Monthly Archives: January 2012

How Twitter helped “The Grey” become a box-office champ on opening weekend

The Grey gets Twitter. The new Open Road Films thriller starring Liam Neeson features on its website a brief trailer that caught my eye because of the way the movie title, cast, and production team are listed. All names of … Continue reading

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Let us now praise the Google Doodle

I awoke this morning to discover a fresh coat of snow on my driveway and on Google’s home page. Through a Google Doodle, today Google celebrates the 125th anniversary of the largest recorded snowflake – which was said to be … Continue reading

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You’re a fine DJ, Mr. President

I’ve often said that brands are the new DJs because of the exposure they can give to musicians through the commercial use of their songs. And it turns out that the president of the United States can be one, too. … Continue reading

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A slice of hip-hop: “Lounge Music” by Ha-Rih

Just when you think you’ve heard enough chill-out from Hed Kandi to last a lifetime, along comes a song like “Lounge Music” to make you feel like you’re discovering the genre all over again. With “Lounge Music,” Ha-Rih blends chill-out … Continue reading

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A slice of hip-hop: “Put My Mack Down” by Aye-P

Aye-P performs some sweet alchemy with “Put My Mack Down.” He takes a familiar scenario – a guy coming on to a woman in a club – and creates a funky rap built on top of his own beats and … Continue reading

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4 technologies every CMO must know

In 2011, IBM released a report that identified the four biggest challenges keeping CMOs awake at night: the explosion of data, social media, the proliferation of channels and devices, and shifting consumer demographics. Those challenges also represent growth opportunities with … Continue reading

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Slash defines a new kind of cool

A few nights ago, I was hanging out with my 10-year-old daughter Marion and her fifth-grader friend Emma as they took turns showing each other their favorite YouTube videos on a laptop. They surfed from one video to the next … Continue reading

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Google disrupts with Google Search Plus

Google’s launch of the awkwardly named “Search, plus Your World” has the web buzzing with commentary. Blogger John Jantsch believes Google is “shaking things up a bit” by making search a more personal experience. Twitter says Google Search Plus (as … Continue reading

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Co-creation is the future of marketing

I recently wrote a blog post for the iCrossing Content Lab regarding the Raytheon Sum of All Thrills ride — an intriguing experience in which you build your own virtual ride using computer design tools provided by Raytheon. I was … Continue reading

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Have you heard? “Get Away” by Latasha Lee

LATASHA LEE music video 2011 “Get Away” from LaTasha Lee on Vimeo. Latasha Lee needs to get away from you — and it’s definitely your loss. In her song “Get Away,” the R&B artist from vamps for the camera with … Continue reading

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