Tripod Show Notes: Pilot Episode

Tripod: A Marketing Podcast By Tricycle Creative | Pilot Episode

Small business marketers, the Marketing CLARITY Podcast, formerly TriPod, is for you if you’re looking to create better content and be a more informed digital marketer. Hosted by Ross Herosian (a Marketing coach, content creator, and entrepreneur) episodes are a mix of helpful Marketing tips, digital marketing and social media updates, conversations with subject-matter experts, and his own unique perspective on how to promote and grow your business. So sit back, relax, and let’s get pedaling!

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In This Episode...

  • The recent decision by German lawmakers to ban Facebook’s entire ad business – what this means for Facebook AND what it means for the entrepreneur who’s using Facebook Ads.
  • The sticky and complicated situation that YouTube is in as they attempt to change their algorithm to devalue conspiracy theory videos.
  • With declining music sales, we wonder if musicians should even bother with producing full albums.
  • BONUS! Nike’s Shoegate saga.

German lawmakers to ban Facebook's entire ad business

The success of Facebook’s Ad Business is built upon the huge amount data they collect (sometimes unknowingly) from their users. Privacy advocates have argued that the company isn’t transparent enough about what data it has and what it does with it. As a result, most people don’t understand the massive trade-off they are making with their information when they sign up for the “free” site.

In early February, German regulators put their foot down and ruled that Facebook was exploiting their users and has prohibited their current data collection practices going forward. 

Of course, Facebook is appealing this ruling. If it fails, Facebook would have to change how it processes data internally for German users, and could only combine the data into a single profile for a Facebook account with that user’s explicit consent.

This subject also led us to discuss another topic related to Facebook’s Ad business: that Facebook has a new Ad Load Challenge. What’s that mean? In a nutshell, there’s more demand for ads then there is space on the extended Facebook platform (Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, Audience Network, etc). To make up for this in 2018, Facebook moved a lot of their Ad business to Instagram which led to a bananas 6.84 Billion in ad revenue.  

Buuuuuut, it looks like Facebook has filled up Instagram too. Their immediate plan – move ads to Facebook Stories. Facebook seems to be acting like the aliens from Independence Day in regards to their Ad business – they go to planet, exhaust the resources, and then move on to the next planet.

YouTube works on changing algorithm to devalue conspiracy videos

YouTube’s fighting their scourge of Conspiracy Content with their secret weapon – algorithm changes. Attempting to at least devalue and, at most, remove completely, YouTube is tweaking their algorithm to target Conspiracy Content. According to Tubefilter, they will specifically go after:

  1. those “promoting a phony miracle cure for a serious illness,”
  2. videos “claiming the earth is flat,”
  3. and videos that make “blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11.” (That last category presumably also covers several other popular theories, including that the moon landing was faked and the Holocaust never happened.) 

YouTube won’t be removing this content – they can’t – it doesn’t violate their Usage Guidelines BUT they will prevent it from spreading.

Should Musicians Bother With Albums?

Co-host Chris is a real Renaissance man. One of his many talents is being the drummer in the band Jomo & The Possum Posse. So, as they kick around songs in the studio, he wonders – should they even bother to record an album?

Online music streaming is on the rise while actual album sales are declining. 

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