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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

How this 30-year-old is making millions selling wildly Instagram-able boozy ice cream

CNBC--Last year, videos of ice cream company Tipsy Scoop crafting pints of its alcohol-infused desserts, named for cocktails like "vanilla bean bourbon," went viral on Facebook.
October 23, 2017 Go to CNBC

Jim Carrey finds the man on the moon in this trailer for Jim And Andy: The Great Beyond

The A.V. Club--Milos Forman’s 1999 Andy Kaufman biopic Man On The Moon was largely based around star Jim Carrey recreating some of the most famous moments from the weirdo comedian’s life, but the recreations didn’t stop when the cameras weren’t rolling. In this trailer for Chris Smith’s behind-the-scenes documentary Jim And Andy: The Great Beyond, Carrey is practically overtaken by Kaufman, first stunning co-stars Danny DeVito and Paul Giamatti with the accuracy of his impression and then frustrating them with how far he continues to take it. The documentary features footage that was reportedly kept under wraps for years because Universal didn’t want people to think Carrey “was an asshole,” but that’s probably just the line that you have to walk when trying to present a faithful portrayal of a guy like Kaufman.
October 19, 2017 Go to The A.V. Club

50 Of The Best Screenplays To Read And Download In Every Genre

Script Coverage | Hollywood Script Doctors | Script Reader Pro--Here's a mega list of fifty best screenplays to read for aspiring screenwriters.
October 18, 2017 Go to Script Coverage | Hollywood Script Doctors | Script Reader Pro

Guillermo del Toro is Making a Michael Mann Documentary

/Film--Acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is making a Michael Mann documentary that focuses on the filmmaker behind gritty crime dramas like Heat & Collateral.
October 16, 2017 Go to /Film

Ads Are Killing the Web: Are You Part of the Problem?

Content Marketing Institute--Forget crappy ads. Go all in for valuable content online. Get the six steps for digitally decent content for your brand – Content Marketing Institute
October 15, 2017 Go to Content Marketing Institute

How do you hire a marketing technologist?

--Employers and candidates may not even be speaking the same language in this emerging sector. So how do you stand out and connect with top talent in a competitive market?
October 15, 2017 Go to article

At Global Frankfurt, Publishing Is Local, Political

Beyond the Book--In 1989, the last time French authors and publishers were Guest of Honor at Frankfurt Book Fair the Berlin Wall still stood. Yet in 2017, along the miles of aisles across multiple trade show comple…
October 15, 2017 Go to Beyond the Book

10 Things Confident People Won't Do

--In The Empire Strikes Back, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an X-wing fighter from a swamp. Luke mutters, “I don’t believe it.” Yoda replies, “That is why you fail.”
October 13, 2017 Go to article

I'm Making My Own Shows And You Should Too - chrisbrogan.com

chrisbrogan.com--I know that I’m a bit weird and unique. I started blogging back in 1998. I launched a podcast in 2005. I’ve been doing video since 2006. But there’s a reason and I want to share it with you. Why I Make My Own Shows I grew up in the 70s and 80s. Back then, …
October 12, 2017 Go to chrisbrogan.com

Watch Out! Difficult-to-Detect Phishing Attack Can Steal Your Apple ID Password

The Hacker News--This Difficult-to-Detect Phishing Attack Can Easily Steal Your Apple ID Password
October 11, 2017 Go to The Hacker News