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Consume *this*. (06/02/22)

We're starting to see some data and reporting come out of this rush to catch up to a digital professional and personal culture.
Image: Denver.
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Random thoughts

I installed the Grammarly plugin yesterday. It's been helpful for authoring pieces on the web (email, this site, etc.).

It'd be great if there was a persona-like configuration based on an individual's writing style or writing project. While I might have a more conversational approach when writing these articles, I'll have a more professional approach when drafting briefs or reports.

Maybe that's part of the paid version.

By the way, these are seemingly back-to-back posts, timing-wise. Part of its scheduling and part of it's me really wanting to introduce my next project.

Thank you to those who have signed up already to receive updates on the film's progress!


Articles (and emails)

Macron 'sad and sorry' after UCL final chaos. (ESPN)

"Could we have done things better or could it have been better handled? Yes," she told reporters. "Can we improve things, especially in view of the future sports events? Certainly."

The communications transition has begun.

Also, why is Macron suddenly so involved with French sports?

Saturday's events prompted concerns in France and abroad about the country's ability to host major sporting events. France will host the Rugby World Cup next year and the 2024 Olympics.

Oh.

Right.


How Digital Transformation is Rewriting the Rules for Data, Applications and Infrastructure. (Presidio)

Although digital transformation has a lot to do with technology, the tech investments must align with customers, partners, and employees’ needs and expectations, or it will fail.

We're starting to see some data and reporting come out of this rush to catch up to a digital professional and personal culture.

Reminds me of every time a recipient unsubscribes from an email. While the technology to get that message in front of that recipient is impressive, let's not lose focus on people.


As cookies go away, context makes a comeback. (AdAge)

This synthesis is called contextual audience extension, and rather than basing itself on the content of a specific page, contextual audience extension looks at behavioral patterns of, for example, a first-party audience, and then uses those behavioral patterns to project the audience onto pages for contextual targeting.

Good grief.

A lot of words (and a lot of resources) will be spent on a lot of what-ifs.


Podcasts (and videos)

web3 with a16z, a show about the next internet. (a16z)

This is a new podcast for anyone seeking to understand and go deeper on blockchains, crypto, and web3. But it’s really about how users and builders — whether artists, coders, creators, developers, companies, organizations, or communities — now have the ability to not just “read” (web1) + “write” (web2) but also “own” (web3) and build with pieces of the internet, unlocking a new wave of creativity and entrepreneurship.

This should be a fun ride.

I can't imagine producing these shows on such a sensitive topic will be easy.


Dean Baquet & Joe Kahn: What's next for the New York Times. (The Kicker)

What are other ways of storytelling?

The response to this one question was hugely fascinating. Words are important - how will the New York Times continue to bring those stories to life both in the print and digital worlds?


Who owns the message? (The New Communicator)

An amazing episode. Don't miss this one! - Me.

From Texas to Paris, we're missing the communicator role. And it shows.

My latest podcast episode is now available.