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 - Twitter Gets Vocal - Episode 312

BL and David discuss Twitter’s new voice tweet feature; Target recognizing Juneteenth; Spotify lands DC comics for scripted drama podcasts; Netflix’ Reid Hastings donates $120 million to black colleges; Fox News doesn’t get the joke; Facebook’s Ad Library spying tool; Trump’s Nazi ads removed; Flipboard’s Fox News problem; #RIPTacoBell trends; A PR person from hell;..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 - US Companies Cave To China, Episode 284

Episode 284: BL and David discuss American companies that cave to Chinese censorship; a Sesame Street character who addresses addiction; Target’s emphasis on audio branding; Siri comes to Spotify; an adorable MSNBC interruption; an augmented reality opera marketing campaign; whiskey pods; Amazon’s initiative to get voice assistants to work together; top sites that fact check fake news; malicious apps in Google Play; Google crowdsourced shopping ads; Google will soon block mixed content; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - REI OptOutside - Episode 118

David Erickson discussed Google’s Kansas City fiber outage and Fox Sports’ video outage during Game One of the World Series; REI’s Black Friday outage and call to #OptOutside; Google’s new embrace of podcasters; Target’s Halloween House on Hallow Hill video series; Usher’s Don’t Look Away facial-recognizing music video; the tilt-shift video trend; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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Beyond Social Media - Upvoted - Episode 116

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed a meerkat love triangle; Target’s porn problem; #NoBra Day; Jack Dorsey’s firing memo; live-streaming a drunk drive; Apple blocks an ad-blocker app; a Mac & Cheese apology; reddit’s Upvoted launch; YouTube’s feature film debut; the science of Dressgate; Twitter’s video revenue share; a tweeting chicken; a mobile-less world; 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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Google Alphabet - Beyond Social Media - Episode 108

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Google’s restructuring as Alphabet; Hillary Clinton’s emoji fail; Bic pens dissing women…again; Edelman’s climate stance conundrum; Google’s diminishing map pack; Target’s trolling “customer service” rep; Twitter’s customer service playbook; political photoshopping; Moz’s new search engine ranking factors; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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