Amy Parker and I have been in the digital media business since 1999. We have nearly 20 years of experience tinkering with technology to build community through content. The What is our third startup together. So, it should be a piece of cake, right? Wrong. Dead wrong. It’s like thinking you got this “parenting thing” because your first kid taught you everything you need to know. No. Starting a new thing means riding a rollercoaster of learning curves, no matter your expertise. And in our case, it also doesn’t help that the media industry is in free-fall. The six figure sponsorships and advertising contracts that
Stevie Nicks‘ recent duet with Harry Styles at Los Angeles’s the Troubadour might be a sign of the times, where music is at the forefront of a movement that sees beyond age. Gina Pell, a tech mogul and Content Chief of the newsletter The What, says the notion of marketers bowing down to millennials and making other distinctions based on age is a dated one. She coined the term perennial to describe what she sees as a move away from categorizing based on age rather than interests and like-mindedness.
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Hello Wonderful. We are hopefully approaching full containment of the fires this week in Northern California. Amy is back in her Napa home, which miraculously survived, and we are gearing up to help the many people affected especially those in the low income bracket. Last week, we started an impromptu fundraiser with our friends Annie Galvin and Eric […]