Entries by elizabeth

No Cameras Allowed

See “No Cameras Allowed” by Marcus Haney (the dude who did “Connaroo – How Broke Kids Do Bonnaroo”). It captures the essence of the live music experience. Like Ferris Bueller at a festival. This is the original trailer before MTV picked up rights. If it disappears off the interwebs, let me know 😉  

You can’t create if you’re focused on survival

One of the principles of microfinance is that, by extending credit, microlenders allow people to get out of a bare-survival relationship with moneylenders: a situation where subsistence is all that’s achievable. This blocks entrepreneurship. Extending credit allows the “breathing room” for a human being to actually start a business and grow it. This is why […]

Scale doesn’t mean anything if your ad doesn’t work

“Equity analyst Dan Salmon may have never gotten as much feedback on a research note as the one he wrote six weeks ago about native ads — the trendy, bespoke executions mimicking the form of the content around them. “It was agency people saying ‘This doesn’t work, it doesn’t scale,’” Mr. Salmon recalled at a […]

Programmatic

I’ve been asked to explain programmatic buying. So….remember when you, or someone on your team, would review (hopefully on a daily basis at least) your digital ad performance, and re-allocate the buys immediately to optimize your spend? Requiring six calls to one or more agencies and probably a few arguments along the way. Most tasks […]