I know I’m really late to the game on this one, but I just got the iPhone 4S, and let me just say, Siri is a huge letdown. She can’t pronounce my name, and she doesn’t tell me jokes like she does when John Malkovich asks her. Here are some afternoon links in case you missed them.
Most stories you come across about Craigslist involve nightmare situations, like, oh I don’t know, murder and money scams. It’s nice to finally see a positive story about the unique Web marketplace that we’ve all had some experience with at one point or another. The story features Joe Garner and his documentary about his month-long quest to live off of Craigslist and the wonderful community of people he encountered along the way. (via The Daily Dot)
We are all guilty of “hate-searching” from time to time. You know when you search online for info on someone you don’t like to delight in the dirt you find on them. This post from The Awl explores the reasons why we enjoy this online behavior so much. (via The Awl)
Meet the Russian Julian Assange, Alexey Navalny. He is a lawyer and blogger known on a mission to end the corruption of Russia’s business and government through his blogging. (via The New Yorker)
People tweet at brands all of the time to complain and get free stuff in return. An Arizona student and stage-four colon cancer patient tweeted the CEO of his health insurance company Aetna to ask for help, and he got it in a big way. (via Gawker)
How newsroom unions intervene when members get laid off
Amid the recent wave of media layoffs, here are some of the ways newsroom unions are intervening.
Despite Q1’s slow start, publishers are bullish about events revenue for 2023
Publishers like BDG and Apartment Therapy are banking on events revenue to give them a leg up in 2023.
Media Briefing: The case for and against monthly and annual subscriptions in the battle for retention
There are no one-size-fits-all solutions for improving retention in a subscriptions business. While annual subscribers might stick around longer for some, other publishers will have better luck with monthly plans.
SponsoredWhy Best Buy Ads sees retail media as integral to its customer-centric purpose
Sponsored by Best Buy Ads Retail media networks have become critical for marketers, with retailers investing in ways that enable advertisers to engage consumers across online and offline channels. Given the wealth of retailers’ first-party customer data and measurement capabilities, retail media networks have become a natural fit for augmenting performance marketing programs. Alongside the […]
Digiday+ Research: The economy will hit the media and marketing industries this year, but differently
The economy will plague both the media and marketing industries in 2023, but the hit will be uneven between publishers and agencies.
Podcast ad buyers have yet to see a slowdown
Ad buyers have yet to see clients cut their podcast budgets – though the time of podcasts as the shiny new medium may be coming to an end.