Jenny Blake On How To Love Your Work – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Description: Time is not money. Time is life force. This is the core of Jenny Blake‘s powerful new book, Free Time – Lose The Busywork, Love Your Business. Jenny is an author and podcaster (and friend) who loves helping people navigate change and free time to do more of their best work. Jenny is the author of… Read more »

She Was a Candidate to Lead Levi’s. Then She Started Tweeting.

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Description: Jennifer Sey left Levi’s after her advocacy against school closures and mask mandates for children gained attention. She says it’s a matter of free speech. The company disagrees. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 29, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/25/business/levis-jen-sey.html Questions for discussion: What are the marketing issues related to this story? How has the brand been affected,… Read more »

The Battle for Your Toilet Paper Is On

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Description: Pandemic shortages gave eco-friendly toilet paper brands a boost. One reason it may last: They’re figuring out softness. (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Mar 29, 2022 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2022-03-29/the-battle-for-your-toilet-paper-is-on-video Questions for discussion: How does the report characterize the competitors in this industry? What are the advantages and disadvantages related to eco-friendly toilet… Read more »

Apple reportedly cuts production of its new iPhone SE by 20%

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Description: Apple is scaling back production of its new budget iPhone SE due to weaker-than-expected demand, Nikkei Asia reported Monday. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 28, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/28/apple-reduce-production-budget-iphone-se-china.html Questions for discussion: What are the possible explanations presented in this report that explains the reduction in output? Which are the marketing issues and what should the firm be… Read more »

Dollarama says its new $5 price tag will help offset inflation and stock new products

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Description: Canada’s largest dollar store is introducing a new $5 price tag as it looks to recoup higher costs and bring in new products Source: BNNBloomberg.ca Date: Mar 30, 2022 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/dollarama-says-its-new-5-price-tag-will-help-offset-inflation-and-stock-new-products-1.1745185 Questions for discussion: What are the implications of introducing the $5 tag? Do you believe this decision will benefit the company? How will… Read more »

How a combined HBO Max and Discovery+ will change the AVOD landscape

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Description: As Disney+ prepares to open its platform to ads, Warner Bros. Discovery’s new offering will immediately become one of the bigger players in the growing OTT market. Source: MarketingDive.com Date: Mar 16, 2022 Link: https://www.marketingdive.com/news/how-a-combined-hbo-max-and-discovery-will-change-the-avod-landscape/620440/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter%20Weekly%20Roundup:%20Marketing%20Dive:%20Daily%20Dive%2003-19-2022&utm_term=Marketing%20Dive%20Weekender Questions for discussion: What is happening in the streaming business, as reported in the article? What does this mean… Read more »

Traffic is the most important attribute for retail media networks

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Description: Retailers are getting into the digital advertising business at a furious pace. Our first ever US retail media networks benchmark report evaluates digital ad buyers’ perceptions of 11 leading retail media networks and how they perform along 13 attributes. Source: eMarketer.com Date: Mar 14, 2022 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/traffic-most-important-attribute-retail-media-networks?ecid=NL1009 Questions for discussion: What does the research say… Read more »

Nike sees signs of recovery in China, which could be a good omen for other retailers

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Description: Glimmers of hope for Nike in China could be good news for other retailers with big business in the region, as companies contend with a prolonged pandemic recovery and global unrest. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 22, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/22/nike-recovers-in-china-potential-good-omen-for-retailers.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: What does the report suggest is happening and why is it… Read more »

Fortnite owner Epic Games raises $36M to support Ukraine

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Description: The creators of the popular online video game Fortnite have raised more than $36 million US in a single day, after promising to send all the money raised from sales of a new version of the game to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. Source: CBC.ca Date: Mar 23, 2022 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/fortnite-ukraine-1.6392384 Questions for discussion:… Read more »

Toronto, the Quietly Booming Tech Town

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Description: For all the excitement around places like Austin and Miami, the biggest tech expansion has been in Canada’s largest city. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 21, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/21/technology/toronto-tech-boom.html Questions for discussion: Explain what is happening in Toronto and how the city is managing to draw IT developers. What does this report suggest to other… Read more »