Tag: internet

What’s Next: It’s Business.com

Business.com

Last May, after 6 great years at UBM – and a decade helping legacy media businesses adapt to a new reality defined by the Internet – I decided to step back.  I wanted to really explore the trends that continue to reshape media, marketing and technology before deciding what to do next. Over the past […]

The Sorry State of Online Measurement: We’re Still Honking at Billboards

Billboard

Never has something so valuable been worth so little. Never in the history of media has a still new medium had the vast majority of its inventory valued at zero. Such is the state of online advertising. The latest click-through rates for online media sit at .09%. Given that click-through rates serve as the foundation […]

What’s Next?

Surf's up

For the last 6 years I have led a team that has transformed a declining print-centric business into a fast-growing $200 million digital media, live event and marketing services behemoth, otherwise known as UBM TechWeb. It has been an extraordinary experience and one that I’m immensely proud of. I’ve made the difficult decision that this […]

LinkedIn. A Little Bubbly?

The LinkedIn IPO has generated a ton of debate in Internet, investing, technology and media circles. Some like stock analyst Jim Cramer think the nearly $8B + valuation is “ridiculous” and “outrageous”, and potentially a sign of another “Internet Bubble”. Others like business writer and former analyst Henry Blodget think the rapid rise in LinkedIn’s stock […]

Search to Social to Schmidt to Page

The shift from Eric Schmidt to Larry Page as CEO of Google is more than simply a change of leadership. It represents the broader shift in the center of gravity of the web from search to social. The surprising announcement in the change at the top of Google this week has created all sorts of […]

Advertising Isn’t Dead. It’s Becoming Marketing. Again.

Jeff Jarvis recent post “Advertising is Next” created significant buzz in media, marketing and advertising circles. Jeff-never one to mince words-suggested that advertising as we know it was…shall we just say, not in good shape. To provide a foundation for his argument, he lampoons the recent Conde Nast announcement, which calls for transforming the company […]

The Media Company of the Future

At some point “New Media” is no longer new. “Emerging Media” emerges. Describing the revolutionary trends that have been driving the media industry over the last decade as either ”new” or “emerging” is inaccurate and misleading. Media companies have either embraced and harnessed digital platforms and technology or they haven’t.  The Internet revolution has resulted in 4 types of media companies today: The Dead, The […]

Party Like It’s 1999. Make That 2009: 4 Lessons From the Media Decade

The end of 1999 was a wild time. It was the dawning of the 21st century. Equity markets were soaring. Media synergy fueled an unprecedented wave of mergers and acquisitions and the Web appeared to be sweeping everything up in its wake. The Internet was proving to be as powerful as the predictions too. Pure play […]

The Future of Print. Again

Ok so first let me geek out a bit. I’m writing this post at 35,000 feet above what I would guess is Kansas (don’t they all look the same?) as I fly from Chicago to LA. While I hear endless commentary from other frequent travelers about how poor airline service is and the appalling aspect of […]

Regional Newspapers: Time To Burn The Boats

Content is king but distribution is the power behind the throne. Newspapers don’t have a content problem. They have a massive and insurmountable distribution problem. Time to acknowledge this and accelerate the evolution from analog to digital. Magazines have a far longer print shelf life and will likely be the ones that really benefit from […]