Grammy’s Radius Is Just Wrong

Instagram unveiled a new logo yesterday. I realized this when I couldn’t find the icon on my phone (evidently I use color cues for this task). It’s not bad but the corner radius of the glyph doesn’t match the rainbow-box, and yet they are so close as to appear, well, just wrong. Medium reports the logo was done in-house. Good on them for not spending an arm and a leg to create a new icon, but I can’t help thinking the Head of Design was more interested in having a new notch on his resume than clarifying the brand identity. There’s a nice little glyph at the bottom of every Instagram page right now. Why not make that the glyph?

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Part Deux: OTT Is Where Everyone Wants to Be

Awesomeness TV

Today’s announcement that Verizon is taking a 24.5% stake in Awesomeness TV is another indicator that the hot, barely-tethered, Millennial marketplace is where the content distributors and content creators need to be. Fullscreen has AT&T ,AwesomenessTV has Verizon, Twitter just got the rights for NFL Thursday Night Football, and Vice will eventually take over the world (or at least France). It’s gonna get confusing and then there’s going to be consolidation. It will be fun to watch everyone duke it out.

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OTT Is Where Everyone Wants To Be

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Fullscreen is launching an OTT service on April 26. This is a game content distributors need to get in now. The OTT landscape is going to get crowded, and confusing, during the next couple of years, then the dominant players will shake out the weaklings. It will be Darwinian business at its best. The big question is, “If I’m paying $4.99 – $9.99 a month for nine different OTT services, how is that better than cable/satellite?” We’ll see. #OTT #Fullscreen

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How To Do Business Well

Check out this conversation between John Mackay, CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods Market, and Kip Tindall, CEO and co-founder of The Container Store, about how to run a business well. Turns out they were roomies in college. It articulates my philosophy of business perfectly. They focus on the employees and customers and if they do well by those stakeholders then the business grows. I found this post by way of Brand Autopsy, btw.

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