Improving Organizations’ Communications

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Education, Engagement10 Comments

It’s a stale and boring headline but I’ll be honest, I really couldn’t come up with a more buzzfeed-worthy attention grabber, nor SEO targeted phrase, because the root of the thought here is really this simple: Today’s organizations suck at communications. According to a survey of 4,000 employees, almost half were unsure of what was being asked of them. HR magazine Bear with … Read More

My Kids had the Audacity to Setup a Podcast Studio

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Education14 Comments

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” – Pablo Picasso Being the computer geek that I am, our house is littered with old computers, monitors, dvd players, and cables. Nothing gets thrown away, on the off chance that that 500 MB hard drive from 2002 needs to be used. Being a dad … Read More

Amazing Artists and Products and Marketing (or is it Advertising?)

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, EducationLeave a Comment

Do amazing products require marketing or advertising? I’m frequently asked so I thought we should get into it with you. The question is intriguing because marketing and advertising (or promotions) are not remotely the same thing. Product is the work of marketing. In fact, it’s one of the fundamentals of marketing. Amazing products, brands, and artists require marketing; they’re an outcome … Read More

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

With the Television Industry Changing, What Could This Mean for Venture Capital?

Ally BrzezinskiAdvocacy, Education, Venture CapitalLeave a Comment

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Investment in entertainment is a complicated subject to digest, as we’ve explored previously. Yet, funding for a production does draw some parallels to investing in startups. Companies that began as startups in Silicon Valley, such as Netflix and Amazon, hold a powerful presence in television industry in Hollywood. Could this mean venture capital could get involved in the television industry?  … Read More

Music (R)evolution: is Acceleration the Future of Music Innovation?

Clement JadotAdvocacy, Engagement, Innovation3 Comments

Over the past decades, the Music Industry went through more revolutions than Russia in the first half of the 20 h century. At the crossroad between innovation and creativity, musicians and producers were always keen to experiment with new ways of doing things. But from digital soundtracks to live stream music and media influencers, the internet forever changed how things … Read More

Plans to Acquire Musicians Desk Reference and Define a Path for Creative Economies and Artists

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Development, Education, Innovation, Venture CapitalLeave a Comment

In the 21st century digital economy, it’s important to notice the affect technology has played, both good and bad, for professionals working in media. While it has helped give birth to thriving verticals such as VR, AR, Video Games, and Podcasting, it has left other media verticals such as News, Film, Music, Radio, and Publishing scrambling to identify long term … Read More