Long-time journalist for a range of daily newspapers in Memphis, Amarillo, Dallas and Los Angeles, as well as with Red Herring and Variety. A decade as an executive handling communications strategy for MGM, USC Marshall School of Business and a range of clients. Now handling social media, podcast...
Insights is a weekly series featuring entertainment industry veteran David Bloom. It represents an experiment of sorts in digital-age journalism and audience engagement with a focus on the intersection of entertainment and technology, an area that David has written about and thought about and been part of in various career incarnations for much of the past 25 years. David welcomes your thoughts, perspectives, calumnies, and kudos at [email protected], or on Twitter @DavidBloom.
Want to know where virtual reality and augmented reality are heading? The giant consulting firm Deloitte thinks it knows: straight into the business world. The company just named Jay Samit, a long-time executive in entertainment and technology, as vice chair of its Deloitte Digital unit, charged with helping lead the company in deals that knit VR and AR technologies into the prosaic, boring and hugely valuable processes that industries use every day.
How far has broadcast TV fallen? The Hollywood Reporter this week gives a quick clue with this graphic below of year-over-year ratings changes for the top 10 shows. It’s not pretty. And if the bell cows are staggering, and most of them clearly are, it says nothing good about the health of the rest of the herd. Worse, this little data reminder comes just as the networks begin trooping on stages across New York to pitch their fall lineups to advertisers in the annual Upfronts season.