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Social Campaigning: Obama is really going to have to perfect his social media skills if he wants to win a second term. It was the under-29 demographic that got Obama in the White House in the first place, and he will once again need to win their fickle support if he wants to stay there. And connecting with young people of course means using social media. However, as this Mashable op-ed points out, “The element of surprise is gone” In 2008 social media was still a relatively new and growing thing (Foursquare didn’t even exist yet, to give you a better picture). In 2008, Obama had an edge by embracing social media and using it in his campaign; however, today he has no such advantage. Social media has become a regular part of political campaigning efforts. Obama will really need to engage and maintain an ongoing dialogue with young people if he is going to get their votes. Mashable
Video of the Day: Maybe Obama should consider this strategy: Make a viral hit, like this star-studded campaign video backing San Francisco’s mayoral candidate Ed Lee. Wired
Know Thy Neighbor: There are online communities for just about everything, but what about the real, physical community you live in? Nextdoor is just that, a private online community for neighborhoods. Unlike other community-centered sites and forums that aren’t that regulated, Nextdoor has a set of rules to ensure that users actually live in the neighborhoods that they sign up for. People must also use their real names to use the site in order keep people on their best behavior. While in many cases (most notably Google Plus) real-name policies get a lot of heat, but for a specialized, private social network based on people’s home addresses, it does make sense to require real names. The point of Nextdoor is to use the Web to strengthen real-life community connections. We’ll have to wait and see if people will actually want to join or if they feel like they have enough social networks already. NYT
Tumblr of the Day: Oh to be a royal. Kate Middleton for the Win
Comic of the Day: You don’t still have an AOL email address, do you? The Oatmeal
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Why some publishers are giving their AI chatbots a personality
BuzzFeed and Ingenio are hoping giving their chatbots a unique voice and tone will differentiate their AI products but others are prioritizing utility over entertainment.
Media Briefing: Publisher execs fear lack of visibility for Q3, but feel steady year over year
Publisher execs share how Q2 shook out for their businesses as they brace for an equally murky second half.
SponsoredWhat the measurement and currency discussion really means to TV advertisers
Ali Mack, head of TV and agency, Experian Major streaming video providers have recently made headlines by adopting new currencies for ad measurement, threatening Nielsen’s long-standing TV ratings monopoly. NBCUniversal, for example, has certified iSpot and VideoAmp as currencies for advanced audiences and formed the Joint Industry Committee with Paramount, TelevisaUnivision and Warner Bros. Discovery. […]
Digiday+ Research: Nearly two-thirds of publishers think they will lose when the third-party cookie dies
Publishers have been busy prepping for the end of the third-party cookie, but that doesn't mean they think they'll come out on top in the post-cookie era. In fact, publishers count themselves among those who stand to lose from the end of the cookie.
As AI spreads across the marketing landscape, data’s role will be key to success or danger
There’s a growing awareness of the risks inherent in AI's ultra-powerful potential, but whether enough steps are being taken to mitigate them remains a huge question mark.