Tuesday, September 11, 2007

"Do not desire to fit in. Desire to lead." Gwendolyn Brooks

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." Vernon Jordan

"While you're setting goals, don't be afraid of failure. Fear of failure is a far worse condition than failure itself, because it kills off possibilities. The worst thing that can happen if you risk failure is that you will fail." Michael Eisner

Canary + Coal Mine:
Domestic ad spend down two consecutive quarters. Joe Mandese has detail here. TNS MI data...

Internet display +17.7%
Consumer mags +6.9%
Outdoor +3.6%
Cable +2.8%

Network TV -3.6%
Spot TV -5.4%
Syndi TV -5.3%
Dead tree - local -5.7%
Radio -2.7%

Meanwhile, Q4 scatter is white hot (MW here). The upfront ain't dead yet.

Case closed - now let's all get back to work: Everything is a platform - conclusive proof here. Thanks to Dr Dave for the tip.

Goodbye To The Public Eye: Brian Montopoli
leaves CBS' Public Eye to work a CBSNews.com beat (political). Kudos to the Eye team on refreshing their political pages, good luck to Brian (and thanks for two good years leading PE).

Launch plus 74 days: Apple sells iPhone # 1 million.

Jamie Kantrowitz SVP, EU Marcom, MySpace - interview via paidContent:UK

Adweek offers up their third annual Digital Hot List and the winners are...

1. Facebook
2. MySpace
3. YouTube
4. TMZ.com
5. Disney.com
6. Veoh
7. Funny or Die
8. Discovery.com
9. digg
10. imeem

Bonus: Mark Deuze

And thanks to Mark, I'm reminded of Clay Shirky...

"...in a world where an email address constitutes a media channel, we are all producers now"

Congrats & cheers: Technorati
gang debuts their new main page (and new search features). Matthew Felling the new honcho at CBS' Public Eye. Shelley Ross new EP at TES. Angie Kucharski named VP, Media Strategies, CBS TV O&Os.