Pete Brown // June 1, 2017
About a year ago I received a Facebook friend request from a man named Charles. I didn’t recognize his name, but after further investigation, I realized that I used to ride the school bus with him, back when he was known as ‘Corky.’
So sure, I accepted the request, if...
Mindset Digital // May 10, 2017
Instagram and Snapchat keep cloning each others features. In this episode, two of the office millennials square off in a no-holds-barred 'who-has-the-better-stories feature' death match while Creative Director Pete Brown tries to keep up. Plus, an update to our Episode 16 review of Digit.
Instagram Stories hits 200M users, surpassing...
Pete Brown // March 6, 2017
Articles hailing the ongoing war between Instagram and Snapchat seem to be missing the point
For some time, I assumed the reason why I didn’t quite get all the stories about a raging, feature-stealing, user-poaching feud between Instagram and Snapchat was simply because I am over 40, and somehow biologically incapable...
Pete Brown // February 21, 2017
While our eyes prefer horizontal frames, our hands prefer holding our phones vertically. And in the ongoing battle between the two, it seems our hands are winning.
So, let me get this out of the way first—
I love doing this:
I know it makes me look like a caricature of a...
Pete Brown // February 15, 2017
This is one of our mantras at Mindset Digital. In an age of hyper-distraction, when we see thousands and thousands of words every day, one key to breaking through the noise is carefully choosing your words. This is the story of how I made the slightest change in how...
Pete Brown // February 6, 2017
Are apps like Snapchat gamifying their use or creating a friendship scoreboard?
I drive my 8th grade daughter to school every day, and have done it for years. I learned to treasure the few minutes as an opportunity to check in, daughter-to-dad style. This year, though, the conversation is definitely down...
Mindset Digital // February 2, 2017
As Livestreaming from your phone approaches its second birthday, we examine new reasons to go live, learn best Periscope practices from guest Ryan Clarkin, and offer up something on the internet to make you laugh.
Livestreaming from your phone is about to turn two years old, and Creative Director Pete Brown...
Mindset Digital // January 13, 2017
In this three things episode of the Mindset Digital podcast, three team members get four minutes each to bring host Pete Brown up-to-speed on recent and interesting developments in the ongoing digital revolution. Matt Weiner talks Alexa and CES, Jen Michaels talks Alexa and murder, and Hope Madden proves that...
Pete Brown // January 9, 2017
Or, the greatest tweet I ever wrote
If you’re ramping up on Twitter and curating compelling content is a key part of your strategy – and it should be – I recommend checking out episode 7 of the Mindset Digital podcast, where I talk with my colleague Mike Taylor on the best...
Mindset Digital // May 31, 2016
Is disappearing the new black? Snapchat certainly thinks so. In this episode, we look at the Snapchat 2.0 update and speculate on what it means for the network’s overall strategy, plus the Mindset Digital team goes in search of the podcast after it inexplicably disappears from iTunes. We have a...