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    It's time to abandon this trope, which every senior marketer uses to describe their "unique" approach to strategy and the ways in which they should be evaluated.
  • Influencer Marketing's Downward Ethical Spiral
    The whole point of influencer marketing is to make it appear that these people are genuine fans of these products. This -- of course -- is bullshit.
  • Is Roger McNamee The Howard Beale Of Our Time?
    McNamee, like the fictional Beale in "Network," is trying to warn us about a danger in our society -- in McNamee's case, Facebook rather than TV.
  • Finally, A Use Case For Blockchain
    She is speaking into a microphone, wearing a red sleeveless dress and a dramatic necklace. But wait -- why does she look so much like Steve Buscemi?
  • D2C Brands Are Not Your Father's Marketers -- Not By A Mile
    D2C marketing is not about advertising, but about innovative products solving well-known, widely shared and seemingly intractable consumer problems.
  • The Netflixification Of TV
    I recently heard the concept of TV as a "service," and the idea resonated with me - a concept that goes beyond cord-cutting, into the next generation of television.
  • Reality Vs. Meta-Reality
    Real is what we perceive with our senses at the time it happens. Meta-real is how we reshape reality after the fact and then preserve it for future reference.
  • NY Tech Wins Big!
    The synergies of new startups, big tech, and an engaged venture community are a pretty powerful elixir.
  • 6 Advertising Challenges To Resolve -- And 1 Cause To Address
    The WFA has issued a call to action to the industry we all represent. It's asking for ideas on six topics, which will be evaluated prior to the Global Marketer Week event.
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