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 »

KFC Canada unveils winterized outdoor basketball court

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Description: KFC Canada’s newest activation doesn’t let the weather stop basketball fans from getting some court time in and points to the ongoing relevance of outdoor experiential marketing, even in the winter. Source: MarketingDive.com Date: Jan 26, 2023 Link: https://www.marketingdive.com/news/kfc-winter-basketball-court-sports-marketing/641289/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue:%202023-01-26%20Marketing%20Dive%20Newsletter%20%5Bissue:47581%5D&utm_term=Marketing%20Dive Questions for discussion: What do you think about this promotion? What marketing goals do you… Read more »

Why Florida Makes $20M A Year From Gatorade

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Description: The Gatorade shower is a post-game ritual seen from the Sandlot to the Super Bowl. Celebrations aside, Gatorade is the most popular sports drink in the world, bringing in billions of dollars every year to its parent company, PepsiCo. But Pepsi doesn’t get to keep every dollar. Over the last few years, Pepsi has… Read more »

How the secret $40 billion food fraud market works

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Description: The food in your kitchen cabinets may not be what it seems. Fraudsters motivated by economic gain secretly infiltrate the global food market through a variety of means, including counterfeits, dilutions, substitution and mislabeling, according to the Global Food Safety Initiative. This not only adds to your food bill, but can put your health… 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 »

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?

Tesla price cuts a ‘strategic poker move by Musk,’ analyst says

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Description: Wedbush Managing Director & Senior Equity Analyst Dan Ives joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss Tesla price cuts in China, whether Tesla stock is a buying opportunity after a major sell-off, Elon Musk moving more and more operations from California to Texas, and the outlook for EVs and the Tesla Cybertruck. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com –… Read more »

Ryan Reynolds reads from AI-generated script in new Mint Mobile ad

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Description: A new ad from Ryan Reynolds’ Mint Mobile was partially scripted using the conversational artificial intelligence (AI) model ChatGPT, per details emailed to Marketing Dive. Source: MarketingDive.com – video report Date: Jan 11, 2023 Link: https://www.marketingdive.com/news/ryan-reynolds-ChatGPT-Mint-Mobile-AI-marketing/640160/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue:%202023-01-11%20Marketing%20Dive%20Newsletter%20%5Bissue:47223%5D&utm_term=Marketing%20Dive Questions for discussion: Summarize the marketing thinking behind this publicity event. Why is Ryan Reynolds key to this… Read more »

Bed Bath & Beyond shares plummet after company warns of potential bankruptcy

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Description: Bed Bath & Beyond warned Thursday it’s running out of cash and is considering bankruptcy. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 05, 2023 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/01/05/bed-bath-beyond-shares-plummet-as-company-warns-of-deeper-financial-troubles.html?qsearchterm=bed%20 Questions for discussion: What is the current situation facing management? Is there a marketing solution to restarting this brand? What would you advise the company do in the short… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz reimagines iconic nodding dog ornament as virtual character

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Description: Mercedes-Benz at CES unveiled a partnership with Superplastic, a Web3-adjacent entertainment brand that creates virtual characters for social media and associated collectibles like toys and apparel, per details shared with Marketing Dive. Source: MarketingDive.com – video report Date: Jan 06, 2023 Link: https://www.marketingdive.com/news/mercedes-benz-CES-Web3-marketing-Superplastic/639832/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue:%202023-01-06%20Marketing%20Dive%20Newsletter%20%5Bissue:47117%5D&utm_term=Marketing%20Dive Questions for discussion: What is the conceptual thinking behind this campaign?… Read more »