"With a Twitter following six times as large as the city he has led, Mr Booker was known outside Newark largely for his appearances on late-night television and his heroics: rescuing a neighbor from a burning building, shoveling out snowbound cars, living on a food stamp diet."
Punk-era figures named David continue to share opinions about online streaming. First it was Talking Heads’ David Byrne, whose critique of Spotify and its ilk in The Guardiancarried the hugely unfortunate headline “David Byrne: ‘The internet will suck all creative content out of the world.’” Now Dave Allen, the bass player for post-punk legends Gang of Four and a longtime champion of online music business pursuits, has responded with a lengthy rebuttal of his own via North, a Portland branding and advertising agency where he is director of digital strategy.
NORTH’s own Mark Ray, Owner and Creative Director and Dave Allen, Director of Interactive Strategy will head a panel discussing Music as Universal Language in the office tonight as a part of Design Week Portland!
Dave Allen spoke with Gerard Dolan on UX Discovery Session.
Dave Allen, the former bassist for punk band Gang of Four, chats with Ad Age about his big career change from music to advertising.
Dave Allen spoke with Advertising Age regarding the makeup of the modern agency and how he went from bass-guitarist in the English post-punk band Gang of Four to producing digital strategy in the agency world.
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The Wall Street Journal reports: “Facebook says it will begin sending weekly reports to America’s four largest television networks, offering a glimpse of how much chatter their shows are generating on the social network.” Did you know that “America’s four largest television networks” are not Hulu, Netflix, the Polish BitTorrent site, and Bravo? They are ABC, NBC, Fox, and CBS. Given our own television-watching habits and those of our peers, we believe that fact alone is already good news for the networks.
What a way to spend a weekend. The XOXO Festival that took place this weekend in Portland had to have been the single most creative conference I have ever attended, and believe me I have attended too many. Founded by Andy Baio and Belfast Build conference founder Andy McMillan, it attracted hundreds of folks and many “makers” to share, mingle and meet. As Andy Baio told Wired magazine “First and foremost, XOXO is about independence. It’s about artists and hackers and makers that are using the internet to make a living doing what they love independently without sacrificing creative or financial control.”