The Better Way Forward

PaulAdvocacy, Innovation, Venture Capital28 Comments

The economy of the United States is in distress. Our experiences in 2020 have exposed significant problems, accelerated movements, and forced social changes about health, society, and our experience with all things digital. We’re faced with a global recession and record unemployment. At this inflection point, we have an opportunity to adapt to change and to build a better future. … Read More

The “Live Music Capital of the World” is silent

tamaraAdvocacy, Opportunity9 Comments

Quarantine Selt Portrait By: Jason Archer

Tamara Deike is a Creative Leader + Consultant with Aces High Creative specializing in audio-branding, creative strategy, and experiential marketing. Her original article “Turnt in Texas” was published with Flaunt Magazine, an American satirical fashion and culture magazine based in Los Angeles. Venues and restaurants on Rainey and 6th Street are boarded up, once packed with party revelers. A chaotic … Read More

Veteran Entrepreneurship in 2020

PaulAdvocacy, Education6 Comments

March, this year, really challenged entrepreneurs to appreciate what it means to pivot. The Veterans Lounge, produced by DreamState Entertainment and Platinum TDM, captured in real time how capably Veterans make such changes; and in doing so, proved that staying focused on the mission of an effort, despite adversity, keeps us on track to accomplish something. Our work to produce … Read More

The Social Music Tech Revolution

jackdiserensAdvocacy, Development6 Comments

The fast-approaching upheaval to the way we socialize around music If you are like me, then you are already overwhelmed by the frequency with which we’ve heard the phrase “nothing will be the same” in the past few weeks. Outside of the obvious health and medical implications to the world, we are seeing Covid-19’s wake impact almost every industry in … Read More

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Media Consumption, by Generation

katiejonesAdvocacy, Education1 Comment

COVID-Media-Consumption

Media Consumption in the Age of COVID-19 As the coronavirus outbreak continues to wreak havoc across the globe, people’s time that would have otherwise been spent perusing malls or going to live events, is now being spent on the sofa. During this period of pandemic-induced social isolation, it’s no surprise that people are consuming vast amounts of media. Today’s graphics … Read More

The Rise of Virtual Influencers

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Innovation1 Comment

Virtual influencers started to get noticed on the North American viral marketing buzz scene in 2017 with the large Instagram following of Lil Miquela from the creative studio, Brud. These virtual characters have their roots in Asia, which go back to the 2000’s. Virtual idols are computer animated celebrity singers. The world’s most popular virtual idol is Hatsuni Miku from … Read More