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BeanCast 476: So Very Gassy

We discussed whether brands should still try to be their customers’ friends – which I think about daily. Gossage says no and you know I love me some simple Fina copy. But my favorite topic was at the end: social media and children – (Facebook’s new messenger app for children under 13). Yikes, right. I was the strongly anti-FB voice. More on why later.

The white supremacist internet radio advertising topic was timely because marketers are worried across all platforms about their ads being served next to problematic (racist, violent, or other discriminatory) content. And there’s no great solution today. Check out Mitch Joel‘s post-show insights on why internet radio is different from podcasting:

…But, there’s one fatal flaw that many brands haven’t considered: it’s largely a wild west on the content front. Without knowing it, many brands are unwittingly sponsoring some fairly unsavory shows including those supporting racism or even terrorist thinking.

-Do We Blame The Algorithms When Advertising Goes Wrong? 

It was a pleasure joining Mitch again and speaking with Kate O’Neill for the first time. Even with just the three of us and Bob, this was a solid episode full of debate and exploring tangible realities like tin foil tech when it comes to ads.cert, and more philosophical ideas surrounding brands and parenting.

Listen here

 

PANEL

Emily Binder, Principal Consultant, Beetle Moment Marketing

Mitch Joel, President, Mirum

Kate O’Neill, Founder, K.O.Insights

Bob Knorpp, Host, The BeanCast


TOPICS

Brands Being Social Friends

Sources: Ad Age feature

Understanding ads.cert

Sources: Digiday feature article

The Internet Radio Dilemma

Sources: BuzzFeed reportsDigiday on live reads

Messenger For Kids

Sources: Ad Age reports


 –Aired December 11, 2017

Adapted from original post by Bob Knorpp on thebeancast.com