Branding has become a paradox in the sense that it’s no longer a concept developed by a company and communicated to the world. Perhaps it never has been, but now, more than ever, people – customers, employees, partners and industry voices – have incredible power to impact brands.
Even more platforms are opening up to allow anyone to publish longer-form content beyond shorter status updates. LinkedIn is the latest example. Medium earlier this year is another. And although Medium is minimal and beautiful, none of these platforms are actually innovative or solve problems that haven’t been solved in the past.
I’ve written previous posts sharing how data is everyone’s domain, that we need more people with serious data chops, and how data-driven leadership is your organization’s future. So I’m excited to share today our team is launching the next course in our Analytics MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).
Dave Winer thinks people are “bored with blogging.” As a note, I’m a huge fan of Dave’s thoughts and have been reading his site, Scripting News, for as long as I can remember.
Recently the news broke that CVS would discontinue selling cigarettes. I was surprised, like most people and clicked through my CNN alert to read the news with interest. The basics of the announcement are this, as reported on CNN.com:
BuzzFeed is apparently trying to hire a data editor (see the job listing here, we’ve also screencapped it below for when it’s eventually taken down):