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Newsletter #313 – The Peoples Stimulus

One big thing With GameStop this week, we saw what can happen when collective action happens, the emergence of a subculture (WallStreetBets) clashing with another (traditional Wall Street). When I (and others) made the call of the roaring twenties at the start of last year, no one could have imagined that this would be the kind of thing that it could lead to. But what does this have to do with content… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 29, 2021

Newsletter #312 – Bill of rights

One big thing This week Axios shared the Axios Bill of Rights, their promise to readers. Check it out. I’m always a fan of a mission statement, or an outline of principles, the act of sharing it, itself tells something about the publication. With theirs, the very first one is: Every item will be written or produced by a real person with a real identity. There will be NO AI-written stories. NO bots. NO… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 22, 2021
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Newsletter #311 – Welcome 2021

Happy New Year! Our first note of 2021. We’ve decided to not cover the suspension, Parler and related this week. We may in the future but felt like it clouded important stories, which would otherwise be overlooked. Of note is the M&A/deal activity since the last edit. One big thing I’ve said whether the Olympics go ahead or not may be the canary in the coal mine for the marketing and media industry this year. If they go ahead, it… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 15, 2021