I was brought up in a very poor working class family and there was a nobility in poverty, and I’ve never lost that really. And money’s never excited me, I’ve never done anything for a million pounds that I wouldn’t have done for free.
The New York Times today published an investigative report by David Segal on J.C.Penney's fantastic 2010 performance in organic search engine results, which helped boost online sales. However, this performance turned out to be largely the result of an agency's extensive black-hat search engine optimization (SEO) campaign, far out of Google's compliance zone.… Read the rest
In a recent conversation with a founder and CEO of a fast growing digital content company, we pondered why most of the buzz and celebration around tech startups these days is when they raise money or, occasionally, undergo an exit like an IPO or acquisition.… Read the rest
After nearly five years and 230 columns, I’ve decided to take a break from my weekly OnlineSpin column at MediaPost.Â This is noteworthy if you read this blog, or you know me from the online advertising industry.
Why this change? I’ve been blessed with passionate interest in multiple pursuits.… Read the rest