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This week, I celebrated my birthday (yay), participated in a 60-person offsite with my colleagues, hosted a webinar, hosted a community virtual event, celebrated a relationship anniversary, and somehow got a few other things done.

Writing a whole bespoke newsletter wasn’t in the cards. But I would like to post a couple of updates.

First, I need to share something I first wrote about on LinkedIn recently and want to make sure you caught here too. I’m grateful for all the members of the Serial Marketers community who contributed to my daughter’s NYC public school drive to get critical supplies to more than 50 Venezuelan refugee families who are now part of our school community.

My family has been closely involved with coordinating efforts (big shoutout to Cara Berkowitz for helping lead the charge). When you see how little they came here with, how much they need, and how eager they are to do whatever it takes to create better lives for their families, it’s a beautiful thing to see people from so many walks of life come together.

These families still need A LOT. And if you are able to donate anything off this Amazon wishlist, within days, these items will get directly to refugee families who need them most. It’s constantly updated with the latest priorities. If you have access to any corporate suppliers of items on the list, we can use any such leads too. We’ve had generous suppliers for items like water bottles and dental supply kits that have made a huge difference.

Every coat, pair of gloves, bra, bottle of shampoo, and stick of deodorant makes a difference. Thanks for at least following the journey, and if you can help at all right now, all the better.

As for what I’ve been busy with at work, this week, I had the opportunity to host the Mediaocean webinar on CPG and retail media trends, featuring eMarketer analyst Andrew Lipsman and Kimberly-Clark programmatic exec Rachel Mervis. I’m proud of how this one came together and got to give a few opening remarks that included my cats starring in a TikTok of my daughter’s. She was impressed.

I don’t plug all my Mediaocean work here, but I learned more than a few things from Andrew’s overview alone, let alone from the other presenters. If you want to know why retail media is such a big deal, among other related topics, check out the recording.

And you are also welcome to follow me on TikTok and give my daughter’s videos (of our cats, not her) all the likes you can muster. She will be grateful. And some of them are way too funny.

Lastly, it’s a big week at Twitter. I’m among those who never thought it would happen. We were promised flying cars, and we got uncensored tweets. I’ll be sticking around, but I’ll be unfollowing and muting those like Musk who want to make Twitter all about them rather than about those who they’re supposed to serve. It’s a rule that applies equally to marketers, CEOs, and politicians. Once any media channel becomes all about you, it’s boring. I’d much rather bore people by being uninteresting than be boring by constantly making everything about me.

If you’re in the former category of boring and sticking around Twitter, let’s connect there. I won’t always entertain you, but I’ll be curious about how you’re doing.

David

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“The UnitedMasters team is made up of musicians, marketers, engineers, and storytellers with backgrounds from YouTube, SoundCloud, Pandora, Facebook, Uber, Dropbox, Complex, VICE, and more. We work hand in hand with the award-winning creative teams that forge those innovative partnerships at Translation (our in-house creative advertising agency). We are looking for a Music Partnerships and Sync Sales Lead to join UnitedMasters!# What You’ll Do: -Build, develop and maintain relationships with Fortune 500 brands, Major Sports Leagues, Agencies, Film Studios and Networks in order to secure large-scale music sync partnerships.-Pitch, facilitate and negotiate commercial licensing agreements and creative music ideas to potential clients…etc”
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“Mint is hiring a VP of Customer Success to join our leadership team and lead the necessary client development to support the next phase of growth for Mint. You know about blockchain technology or actively participate in various aspects of Web3. In addition, you have client partnership development experience and will identify growth opportunities; maintain, develop and advance strategic relationships (primarily with brands, sports leagues and teams, agencies, and art galleries) to support new business and ultimately ensure the satisfaction of our clients. This role will serve as a critical member of the Mint team and presents an excellent opportunity to showcase your skills and expertise in long-term strategic planning and delivering upon short-term targets.”
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