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Media & Marketing Tech & Society The Pandemic

An Ode to the Business Card

The death of the business card may be inevitable. But it has an awful lot of cultural, historical, business, and even creative significance.   More

Community Insights Global Tech Media & Marketing

Kids have Kickstarted the Metaverse

Today’s children carry the world in their pockets. The metaverse gives them the agency to build and shape that world.   More

Analytics & Data Media & Marketing Partner Insights

How the Experience Is Delivered *Is* the Experience

Achieving a consistent, predictable, satisfying ongoing experience for customers requires orchestrating more elements than most leaders recognize.   More

E-Commerce Media & Marketing The Pandemic

Beauty Goes Digital–Offline and On

Despite face masks, beauty products sold beautifully during the pandemic. And the industry furthered its pivot to digital, not only online but in stores. Virtual lipstick try-on, anyone?   More

Business Media & Marketing

AOL and Yahoo: More Media Lives than the Kardashians

Can a private equity firm do better than a telecom as an owner? Don’t throw out your AOL or Yahoo email addresses just yet.   More

Arts & Culture Media & Marketing Net Giants

Can Facebook Break the Sound Barrier?

Facebook this week announced a sweeping audio-forward campaign. In a rare interview with a journalist, Zuckerberg elaborated on Facebook’s ambitious plans.   More

Media & Marketing Tech & Society The Pandemic

Perfecting the Art of the Virtual (Meeting)

Columnist Raskin has become, during Covid, a curator of the exploding field of event technologies. Here are some innovative ones. Join her own event to learn more.   More

Arts & Culture Cryptocurrency Media & Marketing

Can Tech Help Creatives Earn a Decent Living

The creative industry – art, music, the theatre – was hit hard by the pandemic. Can new tech help them finally get recognized for what they're worth?   More

Arts & Culture Media & Marketing The Pandemic

Audio: 2021’s Comeback Kid

We’ve had a lot of time to listen this past year, and a lot of incentive to move away from our screens. The year 2021 will be good on the ears.   More

Innovation Media & Marketing The Pandemic

Till we Meet Again (at Conferences)

Most notable large live events of this coming spring and summer are being canceled for the second year in a row. But as we start to see the light at the end of the tunnel, there’s lots of collective soul searching about how we should meet again.   More

Finance Media & Marketing Opinion

Robinhood: More Drug Pusher than Democratizer

In an era where millions are easily seduced by immediate gratification and self-flattery, and suspicious of any kind of earned expertise, Robinhood's "We Are All Investors" ad might be the most dangerously misleading commercial in Super Bowl history.   More

Analytics & Data Media & Marketing Net Giants

The Coming “Amazon Age” in Advertising

A quiet giant in digital advertising has been hiding in plain sight. Say hello to Amazon Advertising, the giant well-poised to upend the digital duopoly of Google and Facebook.   More

Media & Marketing Net Giants Policy

Why Social Media Ought to Know Its Customers

Facebook suggests that 5% of active monthly users are fake. Social media giants should look to banking's Know York Customer (KYC) tenets for solutions.   More

Media & Marketing Tech & Society

In 2021 Digital Communities Will Deepen–and Even Blend

Discord, Substack, Patreon, and the metaverse are just the tip of the community iceberg.   More

Analytics & Data Media & Marketing Security & Privacy

How to solve ad tech’s “identity crisis” – before monopolists take control and consumers pay the price

Billions of people rely on digital services and online content to connect them to the rest of the world. Foursquare's Josh Cohen says it's possible to to build a future where consumer privacy is protected, monopolies are avoided, and ad tech companies can access the data they need.   More

Community Insights Media & Marketing The Pandemic

No Enchantment Across a Crowded Zoom

What is lost over Zoom is the energy among people. The seeing and the hearing. The glances and microexpressions. We need to regain the fidelity of these essential signals so we can restore the serendipity of group interactions.   More

Community Insights Media & Marketing

Post-Pandemic, Brands Must Find Empathy

How consumers see brands is getting reset, so brands need to reimagine what they stand for. There’s a unique opportunity, right now, for them to become part of the stories and memories we all forming during this awful pandemic year.   More

Innovation Media & Marketing The Pandemic

Swipe Left to Connect: Dating Apps Set the Stage for Business

We’ve mastered attending virtual conferences, but the human connection is hard to find. We’re housebound, with screens our only portal for meeting new people. So a few new companies are taking their cues from the singles scene to come up with solutions.   More

Democracy Media & Marketing Opinion

Murdoch Might Want Trump To Lose; But Zucker For Him to Win

With all the unfair and unbalanced shilling Fox News does for Donald Trump, it may come as a surprise that Rupert Murdoch may actually be rooting for Joe Biden. As for Jeff Zucker, a Biden win could mean tanking ratings for CNN.   More

Innovation Media & Marketing Tech & Society

Will Zoom Be Your New Happy Place? For Everything?

With 300 million daily participant meetings, Zoom now aims to move from being just a video conference solution to become a digital ecosystem, "delivering happiness."   More