Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 206
BL and David discuss the #MeToo movement’s impact; a brilliant dot takeover; Barack Obama’s hip hop Presidential portrait; the Jane Austin role playing game from a former Second World developer; locking down Google for security; The Rock’s creative empire; Google search surprises; buff Jeff Bezos’ PR coup; craptastic towns of New Zealand provoke death threats; the voice ad challenge for brands; deceptive NFL advertising..and much, much more.
Best Digital Cases
The #MeToo Movement
Tens of thousands of women spoke about about sexual harassment and abuse this week. Will the #MeToo movement change anything? Maybe, if women – and men – keep speaking up and speaking out, we’ll force change. That’s a big maybe. But it’s a start.
If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet. pic.twitter.com/k2oeCiUf9n
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 15, 2017
Reminder that if a woman didn't post #MeToo, it doesn't mean she wasn't sexually assaulted or harassed. Survivors don't owe you their story.
— Alexis Benveniste (@apbenven) October 16, 2017
Irish telecom eir replaced all the black dots in the October 6 issue of Daily Mail Magazine with colored dots.
Barack and Michelle Obama Both Choose Non-Traditional Artists to Paint Their Official Portraits
Barack Obama picked genius hip-hop portraitist Kehinde Wiley to paint his official presidential portrait. Michelle Obama has chosen Baltimore-based painter Amy Sherald to paint her portrait. Wiley and Sherald will be the first black artists to create official presidential portraits for the Smithsonian.
Someone took the rules of social rules of the Regency Era as embodied in the works of Jane Austen and turned them into a role-playing game.
Google Launches Advanced Security “Lockdown”
the advanced “lockdown” protects against hacks of gmail, Google Drive, YouTube, your phone and any other Google property. But you have to buy a dongle and a special USB key to use it.
The keys Google just sent me to try Advanced Protection: USB for PC, BLE for mobile. (Dunno who besides reporters they're sending these to) pic.twitter.com/f1ySF7AmHp
— Andy Greenberg (@a_greenberg) October 17, 2017
Google Search Gifts
You’ve seen “I’m feeling lucky” below the Google search box. There are a host of other options to click on for fun and learning.
The Rock, Creative
Dwayne Johnson has just launched an advertising agency. Seriously.
Jeff Bezos’ Smashing PR Move
Jeff Bezos provided the press with an image that commanded coverage of his newest wind farm.
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) October 19, 2017
— Kyle (@dissruption) July 14, 2017
Worst Digital Cases
Backlash Against Craptastic New Zealand Towns
What started as a satirical Facebook page became a political football that generated death threats against the anonymous authors.
- Everything You Need To Know About “Shit Towns In New Zealand”, The Facebook Page Being Flooded With Threats
- Shit Towns of New Zealand Facebook Page
- ‘S**t Towns of NZ’ creator receives death threats
- Creator of ‘Sh*t towns of NZ’ Facebook page ‘should be shot’ – Waikato mayor
Voice Ads Gone Bad
Mitch Joel warns the advertising industry not to destroy the infant voice ad medium.
- Open Letter To The Advertising Industry: Let’s Not Mess Up Ads For Voice
- Google Disabled Burger King’s Ad Hijacking Google Home, but BK Got Around That Too
Facebook Takes Aim at LinkedIn With Resume Feature
Giving LinkedIn a run for the money, Facebook is testing a resume and job search feature.
- Facebook Is Taking Aim at LinkedIn Again By Testing a Résumé Feature
- Facebook Tests LinkedIn-like Resumes So You Can Flaunt Work Experience
The NFL Shop’s commericals would be great if they didn’t deceive viewers into watching them.
Shiny New Stuff
Commitment Rings by Cornetto IceCream are
special rings that connect to streaming apps to put an end to sneaking around binging with services like Netflix while feigning fidelity.
Personalized LEGO Heads
Get your very own customized LEGO figurine featuring you.