Scott Monty - Strategic Communications & Leadership Advisor

Scott Monty - Strategic Communications & Leadership Advisor

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It's back to reality after SXSW, Apple TV joins the cord-cutting movement, the NY Times makes good on its digital innovation plans, Facebook is so money, Twitter is in testing mode, Instagram needs more business, using Uber for "bar roulette," a milestone for data-driven PR, spending on data-driven marketing is up, what Americans- including Mark Zuckerberg - are doing to ensure their privacy, a search for tranquility, the math behind insane startup valuations  and more, it's This Week in Digital.

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Collaborative Economy 


John Cleese will be keynoting at Content Marketing World 2015 in September. No mention of whether he'll do a silly walk or a silly talk, but you can register here.

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  • Listening to podcasts can be an isolating experience. Sharing functionality is limited to a handful of podcatcher apps. So where's the Instagram of audio? (Emily White on Medium)

Metrics / Measurement / Data

  • SHIFT Communications (my employer) has long been a pioneer in progressive PR and oscial media. From the creation of the Social Media News Release to hiring a technical wizrd like Christopher Penn, it's been on the cutting edge. This week SHIFT was named a Google Analytics Certified Partner, giving credence to its mantra of data-driven PR. (SHIFT Communications blog)

Privacy / Security / Legal

When You Have the Time: Essential Watching / Listening / Reading