The Naked Marketers

Target markets, being fiercely social, and Westeros

Dane drops the knowledge bomb today when he gets all smart with setting target markets. We talk about the role of focus in targeting, how to find focus in your social strategy, and how not to look like a doofus in the process. We talk about Pete’s unnatural obsession with all things Ice and Fire,…

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Daisey, Fiction, and other things related to Social Media

Mike Daisey made headlines for telling tales, and may just have deflated the importance of the whole issue as major media lampoons him. Marketers have a new tool from the GOOG that will help organize and quantify social analytics, but don’t worry: Facebook and Twitter won’t play with it. One Tiny Hand shows you everything…

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All this has happened before

The Walking Dead has all but wrapped up season 2. Dane has much catching up to do. A listener inspires a much-needed rant on the power of imagery and why the masses are generally circumspect about advertising, and how we must “use our power for good”. Solve Media has the answer for skipping ads on…

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Someone just gave me a meal!

Rush Limbaugh feels the cold and mighty hand of social media as advertisers begin jumping ship. We talk a lot about old Rush this week, and how the bar for customer engagement and communication keeps falling, and falling, and falling. We talk about Super PACs a bit and, of course, the new iPad. Pete’s latest…

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Google Privacy, Evilness & Paucity of Critical Thinking

Today’s the day that Google unifies the big privacy policy in the sky. Now, your user history on one Google product will likely inform the results and performance of other Google products you use. For many, that’s a good thing. For others, it’s creepy. We also cover the Google bypassing user preferences for cookies thing,…

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A 1x Bigger Target

Dane finally makes good on his promise to age prematurely by succumbing to old man glasses, sort of. Path screws up, apologizes well, and is then joined by so many others the issue becomes irrelevant. Apple stuff happens again, with new software previewed in the intimacy of Phil Schiller’s hotel room, thus reinventing public relations…

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Live from the hot tub

The Super Bowl came and went and the ads were no surprise at all thanks to the rabid early releases and teasers. The game was dumb, too. We rant about phone size in the context of Dane’s failing eyesight and quest for “Maggies”. JCPenny is in full re-brand mode. Ellen had a nice rant. “Chronicle”…

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The iBooks Show

Apple released it’s new ebook design tool last week—will iBooks Author be the change we want to see in the world? Pete and Dane pull the tool and the economy of Textbook Publishing apart in their discussion of the state of the electronic book.

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Megan Who?

It’s the 2012 New Year explosapaloozer episode of the naked marketers! In this episode, Dane and Pete mourn the tragic resignation of Meg from the show, while we promise to talk about her a little bit every single week from now on. We talk politics, discussing the radioactive hotness of John Stewart and his coverage…

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