It was almost two decades ago. After a dozen times at the International Broadcasting Convention I felt ready to summarize the trends and predict the future. “TV and the internet are linked forever now” I pronounced as if I had discovered a new continent. Checking out the trailer for my then TV show summary, other… Continue reading Television is dead. And nobody goes to trade shows. So why is everyone at IBC again?
The best monopoly the world has ever seen
The amount of complete gibberish I am reading about the HTC-Google deal is phenomenal. You don’t need particular insight to see what is happening. Nor do conspiracy theories help or those “grand scheme” type wackos that explain how it is “just the first step” of something enormous we all don’t understand. Google is keeping the… Continue reading The best monopoly the world has ever seen
FBI vs Apple = 6-1
If there was someone on the planet that didn’t know that the usual way FBI and Apple solve these things is in secret, we all know it now. Both parties involved admitted that usually when the FBI wants the contents of a phone, Apple has always played along and told nobody about it. We all… Continue reading FBI vs Apple = 6-1
Do the stripes in our flag make it look fat?
GUIDELINES FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COVERING GREECE Since the start of this economic crisis, Greece has struggled with its international image. Journalists trying to fathom where to start in the coverage of the story, most obviously need help in understanding how to handle issues such as: 1. We love it when you emphasize the rustic, Zorba… Continue reading Do the stripes in our flag make it look fat?
Communicational lessons from the Greek crisis
As you watch the television coverage of riots in the center of Athens, you might find it useful to ponder for a minute on the situation. Not for the conspiracy theories or the endless economic analysis we are all tired of. From a practical point of view the items which might appear in your… Continue reading Communicational lessons from the Greek crisis
Machiavellian media realpolitik, iPhone radiation and Tiger Woods
Whether you are selling cigarettes, mobile phones or antideodorant, there comes a time when the scientific evidence is against you. Tried and tested methods for delaying the problem as executed over the past 500 years!
Why TV companies should give away reputation monitoring
TV companies should do what Google did when they gave away Analytics. Otherwise they will continue in a downwards vicious cycle which is unfair to the current strength of their medium.
THAT is how Onassis fans best
Producing a television show these days is a much more complex affair than it used to be the first time I did it. It involves taking into account media consumption overall and building it into the show’s appeal and revenue streams.