Artistry is judged not just by merit, but much more fundamentally, by its ability to produce an audience. The corollary is that a story that is unnoticed, or perhaps untold, is doomed to be meaningless. Or is it? Continue reading Is an audience of one, enough?
We in the media are so used to “selling” our brands – be they ideas, people, products or news – that we are poisoning the very font we want our audience to drink from. Continue reading Marketing & Spin – Mind the Gap
Have you recently looked up from your phone and had the dumb? It has become essential that we manage our attention when it comes to our digital drug of choice. Continue reading The Internet ate my brain.
Fear motivates only the worst kind of action or inaction, and it is a collective horror pedalled by every media outlet both liberal and conservative. So we need to ask only one question. What can I do? Continue reading It’s Just Media.
So you are going into, or are already in, the business of making TV. Basically, in drug terms, you just swallowed the whole bottle. This then, is the neatly folded, small-print ribbon of paper that dropped out when you opened … Continue reading SIDE FX. Some guidelines to a career in TV production.
There’s a famous saying that you can’t polish a turd. Don’t despair – because you can always roll it in glitter! Some days I am up to my elbows in glitter. Continue reading #lifetips34
I just experienced the joy that is the post office. It’s a different dimension which never fails to disappoint. You can’t make this up – but they were out of letters and stamps. Perhaps it was just a red-painted building … Continue reading The joys of dealing with shaved monkeys
If I hear one more song about loving someone “forever”, I will consider proving that “forever” can in fact be abruptly ended with a blunt instrument to the head. This awful myth has spread to the general populace and is now bandied about ad nauseam. Forever does not exist. At best you get a “good innings”, but mostly you get a “great start” followed by a blessed escape from a burning building. Continue reading dating myth #25
If only my whining was like the internet and could be capped when it reached 3GB. Instead, its unlimited bandwidth has enabled terabytes of complaining this month. Perhaps if Net Nanny was a real person, she’d know what to do … Continue reading whining.net
Someone was talking about the net not always being what it seems – sometimes the men are men, and the women are men, and children are often the FBI. Continue reading The interweb