Beyond Social Media - LEGO Creativity - Episode 281

Episode 281: Co-hosts BL Ochman and David Erickson discuss the creativity of the world’s largest display of LEGO art in New York City as well as LEGO’s new Rebuild The World campaign; the five hundred new words that were added to the dictionary; Google’s new in this video search results; John Batelle’s new Daily Recount summary of the day’s political news; the city of Grand Rapids, Minnesota’s 3D crosswalks; Descript podcasting software that lets you deep fake yourself; fears of Chinese propaganda via TikTok; the pros and cons of Echo Auto; Facebook Watch TV watching you; creating a digital will; political contributions via Amazon Echo; Facebook’s app problem;…and much, much more.

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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 - Super Bowl LIII Marketing - Episode 257

Episode 257: BL and David discuss brands’ earned Super Bowl Media; Super Bowl LIII commercials; egregious packaging; Minneapolis’ frozen pants; LinkedIn interest targeting; dearly departed Google services; Apple’s power play against Facebook and Google; Adidas Black History Month all white fail; the invisible generation; super-complicated CAPTCHAs; a Jeep Wave case study…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Online Outrage - Episode 256

Episode 256: BL and David discuss the self-fueling bonfire that is online outrage; WordPress’ new NewsPack platform; The Atlantic’s video in honor of International Holocaust Day of Remembrance; the Tree VR installation at Davos that allows you to experience what it’s like to be a tree in a rainforest; Kia’s Super Bowl scholarship; Aspiration Bank’s hyper-focused Millennial messaging; YouTube’s crackdown on pranks and challenges; a comedian’s daily joke-writing tips; Twitter’s new marketing calendar; stupid dad jokes; …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 - Grinch Saves At Ebates - Episode 247

Episode 247: BL and David discuss the global Google employee walkout; Ben & Jerry’s Pecan Resist ice cream; new Facebook 3D photos; brevity rules on Twitter; the Grinch shops on Ebates; Bing offers LinkedIn targeting in search ads; standup comedy visualized; Disney bedtime soundtracks for kids via Google Home; the Devil’s Triad; dead digital celebrities; Facebook fake ad problems persist…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Spotting Fake News - Episode 245

Episode 245: BL and David discuss misplaced trust on social media; Lacta’s 5Star Chocolately Mayhem commercials; the Parkland Kids and Kesha’s “Most Vicious Cycle” video; Carvana’s car vending machines; scientists outing Bots; Dunkin’ Donuts’ tiny house powered by coffee; Twitter’s new tool for spotting haters; Madden Newsjacks Linval Joseph; how to keep your kids from seeing political attach attack on YouTube; horse blinders for humans; President Obama debunking excuses not to vote; Ted Cruz’ failed Facebook livestream; Dictionary.com dissing 45…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Serena Williams Sings - Episode 243

Episode 243: BL and David discuss Serena Williams singing “I Touch Myself” for breast cancer self-exam awareness; celebrities mount #DefyTheName campaign to fight bullying; Netflix lets you choose your Black Mirror plot; Instacodes come to Instagram; Google’s former head of PR writes a hilarious satire lampooning big tech; IMDB TV beams over Amazon; the #UpsideTown contest prize is a dream trip; Pixel Groups come to Facebook; BrainNet is the next big social network; Facebook’s Hack issue spreads across the web; DeepFakes are disastrous; why you might want to pass on MoviePass …and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - New Prince Music Video - Episode 241

Episode 241: BL and David discuss Prince’s new music video that pays tribute to the scores of teens and children affected by gun-related violence every year; the Twitterification of Twitter; the crumbling of the college degree barrier; the National Voter Registration Day media takeover; Coca-Cola’s interest in the marijuana industry; dancing lessons for NFL players; the opening of Bud Light’s Victory Fridges; an update to the Social Media Guru list; augmented reality applied below ground; Arby’s tattoos the meats; the hacking of our website; who is getting raises and who is not; the New York Times’ video case study of the Tylenol poisoning; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - March For Our Lives Video PSA - Episode 219

Episode 219: BL and David discuss the March For Our Lives PSA video; NECTAR Sleep’s sleep like a baby television commercial; Izod Lacoste’s cause marketing campaign of replacing the iconic crocodile with threatened species; the 157 new emojis that will be released this year; the voice-activated Pokemon, Pikachu Talk; Eli Rezkallah’s reversed sexist ads; the arrival of the Twitter bookmarks feature; historian Michael Beschloss’ use of Twitter; an excellent infographic example from HubSpot; an unfortunate rap video by Utah state representatives; Twitter’s prohibition against simultaneous tweets; LittleThings Facebook algorithm problem; Maine’s emoji activists; …and much, much more.

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