business models

Is There a Bear Sterns of the Advertising Industry?

by: Scott Goodson

First there was Bear Stearns. Now, James West suggests that Lehman Brothers - that venerable institution, that’s been in business since 1850, may fall in a Bear Stearns-like meltdown.

Diane Hinton, an analyst at Standard & Poor's, said: `We're in a market environment where sometimes perception becomes reality.'

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Best Management Book 2009: 'Business Model Innovation' by Osterwalder & Pigneur, Produced by ULURU

by: Alexander Osterwalder

The title of this blogpost is probably a bit cocky and it would certainly be completely off the mark if it were just about another management book...

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The Who: Webcasting, Openness, and New Business Models

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Can A Media Buying Giant Reinvent Itself?

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Media 2.0 - Ready for the Next Game

by: Idris Mootee

I have been talking with a number of senior executives of large media corporations and I really think it is an exciting business to be in. Take a look at a chart of EBITDA multiples versus EBITA from a Goldman Sachs research report on the media business growth rates tells us something. Look at the differences between video games and Internet versus newspaper. That tells you why media executives are up at night thinking about how to play the NEXT game.

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Free, Unsolicited Product Management Advice for Verizon Wireless

by: John Caddell

As I mentioned yesterday, I am using EV-DO to connect to the internet here in Vegas for CTIA. It's more economical and reliable than the hotels' and convention center's WiFi hotspots. What I didn't say is that the way I contract for this service is convoluted and actually, on my analysis, loses money for Verizon. Details to follow.

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Shopping for Green Online (An Interview with thepurplebook Founder Hillary Mendelsohn)

by: David Wigder

With the exception of a few select product categories, growing consumer interest in green has not yet translated into substantive changes in purchase behavior by mainstream consumers. Like many nascent categories, green faces many barriers to widespread adoption.

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Future Scenarios 2010

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Customer Experience Innovation

by: Idris Mootee

There is no question about the value of creating engaging consumers is key to brands that wish to thrive in the "experience economy". There's yet to have any common definition to what extent CX Innovation goes beyond digital interface design and expanding its boundaries to "experiential marketing" or opening up new competitive space in "service design".

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Innovation + The 'Un-Agency'

by: David Armano

Is there really such thing as an "un agency"?

I'm always on the lookout for patterns: And the industry is full of them right now. 

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