emergentfutures:

Digital advertising hits $43B, passing broadcast TV for the first time ever


Full Story: Venture Beat

emergentfutures:

Digital advertising hits $43B, passing broadcast TV for the first time ever

Full Story: Venture Beat

HootSuite Team EMEA! @hoot_mela @hootsarag @marcopolo7188 @hootellymorgan @hoot_jean @hootsimy @hoot_maxgiovi @hoot_vinz @hootsimona @hootgiusy cc: @HootSuite_UK

HootSuite Team EMEA! @hoot_mela @hootsarag @marcopolo7188 @hootellymorgan @hoot_jean @hootsimy @hoot_maxgiovi @hoot_vinz @hootsimona @hootgiusy cc: @HootSuite_UK

smarterplanet:

Three Ways Companies Can Reinvent Themselves Digitally By Saul Berman, PhD, Partner and Vice President, Strategy & Transformation, IBM Global Business Services
In less than a decade, the systems that defined the 20th Century — mass production, mass consumption, mass marketing — have been swept away by co-creation, co-production, co-distribution.
In an era where anyone can become a brand’s biggest gadfly on Twitter, an activist organizing millions on Facebook, or an ad-hoc taxi service or hotel through Uber and Airbnb, what it means to be in business is being completely overhauled.
Consumers are now the biggest influencers of business strategy, second only to the C-suite itself, according to 55 percent of executives surveyed in our annual C-Suite study. And over the next five years, 63 percent of execs expect consumers to gain even more power and influence over their businesses, according to IBM’s recent Digital Reinvention Study.
The quadruple whammy of social networking, mobility, the cloud, and analytics is creating a new playing field. It used to take years before a new technology would impact a business, but now connectivity and collaboration are turbocharging the pace of change.

smarterplanet:

Three Ways Companies Can Reinvent Themselves Digitally
By Saul Berman, PhD, Partner and Vice President, Strategy & Transformation, IBM Global Business Services

In less than a decade, the systems that defined the 20th Century — mass production, mass consumption, mass marketing — have been swept away by co-creation, co-production, co-distribution.

In an era where anyone can become a brand’s biggest gadfly on Twitter, an activist organizing millions on Facebook, or an ad-hoc taxi service or hotel through Uber and Airbnb, what it means to be in business is being completely overhauled.

Consumers are now the biggest influencers of business strategy, second only to the C-suite itself, according to 55 percent of executives surveyed in our annual C-Suite study. And over the next five years, 63 percent of execs expect consumers to gain even more power and influence over their businesses, according to IBM’s recent Digital Reinvention Study.

The quadruple whammy of social networking, mobility, the cloud, and analytics is creating a new playing field. It used to take years before a new technology would impact a business, but now connectivity and collaboration are turbocharging the pace of change.

Just touched down in London town. #hootsuitelife (at Piccadilly Circus London Underground Station)

Just touched down in London town. #hootsuitelife (at Piccadilly Circus London Underground Station)

“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.”
Andre Gide (via stoweboyd)
I remember the first time I ever heard a Kanye track. It was 9th grade and I was bundled up in a freezing car waiting in a mall parking lot listening to the radio. See back in the day, the Beat 94.5 would air a weekly segment on underground and upcoming artists every Wednesday. This weekly show was adapted from the late-night hip-hop stations of 102.7 & 96.1 in the early 2000’s. I remember DJ FlipOut was setting up the next track, which was “Through the Wire.” He said that Kanye was an upcoming artist who was going to change the game forever. As soon as the distorted sample of Chaka Khan’s “Through the Fire” hit my ears I knew he was right.

Kanye’s an asshole nowadays but back then he was hungry. Sometimes an artists greatest work is when they’re in the early stages of their career laying their heart, mind and soul on the line.

I remember the first time I ever heard a Kanye track. It was 9th grade and I was bundled up in a freezing car waiting in a mall parking lot listening to the radio. See back in the day, the Beat 94.5 would air a weekly segment on underground and upcoming artists every Wednesday. This weekly show was adapted from the late-night hip-hop stations of 102.7 & 96.1 in the early 2000’s. I remember DJ FlipOut was setting up the next track, which was “Through the Wire.” He said that Kanye was an upcoming artist who was going to change the game forever. As soon as the distorted sample of Chaka Khan’s “Through the Fire” hit my ears I knew he was right.

Kanye’s an asshole nowadays but back then he was hungry. Sometimes an artists greatest work is when they’re in the early stages of their career laying their heart, mind and soul on the line.

Drones on drones on drones.

Drones on drones on drones.

"Stay on my craft and stick around for those pounds,
But I do that to pass the torch and put on for my town
Trust me. On my I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T shit hustlin,
Chasing dreams since I was fourteen with the four track bussing
Halfway cross that city with the backpack, fat cat, crushing.

Labels out here,
Now they can’t tell me nothing
We give that to the people,
Spread it across the country
Labels out here,
Now they can’t tell me nothing
We give it to the people,
Spread it across the country”

Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 

Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore on Grooveshark