Jermaine Dupri Wants to Save R&B with New Jagged Edge Album

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

If you want to get a rise out of music legend Jermaine Dupri, ask him about the new Jagged Edge album, J.E. Heartbreak II. Dropping October 27, J.E. Heartbreak II reunites Dupri with the group he signed to his So So Def record label in 1997. And Dupri promises that ...

Let us now praise the Google Doodle

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

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 15 inches in diameter when it landed  in Montana in ...

The Zune is dead. Long live Zune.

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Microsoft has announced the discontinuation of Zune devices, and at first blush, the news sounds gloomy, as reflected in this Mashable headline: “RIP Zune Player, 2006-2011.” But look beyond the headline, and the news is not as bad as it seems. Yes, Microsoft is throwing in the towel with the ...

KIN you dig it?

Monday, April 12th, 2010

As Microsoft announced today, consumers will be able to purchase the new Microsoft KIN smart phone at retailers soon.  Meantime my employer Razorfish is busy helping Microsoft share the KIN with consumers through a new brand website, KIN.com. I think the Microsoft/Razorfish KIN partnership shows how intertwined technology and a ...

Publicis Groupe/Razorfish: it's all about the brand

Monday, August 10th, 2009

On August 9, Microsoft and Publicis Groupe announced that Publicis Groupe has agreed to acquire my employer Razorfish.  (At Razorfish, we announced the agreement on Twitter.)  The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter.  The rationale is simple: Publicis Groupe has a stated goal of broadening the breadth ...

The Razorfish Doodle Wall

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Razorfish employs the kinds of people Forrester Research describes as "creators," or individuals who actively contribute to social media communities through their own blogs or other uploaded content.  You can find many creators in the Razorfish Chicago office (where I work), home of the Doodle Wall. The Doodle Wall, adjacent to ...

Two lessons from the Avenue A | Razorfish Client Summit

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

On May 14-15, I helped my employer Avenue A | Razorfish organize its 8th annual Client Summit in New York. Each year at this event, company executives, guest speakers, and clients discuss the state of the art in digital marketing. The theme of the 2008 event was "Rock ...

The inside scoop on Microsoft Surface

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

On April 17, AT&T worked with Microsoft and my employer Avenue A | Razorfish to launch the first retail application of Microsoft Surface touch-and-recognition table technology at a limited number of AT&T wireless stores. Surface promises to improve upon the often-confusing process of buying a mobile phone in a retail ...

AT&T launches a Surface-level consumer experience

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

I cannot say I know anyone who would characterize shopping for a mobile device as "fun and engaging." AT&T, a client of my employer Avenue A | Razorfish, hopes to change things. At the CTIA Wireless Conference April 2, AT&T demonstrated how the company will use Microsoft Surface touch ...