Beyond Social Media - National Enquirer Blackmails Jeff Bezos - Episode 258

Episode 258: BL and David discuss discuss the explosive extortion and blackmail allegations Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has leveled against AMI and The National Enquirer; a follow-up story on the viral egg; Spotify’s purchase of Gimlet Media and Anchor; Samsung’s Tinder refrigerator; 230 new emoji; Wildlife Conservation Fund’s crooning critters; Google’s auto ad agency; a visual controversy on Twitter; Amazon Echo’s URL Problem; Delta Airline & Diet Coke’s creepy napkins; a tribute to the late Representative John Dingell; Howard Schultz prefers you call him a man of means;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Super Bowl LIII Marketing - Episode 257

Episode 257: BL and David discuss brands’ earned Super Bowl Media; Super Bowl LIII commercials; egregious packaging; Minneapolis’ frozen pants; LinkedIn interest targeting; dearly departed Google services; Apple’s power play against Facebook and Google; Adidas Black History Month all white fail; the invisible generation; super-complicated CAPTCHAs; a Jeep Wave case study…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Starbucks Backlash - Episode 225

Episode 225: BL and David discuss the fallout Starbucks is enduring in the wake of the viral video of to black patrons being arrested for no good reason; the David Bowie subway takeover; the AlterEgo thought-activated device; Walmart Yodel Boy going viral; Phillips and the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Children’s Hospital innovating lighting to foster healing and recovery; bedtime stories read from space; the details on the surveillance society; a forensic tool for identifying fake photos and videos; an IKEA-friendly robot; Artificially Intelligent Flintstones episodes; the one-page Internet; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Beyonce's Pregnant at JC Penny - Episode 173

Episode 173: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the National Strategic Bacon Reserve; Facebook’s TV app; Starbucks’ Conscious Capitalism; artificial intelligence in plain English; LEGO’s social network for kids; Tostito’s breathalyzer bag; Snapchat’s smart lenses; Beyonce’s pregnant JC Penny photo shoot; virtual immortality; #DeleteUber; Starbucks overwhelmed with mobile …and much, much more.

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Beyond Socila Media Show - 88 - Starbucks Race Together

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the pluses and minuses of Starbuck’s #RaceTogether campaign; Toyota’s BB King commercial; HBO’s Robert Durst True Crime reality show; Monica Lewinski’s TEDTalk; American Airlines exception policy fiasco; Google’s practice of manipulating search results; YouTube’s new cards; NASA’s live broadcasts; and a lot of stuff in between.

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