Happy New Year! What do beer, poker, and technology have in common?

They’re all passion areas of this week’s Wild Business Growth podcast guest, Brian Fanzo! Brian has grown his social media presence @iSocialFanz to enormous heights over the past few years thanks to translating “Geek Speak” for the average consumer and staying true to his personality. He thrives as a speaker and also has an incredible backstory – spanning from UPS to the Department of Defense!

Listen to the mind-blowing episode to hear how Brian stays ahead of the curve with new technology, how skills from any industry can translate to another, and even his tips on reading body language from his poker career! Hear the episode on iTunes and your other favorite audio platforms – and subscribe and leave a 5-star review if you learned something completely new!

Now for some more creative marketing highlights from the past week!

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What happened in the creative marketing world last week?

  • Those Sour Patch Kids are up to no good again! This time with a super cute holiday Amazon Prime video (Marketing Dive)
  • Vroom vroom! Acura is partnering with Instagram and GIPHY to develop the first-ever car customizer on Instagram Stories (MediaPost)
  • What’s the most engaged sports brand on social media? If you’d guess ESPN, you’d be wrong – it’s Bleacher Report! (MediaPost)
  • Oh Snap! Snapchat introduced Lens Challenges, where users can compete against each other in sing-offs, dance-offs, and more (TechCrunch)
  • Random Fun of the Week: Here‘s the most popular podcast in your state (Nerdist)

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What else happened in the Hippo Direct World last week?

  • Listen to Episode 22 of the Wild Business Growth podcast featuring Drew Davis – Top Marketing Keynote Speaker, Muppet Man
  • The Wild Business Growth podcast was featured in Podnews! Make sure to subscribe to the Podnews newsletter if you’re a podcast fan – it’s a must-read for anyone in the industry
  • Feeling burned out ahead of the new year? It’s the perfect time to take a break from your normal routine and mix it up, as Hippo Tip #67 advocated
  • Can you believe winter’s here already?! Snow way!!
  • Miss last week’s Hippo Digest? Soak up the creative marketing Vitaminwater, Amazon, Phonak, and more splashed up

Interested in starting a podcast of your own? Email me at max@hippodirect.com!

Have a FANTASTIC New Year and tune in in 2019 for more new content! If you have any questions or comments on the Hippo Digest or the Wild Business Growth podcast, contact us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube. Bring on the bongos!!

Thank you for Digesting, Holiday Hippos!

Until next week,

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