Will he text home instead?
This week the internet was awash with news of Baby Yoda…turns out Disney execs didn’t speak to their team and understand the power of user-generated marketing campaign, that is a prime example of how precious some companies can be. Looks like Disney won out anyways…
OR maybe Lego did with their news-jacking of Tesla.
Anyways, on to…⤵
😍 The Must-Reads Of The Week 😍
Marketing & Growth
🚀 The continued death of the CMO is happening as ASOS hires Chief Growth Officer to oversee Marketing and Customer Service
Or will the Chief Growth Officer be a continuing trend against the CMO?
👏Using social media as a platform for great - missing person awareness
AS Roma are known for great social media campaigns and tactics, here is another example…actually standing out for doing great.
👽ET (above) is coming home (well to Sky in 🇬🇧and Xfinity in 🇺🇸)
Nostalgia 101 - with the continued trend of refreshing the 80’s ET is a sure-fire hit
🗣Buzzfeed might not have made but they made the meme (and the listicle, the who am I quiz and the share-able content), they were real drivers of change for content consumption and mixing entertaining and news together, NY Magazine had a good interview this week
📣Allbirds called out Amazon this week with a dupe issue
Brave move going against Amazon but fair play for calling them out, especially when Allbirds gives 10% to charity
👗Clothing as a Service - everything you need to know about clothing rental
Having been around for a few years, it has really picked up pace and popularity, this is a good look at the business model.
🏭Amazon also released all of the suppliers on its platform for more transparency
This will show you how powerful their moats and flywheel is
⏰Interesting discussion on LinkedIn on the 9am start and how outdated it really is
As someone who is a morning person and works optimally until mid-afternoon for me, this is very outdated and unprotective
📝Good thoughts and lessons on OKR’s
Do you love or hate them?
🤔Facebook wanted Fitbit but wouldn’t match Google’s bid
I’m not sure Facebook needs more data? Or does Google…
😐Twitter almost rolled out unused and inactive accounts until they were reminded of those who have passed away and want to be kept
Coming from a Product POV it’s difficult to keep everyone happy especially when it comes to handles and profiles. Twitter has really ramped up their Product releases and considered how they put their users first recently, shame this is going to hinder them.
☑️Goes against all of the previous advice “Why You Should Skip the Easy Wins and Tackle the Hard Task First”
Cardi B Christmas ad? (Thanks @theldndiaries)
👏You made it to the end 👏
Have a great weekend (Black Friday, Cyber week, ThanksGiving etc 😉) & thanks for reading the Must Reads Newsletter.
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This week’s gif is of course from Giphy