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It's doubtful the overtime increase will change advertising

If you keep up with U.S. government policy especially when it comes to economics, you may have heard that the Fair Labor Standards Act might crack down on companies making their employees work long stupid hours by requiring overtime pay, or a minimum salary of $50,440.

Sex, Wrestling and Mussolini: Gawker's Toxic Anti-Journalism Needs To Stop

It is generally agreed in the court of public opinion that Gawker, the trolling narcissistic media outlet, is toxic. Inwardly to their employees, as well as outwardly.

I Love Open Floor Plan Offices.

It was really only a few years ago open floor plan offices were sold to us as being The Future Of Work Efficiency. Break down those walls and join us in our airy revolution, where all are free to cohabitate in harmony. This commune will promote camaraderie and efficiency, they told us.

If hospitals were like advertising agencies.

No that isn't a clickbait headline. It's an important analogy for all of you who want to explain to civilians (people who don't work in advertising) who insist they want to know what it's "really like."

Millennials: in wake of Chipotle, it's time to understand how the sausage gets made

Today's Bloomberg Business has an in-depth article about Chipotle's Icarus moment, and tone deaf response.

Time magazine the latest to screw content creators

While we often write about musicians getting a bum rap when it comes to getting paid in the digital age, we need to draw more attention to other content creators who are feeling the same pains.

What do musicians and car companies have in common?

In 1998, Jay Z's Hard Knock Life sold close to 5.3 million albums. His follow up, Life and Times of S Carter sold 3 million. This was in 1999, when piracy was just hitting its stride.

For musicians it's trickle down misery

Here's a simple math problem for you: If a legendary musician who once sold 25 million copies of an album, now only sells 650,000 copies, how much will an indie band who used to sell 100,000 copies now sell? The answer: a lot less.

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