Amazon Astro Robot

Beyond Social Media - Amazon Astro Robot - Episode 363

BL and David discuss a study suggesting that jerks are jerks, online or off; Sleep Number’s content marketing campaign; five new Twitter features, including business profiles; A design firm’s brilliant mock condom ads; Amanda Gorman’s Estee Lauder sponsorship gig; Minnesota Vikings’ stadium experiential marketing; branding NFTs; BrightLocal’s marketing of their online reviews survey; Google embeds a guitar tuner in search; LEGO partners with Fender for a Stratocaster kit; seasonal Salted Nut Rolls; Amazon’s creepy Astro robot; Facebook’s whistleblowers; FTC to crack down on fake reviews; pathetic email pitches; Clubhouse shorts creators; top online review factors; and much, much more.

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Tickets For Twitter Spaces

Beyond Social Media - Twitter Spaces Tickets - Episode 361

BL and David discuss paid tickets for Twitter Spaces; Lyft and Oscar Meyer co-brand a Weinermobile lift; the White House’s pro-vax influencer campaign; Google My Business’ prominence signal; robot lawyers; Walmart’s advertising network; moms against misinformation; Alan Page isn’t notable enough for Twitter; Facebook post plagiarism; the Milk Crate Challenge; Microsoft 11 support; Influencer compensation survey;…and much, much more.

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Curtis Boyd Interview

Beyond Social Media - Curtis Boyd Interview - Episode 360

During episode 360 of the Beyond Social Media Show podcast, B.L. Ochman interviews Curtis Boyd, CEO of Objection.co. He explains how to fight fake online reviews. He also shares the amazing story that led him from nursing school to MIT and his online career.

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Brand Damage From NFL Anti-Vaxxers

Beyond Social Media - Anti-Vax Doctors - Episode 359

BL and David discuss doctors spreading vaccine misinformation to other doctors on Doximity; a TikTok campaign in real life; Yelp’s COVID labels; Instagram’s new blocking feature; a brain/computer interface that inputs full sentences from your thoughts; Twitter’s redesign; Twitter Spaces’ new multihosting feature; Snopes forced to retract plagiarized articles; Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins anti-vax PR fiasco; Twitter’s cropping bias; a survey of content entrepreneurs;…and much, much more.

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TikTok Algorithm

Beyond Social Media - TikTok Algorithm Remake - Episode 358

BL and David discuss the Wall Street Journal’s superb investigative journalism revealing how TikTok’s recommendation algorithm works; TikTok’s push to get users to recreate classic commercials; non fungible tokens for Coca-Cola and Twitter; the rise of low-fidelity video ads; Google’s adoption of email authentication protocols; more Google My Business call data; Amazon measures in-store customer experience; social media’s anti-semitism problem; Kraft ice cream; middle-aged dancing guys; influencer spending…and much, much more.

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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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