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The app that has Gen Z hooked on thrifting

I somehow missed this entire thing until now. How neat! “Depop is a sales platform for the secondhand, an impossibly enormous international flea market in app form. If eBay is a bazaar and Instagram is a beauty pageant, Depop is […]

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A brand is a voice and a product is a souvenir

This post on the Kleiner Perkins website highlights their investment in Pattern Brands. The team was responsible (as an agency) for branding at Hims, Sweet Green, Harry’s, and Smile Direct Club. They decided to stop taking on clients and build […]

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UC Santa Barbara sues Walmart, Amazon and others

“UCSB says it’s entitled to royalties on the sales of vintage-style LED lightbulbs.” They’re an easier target than the overseas manufacturers. A good reminder that if you’re in the chain of commerce, you’re in the chain of lawsuits when things […]

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Are direct-to-consumer startups Bonsai brands?

Bonsai trees are tiny versions that mimic the shape and scale of full size trees. This author, Simon Andrews, writes: “Warby Parker will never be as big Sunglass Hut. Away will never be as big as Samsonite.” | learn more

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Parenthood and Instagram ads

This is an interesting post about how effective the advertising barrage is at targeting and repeatedly exposing users to ads. In this case, for modern breast pumps. | learn more

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Dame products sues New York’s MTA over advertising

This might be a better campaign than the original one they had planned. “NYC’s transit agency … rejected Dame’s exciting new subway ad campaign, citing vague and sexist reasons. Their message: There’s plenty of space for erectile dysfunction drugs, but […]