Every summer for the past eight years I’ve made a playlist for the season, perfect to roll down the windows in your car and feel the breeze cooling from the sweltering warmth of the blacktop. I call this mix series my Summer in the City mixtape, and the 2014 edition features music from diverse musicians, including: The Kinks, Beck, Galaxie 500, Vampire Weekend, Neil Young, Television, Pokey LaFarge, and The Flaming Lips.
Was 50 Cent's opening pitch the worst of all time?
By now you’ve seen countless replays of 50 Cent’s blooper on the web…
But a quick google search shows he’s not alone in being a bit off in his aim for home plate. In fact, a more scientific approach was taken to visualize the ceremonial pitches by celebrities and public figures:
So maybe 50 Cent’s pitch isn’t the worst, but just another outlier as part of a wider set of data.
Today consumers own more devices than ever before, and the greatest growth comes from digital devices, many of which didn’t even exist a few years ago. If fact, according to Nielsen’s recent Digital Consumer Report (full disclosure: I helped research and create this report) not only do the majority of Americans now own smartphones, but during 2013 time spent accessing the internet using smartphone apps (34 hours per person on average) surpassed time spent surfing the web on computers (27 hours on average). Whether consumers using the devices to access media or connect with one another, advertisers and marketers must follow consumer’s eyeballs as they jump across multiple screens and platforms.