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Everything Is Show Business

Look. Don’t get fooled. A LOT of what you see on the Internets is “show business”. Loren Feldman is the best example. The guy is an entertainer who’s doing a “show”. It’s to entertain you and get attention. Ratings/traffic.

Mylee Cyrus and those “racy photos”… same thing. Paula Abdul reading scripts on American Idol… same thing. It’s all about ratings and if you think that this stuff isn’t planned out, you’re fooling yourself. It’s show business. Did you know that American Idol show producers get people to make up the signs people hold up before the show and hand them out to the crowd? Politics? Show business too. I encourage you to go watch a movie called Bob Roberts, especially since this is an election year.

Anyway, I’m simply trying to point out that if you want attention, fast, and a lot of it, you need to start thinking like you’re in show business. Me? I try to entertain, but I’m not going to sell myself out and be fake just for “ratings”. It works though, just look at 1938media.

1938Media Doesn’t Own Internet Shtick

Loren Feldman says he’s a genius and I’m a dope. Yep, he’s talking about me, Shawn, Sam and Lisa for our little puppet spoof/online war thing we made up around my Twittermethis project. Here’s the latest Geekcast where we come come clean about the whole thing.

So if you haven’t been following the drama, here’s a good rundown from Kevin at System0. Anyway, as you’ll hear in the video below, I think Feldman is a funny and talented dude and he’s also very smart. I do think he’s got some issues though. My biggest point is that he doesn’t own shtick on the Internets. Anyone can do what he did, even badly like we did, and make it work. Yeah, he does it better, but so what? It can be done, by anyone.

The funniest part about all of this is now he’s super pissed at us/me for doing what we did and he’s unfollowed and blocked me on Twitter and is now insulting me publicly. It doesn’t matter, he did the same to everyone else he’s now good buddies with, so I imagine you’ll be seeing us on video together hamming it up in 6 months someplace. I’m open to that. I think the guy is funny as hell. If not, I’ll live. I’m sure he will too.

FYI, 1939Media on Twitter isn’t me or anyone else I know. If we were going to do that we’d tell you we did it.

Ted Murphy Is A Fucking “Evil” Marketing Genius?

I agree with Loren. Ted Murphy isn’t evil as Arrington says. In fact, if you read my blog, you’ll know that I turned my opinion on Ted a long time ago and proclaimed him a fucking marketing genius.

Which, by the way is #1 on Google for that term now Ted.

Fucking marketing genius

And he continues to keep that moniker.

Case in point, watch Ted at MESH baiting Mke Arrington of Techcrunch.

Disclaimer: I’m on a panel at Postiecon in the fall. Looking forward to meeting Ted and learning how I can also be an evil fucking marketing genius too.