Coral Graszer Interview

Beyond Social Media - Coral Graszer Interview - Episode 357

Host David Erickson interviews Coral Graszer, Senior Public Relations & Communications Manager at Fiskars Group, about how literature and music played a role in her PR career, branding, influencer marketing, and much more.

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Block19 Backlash

Beyond Social Media - Block19 Backlash - Episode 356

BL and David discuss the backlash over Culper Precision’s Lego kit for a Glock handgun; Improv Everywhere’s New York city dance party; Google’s test of seller ratings in search; Twitter’s Non-Fungible Tokens; Amazon’s Kindle Vella serialized fiction platform; Twitter’s testing of new conversational features; Instagram’s Reel advertising; BusinessInsider’s clever welcome email; Facebook launching it’s Substack clone, Bulletin; the advent of the college athlete influencer; This Week in Cuba Twitter Space; DiGiorno’s crowdsourced slogan; an Amazon contractor gets fired by bot; emails on packaging; Clubhouse demographics;…and much, much more.

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Bob Hoffman Interview

Beyond Social Media - Bob Hoffman Interview - Episode 355

Host B.L. Ochman interviews ad contrarian Bob Hoffman, author of five Amazon #1 selling books about advertising. He is also one of the most sought-after international speakers on advertising and marketing.

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Live Audio With Spotify & Facebook

Beyond Social Media - Spotify & Facebook Clone Clubhouse - Episode 354

BL and David discuss Spotify and Facebook’s Clubhouse clones; a Twitter thread that made it to the silver screen; Google’s breaking news warning; a clever list building tactic; digitally resurrecting murdered journalists; how to scare phone spammers; Twitter’s ticketed Spaces; a LEGO typewriter set; Hyundai acquires Boston Dynamics and cuts a strange video to celebrate; Apple is out to destroy your open rates; family and friends word of mouth;…and much, much more.

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Alberto Monserrate Interview

Beyond Social Media - Alberto Monserrate Interview - Episode 353

Host David Erickson interviews Alberto Monserrate, CEO and co-founder of NewPublica, a Minnesota public relations firm specializing in multicultural communications. They discuss the diversity within communities of color and the intricacies of communicating with them.

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Tulsa Race Massacre

Beyond Social Media - Tulsa Race Massacre - Episode 352

BL and David discuss media coverage of the Tulsa Race Massacre, 100 years after the fact; Oreo’s offering to aliens; the soft power of brands; Amazon supports marijuana legalization; Dunkin’ sells paint; Apple’s privacy commercial; Amazon Sidewalk risks; Hootsuite jacks long-time customers; Twitter reinstates certifications; Stetson disowns hatWRKS; music streaming; influencers’ earnings…and much, much more.

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Tom Herman Interview

Beyond Social Media - Tom Herman Interview - Episode 351

Host B.L. Ochman interviews Tom Herman, Vice President of Business Development for AirCarbon Pte Ltd about reducing climate change by gamifying non-fungible tokens (NFT) of carbon offsets.

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Disney’s Robotic Groot

Beyond Social Media - Disneys Robotic Groot - Episode 350

BL and David discuss Disney’s development of atonomous bi-pedal robots to play characters such as Groot at the theme parks; YouTube’s new audio ad format; Google’s LaMDA AI model; Hulu’s self-serve advertising; About This Site coming to a search near you; the brand texting trend; Mattel wants to recycle your old Barbies; Snap’s Spectacles are back in AR form; India wants to erase “Indian Variant” from social media; Google Analytics 4 readiness;…and much, much more.

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Blois Olson Interview

Beyond Social Media - Blois Olson Interview - Episode 349

David Erickson interviews Blois Olson, founder of Fluence Media, publisher of seven popular newsletters and a Minnesota politics-focused podcast, and political commentator at WCCO radio.

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Disaster Girl Cashes In

Beyond Social Media - Disaster Girl - Episode 348

BL and David discuss Disaster Girl’s big payday; Nerf’s new chief TikTok officer; Clubhouse’s NFL draft partnership; Clubmarket’s Clubhouse influencer exchange; digital product placement; Spotify’s paid podcast subscriptions; Flipboard flips to sponsored newsletters; vaccination public service tweets; Punch Pizza’s recruiting marketing email; a clever social media and visual communication tactic; Facebook’s failure; slander for profit; Basecamp’s ban; Apple’s privacy sanctimony exposed;…and much, much more.

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