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The Week | Our view of the last 7 days

New in The Week, the Facebook boycott (#StopHateForProfit) gains steam with more than 500 brands joining the effort, while The Type Directors Club shuts down. Lululemon, Walgreens and the Tour de France, meanwhile, are embracing remote digital experiences. And be sure to check out our campaign inspiration from Coca-Cola and Bud Light!

Should your brand boycott Facebook?

Boycotts can simply be about expressing disapproval, but, more likely, your consumers will expect you to hold Facebook to change. And if you don’t truly know what change you’re demanding, then how do you know when to get off?  Or, in this case, to start spending again. That’s what Zuckerberg is banking on it when...

QSR in post-Covid world: 5 Questions with Papa Gino’s & D’Angelo CMO Deena McKinley

Our series of conversations with marketing communications leaders continues with a discussion about the impact the public health crisis continues to have on the quick serve dining category. Papa Gino’s an D’Angelo CMO Deena McKinley shared how the company quickly changed how they do business in an effort to reassure customers and keep business humming.

SEO in the COVID Era: 4 Optimizations you should focus on now

Chances are pretty good that your marketing budget has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. And even as states reopen and restrictions lift, your budget may be in flux for the rest of 2020. It can leave you in a challenging spot as you plan for getting your business back in front of customers....

Yes, Netflix, you missed your move

As marketers, we often think about the best, and most natural ways to get in front of our consumers – to make a connection and create meaningful engagement. The ‘are you still watching’ screen not only obstructs content that consumers are already enjoying, but it can’t be ignored, and won’t go away without pressing ‘continue.’...

The Week

Welcome to The Week, CTP’s perspective on the industry’s most important, insightful and intriguing stories from the previous seven days. The Black Lives Matter movement and the COVID-19 pandemic continue to drive the majority of news and conversation. But you’ll also want to know about the launch of TikTok for Business and a few compelling,...

Infographic: 7 Consumer Trends That Will Outlast COVID

It takes 66 days for new behaviors to become automatic, and we’re more than 100 days into the COVID world. Here’s a glimpse into the patterns, values and buying behaviors that are likely to continue.  

Dad’s advice

Our dads have given many lessons and pointers: Wear your seatbelt. Try your best. Listen to others. Share. Work hard.

Yesterday, we celebrated our Fathers. But we also don’t think that one day was enough. So we’re taking another day to reflect on and celebrate our dads. All the ‘dad jokes’ we rolled our eyes...

Uncertainty on campus keeps communications in overdrive: 5 questions with Curry College’s Michelle Adams O’Regan

Even as many businesses are beginning to open, colleges and universities are stuck in a prolonged state of uncertainty as they try to forecast many months down the road. They are balancing health, education and financial stability. We talked about the challenges with Michelle Adams O’Regan, Curry College’s Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications, who believes...

Time to take responsibility

There have been many tragic murders before it. Outrage and protests and hand-wringing followed. But this one spurred something in millions unlike any other example of police brutality. With the death of George Floyd, something snapped us to attention. It may be driven by the shocking video or his plea for life. But this time…