Second-Best Guest in Recent “This Week in Media”

“Kevin just does a great job of bringing together the advertising perspective and creator perspective of social media and online video,” says Daisy Whitney, Queen of Online Video, in reference to this blog. Whitney is now working with iMediaConnection, which was news to me during this week’s “This Week in Media“ (I’m one of two …

Why Are Ray William Johnson and Maker Studio Separating?

Why is YouTube’s most subscribed creator, Ray William Johnson, planning to separate from the largest online-video studios (OVC definition)? In perhaps the most interesting online-video news of 2012, the YouTube personality announced this week that he would be splitting from Maker Studios. See news stories by Variety, The Wrap,  LA Biz, and NewMediaRockstars. Johnson started creating his “=3” …

TechCrunchTV Debates Crowdsourcing Creative, Sucks

The Gap logo disaster brought attention to crowdsourced creative, and the issue is debated in this awkward cable-TV-like debate about the rights and wrongs of crowdsourced creative. Occasionally we get to hear from GeniusRocket’s CEO Peter LaMotte (who happens to be the guest of the segment), but mostly co-hosts Sarah Lacy and Paul “I like …

Samsung Calls Consumer Reports “Not Honorable”

Samsung CEO Geesung Choi called Consumer Union, the non-profit product-testing organization behind Consumer Reports magazine, “not honorable.” Choi on Monday cited the October 2010 issue of the magazine, which gave Samsung low scores on high-definition and standard-definition video camcorders. “American magazine making JVC and Sony best-buy awards is insult to my family and character,” said Choi …