EO Geekly: Taking a Stand

Donald Glover released his latest Childish Gambino video this past weekend, titled, simply but with no simplicity, This Is America. If you weren’t one of the 50 million people who watched within days of the video going online, prepare yourself before watching below: it’s arresting. This week, we share stories of bold stances at the intersection of entertainment, branding, technology, and politics.

Enjoy,

Cody Lee
Head of Digital Marketing

“This is America.”

In 24 hours, nearly 13 million people had experienced Donald Glover’s powerful statement. Then, America (and BuzzFeed) went to work reckoning with what it meant.

Watch Now (Be Prepared)

“If Yeti can’t stand behind the NRA, I ain’t standing behind Yeti no more.”

Yeti says it’s all a big misunderstanding, but sometimes the public makes your stand for you. In retaliation for Yeti allegedly boycotting the NRA by rescinding their member discounts, NRA members are now blowing up Yeti coolers.

See the Damage

“Privacy is a human right.”

...Said Apple CEO, Tim Cook, not Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook is under fire for their mismanagement of user data. Here’s everything you need to know about the privacy crisis.

Get Up to Speed

“We’re protecting all EU citizens’ data.”

The General Data Privacy Regulation, or GDPR, is a massive set of new laws governing how data on EU citizens is obtained, stored, and accessed. Going into effect on May 25, it not only applies to companies residing in the EU, but to those who do business with (or receive online visits from) any EU citizen. Read: almost everyone, and the fines are massive.

Get Compliant

BONUS: “AI should be able to make phone calls for you.”

This just in from Google: you don’t need to make phone calls anymore. Their Google Assistant product will be able to call and interact with people naturally on the phone for you.

Watch this Stunning Demo

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