Walmart + Microsoft = TikTok?

Walmart + Microsoft = TikTok?

Episode 321 – August 28, 2020


  • Social Video Bedfellows
  • American Family Insurance Commercial
  • The Humanity Lab
  • Finger Lickin’ Nope
  • Instapresentations
  • Spotify Events
  • COVID 19 Gag Rules
  • Izzy’s Ice Cream Closes
  • PPE Vending Machines
  • Most Popular Podcast Channels

During episode 321, BL and David discuss Walmart and Microsoft tagging up to acquire TikTok; American Family Insurance’s perfectly targeted commercial; The Humanity Lab’s anti-racism efforts; KFC is finger lickin’ good no more; Instagram infographics; Spotify virtual events; COVID 19 gag rules; a fond farewell to Izzy’s Ice Cream; PPE vending machines…and much, much more.

Best Practices

Walmart Joins Microsoft To Acquire TikTok

Walmart announced Thursday that it’s teaming up with Microsoft in a bid to buy TikTok for a reported $20-30 billion.

You Make My Dreams To Own A Vintage Muscle Car Come True

American Family Insurance taps into Gen X nostalgia to create a perfectly targeted commercial.

Anti-Racism Humanity Collective

The Humanity Lab is a global collective of creators, storytellers, digital natives and data miners who desire to give back. Our fundamental purpose is to amplify, galvanize and impact the anti-racism, pro-humanity agenda.

Finger Lickin’ Nope

KFC will temporarily drop its iconic “It’s finger licking good” slogan from its advertising in light of pandemic safety concerns regarding bringing your hands into contact with your mouth.


Instagram infographics are not new. Major social justice organizations including Planned Parenthood and Black Lives Matter have posted them for years. But what is new is how widely they are circulating and the way in which they’ve been able to do so.

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Spotify Events

An upcoming feature in development at Spotify could help turn things around, by again connecting artists with their fans through ticketed live music events.

Spotify is working on Virtual Events

The virtual event shown here is actually 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) August 25, 2020

Worst Practices

COVID 19 Gag Orders

Employees say the biggest names in American business have banned them from alerting others to coronavirus outbreaks.

Goodbye Izzy’s Ice Cream

The company’s ice creams will continue to be available in supermarkets.

Facebook Knew

Facebook knew about a page called Kenosha Guard which issued a “call to arms” in advance of the protest. Multiple users reported the account for inciting violence, but were told it did not violate platform policy.

PPE In Campus Vending Machine

Several vending machines with personal protection equipment have been installed on Marshall University’s campus in West Virginia.


Lifesize Endangered Animals Made Of Legos

Sean Kenney, who turned his childhood hobby into a full-time career. For more than 15 years the New York City-based artist has been creating masterpieces using Lego bricks as his medium of choice.

16 Circles

There are 16 circles in this image, but most people only see squares. Once you see them, you’ll be amazed that you missed them.

Shiny New Stuff

David’s Finds

BL’s Finds

  • Polite Type – In an effort to stop cyberbullying, The Polite typeface is an open source project that automatically blurs or replaces words that are meant to harm and humiliate others.


How To Vote By Mail

A state by state guide on how to request your ballot – and when it’s due

I may be biased but I just love this one.— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) August 28, 2020

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