Can WordPress and Tumblr compete with Facebook?

No! I'm glad that WordPress purchased Tumblr which was for sale in a fire sale but they're not going be able to build a Facebook competitor. They will build a better CMS. It'll be fun to use, but not a Facebook.

Is Huawei's HarmonyOS an Android replacement?

It is not. It is a good start on an android replacement. To replace Android you would need all the app developers to join as well.

Is Twitter doing a good job at cleaning up its platform?

I hate to say this but it's not. They are trying. The changes they make are good changes. But Twitter fundamentally, right now, is making democracy worse. It's making conversations worse. It's stressing people out. It needs an overhaul. It needs bigger changes than what the company is doing right now.

Are The US and China on Collision Course in The South China Sea? Senator Chris Coons talks about China's ambitions for a blue water navy and what it means for US security.

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GZERO Media is seeking a Digital Campaign Associate to support the efforts of our growing media company. This position is based in our NYC headquarters in the Flatiron district and reports to the CMO.

The digital campaign associate will be responsible for supporting our portfolio of sponsors, new sponsor activations, sponsorship relationship management, campaign performance, and reporting. The ideal candidate will be an analytics rock star, fluent in digital metrics and reporting.

The campaign associate will also support business development and sales initiatives, managing sales materials, pitch decks, and sales pipeline tracking. The candidate should have experience in sales support, marketing, sponsorship / partnership development, and experience with detail-oriented reporting.

GZERO Media is a company dedicated to providing the public with intelligent and engaging coverage of global affairs. It was created in 2017 as a subsidiary of Eurasia Group, the world's leading political risk analysis firm. Our coverage takes many forms – print, digital media and broadcast television. Find us at gzeromedia.com.

Marketing Associate Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, or statistics or relevant field preferred
  • 2 years' previous experience as an account executive, marketing associate, sponsorship associate, or related position
  • Superior computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Powerpoint, Salesforce, and Google Analytics.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of the sales process and sponsorship expectations
  • Up-to-date on latest industry trends and tools; able to articulate trends and potential clearly and confidently
  • Highly organized, acute attention to detail and a forward planner
  • Comfortable juggling complex logistics and timelines
  • A passion for geopolitics and current events is a must

Perks of working at GZERO Media:

  • Be a part of an exciting, fast-growing media venture centered around the analysis and explanation of international politics.
  • The opportunity to work with a talented and entrepreneurial team in a global environment.
  • Flexible work environment, with contemporary offices located in New York (Flatiron), DC (DuPont Circle) and London (Clerkenwell).
  • PTO bank of 23 days, 10 paid holidays and 2 summer Fridays.
  • A strong belief in work-life balance.
  • Competitive salary plus incentive compensation plan.
  • Rich benefits package – The firm contributes 82-90% to medical and dental premiums, 100% employer-paid LTD, STD and life insurance, 401(k) plus fully vested employer match and pre-tax commuter benefits.
  • Business casual dress code.

Start date: ASAP with full benefits

Eurasia Group is an equal opportunity employer.

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GZERO Media is seeking a Digital Marketing Associate to support the efforts of our growing marketing team. This position is based in our NYC headquarters in the Flatiron district and reports to the CMO.

The digital marketing associate will be responsible for supporting GZERO's marketing initiatives, digital platforms, and content marketing campaigns to develop new audiences, drive traffic, and support revenue initiatives.

The ideal candidate will be fluent in the digital landscape, social media platforms, digital video marketing, and be an overall rock star able to write compelling social copy about current affairs and synthesize data, metrics, and content performance. The marketing associate will also be involved in creating promotional content, managing the website and digital assets, supporting distribution channels, tracking budgets, analytics, and supporting paid and earned media opportunities.

The candidate should have a strong background in digital marketing and experience with a variety of web analytics tools and applications.

GZERO Media is a company dedicated to providing the public with intelligent and engaging coverage of global affairs. It was created in 2017 as a subsidiary of Eurasia Group, the world's leading political risk analysis firm. Our coverage takes many forms – print, digital media and broadcast television. Find us at gzeromedia.com.

Marketing Associate Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, or statistics or relevant field preferred
  • 2 years' previous experience as a marketing associate, marketing assistant, or related position, ideally in a media environment
  • Experience with SEO/SEM campaigns and digital tools
  • Superior computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite; fluency with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube; and hands-on experience with Google Analytics and Sprout Social (or comparable platform)
  • Creative / design background and experience in Adobe suite a plus
  • Up-to-date on latest industry trends; ability to articulate digital trends and potential clearly and confidently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of the greater media landscape and our position in the market
  • Highly organized, acute attention to detail and a forward planner
  • Comfortable multitasking and juggling a variety of campaigns at one time
  • A passion for geopolitics and current events is a must

Perks of working at GZERO Media:

  • Be a part of an exciting, fast-growing media venture centered around the analysis and explanation of international politics.
  • The opportunity to work with a talented and entrepreneurial team in a global environment.
  • Flexible work environment, with contemporary offices located in New York (Flatiron), DC (DuPont Circle) and London (Clerkenwell).
  • PTO bank of 23 days, 10 paid holidays and 2 summer Fridays.
  • A strong belief in work-life balance.
  • Competitive salary plus incentive compensation plan.
  • Rich benefits package – The firm contributes 82-90% to medical and dental premiums, 100% employer-paid LTD, STD and life insurance, 401(k) plus fully vested employer match and pre-tax commuter benefits.
  • Business casual dress code.

Start date: ASAP with full benefits.

Eurasia Group is an equal opportunity employer.

APPLY HERE

145,000 – Companies have announced plans to relocate 145,000 jobs to the united states over the past two years. Some 30,000 of those "reshored" jobs are directly the result of President Trump's bare-knuckle trade policies, according to a report by the Reshoring Initiative. For perspective, 145,000 jobs is roughly one month's worth of average job gains in the US over the past decade.

900 – if you thought the politics of Brexit were wooly already, consider this British farmer who is fattening up his 900 sheep extra fast so that he can sell them before October 31st, the date when the UK is supposed to leave the EU, deal or not. He's worried that without a deal, EU tariffs could decimate sheep exports to the continent, creating glut that craters prices in the UK.

83 – The implementation of Colombia's Nobel Prize-winning peace deal with FARC rebels has been spotty – of the more than ten-thousands ex-combatants slated for reintegration into society, 83% are still without productive work, raising the risk that they take up arms again.

50 – Africa's population boom and rising living standards are putting pressure on the continent's higher education systems. African universities currently feature 50% more students per professor than the global average, even as rising enrollment rates still rank last among the world's regions.

Is the Gannet GateHouse merger good or bad news for local journalism?

It's probably bad. So it's the two biggest newspaper chains in the U.S. combining. They're going to own 1 in 6 newspapers in America. The problem is we're not seeing much of a strategy here, it's really mostly a financial deal and an expensive one at that with a lot of pressure to cut costs. They're looking to save about $300 million annually. That means layoffs. That means centralizing some functions like ad sales or design editing, consolidating regionally possibly selling off newspapers, selling off real estate. The problem is a lot of these things have already happened to American newspapers and more than once. So you're really getting blood out of a stone at this point. It's not good news for the communities they cover or the people who work there.

What does the CBS Viacom merger mean for consumers?

Ultimately, it's going to further divide up the content that you love across multiple platforms. The streaming war is on! CBS and Viacom felt they had to merge in order to stand up to the bigger players in the game like Disney, Netflix, Amazon. Viacom was so far quite happy to put their content on whatever platform would have them That's probably going to change. For you, it means you have to get more subscriptions and pay more to see all of the shows that you love especially the Star Trek franchise, in this case. So unfortunately, just more expensive bills just like back in the days of cable.

That's it for this week. It's a special episode of Media in 60. It's the last one produced by the wonderful Adam Pourahmadi, who's moving on to bigger and better things. Thank you, Adam. You were a joy to work with. Godspeed. We'll take a short break and we'll be back in September with more Media in 60 Seconds.

How big of a threat are Hong Kong protests to global markets?

Well less the protests than the almost certain Chinese crackdown that is going to come against the more violent protesters, who tried to basically divide the Hong Kong population that way and make them much less effective as a conduit for international finance. There will be a negative market reaction against mainland China as well. And Singapore will do a little bit better. But my God. How horrible for Hong Kong.

Is Russia developing a new nuclear missile?

It certainly seems that way. But more importantly it's just good to remember that there is this existential threat out there in terms of these major nuclear arms race. The Russians have a tiny economy today but doesn't stop them from being able to wipe away the planet. And on balance the fact they're in decline should make us worry.

What's the best way to impress other people?

Pretty much anything other than self-promotion. There's a lot of evidence that when people toot their own horns it tends to backfire. People will judge them as arrogant, narcissistic, and especially as insecure. They know that if you were really amazing you wouldn't have to work so hard to tell other people how amazing you are. Research suggests that instead of promoting yourself it's more effective if other people promote you because after all you're not a credible judge of your own abilities and accomplishments. But if other people think highly of you and they're willing to talk about that that can go a long way. And so, if you're in a situation where you feel like you have to self-promote, then it's worth asking, "OK, over my career, who are the people that I've really impressed?" "Who are not only willing but maybe even excited to sing my praises." And then, "how can I invite them to do that in an honest and genuine way?"