Beyond Social Media - Podcast Marketing - Episode 226

Episode 226: BL and David discuss Google’s new strategy for leveraging the growing library of podcast content; the latest data from Edison Research about the podcast consumer; Amazon’s new Alexa Skill Blueprints feature; Jason Calacanis’ Open Book Challenge race to replace Facebook; SmugMug’s acquistion of Flickr; Burger King’s stealthy campaign to sneak Whoppers into movie theaters; Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes chocolate record; an advocacy campaign that turns victims of gun violence’s handwriting into a tool for change; teaching kids to be polite to machines; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - United Airlines Kills Puppies - Episode 221

Episode 221: BL and David discuss United Airlines’ recent customer service fail that resulted in the death of a customer’s puppy; the students’ national walkout over gun control; Facebook testing voice status updates; #AskEddie has a new gig; the best cover letter in the history of cover letters; a Time’s Up agency; Twitter verification for everyone; Quartz’ obsessive emails; Google’s encryption drop-dead date; Rihanna snaps at Snap; Melania Trump wags her finger at social executives; news coming to Facebook Watch; YouTube’s Wikipediafication; a massive fake news study; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - March For Our Lives Video PSA - Episode 219

Episode 219: BL and David discuss the March For Our Lives PSA video; NECTAR Sleep’s sleep like a baby television commercial; Izod Lacoste’s cause marketing campaign of replacing the iconic crocodile with threatened species; the 157 new emojis that will be released this year; the voice-activated Pokemon, Pikachu Talk; Eli Rezkallah’s reversed sexist ads; the arrival of the Twitter bookmarks feature; historian Michael Beschloss’ use of Twitter; an excellent infographic example from HubSpot; an unfortunate rap video by Utah state representatives; Twitter’s prohibition against simultaneous tweets; LittleThings Facebook algorithm problem; Maine’s emoji activists; …and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Bill Maher Apologizes - Episode 191

Episode 191: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Bill Maher’s apology for using the N-word; Senator Chuck Schumer Trolling Donald Trump; Apple’s Podcasting Analytics; Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech; Story Analytics by Kit; a mental health chatbot; Political Analytics from Facebook’s Town Hall; the “Failing” New York Times killing it with newsletters; Twitter’s DM expansion; Rand Paul’s inconvenient tweet; Quartz’ plagiarism recovery; beheading chickens on Facebook; #HappyDeathDay’s poor timing; PETA’s unviral cat video; a PR pitch from hell; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Microsoft Buys LinkedIn - Episode 147

Episode 147: BL and David discuss the Microsoft/LinkedIn deal; the live-streamed death on Facebook; insecure security cameras; the likelihood of a post-literate society; Orlando shooting text messages; a British grandma’s polite searches; a vulgar gardening show; Snapchat’s lifestyle magazine; the Democrats live-Tweeting their filibuster; big Apple announcements; the YouTube Director app; the #CheerioChallenge; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Donald Trump - Episode 105

Episode 105: Co-host B.L. Ochman & guest host Ray Hiltz discussed Facebook’s piracy problem; Twitter backgrounds; the Huffington Post’s reclassifying Donald Trump coverage; Google+ shuttering inactive local pages; ordering Domino’s pizza with emojis; landlords lurking on tenant’s social media accounts; YouTube viewing time; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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