Satire, Politics, and Marketing Fake News (Aug. 2012)
Creative Digital Strategy That Works
As a comedian and New York Times best-selling author, Baratunde Thurston pushes the envelope on the latest Web platforms. Whether personifying the Swine Flu on Twitter, treating a Foursquare mayor battle as legitimate politics, or live-blogging his experience clearing an exit ramp on Lakeshore Drive during Chicago's epic blizzard of 2011, he's found ways to do more than post photos and beg for followers.
Baratunde Thurston is a technology-loving comedian from the future. You may know him best for his time spent as director of digital for The Onion or as a New York Times best-selling author. His most significant professional contribution, however, is his own creative experimentation with new digital platforms.