Humor

  • Every Generation Z Takeover Story You’ll Be Reading for the Next 10 Years

    … business, you know?” Mitchell’s aspirations are typical of Generation Z—also known as post-millennials, or Gen Z, or Dr Z. and the Women. These go-getting teens, tweens, and seven-year-olds are ready to dominate the startup world, the media landscape, and that section of the New York Times that writes solely about people who are rich, young…

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  • How I disrupted the British Rail System because I had too much coffee

    … By Mark Schaefer The whole situation started because I needed to pee. I was on a business trip to Wales and boarded an early morning train that was to carry me across the United Kingdom to London. In fact it was so early, it was the first train of the day and it was just sitting in the railyard waiting to go. I was the first passenger…

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  • I don’t think that emoji means what you think it means

    … gestures or positions that might communicate the wrong message. And that leads me to emoji. Did you know that some of the common emoji in America might be offensive to other cultures? I have been thinking about this because more than 60 percent of my blog and podcast audience is outside my cultural comfort zone of the U.S. I have large audiences…

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  • To Prank or Not to Prank: The ROI of a Brand Hoax

    … By Kerry Gorgone, {grow} Contributing Columnist After grade school, I didn’t think much about April Fools’ Day, but social media changed that. With the advent of social media marketing, the April Fools’ brand hoax has become the Super Bowl of marketing hijinks, with each company trying to win the hearts and minds of the ad viewing public through…

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  • A Poem Made Up of Actual Gadgets at CES 2017

    … are wearables for kids, And wearables for pets, Even a wearable for babies Who aren’t born yet. There’s a smart hairbrush And a smart toothbrush, too; We just need smart toilet brushes To smartly brush off our poo. That’s an idea That we haven’t yet seen. But I’m sure that we will At CES 2018. The post A Poem Made Up of Actual Gadgets at CES 2017 appeared first on The Content Strategist. …

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  • The all-time greatest Christmas marketing story

    … My daughter told me this cool story and I think it’s a fun and interesting marketing tale for the Christmas season. Lauren is an adventurer and loves to save her money for international vacations. This year, she decided to go to Amsterdam, Belgium, and Germany to attend some of the winter Christmas markets. In Germany, she noticed that many…

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  • 9 Ways to Master the Art of the Conference Call

    … Everyone knows that meetings are bad. But conference calls, the meeting’s bastard brother, are on a whole other level. Typically, conference calls consist of groups of disembodied voices, all with questionable phone connections, speaking over one another to make a point nobody is listening to. For something meant to be productive, the conference…

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  • A Night at the Facebook Hotel

    … I knew something was wrong as soon as I entered the hotel. I signed in at the front desk and the clerk assumed a huge, cheerful smile. “Welcome to the Facebook Hotel!” he said. “Your dog died six years ago today!” After forcing me to look at four photos of my departed dog as a puppy, he handed over my room key. I stepped onto the elevator…

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  • How to Become a Marketing Guru, in 8 Steps

    …1. Get a goofy hairstyle When it comes to style, gurus are basically soccer stars. (Side note: Thank you William Kulp for inspiring this idea. Your comment is the only good thing on LinkedIn I’ve ever read.) Just like Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi needs a unique hairstyle to stick out among hundreds of competing footballers, gurus need…

    Dillon Baker/ The Content Strategistin How To's- 15 readers -
  • I Used Embarrassing Icebreakers at a Marketing Conference. You Should Too

    … before you attend an event and figure out how you’re going to achieve it. For me, I wanted to find new clients and help others remember me as “that business comedian.” That’s why I decided to ask funny icebreakers. Who knew asking about dolphin sounds could be so lucrative? The post I Used Embarrassing Icebreakers at a Marketing Conference. You Should Too appeared first on The Content Strategist. …

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  • 20 Jokes Only a Marketer Could Love

    … It’s well past time for marketers to get serious about comedy. The best way to connect with an audience is by authentically appealing to them on a human level. Adding humor to marketing is one of the most powerful ways to make that appeal. Telling a joke does more than provide a moment’s diversion. When people share in a joke, it creates…

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  • 11 Comics That Only Content Marketers Will Understand

    … Consider this group therapy, in comic form. (All comics by Martin Kozlowski for The Content Strategist.) When it’s your first day on the job… You don’t even want to know what happens when you ask for a new lede. When your boss asks you to audit your company’s existing content… Most of it is spam, which never expires. When you meet…

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  • Social Media Users Don’t Want News in Their News Feeds (Report)

    … amount of news posts in social feeds, this data echoes earlier findings that social users are more interested in each other than they are in news. Still, politics is one of the top discussion topics users choose to respond to with comments. 48 percent comment on humor posts, 36 percent comment on political posts, 36 percent comment on food posts…

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  • Too Many Promotional Brand Posts Drive Users Away (Report)

    … by brands using slang and jargon, 34 percent disliked a lack of personality, 32 percent disliked forced humor and nearly 25 percent were annoyed when brands didn’t respond to messages sent by the user. 46 percent of respondents said they unfollow brands for posting too many promotional messages, 41 percent unfollowed because of irrelevant…

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