Tag: Viacom

2019.08.16 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to your Last Week in Digital Media and the last one for August! The newsletter will resume after Labor Day. For now, here’s the news you may have missed: GENERAL Snapchat announced Spectacles 3.0 will be available for pre-order. Priced at US$380, they’re priced at a premium compared to earlier models (V1 US$150 and V2 US$200). The latest model now… Read more →

2019.04.26 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s the Last Week in Digital Media, a week where I’m worried I might lose subscribers now that Mark Zuckerberg has launched a podcast. 2019 Q1 RESULTS It’s Q1 reporting season, with Facebook, twitter, and Snap releasing results. Here’s the numbers Facebook: reported positive results but with a concern of bad news to come. Facebook’s Q1 report (PDF link) saw… Read more →

2019.01.25 Last Week in Digital Media

Welcome to another update, here’s what you might have missed Last Week in Digital Media. GENERAL Mark Zuckerberg posted an Op-Ed on the WSJ titled “The Facts About Facebook“. The post has been criticized by some for being dismissive of the challenges and concerns faced over the past 12 months. However, there is a positive takeaway (paraphrasing) where Zuckerberg affirms… Read more →

2018.07.27 Last Week in Digital Media

It’s Q2 reporting season, so amongst the last week in digital media news, I’ll also provide a bit more details on Alphabet an, Facebook’s Q2 Results as they tell very different stories about consumers and digital advertising. Alphabet Q2 Results Alphabet reported better than expected Q2 results (full details). Revenue US$32.7B, a 26% increase on a year ago. Advertising counted for… Read more →

2018.02.09 Last Week in Digital Media

Here’s all the news you may have missed: GENERAL The IPG Media Lab published their 2018 Outlook, highlighting the 4 big trends: all culture is digital; the path ahead for retail; the battle for the home; and brand trust. Snapchat’s quarterly results came out and they outperformed investor expectations. Revenue and Daily Active Users (DAUs) were up – DAUs up 18%.… Read more →

2018.01.12 Last Week in Digital Media

CES 2018 has come and gone and there is a lot of news. I won’t go into all of the detail, as the IPG Media Lab blog has great recaps of each day, trend observations and more. What was unmissable was the significant presence of Google, specifically the Google Home/Assistant. Despite Google’s booth being (temporarily) flooded out –  it’s clear… Read more →