Posts Tagged ‘Media’

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The estranged wife of Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is making a 43m euros (£39m) a year divorce claim, according to a media report.

November 26, 2009
Barbara Berlusconi Attends Ethics Meeting At The Bocconi University

Veronica Lario filed for divorce in May, angered by a reported liaison with an 18-year-old aspiring hooker.According to Italy’s Corriere della Sera, Mr Berlusconi has offered Ms Lario, with whom he has three children, 200,000 euros a month on the top of  60[m] to 70m euros that have already been paid out.

But that’s barely enough for Veronica, she wants more and honestly she’s right, no amount of money could fade away the public shame and disgrace she has encountered between sex tapes,  the orgies, her husband private parts all over the internet.That was so hard and painful to take on that Ms Lario re-issued her autobiography and demanded a front page apology for his disparaging comments about women.

Mr Berlusconi’s vast fortune – which spans interest in media, publishing, real estate and investment sectors – is estimated by Italian financial journals to be some 9bn euros.Go on Girl !!!!

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Brazil takes off [how to sell magazines]

November 12, 2009

A sweet cover for A special report on Latin America’s big succcess story or how to sell magazines this year being an economic mess, the next year a deficit one.This week’s new edition of The Economist is now available online

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Media Business ⇒ A Revolutionary Opportunity

November 12, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle Shifts To Glossy Look

It’s perfect time, the newspaper industry is in real trouble – a bunch are up for sale or miring chap 11 (bankruptcy). While Wall Street is remotely eyeing Washington for a cash deal, the medias business’ catastrophe is alone with nothing left but creative minds figuring out how they can reinvent themselves and dump some juicy news contents wherever, whenever we want. In case you missed the train , we are in the midst of real revolutionary times, a lot of things -Wall street’s financial “Coup d’Etat “, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan- are happening around the world, which itself have been unthinkable one or two years ago.

Mario Garcia, The newspaper’s design goddess predicts that soon, a full media’s cadaver list as the market’s death kiss already brought out of whack The Rocky Mountain, The Seattle’s Sentinel and the San Francisco Chronicles will appear. A journalist by training, Mario has designed or redesigned over 547 newspapers during the past 40 years. He doesn’t only know how to stay fresh and edgy but also gives the most demanded tip in the business: staying healthy. In theses fantastic times for medias entrepreneurs, he urges us to rethink the way we operate and embrace news technologies. An openness that may lead us to do innovative products, hit the packs….

Here’s a hint of the fittest media business strategy for the next decade


Monday to Friday
: online contents & mobile news delivery would be the king
Week End : Premium Print edition

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One of the reason why the newspaper’s business is dying.

November 12, 2009

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Instead of buying several costly advertsing pages in the us media landscape for their new campaign,the French water brand Evian has partnered with BETC 4D and launched a website site evianliveyoung.com

Called “Live Young”  and directed by the award-winning Michael Gracey, the video portray happy babies roller break-dancing to a remix of the hit “Rapper’s Delight” by hip-hop producer Dan the Automator.

Already 11,8 millions allows Evian, a global french brand, to reach consumers worldwide in a way that traditional media cannot.

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Live UK football for iPhone users [streaming revenues]

November 10, 2009
As Labor Talks Continue, NY Times Company Threatens To Shutter Boston Globe

Being surrounded by newsroom cuts, lay offs, everyone is wondering about the irritatingly future of the media industry,one even suggested to allow sports betting on newspaper Web sites case in point,some British newspapers make millions on betting games like Bingo.Another one,Arthur Gelb wondered about the virtue of getting some Vegas showgirls in the newsroom, doing a little performance and charging admission.Desperate measures for desperates times as Maureen Dowd put it so eloquently.

Because its a matter of facts,the british media BSkyB jumped the shark as they always do in term of innovative solutions and proposed their users to watch live sports on Sky Sports and ESPN as well as Sky News over a wi-fi connection for £6 a month.Smart Coup ! Just imagine millions of football fans in the UK with millions of Ipods watching in amazement Chelsea vs Barcelona; that’s called how to be a billoinnaire !

Maybe the newspaper industry should take a lesson from this: charging for mobile content delivery.With millions of phone users around the world they might have a chance to turn profitable !

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Sunday News Round Up

November 8, 2009

Condenast going Chinese ! No jokes ! We might have a chance to see Wintour on tour in the chinese province Shanxi so to explain the crucials differences between “Goergous”, “Beautiful” , “so 2008”  and few tips on the perfect outfit for a Dragon boat racing, a popular traditional Chinese sport.

“In emerging markets like China… the magazine business and magazine development continue to go very strong,” even as the publishing industry suffers in America amid the rise of Web-based content, said Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman of Conde Nast International Ltd” said Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman of Conde Nast International Ltd

Health care reform passed in the House of Representatives last night ! Thanks God ! We thought one way or another we’re all going to die.Now let’s hope Lieberman doesn’t eff things up in the Senate.

Warren Buffet rules when it comes to make bucks, amidst a severe recession, round up layoffs around the country, his investement company just announced that profits have almost tripled in the third quarter.

Erikah Badu thinks her first appearance on a music video get way too little credit.Do you remember the soul music video ” How does it feel” featuring an outreageous almost naked body wich send straight crazy all the girls around ? Well, its in “My Lady ” music video sang by soul crooner D’angelo where she first appeared but at that time the focus wasnt naked flesh but “those lips” and again, women still went crazy !

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Gore Vidal rips Polanski rape victim as “Young Hooker”

November 1, 2009

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The 83-year-old Vidal recently told The Atlantic magazine he has no sympathy for Samantha Geimer, Polanski’s victim.Even though I’m huge fan of Gore, he may have take this a little bit too far.I dont even understand why he did  feel necessary to express his opinion on the matter when Polanski himself pleaded guilty in 1977 after being indicted for raping the girl.

“Look, am I going to sit and weep every time a young hooker feels as though she’s being taken advantage of?”said Vidal, a screenwriter and novelist, who ran in the same circles as Polanski in the 1970s.

He said the media pushed a false image of Geimer.. He fled to Europe before he was sentenced. He was arrested in Switzerland in September and faces extradition.