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Bob Sacks (aka BoSacks) is a printing/publishing industry consultant and president of The Precision Media Group (BoSacks.com). He is also the co-founder of the research company Media-Ideas (Media-Ideas.net), and publisher and editor of a daily international e-newsletter, Heard on the Web. Sacks has held posts as director of manufacturing and distribution, senior sales manager (paper), chief of operations, pressman, circulator and almost every other job this industry has to offer.

I did not want Donald Trump to be President. Actually I still don't, but hopefully I and the other half of the country will get over it and back to some form of normality. But that is another story and not why I'm writing this column. My politics are mine, and yours are, well, yours.…

Yesterday I wrote about the developing style of corporate risk taking place at Hearst, let's call it tower entrepreneurism, envisioned and shared by Dave Carey. Today I want to suggest another great and often missed sector/movement in successful publishing. That is the city and regional titles. It is my pleasure to speak every few years…

On Thursday, the FCC approved new rules that regulate how broadband providers handle and disclose the use of customer data collected through use of digital platforms, mobile devices, and the like.  As the Washington Post reported, the FCC will "require Internet providers, such as Comcast and Verizon, to obtain their customers' explicit consent before using…

As you know the reports of digital advertising ad fraud are reaching epidemic proportions. It seems no report and no data stream can be trusted. There is a recent headline from Ad Age that reads "CMOs Are Sick of Digital Ad Hype," and I can point you to literally a dozen others of the same…

There is a mystery wrapped in an enigma standing right before us in the media industry, and at first and second glance it just doesn’t make any sense. Let me try and approach it this way -- you walked down a block in your hometown many times and got robbed more than once, in fact,…

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