Do you invest more in people or gear?

There was a job posting over on a message list I follow, and it got me to thinking. It seems that lots of companies feel safer and more comfortable about investing in a lot of high end equipment, but then want to find people to work on spec or for very little pay or for fame. As a creator though, I have…

Are You Addicted to Big Numbers?

I love math. It has an uncanny way of teasing apart the truth, but alas, it can also just as easily be used selectively to manipulate or create false impressions. And if we get addicted to a certain type of math – tracking eyeballs and households for example – then we can be inadvertently wasting time and money on our way to…

HAF Members – Let’s Get the Jan 24 Party Started

I’ve been asked to speak at the Hawaii Advertising Federation annual “university” this coming January, 24, 2008. Since I want to evangelize about new media, I’ll be using our blog to start connecting with the members as well as asking for input from others of you who have opinions and recommendations. For the members of HAF: * what do you love and…

Why the new Facebook “Endorse” Model Works for Me

Today Facebook announced that it will allow companies to create profiles inside the social networking website. Individual users can then endorse or be “fan” of said company. Just like Facebook, independent media producers can serve as a very valuable filter for their audiences when it comes to products and services. In more crass terms, stop being ashamed of having corporate sponsorship, and…

Will I see you Honolulu colleagues at MegaComm tomorrow?

I am speaking at MegaComm 2007: Hawaii 5.0, the combined PRSA and IABC Annual meeting on Friday, Oct 12 in Honolulu, HI. I’ve re-produced the conference info for you here. I am going to try to find time to mention this case study from Robert French, among other things. Thanks to Steven E. Streight for the referral on “Twitter”:http://www.twitter.com/roxannedarling. Leave us your…

Links from Rox’s Talk at PNME

Here’s the link to my talk at PNME (link has expired) I am giving an overview of the many things to consider for business video podcasting – from technology to audience interaction. Hope you’ll join me in Ballroom A – and there will be a DVD for sale afterwards. CC Chapman – Social Networking Expert Jim Kirks – The Clip Show Viral…