Scott Monty

Scott Monty

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This week, he top digital marketing trends; CMO tenure falls; ad blocking developments; Yahoo downsizes and its CEO wants more time; Facebook is changing the face of news; Twitter is getting back on track; Uber has some challenges; a major survey of digital habits; tying value to the customer experience; the big speech at SXSW; the history of pessimism; the Zignal Labs chart of the week, our weekly trivia challenge, podcast pick and more.

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It's the SXSW / Daylight Saving Time edition of #SundaysWithScott - rants, trivia, the bow tie of the week and more.
Posted by Scott Monty on Sunday, March 13, 2016

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    Trivia question: Who beat a grandmaster of the board game Go this week? *

    Collaborative / Autonomous Economy 


    • Edison Research and Triton Digital have released Infinite Dial 2016, the latest entry in the longest-running survey of digital media habits of Americans. Some highlights:
      • Monthly podcast listening has increased YoY from 17% to 21%.
      • In-home ownership of over-the-air radio receivers has dropped from 96% in 2008 to just 79% this year.
      • On-demand video subscriptions are held by 51% of Americans.
      • Facebook remains the most used of all social networks among all ages at 64%, but the 12-24 year-olds prefer Snapchat by 72% to Facebook by 68%. 
    • Podcast Recommendation of the Week. This week's recommendation comes to us from Tracy Darchini: The James Altucher Show. James Altucher is a successful entrepreneur, investor, board member, and the writer of 11 books. He interviews guests on what motivates them as entrepreneurs. Do you have a podcast recommendation for us? Add yours to our Google Sheet:

    Content / Customer Experience

    Privacy / Security / Legal

    Measurement / Metrics / Data 

    Chart of the Week

    Brought to you by Zignal Labs, a realtime, cross media analytics platform (also a client of Scott Monty Strategies).

    With SXSW taking place this weekend (SXSW Interactive began last Thursday) and President Obama's appearance there, it should be no surprise that his speech became a trending topic. On Sunday evening, the top stories were still focused on his remarks about privacy and security.

    If you're at SXSW in Austin on Tuesday, you can join Zignal Labs for breakfast tacos and a tour of their Command Center. Tell them I sent you.

    * Answer to the trivia question above: 

    • Lee Se-dol, a Go grandmaster and 18-time world champion, was defeated 3 games to 1 by AlphaGo, the artificial intelligence system created by Google's DeepMind division. Go Grandmaster would be a great rapper name.

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