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CM Weekly 7.12.20

CM Weekly July 12, 2020 The world has become a lot more social while distancing. For scores of small- and medium-sized businesses, social media platforms have become the primary means of communication with consumers, customers and prospects during the COVID-19 pandemic. And those platforms have taken note. TikTok, for instance, is courting SMBs with a…

CM Weekly 7.5.20

CM Weekly July 5, 2020 It’s time to get comfortable living under a microscope. It’s not just marketing messages that are under fire in today’s cultural climate. It’s entire organizations. And in this particular moment—and perhaps extending far longer than that—the spotlight is on companies’ diversity and inclusion policies. That reflects your marketing strategy and…

CM Weekly 6.28.20

CM Weekly June 28, 2020 Facebook has had some rough weeks in the past. But this one’s up there. Major brands, from The North Face to Ben & Jerry’s to Verizon, have pulled ads from the platform at least for the month of July to protest the company’s policy toward removal of hate speech. It’s…

CM Weekly 6.21.20

CM Weekly June 21, 2020 Will there come a time when the phrase “what a week” feels like hyperbole? Given how this one played out, that day isn’t coming anytime soon. The Black Lives Matter movement has challenged brands to take a hard look at their company values and enact real change at an incredible…

CM Weekly 6.12.20

CM Weekly June 14, 2020 All eyes are on brands taking a stand—or staying silent, to their own detriment—for racial justice. Sephora has pledged to dedicate at least 15 percent of its stores’ shelf space to black-owned brands. NASCAR has banned confederate flags. Silicon Valley tech has led with the purse: Apple is spending $100…

CM Weekly June 7, 2020 A lot can happen in a week.   Pivoting marketing strategies, activations and communications in the face of a global pandemic was the number one priority for most brands. But after 10 straight days of protest following the death of George Floyd while in police custody, the fight for racial…

CM Weekly 5.31.20

CM Weekly May 31, 2020 Everyone and their grandmother is trying TikTok these days. My sister, for instance, recently answered the call. In her quest to remain productive and busy during quarantine, she asked her family to join her in a TikTok dance for Mother’s Day. It was new. And it was fun. Like millions…