Posts Tagged ‘Amazon’

Ogilvy had a big team out in San Francisco today for Social Media Week.  Their morning session at SPUR sold out almost as fast as Coachella.  The WSJ was to my side and behind me was the Peachpit PR guru who executed the Bunny Ears Blitz on Macworld 2009.  Nokia popped in to give away […]


No matter where you were in SF today, there was a screening – it was Wall Street 2 at Metreon, The Romantics at the Landmark Clay with Elijah Wood/Jeremy Strong Q&A, and You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger at the Variety Club.  I attended the latter amidst critic luminaries like Jan Wahl just to see […]


John Koller, Director of Marketing for Sony PlayStation dazzled Digital Living Room this morning as he announced that PlayStation is launching its first gamer-oriented reality show 1Q 2010.  PlayStation now has an in-house production unit with its own showrunners and is working on a development slate of branded entertainment.  Box strategists view original programming as […]


This is it!  The last week of conferences for the year and what a way to go out. Digital Living Room will be celebrating connected devices at Sun Microsystems, Santa Clara tomorrow and on Wednesday HRTS is lunching with the showrunners of Modern Family, Glee, Mad Men, How I Met Your Mother and Rescue Me at […]


As I combed the floor of the SF Auto Show earlier this week searching for answers, it was clear that the car is no longer just for driving just like the phone is no longer just for calling. My car runs so well I don’t even need a new car but for the nifty new […]


Rolling into town this week is Kevin Werbach’s Supernova at Mission Bay #SN09, Scott Kirsner’s Building Audiences at BAVC, and Ken Goldberg’s Future of the Forum at UC Berkeley.  Meanwhile in Vegas, the International Film & Music Festival Summit will be training screeners and festival directors, chatting about programming strategies and brainstorming the future role of festivals […]


Streaming Media West is in full swing.  With 150 speakers and 40 sessions, it is a real treat that all the videos will soon be posted at StreamingMedia.com. The video to my Commonwealth Club Smarter TV event from earlier this week will also soon be available on FORA.tv.  Between the two events, there was much discussion about […]


Here’s a movie in time for Passover that’ll make you laugh all the way to the seder especially if you downloaded it to your iPhone and then were subject to a four hour weather delay trying to get into NYC.   “When Do We Eat?” available on iTunes for the flight ($9.99), Netflix Instant Watch for […]


These days the pathway to fame and fortune begins online, and your fans are your financiers.  Stop shopping your script old school!  No better way to lollygag in a down economy than to create a killer franchise.  So this one’s for you my friends, the animator, screenwriter, and big personality…it’s never been easier to create […]


Today is the last day of Macworld and time to look toward the future.  Booked for 1/4-8 San Francisco Moscone, Macworld 2010 is asking its fans to dream big.   So here is my vision of what Macworld could be, a place where one’s creative potential is unleashed.  A  lively festival/expo for books, music, movies and games […]