Important Factors for Startup Success

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Education, InnovationLeave a Comment

It does seem that the startups with a lot of publicity make it appear easy doesn’t it? Success garners attention and yet attention drives audience and demand for innovation, begging questions and debate of what comes first and which is the more important. Unquestionably, it’s the story, and that audience and attention that comes with it, but how does that … Read More

Creating Content that Impacts

Paul O'BrienEducation, Engagement28 Comments

There are a few technical skills involved in publishing an article online and then driving engagement and enthusiasm with it.    Far too often, I hear from business owners, artists, or entrepreneurs, who “tried blogging” or did “some” podcasting and all but gave up because they didn’t get the results they expected. Come on folks, you should know better.  As … Read More

Spotlight: Arizona State University

Paul O'BrienEducation, Engagement5 Comments

Traditionally, our Spotlight articles have highlighted an individual notable in media innovation but given summer has started and my alma mater is on my mind, I wanted take a walk down memory lane and uncover some of the Devils making a mark in media. Tempe, AZ was in many ways the start of my own career in media, though I … Read More

The 4 Ps of Media Technology

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Education3 Comments

While it was discovered decades ago that only two things create value in business, it dawned on me only yesterday that a tenet of Marketing is broadly applicable to your work as artists, creatives, media professionals, and entrepreneurs. In 2008, Dartmouth College’s Frederick E. Webster Jr. published in The Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, a study in the … Read More

The SXSW ’19 – 19 Things to Do in Media

Paul O'BrienEngagement, OpportunityLeave a Comment

I’m not one for brevity and since we’re all racing to prepare, get settled, and get organized for SXSW 2019, I’m going to do my best to try, and get right to the point. The SXSW 19 Request access to the Inc Founders House – running for a few days Request access to the Fast Company Grill – also a few days … Read More

Serving Celebrities in Venture Capital

Paul O'BrienOpportunity, Venture CapitalLeave a Comment

LOUD Capital, a Columbus, Ohio-based alternative investment venture capital firm, announced this week the launch of Legacy Entertainment Ventures, a company providing venture-focused services to “celebrities” in the music, eSports, and influencer markets. Reflective of the work we’re doing with companies and in corporate innovation, we’re thrilled by what LOUD Capital, and other venture groups like it, are doing as … Read More

Intelligent Photographs

Paul O'BrienInnovationLeave a Comment

Computer science today is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in media; and more tangible than the excitement for blockchain, AR, or monitization is the simple fact that the internet continues enabling data in ways never before possible. I caught on a flight to Naples, Florida, an article (in print) about a Civil War era enthusiast who happens to work … Read More