Saturday, February 28, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
For twenty-five years, I have lived and worked in Soho. Having been a keen observer of the neighborhood's ebbs and flows, I am doing a shout out to those of you who know and love the flagship corner store in Soho known as Dean and Deluca. What is going on there? The downshift in service, and poor food quality, most notably in the prepared foods area, dishonors a neighborhood landmark. Perhaps, the tourists who frequent the place from all over the world are still charmed, and coffee outposts may make the margin, but someone upstairs better wake up and clean up the place.
I share this post out of respect for a brand, that should be working harder than ever in this economy, to stay relevant.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Sitting in the Flickr archives is a nearly 10-year-old document uploaded a couple of years ago by its author, Jack Dorsey, who started Twitter in 2006 along with co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone. The legal-pad sketch of the idea that would become Twitter has been noticed before, but we thought we'd ask him about it in a little more detail.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The marketing of luxury products will never recover...Its a tsunami of gigantic proporations..so okay, luxury players were very late to the web...so reluctant..so much ego, wanting touch and feel...now evaporating..but in the wake of the floods..
will be its rebirth, thru connectivity, and socializing...stay tuned...
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Lets get real...Retailers need to get involved right away in the "value" of the "conversation" and work harder this year to get away from the "value" of the "discount". The conversation begins here now....I say "Put Artists to Work", What do you say?
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Get into the conversation on how luxury is being redefined. It is a valued association with a mindset, groups of people with shared values, good storytelling, and products of superb quality and craftsmanship. Take your time. A great place to watch luxury re-invent itself with people like Carl Honore, and his praise of "slowness". Doing it SLOW, and how well you do it SLOW is the new barometer…SLOW FOOD…starts it off, and watch it right here on Tumblr.com to see where it goes.
Friday, February 6, 2009
This is a very cool presentation of a new and evolving galaxy, where a rich textural weave of culture, content, and community is birthing the new and innovative.
THE CONVERSATION STARTS HERE
Thursday, February 5, 2009
“I believe the distance between those who are famous and the rest of us is rapidly getting smaller! The impact of the long tail where greater trust is placed in smaller communities of shared interests, away from mythic popular figures, will change how people buy forever. People will buy in association with others, and much less so in response to brand messages.”
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Commerce is going to increasingly be driven by how well we are connected to content generated by topics of interest…emanating from groupings of people sharing similar interests, listening in and participating in the “conversation”…I am already buying more each day based on my association with others, influenced by a multitude of factors..such as opinions, testimonials, referrals, good deals, availability, good tips, free shipping, all of it…I think we are going to see people trust these factors and influences significantly more than they trust brands…and
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The current economic downturn is a transition, accelerating a paradigm shift for marketers, no matter how big, or small, to move away from traditional "interruptive" media, towards selective social media tools thoughtfully assembled for engagement and conversation.