Beyond Social Media - Stranger Things New Coke - Episode 269

Episode 269: BL and David discuss Coca-Cola bringing back New Coke for season three of Stranger Things and the new Stranger Things-themed Lego set; Vita Coco’s social media pissing match; Amazon’s plans for a voice-activated wearable for healthcare; Spotify’s new podcast production platform; podcasts finally showing up in Google search results; Burger King McDisses Ronald; Salvador Dali comes alive!; Facebook’s Actionable Insights; Apple Podcast’s questionable use of episode landing pages; Hershey’s desperate emoji bars;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - MillerCoors Battles Bud Light - Episode 259

Episode 259: BL and David discuss discuss MillerCoors’ #ToastToFarmers response to Bud Light’s Super Bowl ad; Augmented Reality LEGOs; recruiting in virtual reality; Amazon dumps New York; Amazon Moments; LinkedIn Live; U-Haul’s data storytelling earned media; National Geographic’s Valley Of The Boom docuseries about the rise of Silicon Valley; the Bumble dating app; Jimmy Fallon on Amazon Alexa; Nvidia’s nonpeople; the Bratz Doll Challenge;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Lego Royal Wedding - Episode 228

Episode 228: BL and David discuss Legoland’s Royal Wedding recreation; the Russian ads that were released by the House Intelligence Committee; the announcements made at Facebook’s F8 and Google’s I/O developer conferences; Google’s artificial intelligence for all initiative; the indignities suffered by African Americans during the course of everyday life; putting poverty relief on the blockchain; the subscription nickle-and-diming effect; Uber’s sexual predator drivers; when groundhogs attack; demolishing Humvees for fun and demotions;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Chevrolet LEGO Batmobile - Episode 171

Episode 171 co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discuss canine abuse on the set of Purpose Of A Dog; Angel Soft’s scatological ads; the Honest recall; live-streaming the Steelers locker room; Google Chrome’s new warnings for non-SSL sites; robot kill switches; Barack Obama’s virtual White House tour; Michael Dukakis’ advice for the new White House occupant; Sad Affleck rises again; two Trump protest songs; the Washington Post’s comedy news show; Facebook de-emphasizes Live; travel Norway’s rail virtually; Chevrolet’s LEGO Batmobile; and much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Twitter Livestreams NFL - Episode 157

Episode 157: BL and David discuss New York City wifi kiosks go G-rated; iOS 10 bricks lots of iPhones; the dumbest 9/11 brand promo of 2016; emotional reactive #ColorForAll videos; competitive kindness; Harambe and the Minnesota Vikings (huh?!); the FBI directive to go full Mulder; Twitter’s many recent innovations; big changes coming to YouTube; airline safety goes viral; emoji #hashtags; Braille LEGO bricks; the true meaning of “Skol” and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Donald Trump Tweets Nazi Reference - Episode 119

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Donald Trump’s Nazi tweet; absurd pharmaceutical mascots; LEGO denying Chinese artist LEGO bricks; Congressional action on bad review clauses; Fruit of the Loom’s tuck it in campaign; Instagram’s falling organic engagement; Carlsberg Beer’s Movember products; Twitter Curator opens to everyone; the Mars Generation potato challenge; IGN TV; IKEA’s other letter; Facebook’s artificial intelligence; the graphic novelization of iTunes’ terms of service; the Poo Pourri ad; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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Beyond Social Media - Force Friday - Episode 110

Episode 110: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Burger King’s McWhopper peace offering; Rand Paul’s #StandWithPaul app fiasco; the role of war photographers and the image of a drowned Syrian refugee boy; Hulu’s new kinda ad-free version; the Love Has No Labels campaign; the new streaming video platform Blab.im; Feed America’s #Spoontember campaign; Disney’s Force Friday marketing blitz for Star Wars: The Force Awakens; the hilarious Hipster Barbie Instagram account; a PSA video from an acid attack survivor; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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Beyond Social Media - YouTube Newswire - Episode 101

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed YouTube’s Newswire service; Jeb Bush’s logo rollout; Heinz’ errant QR code; Twitter’s Project Lightning; #JokesFromDad; texting lanes; Professor LEGO; #TakeDownTheFlag; Denali the dog; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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Episode 85: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the potential disentanglement of Google+ from Photos and Hangouts; Keith Olbermann’s suspension over tweets directed at Penn State students; social media competitions for employment; the big net neutrality win; Congressman betrayed by his Instagram pics; bloggers working a sweatshop; the Great Dress Color Debate Of 2015; Dove & LEGO Oscar wins; Tumblr as a traffic-driver.

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