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After USMCA: Is Now a Good Time to Expand into Mexico? The Pro’s and Con’s of Doing Business in Mexico

The political debate over immigration and “the wall” continue. Yet, underneath the partisan bickering, stereotypes and fear, I find it important to reflect on how this may (or may not) impact our perception of doing business with our neighbor, Mexico. As a...

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,...

Comparing Beijing ’08 with Mexico City ’68

Take a look at the list of Olympic Games host cities and you'll notice that they are a mostly Euro-centric bunch, with Japan and Korea being notable exceptions. For the 1968 games however, the Olympic Committee made a controversial choice to host the games in Mexico...

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,...

Organizing a Class Reunion Online

This summer I have had the pleasure of working with my friends Dan, Amy and Kristin in organizing our 20th high school reunion. For anyone that says organizing high school reunions is easy, don't listen to them! You can check out these "to-do" lists for organizing a...

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...

Video for Technology Startup Companies

My friend John Rozzo, an online community and blogging consultant who helps me with the technology stuff on my blog here, introduced me to a new site called Vator.tv. If I were at a cable company, I would be concerned about sites like this one that offer niche video...

A New Kind of Content Company: MediaStorm

There is an interesting article in the WSJ - Photojournalism for the Web Generation - that chronicles the work of MediaStorm, a new made-for-the-web content organization. MediaStorm's site features an incredibly powerful video/photo portrait of a soldier in Iraq...

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...

Revisiting The Search by John Battelle

I am in the process of reviewing John Battelle's book The Search and rediscovering how it stands out as a classic in a world with too many marketing books that rehash the same dribble. Check out this quote from page 249 that forecast the notion of "cloud computing."...

Panel-based vs. cookie-based user data

Interesting news yesterday in the WSJ and the Silicon Alley Insider about Google moving in on ComScore's and Nielsen's terf. With Google having their hands in Google Analytics and all of its user data from search, it's no wonder that they are offering a new product -...

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