The Onion usually gets it right, and it totally hit the nail on the head with this spoof video about digital media’s whipping boy: the social media guru.
Part of a video series called “Onion Talks” that obviously pokes fun at the lofty TED conference and its TEDTalks, this video is called “Using Social Media To Cover For Lack Of Original Thought.”
The video opens with the alleged social media guru starting his presentation with a slide that reads “Social Media,” causing the audience to rise from their seats in applause. The next slide shows a guy on his tablet using social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The audience claps even harder.
The successful social media consultant admits that while he has never had an original thought, “Because my firm charges tons of money, we’ve put social media on the tongues of some of the biggest brands in the world without providing an actual service.”
Watch the full video to see all of the great points this social media guru makes and hear what his vision of the future of advertising is. Hint: it involves robots.
Image via Shutterstock
Why one agency is drawing inspiration from Jesus and avocados for Super Bowl marketing
Lerma's founder and CEO talks about the relevance of a multicultural marketing approach, the growing influence of Hispanic culture and more.
Google-Meta duopoly continues to creak in their ‘heightened maturity’ as Amazon, Apple ascend
The shadow both Apple and Amazon have cast over advertising dollars is getting longer by the quarter.
Why advertisers are still making space for experimental budgets even with economic uncertainty
Even in the midst of economic uncertainty, advertisers are bullish on experimental ad spend.
SponsoredWhy Best Buy Ads sees retail media as integral to its customer-centric purpose
Sponsored by Best Buy Ads Retail media networks have become critical for marketers, with retailers investing in ways that enable advertisers to engage consumers across online and offline channels. Given the wealth of retailers’ first-party customer data and measurement capabilities, retail media networks have become a natural fit for augmenting performance marketing programs. Alongside the […]
Marketers move beyond the basics of ChatGPT with new tools
Companies are setting their sights past OpenAI's free version and integrating their own data sets for new ads, bots and idea generators.
How the recession could impact brands’ metaverse spending
Digiday reached out to four experts to figure out how brands’ spending in the metaverse might change as they tighten the purse straps in preparation for a recession. Here are some of the biggest takeaways.