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#081: Employee Motivation and the Abuse of Interns

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On this episode of the UnPodcast we discussed problems associated with the practice of tipping, and how one restaurant actually increased profits when it banned tips.

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#078: The Impact of Lazy Retail Management on Employees

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On this episode of the UnPodcast we discussed a practice that many retail companies use that makes it nearly impossible for their employees to make enough money to survive. It also keeps them from being able to work another part-time job or go to school, and is definitely a less than humane way to treat employees.

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#077: Airline Travel Joys and Woes

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On this episode of the UnPodcast we discussed the good, bad and ugly of airline travel. Among other things we share both heartwarming and gut wrenching stories of how airline employees and fellow travelers enhanced or ruined the experience of others.

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#075: The (Un)Successful Use of Controversy in Advertising

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On this episode of the UnPodcast, we discussed controversy in advertising, and what makes such controversy successful or unsuccessful. We also shared a feel-good story about a college president who really cares and goes the extra mile, and how he made the difference in the life of one special graduate.

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#074: Hiring, Firing and All the Good Things that Happen in Between (Part 2)

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On this episode of the UnPodcast we talked about a company where 279 out of 280 workers quit over the last year, a lesson that the social media manager of the Houston Rockets learned the hard way, and what FHRITP means and why you should never say it.

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#067: Social Marketing for Colleges and Universities

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On this episode of the UnPodcast we told the story of a college principal that responded in an unexpected way to a tweet by one of his students and the positive effect his tweet had on the entire community.

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#065: When it’s Right to Name and Shame People

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On this episode of the UnPodcast, we discussed LEGO’s bad move on offering beauty tips for young girls, and the backlash they experienced as a result. We also chatted about what Twitter sucks at, and why at one time, even Scott left Twitter.

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#062: The Convergence of Kids, Parenting and Business

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On this episode of the UnPodcast we talked about a mistake that Quaker Oats made that caused quite a stir, and insulted a number of people, including parents of children with allergies.

We also discussed the importance of websites being mobile optimized, and what businesses often focus on instead, to their detriment.

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061: What’s Old in Social Media is New Again, and What’s New is Terribly Old

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On this episode of the UnPodcast, we talked about tactics and promises that were used in the past by social media platforms being used again. We also discussed the issue of the expectation that creatives, such as writers, speakers, and graphic designers should be willing to work for free just to gain exposure, and when it is, and is not acceptable to work for free.

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#060: Just Because it’s Legal Doesn’t Make it Right

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On this episode of the UnPodcast, we talked about the UnSelling audio book give away, Nationwide insurance, and lactating men. We also discussed heartbreaking commercials where children die, and whether or not that’s the right thing to do in marketing.

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