FIR 184: An Incomprehensible Disaster

The June 2019 edition of “The Hobson and Holtz Report,” aka FIR 184, features Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz talking about these stories: Boeing’s Max 737 crisis is a textbook case of ignoring standards of crisis communicationMary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report has a lot of meat for communicatorsPrivacy policies are an incomprehensible disasterNorth Face and its ad agency thought it was clever gaming Wikipedia. Now they’re sorry.A privacy issue with precise-location tagging led Tw...
Tags: Europe, Business, Technology, Privacy, Wikipedia, Marketing, Trends, Communication, Public Relations, Blogging, Web, Boeing, Reputation, Mary Meeker, Cannes Lions, North Face

SEO Update – 2019 | Google Mobile-First Indexing to be the Default for New Domains | Digital Marketing Agency Tips

Having a mobile-friendly website is no longer considered optional.  It is now a requirement, or at least for new websites, according to a new statement released by Google. Starting on July 1st, 2019 all new websites will be indexed using Google mobile-first indexing. It is also fair to say that Google is gradually heading to a mobile-only indexing system. On May 28, Google published a blog post in which it confirmed the move. Older web sites that are still not being indexed using mobile-first in...
Tags: Google, Toronto, Seo, Google Analytics, Canada, Search Engine Optimization, Digital Marketing, Danny Sullivan, Müller, Digital Marketing Agency, Barry Schwartz, John Muller, Default for New Domains, Google Starting, Online Marketing Toronto Mobile

Florida cyberattacks highlight need for better security

Three Florida cities have faced cyberattacks this month, two of which paid ransoms to recover their systems. While the FBI discourages paying off hackers, for many cities it's the easiest option.
Tags: Florida, Tech, Fbi

Long-Lived Institutions

The Sagrada Familia Catholic Church in Barcelona, Spain. The Catholic Church is one of the longest-lived institutions in human history. The Long Now Foundation was founded in 01996 with the idea to build a 10,000 year clock — an icon to long-term thinking that might inspire people to engage more deeply with the future. We have been prototyping and designing the Clock since then, and are now in the installation phase of the monument scale version in West Texas. It was acknowledged at the...
Tags: Japan, California, Future, Bloomberg, Long-term Thinking, Catholic Church, World Health Organization, Catholic, Futures, Bessemer, Operations, Schwartz, Fulton, Barcelona Spain, West Texas, Peter Schwartz

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