Crumple It Up," you'll see what I mean.] It was my friend Gill Potter (super genius, BTW) who first raised the idea internally that we were really becoming a media company. That concept blew my mind back then - and to some extent it still does. The difference is that it really is possible today - whereas in 2009 that was probably something of a stretch.
That's why I'm so excited that Michael Brito, one of the worlds leading thinkers on the subject, is joining our WCG team in San Francisco. Take a look at the interactive image capsule below to see why we're so enthusiastic about it:
Additionally, you can check out the podcast interview that my colleague Aaron Strout did with Michael on the decision he made to come to WCG - just click the "Play" button below!
So let me say a big WELCOME in this space - both to Michael and the concept of Brand-As-Media!
Monday, November 11, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
The latest bit that caused my jaw to drop was the privacy/security debate's congressional hearings. Thank goodness for Stephen Colbert, who absolutely skewered the guilty party (in this case the Honorable Mike Rogers, a Republican from Michigan) and did so in hilarious fashion. Check it out here (the Rogers segment starts 2 minutes into the segment):
The privacy violations to which our government has subjected us (and lied about over and over again) are bad enough ... but to try and cover them up with logic that wouldn't fool a second grader (I know; I tried it this week) is absolutely shameful. How many incumbents are going to have trouble in their next election bid after stunts like this one?