Surfing the endless wave

Is it just me, or is anyone else getting a headache from the pace of change in media…? Touchingly, mobile phones now seem rather mature and traditional in technical terms, even though they are only just reaching the point (25 years old) of being handed down from one generation to the next.  And now they are merely one Read More

In pursuit of ‘appiness

 Once again, we’re falling into that peculiarly human flytrap known as technology… Just because we can do it doesn’t mean anyone will actually want to do it…. I’m thinking of things like the red button on digital TV (except for Wimbledon on the BBC of course), the option to surf the net while you watch TV, or Read More

Ink or think?

Not a new debate. Just a new argument. With Rupert Murdoch’s paywall strategy showing early signs of being a sustainable model, the debate over free v. paid-for content rages on.   Check out the story that appeared last week and showed some positive food for thought… Meantime there was also an impassioned, although slightly overlong, but interesting and stimulating speech  from Read More

I had to read it twice…

…but for all the wrong reasons! I got this in my inbox today, from a respected trade body. Of course the spelling and grammar mistakes could be put down to an administrative oversight, but that still doesn’t really excuse the poor tone of voice… ——————————————————————————————————————- Hi Craig, The IAB has a busy training scedule planned in Read More

iPad wins over women too

It’s not just gadget-loving men who like the look of the Apple  iPad.  Almost everyone in a group of 30 or so women who recently had a chance to try one said they would like to buy one. Admittedly this a small sample.  And they were journalists working for a highly style conscious-brand. But they Read More

It starts with content, but how does it end?

Remember that business school cliche ? “Pony Express went bust because they thought they were in the horse and carriage business, not the transport industry.” In media this has been pertinent for years – the magazine publishers of old are now information distributors or multimedia user group hubs, for example. Reading this excellent article  about Rupert’s latest Read More

The content debate, or the news debate?

Wow isn’t life exciting!  Whatever the eventual outcome of the current transformations taking place in media – and especially news media – we can all say we were there when it happened. This Paid Content article   is a good example, where an experienced (respected? see the comments…) press man is utterly disbelieving of Rupert’s paywall model. I Read More

News shock! Media pro needs, uhh, media training?

Well – it took just 24 hours for FT parent Pearson to “modify” the views expressed yesterday  (see my post below) when their Head of Global Content Standards predicted the sunset of print within 5 years. For their response please see this piece in paid Content… So maybe Ms Solomon really IS the sole voice in a blank flat-plan, Read More