The Great COVID-19 Unfluencing

Episode 306 - May 3, 2020


  • Press Freedom Day
  • NFL's Virtual Draft
  • NY's Stay The F*ck Home Festival
  • Budweiser's Wassup Sequel
  • The Verification Handbook
  • Apple TV+ Defines Home
  • Billboards For Doctors
  • Successful Email Signoffs
  • Meet Google Meet
  • The Great Unfluencing
  • Unfiltered Zoom Meetings
  • Misery Loves Company
  • Frankenstein Live!
  • Voice Explosion
  • Defining SMBs
  • The Burn-In Catastrophe
  • Daytime Streaming Statistics

Best Practices

World Press Freedom

Sunday was #WorldPressFreedomDay and world leaders weighed in.

NFL's Virtual Draft

The NFL held its first-ever amateur draft conducted entirely via teleconferencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It shattered viewership records.

Stay The F*ck Home hosted a live-streamed Stay the F*ck Home Festival on May 1.

Budweiser's Wassup Sequel

Budweiser has updated its notorious Whassup Super Bowl commercial for the coronavirus age.

Verification Handbook

The new Verification Handbook for Disinformation and Media Manipulation is online and available for free.


Apple TV+'s new docuseries is a fascinating exploration of the concept of the living space we call “home.”

Billboards For Doctors

See the brilliance of this simple, yet powerful outdoor campaign.

Thanks In Advance

Meet Google Meet

Anybody with a Google account will now be able to use Google Meet videoconferencing to create free meetings that can last any amount of time for up to 100 people.

Screenshot: Google Meet

Zoom Unflitered

This is the Zoom Call you'd be taking part in if there were absolutely no filter.

Misery Loves Company

Things are so bad that even special effects are out of work.

Frankenstein Live!

National Theatre’s production of Frankenstein featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller as the creature available for one week on YouTube.

Voice Explosion

As consumer usage of voice assistants continues to skyrocket, the companies behind those assistants look for business models to monetize all that voice.

Shiny New Stuff

BL's Finds

  • New Yorker podcast recommendations - one or two really interesting podcasts are now listed in each issue.
  • Bubble - no code web apps

David's Finds

VidIQ let’s you save replies to common questions/comments as templates.

Pro Tips

David's Pro Tip

Don't share a link to a SlideShare presentation in LinkedIn's new Featured tool. It will over compress your cover photo making it look blurry. Upload a PDF of your presentation instead and you'll get a high-definition cover photo.

Screenshot: LinkedIn Featured Slideshare Link

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