United Airlines Swipes Toddler's Seat & #SpikeTheBeetle Makes Art
Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 193
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed how United Airlines earned even more bad press by selling a toddler’s previously purchased seat; how Hobby Lobby was busted for smuggling artifacts from Iraq and funding ISIS all in one fell swoop; the hilarious Haribo Gold Bears ad featuring childlike executives; Spike the viral beetle artist; the #Ham4All fundraising challenge; the #MyOreoCreation contest; Apple’s Appocalypse video; the Weinermobile companion vehicles; cats in hats; China’s livestream video ban; the GOP’s tactic of blocking constituents on social media; Russia’s cyber psyops playbook; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Best Digital Cases
#SpikeTheBeetle Artist Goes Viral Overnight
Spike is a Stag Beetle big enough to grab colored pencils and make drawings that go for $100 and up on eBay.
he's back, and improving his form.
good luck! pic.twitter.com/6v0CpdJVQP
— Spike the Beetle (@SpikeTheBeetle) July 4, 2017
Some posts have had to be moved around, so here again: Spike's very first piece ever. please be nice to him. pic.twitter.com/IIhOVI0POE
— Spike the Beetle (@SpikeTheBeetle) July 6, 2017
Gummi Bears Aren’t Just For Adults
A Haribo Gold Bears commercial demonstrates that candy isn’t just for kids.
Broadway Supports Lin-Manuel’s #Ham4All Fundraising Challenge
Donate $10, sing a song from Hamilton, challenge two other people to do the same to benefit 12 charities that help immigrants. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s brilliant challenge goes viral.
The @MissSaigonUS Tams take on the #Ham4All challenge. #Tam4Ham #Regram: @heynessie pic.twitter.com/9zGrajBTNv
— Miss Saigon (@MissSaigonUS) June 29, 2017
Thanks for the nomination @StevePasquale ! I nominate @kelliohara and @jessetyler for the #Ham4All challenge! https://t.co/xcvkN2exUH pic.twitter.com/ftYATP3drX
— Phillipa Soo (@Phillipasoo) June 30, 2017
Catastrophes await a world without apps.
Oscar Mayer’s New Weinerfleet + Drone
The new fleet of Weinermobiles includes Wienermini, Wiener Rover, Wienercycle and of course, a Wienerdrone. “Going where other hotdogs can’t – to get to you.”
A real-life social media contest story.
- #MyOreoCreation Contest – Personalized Social At Its Best?
- Oreo Is Sending Experimental Flavors, From Kettle Corn To Avocado, To Individual Fans
Let's hop on the train and get wit Cold Brew flavored Oreos…. #MyOREOCreation #contest
— Forrester (@notthecartho) June 6, 2017
THIS: Carmelized Brown Sugar & Cayenne Peppers #MyOreoCreation #Contest pic.twitter.com/r2HxBmcCX2
— David Erickson (@derickson) July 7, 2017
Hats for Cats
There will be many things on this page that you will want but do not need.
These include hats for cats, turtles and birds, and scores of other useful goodies.
Worst Digital Cases
China Bans Livestreaming
As part of a crackdown on political discourse online, China is banning livestreaming altogether.
United Airline Steals From Children
Literally! A toddler was forced from his seat because the airline sold his seat.
Hobby Lobby Smuggles Artifacts From Iraq, Accused of Supporting ISIA
- Hobby Lobby fined $3 million for artifacts smuggled from Iraq
- United States Files Civil Action To Forfeit Thousands Of Ancient Iraqi Artifacts Imported By Hobby Lobby
Blocking constituents who disagree with them appears to a nationwide tactic among Republican elected officials.
- Kentucky Governor Matt Bevins Blocks Hundreds On Twitter And Facebook
- Republican Lawmakers Are Blocking Constituents On Social Media
- Trump’s Not The Only One Blocking Constituents On Twitter
- Senator Jensen Just Blocked Me On Twitter
- Senator Blocks Constituent On Twitter
- Is #BlockedByTrump A 1st Amendment Case?
Day 1 of the "Gosar Blocks" protest campaign. I'll deliver a block message 3x/week to his office until he STOPS blocking voices of dissent!! pic.twitter.com/Qs6dMZstx5
— Indivisible Kingman (@IndivisibleCD4) May 12, 2017
Journalists in Kentucky, why not ask .@GovMattBevin why he is blocking so many people? pic.twitter.com/DFphhRM6QG
— KY Democratic Party (@KyDems) May 19, 2017
Russia’s Cyberwarefare Playbook
NATO has published a handbook on Russia’s tactics for undermining democracies.
Shiny New Stuff
Streaming platform where you can earn money by building an audience.
Silence those pesky notifications that pop up while you are screen sharing on your Mac.
Augmented Reality Sneakers
Japanese footwear giant Onitsuka Tiger has teamed up with fashion label Anrealage to produce what is quite possibly the first pair of augmented reality sneakers in the world. Don’t get too excited about them yet.
Membership WordPress Plugin
Create membership websites, accept payments, and control which uses see what content.
RE:NEW is a wellness portal combining apps & podcasts using virtual reality for meditation, mindfulness & more http://renewvr.com/
- The Pros & Cons Of Twitter Advertising – A blog post David wrote for his agency’s site
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