Brian Fuller's blog on the media, marketing and content creation

What would Al Haig do?

Alexander Haig died yesterday, probably overcome by years of government sclerosis. It’s amusing that Haig will always be ridiculed as the guy who, as secretary of state, claimed “I am in control here” when President Reagan was hospitalized just after he was shot in downtown Washington.  Haig wasn’t legally in the line of succession (a […]

Has the advertising free-fall slowed?

Don’t break out the Champagne just yet, but signs are emerging that perhaps the advertising collapse for newspapers and magazines is slowing and leveling off. Still, publications have a long way to go to get with the program. The Wall Street Journal reported this week: A year-end flurry of ad spending helped moderate steep declines […]

Good bye to all that

Should old acquantaince be forgot? Absolutely. To 2009 and the decade of the 2000s? Drop dead. We always give thanks this time of year, this time of reflection. And I seem to be tracking with the mainstream who believe that 2009 was awful and that the decade just ended (although technically not for another year) […]

Two out of three ain’t bad

My choice of women is a lot better than my choice of careers. Eric Savitz from Barron’s warns this week that his career advice is to stay away from chip making, wired phone service and newspapers. Nice! I have had the pleasure of being in two of those three industries. In fact, earlier this decade […]

Tipping Point for the Gig Economy?

Summary: The latest unemployment figures and related commentary suggest the economy is recovering far faster than the jobs will. What’s on the other side is a new workforce. But we won’t get there from without a complete re-assessment of the role, definition and value of “labor.” The national numbers tell us bleakly that more people […]

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