Daniel Kjellsson

thoughts on the evolution of media, marketing and mankind

Media

September 14, 2014

A theory about the rise of fashion blogging

RewardStyle is an affiliate marketing service offering popular publishers to make money out of editorial recommendations. Without informing the readership about the fact that what they click is actually paid advertising. A less critical description could be that rewardStyle is one of the most interesting fashion-technology companies of the this decade. Texas Monthly recently published a profile Read More

September 10, 2014

Saturday Group spill the beans

For years I’ve considered Saturday Group, the creative mothership of Jens Grede and Erik Torstensson, to be one of the most interesting companies in the fashion, advertising and marketing dump. With an annual turnover of £60m, more than 200 employees, Saturday Group’s umbrella business interests range from a clothing-distribution company (Tomorrow), a fashion communications division (RMO), a Read More

September 3, 2014

The end of the printed newspaper

Print ad revenues have fallen 65% in a decade, 2013 saw the lowest ever recorded, and 2014 will be worse. If you are a journalist at a print publication, your job is in danger. Period. Time to do something about it. When the Tribune Company recently got rid of their newspapers, the New York Times ran Read More

June 8, 2014

Jeff Widener on his iconic Tiananmen Square photo

When Jeff Widener looks at the most important photograph of his career, it makes him think about failure. Like most news photographers, Widener is often worried that he will be absent during a critical moment and miss a critical shot. Like many of the most important photographs in history, Widener’s “Tank Man” almost didn’t happen. Read More

June 1, 2014

Rupert Murdoch’s most trusted lieutenant

Ken Cowley was once one of the most powerful men in Australia. He used to sit at the right hand of billionaire media baron Rupert Murdoch and was one of his most trusted lieutenants. Yesterday (May 30), Financial Review published an interview with Cowley, now 80, with the man reflecting on life, death and his Read More

June 1, 2014

Your health records are worth more than your credit card

I’ve been using the Jawbone fitness band for about six months. Without heading into any kind of in-depth review I’ve sort of lost interest at this point and I keep coming back to the conclusion that to have to wear (and charge, sync, etc) anything more than my phone is a hassle. The data we Read More

August 23, 2013

The power of a personal media empire

I don’t believe in media brands but in personal ones. I can’t relate to Vogue, The New York Times and CNN but rather to Anna Wintour, David Carr and Piers Morgan. Media consumption today, and definitely in the years to come, is built upon relationships between people – not brands. If previous generations consumed a Read More

August 9, 2013

Seven rules of success; How to spend less, earn more and let go

Let’s play self-help zenists, shall we? A lot of people have made a lot of money doing so (cynical bastards, unite!). Below is an edited extract from a post that first appeared on Zenhabits.net. It’s copyright-free for everyone to share. Obviously I extracted only the money and business related parts. For pointers on feelings, hearts and so forth, Read More

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