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Archived Since:February 23, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Purpose Hotel, Dyson’s New Robot Vacuum And Target’s Big Bet On Kids | Issue #24

The big news of Unilever purchasing subscription site Dollar Shave Club for $1B this week probably dominated your newsfeed this week, and one that I had two separate journalists contact me about for comment. Subscription commerce is back in the spotlight for this week, but the more interesting stories this week for me included an

5 Stories That Explain Pokemon Go And Other Non-Obvious Insights

Based on the dominating news this past week about Pokemon Go, it was tempting to devote this entire newsletter to the subject – but that felt a bit lazy … so instead all five of my top stories on Pokemon Go are aggregated together into one and the rest of this week’s under appreciated stories

The Scary Future Of Media Consumption And Other Non-Obvious Insights | Issue #22

Curating this article to find stories worth sharing with you every week has helped me hone my ability to read (and ignore) stories quickly. As each of us feels more bombarded with demands on our attention – the dangerous truth is that we spend less and less time appreciating the meaning of anything. That’s why this

Intel Creates Drone Fireworks, Unilever Bans Sexist Ads and How To Spin Getting Fired | Non-Obvious Insights #21

Fear dominated the headlines this week as “Brexit” cast a scary spotlight on everything from the future of globalization to the belief gap between the young and old. Thankfully, amidst all the doomsday predictions, there were also plenty of stories of hope – from Unilever’s moves to ban sexism in their advertising to the story

The Hot New Startup That Lets You Sell Your Own Data (And Other Non-Obvious Insights) | Issue #20

This week has been all about soccer in my house thanks to the simultaneous scheduling of the Euro Cup and Copa America, so the first story in this week’s email is a wearable tech idea for soccer fans that offers more a more immersive experience. Other stories this week spotlight how AI is being trained

How To Pause The Internet (And Other Non-Obvious Insights) | Issue #19

There was plenty of big business news this week, from Disney’s long awaited opening of its signature theme park in Shanghai to Microsoft’s unexpected acquisition of LinkedIn. Chances are you have seen plenty of news about both – so true to the theme for this weekly email I won’t be spending much time on either.

4 Brilliant Exposés, The World’s Ugliest Color And Other Non-Obvious Insights | Issue #18

This week I was intrigued by a combination of fascinating new research and refreshingly honest exposés. The ANA published a controversial report on media rebates and I read insightful in depth articles about everything from how the NYT and WSJ best seller lists really work to the true difference between Uber and Lyft. Along with these

What Whole Foods New Brand Says About You (And Other Non-Obvious Insights) | Issue #17

In my quest for interesting ideas to share with you this week, I found several stories that really got me thinking. Dos Equis’ new search for a campaign spokesperson to replace Jonathan Goldsmith, the “Most Interesting Man In the World,” reminded me of just how beautiful and rare it was for brand to have a

The Creepy Things Uber Knows About You (And Other Non-Obvious Insights) | Issue #16

It seemed like the theme of the week was reduction through small tweaks as Twitter announced a long awaited small tweak to eliminate photos and videos from the allowable 140 character character tweet limit, the FDA made small changes to the iconic nutrition facts label after two decades, Victoria’s Secret made a change to finally discontinue

Branding Secrets Of Lin Manuel Miranda, Inside The Hyperloop and Google’s Vision For The Future | Non-Obvious Insights #15

This week was filled with big news about big brands. Google revealed its upcoming roadmap of innovation. Fast Company interviewed the creator of the wildly popular musical Hamilton on how he built such a powerful brand so quickly. Slate offered a glimpse into the secret brilliance of Under Armour’s non-lifestyle basketball shoe inspired by Steph

Game of Thrones Fights Piracy, Why Writing Skills Matter, and Lockheed Martin’s School Bus To Mars | Non-Obvious Insights #14

I am sitting in an airport lounge in Zurich and putting the final touches on my selections for the most under appreciated stories of this week navigating through stories about perhaps the greatest underdog sports story in soccer history, YouTube’s ongoing plans to kill the cable television industry and Budweiser’s slightly desperate attempt at relevance

Why Ugly People Make Less, Emoji Sculptures, CBS Bets On Star Trek, And Jet Blue’s Amazing Mother’s Day Ad | Non-Obvious Insights #13

I have been on the road again this week, first in Miami speaking to a smart group of senior marketers at The Marketing Forum – and then in Atlanta for a private event with the Coca-Cola team behind the pioneering Journey digital magazine. The experience reminds me again how lucky I am to get the

Google’s Stealth Incubator, Buzzfeed’s Secret, Apple’s Woes And The Color Of The Year | Non-Obvious Insights #12

My mind has been on startups and new ideas lately, as I spent most of this past week at Collision in New Orleans learning about what is new and listening to several dozen startup pitches. And so the stories this week are also influenced by this lens as I feature articles about Google’s latest move

Zika Killing Billboards, Facebook’s Tip Jar And HBO’s Ambitious Hologram Strategy | Non-Obvious Insights #11

This past week it was hard to escape the dominating headlines of the US political primary – and the announcement of a coming change to the faces on the $20 dollar bill. Outside the mainstream news, though, were several relatively quiet stories that contained potentially huge implications for marketers and business overall – from a

Smart Wine, Driverless Race Cars, Rhode Island’s Marketing Flop and the Truth About Blackberry | Non-Obvious Insights #9

Some weeks have more happening than others and this week’s list of the most under appreciated marketing stories was tough to curate. Interesting stories like Samsung’s new patent on “smart contacts” or Medium’s big announcement about the future of publishing narrowly missed the list – while stories like the Internet firestorm over Nest’s choice to

Microhotels, Holographic Toys & Why CVS Walked Away From $2B Dollars | Non-Obvious Insights #8

The news of this past week was filled with highly anticipated announcements like Oculus Rift finally launching its first consumer VR headset and the expected fanfare surrounding the release of the new Batman vs. Superman movie. Amidst these big moves, the more interesting stories this week came from quiet experiments like Google’s attempts at building its own

Non-Obvious Insights #7 | Fake Farms, Virtual Reality Tacos, Rise of Bootcamps and Why Apple Stopped Innovating

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Non-Obvious Insights #6 | Why Instagram Reinvented Its Newsfeed, Racist Zip Codes and New Release Movies For $50

Want these insights before anyone else? Join my email list to receive a curated list of top non-obvious stories of the week and useful insights like these every Thursday – a full 24 hours before they are published on this blog!  Click here to subscribe >> For the past week, you’ve likely heard all about SXSW

Non-Obvious Insights #5 | BMW’s Shape Shifting Car, Disney’s Brilliant $1Billion Idea and the Smartest News App Ever

Want these insights before anyone else? Join my email list to receive a curated list of top non-obvious stories of the week and useful insights like these every Thursday – a full 24 hours before they are published on this blog!  Click here to subscribe >> This week’s issue of Non-Obvious Insights curates some widespread topics

Automaker Appreciates Women, Virtual Reality Happy Meals And The Death Of Cereal | Non-Obvious Insights #4

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