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George Simpson

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Call it exactly as you see it. If history proves you are wrong, then tough luck on you - (John Simon, 1976)

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  • New Tool Blocks Content, Allowing Ads to Load Faster in Real-Time Daily on 10/05/2015

    Silicon Alley tech startup used New York's schizophrenic Advertising Week to announce that it has launched a browser-based program that blocks all online content except ads.

  • New Tool Blocks Content, Allowing Ads To Load Faster in MediaDailyNews on 10/01/2015

    Silicon Alley tech startup used New York's schizophrenic Advertising Week to announce that it has launched a browser-based program that blocks all online content except ads.

  • You Can't Convince Consumers We Aren't Hucksters in MediaDailyNews on 09/24/2015

    David Berkowitz, the CMO of MRY, and one of the brighter bulbs in the interactive firmament, this week wrote (tongue not entirely in cheek) a byliner that outlined "How to Solve Every Crisis in the Ad Industry."

  • Kareem Bounces A Cultural Rant Off The Rim in Online Media Daily on 08/27/2015

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who should have stuck to basking in his glory as a basketball player and dreading cross-country air flights, is now a columnist for TIME. He has written a ludicrous column that essentially accuses whites of profiting from the adaptation of trends spawned by black people.

  • Hoping That Newspapers Don't Give Up the Good Fight in Online Media Daily on 08/20/2015

    On Monday, "The New York Times" ran something of a rant in the business section about the impact of social media on quality journalism, saying in part: "[a]s more readers move toward online social networks, and as publishers desperately seek scale to bring in revenue, many [newspapers] have deplored a race toward repetitive, trivial journalism, so noisy that it drowns out more considered work."

  • Ad Blocking As A National Sport in Online Media Daily on 08/13/2015

    Word is that 198 million people around the world now use digital ad-blocking tools, at a cost to advertisers of $21.8 billion in lost revenue. Still, I would like to see how these numbers compare to "loss of income" in other media from folks who avoid those ads.

  • Guess I Will Never Know If You Can Hear Me Now in Online Media Daily on 08/06/2015

    Amusingly, I got an email (not a phone call) from a friend pointing to a study that said, among other things, that 32% of mobile users would rather text you than talk to you.

  • 50 Over 50? 60 Over 60? Where Is Your List? in Online Media Daily on 07/29/2015

    It seems a staple of most trade magazines to run an annual story featuring 20 Under 20, or 30 Under 30, or 40 Under 40 -- purportedly identifying the best people in their jobs, in that industry, who are under the featured age limit. Sadly, no one thinks about honoring 50 Over 50 or 60 Over 60.

  • Even I Wouldn't Have Published That Gawker Story in Online Media Daily on 07/23/2015

    By now you probably know the particulars of the story Gawker posted about a married media exec who tried to hire a gay porn star for a liaison. But when he refused to use his brother's considerable Washington leverage to help the porn star in a legal dispute and canceled the "date," the porn star gave the entire email, text and photo-exchange transaction to Gawker, which ran it with glee.

  • Has Technology Really Improved the Ad Business? in Online Media Daily on 07/16/2015

    A marketing technology company fielded a study that - SURPRISE! - found that marketing technology has grown and impacted the lives of CMOs.

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