AUSTIN, TEXAS -- The thing about SXSW is, it's eclectic. Pay no mind to the stereotype of bearded hipsters stumbling around actual reality trying to pioneer enhanced reality. On Saturday, I ran into so many other distinct characters pursuing distinct endeavors.
News Item: Under siege from Democrats and fellow Republicans about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' false confirmation-hearing testimony, President Trump took to Twitter over the weekend to change the subject, accusing his predecessor of illegally tapping his phones.
An annual tribute to all that is not real, by and for personas that are not real but inhabiting bodies that are, ahem, augmented reality, presuming to weigh in on political affairs that are all too real.
To our community: On our journey to rule the world, we often discuss products we're building and the promises we shall later renege on. Today I want to focus on the most important question of all: do we yet own your DNA?
The media, the intelligence agencies, the judiciary and next...Nordstrom?
The real loser Sunday night was nothing less than Trumpism, which was repudiated bigly by the advertisers. Some of the biggest companies in the world spent fortunes to voice an alternative to the resentment, suspicion, fear, ignorance and blind hatred that brought Donald Trump to power.
It's not just the Biggest Day for Advertising, it's kind of the Only Day for Advertising -- when armies of frightened marketers, agency people and production houses are at pains to come up withs something memorable. Naturally, this will not end well.
SEAN SPICER: We recognize the important role of a thriving media in a democracy, namely to blame it for all that we do wrong. As such, we're announcing that the Trump Administration will take charge.
There is no surprise in the news that FTC Chair Edith Ramirez is leaving the agency. And not just because a Republican will take the chair. It is because the FTC will basically cease to exist.
Here are two sentences that don't seem to match: This may well be a watershed moment in marketing communication. AOL is at the vanguard.