Analytics, Apps, Branding, Career, Consumer Behavior, Content, Digital, Distribution, Education, Management, Marketing, Mobile, Movies, Omnichannel, OTT, Personal Branding, Storytelling, Strategy, Streaming, Television

Netflix and Spotify Lessons on adaptability

Are you a Ninja? Not so sure I want to, I’ve worked very hard to get noticed One simple word of experience.  When you hire in any field, most companies or candidates focus on the ‘know it all” profiles; some like to call them the ninjas, and I understand that in the ideal situation you… Continue reading Netflix and Spotify Lessons on adaptability

Analytics, Apps, Branding, Channel, Consumer Behavior, Content, Digital, Distribution, Marketing, Mobile, Omnichannel, OTT, Social Media, Storytelling, Television

How media brands could be more in control of the user experience.

There’s no doubt that consumers are demanding better experiences, and retailers are giving them just that.  Are other industries reacting fast enough?   While living in Atlanta, an old building in Ponce de Leon Avenue that used to house Sears, Roebuck & Co. transformed into a vibrant chef-quality food hall, where some retailers established their… Continue reading How media brands could be more in control of the user experience.

Apps, Artificial Intelligence, Career, Content, Digital, Education, Marketing, Mobile, Social Media, Storytelling

How to remain relevant in the job market

Reflections on a marketing convention Who would have thought I will end up thinking about our human condition right in the middle of the marketing conference Digital Branding Analytics Miami 2019 Conference #DBAmiami Turns out I did!  Didn’t see it coming but it happen right in the middle of Sean Gardner’s presentation on using AI… Continue reading How to remain relevant in the job market

Apps, Branding, Digital, Gamification, Marketing, Mobile, Social Media

Some Hairy Promotion

I once suffered from an infinite app curiosity mania, probably related to the fact that being in the news business I felt that I had to be on top of all news and trends. One of those adventures early-adopting apps, took me to Foursquare, as defined by Wired Magazine: “a once-hyped social media company, known… Continue reading Some Hairy Promotion

Apps, Branding, Career, Consumer Behavior, Digital, Distribution, Marketing, Mobile

Apple Music is my “Groundhog Day”

Yeah, I’ve been nudged, you’ve been nudged, we’ve all been nudged.   Once, I bought travelers insurance because it was the default option at check out and didn’t bother to uncheck the little box before confirming the purchase.  Never again. The other day my daughter downloaded a “free app” that had an “auto renew” default… Continue reading Apple Music is my “Groundhog Day”

Apps, Content, Digital, Distribution, Education, Marketing, Mobile, Privacy, Security, Social Media

Hey Facebook, I know… It’s really hard to say I’m sorry

You probably don’t need to read the headlines of WhatsApp’s CoFounder telling a group of students at Stanford to delete their Facebook accounts, or read about executives abandoning Facebook over privacy issues to understand that the company is undergoing a period of changes.  And it’s easy to jump into the criticism wagon and complain retroactively.… Continue reading Hey Facebook, I know… It’s really hard to say I’m sorry

Apps, Consumer Behavior, Content, Crowdculture, Digital, Education, Marketing, Mobile, Social Media

SUPPORT YOUR INDEPENDENT CONTENT PROVIDERS

While pondering on operational launch activities, and all the efforts required to properly track and measure (utilizing the principle of fractional attribution, as described in the platformmarketer.com) the efforts in social media marketing or any marketing campaign, such as using different 1800 numbers to properly track direct mail campaigns, or create custom promotional codes to… Continue reading SUPPORT YOUR INDEPENDENT CONTENT PROVIDERS

Career, Consumer Behavior, Content, Digital, Distribution, Education, Management, Marketing, Mobile, OTT, Personal Branding, Social Media, Television

Why I’m Disrupting Myself…

Back in the late 90’s, when I started working in Television as an intern, I looked and admired my colleagues interpreting the Nielsen ratings that were left on top of their desk the day after our programs aired.  A lot of little numbers and boxes that separated the Household shares, and simple demographics: men and… Continue reading Why I’m Disrupting Myself…

Analytics, Branding, Career, Content, Digital, Education, Marketing, Mobile, Search

The case of the benevolent marketer

Source: https://corporate.airfrance.com When researching for a recent business case we had to analyze, I ran into something that I like to call the paradox of the digital marketing strategy.  The case in question was related to AirFrance, so I jumped into Google and typed the name of the airline in question to see what the… Continue reading The case of the benevolent marketer

Analytics, Apps, Career, Digital, Education, Marketing, Mobile, Privacy, Security, Social Media, Storytelling

TO SOLVE PROBLEMS OR TO IDENTIFY PROBLEMS TO SOLVE… that is the question

The task was simple: Drive traffic to your website. My thought: I can do that.  I’ll just repeat the same formula I used in the first week of January.  I don’t remember what I did, but I remember seeing a spike in my “Views” metric.   Once I sat down to deconstruct what had happened… Continue reading TO SOLVE PROBLEMS OR TO IDENTIFY PROBLEMS TO SOLVE… that is the question