Drew Simon Interview

B.L. Interviews Drew Simon, a social impact and technology enthusiast with ten years of leadership experience in the non-profit and higher education sectors. Drew has served as a Senior Leader, Director, and Advisor for multiple non-profit organizations, and has helped charities around the world secure millions in funding to support their missions. More recently, Drew was introduced to blockchain and cryptocurrency, and was amazed by its potential to transform the social impact sector. This led to the launch of Crypto Altruism, a Blog and Community of Practice dedicated to advancing the social impact use cases of cryptocurrency and blockchain.

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Google For Creators

Beyond Social Media - Google For Creators - Episode 364

BL and David discuss Google’s push to court creators; LinkedIn closes the chapter on Stories; Instagram allows desktop uploads; Journalists prefer Zoom interviews; Australia pitches Chris Helmsworth; A sign language Metallica video; Facebook by another name; Apple’s privacy protection posing; Walmart’s crypto ATMs; and much, much more.

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Amazon Astro Robot

Beyond Social Media - Amazon Astro Robot - Episode 363

BL and David discuss a study suggesting that jerks are jerks, online or off; Sleep Number’s content marketing campaign; five new Twitter features, including business profiles; A design firm’s brilliant mock condom ads; Amanda Gorman’s Estee Lauder sponsorship gig; Minnesota Vikings’ stadium experiential marketing; branding NFTs; BrightLocal’s marketing of their online reviews survey; Google embeds a guitar tuner in search; LEGO partners with Fender for a Stratocaster kit; seasonal Salted Nut Rolls; Amazon’s creepy Astro robot; Facebook’s whistleblowers; FTC to crack down on fake reviews; pathetic email pitches; Clubhouse shorts creators; top online review factors; and much, much more.

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