Beyond Social Media - Walmart Drive-Ins - Episode 318

BL and David discuss the Walmart’s new parking lot drive-in movie theaters; giving credit to creators; why Microsoft wants TikTok; the pros and cons of WordPress’ auto-updates; Roger Federer’s rooftop tennis appearance; Google’s messy take on the customer journey; advertising agencies disclosing diversity data; Google News providing ‘for context’ links; Zoombombers hack the Twitter hacking trial; brands mistranslation misadventure; Trump’s ‘clean’ Internet; B2B salesperson traits;…and much, much more.

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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 - Twitter Hack - Episode 315

Episode 315: BL and David discuss the massive Twitter hack and Bitcoin scam directed at high-profile accounts; the Minnesota Twins broadcast a scrimmage with a crowdtrack; free Grow With Google courses; long-term care seniors pose for iconic classic rock album cover recreations; Michelle Obama’s new podcast on Spotify; Hulu rolls out self-serve advertising; an ad agency goes fully remote; Target joins the growing list of retailers mandating masks for customers; Chris Cuomo calls out Trump over Goyagate; Instagram to clone TikTok; Hong Kong’s protest movement keeps getting stymied by Apple;..and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Video Conferencing Revolution - Episode 314

Episode 314: BL and David discuss the amazing Mmhmm video conferencing app; the tech pushback against Chinese data requests; new evidence for Subscription Twitter; pinnable Instagram comments; Google acquires an augmented reality glasses company; Google Assistant Continuous Mode; the FaceApp #WhatItWouldBeLike campaign; YouTube’s new affinity metrics; a Google Project Loon update; Jimmy Johns employees post racist video; Mark Zuckerberg fails to impress civil rights leaders; the Ayn Rand Institute grabs PPP money; Anti-mask masks for sale; another PR pitch from hell;..and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Advertising Adapts To COVID-19 - Episode 303

Episode 303: BL and David discuss an incredible video produced from one of Mark Schaefer’s podcast episodes; rethinking marketing communcations in light of Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs; the song God Save The City, a message of gratitude to those at the frontlines of the fight against coronavirus; how advertising is adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic; Apple’s retooling to make medical face shields; Samuel L. Jackson reads Stay The F*** Home; Dancing With COVID; Saturday Night Live returns…remotely; Shake Shack’s DIY burger; Google Maps highlights help; found object art; seven days of hope; the loss of John Prine; postponed emojis; Facebook keeps wanting you to use its ‘Tinder’; pausing campaigns;..and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Artificial Intelligence - Episode 277

Episode 277: BL and David discuss the hacked presidential seal that satirizing 45 as a Russian puppet during a recent speech; a brilliantly creative LinkedIn post that illustrates the power of breaking expectations; OpenAI’s technology that is too dangerous to release; the Washington Post’s securing and publishing of the DEA database that tracks prescription opioid shipments; an AI app that turns your photo into a Renaissance portrait; the emerging career of audio book narration; MailChimp and Vice teaming up on Second Acts; illustrations imagining high tech brands as retro technology; House Wine and Cheez-Its in a box; Influencer scamming; Representative Tulsi Gabbard’s Google Gimmick; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - What Amazon Owns - Episode 275

Episode 275: BL and David discuss the astounding array of businesses Amazon owns; the Area 51 search for aliens joke that 400,000 people have signed up for; major updates to Google My Business; how Pittsburgh helped power the first US Moon Landing; Pinterest adds videos; Shoelace is Google’s latest attempt at building a social network; a hilarious parody influencer apology video; Ikea’s new Soffa Sans typeface; using text messages to solicit local reviews; dangerous dongles and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Technological Totalitarianism - Episode 249

Episode 249: BL and David discuss the new revelations of Facebook’s shady response to the Russian infiltration of its network; China ZTE’s exporting of the technological tools of totalitarianism to Venezuela; the Wall Street Journal’s efforts to detect deepfakes; the long-form video trend at YouTube; Firefox Monitor’s data breach notifications; a hilarious response to cheap clients; Facebook’s Most Amazing Dog show; Pandora’s Podcast Genome project; Iceland Foods’ banned Christmas commercial; Coca-Cola’s sappy social media wipe; the GoFundMe fraud story gets fraud-ier;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Sinclair Group Script - Episode 224

Episode 224: BL and David discuss how Adidas will make a video for each of the 30,000 Boston Marathon runners; the horrifying Sinclair Broadcasting script compilation; Gaming for Dementia Research; how Carnival got its Snapchat handle back; how to have a shredding party at Office Depot; 9 Amazing April freebies; US government surveillance of journalists and influencers; Cambridge Analytica analysis; invisible cameras that will be everywhere; a complaint about YouTube targeting children’s data; all about the GDPR; a French Mayor’s nasty April Fool’s faux pas; secret honks give Chinese internet censors headaches; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media Show - Shadow Sub-Domains - Episode 208

Episode 208: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the shadow sub-domain hacking of the Trump organization; LinkedIn’ video advertising trial; a Twitter bot-hunting bot; David’s Movember challenge begins; VR for PTSD; a Virtual Museum; Reddit’s nicewashing; Facebook’s problems overseas; Facebook’s declining organic visibility; Google Drive gets parked; an app that listens to your clunking automobile; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.

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