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TikTok classes might be the next big thing in education

May 23, 2022
"One of the students in the class was making, you know, up to $6,000 to $7,000 a month from her TikTok videos," says Bloomberg report Claire Ballentine.
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What social media advertising tells us about inflation

Apr 26, 2022
Digital advertising suffers from supply chain and inflation issues too.
Social media companies' quarterly reports may fill us in on the supply chain and inflation issues the industry is dealing with.
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How supply chain issues and inflation have started to reshape advertising

Apr 15, 2022
What's the message for brands when the stuff they're selling is either not available or more expensive?
Some brands are shifting away from product-focused advertising as supply chain issues make it harder to get goods.
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The marketing CEO trying to bridge the pay gap for Black influencers

Mar 17, 2022
Compensation in the influencer space is like the "wild, Wild West," says LaToya Shambo of Black Girl Digital. Her company wants to change that.
"I'm definitely seeing a lot of brands step up," says LaToya Shambo, CEO of Black Girl Digital.
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Are there marketing opportunities in inflation?

Jan 7, 2022
One fast food business says rising grocery prices give it a reason to focus ads on cost.
Instead of shying away from the words "inflation" in the '70s, Campbell Soup chose to use it a corny ad campaign.
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How TikTok is becoming a powerful consumer marketing tool

Jul 16, 2021
The app can cause certain products to blow up overnight, Vox's internet culture reporter Rebecca Jennings says.
According to Vox senior reporter Rebecca Jennings, viral videos on TikTok are playing an increasingly important role in the stuff people buy.
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Hotels try to follow restaurants' lead and hook consumers on QR codes

May 6, 2021
Will the QR code stick around in the long run? Perhaps, if users find the information the codes deliver useful.
From marketing to menus, QR codes have gained traction since the beginning of the pandemic.
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Coke, Audi and Budweiser will sit out the Super Bowl

Jan 25, 2021
Between chaos in Washington and coronavirus anxiety, advertisers are worried about tone.
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What kind of marketing will it take to get people on board with a COVID-19 vaccine?

Health care providers are going to play an essential role in communication and education.
"The problem with the word speed is that it sounds like you're racing. And while there is a sense of a race here, the real issue is urgency," Glen Nowak says.
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Connecting consumers to businesses created by women of color is her passion

Jul 3, 2020
Janet Oganah is the founder of Janet's List, which brings awareness to businesses by women of color in the United Kingdom.
Janet Oganah, founder of Janet's List, shines a spotlight on brands created by Black women and other women of color.
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