I felt the Italian Futurism exhibition at the Guggenheim was disturbing because while this art movement was amazing to look at, their relationship with fascism was complex and appalling. The exhibition is the first of its kind and offers a comprehensive view of Italian futurism from F.T. Marinetti’s Futurist Manifesto in 1909 to the end of World War II. To learn more about the exhibition, click here: http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/exhibitions/on-view/italian-futurism-1909-1944-reconstructing-the-universe
Christy Ferer read an interesting article on Forbes.com about qualities that successful people share. Below is a list from the Forbes article:
1. They Know When to Stay and When to Leave
2. They Do More Than What’s Asked of Them
3. They are willing to fail in order to succeed
4. They know that they make their own luck
5. They set real goals that they can accomplish
6. They take accountability for themselves and their actions
7. They make change instead of being affected by it
8. They are able to adjust to changes in the market place
9. They can communicate their story effectively
10. They ask the right questions to the people that can deliver the right answers.
Beyonce dropped her new album on iTunes at midnight on Thursday and it slowly became the fastest-selling album to date. When people found out about the album’s release, it was all over social media. Christy Ferer thinks that it was an unconventional marketing tactic and it seems to have worked. She thinks Beyonce has set a new trend in the music industry and industry leaders will surely follow the trend with future album releases.
To read more, click here.
Christy Ferer read an article in the Harvard Business Review that warns about the dangers behind obsessing with external recognition. Here are a few from the article:
1. We distance ourselves from the fundamental growth engine of our careers.
2. We misallocate our time and attention.
3. We alienate critical nodes in our professional networks.
Check out the article here.
Christy Ferer welcomed Colleen Burns to Vidicom’s studios today and she presented last minute gift ideas and shopping strategies perfect for the holidays. Colleen is a mother of five an expert in parenting. She has made several appearances on NBC, CW, CBS and The Daily Buzz.
The holidays are almost here and this is a perfect time to start getting your shopping in order.
Christy Ferer came across an article about the acquisition of Newsy, a video startup that produces content for web and mobile, by E.W. Scripps. Many marketers and advertisers are seeing the importance of video content for online platforms. Scripps is the publisher of daily newspapers and owns various media companies.
To read about the acquisition, click here.
An army of robots coming soon? Christy Ferer is shocked and impressed at the same time. It’s been reported that Amazon is building robots in order to increase its way of shipping products and now Google is jumping in the game. The article on Wired states:
“The difference between Amazon’s drone stunt and Google’s retail robot skunkworks, run by Andy Rubin, is that it seems far more serious. While Amazon released an unrealistic marketing video that had little to do with how its operations really work, Markoff’s sources say that Google is taking incremental steps to automate steps all along the consumer-product supply chain, from manufacturing to shipping.”
To read more about the article, please click here.