[Author's note: I made the mistake of editing this after a long travel day. Below is the updated and corrected version.]
PARQOR is the handbook every media and technology executive needs to navigate the seismic shifts underway in the media business. Through in-depth analysis from a network of senior media and tech leaders, Andrew Rosen cuts through what's happening, highlights what it means and suggests where you should go next.
A reminder and an update. A reminder that this week’s schedule will be
The update: My predictions for 2023 are scheduled to be published in The Information next week, and not this week.
Last year’s predictions were (too) long. So below is the prediction and a brief recap of what actually happened..
Prediction: I think in 2022 the most successful companies in post-”streaming wars” media convergence will be focused on centralizing omnichannel customer relationships around CDPs. They will be focused less on the metaverse.
Media companies owning millions of credit cards was a key theme of Q4 2022, and a much simpler statement of the dynamic I was describing above. Former Disney CEO Bob Chapek tested the metaverse angle with investors and sold investors on “Disney Prime”. But otherwise, it never really played out in public markets. Rather it has played out in private markets, especially for Sony’s Crunchyroll and YouTube creators.
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Total time reading: 6 minutes