Five Changes for Marketers and Brands Following Facebook’s #Datagate
Not a Sham: Introducing the Shamrock Shake Finder
Facebook’s recent Cambridge Analytica scandal is the type of news story that tends to highlight the problem of a 24-hour news cycle. Political intrigue, privacy and security scares and an executive team failing every crisis PR test?
It’s a brand crisis Hydra. One that might, finally, trigger a digital privacy clampdown in the US.
Five Fixes for Better Photos on your iPhone
Recently updated the McRib Finder concept for our McDonald's client to feature the Shamrock Shake. This new version's quite special—new stickers, plus for the first time a web backend. Even recreated a little bit of an Instagram-story style camera to make the sticker experience even more fun.
Hands-down, the camera is probably the thing that matters most to you about your smartphone. You may not always think about it, but chances are it’s the device feature that you use the most, even if only tangentially.
Whether you’re using it for video chats, snapping a pic, or playing around with the latest AR experience, getting the most out of your camera starts with some simple tricks.
iMessage and Call Your Reps
January, month of fresh starts. The coldest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, the hottest in the Southern. Ianuarius in Latin, from ianua—literally the door of the year.
A Quick Recap of Apple’s September Event
Two days into 2018 and I’ve already got a software release out. PolitiCall 1.3 is now available.
PolitiCall 1.1—The Bigliest Update
I took some quick notes and turned them into a recap aimed at marketers and brands for work. You can check it out over on the Golin blog.
Facebook is not your website
...I make no apologies for punny update descriptions or announcements.
On a serious note, the first major update to PolitiCall is now available on the App Store. It's a doozy.
A Facebook page as the default web presence for a physical business is user-hostile. It's at Facebook's whim that pages get tossed behind a login window, and then what of those who don't want to use Facebook? Or have reason not to use Facebook?
An End to Business-Speak
Very happy to show off a little side project I've been kicking around this spring. PolitiCall's an iOS app dedicated to helping you make your voice heard in Washington by putting the contact information for your members of Congress available any time, anywhere.
Leslie Berland Joins Twitter as New CMO
There ought to be a sort of 10 commandments of the modern office wherein at least six of them are outright bans on a lot of these verbal fillers.
"Leverage" and "utilize" where someone means "use" is probably the worst.
Apple Sees Record-Breaking App Store Sales for the Holiday Season
Berland comes from AmEx, where she was EVP of marketing, advertising, and digital partnerships.
She's also the first new appointment to Twitter after the product, engineering, and HR heads left over the weekend.
I pull for Twitter more than any other social platform. Hoping the new blood under Jack Dorsey means throwbacks to the pre-2012 Twitter in a lot of ways—mostly for developers.
$1.1 billion dollars in the two-week period ending January 3rd, smashing their own record twice in the space of just over a week.
There's no breakdown here of what's in-app purchase versus app purchase, nor is there a breakdown by category, but it just underlines the reports that iOS devices were approximately 50% of device activations on Christmas.