It's Time to Pour the Cocoa! - Carney
The Daily Carnage

It’s Time to Pour the Cocoa!

We’re recapping this week of NFTs, UTMs, and podcast 123’s. Grab your mugs.

Happy Holidays!

No matter how you are celebrating this weekend, we wish you a loving and healthy holiday season!

The Carney Team will be taking today and Monday off to continue the holiday cheer a little more! We will be bringing you The Daily Carnage again on Tuesday, December 28th.

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What We Learned

Monday: UTM parameters are essential for tracking paid campaign links, but not all marketers are using them as effectively as possible. We gave you a UTM Parameters Crash Course from Terminus as well as several resources for managing and building your UTMs.

Tuesday: We did things a little differently this day. It’s never too late to grab gifts for all the different people in your life (and technically, there’s still time to do it today). We went through the Best Gift Guides of 2021 as well as some advent calendar fails and wins 🎁 🎁🎁

Wednesday: Crypto, NFTs, and the metaverse are all the rage right now for brands and creators. But many corporate brand NFTs are falling flat because of misunderstanding how they work. CoinDesk gave us the Best Practices for Brands Making NFTs with some great advice on preparing and launching these tokens.

Thursday: While it might seem obvious of how to go about making a podcast, there are still steps creators skip. Findstack put together a Step-by-Step Guide for How to Make a Podcast for those looking to find the best platforms and advice on monetization.

Join the Conversation

Danielle asked, “Carnies: What jargon needs to be retired in 2022?”


Bren shared, “gif reacts only”


Hannah wrote, “Dear Facebook,

Just because I join a new group or add a new friend doesn’t mean that’s all I want to see in my newsfeed.


Al Gore needs a new Rhythm”


Tom posted, “How big of a counteroffer would it take to make you stay after accepting a new position?”

Happy Holidays Happy Hour: Spiked Hot Cocoa


  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • ¼ cup (1 ½ ounce) semisweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 2 ounces (¼ cup) aged or dark rum, bourbon, or Baileys Irish Cream


  1. Place a saucepan over medium heat with the cocoa powder and ¼ cup of the milk and whisk until the cocoa powder is mostly integrated. Whisk in the remaining milk until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and heat over medium heat until the chocolate is melted, about 2 minutes. Do not boil!
  2. Stir in the cheer (aka the booze).
  3. Serve immediately, topped with whipped cream or marshmallows.

Recipe by A Couple Cooks

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