This class—developed by Stanford lecturers and comedians from SNL and the Onion—will help you bring humor into the workplace

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Research shows that humor improves work life and professional growth. This entertaining edX class will show you how to use it correctly. Workplaces around the world have changed in 2020 in ways that we never anticipated, leaving many colleagues struggling to form virtual bonds with one another and develop camaraderie over Zoom, even as they deal with the emotional toil of this doozy of a year. That’s why the online learning platform edX has created a special professional program that’s designed to energize teams, create more resilient workforces, and bring joy to the virtual workplace—by infusing it with humor. Read Full Story

More

Humor is such an important leadership trait we teach it at Stanford’s business school

{ object.primary_image.title }}

As trust in authority figures erodes, teams want leaders who are inspiring and relatable. In the quaint days of yore, inspirational leaders possessed some unique combination of intelligence, bravery, charisma, moral superiority, and cunning resolve. Ernest Shackleton drifted on sheets of ice for months to rescue his stranded crew from the Antarctic sea. Harriet Tubman courageously led some 300 slaves to freedom over a decade. Marco Polo traveled across the mountains of Asia and inspired generations of children to venture blindly across swimming pools. Read Full Story

More

15 Examples of Great Digital Food Advertisements

{ object.primary_image.title }}

With over 660,000 restaurants operating in the U.S. alone, digital food advertisement is an incredibly competitive market. To stand out, you need to combine humor, design, strategy, and user engagement , all while keeping your audience hungry. What Makes Food Advertisements Unique? Without creative marketing campaigns, the food industry could be pretty dull . Luckily, there are so many ways to bring food to life in digital food advertisements. What makes food advertisements unique is their ability to turn the mundane into excitement. A simple burger on a plate can become a narrative story about your favorite sports game. In order to create unbeatable food advertisements, you need to focus on high-quality ingredients. Here are a few things to keep in mind when creating a unique food advertisement: Create visually stunning content Use high-quality images Keep the text on the ad short and sweet Use video to capture your audience’s …

More

Macho ads that promote mask-wearing are a thing now

{ object.primary_image.title }}

How do you get manly mountain men to wear masks? Compare it to bowhunting. What will it take to get macho men to wear masks? A recent study by U.C. Berkeley and Middlesex University London found that men are more likely to go out without a mask because they find them uncool, shameful, and a sign of weakness. Governor Steve Bullock of Montana, whose constituents include many fishermen and snowboarders, has some ideas about how to win them over. He has shared a new statewide ad campaign that uses humor to nudge all-American men to wear masks. Read Full Story

More

3 ways to find your authentic speaking style and nail your next opportunity

{ object.primary_image.title }}

You can try humor. You can try being louder. You can try being serious. But if all of these are preplanned, they won’t be authentic. I remember having a complete identity crisis in 7th grade when a motivational speaker came to speak to our junior high class. Their key message was to “be yourself” and if you followed that mantra, everything else would magically fall into place. All I could think was, “I have no idea who I am so how can I “be myself” and in addition to that, where do I find said self?” Read Full Story

More

Brands Against Humanity is here to remind you that your favorite company is still evil

{ object.primary_image.title }}

This unofficial expansion pack to the famous game is perfect for our late-stage capitalist era, highlighting real-life horrors from the likes of Amazon, Coca-Cola, and DuPont. Cards Against Humanity is a hit game for all sorts of reasons. Above all its crude, mad-libs style humor offers people a way to laugh at the more cynical sides of their personality. But what happens when you aim that same, dark sensibility at brands? Read Full Story

More

We studied 4,000 swing voters. Most politicians get social media all wrong

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Undecided voters want more humor and less rage. In the end, elections come down to swing voters. The statisticians love to thin-slice them (NASCAR Dads! Reagan Democrats! Fiscally Hawkish Hells Angels!), and pundits love to talk about the messages that will, well, swing them. But if you’re only thinking about messaging, you’re missing half the story. A message will only land if it’s delivered in the right way. The same message can leave me staring nobly into the middle distance, or with a wry smile, or with my heartstrings tugged. Read Full Story

More

Scott Galloway pivots to stardom

{ object.primary_image.title }}

He’s become every business nerd’s must-follow for his provocative predictions and un-PC humor. Can a startup built on Galloway’s personal brand outlive its creator? To celebrate his 50th birthday, Scott Galloway planned a very special evening. It was November 2014, and the entrepreneur had booked Pioneer Works, a cavernous event space near the waterfront in Brooklyn. Inside the building, candles arranged on a long table set for 100 guests cast a warm, flickering glow across the space’s triple-height, exposed brick wall. Read Full Story

More

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join our newsletter and never miss out trending marketing news.

HitcountVariables(pk=11373, ajax_url='/api/hit/ajax/', hits='2')