I started a new routine today by saying ‘Good Morning’ to at least 5 random strangers every morning. Of the 5 people I greeted, 2 gave no response, 1 gave me weird look, 1 responded with ‘uh-huh’, 1 responded with a smile.
Despite only having a 20% success rate with a positive response, this exercise put me in a pretty good mood. My goal is to get 5/5 with responses that may include a smile, ‘Good Morning’ or ‘Thank You’.
I had to do a double-take on this one, just to make sure I wasn’t reading an article from 1993.
Founded in 1979, Computer Shopper was a Ziff Davis property from 1993-2001 when it was sold to CNET. SX2 Media Labs, which purchased Computer Shopper from CNET in 2006, is now selling it back to Ziff Davis.
Incidentally, Ziff Davis (specifically Computer Shopper) was the first publisher I worked for as an advertising sales account executive.
“Our history is in traditional print media,” said Smith. “What we set out to do was to disrupt ourselves in a sense. We decided that we wanted to be a digital media company participating in the high-growth markets and digital media. We went about the process of thinking through the questions, how do we disrupt our own company if we were challenging digital brands attacking us?”—
Atlantic Media Company’s president, Justin Smith, explains how it has evolved from a 155-year-old traditional media company into a nimble digital juggernaut. It’s most recent entrant into the digital media space, Quartz, may be its boldest move yet.