Beyond Social Media - The Great COVID-19 Unfluencing - Episode 306

BL and David discuss the effect COVID-19 has had on the Influencer economy; the leaders weighing in on #PressFreedomDay; how the NFL conducted its first-ever virtual draft; New York City’s Stay The F*ck Home festival; Budweiser’s coronavirus-inspired sequel to the notorious Whassup Super Bowl commercial; the Verification Handbook is now free for all; Apple TV+’s new docuseries Home; billboards saluting doctors; successful email signature signoffs; meet Google Meet, now available to everyone; what honest Zoom meetings would look like; unemployed special effects; Frankestein Live; the coming voice tech explosion; the definition of small- and medium-sized businesses; the coming burn-in catastrophe; daytime streaming statistics;..and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Facebook Hacked - Episode 242

Episode 242: BL and David discuss the gamification of the great Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Tim Berners-Lee’s super-important new Solid Web; buying on Amazon with Snap; Mercedes-Benz’ talking headlights; Coors & NatGeo’s new adventure; a boom in Billboards; Sirius XM and Pandora get together; Facebook Fails Again; racist face recognition code; Urban Outfitters dumbass Halloween costume; how skim reading affects our brains…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Historical Barbies - Episode 220

Episode 220: BL and David discuss Mattel’s new line of historic Barbies; made up holidays; the Philando Castille crowdfunding effort that fed a school district; brilliant billboards; Techmeme’s new Ride Home podcast; how to write good error messages; the Jurassic World Alive AR app; Mall of America’s mallbot; Amazon’s creepy, laughing Echo; thought transfer technology; facial recognition in interviews; a brainwave-powered exoskeleton; voice optimization for Amazon Alexa; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Amazon vs YouTube - Episode 143

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the Facebook trending stories controversy; Amazon’s new Video Direct program; George Zimmerman’s attempt to auction the gun he used to murder Trayvon Martin; programmable Amazon Dash buttons; Budweiser’s rebranding of America; Donald Trump posing as his own publicist; IABC’s plea for fee-free content; a Text and Die billboard; the Dalai Lama’s interactive atlas of emotions; voice search keyword research; a potential Google VR headset; a Canadian matchmaking service; 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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Beyond Social Media - Snoop Dogg For Twitter CEO - Episode 100

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Twitter’s DM expansion; Snoop Dogg’s campaign for Twitter CEO; Safari content blocking capabilities; LeBron’s wardrobe malfunction; Joyce Carol Oates’ outrage; public relations’ PR problem; the Coke/boob challenge; tampons for a cause; GIFographics; yawning billboards; Kid President’s campaign against hunger; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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