Last week was hard. Hard on emotions, hard on the law, hard on productivity, hard on bottom lines, and hard for millions of Americans who are not part of the white nationalist movement to process and comprehend.
Yet, we persist. And we step back and assess. We connect the dots and start to understand how millions of people are desperate to play a small part in Don Trump’s a made-for-TV drama. If we work in media or marketing and we understand persuasion and the power of the purse, this knowing crystalizes even further.
In this new episode of Ad Chatter—our first of the new year—Dan Goldgeier and I discuss how business and the ad business, in particular, is complicit in this democratic deconstruction, and how we can all be part of turning things around.
For more detail regarding our topics in this episode, please see the details ad links below. Thanks for listening!
Warnock for Georgia, Georgians for Justice
Last Tuesday, Georgians elected their first black US Senator ever.
Reverend Warnock won, in part, because he focused narrowly on what matters to Georgians and all Americans—healthcare. That was a strategic choice and a smart one. He also won because Stacy Abrams cleared the path and African-American voters showed up in a big way.
Also Discussed on this episode of Ad Chatter…
- SAG-AFTRA’s call for a halt to all production in Los Angeles
- Advertisers pull their budgets from news site because they don’t want their ads shown next to news about the US Capitol riot
- Two California billionaires do what no one else could or would (take Don’s social media magaphone away)
- Pizza Inn takes a stand it doesn’t need to take
- Richard Edelman calls on business leaders to lead in this time of crisis
- In his critique of last week’s events, ATT’s CEO pulls no punches
- What moves people to buy in the first place? Hint: It’s not noise or negativity