There’s always news in the world of news – and social media. Here are some of my favorite finds from the past few days
- Media Industry Change-Ups – Media comTribune Publishing (leaving the parent company to soldier on as essentially a television business) while Gannett Co. – owner of USA Today – also announced a split of its print and broadcast businesses.
- PR Firms Take a Stance – Ten of the world’s biggest PR agencies have waded into the political waters by publicly stating that they would not work with clients who deny the existence of man-made climate change.
- We’re Watching Video Views – Since auto-play launched on Facebook last year, video consumption on the channel has exploded – in fact, it was just announced that twice as many people now watch videos on Facebook compared to just six years ago.
- Snapchat Welcomes Brands – Once wary of brand involvement, Snapchat – a relative newcomer to the social network scene – is not only embracing use by brands, but is actively selling itself to marketers
- PR Fail of the Week – A hotel in Hudson, NY, got a sharp lesson in PR when it earned a firestorm of negative headlines thanks to its online review policy – which fined guests $500 for posting bad reviews.