Updated on June 3, 2019
- A trio of technologies — from Google, Amazon, and The New York Times — show how marketers will be able to get into your head, assess your emotional state, and manipulate your intent.
- GDPR is one year old. Has it succeeded in protecting Europeans’ privacy?
- PR professionals are relegating earned media to the dustbin.
- Arabic podcasts are on the rise, embracing a long tradition of oral storytelling.
- More CEOs were terminated in 2018 over ethical lapses than financial performance.
- The Wall Street Journal is limiting comments to paying subscribers, and it’s working.
- Dan York reports on a new podcast report from Andreesen-Horowitz and looks at two podcast announcements from Spotify.
Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.
Links from This Month’s Episode
- Google Ushers In The Era Of Anticipatory Marketing
- Amazon is reportedly working on wearables that can read your emotions
- The New York Times Can Now Predict Your Emotions and Motivations After Reading a Story
- General Data Protection Regulation: one year on
- The truth behind the dumbest GDPR myths, one year later
- GDPR One Year On: Survey Findings Show Consumer Awareness with Data Use is Concerningly Low
- Widespread confusion over GDPR rules that protect your privacy
- Study: PR pros prioritizing owned and shared media
- The rise of Arabic podcasts: ‘a digital revival of a long-term tradition’
- PODU, a Podcast Platform For Arabic Speakers, Wins UChicago’s CNVC
- More CEOs were forced out for ethical lapses in 2018 than poor financial performance
- How not to handle a MeToo-related PR crisis
- Why The Wall Street Journal limited commenting to paying subscribers
Links from Dan York’s Tech Report
- Investing in the Podcast Ecosystem in 2019
- Podcast episodes will now show up in Google searches. Helpful discovery mechanism or a shot in the Platform Wars?
- Spotify begins testing its first hardware: a car smart assistant
The next episode of For Immediate Release will be posted on Monday, June 24.