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Dinner Topic: Blueprinting the Information Valet Economy

A Dutch-treat dinner gathering Azio restaurant in Atlanta on Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, in connection with the Integrated Marketing Association's annual convention at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel.


The topic

  • Discussion topic: Unique ownership and architecture of shared-user network for user-centric demographic privacy, enhanced advertising and subscription/item info payments. Help plan service requirements and prototype operation. How can we help your organization? READ MORE.

The location

  • Restaurant: Azio, email your interest to include cell phone; I'll email and/or text you with any updates, or join a small group for on-your-own lunch at the Sundial on top of the Westin Peachtree Hotel at 12:30 p.m. if you can't do dinner. TWITTER: Infovalet tag: #infovalet

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Cuisine: Italian
Phone: 404-222-0808
Address: 229 Peachtree St. NE

The time

  • Time: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, 2009.

A collapsing business model

The business model which sustained U.S. journalism is collapsing. The value of mass-market advertising is insufficient to alone support it on the web. "CPMs" are falling.

A real solution

What would happen if we could create a non-profit, shared-user network for Internet information commerce that combined:

  • User-centric demographic privacy management
  • On-the-fly personalization and customization
  • Advertising presented to consumers who voluntarily provide demographic information, and who are directly rewarded for doing so.
  • A platform for multi-site subscriptions and per-click compensation for valuable content
  • All aggregated with one account, one-ID simplicity
  • Where consumers choose a relationship with a most-trusted InfoValet -- perhaps their public-media outlet
  • A new(s) social network

A launch by year end

The Information Valet Project of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, at the Missouri School of Journalism is at work on creating such a service, with the help of The Associated Press, Lee Enterprises Inc. and other partners. The Information Valet Service will be demonstrated in Washington, D.C., in April, and a prototype will launch by year end, 2009.

Shape the role for public media

Technology for creating the InfoValet Service is available. Partners to run it are being lined up. What business rules and relationships should govern it? What is the role for public media organizations? Come offer your constructive criticism, observations, ideas and feedback during a dinner where we "blueprint the information valet economy."

For more information:
Call or text Bill Densmore -- 617-448-6600 /
(At the Westin Friday and Saturday) TWITTER: Follow Infovalet Tag: #infovalet