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Globe & Mail vs VanCity Buzz…who is winning?

The world of Media and Social Marketing continue to change and evolve.  I have been following, with interest, two events that in reality are very connected.

One is the announcement by the Globe and Mail that they are erecting a Pay Wall, a system that prevents online users from accessing web content without a paying a fee or subscription. The other event was a Flash Mob helped by a local, but very popular Blog, VanCity Buzz.

I’m watching the Globe and Mail like many other traditional media struggle with declining revenue. To justify the pay walls, they claim they must be able to pay and support the journalist talent and business model that has been an icon of Canadian journalism for as long as I can remember.

I see on the other hand this young, hip and popular blog that can help organize 1,000 plus people in just a few days and embrace current pop culture.

So what is really going on?

It really is an old story-the customer is changing. We are seeing a perfect example of the end game. The VanCity Buzz is nimble and as is the nature of a blog, has low overhead with unpaid “Citizen Journalists”.  You will hear from the traditionalist that paid journalists produce better, well-researched content and that may be true at times; but the customer ain’t buying it – just ask the finance department. Your report card is the bank balance.

I know I read and enjoy both.  Will I pay for the Globe under the new model? I have not made up my mind.  Do I enjoy the “Raw and Relevent” content of the VanCity Buzz – you bet.

If I look into my crystal ball I think they both have a way to go because what I predict is that journalism will eventually move to a “paid for results” model. The technology is there now to give the publication a piece of the action and it is going to be the advertiser that will determine the outcome…they have the cheque book.  I can see the look on the media moguls’ faces now. What do you mean-we get a piece of each sale…?  Well if you think you have a killer property, great content and loyal readership -what’s the problem?

The traditional model is trying to fit into the new medium and the new media guys are trying to take pieces from the legacy properties. The new model does not evolve around either. It comes back to two groups- the reader and the advertiser. Let’s not forget that at the end of the day it comes down to one very simple outcome. Will you actually help sell my stuff. Do that you win. Fail to do that and it’s résumé time.


World’s Largest Business Meetup Planned Oct 16, 2012

October 8, 2012

Get ready for October 2012 as we celebrate in style with Canada’s business owners, entrepreneurs and B2B marketers during Small Business Month. The SOHO|SME Expo will be held this year in Vancouver and Toronto with a new, exciting and fresh program focused on: Learning from industry leaders and experts in the areas of marketing, sales, [...]

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Shocking New Stats On Local Search – Why I Took Twitter Local

May 10, 2012

Recently at Rapid Time Networks we commenced a program of developing a community focused social media strategy starting with Twitter. We have a series of communities around Vancouver (our founding city) such as Richmond, New Westminster, White Rock and others where we have opened up Twitter accounts, each managed by a person based in that [...]

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How To Be Successful – It’s So Obvious

April 21, 2012

I was sent this video from my good buddy Michael Yurechko (@yurechko) from a fellow by the name of Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee). It is called “A rant from the heart, hip and head“. He rants about his view of success and what it takes. He’s hardcore and his language is not for young or sensitive ears [...]

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The Rapid CEO Weekly Review: Going Hyper Local With Powerful Free Community Directories

April 16, 2012

We finally went public this past week with another platform to help the Vendors, Affiliates and Guests that come to Rapid Time Networks. We are branding it “Rapid Time Local”. It is a series of Community-based Directories we are building that will provide another level of marketing exposure for local businesses. There is an entire [...]

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The Rapid CEO Chronicles Launch!

April 7, 2012

It has been over a decade since I launched my last newsletter. This past week I finally made the commitment to do it again and they will be officially known as “The Rapid CEO Chronicles“.  I chose the word Chronicles to reflect my present status as a Co-Founder of Rapid Time Networks and to share many [...]

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The Rapid CEO Weekly Review: Rapidly Expanding To Burnaby

March 25, 2012

The highlight of the week was Wednesday, March 21, 2012 when we opened Rapid Time Networks in Burnaby B.C. It was just a few weeks ago in the beginning of January when we sat around a table in Yaletown at the Buzz Cafe in the Harrison Gallery with just five people. Now we have a [...]

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The Rapid CEO – Weekly Review: Thanks To Sauder / Ronald Lee & Minna Van

March 22, 2012

This week was a blur to say the least. I do a lot of networking but this one was probably the most intense I can remember. There were lots of meetings at both the High Output Business Network ( HOBN ) and even more at Rapid Time Networks ( RTN ). I get a large [...]

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Blenz Coffee supports the VanCity Buzz ‘This Is My Vancouver’ Initiative

June 16, 2011

Visit This is my Vancouver and give us your thoughts.

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