Views from Jeffrey Cole

I’m at a P&G regional conference and just finished listening to Prof. Jeffrey Cole from the Center for the Digital Future. He presented learnings from his 8 years of research on digital & its integration into human life. He talked well and about quite a few things – nothing particularly new except for a thought on Media Companies/Content Owners. He predicted that in future Media/Content would be smaller business but will be more profitable.¬†

It is an interesting way of looking at things because today we go for Scale across all industries. May be there are certain industries where ‘small is beautiful & profitable’. I would like to think that some of the intellectual property based businesses might go the small route because sometimes Consolidation & Scale bring compromises, reduces speed and create barriers.

What if Marketing & Advertising industry goes that route?