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Faking Gay Pride Through the Lens of Baudrillard’s Simulation
(July 2, 2018)
A NYC storefront decked out with rainbow balloons for Pride Month(taken by Instagram user lovekinsdesigns) Pride Month 2018 has now come and gone, and I think it’s safe to say that public support for the LGBTQIA+ community is at an all-time high. But being the skeptic that I am, I’ve begun to view the mainstreaming […]
Live Tweeting Super Bowl LII Commercials
(February 4, 2018)
That Sprint commercial really redefined cyber-bullying. And in a really dumb way. #SuperBowl #SB52 #SBAds #BrandBowl #BrandBowl52 — Kenny Chung (@kennySHARKchung) February 4, 2018 I could've sworn I just saw Alpha 5 in that Star Wars Solo commercial #SuperBowl #SB52 #SBAds #BrandBowl #BrandBowl52 — Kenny Chung (@kennySHARKchung) February 4, 2018 The resemblance is uncanny. #StarWars […]
Offensive Thoughts on that Google Anti-Diversity Manifesto
(August 11, 2017)
Photo credit The internet has been abuzz the past week over a 10-page anti-diversity “manifesto” written by recently terminated Google employee James Damore. On the surface, the uproar seems reasonable, but I’m going to argue that it’s for the wrong reasons. I’ve ruminated on whether or not to address this topic, because it’s clear that […]
What The Oscars + Google Trends can tell us about movie watching habits
(March 2, 2016)
If 2015 was any indication, people still care about movies. Total domestic gross was $11.1 billion. The top three movies were all record-breaking sequels (Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, and The Avengers: Age of Ultron). And despite declining viewership, the 88th Academy Awards still drew over 34 million sets of eyeballs. […]
How To Use Dank Memes: The Advertisers’ Guide To Reaching Fellow Kids
(October 20, 2015)
If you watch 30 Rock religiously, then you’re probably aware of the origins of the “fellow kids” meme that’s been making its rounds on the internet for a few years now. It’s a screengrab from an episode where guest star Steve Buscemi plays a private detective who at some point infiltrated a high school by […]
#SEJSummit NY Recap: SEO Content, Analytics & More
(September 17, 2015)
I was invited to the 2015 SEJSummit in NYC hosted by Searchmetrics. It was unique in that they advertised zero vendor pitches, just content. And they definitely delivered on that promise. The day was jam-packed with 8 speakers, talking about a wide variety of topics ranging from content strategy to user tracking to mobile SEO. Each presentation […]
SEO Meetup recap – Is SEO in a “False Oasis”?
(July 10, 2015)
It’s been a while since I’d been to an SEO meetup (it seems like all of the big players stopped running them), so I was delighted to see a great panel sponsored by Yext. There were a few good industry friends, as well as other talented folks. The full lineup was: Mike King, Founder & Digital […]
Manufactured Outrage, Public Shaming and #TrevorNoah
(April 2, 2015)
Outrage is the new black. It’s been only a short four months since Slate’s 2014 recap, calling it the Year of Outrage. People don’t easily change behaviors, and we have yet another example of social media users rallying behind a campaign of anger. The victim du jour is Trevor Noah, who was announced to take over The […]
Broad City vs. Girls: Two Approaches to Addressing Rape Culture
(January 20, 2015)
There’s no denying that between the unverified University of Virginia rape allegations and the #YesAllWomen hashtag, rape culture is a hot button topic right now. These days, it seems like everyone’s writing analyses about its influence in media. I don’t make a habit of reviewing TV shows (mostly because I think it’s a stupid thing to do), but […]
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