StrategyUncategorized
May 23, 2018

Brain+Trust on Nasdaq’s Social Media Geek Out Show

While in New York this week to speak at an IBM conference, our CEO Scott Monty was a guest on Nasdaq's Social Media Geek Out show on Facebook Live. The show was filmed in Nasdaq's MarketSite studio in the heart of Times Square, and the program regularly looks at social…
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Leadership
May 22, 2018

It’s All About Perspective

Last week, we were treated to one of the major conflicts of our time. It was not global superpowers at loggerheads, but rather the Internet, looking to skewer itself over the audio clip known as Yanny or Laurel. To me, the most fascinating part of this was not the debate, but…
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Customer Experience
May 9, 2018

Moving From Channel Strategy to Customer Centricity

Last week's commentary began with a focus on Big Tech – how Facebook and Google hold a duopoly in digital advertising – and ended with a call for brands to own their data. Given that the piece mostly focused on the former, we'd like to explore the latter a bit more. The IAB…
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Uncategorized
April 30, 2018

Weathering the Storm

Amid all of the recent uproar of data privacy issues among a number of companies, the outrage did nothing to stop the forward motion of Big Tech. Timing, incentives, and lack of competition all play a part in explaining this unstoppable force. When Facebook and Alphabet (among others) reported their Q1 earnings last week, investors…
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Podcast
April 26, 2018

The Difference: Episode 7 – Glomming Onto Tactics Vs Strategically Attacking Them

Brain Trust Partners’ Co-Founder and CEO, Scott Monty, takes us back to the wild west days of social media and his time with the Ford Motor Company. As someone who has cut through the jungle of building a social media presence for a major corporation, he knows well that simply…
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Trust
April 24, 2018

Our Terms of Service Have Changed

The Facebook / Cambridge Analytica news has brought quite a bit of the unrealized or unspoken of the tech world into national consciousness. Collectively (and individually in some cases), we've been talking about data, privacy, and what we're willing to give up for our beloved free services. But it strikes us that there's an…
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