Social media has made a huge impact on the way we do business and communicate—and it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. If you are a Millennial or part of Gen Z, then you have probably spent most of your teen-to-adult life using social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, and Tik Tok. And, while many of the older adults in your life may have once rolled their eyes, being social media savvy is an advantage that can set you apart in today's world.
Marketing & Advertising
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COVID-19 has changed the face of businesses everywhere, forcing them to get creative and turn classic industries on their heads in order to support themselves. Months into the pandemic, industries like food, retail, and hospitality have gone through the many pains needed to navigate the phases of reopening. But as we enter a post-first-wave world, industries have shifted the mode of thought from how to sustain their business, to growing their business through new opportunities brought to life by our new normal.
Who: Kristen Regine, DBA, is a professor of marketing at Johnson & Wales University. She teaches courses in marketing, advertising and retail for both the College of Business and the College of Online Education.
I grew up in the world of local TV news. My mom worked at an ABC affiliate scheduling advertising, and I have vivid memories of my sister and me doing homework in the station’s break room next to the studio, the “on-air” light glowing red as I munched on Captain’s Wafer crackers or Bugles from the snack machine and the video crew put on another pot of coffee, knowing they’d be there until after the 11 o’clock broadcast.
Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) has labeled the whirlwind of talk around COVID-19 as an infodemic, calling it an “over-abundance of information—some accurate and some not—that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it.”
When thinking about football and the Super Bowl, a person’s mind typically goes to the obvious: who’s going to take home the Lombardi Trophy? But with a game that had 98.2 million people glued to the television for hours in 2019, kick-off for advertisers starts a whole lot earlier than it does for the actual players. After all, it would be a missed opportunity for advertisers to skip running ads during an event that garners so much attention.
Are you a fan of Pura Vida bracelets? Do you drink your beverages out of Hydro Flasks? Do you wear scrunchies, both in your hair and on your wrist? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a VSCO girl.
Advertising through the holidays can be challenging on several levels. The fourth quarter is a critical time for businesses, many of whom rely on the season to become profitable. Radio stations, television stations, newspapers, and digital media are crowded with messages for retailers attempting to gain attention.
Whether you are a fan of Christmas or you feel more like the Grinch, it cannot be denied that Christmas generates a lot of waste with all of the food, gifts, and decorations.