Analysis

The Week In Branded Content (March 23rd)
Mar 23, 2018

I think what Cambridge Analytica has tried to sell is magic. It made claims that this data is incredibly accurate and it tells you everything there is to tell about you. But the reality is it’s not that. If you look at the data carefully those claims quickly fall apart. ” – – Dr. Aleksandr […]

The Week In Branded Content (16th March)
Mar 16, 2018

Fifteen years ago, when we were coming here to Austin to talk about the internet, it was this magical place that was different from the rest of the world. It was a subset and everyone was cool. There were some spammers, but that was kind of it. And now it just reflects the world. When […]

The Week In Branded Content (March 9th)
Mar 09, 2018

We’ve been stuffing content with ads for way too long, and across the landscape, you can see the negative impact it’s had. For too long, everyone has been leaning into what has worked in the past, but that’s not what is going to work moving forward. The bottom falls out quickly if you don’t meet […]

The Week In Branded Content (March 2nd)
Mar 02, 2018

I was not hippie or haute couture; it was something very different. It was also the start of ready-to-wear. There were no real brands doing that. I started fashion shows for ready-to-wear because I didn’t understand why there weren’t any. The syndicate of the haute couture didn’t recognize this so I started to organize shows […]

The Week In Branded Content (Feb 23rd)
Feb 23, 2018

Any disciple in which people are judged by the peers and not people who use the products is going to rot. These fields start to diverge into some kind of cyber argument rather than reality” – – Nassim Taleb   –   VIDEO OF THE WEEK THIS WEEK’S MOST INTERESTING   Juventus and All Blacks […]

The Week In Branded Content (Feb 16th)
Feb 16, 2018

Who ever knew there was going to be a real Margaritaville? I didn’t write the song ever thinking it was gonna be a place you would live.” – Jimmy Buffet   –   VIDEO OF THE WEEK THIS WEEK’S MOST INTERESTING   Virgin Atlantic Draw A 200 Mile Love Heart Over UK Skies For Valentines […]

The Week In Branded Content (9th Feb)
Feb 09, 2018

We want a new space race” – Elon Musk   –   VIDEO OF THE WEEK THIS WEEK’S MOST INTERESTING   Director Taika Waititi Offers a Hilarious Introduction to Thor: Ragnarok Thor: Ragnarok is already, unapologetically, a Taika Waititi movie. It’s off-the-wall, hilarious, bright, and wonderful. There couldn’t possibly be a way to make it […]

The Week In Branded Content (2nd Feb)
Feb 02, 2018

The people who are most stuck in the world are those who see hegemonic positions now and don’t believe that now can be disrupted — despite the fact that what exists now only exists because everything’s been disrupted. At the beginning of my career, the hegemonic position was held by ITV and the big commercial […]

The Week In Branded Content (Jan 26th)
Jan 26, 2018

We believe that independent storytellers have the power to challenge and even shift the culture, and that’s really what the Sundance Film Festival is all about. This year’s Festival is full of beautifully told, artful stories that provoke dialogue, build empathy and empower audiences to connect to the universal human experience.” – – Trevor Groth […]

The Week In Branded Content (Jan 15th)
Jan 15, 2018

Human beings don’t want to be controlled by machines. And we are increasingly being controlled by machines. We are addicted to our phones, fed information by algorithms we don’t understand, at risk of losing our jobs to robots. This is likely to be the narrative of the next thirty years.” – – Fred Wilson / […]

The Week In Branded Content (Dec 15th)
Jan 02, 2018

How many unbanked people have we banked? How much censorship-resistant commerce for the common people have we enabled? How many dapps have we created that have substantial usage? Low added value per user for using a blockchain is fine, but then you have to make up for it in volume. How much value is stored […]

The Week In Branded Content (Dec 8th)
Dec 08, 2017

We feel that we have to pull out all the stops at this point. This is not a time to sit back and let any tool available to us go unused. If this stands, and we certainly are going to be challenging it in whatever way we can, but if it stands we could see […]