Oh Ship! A Conversation About Travel

Oh Ship! A Conversation About Travel This week on Oh Ship Ben Way and Freddie Laker discuss travel and their personal traveling tips and favorite hacks. Plus, Freddie shares his most treasured possession while demonstrating a very high level of obsessive-compulsive behavior. Join them as they dive into the best Oh Ship! tips for your […]

How Sephora Makes Beauty A Two-Way Conversation

This post was originally posted on Forbes.com on APR 12, 2018. You can access the original post here. Luxury brands are not known for allowing consumers to dictate trends and brand initiatives. They’ve had long-standing policies of disseminating their editorial point of view through traditional channels and using aspirational imagery to create irrational demand. Sephora does […]

Smart TV security: When TV watches you

If you’ve ever watched a television show aimed at children, you’ll notice that the characters often break the fourth wall to interact with their pint-sized audiences. The actors will pause after they ask a question in anticipation of a tiny voice shouting the answer on the other side of the screen. Children come to believe that the characters on TV can see and hear them just as clearly as they can see Big Bird and Sid the Science Kid.

Why the video industry should be leveraging temporal metadata

  Temporal metadata isn’t currently being leveraged by the video industry — but it should be. No single development would be more important to the evolution of video, both online and offline, than evolving from today’s top level, directory-powered descriptions to a more robust, second-by-second metadata-driven system. This sea change will transform how users interact […]

Smart TV Is Just Around the Living Room Corner

With over 400 million people predicted to have Smart TVs by 2016, there is an impending “appification” of the TV that presents an enormous opportunity for brands, content creators and media companies. But chances are, few reading this blog have considered rethinking their content strategies for Smart TV consumption, not to mention the accompanying monetization models.

What Will Make Consumers Care About Smart TVs?

  The biggest problem facing Smart TVs is that their far smaller cousins, the Smartphone, have set the bar in consumer expectations. So here is what we have to do to actually make consumers care about Smart TVs. Get Smarter At Guide, one of our key insights—as simple as it may sound—is that people want TV […]

Cannes Review > AOL Seminar

Monday, 20 June. Review for The Re-Calibration of Form and Function Online by AOL, presented by Tim Armstrong, CEO – AOL, and Arianna Huffington – Co-founder, Editor-in-Chief – The Huffington Post. Huffington Post: Adrianna opened up, she’s extremely charismatic, funny, and overall a great entertainer. Overall she provided a lot more entertainment than good content, but […]

The World After Advertising

I was asked to give the opening keynote at The World After Advertising conference in Düsseldorf, Germany, back in November 2010; where I presented a PoV on the future of advertising and the digital landscape – focusing heavily on user experience driven by data & technology. The keynote covers relations between people and brands, the evolution […]