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Top Posts of the Week
- Instagram published their first edition of their Instagram Trends for 2022 report
- There is an $85 million class-action lawsuit hitting Zoom over privacy concerns and users may be eligible for a payout
- And just like that, the plot thickens with the Peleton brand image situation with Ryan Reynolds and Chris Noth putting out an immediate reaction ad
Mountain Dew is opening a MTN Dew Outpost in Tennesee and they’re looking for park rangers
What We Learned
Monday: A LOT of things, big and small, go into making. website functional and effective. HubSpot gave an 80+ item checklist for before, during, and after a website launch. Check it out to see if your current site has been set up properly form both a design and marketing standpoint.
Tuesday: TikTok has had an outstanding 2021 for entertainment and advertising. The platform isn’t going anywhere any time soon, and is a trendsetter among its user base for retail, audio, and pop culture. TikTok gave a recap of the biggest trends and creators of 2021, so check it out to see which ones you saw and which ones you may have missed.
Wednesday: Scientitst say none of us are getting enough downtime, or not doing downtime right, and it’s increasing our burnout. Fast Company explained the importance of downtime to increase creativity and productivity, basically shutting your brain down for a while so you can let it think freely. And when we asked you guys if you think you give yourself enough downtime, 75% of you said “nope!”
Thursday: Recaps and trend predictions are on the rise this month since 2021 is quickly coming to an end. AdWeek broke down their 4 trend predictions for social advertising. The big trends included more complex shopping journeys, a stress on creative strategy, open dialogue on data privacy, and a boost in automation.
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Pamela posted, “When your content team has had a year… “
Caroline wrote, “Are you really a content writer if you haven’t created 1000 fake emails for copy.ai trials to come up with ideas when burnt out?? Anyways, Copy.ai is free now! Go forth and get yo’self outta that writer’s block funk.”
Gus asked, “Podcast software ?: I swear some company had reached out to me recently with an AI service that automates breaking down podcasts and videos into digestible pieces for social content. It may have been a dream but does this sound familiar to anyone?”
Matthew shared, “whyyyyyYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY????!!!!”
Irish Coffee Egg Nog
- 2 cups prepared eggnog
- 1 cup brewed coffee
- 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
- 1/3 cup Irish Cream liqueur
- 1/4 cup brandy
- ground nutmeg, for sprinkling on top
- Pour the eggnog into a small pitcher or large measuring cup.
- Stir the sugar into the coffee until dissolved.
- Then pour into the eggnog to combine. Stir in the Irish Cream and brandy.
- Pour into individual serving cups and sprinkle with nutmeg.
Recipe by Recipe Girl
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b. Straw goats.
Yep, all over Scandanavian countries, you’ll see little straw goats. To encourage shopping in the city of Gävle, Sweden even made the world’s largest Yule goat.