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 »

Ask for Payment Before or After? The Effects of Timing in Pay-What-You-Want Pricing

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Description: Pay-what-you-want is a pricing mechanism where consumers can decide how much to pay for a product or service. Variations of this idea have been employed widely over the years. Public museums, such as New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, have long allowed nominally free entry but with requests for donations at entry and/or exit…. 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 »

Jobs report shows increase of 517,000 in January, crushing estimates, as unemployment rate hit 53-year low

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Description: The employment picture started off 2023 on a stunningly strong note, with nonfarm payrolls posting their biggest gain since July 2022. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 03, 2023 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/02/03/jobs-report-january-2023-.html Questions for discussion: Where were the main growth areas for employment? What does this say about how the economy is recovering from… Read more »

9 marketing trends to watch as 2023 tests transformation bets

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Description: Pivots to ad-supported streaming, alternative measurement currencies and new social platforms all face challenges as consumers simplify their choices. Source: MarketingDive.com Date: Jan 18, 2023 Link: https://www.marketingdive.com/news/2023-marketing-trends-predictions/640489/ Questions for discussion: What are the key issues facing marketers and the recommendations to deal with them, according to the report? Do you agree with this assessment?

Manage Your Customer Portfolio for Maximum Lifetime Value

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Description: How converting customers to closer relationships, leveraging them, and defending them can drive future revenue and lower costs. Source: Sloan/MIT.edu Date: Sep 13, 2022 Link: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/manage-your-customer-portfolio-for-maximum-lifetime-value/ Questions for discussion: Summarize the key ideas and organization of this model. In general, what do you think about the value of applying this model?

Nest smart thermostat co-founder is back with a new device for the home, focused on food

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Description: Matt Rogers has always liked to look at areas that are overlooked. Before he left Apple to start smart device company Nest Labs in 2010, for instance, no one thought twice about their home thermostat and took its technology for granted. Nest’s smart thermostat, which allows users to control their home’s heating from an app on their… Read more »

Manage Your Customer Portfolio for Maximum Lifetime Value

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Description: How converting customers to closer relationships, leveraging them, and defending them can drive future revenue and lower costs. Source: Sloan/MIT.edu Date: Sep 13, 2022 Link: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/manage-your-customer-portfolio-for-maximum-lifetime-value/ Questions for discussion: Summarize the key ideas and organizational structure of this model. In general, what do you think about the value of usiing this model?

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 »

3 Lessons From Elon Musk’s Sabotage Of Tesla

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Description: Know your customers’ needs, track your rivals, and choose a clear strategy. Source: INC.com Date: Jan 19, 2023 Link: https://www.inc.com/peter-cohan/3-lessons-from-elon-musks-sabotage-of-tesla.html Questions for discussion: What are the key criticisms and strategic advice that is presented to the company? Do you agree with this line of thinking? What would you advise?