Tag Archive: fun with writing and marketing

Is firing your team a good marketing strategy?

a good marketing strategy isn't penny wise and pound foolish

It was sad news to hear the Chicago Sun Times fired the entire photography staff (28 people) at the end of May. This story, which didn’t merit many headlines nor involve a paper I read, touched me in a big way. It seems blurry smart phone images with heads chopped off along with writing rife…

Are you tired of hearing the dealth knell for print?

books aren't going away

Last month, PricewaterhouseCoopers released their Entertainment and Media Outlook projections (no, I didn’t read it – don’t you know source-based research is considered passé with this everything wants to be free decree?). Apparently the big news is number crunchers predict e-book sales will surpass print book numbers in 2017. Seems I’ve heard this before.  Since…

The Ultimate Blog Challenge

I don’t usually need motivation to write (it’s what I do for a living and something I truly enjoy), but figured I’d take this Ultimate Blog Challenge to commit to daily blog posts this month. Don’t expect this kind of volume after July. Still, it seemed like a good goal with the launch of this…