Mike's Industry View - Issue #175
AI / Creativity
Miami mayor considers bitcoin investment to create crypto hotbed — www.foxbusiness.com The mayor of Miami wants to make his city more appealing to the tech industry by embracing bitcoin.
Unilever workers will never return to desks full-time, says boss Alan Jope says multinational firm will look at different working patterns after pandemic experiences
Retail sales in 2020 worst on record, says BRC trade body — www.bbc.com A slump in demand for fashion and homeware during lockdown left many retailers struggling.
Burger King unveils its first major rebrand in 20 years — www.fastcompany.com “You can almost taste the typeface.”
New Stilettos Are $4,400 Sneakers as Pandemic Accelerates Casual Trend — www.bloomberg.com The twin forces of the pandemic and athleisure see department stores rethink their shoe sections and heel heights falling among the fashionable.
S4 Capital... for its soaring headcount: The Drum editorial team’s best of 2020 — www.thedrum.com It’s that time again, when we look back at the agencies, the brands, the organizations, movements and trends that have shaped the past year. In 2020 – a year so many of us would like to forget – our industry of problem solvers proved time and again that they have what it takes to muck in, help out, ask questions, shape cultures and change the world. It is them that we celebrate in our New Year Honors.
How the pandemic could redefine our productivity obsession — www.bbc.com Accelerated changes to work-life routines are leading some people to radically rethink their approach to productivity – and even change the quality of their lives.
How to Lead When Your Team Is Exhausted — and You Are, Too — hbr.org The latest wave of Covid-19 is pushing us to new depths of personal resilience.
TikTok surges past Facebook in average monthly time spent per user — www.campaignlive.co.uk Social platform also set to surpass one billion users in 2021, according to App Annie.
Millions Flock to Telegram and Signal as Fears Grow Over Big Tech — www.nytimes.com The encrypted messaging services have become the world’s hottest apps over the last week, driven by growing anxiety over the power of the biggest tech companies and privacy concerns.