Friday Wrap #183: Barbie the pitchdoll, Kaepernick’s sponsors, Facebook’s Trending misstep, and more

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Pity Colin Kaepernick’s sponsors—As a starting quarterback, Colin Kaepernick amassed the usual group of brands hungry for his endorsement. Now that he’s at the center of a controversy, they face a dilemma. Keep him as a spokesperson and you risk the ire of those who disagree (often vehemently) with his decision to remain seated during the National Anthem at games as a protest against treatment of African Americans. Boot him as a spokesperson and you risk alienating… Read More »

Friday Wrap #181: Another nail in the G+ coffin, preparing for Gen Z, waiting for the content crash

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Google Plus takes another hit—Google has been marginalizing Google Plus for some time and the trend continues with the announcement that G+ Hangouts on Air will be discontinued as of September 12. Instead, Google is moving Hangouts on Air to YouTube Live. Several of Hangouts on Air’s best features aren’t making the transition, notably the Q&A tool. Google suggests you use the Q&A feature in Google Slides instead. The takeaway: Google Plus is dead. It just hasn’t fallen… Read More »

Friday Wrap #177: Everyone’s verified, blockchain copyright, Medium migration, emoji overload

Friday Wrap #177I thought a category dedicated to Pokémon Go would be one-and-done but alas, the smartphone game continues to produce stories with direct relevance for communicators. The special category is back in this edition of the Friday Wrap, my weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast, along with… Read More »

Friday Wrap #167: Your handbook needs an update, live-tweeting history, 50 minutes a day on Facebook

Friday Wrap #167The Friday Wrap is my weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast, along with stuff I just want to remember to read) on my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow. If you want to make sure you never miss an edition of the Wrap, subscribe to my weekly email briefing.

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Friday Wrap #163: Kik opens a chatbot shop, FTC cracks down on disclosure, mobile takes over social

Friday Wrap #163The Friday Wrap is my weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast, along with stuff I just want to remember to read) on my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow. If you want to make sure you never miss an edition of the Wrap, subscribe to my weekly email newsletter.

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FIR #21: Vying for relevance

Cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network

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Today’s panel includes Richard Binhammer, one of the earliest adopters of social media for business while on the Dell communications team; Olivier Blanchard, director of Operations and Strategy at Frontspace Media; and Howard Greenstein, chief operating officer of DomainSkate and co-founder of the Social Media Club. Today’s topics include…

  • What good all those Super Bowl commercials did and whether the $5 million each advertiser spent for 30 seconds of air time might have been better spent on digital media
  • Richard Edelman’s call for CEOs to come out of the bunker and represent their… Read More »

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