History is Written by the Victors

“History is written by the victors” – so said Winston Churchill. And interestingly, wag that he often was, Churchill always said that he would write it – and indeed he did. Truth is I use to believe that too. But in our day the lines are getting blurred and history is constantly being re-written; re-interpreted…

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With Internet Blocked…

With Internet Blocked, Protesters Are Still Able to Mobilize…. So reads a news headline from The New York Times on Saturday, June 4, 2011. The Italics are mine… The reference is to Syria and the ongoing repression by that brutal regime. But this is not about politics – it’s about human behavior and the almost…

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Room Temperature

Let’s discuss some of the new key concepts of the ever-changing Digital world we live in. In fact these leading-edge ideas are the subject of talks, panels, analyst papers, even whole conferences. More – you are nowhere if you can’t posture and pontificate about the leading edge. So here goes: The Social effect on marketing….

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Marcom

Marcom. Marketing Communications. Schools of Communication. Communication Technology. Courses in Communications. Often culminating in “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” (Guess the source.)

So what is communication or communications all about? And why does it so often fail?

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The Daisy Girl

The Daisy Girl. Most of us have never heard of her. I was 10 at the time and do remember…She helped a US President get elected in 1964 – before the Internet, before blogs and before cable. Called “Peace Little Girl,” the spot ran once yet created a buzz that is still remembered today.

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