SPOS #663 – Bernadette Jiwa Tells The Right Story

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #663 – Host: Mitch Joel. One of the most prolific and fascinating business professionals in the area of better brand storytelling and marketing is Bernadette Jiwa. She is a veritable force of nature who creates frequent and compelling prose that are sprinkled with optimism and wisdom. Source:… Read more »

The pros and cons of breaking up big tech

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Description: Have tech companies gotten so big that it’s bad for the economy? Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 20, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/20/fortt-knox-big-tech-breakup.html?forYou=true Questions for discussion: Summarize and evaluate the arguments presented in this debate. What do you think will happen? How would this affect these businesses and their customers going forward?

KFC Aims to Keep Its China Edge With AI Menu, Robot Ice Cream Maker

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Description: In Shanghai’s southeastern district of Xujiahui, Colonel Sanders’s smiling visage looms over the restaurant entrance, as it does at thousands of KFC locations around the globe. But step inside, and it quickly becomes clear that this is no ordinary KFC. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Mar 20, 2019 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-20/yum-china-is-building-the-kfc-of-the-future?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: What is motivating… Read more »

Lori Loughlin dropped from Hallmark, production halted on several Vancouver-filmed projects

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Description: Hallmark announced Thursday that it was cutting ties with the actress, a longtime star of the network’s Christmas movies, as well as its Garage Sale Mysteries TV movies Source: VancouverSun.com – video report Date: Mar 15, 2019 Link: https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/lori-loughlin-dropped-from-hallmark-production-halted-on-several-vancouver-filmed-projects Questions for discussion: What are the ethical and social responsibility issues facing Hallmark management and… Read more »

Facebook’s Crisis Management Algorithm R

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Description:  One year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Mark Zuckerberg says the company really cares. Then why is there an endless cycle of fury and apology? Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Mar 16, 2019 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2019-facebook-neverending-crisis/?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: What are the problems generated by FB and how has management dealt with them? How do you think… Read more »

How vegan mayonnaise convinced Jeff Bezos to make his first investment in South America

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Description: NotCo, a Chilean startup that makes plant-based food alternatives to mayo, milk, and ice cream just got millions in funding from Bezos Expeditions, the Amazon founder’s investment group. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Mar 08, 2019 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90316486/how-vegan-mayonnaise-convinced-jeff-bezos-to-make-his-first-investment-in-south-america?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=3&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=03082019 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the development of alternative plant-based foods? Do you think… Read more »

US Esports Ad Revenues Will Grow 25% in 2019

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Description: Will cross $200 million by 2020 Source: eMarketer.com Date: Mar 13, 2019 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/us-esports-ad-revenues-will-grow-25-in-2019?ecid=NL1001 Questions for discussion: What is happening in this area of entertainment? Besides advertising, what else is driving revenue growth in this industry?

We have to fix fashion if we want to survive the climate crisis

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Description: The industry churned out 100 billion pieces of clothing for 7 billion people in 2015. The problem is so bad, some brands are burning unsold inventory. The waste has got to stop. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Mar 02, 2019 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90311509/we-have-to-fix-fashion-if-we-want-to-survive-the-next-century?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=03022019 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the problems related to production… Read more »

Here’s how much you’d have to pay people to deactivate Facebook for a month

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Description: A study released in January found out how much people would need to be paid to deactivate their Facebook accounts for four weeks: “The median valuation was around $100 dollars a month,” Stanford economics professor, Matthew Gentzkow, who co-authored the study told Recode. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 01, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/01/stanford-nyu-study-what-youd-have-to-pay-people-to-get-off-facebook.html Questions for discussion: What does the article… Read more »

Fewer than 10% of US Marketers Think Their Company’s Attribution Knowledge Is Excellent

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Description: Companies may know that more advanced attribution practices are needed to prove marketing value in today’s complex media world, but that doesn’t mean they understand, or easily embrace, these practices. Source: eMarketer.com Date: Mar 01, 2019 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/fewer-than-10-of-us-marketers-think-their-company-s-attribution-knowledge-is-excellent?ecid=NL1001 Questions for discussion: What is the problem facing managers, according to this research? What are the… Read more »