1. Barbara Lippert from mediapost.com
    over 1 hour ago re: Golden Bachelor Bombshell! by by Barbara Lippert, Columnist (Mad Blog - April 13)

    Yup! But he was such a good actor in the beginning! 

  2. Steve Berger from Patriot Media Group
    2 hours ago re: Golden Bachelor Bombshell! by by Barbara Lippert, Columnist (Mad Blog - April 13)

    I figured this was probably a scam...a true advertising ploy

  3. Charles Pierce from Private
    2 hours ago re: Google Begins Removing Links To California News Websites On Its Platform by by Laurie Sullivan (MediaDailyNews - April 14)

    It should also be noted that MICROSOFT is impacted as it has Bing search engine, and it is one of the largest news Aggregator with Microsoft Start, which shares news in every new Tab opened in Microsoft Edge browser.

    Technically, news publishers get shared revenued through the Microsoft Start program, but I don't know if CJPA would impact the Microsoft Start revenue streams. 

  4. Dave Morgan from Simulmedia
    3 hours ago re: What I Learned Searching For $25B In 2023 U.S. CTV Ad Spend by by Dave Morgan, Featured Contributor (Media Insider - April 11)

    John, you're not being too cynical. No question that a big chunk of the fraud in the digial ad business is off-shore, making it very hard for regulators in the US and other western nations to investigate and prosecute, ever when it is obvious.

  5. Ben B from Retired
    April 13, 2024, 12:06 AM re: For Three Decades, TV And O.J. Simpson Were Intertwined by by Adam Buckman, Featured Columnist (TVBlog - April 12)

    I was a teenager when the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson & Ron Goldman happen. I wasn't born when OJ was playing for USC, NFL Bills & 49ERS, known who OJ was from the Hertz ads, as an actor and being in the studio for NFL coverage for NBC. I watched that Bronco chase like most of America I flipped it to CBS, ABC, a little bit of NBC/NBA Finals CNN as well,  Fox at the time didn't have news for local Fox stations as WXMI Fox17 just aired syndication programming a repeat of Arsenio Hall Show that ended month before in May.

    The verdict I was offsite from high school for work experience since I was in special ED which I didn't get paid as I wasn't old enough to work in the work shop I worked with the plants and also planting them as well. I know you don't care everyone was watching for the verdict to be read if OJ would be found guilty or not guilty, a the time I thought OJ was not guilty a year after the verdict I thought he was guilty of murder. This is my opinion I think OJ had CTE not making it an excuse for the killings of Nicole Brown Simpson & Ron Goldman wrong place at the wrong time.

  6. Ben B from Retired
    April 12, 2024, 11:36 PM re: O.J. Sidebar, Not Really by by Joe Mandese (Planning & Buying Insider - April 12)

    Good story Joe. I wasn't glued to the OJ Simpson Trial only saw parts of the trial from time to time and the verdict was off sight from high school at the time for work experience being in special ed, wasn't old enough to get paid and worked with the plants and planting them I know no cares. Everyone was watching the TV for the verdict being read we all know it was not guilty I'll admit I thought OJ was not guilty not until a year later after the verdict I changed my mind that OJ was guilty and a murderer.

    I think that OJ Simpson had CTE not making that as an excuse for OJ killing his wife Nicole Brown Simpson & Ron Goldman who Ron was at the wrong place at the wrong time. I get the Goldman family saying no big lost to the world and honoring Ron as well to the Brown family as well honoring Nicole. When OJ died the murders were going to be mentioned along with his USC & NFL along with the Hertz ads. I wasn't born when OJ was playing for the Bills & 49ERS just known of OJ from the ads the actor in the Naked Gun Franchise along with his studio work for NFL coverage for NBC.

  7. Steven Cohn from Ex-Media Industry Newsletter
    April 12, 2024, 7:55 PM re: O.J. Sidebar, Not Really by by Joe Mandese (Planning & Buying Insider - April 12)

    Joe:  Terrific O.J. Simpson remembrances from you, Barbara and Adam.  From a magazine standpoint, 'Time' generated controversy with its June 29, 1994, cover of a 'sinister'-looking O.J. allegedly enhanced by airbrushing.  The Internet was nascent 30 years ago,  but--applying today's technology--an activated smartphone carried by Nicole Brown Simpson and/or Ron Goldman or a video camera from Nicole's building could have made the infamous 'glove doesn't fit' irrelevant. 

  8. John Grono from GAP Research
    April 12, 2024, 7:26 PM re: What I Learned Searching For $25B In 2023 U.S. CTV Ad Spend by by Dave Morgan, Featured Contributor (Media Insider - April 11)

    Being cynical Dave, maybe a chunk of it ended up in off-shore tax havens.

  9. John Antil from University of Delaware
    April 12, 2024, 6:11 PM re: Postal Rates Climb: But Delivery Is Dragging by by Ray Schultz, Columnist (Publishing Insider - April 11)

    The delivery times of all mail seem to have become a major problem. I know that letters that are to be signed by me have been left in mail box and no delivery attempt been made. I was told by postal employee that the only ones that will ever get signed and therefore there on time are those that have the mail deleivered to your door. If you have a mailbox at the street, they will not go to your door....just not done the right way and everyone knows it but makes no difference. Also found out that routes are designed to take 8 hours but if the postman gets his assigned route done sooner, you just go home with full pay...apparently the averate time at work is more like 6 hours and getting paid for 8 hours......but they also say that it is very, very hard to hire anyone since "no one wants to work". I agree witht that statement for sure. Just try to hire a teenager to help around the house.....none available!  I think most all of them are in thier basements playing video games.

  10. Dave Morgan from Simulmedia
    April 12, 2024, 10:12 AM re: What I Learned Searching For $25B In 2023 U.S. CTV Ad Spend by by Dave Morgan, Featured Contributor (Media Insider - April 11)

    Great points Gordon, and I love the forest ranger analogy!

  11. Gordon Borrell from Borrell Associates
    April 12, 2024, 9:40 AM re: What I Learned Searching For $25B In 2023 U.S. CTV Ad Spend by by Dave Morgan, Featured Contributor (Media Insider - April 11)

    If anyone doubts $25b in spending, they'll suffer a coniption when you start adding the unseen "local" spending.  At the local level, 13% of advertisers were buying OTT/CTV at the end of 2023, spending an average of $7,300 annually (per Borrell's Q3 2023 survey of 1,900 local businesses). Some of that video winds up on traditional OTT platforms as spot, but a lot of it gets inserted into videos on the 5,000 TV, radio (yes, radio), newspaper and other sites that go unseen by big tracking companies. As any forest ranger will tell you, you'll count about 50 trees in an aerial photo of one acre of forest, but 200 if you're on the ground.

  12. Dave Morgan from Simulmedia
    April 11, 2024, 12:54 PM re: Where Did The $25 Billion Of 2023 U.S. CTV Ad Spend Actually Go? by by Dave Morgan, Featured Contributor (Media Insider - April 04)

    So true Jack, Thanks!

  13. liu change hsien from nectw721.com
    April 11, 2024, 11:01 AM re: LinkedIn Settles Battle Over Faulty Ad Metrics by by Wendy Davis (MediaDailyNews - April 09)

    hello nice to see you all today
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  14. Ed Papazian from Media Dynamics Inc
    April 11, 2024, 9:22 AM re: Brakes Let You Drive Fast: Lawyers' Expanded Role In Advertising by by Christopher Wlach (Marketing Insider - April 10)

    Interesting, Christopher.

    Tied in with this is the degree to which advertising media are---or are not---regulated by the Feds and state or local governments. In the case of broadcast radio and TV the Feds issue licenses to stations which can be revoked if they engage in dishonest or anti -public interest activities. So this has always been a huge check on the baddies.  The broadcast networks, recognizing this, have made sure to keep themselves as clean as possible---including scrutinizing commercials to see  if their claims have any factual backing---before allowing them on the air. In contrast, cable was not regulated---however, most programmers had the good sense not to stir up the Fed's interest--so, they too, have kept it pretty straight.

    Enter, digital and as with cable there was no overt regulation, but unlike the broadast TV networks and the cable channels, it seems that many digital media ad sellers have been either directly fleecing advertisers or otherwise acting irresponsibly regarding ad placements, and the nature of their content.

    It's looking as if the slumberiing giant---the Feds, including Congress ----has finally awoken about digital media's ethical  and other issues and is grinding its way towards partial or full regulation. This may be done in the usual heavy-handed manner and is something for advertisers to watch closely---as the effectiveness of their digital media campaigns may be in question.

  15. Ben B from Retired
    April 10, 2024, 7:51 PM re: AI Customer Service: Not Quite Ready For Prime Time by by Gord Hotchkiss, Featured Contributor (Media Insider - April 09)

    Hope you got the landline working again Gord from the human. AI doesn't know jack about costomer service.

  16. Ben B from Retired
    April 10, 2024, 7:31 PM re: UFL Tries Again For More Football TV: Call The Right Promo Play by by Wayne Friedman, Staff Writer (TV Watch - April 10)

    I was surprised that the Michigan Panthers made it to UFL one of the 4 from the new USFL that was picked, odd to see Ford Field not packed into the stands unlike when the Detroit Lions as it is always a sellout and a waiting list for season tickets the first time that has happen. Detroit is a Lions town I hope that the Lions sign Jake Bates that guy has a leg hitting a 64 yard FG and 62 yarder as well.

  17. Jack Wakshlag from Media Strategy, Research & Analytics
    April 10, 2024, 2:50 PM re: Where Did The $25 Billion Of 2023 U.S. CTV Ad Spend Actually Go? by by Dave Morgan, Featured Contributor (Media Insider - April 04)

    There are few around that keep fighting the good fight while there are plenty of folks with fear of finding out (FOFO) lest their bosses see and understand how they have allowed companies to be fleeced.  Keep up the good fight!!

  18. Ed Papazian from Media Dynamics Inc
    April 10, 2024, 12:55 PM re: UFL Tries Again For More Football TV: Call The Right Promo Play by by Wayne Friedman, Staff Writer (TV Watch - April 10)

    Wayne, it has long been established that if there is an over- supply of a certain kind of TV content---whether it be science fiction, westerns, big money guiz shows, tell-it-like-it -is sitcoms--whatever---after a while average minute ratings begin to tumble as many people grow tired of the copy cats and me-too shows. One of the reasons why the NFL does so much better than baseball or pro basketball in the Nielsens is that there isn't too much of it---and, consequently, each game is more important. Contrast this with the MLB or NBA seasons which feature a host of who cares games and are set up so that many of the teams make the post season---even with dismal records. If the pro footballers go in this direction and overextend themselves with new, but not very good, "alternative" leagues and more games in the off-season they run the risk of damaging their core viewer motivation franchise. Less may trump more in this case.

  19. Douglas Ferguson from College of Charleston
    April 9, 2024, 3:10 PM re: Streaming Program Discovery Becomes More Challenging - More Cancellations To Come? by by Wayne Friedman, Staff Writer (TV Watch - April 09)

    Nobody has to remember where the shows are. They just look it up on the web browser on their phone: "where is _______ streaming now?"

  20. Ben B from Retired
    April 8, 2024, 7:57 PM re: Big Media Storms To Come: Paramount Global Moving Through Rough Seas by by Wayne Friedman, Staff Writer (TV Watch - April 08)

    I think the spinoffs shut down when Charter Spectrum & Paramount reach a new deal TeenNick goes as that is a zoombie channel along with NickToons, NickMusic, MTVU, BET spinoffs, maybe MTV Classic stays and maybe MTV Live as well. I could see Pop TV going and a few others etc. Kinda surprised that Paramunt hasn't shutdown the smaller networks what NBCU did for a few years ago.

  21. Dan Ciccone from STACKED Entertainment
    April 8, 2024, 3:35 PM re: Consumers Have Much To Learn About EVs by by Tanya Gazdik, Staff Writer (Drive Time - April 08)

    Consumers aren't worried about the ride or the comfort of an EV - they're concerned about not being able to drive freely, a lack of charging stations, and having a 10 hour trip take 2 days because the average EV needs 8 hours to charge fully. I don't know anyone who owns an EV who doesn't have to rent a car when they want to take the family on a trip because they don't want to waste half their vacation looking for charging stations and then waiting 6+ hours to fill up the car.  Whether the test track is 90,000 sq feet or 200,000 sq feet, it doesn't change the reality of the moment.

    And those who do their research actually understand that EV's are worse for the enviornment than hybrids. All you are doing is swapping out carbon monoxide for thousands of pounds of toxic, difficult to mine, difficult to dispose, raw materials...and you're still getting most of your electricity to fill these batteries with fossil fuels that are powering these homes.

    EVs in their current state are not a one size fits all and consumers understand that. 

  22. Dave Morgan from Simulmedia
    April 8, 2024, 11:55 AM re: Where Did The $25 Billion Of 2023 U.S. CTV Ad Spend Actually Go? by by Dave Morgan, Featured Contributor (Media Insider - April 04)

    Thanks Gabe, I am convinced that we can make the industry better with more folks asking questions? And with more transparency.

  23. Dave Morgan from Simulmedia
    April 8, 2024, 11:54 AM re: Where Did The $25 Billion Of 2023 U.S. CTV Ad Spend Actually Go? by by Dave Morgan, Featured Contributor (Media Insider - April 04)

    Thanks Jim, I love the Colorado River comparison!