Episode 297: BL and David discuss Burger King’s disgusting moldy Whopper campaign; podcast studios coming to Staples; an FTC crackdown on influencers; clever “About Us” branding; smart speaker spying; eSports home teams; yet another streaming service; an ode to Wikipedia; Coronavirus riots in Ukraine…and much, much more.
Episode 287: BL and David discuss the controversy over social media political ads and two of the proposed solutions; The Climate Trail video game that takes place in the climate change apocalypse; Samsung’s selfie satellite fail; Yahoo Groups’ move to email-only; unrest on the Facebook campus; the trend toward video games as spectator sport epitomized with the launch of the Minnesota Vikings’ eSports team; hot dog boy gets a ride in Oscar Mayer’s weinermobile; McDonald’s social media fail; Amazon’s Choice paid reviews; Joe Biden’s domain fiasco; political Twitter; and much, much more.
Episode 284: BL and David discuss American companies that cave to Chinese censorship; a Sesame Street character who addresses addiction; Target’s emphasis on audio branding; Siri comes to Spotify; an adorable MSNBC interruption; an augmented reality opera marketing campaign; whiskey pods; Amazon’s initiative to get voice assistants to work together; top sites that fact check fake news; malicious apps in Google Play; Google crowdsourced shopping ads; Google will soon block mixed content; and much, much more.
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 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 256: BL and David discuss the self-fueling bonfire that is online outrage; WordPress’ new NewsPack platform; The Atlantic’s video in honor of International Holocaust Day of Remembrance; the Tree VR installation at Davos that allows you to experience what it’s like to be a tree in a rainforest; Kia’s Super Bowl scholarship; Aspiration Bank’s hyper-focused Millennial messaging; YouTube’s crackdown on pranks and challenges; a comedian’s daily joke-writing tips; Twitter’s new marketing calendar; stupid dad jokes; …and much, much more.
Episode 243: BL and David discuss Serena Williams singing “I Touch Myself” for breast cancer self-exam awareness; celebrities mount #DefyTheName campaign to fight bullying; Netflix lets you choose your Black Mirror plot; Instacodes come to Instagram; Google’s former head of PR writes a hilarious satire lampooning big tech; IMDB TV beams over Amazon; the #UpsideTown contest prize is a dream trip; Pixel Groups come to Facebook; BrainNet is the next big social network; Facebook’s Hack issue spreads across the web; DeepFakes are disastrous; why you might want to pass on MoviePass …and much, much more.
Episode 218: BL and David discuss an autocomplete Black Panther interview; Twitter amping up the news while Facebook flounders; the Amazon Pollycast; Bloomberg’s Twitter TicToc; the lonely dog that went viral; Lucky Charms gets mythical; Watson gets embedded in virtual and augmented reality; the Marketoonist; the coming artificial reality apocalypse; the next chapter in Net Neutrality repeal; a clumsy, milky metaphor; Gmail gets AMPed; concussion spotting technology; and much, much more.
Episode 214: David discusses Sarah Silverman’s compassionate response to a Twitter troll; Life Time Fitness’ decision to ban cable news; the Wellness VR platform pilot program in a senior living facility; Google’s audio-realistic text-to-speech technology; Firefox’s plans to shame insecure sites; Cadbury’s Willy Wonka white chocolate cream eggs; Apple’s long-awaited podcast analytics; Twitter’s video views; Facebook Ad Manager rules; the massive hardware security flaw that has effected all computer processors; a fatal swatting incident; Ajit Pai’s no-show at the Computer Electronics Show; and much, much more.
Episode 206: BL and David discuss the #MeToo movement’s impact; a brilliant dot takeover; Barack Obama’s hip hop Presidential portrait; the Jane Austin role playing game from a former Second World developer; locking down Google for security; The Rock’s creative empire; Google search surprises; buff Jeff Bezos’ PR coup; craptastic towns of New Zealand provoke death threats; the voice ad challenge for brands; deceptive NFL advertising..and much, much more.