Wednesday March 20, 2019

Apple, Facebook & Google: An Emerging Trend Index

When it comes to your top technology, business or general news sources, I can probably assume The Wall Street Journal and/or New York Times are on your list. And in less than five years, I’m willing to bet Apple, Facebook or Google are also on your list…if they aren’t already. The three brands are in […]

3 Lessons Brands Can Learn From Facebook Manipulating Consumers

Facebook  research has found that the emotions of others on your news feed can affect your mood. The social network did not inform users their news feeds were being manipulated as part of this study. And users are expressing outrage over the study’s ethics. Should Facebook have done things differently? Are the outraged consumers justified in their ire? […]

Content Marketing Lessons from Facebook, Twitter & Google

Three pieces of content driving some serious sharing online last week are “year in review” stories from Facebook, Twitter and Google. Perhaps stories doesn’t do their projects justice. More than just breezy content, each story also holds lessons for brands and their approach to content marketing. It’s Not About You: FacebookBy tapping into each user’s last 12 months of […]

Facebook, Online Privacy & the Bottom Line

Facebook just changed its privacy controls, making it impossible to hide from Facebook Search. Unfortunately, the bulk of users that are even aware of these changes will probably spend more time complaining about it instead of either learning about the changes or doing something about it. LearnAccording to Mashable, “The new privacy tools will make it […]

Guy Kawasaki’s Latest on Apple, Google+ & Facebook

In a recent Google+ Hangout** Guy Kawasaki offered up some new perspectives on a number of topics. Here’s a quick recap. Disenchanted with Apple?It’s no surprise Apple was on Guy’s list of brands living the principles of enchantment — being likeable, trustworthy and with quality products. But he also noted Apple lived these principles “up […]

Will Facebook Unveil a Mobile Device?

  Based on Facebook’s recent app store news and a string of mobile acquisitions, I’m wondering when it will launch its own device? It’s something I predicted yesterday during the weekly BraveAdWorld podcast. My colleague Taylor Wiegert and I discuss it during the weekly news items. It’s probably my first prediction. That may tell you how strongly […]

Will Facebook Unveil a Mobile Device?

  Based on Facebook’s recent app store news and a string of mobile acquisitions, I’m wondering when it will launch its own device? It’s something I predicted yesterday during the weekly BraveAdWorld podcast. My colleague Taylor Wiegert and I discuss it during the weekly news items. It’s probably my first prediction. That may tell you how strongly […]

Facebook: Will You Subscribe?

Despite this post and my last parody post, I’m NOT trying to be the Weird Al Yankovic of social media (emphasis on trying). But I was thinking about the new subscribe feature on Facebook. And thinking about “I will subscribe” reminded me of “I will survive.” So apologies in advance for all of the various federal […]

Can Facebook Reinvent Vending Machines?

Maybe the Bad Pitch blog has jaded me, but it’s rare for a relevant pitch to ping my email. So when it does — it sings. The latest siren comes from the National Automatic Merchandise Association (NAMA). Vend TrendIn 2007, I noticed a lot of interesting vending machine concepts in play.** The above is a […]

Twitpic, Instagram, Flickr & Facebook – Got the Picture?

For some reason, I know that I started using Twitpic three years ago today. You could care less and I don’t blame you. So in addition to pointing to my first Twitpic, most viewed Twitpic and one or two others illustrating this post, I’ll make some observations about photo sharing platforms in general. You may […]