Archive for November, 2005

30
Nov
05

KEYINFLUENCER REACHING OTHER PLACES


Someone asked me what is the purpose of this blog and my answer is this is going to be like the equivalent of Oprah “After The Show” that they have on Oxygen. Just raw thoughts and daily interactions. Don’t expect too much deep stuff here, though it will be the place you get notified of stuff that we don’t feel like crankin out a whole newsletter for. Maybe a new hire, or big happening, acquisition, even a sports trade or two. The rule is though, we are updating “whenever we feel like it” so you can’t get on our case about udpates. If I were you I would subscribe so you can get this blog emailed to you.

So I read this in good ol’ EUR today. I think Lee Bailey and his team were aiming at us! Love ya Uncle Lee. Really though, we are playing in two entirely different playgrounds
*As tipped here in October, Ralph Farquhar
will join NBC’s Al Roker comedy project as an
executive producer.

I’m hoping our “re-emergence” in the market (see Soulpurpose circa 1998-2000) causes some folks to step up their game. Quite frankly I got tired of receiving wack, useless emails in my box and/or going to “industry” websites and not walking away with anything but a 30,000 ft view of a cool album release party. I don’t have a lot of time give me what I need andthat’ss it. And that my friend is the spirit of why we had to launch something that speaks to YOU, the professional in this game. So with that being said, please by all means hit us at keyinfluencer@gmail.com with feedback. We don’t profess to have it all together by any means and in fact we are in beta mode till top of 2006 so whatever feedback you give us will lead us to better product development.

Really excited that my new buddy Anastasia over at YPulse gave us props, love what she is doing with Ypulse.com and you are sleeping if you are not reading www.ypulse.com.

We got a killer team we are rounding out for 2006. If you are a media buyer now would be the time to discuss advertising with us while we are putting it together (hint hint).

Tony Shellman, Sway–Holla atcha Boy!

28
Nov
05

Say It Ain’t So!

WORD ON THE STREET IS THAT ENYCE HAS RELEASED TONY SHELLMAN!
One of the last of the good guys, Tony Shellman, I hear has been let go from Enyce the company he founded with partners Evan Davis and Lando Felix. Can’t confirm this but looking to find him now. Hit us if you know anything about this……btw Usher’s film caught a brick at the box office this weekend. Between that film and the 50 Cent film our artist turned actor experiment is turning out bad lately.

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UCLA EAT YOUR WHEATIES THIS WEEK, YOU ARE ABOUT TO PULL OFF AN UPSET!



27
Nov
05

Is This Thing On??

I’m testing my blog by email function. If this works it is “on” folks. Blogging by Blackberry! Gets no better

23
Nov
05

I HEARD PEOPLE ACTUALLY READ THIS BLOG!

I’m kind of excited b/c we literally write this thing with no idea whether or not anybody is reading it, but I got several calls today of people who are avid readers of the blog…so great.

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TIVO IS PISSING FOLKS OFF WITH THIS NEW TIVO TO GO
The content folks are not happy about that little guy up there.
Tivo is about to launch Tivo To Go which will allow you to transfer video
to your Ipod and Sony PSP which is throwing a monkey wrench in this whole
IPOD content structure guys like NBC are trying to create. For FREE Tivo users
can get all the content they want……

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SWAY WHERE ARE YOU?????
I’ve been looking for the homeboy Sway for a minute now.
Trying to get him involved in a program we are doing.
I hear through the “vine” that he may be leaving MTV.
This can’t be true is it???
If anyone knows hit us up or tell John, I mean Sway to get with us.

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TOM DIXON IS AMAZING DESIGNER
Did you read the story in last week’s KeyInfluencer 1:6 about Tom Dixon.
This guy’s work is really really good. He’s a sort of Don in the design world especially in the UK.
Interesting is that he was in a band in NYC for awhile. He has done some work over here recently.

22
Nov
05

THIS ISSUE GOT PEOPLE TALKING….


Alright the phones and emails have been blowin up. I guess ya’ll like what we are doing. “You ain’t seen nuthin, you ain’t seen nothing yet.” Thanks for all the feedback. We really appreciate it. No for real, for real.

We made a few mistakes I heard. I should have already known Lisa Ellis was the EVP. This week I guess the Sony Corp. Communications folks at 550 Madison Ave will re-release the proper title for Lisa which is PRESIDENT. (I assume that’s why she is smiling so big in this picture, she’s got a big check coming!) Oh MY! Also we made a mistake on the profile on Bridgett Lindsay, she is personal assistant to Donna Karan not executive assistant. Sorry, we are working out the kinks.

Props to my guys over at Kinetix Integrated Communications. Paul Estevez, Joseph Solis, Alain Maraduena and Tony Martinez are the Hispanic Marketing Dream Team. From what I hear they just did a joint venture with Malbon Farms and got Scion and Boost Mobile on lockdown! Congrats, we are definitely going to have to feature you guys.

21
Nov
05

KEYINFLUENCER DA NEWSLETTER: Influencing 3,000 weekly now!



So we are off and out of the gates with this newsletter. All the feedback feels very good please keep it coming to keyinfluencer@gmail.com. Don’t get too attached to the format, it will only get sexier in 2006. We are in deep beta testing right now, so your feedback during these next few weeks is crucial.

About to start a new section where we highlight “out of the box thinkers.” First one is going to be Mike Salman who started a magazine called INKED. Great concept and I anticipate greatness. He put together a solid team of cats that “get it” (Jeff Swierk, Hyun Kim, Chris White and others) and he is from the Bay Area which is always a plus in any situation!

Keep bringing the feedback. As I’m typing this the email box is being flooded.

We will update the blog whenever we feel like it.




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