but real retail sales. Mashable does a nice job covering the publishing industry, … Continue reading

NYMag Nails The Progress of Digital Publishing

NYMag‘s Daily Intel published today one of the many stories about the $1B purchase of Instagram by Internet giant Facebook. This story gets it right in so many ways. What was a website is now a product, what was a webmaster is now a product manager, and, then the main point of this all — the content: … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Stories

One of the first things a journalist hears from their editor, at varying levels of decibel, is “don’t bury the lede!” Two of the true “old school” publishers surfaced with a classic example of that old maxim when the New York Times published a fascinating story about the role statistics play in the retail world. The NYT … Continue reading

Cisco Predicts 10 billion Devices on the Network by 2016

10 billion devices online (by 2016) and all he needed to meet her was to turn around. Still, a clever little cartoon by Cisco released with their data

Targeting News With Less of the Bubble Effect

Nieman Journalism Lab’s story, How NPR drove traffic to a local station by geotargeting stories on Facebook is interesting story on so many levels, but I particularly like the “content coffee shop test.” I’ve often written about Eli Pariser’s Filter Bubble and the concerns of how readers get their news now. This article shows a way in which … Continue reading

Moving On, Not Looking Back In Publishing

If only there was as much interest in reading newspapers as there is in their struggle for life (and relevance.) Granted, much of the discussion and debate is amongst journalist and former journalists, but these last few days have ramped it up the conversation. My favorites (so far:) Newspapers journalists’ new favorite independent blogger, Jim Romenesko looks back … Continue reading

Steve Jobs Listened To His Music On Vinyl, And Neil Young Wants All Of Us To Follow

Steve Jobs listened to his music on vinyl. Let that sink in for a minute. The king of digital music, the man who introduced the software that allows all of us now to play our music on digital hardware, would fire up the turntable and drop a needle on vinyl when he got home. If … Continue reading

The Ecosystem of Content

As the shift of available content continues to tilt to the digital side of the world, companies are finding that while becoming your own publisher is easier than it’s ever been before, it’s not as easy as it looks. Content connects. It informs, It entertains. But gets lost if it’s not managed well. As Ted … Continue reading