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The Future of Entertainment: YouTube and Hulu?

The 2009-2010 economic downturn has without a doubt impacted virtually every sector of the entertainment marketplace, it has also accelerated and intensified the digital migration among both providers and consumers of content. Direct digital distribution is beginning to surface as a major way of providing movies to audiences online. According to the Houston Chronicle:

“a […]

Economic Times Will Change…Sports Will Always Endure

The recession proved to be a devastating event for any business, individual, and conglomerate alike. We all had to cut back and monitor our spending in some way, shape or form. Sports however, depending on the team and its ownership, varied in terms of spending cuts and whether or not they were truly affected by […]

Travel’s Future

As we all know, the travel industry was hit hard by economic downturn. Jobs were lost, airlines filed for bankruptcy, and families stopped going on vacations. All of these aspects have changed the travel industry for the time being. These startling numbers seems drastic at first, but when you consider the travel industry it is […]

Cheers to Some Economic Bright Spots

Without a crystal ball, it’s impossible to know just when the food industry will recover from economic stress.  As of right now, there are a few promising signs of a turnaround.  According to the Foodservice Equipment & Supplies website, in December 2009, “the National Restaurant Association’s comprehensive index of restaurant […]

From Ray-Ban Glasses to Reese’s Pieces: Product Placement on the Big Screen

Could it be the end of the long held relationship between marketers and entertainment producers? Advertisers are shifting from television to digital media. An increasing number of marketers are using social and digital media to reach certain demographics and raise brand awareness.

“Many media and entertainment subsectors have been hurt by the fall […]

Green Grass to Greener Bank Accounts

Sports evolved over the 2oth century in numerous ways, perhaps the most influential has been the growth of player salaries and how that has transformed players from childhood heroes into superstar celebrities. This is not to say that professional athletes are not the same good ol’ boys fans loved to cheer for because we undoubtedly […]

Airline Merging Help or Hurt?

As today’s economy has its ups and downs the airline industry if constantly fighting to gain loyalty and support. This is something that is hard to do when flights are constantly delayed, service is bad, and flights have to be re-directed on a daily basis. The industry itself has to juggle increased prices in fuel […]

View From The Cheap Seats

The scalping of sports tickets around countless venues across the country has been going on for years. Since authorities have cracked down on scalpers, fans looking for a cheaper ticket have had to search for other means of finding such goods. The emergence of such entities as ticketmaster.com and stubhub.com have revolutionized the business of […]

Online Travel

Planning your next trip? Do you first open up the internet browser and google cheep flights? Or log into Expedia or Travelocity and plan your flights, rental cars, and hotel all in one? Today, technology and increased internet capabilities travel online has become fast, easy, and cheep. All things us Americans are looking for now! […]

Will 3D Films Continue to Top the Box Office Charts?

“So much has already been written about how Avatar was made–how it took nearly five years and a reported $300 million to complete, how Cameron shot nearly the whole thing in a barren airplane hangar he nicknamed the Volume, how he invented his own ‘performance capture’ cameras that could seamlessly sew human actors into a […]