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Facebook appears Russia’s biggest useful idiot in Vladimir Putin’s bold war

In a second and special The Promotion Fix column in The Drum today, I look at Robert Mueller’s indictments and discuss what it means for the future of social media and the high-tech world: Facebook appears Russia’s biggest useful idiot in Vladimir Putin’s bold war Well, Mark, you moved fast and broke things. Now, how are you […]

Your 2018 New Year’s Resolution: Ignore the digital hype and be channel-neutral

My new column for The Drum is out: The birth of any technology usually leads to enthusiastic overuse and then eventual moderation. Gartner’s Hype Cycle is a good visualization of the pattern. As the New Year approaches, many companies are climbing towards the Peak of Inflated Expectations by moving towards digital with abandon that just […]

Keynote Video: TV is Not Dying (Macau, November 2017)

The video from my keynote talk at CASBAA 2017 is in: TV is Not Dying — It’s Lies, Damn Lies, and Bad Media Statistics <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Thanks for reading! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook. See […]

TV is Not Dying (CASBAA 2017 in Macau)

Today I had the honor of presenting the following talk at CASBAA 2017 in Macau, China. Here is the video and prepared transcript. TV is Not Dying — It’s Lies, Damn Lies, and Bad Media Statistics <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: […]

Gary Vaynerchuk Needs to Cite His Sources

Gary Vaynerchuk wrote this on LinkedIn. I wanted to respond. “Massive brands and companies around the world are starting to decline and go out of business” Citation needed. “because they are over-investing their time and money into old media advertising like magazines and TV” Citation needed. When you look at the neutral, objective data, TV is as popular […]

When Ad Blockers and GDPR Kill All Adtech and Martech

Today, I had the honor of speaking at Distilled’s SearchLove London conference on the future of analytics in light of GDPR, adtech, martech, ad blocking, and surveillance marketing. The Drum has the transcript and my deck: Crazy Egg. Facebook. Google Analytics. Google Tag Manager. Hubspot. Marketo. New Relic. Visual Website Optimizer. With four clicks, I […]