Clubhouse Gets Competition
Episode 344 - April 3, 2021
- The Big Guns Are Aiming At Clubhouse
- iOS' New Emoji
- YouTube Snares A Mafioso
- Deep Nostalgia Animates Great Grandma
- Brave To Launch Private Search
- NFT PR Stunts
- Facebook Analytics Going Away
- Lil Nas X’s Satanic Shoes
- Krispy Kreme's Anti-Vaxxer Mondays
- Mars' Pesterbot
- Massive Facebook Leak
- Email Benchmark Data
YouTube Snags Mafioso
Stanley Tucci isn’t the only one who loves Italian cooking.
🚨Arrested in the Dominican Republic and extradited to Italy: #Ndrangheta fugitive Marc Feren Claude Biart, wanted on drug trafficking charges since 2014, lands in Italy to face justice.— INTERPOL (@INTERPOL_HQ) March 30, 2021
Authorities located him after recognising his tattoos in a YouTube video.#StopNDrangheta pic.twitter.com/26ITHSZFW7
New Apple Emoji
New emoji are coming to your iPhone soon.
Twitter, Facebook, Mark Cuban, and now LinkedIn and Spotify are gunning for Clubhouse.
It seems like a nice idea in theory but it’s a tiny bit creepy as well.
Alright, I'm joining the game and animating some ancient stuff. This is from the Acropolis Museum in Athens— Flint Dibble 🍖🏺📖 (@FlintDibble) February 28, 2021
Kinda fun, though it won't work on ancient animals! I'll add more as I get some OK ones pic.twitter.com/AwG9fA99Lj
Unlike Google, Brave Search won’t track or profile people who use it.
Non-Fungible Token PR Stunts
Pizza Hut Canada recently sold...Non-Fungible Pizza.
Buh-Bye, Facebook Analytics
The social network pointed users to Ads Manager, Events Manager, Facebook Business Suite.
Pegged to the release of rapper Lil Nas X’s new single, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” the Nike shoes are adorned with a pentagram and the number 666, the sneakers’ soles supposedly contained: a drop of human blood.
Krispy Kreme recently said that if you show your COVID vaccine card and you can get a free plain glazed doughnut every day through the rest of 2021.
Volkswagen’s prank renaming of its brand to Voltswagen ending up pissing off reporters far and wide.
VW’s gaffe is unlikely to be seen as an attempt to manipulate the stock market, but it’s a reminder that we now live in the meme-stock age where even bad jokes can add or subtract billions of dollars in market value.— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) April 1, 2021
It’s a minefield to navigate https://t.co/jy2lYE096U pic.twitter.com/SrblPEsRrw
Mars Wrigley has created an autonomous robot that roams stores and tempts shoppers long before they reach the point of sale.
Massive Facebook Data Leak
The personal data of over 500 million Facebook users has been posted online in a low-level hacking forum.
All 533,000,000 Facebook records were just leaked for free.— Alon Gal (Under the Breach) (@UnderTheBreach) April 3, 2021
This means that if you have a Facebook account, it is extremely likely the phone number used for the account was leaked.
I have yet to see Facebook acknowledging this absolute negligence of your data. https://t.co/ysGCPZm5U3 pic.twitter.com/nM0Fu4GDY8
8 year-old cancer survivor, Lilly Bumpus sold 32,484 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, mostly via her Facebook page.
Shiny New Stuff
Join John Lee as he discusses marketing through brand experiences in 2021 at Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association's (MnSearch) event on March 24, 2021.
A great presentation by @John_A_Lee during the last @mnsearch happy hour about brand trust. It included this in-depth research about marketing with purpose: 👇https://t.co/giVqtAbbxk#MNSearch#TeamTunheim— David Erickson #BLM (@derickson) April 1, 2021
Brands vs. Voter Suppression
Hey @MLB, we in Minnesota would welcome the All-Star Game! Bonus: We have pro-voter election laws, and the #1 voter turnout in the nation. ⚾️ https://t.co/d6ia0r83hq— Steve Simon (@MNSteveSimon) April 2, 2021
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