The Huge Canary in The Internet Coal Mine

Facebook’s stuttering IPO has the doomsday drums beating. They will fail. The model won’t hold. The stock will collapse. It’s all about Facebook and its stock price. But, there is a bigger story here – one that we wrote about back in 2009 – the Chaos Scenario, Bob Garfield’s theory that the price of advertising [...]

The Chaos Scenario – Part 3

In the previous blog, we expanded on The Chaos Scenario, Bob Garfield’s thought-provoking book that says we are in a period of ‘chaos’ as the old advertising and media paradigm collapses and businesses aren’t moving fast enough to engage with the truly empowered consumer. This blog is set up as a Q&A. It is NOT [...]

The Chaos Scenario – Part 2

In the previous blog, we introduced The Chaos Scenario, Bob Garfield’s thought-provoking book that says the sky has already fallen on the traditional relationship between media and advertising. This blog is set up as a Q&A. It is NOT verbatim. It is based on the sense of the long conversation Bob and I had. Bob [...]

The Chaos Scenario

Bob Garfield is a very funny, very smart Ad Age columnist who has stirred up a lot of people with his new book, ‘The Chaos Scenario’. His core observation is – the sky has already fallen on both the media and advertising businesses and things will never be the same. Never. His core solution is [...]