Apple is in talks to buy a violent Israeli TV show and sign Richard Gere as lead, dispelling the myth that it wants only family-friendly video

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Description: Apple is in advanced talks to buy rights to a gritty Israeli TV show called “Nevelot” (English translation: “Bastards”) and adapt it for the U.S., beating out bids from competitors including Showtime, FX and Amazon, according to several people with knowledge of the deal. Source: CNBC.com Date: Dec 06, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/06/apple-pursuing-violent-israeli-show-nevelot-richard-gere-to-star.html Questions for discussion: Why is… Read more »

Rewarded Video Helps Mobile Advertisers Move on from Impressions

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Description:  Mobile video advertisers are on the hunt for ways to make their ads more engaging, and not just another commercial consumers have to tolerate. Rewarded video ads—also known as value exchange ads—seem like the answer. But are the benefits worth the cost? Source: eMarketer.com Date: Dec 06, 2018 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/rewarded-video-helps-mobile-advertisers-move-on-from-impressions?ecid=NL1001 Questions for discussion: What… Read more »

This uncommon design shop is the anti-Amazon

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Description: After a three-year hiatus, the husband-wife duo behind Kiosk, the revered concept store, return with a new collection–just in time for the holidays. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Dec 04, 2018 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90274173/kiosk-the-cult-status-design-store-is-back Questions for discussion: Is this really such a unique business model? Do you think it can find a large enough market in order… Read more »

Podcast | The Charm of Social Stories

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Description:  In the latest episode of “Behind the Numbers,” analyst Debra Aho Williamson joins us in the studio to talk about social stories—what she calls a 21st Century daily diary. What is it about stories that users and advertisers alike seem to find so appealing? Source: eMarketer.com – podcast Date: Dec 04, 2018 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/podcast-the-charm-of-social-stories?ecid=NL1001… Read more »

How to create a compelling video for your brand

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Description: Mike Pritchett, CEO of Shootsta, says don’t spend too much money on it. Keep it simple, straightforward, easy and authentic. Source: Entrepreneur.com – video report Date: Nov 28, 2018 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EMq53-W6jM&feature=youtu.be Questions for discussion: What does Mike Pritchett say about video production techniques? How would you rate this video in terms of the advice… Read more »

SPOS #646 – Healthier Networking With Karen Wickre

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Description: It’s a pretty amazing life. Karen Wickrehas been involved in the communications space for a very long time. She’s based in Silicon Valley, sits on many boards and has even been written about quite a few times (check out Chip Conley‘s latest book, Wisdom @ Work for more about her abilities to be an executive whisperer and EQ… Read more »

Robots in the field: farms embracing autonomous technology

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Description:  Faced with seesawing commodity prices and the pressure to be more efficient and environmentally friendly, farmer Jamie Butler is trying out a new worker on his 450-acre farm in England’s Hampshire countryside. Source: Finance.Yahoo.com Date: Nov 25, 2018 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/robots-field-farms-embracing-autonomous-124224230.html Questions for discussion: How is technology changing agriculture? How is offering a robotic service… Read more »

Canada Goose pushes into Chinese market used to fake parkas

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Description: Canada Goose Holdings Inc. (GOOS.TO 2.66%) is pushing ahead with its China expansion, betting its strategy of selling premium coats directly to customers will help overcome a proliferation of knockoffs and the nation’s consumption slowdown. Source: BNNBloomberg.com Date: Nov 23, 2018 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/canada-goose-takes-on-chinese-market-more-used-to-fake-parkas-1.1172675 Questions for discussion: What does the article say about how Canada Goose… Read more »

SPOS #645 – Back To Human With Dan Schawbel

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Description: When I first met Dan Schawbel (many years back), my reaction was, “who is this kid trying to make such a loud noise?” The passion was oozing out of him. Dan had a real fire in his belly. Source: SixPixels.com – podcast Date: Nov 18, 2018 Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-645-back-to-human-with-dan-schawbel/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SixPixelsOfSeparation+%28Six+Pixels+of+Separation+-+Mitch+Joel%29 Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights in this podcast. What… Read more »

This Illustrator Is Projected to Make $700,000 This Year, and She Says She Couldn’t Have Done It Without Instagram

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Description: In this series, Instagram Icon, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular Instagram accounts to find out the secrets of their success. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Nov 14, 2018 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/323282?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: Summarize the key lessons learned from this interview. Create a sketch of another idea that you think could match this design.