Starting with a blog and Twitter presence, Arenas and Live Venues have started to embrace authentic, participatory media as a way to get closer to fans. But challenges, some unique to this business, will face them as the staff must respect the protocol of promotion, licensing, and tour managers. Several people chime in on this, and I invite you to as well.
Sometimes, to become remarkable, you have to ruffle some feathers. And if you’re like these guys, you do it with gigantic fans – both the (slowly) spinning metal kind and the send-me-all-your-schwag kind.
Despite legislation introductions to prevent it, New York continues to this through a nasty telecommuter “double-taxing system” through its state tax code and it has people up-in-arms. Cali Williams Yost recently posted on FastCompany’s expert blogs area “Work/Life: NYC Versus Kentucky—One Resists Flexibility, the Other Embraces It. Who Wins?” which compared the approaches between New York and Kentucky – places most would find more different than night and day.
A little Lexington news here: Hewlett-Packard Co. said Tuesday it has agreed to buy American Capital Strategies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ:ACAS) Exstream Software LLC for an undisclosed amount.
Kentucky political blogger and founder of award-winning blog bluegrassreport.org Mark Nickolas is joining former CNET founder and CEO Shelby Bonnie in the formation of politicalbase.com. The site, which is open to all political affiliations, looks to have a lot of very Web 2.0 features.
Today the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce released the “New Agenda” list today: “100 of the most compelling suggestions to share with the state and its elected leaders. The selections were made based on viability, financial feasibility, the time needed to implement, innovation and vision, and impact.” I’m wondering where the Creative Class fits into it all, and if anyone has thought about how important that is.