Amazon Astro Robot

Beyond Social Media - Amazon Astro Robot - Episode 363

BL and David discuss a study suggesting that jerks are jerks, online or off; Sleep Number’s content marketing campaign; five new Twitter features, including business profiles; A design firm’s brilliant mock condom ads; Amanda Gorman’s Estee Lauder sponsorship gig; Minnesota Vikings’ stadium experiential marketing; branding NFTs; BrightLocal’s marketing of their online reviews survey; Google embeds a guitar tuner in search; LEGO partners with Fender for a Stratocaster kit; seasonal Salted Nut Rolls; Amazon’s creepy Astro robot; Facebook’s whistleblowers; FTC to crack down on fake reviews; pathetic email pitches; Clubhouse shorts creators; top online review factors; and much, much more.

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TikTok Algorithm

Beyond Social Media - TikTok Algorithm Remake - Episode 358

BL and David discuss the Wall Street Journal’s superb investigative journalism revealing how TikTok’s recommendation algorithm works; TikTok’s push to get users to recreate classic commercials; non fungible tokens for Coca-Cola and Twitter; the rise of low-fidelity video ads; Google’s adoption of email authentication protocols; more Google My Business call data; Amazon measures in-store customer experience; social media’s anti-semitism problem; Kraft ice cream; middle-aged dancing guys; influencer spending…and much, much more.

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Coral Graszer Interview

Beyond Social Media - Coral Graszer Interview - Episode 357

Host David Erickson interviews Coral Graszer, Senior Public Relations & Communications Manager at Fiskars Group, about how literature and music played a role in her PR career, branding, influencer marketing, and much more.

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Alberto Monserrate Interview

Beyond Social Media - Alberto Monserrate Interview - Episode 353

Host David Erickson interviews Alberto Monserrate, CEO and co-founder of NewPublica, a Minnesota public relations firm specializing in multicultural communications. They discuss the diversity within communities of color and the intricacies of communicating with them.

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Tulsa Race Massacre

Beyond Social Media - Tulsa Race Massacre - Episode 352

BL and David discuss media coverage of the Tulsa Race Massacre, 100 years after the fact; Oreo’s offering to aliens; the soft power of brands; Amazon supports marijuana legalization; Dunkin’ sells paint; Apple’s privacy commercial; Amazon Sidewalk risks; Hootsuite jacks long-time customers; Twitter reinstates certifications; Stetson disowns hatWRKS; music streaming; influencers’ earnings…and much, much more.

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Disaster Girl Cashes In

Beyond Social Media - Disaster Girl - Episode 348

BL and David discuss Disaster Girl’s big payday; Nerf’s new chief TikTok officer; Clubhouse’s NFL draft partnership; Clubmarket’s Clubhouse influencer exchange; digital product placement; Spotify’s paid podcast subscriptions; Flipboard flips to sponsored newsletters; vaccination public service tweets; Punch Pizza’s recruiting marketing email; a clever social media and visual communication tactic; Facebook’s failure; slander for profit; Basecamp’s ban; Apple’s privacy sanctimony exposed;…and much, much more.

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Pat Lilja Interview

Beyond Social Media - Pat Lilja Interview - Episode 345

David interviews Pat Lilja, CMO at Pritzker Hageman, P.A., about legal digital marketing, public relations, public affairs, search engine optimization and a lot more.

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Clubhouse Competition

Beyond Social Media - Clubhouse Competition - Episode 344

BL and David discuss LinkedIn and Spotify going after Clubhouse and a Clubhouse tutorial; a mafioso whose YouTube channel gave him away; new stoner emoji coming for Apple’s iOS; an AI-powered service that animates still headshots; the forthcoming Brave privacy-focused search engine; NFT brand stunts generating publicity; Facebook is removing analytics; Lil Nas X’s satanic shoes; Volkswagen’s April Fools prank backlash; a massive Facebook user data leak; Krispy Kreme’s anti-vaxxer Mondays; Mars candy’s pesterbot;…and much, much more.

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Lightspeed Internet

Beyond Social Media - Lightspeed Internet - Episode 331

Episode 331: BL and David discuss Google’s infrared Internet project; sequential video storytelling; the Biden Harris transition website; Spotify buys Megaphone audio hosting provider; Four Seasons Total Landscaping’s VR furries; YouTube Rewind cancelled this year; MmHmm video conferencing addon comes out of beta; customizable Oreo cookies; Ticketmaster’s fan safety app; our post-literate society; law firms undermining democracy; support for pot legalization;…and much, much more.

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