Economics

Whither the media?

Thanks to to the FIC, I attended a conference a couple of weeks ago titled the Future of Media Summit 2008. Here’s my report about it. The Future of Media 2008 from David Collin on Vimeo.

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FreeiPods.com strategy

Beth Snyder Bulik at AdAge says in a news report, "The $20 million-a-year FreeiPods.com site that has become a poster child of the increasingly important online incentive marketing business was originally started as a get a free condom come-on. The $20 million-a-year FreeiPods.com site that has become a poster child of the increasingly important online incentive marketing business was originally ...

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Wal-Mart Seeks Global Ethics Chief – Not Actual Ethics

In the Global Ethics report I saw a piece on Wal-Mart seeking a Global Ethics Chief. Facing numerous class-action lawsuits and ire from its employees, and patrons Wal-Mart if finally looking to put a good face forward.  From a community standpoint it may be too late.  I’m in the middle of Doug Rushkoff’s ‘Get Back In the Box‘ and so ...

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Friedman and Florida

I was on vacation a couple of weeks ago and had a chance to read Richard Florida’s new book, The Flight of the Creative Class. I consider it a kind of companion piece to Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat (now a #1 best-seller) because Florida is talking, as is Friedman, about the role that well-educated knowledge and idea producing ...

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