Snapchat Goes Big Media and Amazon Becomes A Movie Studio - Media Unplugged

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Snapchat introduces Discover and goes from messaging to big media.

Also: Amazon’s making their own original movies – here’s why the movie business will never be the same.

It’s episode 12 of Media Unplugged with branding authorityTom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey.

Listen as we go inside media to reveal the ugly truth!

For our discussion on Snapchat’s new Discover feature and what it really means, take a peek atthis piece from Snapchat’s blog, this one from Digiday, and this one from USA Today .

For our take on Amazon’s move into original movies, check out this piece from The Wrap and this one from Variety .

In our always popular rants and raves section, Tom raves about Taylor Swift’s move to gobble up trademark protection to many of her phrases , while Mark rants about the utter absence of ideas for season two of the popular podcast, Serial . Mark also raves about the most popular Superbowl commercials – many of which didn’t even exist.

Special thanks once again to our awesome producer! Jeff Schmidt – Exciting Audio for Media.

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