Monthly Archives: February 2014

Eric Hutchinson new Treatment “Tell The World”

One of the better singers, Eric Hutchinson dropped a new single “Tell The World” today as pre-cursor to new album Pure Fiction. The new single is up tempo joint with thundering baptist church-like hand claps, it sounds like it can be in a Nissan Leaf or a Coke Cola commercial. The Black and White treatment showing Hutch at some of his fave spots in NYC is pretty cool. Clearly Hutch is in a happier place in his life and his music is showing that.

Cant wait till the album drops..

Pre Order Here http://smarturl.it/purefiction?IQid=ehsite

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Wu Tang is for the……Skiers

Wu Tang is for the......Skiers

{CLICK THE PIX TO PEEP THE VINE}

TIme and time again I try to tell the youngins just how big Wu Tang was….it wasn’t a rap group it was a way of life like a religion.

It was so special that it still permeates today as Olympic Skier Henrik Harlaut threw up the Wu symbol at the Sochi WInter Games {CLICK THE PIX TO PEEP THE VINE}

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Buy 7 Polar Fleece and get 2 Suits Free

Two of my fave companies are about to get under that same umbrella as Jos A. Bank bought Eddie Bauer for 825M.

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When i first saw the blip pop up on twitter I immediately thought of the pending Mens Warehouse deal for Jos A Bank but apparently that still in the works. Eddie is such a classic brand. My buddy gave me a couple of of his old Eddie sweaters and shirts and they have become a staple in my wardrobe. Just recently i copped a the Eddie fleece vest to layer up with my Jos A. Bank merino wool top coat…I was just a little early.

TOO BIG TO FAIL..AND SCALE

Too Big to Fail

**Disclaimer**
The NFL doesn’t need any effn help from you or me. They are a multi-billion dollar industry, and in a moment of honesty, is bigger than GOD in America.

So why the disclaimer? The NFL just missed a really good opportunity to maximize their brand exposure. To bolster all things NFL, it had reserved the broadcast rights to Thursday Night games for itself in order make the NFL Network somewhat relevant. Fast-forward, and the NFL finally decided the money was worth more than the network – it sold 8 games of this package to CBS for $200 M (yes million), and, as a bonus, picked up the expert team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms to take-over for their own putrid announcers. Clearly they view this as a win-win from a scale and operational perspective, but it fails to really grow the brand.

Here’s my $0.48 on the deal…NFL should have partnered with Google to broadcast these games. Now I know what you’re thinking, Google doesn’t have a TV distribution network, and you’d be right. But let’s be honest, it’s 2014, who uses TV to get all of their entertainment and content these days (shout out to those still watching re-runs of L&O on TNT)? We all know this is the future, so why not use the NFL as a big carrot for those hesitating on cutting the cord?

First, Google has the $$ to afford this package. Second, Google has a ready-made infrastructure via its Chrome Cast devices (and Android OS) that would make distribution seamless. For those not familiar with Chrome Cast, please take a look at this Link. Imagine if the NFL’s App (which currently streams only on Verizon devices) were available on any wireless platform AND your TV….that could exponentially increase the number of people watching the games on a Thursday, and in turn, increase the NFL’s revenue (the app might be free, but using it requires a subscription). Google would not only see a bump in sales of Chrome Cast devices (another Apple TV takedown) but could gain more exposure of its Google+ and Google Hangouts social media platforms by using it as the broadcaster’s medium and as a platform for direct fan interaction. Peyton Manning could host a Hangout where fans could ask questions; analysts could break things down in a less scripted fashion, and fans could interact with each other during the game. This is where Sports and News in the next century will blossom…Streaming Content Interaction. Yahoo has figured this out, but hasn’t exactly executed it well yet. Google / NFL – are you up for the challenge?