Episode 373 - March 12, 2022


  • Tracking Commercial Emotions
  • Twitter Shops
  • Claiming Credit For Your Work
  • The Information War
  • Propagand Influencers
  • PR Pitch From Hell
  • Banned By Facebook
  • Metaverse Stats

Best Practices

Dolly Parton Joins The Metaverse

Dolly Parton will perform live at SXSW this weekend and her show will also stream live on the blockchain.

The Story Behind Cadbury's Gorilla Ad

Cadbury's delightful In The Air Tonight gorilla commercial might never have seen the light of day.

Twitter Shops

On Wednesday, Twitter launched a beta experiment for the newest member of the Twitter Shopping family: Twitter Shops.

How To Ensure Credit For Your Work

One day, a 25-year-old woman working in the marketing industry noticed that her manager was taking credit for her work.

@cristinasevcenco Watch me get urgent calls “Cristina, there is a watermark on the ppt, could you please attach?” #fyp #businesstok #corporate #businesstiktok #job ♬ rumour has it x maneater - allie bennett

Peace For Ukraine

People who joined a candlelight vigil held for Ukraine formed a large peace sign in central Budapest, Hungary on Wednesday that could be seen from a drone above.

Propaganda Influencers

The Biden administration is doing outreach on Ukraine and Russia to popular digital creators from social media platforms, seeking to message to the highly influential group and reach a broader and younger audience.

Worst Practices

Paid TikTok Propagandists

An investigation by VICE News uncovered a coordinated campaign to pay Russian TikTok influencers to post videos pushing pro-Kremlin narratives.

PR Pitch From Hell

Had the PR guy merely visited my VIkings blog, he would've seen I hadn't updated in a few years. Had he checked out my Twitter feed, he would've known I can't stand Kirk Cousins. It pays to do a little research about those you are pitching.


Shiny New Stuff

B.L.'s Finds

  • LOCAL - chrome extension that shows you where to get Amazon products locally to avoid shipping costs, reduce your carbon footprint - and maybe avoid Amazon membership cost.
  • Nuro App for better brain performance & stress reduction over time. Tool used by athletes for peak performance.
  • Everything APPLE announced at its event this week.

David's Finds


  • - Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services' Statewide Health Improvement Partnership website and video designed and developed by David.

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