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Gordon Hotchkiss

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  • Gordon attended OMMA Global at Advertising Week, September 27, 2010

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  • Clear, Simple -- And Wrong by Gord Hotchkiss (Media Insider on 04/02/2019)

    Thank you Nicholas...Gord (or Gary)..whatever works...

  • Beijing's Real-Life 'Black Mirror' Episode by Gord Hotchkiss (Media Insider on 02/26/2019)

    Phillip..it does, from a Western perspective. Ironically, this other perpspective was posted today: https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/613027/chinas-social-credit-system-isnt-as-orwellian-as-it-sounds/

  • Why We No Longer Want To Know What's True by Gord Hotchkiss (Media Insider on 08/28/2018)

    Not true Paula...MP has always had my back. From Ken (Fadner) on down I have had nothing but support from the folks at MediaPost.

  • Advertising Meets Its Slippery Slope by Gord Hotchkiss (Media Insider on 05/08/2018)

    George...I agree with you from a purely transactional basis - this type of data is more actionable. I was looking at this from more of a branding/psychological basis. If there's one thing we've learning about marketing - it's that it's happening at all levels and on multiple fronts. For me, the selective segmentation of markets based on belief proclivity and then manipulating the information fed to that segment is a canary in a coalmine.

  • What The Hell Is 'Time Spent' With Advertising, Anyway? by Gord Hotchkiss (Media Insider on 04/03/2018)

    Jack...sure..content deserves to be paid for. I'm not arguing that. What I'm arguing against is the oversimplification of the answers to that problem.

  • Too Many Fish In The Sea: The Search For Brand Love by Gord Hotchkiss (Online Spin on 02/21/2017)

    Thanks Esther. Ordered and in my Kindle "to read" queue. Stay tuned!

  • The Vanishing Value Of The Truth by Gord Hotchkiss (Online Spin on 01/24/2017)

    I should have let Clint write the column..as he has much more expertise in Alternate Facts than I do. Your link is taken from an angle to show a full crowd. A much more objective analysis is here:http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/24/fact-check-inauguration-crowd-size/96984496/. But at the end of the day..I'm probably not going to change what you believe based on verifiable facts..and that was the whole point of the column.

  • When Evolution (And Democracy) Get It Wrong by Gord Hotchkiss (Online Spin on 11/01/2016)

    Paula and John - very interesting thread you've started. I think I'll follow up on this in next week's column.

  • The Rise Of The Audience Marketplace by Gord Hotchkiss (Online Spin on 08/30/2016)

    Thanks all for your comments. I actually just submitted tomorrow's column before the recent round of comments. There's a lot of potential follow up here..especially Esther and Doc's contributions. I'll be ruminating further on this.

  • Media Buying Just Tip Of Advertising's Disruptive Iceberg by Gord Hotchkiss (Online Spin on 08/09/2016)

    Thanks Ed and Maarten...great points. Regarding the "Hub" concept, I probably didn't add enough of my own thoughts on this topic, as it wasn't the main point of my column. Rather than a hub, I would place my bets on an aggregated media marketplace that is more democratized than our current models. I think audience identification and customization based on multiple (and smarter) segmentation criteria will move media buying to "audience" acquisition. These thoughts are admittedly off the top of my head. Perhaps I'll fully bake them in a future column. Regarding Maarten's comments on filtering - we essentially agree. I meant "objectivity" and "reliability" in terms of what the consumer perceives those things to be. There are all kinds of biases and personal preferences still in place, but I do contend that we are looking for information sources that we perceive as objective and reliable.

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