Episode 272: BL and David discuss Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends Report; a deep fake of Mark Zuckerberg himself; Radiohead thwarts extortionists; Barney’s department store doubles as your dealer; Google Data Studio 101; VW takes its reputation cleanup seriously; Kraft rebrands ranch dressing as salad frosting; Internet-prompted evolution; thumbdrive hacking; the definition of hate speech; two popups too many;…and much, much more.
Episode 270: BL and David discuss the geo-targeted update of Soul Asylum’s hit song Runaway Train devoted to the discovery of missing kids; IKEA’s recreation of living rooms from The Simpsons, Friends & Stranger Things; Crossfit’s Facebook pause; Google’s Translatotron technology; Tiny replica McDonald’s bee hives; David Gilmour’s podcast series telling the backstory of three of his famous guitars; Guns Down America’s challenge to blacklist the NRA; Jeff Jarvis’ superb essay about our Crisis of Cognition; PR pros need to do the legwork; Antitrust investigations heating up for Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google; Google’s suspicious outage; The North Face’s disastrous black hat SEO tactic; the limitations of social listening;…and much, much more.
Episode 259: BL and David discuss discuss MillerCoors’ #ToastToFarmers response to Bud Light’s Super Bowl ad; Augmented Reality LEGOs; recruiting in virtual reality; Amazon dumps New York; Amazon Moments; LinkedIn Live; U-Haul’s data storytelling earned media; National Geographic’s Valley Of The Boom docuseries about the rise of Silicon Valley; the Bumble dating app; Jimmy Fallon on Amazon Alexa; Nvidia’s nonpeople; the Bratz Doll Challenge;…and much, much more.
Episode 257: BL and David discuss brands’ earned Super Bowl Media; Super Bowl LIII commercials; egregious packaging; Minneapolis’ frozen pants; LinkedIn interest targeting; dearly departed Google services; Apple’s power play against Facebook and Google; Adidas Black History Month all white fail; the invisible generation; super-complicated CAPTCHAs; a Jeep Wave case study…and much, much more.
Episode 255: BL and David discuss Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’ Social Media School for Democrats; Netflix Bandersnatch interactive Black Mirror movie; Twitter’s engagement-fostering beta app; the glaring omission in LinkedIn’s Doc uploads; why you shouldn’t write how-to posts; getting Skyped; fake influencers; deep fake Trump; Gillette toxic masculinity campaign’s backlash; Make America Kittens Again; a robot bartender; augmented magazines; brands taking a stand on #TrumpShutdown …and much, much more.
Episode 251: BL and David discuss influencers punked by Payless; Canada Goose freezing customers; unfinished stories of distracted driver victims; easy Facebook engagement; holiday Tweets; Dogs Trust’s dogs are not gifts ad; augmented reality children’s books; #ChintatownOtter’s koi rampage; Starbucks banned; hashtag hijacking; Lockheed-Martian; Foodfluencers; editable Tweets…and much, much more.
Episode 245: BL and David discuss misplaced trust on social media; Lacta’s 5Star Chocolately Mayhem commercials; the Parkland Kids and Kesha’s “Most Vicious Cycle” video; Carvana’s car vending machines; scientists outing Bots; Dunkin’ Donuts’ tiny house powered by coffee; Twitter’s new tool for spotting haters; Madden Newsjacks Linval Joseph; how to keep your kids from seeing political attach attack on YouTube; horse blinders for humans; President Obama debunking excuses not to vote; Ted Cruz’ failed Facebook livestream; Dictionary.com dissing 45…and much, much more.
Episode 236: BL and David discuss the addition of health grades to Yelp restaurant listings; Bonobos’ #EvolveTheDefinition of masculinity campaign; the Terminal 3 virtual border agent art installation; Amazon’s plans to roll out retargeting ads; a superb example of visual journalism that explains blockchain; the bitcoin extortion phishing scam; a PR pitch from hell; Tronc’s massive layoffs at the New York Daily News; Uber drivers fraudulently charging passengers for vomit cleanup; Facebook’s stock freefall; and much, much more.
Episode 227: BL and David discuss Amazon’s new secret program to develop domestic robots; Comcast’s post-Net Neutrality slow lanes; the satisfying settlement over the Starbucks discrimination case; Gmail’s redesign and security features; MoviePass Unlimited returns; Surly Brewing seeking a cease and desist letter from Netflix; handheld holograms; Facebook’s sorry ad; Google Analytics’ data wipe; Facebook’s dating app; Gibson’s Chapter 11 troubles; Twitter’s password “bug”; Amazon’s truck delivery program;…and much, much more.
Episode 196: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Old Navy’s rockin’ back to school campaign; Jimmy John’s real-life demonstration of its freaky fast tagline; going beyond the corporate message to find real stories; the business imperative for reading science fiction; Russian comedians punking Rick Perry; citizen cyber warriors and compulsory service; the launch of Facebook TV; integrating Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups; husband storage in China; Mariah Carey’s goes viral for slacking; implantable microchips; 35W bridge collapse revisited and citizen journalism; the problem with Hipsters; the imminent death of Flash…perhaps?; Air France for Millennials; GoFund Snopes; saying goodbye to the YouTube Editor; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.