Houseplants are having their moment in the sun, and millennials are shining on them.
On July 21, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (CDFH) filed suit against Activision Blizzard, one of the largest gaming companies in the world, accusing it of fostering a “frat boy” culture that subjects its female employees to sexual harassment, retaliation, and unequal pay.
This Saturday is Juneteenth, a holiday celebrated in African American communities for over 150 years that has flown under the popular (white) cultural radar since its inception. But that has changed over the last two years as Black Lives Matter protests gained momentum and sparked interest from allies and attention from corporations.
With the release of iOS 14.5, Apple has made significant changes to how apps on its devices can track users for the purpose of targeted advertising. With its new App Tracking Transparency (ATT) policy Apple gives users the choice to opt out of data tracking, meaning they can control what data companies can access and through which apps.
A couple of weeks ago, we talked about post-pandemic marketing efforts, noting that companies are shifting the ways they talk to consumers as vaccination swings into overdrive. As we observed then, new ads built around perseverance (and oftentimes around sex) appear every day, as marketing tones necessarily shift.