RSS in 2018

There’s so much wrong with this post, but I’ll point out my biggest gripe here… RSS (like podcasting) doesn’t need the metrics of behavior tracking for it to be a success. It’s distributed. It’s not commercialized. It’s not tracked with clicks based on eCPM’s or eCPC’s or brand quality engagement views. And that’s ok. It serves … Continue reading RSS in 2018

Surveillance Capitalism

Surveillance capitalism is deeply embedded in our increasingly computerized society, and if the extent of it came to light there would be broad demands for limits and regulation. But because this industry can largely operate in secret, only occasionally exposed after a data breach or investigative report, we remain mostly ignorant of its reach. Bruce … Continue reading Surveillance Capitalism

If you automate tweets for marketing purposes, you might want to read this

Back in January, Twitter announced upcoming changes to its service that would discourage use of automation tools for “amplification” of tweets. Now we’re beginning to see the effects of this change. One of the great things about using Twitter for marketing is the relative ease of “amping” up tweets and causing increased “velocity” which signals to … Continue reading If you automate tweets for marketing purposes, you might want to read this

What Facebook knows about you and me and what I can do about it

Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from a huge swath of the electorate to develop techniques that were later used in the Trump campaign. Source: How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions – The New York Times I often have consultations with clients involving data sources. Marketing has always been closely tied to the … Continue reading What Facebook knows about you and me and what I can do about it

Last Night on Earth

I’m an only child. I realized rather early in life that being an only child and one of the few kids in our rather small family would have an impact on a number of aspects of my life from playing sports to how I held my shoulders at school. I was consciously aware of myself rather early … Continue reading Last Night on Earth

Authenticity, Social Media, and Presidential Candidates’ Digital Strategy

Mod lineup includes Tablet @tigmobtablet, Mobile @tigmodmobile, and Laptop @tigmodlaptop shown here in cognac. Designed to house your daily gear – also a fantastic inflight companion. #tigmod A photo posted by THIS IS GROUND (@thisisground) on Dec 14, 2015 at 8:27am PST //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js I think we have two different definitions of “authenticity,” especially as it … Continue reading Authenticity, Social Media, and Presidential Candidates’ Digital Strategy

Instagram Videos Get More Brand Engagement Than Vine

Interesting… How does Instagram video stack up with Vine? | InsideFacebook: “Some findings, studied among the Interbrand 100 from June 20 to 26: Instagram videos are being used by twice as many brands, and more videos are being posted. Instagram videos are seeing significantly higher (over 2X) engagement than Instagram photos, suggesting brands should focus … Continue reading Instagram Videos Get More Brand Engagement Than Vine