Rocco Pendola misses the mark or, why does traditional media fail to grasp the true reach of social media

In his July 14th article If Major Networks Acted Like Netflix, We Would Call Them Frauds, Rocco Pendola rails at how Netflix has withheld viewership numbers as an indication that their claims that the successful return of the sitcom Arrested Development is questionable. Sadly Pendola obviously does not understand the nature of viewership in the … Continue reading

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Is Anybody Watching? With YouTube Analytics it’s not a question about the number of views but viewer retention

Do you post videos to YouTube? I have to tell you that the “Analytics” tools on YouTube are amazing! If you post videos they are a must as they take you well beyond the basic “views” and “likes” numbers.  If you want to know for example if your message is getting out there, pay particular … Continue reading

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The Tony Bennett Factor: How traditional TV stars can salvage their careers on YouTube. . . maybe! (Part 1 of 2)

In my March 19th, 2012 post “Is Oprah going broke with OWN? If not a dollar short, then Oprah is at least a day late with her network concept,” I talked about the mega-star’s struggles with her OWN television network. Despite having a killer brand and a vast multitude of fans, Oprah is hemorrhaging BIG BUCKS.  … Continue reading

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Is Oprah going broke with OWN? If not a dollar short, then Oprah is at least a day late with her network concept.

STORY UPDATE – July 31st, 2013: It now appears that perhaps Oprah’s OWN Network is finally turning an important corner.  According to news reports, including a July 30th, 2013 Globe and Mail article titled “Oprah Winfrey Network finally making money for Discovery,” the Discovery Channel’s $500 million investment may finally be paying dividends.  I will … Continue reading

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Who really is the greatest NFL QB of all time?

Well it was inevitable that with today being Super Bowl Sunday the question of who is the greatest NFL quarterback of all time would once again come up, especially with either Tom Brady or Eli Manning poised to enter the mythic heights of legendary status with a win on what is undoubtedly one of the … Continue reading

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In the grand old carnival tradition of bearded ladies and one-eyed men The Haunted Collector puts on quite a show . . . while relieving you of your valuables

My relationship with my partner Jennifer has over the years been likened to a segment of Dharma and Greg in that the differences between us have often times led to unexpected turns and unplanned journeys into the unknown. This can and does have its humorous side including the fact that if not for her I would have … Continue reading

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A subtle, perhaps unintended parting shot at departed star Charlie Sheen?

Besides such classics as In The Thick of It (see the previous post from today), Arrested Development, Fawlty Towers and Greg The Bunny, I count amongst my favourite comedies Two And A Half Men.  I know some of you may point to other series such as for example MASH, which while technically a comedy tackled serious social … Continue reading

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