Weekly Buzz: Meta Teams Up with Amazon for Seamless In-App Shopping Experience

Welcome back to the Weekly Buzz, where we walk you through the week’s biggest headlines in digital marketing and beyond.  On today’s agenda: Meta and Amazon introduce a new seamless shopping experience just in time for the holiday season; a prominent LGBTQ+ group says goodbye to Twitter/X over platform safety concerns; LinkedIn phases out carousel […]

Weekly Buzz: Meta’s New Multi-Profile Feature a ‘Game-Changer’ for Facebook Users

Happy FriYAY! Another week, another heap of updates to share directly from the digital marketing and tech world. In this week’s update: Facebook introduces a new multi-profile feature, Threads adds accessible account switching, TikTok tests integration of Google Search results, Twitter/X discontinues Circles, and a Canadian influencer goes viral for an “eye-opening” reason. Let’s dive […]

Weekly Buzz: Canadians Urged to Boycott Facebook and Instagram

Welcome back to the Weekly Buzz! September is upon us, and there’s no shortage of digital marketing news to catch you up on this week. On today’s agenda: Canadian advocacy group urges blackout in response to Meta’s online news block, Prime Minister condemns Meta for blocking news during wildfire emergency, Threads makes it way to the […]

Weekly Buzz: Meta’s Canadian News Block Sparks Calls for Investigation

Weekly Buzz — August 11, 2023

Welcome back to another jam-packed edition of the Weekly Buzz! What’s new in the digital world? Allow us to bring you up to speed. On the docket today: Meta moves ahead with blocking news content for Canadian users on its platforms, igniting new concerns and calls for investigation; OpenAI introduces GPTBot, a web crawler to […]

Weekly Buzz: Meta Challenges Twitter with Launch of Threads App

Welcome back to another edition of the Weekly Buzz! We’ve got a lineup of exciting digital marketing news that’s truly had us buzzing this week:  Let’s dive in! All about Threads: New Meta app poses direct challenge to Twitter This week, Meta finally launched its much-anticipated microblogging app called Threads, posing a direct challenge to […]

Weekly Buzz: Google to Remove Canadian News Content Due to New Controversial Law

Say hello to the Weekly Buzz – a new and improved version of the Weekly Download that you’ve all come to know (and love).  We recently embarked on a rebranding journey for Spodek & Co., and decided our look could use some refreshing. The Weekly Buzz reflects our new branding elements – particularly the cute […]

Weekly Buzz: Instagram Unveils Algorithm Transparency

Hello June, Happy Pride Month, and Happy Friday! Welcome back to the Weekly Download. Here’s what you can expect in today’s edition: Instagram’s attempt to get more transparent about its algorithm, TikTok’s first-ever LGBTQ Pride Visionary Voices list spotlights creators, Twitter’s new image fact checks, and Meta begins test blocking news on Instagram and Facebook […]

The Weekly Download — October 7, 2022

Hello, Friday! We’re so glad to see you. We’re looking forward to a Thanksgiving weekend of good food, family time, and reflections on gratitude — but first, let’s wrap up another busy week with a new edition of The Weekly Download. On the docket today: Facebook gives users a little more control of their feeds, […]

The Weekly Download – August 12, 2022

Happy Friday! It’s late summer when the days are warm and hazy and all we want to do is hang out in the park or on a patio. So read this accompanied with a cold drink of your choice. This week, TikTok gives users deeper insight into the data used to send them targeted ads; […]