New-Media on Ulitzer
This year we have seen almost every company, every blogger and his duck,
feverishly posting their "annual predictions" before the December 31
deadline, as if there is such a deadline, and as if anyone cares about what
they think in most cases.
This is followed by a dozen or so 'paid' predictions news
releases every day by companies who are pushing their "wish lists from
2010" as "predictions" and hoping that they come true.
If you do a quick Google search on "2010 predictions" you will land on a
predictions potpourri of more than 5,000 stories (the last time I looked).
I especially enjoyed Fly Fishing Predictions for 2010, Identity Theft 2010
Predictions, The 2010 NFL Mock Draft Predictions, and Plastic Surgery
Predictions for 2010.
You even have the predictions of the "magazine industry" here. What magazine
industry? I didn't know dinosaurs ma... (more)
At SYS-CON Media, we don't do "predictions" but rather "projections." I am
browsing through my November 9, 2009 dated blog entry.
Here is what I wrote then:
"We see our inventories are filling up to 100% capacity for the months of
November, December, and January, and we are seeing better-than-normal RFP
activity for the first quarter of 2010.
When I say this, I am comparing the current insertion order activity to the
same period last year. We will be closing 2009 roughly 32% below 2008 in
revenues (far better than any other tech media company), which forced us to
reduce our expe... (more)
Today marks the 30th day of Ulitzer's public beta. We had an amazing month
and perhaps one of the most widely discussed launches of a "new
media" site. Gartner recently asked, "Will Ulitzer dominate news content on
the Web eventually?" The answer is yes, and I'll explain why.
First, I'd like to share some of the 30-day stats with you. We had more than
140,000 visitors who read 197,000 pages of articles, blogs and news stories.
The syndicated page views (outside the Ulitzer domain) exceeded 1,369,983
page views. The legendary technology reporter Maur... (more)
I left SYS-CON's offices in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, right on time just
before the snow storm closed the airports.
These live pictures below show East Saddle River Road through my iPhone
on my way to the airport.
I'm adding more pictures daily to my "live photo blog" from Cat Cay...
This driver in front of me slipped and hit the sidewalk outside Yossi's
Deli, at the corner of East Saddle River Road and Lake Street in Montvale,
As I arrived in Ft Lauderdale, I met pilot Eric who was waiting to take me
to Cat Cay. We took off on a Norman Islanders (BN-2) as soon as... (more)
Last week I received an email from Lindsey Miller at Ragan Communications. I
answered her questions for a story she was working on here.
The following is the full text of my reply to her on this subject.
What kinds of PR firm will survive the "fast-approaching new media
avalanche"? What steps will firms have to take to ensure that they make it
I know a lot of PR firms that are chasing new accounts among publicly traded
companies, which are seen as cash cows in the business. I also know a lot of
firms whose sales teams are larger than their s... (more)