DMNews.com covers all aspects of digital and data-driven marketing. A resource for marketing and senior sales professionals, its core audience consists mostly of decision-makers and key influencers within their organizations. I’ve written about trends in ad tech such as programmatic advertising, ad fraud, customer data platforms (CDP), automatic content recognition (ACR), and more.
- Gay Dating App Scruff Pulls All Programmatic Ads — What happens when a popular hookup app decides to gut its banner ads? I spoke with Scruff CEO Eric Silverberg to learn more about what LGBTQ+ dating apps are doing to protect consumer data.
- Meet The Berlin Startup Trying To Fix All Of Programmatic’s Problems — Rivr — billed as a universal translator for the programmatic ecosystem — is trying to refine the transaction process. I interviewed the Berlin startup’s CEO to see how it aspires to simplify the crowded ad marketplace.
- Home Depot’s Tech Strategy: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix it — Over 40 years in business, it seems as if Home Depot has hardly changed. But behind the scenes, there’s a lot of work going on to deliver that familiar brand experience alongside emerging technologies. I spoke with Matt Jones, senior director of digital strategy and mobile at Home Depot, to unpack some of its in-store mobile integration.
Bustle Digital Group (Elite Daily’s parent company) is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle publications for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. I covered news and politics for Elite Daily, and have written about reproductive rights, Supreme Court cases, the National Rifle Association (NRA), and gay conversion therapy.
- Russian Bought Facebook Ads Aren’t The Only Way Elections Can Be Swayed — The House Intelligence Committee released thousands of Facebook ads on Thursday, May 10, that were paid for by a Russian agency in an effort to sway the 2016 U.S. elections and stir dissent, according to published reports.
- Why Do People Cross The Border Illegally? Taking A Closer Look — Reports of more than 2,000 children who have been separated from their parents while trying to cross the border between April and May have captivated the nation’s attention. It is happening as a result of a “zero tolerance” policy created by the Trump administration, which eliminates all legal leniency toward first-time offenders, asylum-seekers, and parents with small children.
- These States Are Working To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy — More than 40 years after the American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses in 1973, there’s still a need for protective LGBT legislation to be passed. These states are working to ban gay conversion therapy, and here’s what you need to know about the move.
Stagebuddy.com is a New York City-based digital publication covering all things theater, film and entertainment. As a freelance correspondent for Stagebuddy, I attended private film screenings and events and wrote about them.
- “Love and Mercy” — To many, the music of The Beach Boys is a foundational boulder set in the California cliffside upon which the entire culture rests. To remove it, is to ignore one of the most integral components of life in Southern California during the 1960s. Summer, sunshine, and falling in love – it’s all there in the music, and while the songs of The Beach Boys go down easy, their success came at the expense of the psychological deterioration and torment of songwriter Brian Wilson.
- “A Faster Horse” — The Ford Mustang is the embodiment of traditional American values. As such, its place at the forefront of the American auto industry and popular culture has been well cemented over the last 50 years. So how do you approach the redesigning of such a beloved automotive icon?
- “Welcome to Leith” — Part documentary, part thriller, Welcome To Leith paints a fascinating portrait of a desolate little town in North Dakota, and how in 2012 a group of white supremacists attempted to convert the town into their own private settlement. Much in the same way that The Jinx is driven primarily by interest in a single figure, so too is Welcome To Leith. The film centers its attention on Craig Cobb, who moves to North Dakota and begins buying up property.
- How to reach peak masculinity in 10 simple steps — 1. Suppress your feelings. Keep all of that noise to yourself. Speaking openly is a sign of weakness, which is why women are so fragile. Are you a woman? Didn’t think so.
- How to make a to-do list for your to-do lists — Keeping a to-do list has long been one of the most efficient methods of managing errands, household tasks, and workflow. Whether it’s grocery lists, reminders, or repairs, the feasibility of a day’s workload is made much more palatable with a simple list format. In today’s world, however, with increased demand for productivity and output, as well as the drastically increasing speed of communication, it’s harder than ever to keep track of those lists.