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New Book Launch During National Immigrant Heritage Month

Artist Alfonso Pérez Acosta and I are excited to launch our new hardcover coffee table art book, Portraits of Immigrant Voices, featuring the stories and portraits of 22 immigrants who have come to Richmond, Virginia from around the world. In a recent proclamation,...

Peter Horan on email’s role in the future of advertising

This article first appeared on iMediaConnection. In May, Peter Horan took the helm as the new CEO of Goodmail Systems. An industry veteran with decades of leadership experience, Horan joined the company following a 16-month stint as CEO of IAC Media and Advertising,...

John Battelle on how to beat Google

This article originally appeared on iMediaConnection. John Battelle, CEO of Federated Media and author of "The Search," chats with iMedia about Google, privacy issues and the future of digital. Since publishing his groundbreaking book "The Search" three years ago,...

New Business Models as Described by Peter Horan

A couple of weeks back at the IAB Mexico annual conference, I had the chance to hear Peter Horan, CEO of Goodmail Systems, speak about new business models in our era of "me media" as opposed to mass media. Today, consumers are their own editors and don't place the big...

Free Culture Versus Big Media

Recently, I finished reading Lawrence Lessig's book Free Culture and recommend it for anyone interested in preserving America's spirit of innovation and creativity. Mr. Lessig is was a Law professor at Stanford University and CEO of Creative Commons, a project that he...

A cell phone with a 212 area code?

This article from the Wall Street Journal last week - The Landline That Refused to Leave - reminded me of a question that many friends and colleagues ask me, "how did you get a cell phone with a 212 area code?" About 4 to 5 years ago when I moved from Manhattan to...

10 experts weigh in on marketing to U.S. Hispanics

This article originally appeared on iMediaConnection on Cinco de Mayo and even though the 5th of May has passed, the article provides (I hope) a comprehensive overview of best practices in marketing to US Hispanics online and how marketers can take advantage of some...

SoiTu.es – User-Generated Content Portal in Spain

During my week in Madrid, I visited Gumersindo Lafuente, the founder and director of a brilliant Spanish-language site called SoiTu.es (or roughly "I am you" in English). Even while it provides up-to-date news and tons of helpful/interesting blurbs and links to other...

Ashes and Snow Comes to Mexico City

The editors of our magazine Chilango (our city guide for Mexico City, much like New York Magazine serves the Big Apple), asked me to write a review of Ashes and Snow, the photography show that arrived in Manhattan three years ago, since I had seen it then. Following...

Howdy Doody Time! Changes in media habits

Over this holiday week, I have had some great conversations with my parents.  Today, I asked them about their media habits growing up.  Oh what a different world we live in compared to when my folks grew up in suburban Milwaukee.  They are now 67 and 75 (and are avid...

10 blogging tips from 10 bloggers

Business blogging has passed the tipping point. Today, executives and professionals in the media, marketing, technology and public relations industries get much of their information from blogs and strategize about how to incorporate blogging into their marketing,...

Quality vs. Quantity? Review of the Documentary King Corn

I saw a great documentary called King Corn about two recent college graduates from Boston who decide to go on a cross-country road trip: Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis. They stop at a university medical center and end up getting a hair test to see what they are made up of...

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