There is no Hobson in the August episode of “The Hobson and Holtz Report” (for good reason). Shel reports on these stories:
- TripAdvisor’s lawyers had some fun — and put the company’s values on display — in a cease-and-desist letter aimed at the organizers of the so-called Straight Pride March, which had used the company’s marks without permission
- Ogilvy’s CEO had a meeting with employees to talk about its relationship with the Customs and Border Protection agency
- The Society for American Archaeology shows how not to deal with an ethics issue over social media
- Communicators are at the heart of the world’s most ethical companies, according to new research
- A magazine publisher is going to personalize the ads its subscribers see based on what they’ve clicked online
- Proposed legislation wants to kill off infinite scrolling, autoplay, and other standards of website and app design
- There’s now a code of ethics for journalistic use of Augmented Reality
- A new book by a linguist suggests that the English language is better off thanks to the Internet
- Résumés are undergoing a big shift: They’re starting to look like Instagram
- Facebook’s numbers just keep getting better and better, despite all those scandals
- If you market to Gen-Z, you need to acquaint yourself with a website called Famous Birthdays
- A Gen-Z panel revealed that Gen-Zers use different social media platforms for different things
- Five-hundred journalists have shared what they hate most about getting pitches from PR people
- Dan York reports on Automattic’s acquisition of Tumblr, Spotify’s release of “Spotify for Podcasters,” the possibility that Siri will connect with Spotify, Google and Mozilla removing EV certificates from browser address bars, and the fact that than half of Google searches resulted in clicks to pages.
Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.
You can find the stories from which Shel’s FIR content is selected at Shel’s Link Blog.
The next episode of For Immediate Release will be posted on Monday, September 23 (we think).
Links from This Week’s Episode
- TripAdvisor trolls organizers of Boston ‘straight pride’ parade in cease-and-desist letter
- This Transcript Shows How Trump’s Border Camps Have Thrown A Top Advertising Firm Into Internal Crisis
- Another Day, Another Blunder: Archaeology Society continues to anger members with how it responds to negative feedback
- Study: Communications Key To Running An Ethical Company
- Hearst magazines will target you in print based on what you read online
- The U.S. could ban social media apps from using psychological tricks like infinite scrolling and autoplay
- McClatchy’s Augmented Reality Ethics Code
- Make Your Own Instagram AR Effects
- Is the Internet making writing better?
- Résumés are Starting to Look Like Instagram and even Tinder
- Facebook user engagement grew through the first half of 2019
- A Wikipedia for Generation Z
- How Gen-Z Uses Social Media, In Their Own Words
Links from Dan York’s Report
- Verizon agrees to sell Tumblr to owner of WordPress
- Matt Mullenweg on Automattic + Tumblr
- Techmeme on the Tumblr acquisition
- Introducing: Spotify for Podcasters
- Welcome to Spotify for Podcasters
- Apple, Spotify Discuss Siri Truce, as Antitrust Battle Looms
- Google, Mozilla: We’re changing what you see in Chrome, Firefox address bars
- Less than Half of Google Searches Now Result in a Click