Monday, August 29, 2016

The Full Monty — August 29, 2016

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  • The latest edition of the CMO Survey is out. The survey discovered that marketing leaders spent 11.7 percent of their budgets on social media in the past year — more than three times the proportion they were spending in 2009 — but well short of the 17.5 percent predicted five years ago. It seems that there's limited advertising inventory in a crowded market, and heaven forfend the industry puts more money into strategists.
  • Sprout Social found that consumers have some pet peeves about brands on social. Most notably that they're overly promotional, they try to be funny when they're not, or they have no personality. This is what happens when you underspend on talent (see above).


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Facebook / Instagram / WhatsApp

Twitter / Periscope / Vine

Alphabet / Google



Collaborative / Autonomous Economy

  • What's the oldest software start-up you know? Think for a minute before you answer. Now click here for the surprise. They've made innovation their thing for a long time.



  • In the first half of 2016 alone, Uber lost $1.2 billion. That kind of run rate will run you out of business quickly. This is likely why the company acquiesced to Didi's overtures in China.
  • Uber and Lyft can expect to be taxed 20 cents per ride in Massachusetts. Half will go to cities and towns, 5 cents are for the state transportation fund, and the final 5 cents will go toward — get this — the traditional taxi industry. Can I get a subsidy from competitors that are beating me in the market?
  • Taiwan may kick Uber out, but only after collecting $6.3 million in taxes it says Uber owes.

Autonomous Vehicles

AI / Bots

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Virtual Reality / Audio





Content / Customer Experience / Influencer Marketing


Privacy / Security / Legal


Measurement / Metrics / Data 


When You Have the Time: Essential Watching / Listening / Reading 


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