Category Archives: disruption and social media

Rachel Shechtman is Reinventing Retail–One Story at a Time

Rachel Shechtman’s Manhattan store, Story, changes its theme every four to eight weeks. How will digital, AI, and the Internet reconfigure or re-imagine the retail experience?  We already know that Amazon.com has disrupted the traditional retail offline buying experience of … Continue reading

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Useful or Useless, You decide…

Is your social media useful? In challenging Christensen’s Theory of Disruption, Tech pundit Ben Thompson points to Apple as Christensen’s blind spot in the theory of low-end disruption. Christensen asserts that with low-end disruption, buyers focus on price and are … Continue reading

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The Crowd is Coming … for your job.

Or are they bringing opportunity? They are part of what Deloitte calls, the augmented workforce. Driven by the rapid acceleration of connectivity and cognitive technologies like machine learning, natural language processing, speech recognition, and robotics, the augmented workforce is changing how … Continue reading

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The Balance of Online and Offline Connections

When Adam spoke to our class last week one of the questions he was asked was if he thought that video and media is too much of a distraction from being in the moment. His answer was that he didn’t … Continue reading

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Facebook’s newest ad play – Challenging YouTube

As you may know, in 2014, YouTube officially became the second-largest search engine, with over 300 hours of content uploaded every minute, and a billion unique visitors watch more than six billion hours of video every month. In combination with showcasing countless makeup … Continue reading

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And the Real Winner is…

T-Mobile.   Airbnb.   According to Merkle’s 2017 Digital Bowl Report, T-Mobile grabbed top spot for most effective Super Bowl ad campaigns across digital channels including social media, paid search, SEO, and digital media/display. Merkle, a global performance marketing agency, … Continue reading

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“Heil Twitler!”

“We need a leader, not a tweeter!” was a very popular chant at the latest protests this week.  Even I carried a sign stating, “Delete our Twitler in Chief!” It’s obvious that many of us in the opposition have a strong … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech?

  The first amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, … Continue reading

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Beyond the Selfie: Instagram’s power in fine art

For more than 500 million users, Instagram is a place to post vacation shots, makeup tutorials, birthday selfies, and baby pictures to satisfy their followers. But as explored by the New York Times, for one luxury segment, exposure from those views … Continue reading

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The New York Times Speeds Up Remake in Quest to Enlarge Reader Base and Engagement–Says it’s losing journalism edge

Last night’s lesson in parsing out the importance of “community” and “engagement” in social media has no greater validation than a Times business story today announcing the paper’s intention to speed up refashioning its stories and the reporters who write … Continue reading

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