Do Ya Know?
Top Posts of The Week
🚨 Breaking news: Montana becomes the first U.S. state to enact a complete ban on TikTok.
- Check out Meta’s new AI Sandbox for advertisers.
- Infographic: How does your work-life balance compare to that of famous creatives?
- Here’s why companies still shy away from podcast ads, according to SXM Media ad chiefs.
- Oscar Mayer’s fleet of hotdog vehicles get a frank rebrand for the first time in a century.
What We Learned
Monday: Employee-generated content (EGC) is content created or shared by your brand’s best advocates: your employees—and it gets 8x more engagement than content shared through your branded channels.
Tuesday: A go-to-market (GTM) strategy—or your plan to get customers to buy a product or service through product launches, rebranding, or exploring new markets—depend on a mix of these 7 motions.
Wednesday: Email CTAs have the tough task of motivating users who didn’t search for you (and aren’t necessarily ready to buy) to take a desired action. Try these 6 tips to write more clickable CTAs.
Thursday: Social entertainment marketing is the new focus for short-form video platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube shorts. Dash Hudson’s 2023 Social Media Benchmarks report offers these KPIs to replace vanity metrics.
Hannah asked, “Does your organization use interactive presentation, sales, and pitch decks? I am looking for recommendations and/or experiences with how and what platforms you use.”
Jamie asked, “Anyone have experience with placing ads on dating apps? Like Tinder, Bumbl, Hinge etc?”
Maria asked, “Does anyone have any resources or seminar recommendations for learning more about remarketing PPC campaigns?”
From The Slack Channel
Here’s what we’ve been up to at Carney HQ this week.
🎵 Listening: Tis’ the season for this “Park Hangs” playlist on Spotify.
💾 Reading: “A history of metaphors for the Internet” by Josh Dzieza for The Verge.
⏯️ Watching: How has it taken this long for Jeopardy to create a Fonts category?
🤢 Trying: The Oscar Mayer gummy hot dogs.
Spiked Lilac Lemonade
- 4 oz lilac-infused water
- 1 oz fresh squeeze lemon juice
- 1 oz lilac simple syrup
- 2 oz gin
- To make the lilac-infused water: Stuff as many lilac blossoms, thicker stems removed, as you can into a 32 oz jar and cover with cool water. Allow it to infused in the refrigerator 5 hours, ideally up to 3 days. Strain the water through cheesecloth to catch any debris and store in the fridge for 1 week.
- To make the lemonade: mix together lilac-infused water, lemon juice, and lilac simple syrup in a jar and shake to combine.
- To make the cocktail: start by pouring the gin into a glass filled with ice. then slowly pour over the lilac lemonade and watch the magic happen.
Recipe by Wild Folk
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Did Ya Know?
Answer: Instagram has NOT enabled custom CTA buttons on profiles.
The good news is that you can now respond to IG comments with GIFs. Plus, Pinterest released some updates to make monetization easier, and TikTok’s New Music hub increases discoverability.