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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.

17 Tools Your Marketing Cannot Do Without in 2017

MarketingProfs--What marketing tools should your company be using right now? Check out these 17 modern marketing tools - some new, some tried and true, all totally useful.
September 29, 2017 Go to MarketingProfs

The Best Social Media Influencers Do These 5 Things

adweek--Opinion: I recently spoke with Instagram star and YouTube personality Zach King about what it takes to turn creative brand promotion into a successful business.
September 29, 2017 Go to adweek

Amazon Increases Production Spending for 2018, Developing 3 New Sci-Fi Series

Variety--Amazon is dramatically ramping up its production for next year, moving forward with three new high-concept series, Variety has learned. These new efforts represent a significant production investme…
September 28, 2017 Go to Variety

25 Essential Indies Shot on 16mm Film

IndieWire--Darren Aronofsky. Ryan Coogler. Wes Anderson. Kelly Reichardt. Chances are good that your favorite indie filmmaker has dabbled in the art of 16mm photography once or twice.
September 28, 2017 Go to IndieWire

How Google Classifies Webpages as 'Low Quality'

--With Google quality updates seemingly occurring on a monthly basis and since the Fred event of March 2017, website quality issues have begun to take center stage.
September 28, 2017 Go to article

These To-Do List Methods Will Help You Finally Get Organized

Fast Company--Everyone works differently, so we’ve gathered nine different approaches to organizing your daily tasks.
September 28, 2017 Go to Fast Company

Is CTR A Ranking Factor In Organic Results?

Search Engine Land--Contributor Bartosz Góralewicz shares the results of an experiment he conducted that suggests click-through rate (CTR) from search is not a ranking factor.
September 28, 2017 Go to Search Engine Land

iPhone 8: Apple’s Middle Child

WSJ--Where does the shiny new iPhone 8 fit in when there’s a flagship iPhone X and cheaper iPhone 7 models for sale?
September 27, 2017 Go to WSJ

Blocker is a Revolutionary AR Application for Filmmakers - VRScout

VRScout--Share TweetFilmmakers rejoice! Augmented Reality just made your job a whole lot easier. Much has been made of the storytelling capacities of VR and AR, but what about using them as tools to aid other storytelling media? The recent release of iOS 11 has ushered in a slate of new AR applications into the mainstream, …
September 25, 2017 Go to VRScout

The Tech Takeover of Advertising in One Chart

Visual Capitalist--Traditional media is having a tough time keeping up, as Google, Facebook, and Chinese search giant Baidu lead the tech takeover of advertising.
September 25, 2017 Go to Visual Capitalist