NHL Body-checks Broadcast Model with Neulion

By Andrew Frank | October 29, 2008

The National Hockey League and its online video partner Neulion entertained ad buyers, sports portals, agencies and journalists (and the odd research analyst) in New York City last night to promote its recent launch of NHL Gamecenter Live, an online…


The Economy and the Media

By Andrew Frank | October 27, 2008

National Public Radio (NPR) recently ran a feature on its web site called the “Real Economy Project” in which it solicited stories from the audience about how economic conditions were affecting people’s lives. The editors selected people to interview from…


The Recession Marketing Dialog

By Andrew Frank | October 24, 2008

I’m not a historian, but I’m pretty sure that in ancient Rome, whenever the economy took a dive, all across the land CFOs and CMOs would meet and argue about whether to cut the budget for painting signs on the…


The Watchdogs List

By Andrew Frank | October 17, 2008

UPDATE: word now comes from Marcel at Radian6 that two of our respondents, Radian6 and Cision, have announced a partnership… Continuing yesterday’s surge of interest in the dogfood experiment, I’m happy to offer the roundup of rapid responders. Since the…


This is Not a Product Test

By Andrew Frank | October 16, 2008

A couple of weeks ago I posted a challenge to the social media monitor community to see if they were listening. They were. The validity of this test has been challenged. In fact, there was a problem, and Marcel from…


Spin Control

By Andrew Frank | October 08, 2008

“The best way to predict the future is to create it!” Quoteworld attributes this to Abraham Lincoln, although I’ve heard it attributed to various more contemporary luminaries from Alan Kay to Peter Drucker, both of whom appear to have said…