Morning Update: Sept 12 – AT&T’s insensitive 9/11 tweet; is online video overrated, new global Pandora boss

ATTAdweek: AT&T apologises for 9/11 image showing phone framing the tribute in light – the phone company apologised quickly after a strong social media backlash.

“‘We apologize to anyone who felt our post was in poor taste. The image was solely meant to pay respect to those affected by the 9/11 tragedy,’ the company wrote in a follow-up tweet.”

Ad Age: Are advertisers spending too much on online video? –  Online video only represents less than three percent of TV viewing and therefore asks Ad Age is it over rated?

“Based strictly off hype, one might think web video was taking a big chunk out of TV viewing. But the data says not-so-fast: web video accounts for just 2.3% of total TV viewing, according to an analysis of Nielsen’s “Cross-Platform” report released this week.”

Mashable: Pandora names former Microsoft SVP as new CEO – The online music company has a new boss.

“Pandora named Brian McAndrews, a former Microsoft exec, as its new CEO on Wednesday, ending a six-month search to replace longtime CEO Joe Kennedy.”

CNN: Sexist tweets cost Business Insider executive his job – Once again showing how social media can cost you your job.

“Business Insider’s chief technology officer, Pax Dickinson, has lost his job over homophobic, racist and sexist comments online.”


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