It’s Friday, October 12, 2012 – This is #TheFeed
Read of the Day #1: Obama Campaign Buys Twitter Ads For “#Malarkey”
While #malarkey became a trending topic due to Vice President Joe Biden using the term in last night’s debate with Paul Ryan, the Obama campaign jumped to action by purchasing Twitter ads on that hashtag. We constantly talk about social media being “now,” and this is a tremendous example of that.
With all of the hype surrounding Mitt Romney’s desire to cut PBS’ federal funding, Quartz’s Lauren Alix Brown takes a look at controversies surrounding international versions of the show, now shown in 140 countries.
Read of the Day #3: Coca-Cola May Be Seeking to Invest in Spotify
This may be the real thing. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist) Global beverage company meets global music service. Coca-Cola has a partnership agreement with Spotify earlier this year, but an investment would assuredly lead to more cross-marketing. Definitely something to keep an eye on.
Tweet of the Day: This came late last night from Angie Frissore. This isn’t politics, it’s just epic! [For those that don’t get it, Biden looks like wrestling legend Ric Flair, who’s image Biden’s head is pasted on here. Flair was known for being a kiss-stealin’, wheelin’, dealin’, limousine-riding, jet-flying son of a gun.]
— Angie Frissore (@angiefrissore) October 12, 2012
Song of the Day: The Darkness “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”