1. Marla Goldstein from Around The Bend Media
    11 hours ago re: The Ladies And The Trump by by Barbara Lippert, Featured Columnist (Mad Blog - July 21)

    There is no such person as Merideth McIver. Just another brick in the wall.

  2. Marla Goldstein from Around The Bend Media
    11 hours ago re: Cleveland Trump Show, Day 4: Candidate Gracelessly Accepts Nomination by by Adam Buckman, Featured Columnist (TVBlog - July 22)

    'When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.' Those words are attributed to Sinclair Lewis, but he most likely never said them

    Fascism came to Cleveland last night. America has deep problems and only I can fix them. Follow me, for I am the only one with the solutions to all of America's ills. I am the law & order candidate. He said that so often, he owes Dick Wolfe royalties.

    The America that he was speaking of last night sounded exactly like Gotham City before Batman put on the cape and started driving the Batmobile around. We're better than this. Much, much better.

  3. Neil Mahoney from Mahoney/Marketing
    Yesterday, 8:40 PM re: The Ladies And The Trump by by Barbara Lippert, Featured Columnist (Mad Blog - July 21)

    So, tell us what you really think.

  4. Chuck Lantz from 2007ac.com, 2013ac.com network
    Yesterday, 7:56 PM re: Cleveland Trump Show, Day 4: Candidate Gracelessly Accepts Nomination by by Adam Buckman, Featured Columnist (TVBlog - July 22)

    It's great to discover I'm in such good company, since I've often thought of those old black and white films of Il Duce, with hand on hip, with his head back and jaw jutting out, bloviating to the mob, with a self-satisifed smirk on his face, when watching Il Donald.

    And since trump* has often boasted about how much he knows about politics and history, I'd have a hard time believing that he hasn't seen those same films.  

    * after that incredible speech last night (and I'm using "incredible" correctly), I can't bring myself to capitalize the "t'")

  5. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited
    Yesterday, 6:11 PM re: Hotel Chains Need To Start Offering More Personalized Add-on Services by by Alan Lewis, Dan McKone (Marketing: Travel - July 22)

    All you need is for the hotel to take care of things they are supposed to, not having customers contacting them 10 times over days for them to still not do it. Keep your personalization and nose out of my business. Just run yours and take care of your customers.

  6. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited
    Yesterday, 6:02 PM re: Selling Lifestyles Instead Of Products Through Content Marketing by by Ken Robbins, Columnist (Marketing: Health - July 22)

    Ibuprofen does not collect you data and track your every move to be sold to the highest bidder and stores it to be used to manipulate you. Wahoo Fitness does.

  7. Robert Barrows from R.M. Barrows, Inc. Advertising & Public Relations
    Yesterday, 5:58 PM re: Q&A: Marketing Attribution's Role In Demystifying Television Conversions by by Karlene Lukovitz, Staff Writer (Audience Buying Insider - July 22)

    The best way to measure the effectiveness of any kind of advertising is with some advertising math called “The Barrows Popularity Factor.” It shows you how you can actually QUANTIFY the relationship between your advertising and sales and it can help your company make a lot more money. Plus, the math is extremely easy to use and all of the calculations can be done by one person, in moments, with just a simple calculator. You can read all about it in a booklet called “The Barrows Popularity Factor.”

     

  8. Ed Papazian from Media Dynamics Inc
    Yesterday, 5:47 PM re: Cleveland Trump Show, Day 4: Candidate Gracelessly Accepts Nomination by by Adam Buckman, Featured Columnist (TVBlog - July 22)

    I too have thought of Mussolini when I watch Trump bobbing his head up and down and jutting out his jaw as if to say, "ain't I just wonderful" and I suspect that deep down inside the real Donald knows that he aint.

    As for future directions a total reform is needed----but will not come without some sort of revolution. For presidential elections, select candidates, nationally, by a vote of registered party mambers not this state by state nonsense. Make the campaign much shorter and fund it federally with real limits on spending and no more PACs. As for the voting, get rid of the Electoral College and let the candidate with the most votes nationally win----no more "swing states". Everybody's vote counts. Going beyond the election, I think term limits are needed, not only for the President but for the Senate, Congress and The Supreme Court. And why shouldn't the Court be elected? Gerrymandering----redo all of the state congressional districts to eliminate all of those ridiculous twisted squiggles designed to automatically elect one party's candidate over the other. "Pork", that's simple, each bill must have a single subject---no add-ons. Closing tax shelters and loopholes---yep, but really, no kidding around. I mcould go on and on and on-----

  9. Chuck Martin from Chuck Martin
    Yesterday, 4:59 PM re: Number Of Apple Watches Hitting The Market Drops By 55% by by Chuck Martin, Staff Writer (Connected Thinking - July 21)

    Good insights and advice (as usual), Doc.

  10. Tony Jarvis from Olympic Media Consultancy
    Yesterday, 2:45 PM re: Cleveland Trump Show, Day 4: Candidate Gracelessly Accepts Nomination by by Adam Buckman, Featured Columnist (TVBlog - July 22)

    Completly agree.  Or as Adam suggested, Mussolini.  However what would one expect from a narcissistic snake oil salesman? 
    Maybe its time for a real three party parliamentary type system in the US or, as a Republic, a Presidential election that is only allowed 6 weeks max from start to finish for a single term of 6 years?   Is it really any wonder that hits on sites about residing in Canada are up ~400%!  As suggested by Bill Maher on HBO, unfortunately there will be a wall built:  By the Canadians to keep us out!  Tragically not funny. 

  11. Kenneth Hittel from Ken Hittel
    Yesterday, 2:44 PM re: Political Awareness In The Facebook Age by by Kaila Colbin, Featured Contributor (Online Spin - July 22)

    Let me speak in defense of "filter bubbles." Some of us have spent years of our lives building, refining, revising, deepening our ideological biases on -- experience and knowledge. Whether or not we use Facebook -- I do not -- we indeed, over time, build up "filters," we are aware of them -- because we, generally, are aware -- and we are not, therefore afraid of them, or limited by them. We are not all Facebooked by our prejudices because we are well aware of how and why they have been built up as prejudices. As for "neutral"-- sorry, there is rarely such a thing and it is always, as even-handed always is, bullshit.

  12. Barbara Lippert from mediapost.com
    Yesterday, 2:14 PM re: The Ladies And The Trump by by Barbara Lippert, Featured Columnist (Mad Blog - July 21)

    Thanks for the insightful comments, everybody. If there is war within the Trump camp, Melania is odd girl out and Ivanka has clearly won. (Melania refused to go the VP announcement, reportedly because she didn't agree with the pick, which was the work of the kids.)  There is also an interesting side story about the fact that Trump can allow his daughter to be many things-- business person, mother, wife,  but his own wife is a good looking accessory who better get used to his neglect. Maybe that was always the deal. But Melania sure seemed cold and unhappy last night. 

  13. Robb Martin from Mile High Services
    Yesterday, 1:59 PM re: Cleveland Trump Show, Day 4: Candidate Gracelessly Accepts Nomination by by Adam Buckman, Featured Columnist (TVBlog - July 22)

    Amen, brother. Pathetic attempt at brain washing the American public. And, gee, I already thought America is GREAT. This guy is definately not, repeat not, presidential material.  BTW, anyone recognize how similar Trump's delivery was compared to historic footage of Hiter's rants?

  14. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited
    Yesterday, 1:31 PM re: The New GOP Populism: America On A Precipice by by Philip Rosenstein, Staff Writer (Red, White & Blog - July 22)

    Also continually omitted is the republican congress and senate blocking all funding, including for Zika, and all laws regarding help and job creation and income and healthcare or protections of any sort. They always omit their own failings. Indentured servitude is their goal.

  15. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited
    Yesterday, 1:24 PM re: It's Official: Roger Ailes Is Out At Fox by by Wayne Friedman (Television News Daily - July 21)

    Doesn't mean the fake news channel will become less dispicable or Ailes suffers from a $40 (?) million buyout so to speak at his senior age. Where is his next meal going to come from ? And how is going to live ?

  16. Matt Cooper from Addroid
    Yesterday, 1:05 PM re: How Advertisers Ruined Display by by Ross Fadner (Show Daily: Videos - July 22)

    You know it's been a while since I've read "the banner is dead." I remember hearing it first in 2005. Seems like every 6 months someone musters up the moxie to blow the room up with this bold and daring statement. See you in another 6 months. 

  17. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited
    Yesterday, 12:46 PM re: The Ladies And The Trump by by Barbara Lippert, Featured Columnist (Mad Blog - July 21)

    Wonderful, Barbara. On top of everything or that is before everything, the bought and paid for plastic robot said she wrote the speech pretty much by herself directly to one of the major networks aired for the world to see. She started modeling at 19 outside of her home county where they were and still grasping for work and away from persecution. So there is no degree in anything from any university as she and Drumpf claims. She tried the reality route on talk shows a few years back. But she couldn't afford a babysitter for her kid and she disappeared from show schedules. This is the Borgia Family. 

  18. Patrick Stroh from Brunner
    Yesterday, 12:32 PM re: How Advertisers Ruined Display by by Ross Fadner (Show Daily: Videos - July 22)

    Stay tuned for the same thing in AR- and VR-based advertising.
    Virtual zombies with sandwich boards, etc. The big question is -- can we develop an adblocker for those platforms?

  19. Ed Papazian from Media Dynamics Inc
    Yesterday, 12:25 PM re: Q&A: Marketing Attribution's Role In Demystifying Television Conversions by by Karlene Lukovitz, Staff Writer (Audience Buying Insider - July 22)

    All very nice in theory but how do you apply these methods to "linear TV" when you don''t have viewer by viewer audience or sales response data? Even assuming that the only metric that counts for a branding campaign is whether the targeted viewer ran out and bought your product---what, the same night, the next day, a week later, a month later. etc.--how do you you account for the many interacting variables? What data is employed? Or are we really talking about a research panel operation where "viewing" is interfaced with purchase?

    I have seen numerous attempts to correlate TV household set usage data with UPC scanner data on product purchase from the same homes. Such investigations are nothing new and they show that TV advertising, like most advertising, works. However, when they tried to evaluate specific components of a TV campaign---like brands using more or less primetime, relative to other daypart mixes, the findings were often inconclusive. Obviously, breaking it down on a show by show basis would be even more problematical----or have we found a solution that allows us to definitively isolate the effect of every ad exposure?

    I am not against the core idea, but I would like to see an explanation of how it would actually work  for an ongoing "linear TV' ad campaign.

  20. Aarona Jordan from CBS Digital
    Yesterday, 11:39 AM re: The Ladies And The Trump by by Barbara Lippert, Featured Columnist (Mad Blog - July 21)

    Excellent comment. Thanks Barbara, you always inspire and inform.

  21. Jeff Sawyer from GH
    Yesterday, 11:26 AM re: The Ladies And The Trump by by Barbara Lippert, Featured Columnist (Mad Blog - July 21)

    Great piece.
    Can I quote you on that?
    :)

  22. Theodore G. Zavales from East House Creative
    Yesterday, 10:55 AM re: It's Official: Roger Ailes Is Out At Fox by by Wayne Friedman (Television News Daily - July 21)

    With apologies to T. S. Eliot,

    Mr. Ailes tenure ends "...not with a bang...".

    Most definitely not.


    Pax,

     

     

    Z

  23. Feminista Fan from The Past, Present and Future
    Yesterday, 10:51 AM re: The Ladies And The Trump by by Barbara Lippert, Featured Columnist (Mad Blog - July 21)

    From the title of this column to the very last word, this is the most insightful and entertaining review of the "Unconvention" I have heard or read.  Pure brilliance.