The Full Monty

By Scott Monty | Virtually everything. Curated links for those interested in digital, customer experience, leadership, communications and more.

7 women who are shaping digital marketing

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting some of the women who are creating new avenues for growth and innovation at the nexus of …

Content Marketing

Facebook Adds Stories to iOS/Android Apps to Try to Kill Snapchat

Facebook truly <b>DESPISES</b> Snapchat!<p>As documented in a blog post today, Facebook has now added "Stories" to their main mobile apps. Just like Snapchat, …

Snapchat

More Ways to Share with the Facebook Camera

Uber to shut down Denmark operation over new taxi laws

US firm says it ‘must take the consequences’ of rules requiring cabs to be fitted with seat occupancy sensors and fare meters<p>Uber will shut down its operation in Denmark next month following the introduction of new taxi laws, the company has said, marking the latest European setback for the US …

Uber

CCO Measurement Survey

Findings from a Nasdaq Corporate Solutions/KRC Research survey of chief communications officers (CCOs) highlight the convergence of PR and marketing, …

Business Planning

Facebook copied Snapchat a fourth time, and now all its apps look the same

Facebook doesn’t seem concerned with giving each of its core services a unique identity.<p>Facebook is copying Snapchat again: Today it launched Stories, the 24-hour photo and video montages that ultimately disappear, inside of its core Facebook app.<p>This is the fourth time Facebook has cloned the key …

Facebook

The GOP Just Killed Consumer Broadband Privacy Protections

As most had expected, the House of Representatives today voted 215 to 205 to kill privacy rules protecting US broadband subscribers. The rules, …

Net Neutrality

Waze's 'Order Ahead' is a quicker way to grab food on the go

Waze is a valuable travel buddy because of the many ways it can assist you on the road. The navigation app helps drivers avoid traffic, it integrates with Spotify, and it has a growing ride-sharing platform. In an effort to aid users in all commute-related endeavors, drivers can now place a Dunkin' …

Dunkin' Donuts

Uber’s diversity is on par with the tech industry and that’s not great

The company published its first ever diversity report since its founding in 2009.<p>Uber has published its much sought after diversity numbers for the first time since it was founded in 2009.<p>Unfortunately for the company, the pressure to publish the numbers mounted after former employee Susan Fowler …

Uber

The Speakers’ Code – Ten Tenets of Public Speaking

Speakers don’t have a union, and we’re a motley collection of thought leaders, experts, teachers, crusaders (in the non-twelfth-century, deracinated …

Public Speaking

An analysis of 700 presentations revealed that adopting one speaking skill can make you more persuasive

Thanks to advances in neuroscience, brain scans, and data-driven studies, we've learned more about persuasion in the past decade than we had ever known previously. We know what works and why it works, and we can prove it scientifically.<p>The data firm Quantified Communications has added to the …

Public Speaking

NPR Training | NPR

How to hook your podcast audience<p>Tamar Charney • March 27th, 2017<p>(Bria Granville/NPR)<p>As more and more people create podcasts, there’s a lot of competition for listeners’ ears. But there’s a reason so many public radio producers are finding success in the podcasting space — we know how to tell a …

Digital Media

Podcasting's "Mobile" Listening At Home

Over the past couple of weeks since the publication of the 2017 Infinite Dial, one particular finding has prompted more questions from podcasters …

Podcasting

Review: S-Town Transcends the True Crime of Serial

The podcast S-Town, which was released in its seven-episode entirety this morning, isn’t a true-crime audio documentary. At least, not in the way …

Podcasting

Giant Corporations Are Hoarding the World’s AI Talent—and the Brain Drain Could Get Worse

General Electric builds jet engines and wind turbines and medical gear. But the 124-year-old industrial giant is also transforming itself for the …

Machine Learning

Twitter will start selling pre-roll ads ahead of Periscope videos

Twitter is looking for some more video ad dollars.<p>Twitter is going to start making some money from Periscope, its livestreaming video service.<p>The company announced on Tuesday that it will begin selling pre-roll video ads to run ahead of some Periscope content, which means users will have to sit …

Periscope

What the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer Insights Mean for Crisis Communications - Edelman

This year’s Edelman Trust Barometer revealed an alarming trend: an overwhelming lack of faith in “the system” – the institutional pillars that make …

Three Things Big Data Can Do to Help in Crisis Planning

I just got back from Social Media Marketing World, where I did a breakout session on how to use data and analytics in crisis communications …

First, a Word From Our Celebrity

Katie Couric gets a great night’s sleep on the Casper mattress she and her husband, John Molner, share, and sipping Dunkin’ Donuts coconut coffee makes her feel as if she is vacationing in the islands. At holiday time, Ms. Couric is thrilled to receive a package of Omaha Steaks as a gift.<p>Listeners …

TV

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Elon Musk

Can artificial intelligence make you a better tweeter?

An AI startup called Post Intelligence hopes it can.<p>I‘ve tweeted nearly 5,000 times in my life, which certainly feels like a lot.<p>But last week I did something on Twitter I’ve never done before: I used artificial intelligence to help me decide what to tweet. More specifically, I used a service …

Social Media

Netflix: The Monster That's Eating Hollywood

Tara Flynn, a rising star at a TV production unit of 21st Century Fox, walked into her boss’s office last August and told him she was quitting and joining streaming-video giant Netflix Inc.<p>The news was not well-received.<p>“Netflix is public enemy No. 1,” said Bert Salke, the head of Fox 21 Television …

Netflix

How We’ll Get Around In The City Of The Future | Fast Company

Through Ford City Solutions, which launched last year as part of the new subsidiary Ford Smart Mobility, the company is working with urban communities to understand their transportation challenges, such as traffic congestion or public transit dead zones. It then develops cutting-edge solutions to …

Cities

These Tech-Savvy CMOs Embody All the Talents the Modern Marketer Needs

The digital/social/mobile/virtual age heralds a whole new approach to marketing, given that consumers enjoy more control over content and …

Advertising

Spotify has acquired video discovery startup MightyTV — a sign it's about to go big on ad tech

Spotify has acquired video discovery startup MightyTV for an undisclosed price, the music streaming company announced on Monday.<p>The MightyTV app acts a bit like a Tinder for video content. Users swipe through a list of movies or TV shows from video services like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO, and the app …

Advertising

My Fully Optimized Life Allows Me Ample Time to Optimize Yours

I rise blissfully at 4:30 am, thanks to my Tibetan singing bowl alarm clock. After 20 minutes of alternate nostril breathing, I start my day with a …

Humor

Microsoft adds new calling features to Skype for Business

Microsoft is adding new features to its high-end Skype for Business service, just as Amazon and Google are trying to get into the enterprise …

Microsoft

David Marcus

Many of us make plans on Messenger that involve finding each other, or letting friends and loved ones know we're on the way. Sharing your location …

Facebook officially launches “Town Hall” for contacting government reps, adds local election reminders

Earlier this month, TechCrunch reported Facebook was rolling out a new feature called “Town Hall,” which would allow the social network’s users to easily locate, follow and contact their local, state and federal government representatives. The company today confirmed the feature is available to all …

Facebook