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  • 'Show Me The Money' In College Sports by Cory Treffiletti (Media Insider on 07/14/2021)

    While I agree with you that players with brand recognition should be allowed to make deals, you have to understand that all this is doing is adding another layer of corruption to a system that has been extraordinarily corrupt for decades. You can be sure that those brand players have been getting paid by wealthy alumni ( re: " car dealers") in the form of jobs for their relatives, shopping sprees, free meals, loaned cars and everyone's favorite...cash. I don't  see this changing with the new opportunity to make money above the table.

  • Know When To Fold 'Em by George Simpson (MediaDailyNews on 04/01/2021)

    Cheers John. Hope all is well down under. I know it's been a tough year but you Aussies are a tough bunch.  I'll miss hearing your POV.  g

  • Know When To Fold 'Em by George Simpson (MediaDailyNews on 04/01/2021)

    13 years at Neweeks (then owned by Wash Post) in marketing/ PR, a short stop in corporate comms at Simon & Schuster then my own PR firm since 1986. Worked with agencies as clients, but was never on staff. g

  • Know When To Fold 'Em by George Simpson (MediaDailyNews on 04/01/2021)

    Thank you all for your generous comments, but this is not a joke. No one wants to be the guy at the dinner party everyone is silently hoping will shut the hell up and just go home. I may write again from time to time, but for now it is a fond farewell and thanks for reading. g

  • Know When To Fold 'Em by George Simpson (MediaDailyNews on 04/01/2021)

    Thank you JS. As Ted Koppel once said when asked why Nightline wasn't a full hour, "I rather leave an audience wanting more instead of getting bored."

  • How NOT To Do Corporate Social Media by Kaila Colbin (Media Insider on 03/26/2021)

    Scott Keeler: when a column is marked "commentary" as this one is, it is meant to signal that this is not in fact a "news" story, but an opinion by the author.  If you have a "huge lesson" for readers, then give it. But it will only be regarded as your opinion - as it should be in this space. 

  • Does Ad-Supported Cable Ruin Audience Experience? by George Simpson (MediaDailyNews on 02/04/2021)

    Thank you Ed, all valid points. My issue is really not so much commercials per se but the frequency and duration of the pods which I think deters a certain amount of viewing.  It many ways it sends the signal: "we really don't care about you."

  • Are We Just Playing 3-Card Monte With Ad Fraud? by George Simpson (MediaDailyNews on 12/17/2020)

    So true James. But I recall it cost me a couple hundred bucks to learn that it is a well run scam.

  • Can You Reach Rapprochement With Your Trumpist Neighbors? by George Simpson (MediaDailyNews on 11/05/2020)

    Right you are. But I wasn't sure it would keep going up (after all "we have rounded the corner"). Even at 10,000  a day it's a national disgrace.

  • Can You Reach Rapprochement With Your Trumpist Neighbors? by George Simpson (MediaDailyNews on 11/05/2020)

    David: Most of these folks have at least a HS degree and many of them college degrees. I think the problem comes in the echo chamber of only reading what coincides with their prior convictions.  Not sure how you teach intellectual curiosity. 

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