Digital Marketing Weekly Roundup #113
Facebook’s Cambridge-Analytica scandal is hogging all the headlines this week, driving conversation about privacy, data, and the importance of smarter digital consumption behaviors.
The police are also asking Google to hand over mobile device data in areas around crime scenes, which is also raising a few eyebrows.
Naturally, these discussions around ethics and data lag behind the rapid advancement of technology.
Should Google be able to hand over your private information? Did Facebook actually do anything wrong? Reply to this email and let us know – we want to know what you think.
New ventures can pull you into some pretty wild places – especially in the startup world. Today, we join the Co-Founders of AdHawk, Dan Pratt, and Todd Saunders, who talk about the ups and downs of starting a company and give advice that you can apply to the business venture you’re passionate about growing.
- None are spending more than 50 percent of their marketing budget on Amazon.
- Twenty-seven percent said they plan to advertise on Amazon in the coming year.
- Zero percent said they had recently purchased an ad on Amazon Spark.
Mark Zuckerberg and crew are under fire following reports that the personal data of 50 million users were obtained by an analytics firm that helped elect President Donald Trump. As a result, FB’s shares dropped 10% in 4 days. Zuckerberg’s response? “Woopsies.”
Today, we talk about hiring, firing, and building a startup team.
AdHawk Co-Founders Dan Pratt and Todd Saunders discuss startup successes and pitfalls in this episode of #HawkTalks. From humble beginnings at Google and hiring their first team to scale their business and having to fire their first employee, our co-founders have done it all and they’re excited to share their stories.
Enjoy this week’s Hawk Talks!
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- Google AdWords accounts with no recent ad spend are getting deactivated next week
- Instagram will show more recent posts due to algorithm backlash
- Google complies to Europe’s GDPR demands
Happy Friday 🙂 Treat yourself this weekend!