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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Beyond Social Media - Alexa Brand Voices - Episode 296

Episode 296: BL and David discuss Google’s Project Witness that uses virtual reality to generate empathy for jailed children; Amazon’s program to create actual brand voices to play on its Echo smart speaker; ASCII art of refugee programmers; tech titans’ efforts to combat coronavirus misinformation; augmented reality Google Maps; Facebook’s bug bounty program; Chrome’s website security deadline; reviews in Google Search Console; a glaring user experience fail in Adobe Acrobat; Target’s Minnesota Badgers miscue; …and much, much more..

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Beyond Social Media - Burger King Movember - Episode 209

Episode 209: BL and David discuss Facebook’s request for your nude photos; Facebook and Twitter 2016 election ads and the Kremlin money behind them; Tiffany’s disgusting “Everyday Items”; Twitter’s move to 280 characters; an epic home-made car ad; Dave’s Moovember progress; a puppy and a little girl re-united after dastardly thieves took her 8-week-old Labrador…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Net Neutrality - Episode 187

Episode 187: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the new assault on Net Neutrality; Amazon Alexa’s new telephone service; Responsibility beer; brands celebrating Happy Mutha’s Day; crowdfunding the Trump Russian investigation; Google job searches; Ben & Jerry’s philanthropic flavors; Amazon’s new homeless shelter; Presidential fumigation; fake news blacklists; Robocop tackled; uploadable memories; great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Anti-Trump Ads - Episode 142

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the effectiveness of anti-Donald Trump ads run by the Stop Trump PACs and the Hillary Clinton campaign; KFC’s finger-lickin’ good chicken-flavored nail polish; Elizabeth Warren’s Twitter war with Trump; sales email fails; PetSmart’s Cinco de Mayo tweets; the GAP’s 60s-era space shuttle tweets; Windows 10 shenanigans; the CDC’s Clean Hands Count campaign; Facebook mail; the #Oldchella concert; Radiohead erases itself then drops; Zoe for President; Facebook’s politics; the Anne Frank virtual reality film; Amazon Echo’s location services play; the CIA live tweeting the Osama Bin Ladin raid; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the passing of music legend Prince, brand reactions to his death–both good and bad–and the outpouring of grief and celebration online; they discuss the social media outrage over KFC’s bad joke; Facebook’s updated newsfeed algorithm; a popup window worst practice; MTV podcasts; the rainbow-colored food fad; Juiced TV; suicide prevention via social media; a billboard you can conduct; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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