Campaign Trail: Neutrogena lathers up reality TV parody on TikTok

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Description: Movers+Shakers mined dating show tropes to turn one of the skincare brand’s products into the “bombshell” of “Hydro House.” Source: MarketingDive.com Date: Feb 03, 2023 Link: https://www.marketingdive.com/news/neutrogena-hydro-house-tiktok-movers-shakers-campaign-trail/641901/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter%20Weekly%20Roundup:%20Marketing%20Dive:%20Daily%20Dive%2002-04-2023&utm_term=Marketing%20Dive%20Weekender Questions for discussion: Summarize the TikTok strategy used by Neutrogena to break through the clutter on social media. What do you think about the strategy and the… Read more »

Nike Sues Lululemon (Again)

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Description: Nike is suing Lululemon in a Manhattan federal court for unspecified damages, accusing the Canadian company of patent infringements in four of Lulu’s athletic shoe models. Source: MarketingDive.com Date: Jan 31, 2023 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/382086/nike-sues-lululemon-again.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=129129&hashid=7T9TCmQZSDGbnu-424RuBQ Questions for discussion: What do you believe is behind Nike’s strategy? Do you think Lululemon will do well in this… Read more »

How Instagram, Discord, and other social media platforms balance teen attention with parents’ concerns

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Description: Last week, Instagram announced Quiet mode, which lets users pause notifications to “set boundaries.” The app prompts teens to enable Quiet mode at night. In the same week, Discord bought Gas, adding the teen compliment-giving app into the messaging platform’s fold. Source: Insiderintelligence.com/eMarketer Date: Jan 23, 2023 Link: https://www.insiderintelligence.com/content/instagram-discord-social-media-platforms-balance-teen-attention-parents-concerns?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=eDaily%201.23.2023&utm_id=eDaily%201.23.2023&utm_term=eMarketer%20Daily%20CORE/EMEA%20%28Mon-Fri%29 Questions for discussion: How are these… Read more »

Zellers stores set to open inside 25 The Bay locations across Canada

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Description: More than two dozen The Bay locations across Canada will soon be home to Zellers stores, as the retailer has announced more details of its plan to resurrect the defunct discount brand both online and in physical stores. Source: CBC.ca Date: Jan 18, 2023 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/zellers-the-bay-1.6717622 Questions for discussion: Why do you think the… Read more »

Annual Silicon Valley Bank Report Paints Sober Picture For Wine

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Description: A trend called Neo-Prohibitionism combined with less wine consumption by younger generations has left baby boomers as the wine industry’s sole BFFs. Those are three main takeaways from a sobering analysis of U.S. wine consumption by the wine division of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Source: Mediapost.com Date: Jan 19, 2023 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/381730/annual-silicon-valley-bank-report-paints-sober-pic.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=129003&hashid=7T9TCmQZSDGbnu-424RuBQ Questions for… Read more »

Don’t Overlook Your Most Lucrative Consumer Segment

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Description: Marketers believe boomers are unlikely to switch up brand choices, with only 5% of U.S. advertising targeting them, according to Havas Group. And yet, boomers have the greatest wealth, drive the most actual spending, and aren’t as hidebound as marketers think. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Jan 03, 2023 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/381160/dont-overlook-your-most-lucrative-consumer-segmen.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=128830&hashid=sEI_WGOFRPC9S2yOZBKY8g Questions for discussion: Summarize the… Read more »

Why solar electric vehicles might be the next generation of EVs

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Description: The world’s first commercial solar electric vehicles are hitting the U.S. and European markets in the next few years. German company Sono Motors, Southern California-based Aptera Motors, and Dutch company Lightyear are all producing electric vehicles with integrated solar panels, which can harness the sun’s power to provide around 15-45 additional miles on a clear… Read more »

Amazon, Google Make Some Healthy Launches

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Description: Tech giants were busy on the health front last week, with Amazon launching Amazon Clinic for consumers and Google making announcements about a new Fitbit partnership and pilots of its Care Studio for clinicians. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Nov 22, 2022 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/380017/amazon-google-make-some-healthy-launches.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=128358&hashid=7T9TCmQZSDGbnu-424RuBQ Questions for discussion: What are the marketing opportunities for health care tech… Read more »

Want to live in a van down by the river? Ford has a new vehicle for that

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Description: DETROIT — Ford Motor wants to make “living in a van down by the river” a bit more comfortable than late comedian Chris Farley — a cousin of the automaker’s CEO — made it out to be in a well-known “Saturday Night Live” sketch from the early 1990s. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 03,… Read more »

Yeezy Roller Coaster Ended With Two-Minute Phone Call at Adidas

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Description: Their lucrative Yeezy collaboration accounted for more than an estimated 40% of the shoe giant’s profits. But the partners had been bickering for years. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Nov 01, 2022 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-11-01/kanye-west-adidas-split-was-brewing-for-years?leadSource=uverify%20wall Questions for discussion: What are the lessons to be learned from this partnership between Ye and Adidas? Can Adidas ever afford to… Read more »