Behind the scenes battle has big implications

Ad Industry
August 20, 2016 0
There are behind the scenes battles going on right now that most of us don’t see but they will affect the financial health of media companies, the user experiences that we all have on social [...]
Business

Disney gets on base through a deal with MLB

August 13, 2016 0
Looks like Disney has made a play to enhance it offerings for video streaming by investing $1B in Major League Baseball Advance Media’s BAMTech.  That’s one third of the current estimate value of the service. [...]
Gaming

Pokemon Go is banned in Iran

August 7, 2016 0
An Iranian governmental body called the High Council of Virtual Spaces has decided to ban Pokemon Go within the country.  Why?  Security reasons. The council may be willing to change their mind if they are [...]

Strategy

  • Spotify makes a move to video

    May 12, 2016 0
    Now it’s Spotify’s turn. That $1 billion they got in March helps.  Now the music streaming site is going to be offering a new video series with 12 episodes, each up to 15 minutes each. [...]
  • MoffettNathanson: Digital to overtake television in 2017

    September 11, 2015 0
    It’s a bold prediction, but Michael Nathanson of MoffettNathanson, a top media research firm, has come out saying that in 2017, the money spent on online advertising will eclipse that of television advertising.  I think [...]

Marketing

  • Skills needed, skills hard to find?

    May 23, 2016 0
    I captured this chart from a recent report from Business Insider.  What makes this very telling is that the three skill that are considered to be most critical for success are the most difficult for [...]
  • RNC makes a sound investment…perhaps because they had to

    May 23, 2016 0
    In what looks like to be a smart move, the Republican National Committee recently reserved a whopping $150,000,000 in digital video ad buys for the upcoming 2016 elections.  They’ll be targeting Latinos, women, millennials, and [...]

Technology

Politics

  • The Reality Caucus formulation shows that Washington is getting real

    May 5, 2017 0
    On Wednesday, five members of the US Congress announced the formation of the Reality Caucus which will examine the role of virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality.  Informal caucuses are designed to give interested [...]
  • Pokemon Go is banned in Iran

    August 7, 2016 0
    An Iranian governmental body called the High Council of Virtual Spaces has decided to ban Pokemon Go within the country.  Why?  Security reasons. The council may be willing to change their mind if they are [...]

Essays and Inspirations

  • Skills needed, skills hard to find?

    May 23, 2016 0
    I captured this chart from a recent report from Business Insider.  What makes this very telling is that the three skill that are considered to be most critical for success are the most difficult for [...]
ESPN Baseball
Spotlight: Deals

Disney gets on base through a deal with MLB

by Jonathan Trenn in Business 0

Looks like Disney has made a play to enhance it offerings for video streaming by investing $1B in Major League Baseball Advance Media’s BAMTech.  That’s one third of the current estimate value of the service. [...]