CBS' "Mom"
Giving Thanks for "The Middle" and "Mom" -- Ed Martin

When talking television, let us give thanks this holiday weekend for two shows that stand out from their genre peers: ABC’s “The Middle” and CBS’ “Mom.” As situation comedies go, these two are smarter and funnier than most and every bit as entertaining as the immensely popular “Modern Family” and “The Big Bang Theory” (also on ABC and CBS, respectively).

The quality that sets “The Middle” and “Mom” apart from most comedies is that they overflow in every episode with uncanny insights into the way tens of millions of American families actually live, a quality generally absent from other series in the family sitcom genre, since the ‘50s a crucial cornerstone of the foundation...


Seven Action Steps to Building (Rather than Killing) Your Career with LinkedIn -- Walter Sabo
By Walter Sabo

LinkedIn is the “serious” social site that lets clients, employers and financiers get a snapshot of your professional life. Use these seven action steps to make it a powerful tool for getting you more work. And remember to know your audience. Today, employers and clients don’t want cute, funny, vague or egotistical. They are looking for service, knowledge, courage and dependability.

The seven steps are as... more

Are Ad Buyers Tapping Automation for Mobile Native Advertising? -- Anne Frisbie, InMobi and Joe Prusz, Rubicon Project
By Anne Frisbie and Joe Prusz

Native advertising. The buzzword is such a hot topic that even our popular culture has started sounding off on it.

But while native advertising is often wholly conflated with sponsored content -- those paid advertorial placements that blend seamlessly, and sometimes deceptively, with surrounding content -- some digital advertising buyers have a more textured view of what native advertising is and what it can achieve in its... more

Cooperate on Title II? Hah! But STELAR Passed -- Paul S. Maxwell
By Paul S. Maxwell

Comment: Even the New York Times columnist Joe Nocera thought it would be a good idea for the FCC’s Tom Wheeler and Congressional folks to arrive at something resembling a compromise on net neutrality without Title II. His take: “HeHeHeHeHe!”

I concur. A painful belly laugh.

But then! Holy Moly! Something resembling compromise … STELA turned into STELAR and OMG!... more

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