Scott Monty - Strategic Communications & Leadership Advisor

Scott Monty - Strategic Communications & Leadership Advisor

The ad industry needs digital philosophers — and a moral operating system, the conflict between advertisers and consumers, mistakes that may be sinking your new business efforts, the death of the link (thanks to social networks), Twitter's rough week, Facebook expands in India and Google in Indonesia, an institutionally conservative industry adopts Facebook at Work, a major report on the collaborative economy, the challenges ahead for podcasting, knowing what and when to measure, some crazy legal developments from Europe to Australia, our weekly trivia challenge, the podcast pick of the week and more, it's The Week in Digital.

A roundup of relevant links affecting our industry.

Each Monday we publish a newsletter that includes a series of links about current events and trends in the worlds of technology, business, digital communications and marketing in order to keep leaders up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in your job. A new issue is available every Monday morning. Please subscribe to keep up to date on developments.

News items are in regular text; additional commentary has been added in italics.

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Live video preview of The Week in Digital - Nov. 1, 2015
Live video preview of The Week in Digital - Nov. 1, 2015
Posted by Scott Monty on Sunday, November 1, 2015



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  • Whither Flipboard? With sale talks stalled and the exit of some executives, Flipboard's future is being questioned. Flipboard has been a superb resource for our purposes, with The Week In Digital magazine among the places we curate links.

Trivia question: Why is Facebook slowing down the Internet speed of some employees every Tuesday? *

Collaborative Economy 



Metrics / Measurement / Data

Privacy / Security / Legal

* Answer to the trivia question above: 

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

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I advise brands and agencies to help them improve their communications and digital acumen. Please get in touch if you'd like to put my experience and digital smarts to work on a project, to consult with your group, or to address an audience at your next corporate or industry event.