We got a lot right, although we should have kept the "Top Tech Minds Under 21" franchise
DTC Media - so spot on. Just listened to ppl calling podcasts their “therapy” and “brain breaks” at FC festival yesterday. def having a moment based on the content & delivery being so personal. Hope that doesn’t change (but it most likely will!). Congrats on next chapter, I loved the work we did w Digiday 2012-2015 while at PulsePoint. Hands down my most successful B2B partnership as a digital marketing marketer.
Brian -- I'll be following this closely. Come to class and promote this great new newsletter.
Great read Brian and a nice trip down memory lane to the early days of Digiday. Always enjoyed your incisive look at the media and digital advertising world, and looking forward to what you have coming next!
Great start, Brian! Looking forward to more :)
Terrific read Brian. I will miss your direction of Digiday but look forward, as do so many others, to seeing what's next. (Resurrect the Digital Hot List w/ @mikeshields?) In the meantime, I will faithfully follow your delightful musings in this space. (PS, be sure to hit Londres Market in D.F. I bought some whimsical napkin rings there 20 years ago that I'm still using to this day. I know you're probably in the market for some napkin rings. You are welcome.)
Thanks Brian. I enjoyed this reflective trip down memory lane and look forward to more newsletters (yes, I just said that).
fascinating "behind the music" piece. thank you. what is your email address?
Good luck on this next chapter. One challenge for "business of media" publications is sheer demand x supply. When I started my career, there was PaidContent. Then GigaOm, TechCrunch, BusinessInsider, Digiday, etc. so I think one thing anyone has to address to succeed is how to really distinguish yourself when the business requires / pulls pubs to cover the same stories.
excellent piece Brian! Enjoy Mexico City!
great first issue! excited for all future ones!