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Big Mistake 🛍️

Big. Huge.

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In 2004, Baz Luhrmann directed “Le Film,” the cinematic Chanel commercial soundtracked by “Clair de Lune” and featuring THIS actress.

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🛍️ Here’s what brands can learn from the the Chanel controversy involving Bethenny Frankel.

❤️‍🔥 What is “rawthentic” content?

🔍 Explainer: Unpack Google’s massive search documentation leak.

▶️ Facebook and Instagram are officially video platforms.

➡️ Threads has implemented a side-swiping feature to signal interest (or disinterest) in a post.

😱 TikTok is aware of a potential risk to brand accounts that has already affected Paris Hilton and CNN.

🫧 Poppi is facing a lawsuit over gut-health claims.

🥣 Molly Baz is the first pregnant woman to appear on a box of Kellogg’s Special K.

👍 Instagram tried to clear up some confusion about Reels and CTA advice.


What We Learned

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Monday: Here are 5 brands that successfully transformed IRL moments into meaningful community engagement on social, courtesy of Sprout Social.

Tuesday: Instagram wants you to “stop crying over reach and followers” and simply follow their confusing and sometimes contradictory tips for success on the platform. Let’s break down the latest from Social Media Today.

Wednesday: Here’s a brief overview of AI features available in Google Ads that can assist your creative efforts to drive performance, plus what’s coming soon, from Search Engine Today.

Thursday: A recent study found that Pinterest drove 170% more passive and active attention compared to other platforms, and Pinterest ads received 7.3x more passive attention and 1.5x slower scroll. Why? People come to Pinterest to take their time.

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The Conversation

Diane asked, “Can anyone recommend a legit geofencing vendor (or self-serve platform) with no campaign minimums?”

Ashley asked, “Random question for those who run websites for clients on WordPress and use plug-ins: If you use a paid plug-in(s) for their site(s), is this something that you ask them to purchase, or do you typically buy it and roll it into their monthly bill/charge them back for it?”

Kasie asked, “Does anyone have experience getting brands verified on Meta?”

Kirsten asked, “Anyone else having this issue with Google business reviews? This is twice now I’ve gone to respond to a recent review, and it’s pulling old responses that I didn’t write from anywhere from one to five years ago.”

Pocket Stats

Here’s what we learned about The Daily Carnage community this week:

  • 32% of marketers feel that Chanel should respond to the Bethenny Frankel controversy with a self-aware, humorous social post. 30% would recommend a PR statement about employee training and inclusivity, and 30% think Chanel should partner with Bethenny Frankel for a campaign. However, 8% of marketers say that no apologies are necessary from this luxury brand.
  • Instagram warns that Reels longer than 90 seconds will not be distributed on Explore feeds. But 48% of marketers report that their long Reels got above average reach, and 42% report achieving at least average reach. So, what’s up, IG?
  • 47% of marketers were affected by the major ChatGPT outage that occurred Tuesday.
  • There is some question whether or not third-party social engagement services, like Manychat, count against Instagram’s “authentic” engagement guidelines. 47% of marketers are currently using this type of automation.


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Gin Basil Smash


  • 8 to 10 large basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 ½ oz gin
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • Ice, for serving

Gin Basil Smash


  1. Place the basil leaves in a cocktail shaker and muddle them (gently mash).
  2. Add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to the cocktail shaker. Add 2 handfuls ice and shake until cold.
  3. Strain the drink into an ice-filled lowball glass. If desired, top with splash of soda water. Garnish with additional basil leaves.

Recipe by A Couple Cooks

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Did Ya Know?

Answer: Nicole Kidman.

“Le Film” is 20 years old. So, what does that make you?


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