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Category Archives: 7 Media Strategy Saturday

The one little thing that made Hong Kong’s protests so big

Images are more powerful than words. That’s why the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong became global news. When somebody says “What’s happening in Hong Kong?” you don’t picture crowds of … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

Why this video is intentionally bad and tremendously good

Those two things seem contradictory, don’t they? No. A book, movie or TV show can be technically good and awesomely boring at the same time. Example: every CGI-crazed “blockbuster” in … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Age and size matter not — attitude is everything

The great thing about the Series of Tubes is that so many people are sifting through so much stuff, you’re bound to find random bits of awesomesauce. Things you would … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

‘Native advertising’ disguised as news: miracle money or menace to journalism?

You have to feel for journalists and publishers, since everybody else insists on (a) swiping content from newspapers and magazines, (b) “aggregating” all that content on the Series of Tubes … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

Introducing the iWatch, which will change the world FOREVER

Here it is, the latest mind-blowing invention from Apple via a leaked video from sources in Silicon Valley that I can’t reveal. Sorry. Not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent. … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · 9 Comments

What words get shared on social media – and what doesn’t?

Publicity and marketing, including social media, is like the Wild West. Just about anybody can call themselves a Social Media Ninja (although they shouldn’t) and get away with it, especially … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · 7 Comments

Improve your blog’s bounce rate and such

I do this blog for fun, not for monies. HOWEVER: even casual bloggers probably want to make their bloggity blog more popular, and get more viewers. Want to make your … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

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