Eleanor Cippel Joins Coats2Coats

Janet and I are very excited to announce Eleanor Cippel is joining the Coats2Coats team as Chief Marketing Officer. Her years of experience in leadership and innovative sales and marketing make her a great addition to Coats2Coats. Eleanor Cippel.Eleanor most recently served as Senior Vice President of Advertising and Marketing and Regional Vice President of […]

Next reduction in newspaper frequency will be with a whimper, not a bang

When word leaked in May 2012 that Advance Communications planned to reduce home delivery frequency of several of its newspapers – including the New Orleans Times-Picayune – from seven to three days, it caused a large, ongoing explosion in the community and the media industry. Community leaders reacted passionately, following the stages of grief. They […]

Refining sustainability strategies for indie news publishers

One of the things I like most about working with The Patterson Foundation is that it embraces the philosophy of recycling. That doesn’t just apply to material goods – although we are pretty diligent about sorting our plastic water bottles. It applies to ideas and the products of those ideas. Too often, we’ve all sat […]

Working in the intersections

Last week was an atypical one for me – no travel. My personal blogging and social media contributions have not been as substantial as my contributions to my Delta SkyMiles account (Platinum in July, thanks). But last week gave me enough time to take a bit of a balcony view of our work at C2C. […]

As traditional media revenues decline, digital dollars grow

The first quarter reports are slogging in, and for media companies, the numbers continue to paint a picture of ongoing decline. Today, McClatchy Co. posted that first-quarter revenue fell 10 percent, which included an 11 percent decline in newspaper advertising revenue and a 5 percent decline in circulation revenue. But digital-only revenue – not tied […]

News from Tomorrowland

How Disney World’s Tomorrowland envisions the future of the newspaper business: On-demand single copy racks that talk. Really.

AOL, Huffington Post and the value of sexy

A lot of smart online folks are weighing in about this morning’s joint announcement that AOL is purchasing The Huffington Post for $315 million. Arianna Huffington will join the AOL team as President and Editor of The Huffington Post Media Group. As such, she’ll lead all content on AOL, including Patch.com. In his announcement, AOL […]

Getting serious about games

Several recent projects have edged into the territory of games and how a gaming interface – or just the pedagogy behind gaming – might transform journalism, local communities, social causes and even philanthropy itself. Some of the impetus is personal. I love watching my daughters play Sims – they spend countless hours cultivating and enhancing […]

Are we launched?

Thoughts on the eternal koan of interactive media: Are we launched?