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Agenda Setting Through Photos: Will the Real Michael Brown Please Stand Up?
(August 26, 2014)
Note: This blog post is not meant to pass judgment on the events that took place in Ferguson, but is rather a mass communication analysis of the responses from both mainstream and social medias. Death is always tragic, and this post is not meant to downplay the loss of life. On August 9, Michael Brown […]
Live Tweeting from the 2014 Mobile Media Upfront in NYC
(May 20, 2014)
I was invited to attend the Mobile Media Upfront presented by the Mobile Media Summit in New York City on May 19. There were many presenters from my employers’ family of companies (GroupM and WPP) as well as some who worked with my clients. There were many recurring themes, including current deficits in mobile analytics, […]
What Pro Wrestling Can Teach Advertisers About Kayfabe
(April 29, 2014)
Survivor was the first hit reality show in the United States (if you don’t count MTV’s The Real World), and with it, came many implications for the way viewers consumed content. Outside of news and game shows, it was the first time a lot of consumers were actively watching “real” people – People they could […]
Live Tweeting Super Bowl XLVIII Commercials
(February 2, 2014)
Here’s a recap of my thoughts on the commercials that aired during Super Bowl 48. Overall, I thought it was a pretty lackluster year. I went out of my way to not watch any of them beforehand (except some for work). Thoughts below: Most of the car commercials were weird for the sake of being […]
Online Dating With Less Friction
(November 21, 2013)
Boy meets girl. It’s a classic (and boring) story, but like most things, the Internet has drastically changed and arguably streamlined the process. According to a recent Pew Internet study, one in ten Americans have used online dating or a mobile dating app. 7% of smartphone owners have used a dating app. “Frictionless” is not […]
The Mindblowingly Bad User Experience of the Con Ed Payment Website
(October 22, 2013)
I usually keep my public shaming of corporations confined to my Twitter, but sometimes I encounter an experience so egregiously bad that I have to blog about it. For your consideration today, I present what’s probably the worst UX I’ve ever witnessed on an online payment form. This embarrassment belongs to Con Edison. Typically, when […]
The Medium is Still the Message
(September 24, 2013)
Communication scholars are sure to be familiar with Marshall McLuhan’s famous phrase “The medium is the message”. In lay terms, McLuhan proposed that how you convey a message to your audience is just as important as the message itself. For instance, McLuhan believed that television viewers were less objective and less literate than readers of […]
New “Choices” for your YouTube Name
(August 31, 2013)
Those of you with YouTube accounts will be familiar with this popup below: It’s destructive (stops any YouTube playback), annoying (it will come back in a week or two even if you hit the “I don’t want to use my full name” button), and it’s creating clutter. What I mean by this last point is […]
Lesson Learned: WordPress.org Plug-Ins Can Be Malicious
(July 29, 2013)
It’s 5am and I just completed a manual recoding of the share buttons on this blog. The reason? I had previously been using a WordPress.org plug-in titled “Facebook Like and Share, Twitter, Google +1, Google buzz buttons”. Yes, the keyword-stuffed name should’ve been a dead giveaway, but it did what I needed it to do […]
Hate Yelp? That’s Probably Because You’re Using It Wrong
(July 18, 2013)
Yelp seems to polarize most mixed company. There are some who are part of the “Elite” (myself included) who think of Yelp as a social club with private events and great food. There are business owners who love their high Yelp ratings for providing incremental business and digital word-of-mouth. There are also the owners who […]
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