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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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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Super Bowl LV Strangeness

Beyond Social Media - Super Bowl LV Strangeness - Episode 336

Episode 336: BL and David discuss the first Super Bowl poet laureate and Budweiser’s advertising pause; Twitter’s Birdwatch pilot; harnassing TV moments to drive viral awareness; free LinkedIn advertising classes; new LinkedIn controls; an unboxing gun-safety PSA; a New Orleans COVID vaccine PSA; Google My Business updates; TikTok’s Creator Portal; YouTube hashtag pages; TikTokQ; Black History Month wokeness;…and much, much more.

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Mucinex Fashion Show

Beyond Social Media - Mucinex Fashion Show - Episode 328

Episode 328: BL and David discuss Mucinex’s influencer fashion show; Planet Word, the world’s first voice-activated museum; Lego’s drive to promote creative problem solving through play; AMC renting it’s cinemas for private movie showings; Google’s humming song-discovery app; racist-seeking Reddit bots; Google’s revamped analytics suite; Snopes faked for propaganda; Trump’s lax Twitter security; Facebook misinformation continues; the NFL’s fake patriotism; Instagram Stories reach;…and much, much more.

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The Facebook Oversight Board

Beyond Social Media - Facebook Oversight Board - Episode 324

Episode 324: BL and David discuss ‘The Real Facebook Oversight Board’ comprised of industry experts that will try to hold the social network accountable; SEMrush acquires a earned media public relations tool; entertaining B2B advertising; MailChimp evolves into a full-fledged marketing platform; Casey Newton joining the Substack journalism revolution; LinkedIn Stories arrive; TikTok bans fasting app advertising; Google Maps shows COVID 19 hot spots; Hillary Clinton launches a podcast; Proud Boys lose their shirts; cancel culture is the new crisis PR; Google taketh Meet; racial justice and brand trust; …and much, much more.

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Walmart + Microsoft = TikTok?

Beyond Social Media - Walmart Plus Microsoft Equals TikTok - Episode 321

Episode 321: BL and David discuss Walmart and Microsoft tagging up to acquire TikTok; American Family Insurance’s perfectly targeted commercial; The Humanity Lab’s anti-racism efforts; KFC is finger lickin’ good no more; Instagram infographics; Spotify virtual events; COVID 19 gag rules; a fond farewell to Izzy’s Ice Cream; PPE vending machines…and much, much more.

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TikTok Deal?

Beyond Social Media - TikTok Deal - Episode 317

Episode 317: BL and David discuss the pending/paused TikTok acquisition by Microsoft; Deadspinners split to Defector Media; Nike’s amazing You Can’t Stop Us ad; denying Holocaust deniers; Country Time’s little bailout fund; virtual influencers’ time may have come; the whole Stella Immanuel strangeness; the Walmart Nazis; the Consumer Electronics Show goes virtual until 2022; the Harper’s Letter decrying cancel culture;…and much, much more.

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Video Conferencing Revolution

Beyond Social Media - Video Conferencing Revolution - Episode 314

Episode 314: BL and David discuss the amazing Mmhmm video conferencing app; the tech pushback against Chinese data requests; new evidence for Subscription Twitter; pinnable Instagram comments; Google acquires an augmented reality glasses company; Google Assistant Continuous Mode; the FaceApp #WhatItWouldBeLike campaign; YouTube’s new affinity metrics; a Google Project Loon update; Jimmy Johns employees post racist video; Mark Zuckerberg fails to impress civil rights leaders; the Ayn Rand Institute grabs PPP money; Anti-mask masks for sale; another PR pitch from hell;..and much, much more.

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Burger King’s Disgusting Moldy Whopper

Beyond Social Media - Burger King's Moldy Whopper - Episode 297

Episode 297: BL and David discuss Burger King’s disgusting moldy Whopper campaign; podcast studios coming to Staples; an FTC crackdown on influencers; clever “About Us” branding; smart speaker spying; eSports home teams; yet another streaming service; an ode to Wikipedia; Coronavirus riots in Ukraine…and much, much more.

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