You likely heard about the United Airlines leggings issue that popped up earlier this week. While it was unfortunate for the brand, especially given its reputation issues, it was entirely avoidable.
There are a variety of issues that sprung forth from the incident that tell us a great deal about ourselves as a society. But none more so than the continued affirmation that this is a post-factual age and brands need to update their thinking in order to survive it.
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LinksBe sure to check out other major stories from the March 27th edition of The Full Monty:
- From the Trusted Media Brands Report: the vast majority (81%) of programmatic digital ad buyers agree that ensuring a “brand safe” environment for advertising is a high priority, and an equal proportion feel that in today’s fragmented digital landscape, using brand safe, trusted environments is more important than ever.
- Spending on native digital display ads will make up more than half of all digital display ad spending in the US this year, growing 36.2% this year to reach $22.09 billion. And the vast majority goes to social networks.
- Latching onto the video on demand trend, movie studios are betting consumers will pay a premium to watch new releases at home rather than in theaters. With prices between $25-50 per rental, it may be easy for a family to justify this arrangement — particularly when you factor in costs like babysitters and refreshments.
CreditsTheme song: "The Liberty Bell," by John Philip Sousa, performed by the United States Marine Band and shared under a Creative Commons 3.0 license.
Incidental music: "One More Stripper" by APAMusic, royalty-free license from Pond5.com.
Voice over: Toni Deckers
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