1. Bruce Braun from Bridge Digital Marketing, Inc.
    Yesterday, 2:50 PM re: KSL Trustee Sues Liebowitz, Other Former KSL Execs For Gross Negligence by Steve McClellan (MAD - Dec. 23)

    Anyone remember this blast from the past? Nothing original or creative with the KSL version. http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1465557.html

  2. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited
    Yesterday, 2:35 PM re: Jet-Setters: Their Travel Preferences by Brittany Barnic (Engage:Affluent - Dec. 24)

    1. What would stop you from going ? 2. What are the odds that you expect that to happen ? That would help narrow it down.

  3. Chuck Martin from Chuck Martin
    Yesterday, 2:12 PM re: 62% of Android Users, 63% iOS Use Same Password for Multiple Accounts by Chuck Martin (MobileShopTalk - Dec. 24)

    Some good points there, Paul. The question about device related to mobile only, not desktop. Here's a link to the study where you can see more detail as well as the entire methodology.

  4. Simon Sims from Simple Math Solutions
    Yesterday, 1:40 PM re: KSL Trustee Sues Liebowitz, Other Former KSL Execs For Gross Negligence by Steve McClellan (MAD - Dec. 23)

    Congrats to Harold and Kalman for locking up the 2014 Darwin Award for Stupidity. Janet Miller Allen should have at least received an honorable mention for being duped into Kal's moronic plan. Enjoy the ride boys!!

  5. Paul Collins from DigitalFish Inc.
    Yesterday, 1:27 PM re: 62% of Android Users, 63% iOS Use Same Password for Multiple Accounts by Chuck Martin (MobileShopTalk - Dec. 24)

    Using the same password for multiple accounts does not necessarily undermine security. In fact, it's a useful practice to have one password for multiple minor accounts, such as commenting sites (hello). Of course, sharing your email or store password with other accounts would be bad, but the question apparently makes no distinction. The antivirus question is also a bit weak. On iOS, there is effectively no third-party antivirus software, because iOS prevents one app from looking at the data in another. You can't scan for viruses on the device. Apple provides security for the device, and that works fine. Is the question getting a yes answer if the device owner runs antivirus on their desktop or laptop computer? The 34% would be plausible in that case. Remote wiping is provided by iCloud, which is certainly more than 20%, and encryption is automatic with the iOS login password. So those numbers reveal that many users don't know what they've got. That's useful data!

  6. Nancy Arter from Nielsen
    Yesterday, 12:01 PM re: Samsung Plans Mobile Payment Service by Erik Sass (MoBlog - Dec. 24)

    Great article! I think that as these device "pay" apps are launched and the initial concerns are quelled by the masses using them, they will be heavily adopted. Think about the worry around using a banking app on mobile devices just a few years ago. As you indicate above, two-thirds of consumers surveyed are now comfortable using these apps. My view is that Apple Pay and Samsung's LoopPay will follow this same trajectory as these device manufacturers convince consumers that they are completely secure. I think they will work to ensure that they are, and market that accordingly.

  7. Ron Kurtz from American Affluence Research Center
    Yesterday, 11:15 AM re: Jet-Setters: Their Travel Preferences by Brittany Barnic (Engage:Affluent - Dec. 24)

    I often wonder if marketers really pay attention to and understand consumer research. The MMGY Global Portrait of Affluent travelers is very good research. However, the report provided an outlook for travel for 12 months from February 2014. The author of this article seems to be using the research to provide an outlook for 2015.

  8. Sigmund Diogenes from Emes Consulting
    Yesterday, 11:05 AM re: KSL Trustee Sues Liebowitz, Other Former KSL Execs For Gross Negligence by Steve McClellan (MAD - Dec. 23)

    It just gets better and better. You have to give Kal credit for creativity...this sure smells like his take on a Ponzi scheme. Kal's 2nd act will be as the new MC for "The Price Is Right" or "Let's Make A Deal." Or you might catch him near Central Park working a "Thrre Card Monty" routine with Hank Cohen as his shill.

  9. L Miller from Kent tading
    Yesterday, 8:10 AM re: KSL Trustee Sues Liebowitz, Other Former KSL Execs For Gross Negligence by Steve McClellan (MAD - Dec. 23)

    Taking money that is given to an agency as agent to pay stations and using it to pay oneself salaries, loans , expenses is shameful or worse. Stations giving credit to someone who did this before (see Airtime) is stupid. Perhaps the only winner is Liebowitz's stable of race horses.

  10. Noah Wieder from SearchBug, Inc.
    Yesterday, 10:05 PM re: Washington State Limits Pot Advertising by Erik Sass (MediaDailyNews - Dec. 23)

    Can they advertise on ATM Machines in neighboring stores?

  11. Chuck Lantz from 2007ac.com, 2013ac.com network
    Yesterday, 8:18 PM re: The 'Today' Show Vs. Amy Adams: They Both Handled It Wrong by Adam Buckman (TVBlog - Dec. 23)

    Aaron Paquette makes some very good points. I will only add one very general comment about interviews, and since the author of this article states that he has conducted hundreds of interviews, I do hope he understands what I'm saying: The first rule of interviewing an invited guest on your show is to never forget that they are guests, and not targets. They must always be treated as guests. Since those doing the interview have the most control over the interview and how it's presented, the guest's agents or handlers should never be blamed for not prepping their client; the guest. The responsibility for not ambushing the guest belongs to the host/interviewer, unless of course the guest has been warned in advance of booking that the interview may be hostile. Amy Adams was absolutely within her rights to demand that certain questions not be asked, and the hosts should have both anticipated and respected those demands. ... Once more, for those who may have missed the point: Guests and Hosts. Hosts and Guests. If you've forgotten what those words mean, and what responsibilities they imply, look them up. (And, for the record, I've been on both sides of hundreds of interviews, too, on radio, TV, and in print)

  12. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited
    Yesterday, 8:17 PM re: Riding The Caregiver Roller Coaster by Elizabeth Elfenbein (Marketing: Health - Dec. 23)

    Denial is another problem. There comes to a point where Alzheimer patients do not get choices. I have seen this where the caregiver or person responsible allows their parents to do what they want because they were such vibrant people and the children are on guilt trips/codependent. The parents health and whatever quality of life they have get worse. It's a double edge sword so perhaps there should a focus on this as well because it is so prevalent. It is good of you to bring this topic in focus.

  13. John Grono from GAP Research
    Yesterday, 7:32 PM re: Samsung Creates Epic 'Marco' Experience by Aaron Baar (Marketing Daily - Dec. 23)

    I hope they meant Kublai Khan ... and not his lesser known cousin Kublai Kahn.

  14. Carolyn Hansen from Hacker Group
    Yesterday, 6:22 PM re: A Monochannel Christmas Tale by Steve Smith (Mobile Insider - Dec. 23)

    This lovely story brings a Christmas tear of joy to my eyes!

  15. Mike Einstein from the Brothers Einstein
    Yesterday, 5:53 PM re: Over Half Of Video Ads Bought Via RTB Contain 'Misaligned' Data, Study Finds by Tyler Loechner (Real-Time Daily - Dec. 22)

    @Jack: Sorry, but I just can't stomach an infomercial for BDAI. Besides, isn't your audience more properly the fools at IAB that set the bar so shamelessly low?

  16. Jose Gauteng from Great Walls
    Yesterday, 5:42 PM re: Washington State Limits Pot Advertising by Erik Sass (MediaDailyNews - Dec. 23)

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  17. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited
    Yesterday, 5:42 PM re: Imagining 'Roots' In A YouTube World by P.J. Bednarski (VidBlog - Dec. 23)

    Or "The Dumbing Down of the American Audience".

  18. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited
    Yesterday, 5:39 PM re: Shoppers Turning to Phones to Check Prices As They Shop by Chuck Martin (MobileShopTalk - Dec. 23)

    Get it for large ticket items. Otherwise, see Steve Smith's column today.

  19. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited
    Yesterday, 5:29 PM re: A Monochannel Christmas Tale by Steve Smith (Mobile Insider - Dec. 23)

    Mazel Tov ! and a Happy Happy Merry Merry to you and your family !

  20. Aaron Paquette from Vision Critical
    Yesterday, 5:21 PM re: The 'Today' Show Vs. Amy Adams: They Both Handled It Wrong by Adam Buckman (TVBlog - Dec. 23)

    Good points, but one correction...Big Eyes is not a Sony movie. It's a Weinstein Company release (with no Sony involvement I could find on IMDB). So her only link to the Sony hacking scandal is that there was a pay disparity on a previous movie she made for Sony, and that's kind of a tenuous link. Why not ask her about the Bill Cosby controversy, too? I see Today's point that it's a news program that doesn't agree to withhold questions (though I wonder how much that's really enforced), but I also see her point that she has nothing to do with the Sony hack, so why put her on the spot to answer questions about something controversial, contentious and potentially life-threatening that she had no involvement in?

  21. Douglas Ferguson from College of Charleston
    Yesterday, 5:01 PM re: Making Political Announcements On Social Media by Jiri Voves (Marketing: Politics - Dec. 23)

    Had Obama done it, it would have been so super cool. But not for Bush. Double standard.

  22. Ed Papazian from Media Dynamics Inc
    Yesterday, 4:15 PM re: Programmatic TV's Busy Month Sets Stage For 2015 And Beyond by Tyler Loechner (RTBlog - Dec. 23)

    So far, all that is happening is some experimentation, mainly in the area of expediting communication, trafficking of ads, etc., not actual time buying that resembles what is being done in the digital arena. The core assumptions behind the much anticipated move of TV into programmatic buying will eventually be seen as impractical theories. Once that is realized, "programmatic"----in the sense of computerized information gathering, data manipulation and other buying/selling service functions----will, no doubt, begin to take hold. But not like its function in the digital field.

  23. Chuck Lantz from 2007ac.com, 2013ac.com network
    Yesterday, 4:00 PM re: Ferguson Bangs A Drum Fiercely In Fearless Farewell by Adam Buckman (TVBlog - Dec. 22)

    Losing Ferguson's show really hurt. His style was fresh, intelligent and edgy, ... at times very, very edgy. He could be goofy beyond belief, and then deliver the best monologues and interviews I've ever seen, on TV and off. The show format, involving a small set and audience, suited his style perfectly. His was certainly not a mass audience, but niche all the way. And a damn nice niche it was.