Dear Danica, I will admit that I don’t know much about you. But I do know that you made records when you started racing in IndyCar and NASCAR, sports historically dominated by men. And you have done remarkably well. You … Continue reading The post An Open Letter to Danica Patrick (and Ideal Image) appeared first on Flip the Media.
Analogue, Meet Digital by Hanns-Peter Nagel If you think of it, tech conferences like (the excellent) IN-NW are behind the times. Why leave home when one can hear presentations and interact with experts via Google Hangouts (even the president does … Continue reading The post IN-NW Shines Again appeared first on Flip the Media.
This post appeared in the Puget Sound Business Journal last week and appears courtesy of the author. Last year I promised myself that I would find a way to meet and interview Jeff Bezos for my Four Peaks show. The … Continue reading The post Secrets of Seattle’s Success: Engaging through Innovation appeared first on Flip the Media.
Welcome to Hawk Heaven! The Seahawks win their first Super Bowl and while the team took apart the Denver Broncos, we here at Flip were breaking down the annual Super Bowl advertising fest to five spots that for some reason … Continue reading
Yesterday’s Super Bowl was one of the worst in the 48 years of the game, unless you were a Seahawks fan. Even then you probably would have wanted to see a less one-sided game. And like the Broncos performance most of the ads were duds too — and won’t do much to help their brands/products. […]
Twitter is the archetype of a greatly successful service that complacently iterates itself without much regard for changes in its uses. Such behavior makes the service — and others like it — vulnerable to disruptive newcomers. Twitter might be the smartest new media of the decade, but its user interface sucks. Show More Summary
Swipely is now providing a range of pretty compelling new “server intelligence” insights to restaurant owners and managers about menu and staff performance. The company offers a payments processing with CRM, analytics and marketing services layered on top. Show More Summary
The year was 1984 and in Spokane, Wash., Charlie Schmidt was “unemployed and destitute, but there were three things that [he] had: a cat, a camera, and a keyboard.” Charlie made hundreds of videos of his cat playing a keyboard, … Continue reading
Special to Flip the Media by Andrew Mitrak, Cohort 2013 When Drew Keller challenged our CommLead storytelling intensive class last year to create a 2-3 minute documentary, Dartanion London immediately came to mind. Dart is incredibly hard-working and super funny … Continue reading
In no small part, the iPad’s success comes from its uncompromising Do Less To Do More philosophy. Now a reasonably mature product, can the iPad expand its uses without falling into the hybrid PC/tablet trap? When the iPad came out,...Show More Summary
Yesterday Twitter co-founder Biz Stone announced the launch of Jelly. He characterizes it as a social search engine or a “new way to search” for the smartphone era. From another point of view it looks pretty much like a Q&A site. There have been many (capital “M”) Q&A sites over the last decade that have […]
If you wanted to send an extra-special holiday greeting this year, the Seattle Opera had you covered. Their call to action was this: “Send us a message you’d like to share with friends/family on social media this holiday season & from the … Continue reading
Stories have the power to to change the world, and it has never been easier to get our stories out there. In today’s fast-paced, content-driven world, the first steps to using story to enact great change are simple: create compelling … Continue reading
Armed with a Vine equipt smartphone and a batman mask, Blake Wilson messes with his wife & teaches his kids lessons about potty training, saying please & chewing with their mouths closed. This guy is definitely doing it right.
Apple’s A7 processor, the new iOS 7 and “house” apps are all industry firsts: genuine, shipping 64-bit mobile hardware and software. As we’ve seen before with the iPhone or the iPad, this new volley of Apple products is first met with the customary bursts of premature evaluations and counterfactual dismissals. Show More Summary
Seattle-based GeekWire billed its 2013 Summit as “the premier technology conference in the Pacific Northwest”. That was not hyperbole: Over the course of the day the spare, ordinary-looking GeekWire Summit 2013 stage at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel transformed into an … Continue reading
In a new YouTube video, a young man confesses to being drunk the night he caused a fatal traffic accident. What is his motivation for posting the video? How does it relate to a famous media art project of the … Continue reading
Can You See the Real Me? When we choose to engage with social media, we commit to an ongoing series of choices about our online social personas. Our every tweet or status update becomes a token by which others will … Continue readin...
Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” is one of the biggest earworms of the summer, and the song’s video has earned some controversy for its portrayal of nearly-nude (or more-than-nearly in the NSFW unrated version) women dancing around with the fully-clothed male … Continue reading
This post was produced as part of the UW Comm Department’s undergraduate Entrepreneurial Journalism course. By Maggie Thorpe While being pushed into a crowded train in Japan, I remember wishing I could bring out my Canon DSLR and take a video … Continue reading