Category Archives: Digital

Solace in the Time of the Coronavirus

I am not ashamed to admit it: I just found some solace — even hope — in a YouTube video from a movie star I’ve never met and probably never will. Let’s face it: we’re getting hammered with bleak news … Continue reading

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The Banality of “Your Health and Safety Are Our Top Concern”

What have you been doing during the coronavirus lockdown? I have been reading emails from businesses. Lots of them. Seems like every organization in the world wants to reach out and let me know how much they care about me … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality Helps U.S. Athletes Train to Win Olympic Gold

When U.S. Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin won a Winter Olympics gold medal in the giant slalom race February 15, she also achieved a victory for virtual reality. She is among the members of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard team who … Continue reading

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Apple Extends Its Reach into Healthcare

Apple continues to shape the future of healthcare. At its September 12 special event, Apple CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams announced something less sexy than the $1,000 iPhone X but no less important: new health and fitness features … Continue reading

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SIM Partners Makes It Easier to “Ride There with Uber”

Location is a catalyst for the $57.6 billion on-demand economy. Case in point: today SIM Partners, a location marketing technology platform provider (and one of my clients) announced that the company has made it possible for brick-and-mortar businesses ranging from restaurants … Continue reading

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How Uber Feeds an Appetite for Disruption

The news about Uber rolling out self-driving cars later in August underscores the reason why Uber has become a multi-billion dollar brand within seven years: Uber’s core competence is not ride-sharing — it’s disruption. Uber has consistently developed and modified … Continue reading

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Snapchat and Vine: The Disruptor and Disrupted

Remember when Vine was cool and Snapchat was dirty? How quickly their fortunes have changed. Vine, once the darling of visual storytellers, is losing brands and attention, sinking in popularity on the app store. Meantime, Snapchat has overcome its reputation … Continue reading

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Apple Watch: Hot or Not?

Adweek‘s hottest digital gadget of 2015 is also one of the most controversial. The Apple Watch has been called both a flop and a behavior-changing device. I believe that the Apple Watch is a flawed first-generation product that will ultimately … Continue reading

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Welcome to a New Era of Convenience Shopping

Buy buttons are taking convenience shopping to a whole new level. In recent weeks, Instagram and Pinterest announced new buy button features that make it easy for consumers to purchase goods and services directly from their apps. Facebook, which began … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan Doesn’t Need Your Stinkin’ Badges

Bob Dylan has always defied expectations. He famously went electric when folk was acoustic and released the austere John Wesley Harding when electric psychedelia was in vogue (among many other career twists). With the release of his 36th album, Shadows … Continue reading

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