Weekly Buzz: Google’s Fight Against Misleading Ads

Welcome to another edition of the Weekly Buzz! Before you head out of the office for the last long weekend of the summer, join us for another digital marketing news update. In this week’s edition, Google fights misleading advertisements, Meta introduces new Instagram features and tests to boost Threads uptake, and X, the platform previously […]

Weekly Buzz: Lizzo Lawsuit Emphasizes the Importance of Living Workplace Values

Welcome back to the Weekly Buzz! This week, we have a jam-packed post full of digital news to catch you up before you head out of the office for the August long weekend. First, we’ll discuss the lawsuit against Lizzo, emphasizing the importance of living your workplace values. Then, we’ll delve into the heated battle […]

Weekly Buzz: Threads Surpasses 100 Million Sign-Ups in Just Five Days

Welcome back to the Weekly Buzz!  On the docket today:  Instagram’s text-based app, Threads, surpasses 100 million sign-ups in just five days; Google’s AI chatbot, Bard, expands language support; Meta unveils CM3leon, an AI model that creates mind-blowing images from text; the Canadian government strengthens its security measures; and — of course! — some Friday […]

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 […]

The Weekly Download — March 17, 2023

The Weekly Download — Friday, March 17, 2023 Welcome back to the Weekly Download! And a Happy St. Paddy’s Day to all those partaking in the fun. There’s a lot on the docket today, including the launch of GPT-4, new AI features coming to Google Workspace, big changes at Meta, and Friday Fun … so […]

The Weekly Download — November 4, 2022

After taking a week off, we’re so glad to welcome you back to a brand-new, jam-packed edition of the Weekly Download!  On the docket today: Instagram’s latest blip mistakenly suspends user accounts, changes are coming to Twitter verification, Facebook makes its “professional mode” available to all creators, Google Search launches new shopping features ahead of […]

The Weekly Download, May 13, 2022

Happy Friday! We hope the sun is out by you. Take off your sunglasses, because it’s time for the Weekly Download.  This week we are talking about Google’s new digital marketing certificate program for small businesses, TikTok’s new “Friends” tab (which will replace the “Discover” tab), Instagram’s testing of NFTs, and a YouTube update to […]

Why Privacy Matters

Last month, we highlighted some of the key trends that marketers need to be aware of this year. Data privacy will continue to be one of the top marketing trends this year, and here’s why we think you should be thinking about it. Pandemic lockdowns across the globe in 2020 created a huge boom in […]

The Weekly Download – February 18, 2022

It’s Friday! We’re back with your favourite digital news roundup. This week on The Weekly Download: Google announces plans to revamp tracking for Android devices, TikTok bans deadnaming and misgendering, Instagram rolls out a new “Likes” feature for Stories, and Twitter helps identify #GoodBot accounts and adds a new “pin” feature to user inboxes. Plus […]