Happy early 4th to you and yours! 

Wishing you a Happy 3rd just didn’t feel as festive. Regardless, tomorrow’s probably at least a Top 10 day of the year for fireworks and hot dogs, and we hope you’re as excited to party as any Uncle who happens to be named Sam purely by coincidence. What are you doing to celebrate? Reply to this email and let us know.

Now for some creative marketing fireworks!

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What happened in the creative marketing world last week?

  • If you love Kroger’s groceries but don’t feel like going to Kroger, you’re in luck – they’re launching a driverless delivery service(The Verge)
  • Venmo is blurring the lines between online and offline with their own debit card (TechCrunch)
  • Instagram, who’s now worth a mere $100 billion, introduced IGTV, which is sure to consume even more of your time (Bloomberg, Digiday)
  • Producers have realized Snapchat can be an effective testing ground to get a series on TV (Digiday)
  • Fortnite continues to take over the world, now bringing in more revenue than any free game ever (Recode)
  • We may not be too far away from implantable 3D-printed organs (TechCrunch)
  • Random Fun of the Week: Watch out! There’s a new World’s Ugliest Dog in town (NPR)

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What else happened in the Hippo Direct World last week?

  • Sherlock (is it really him?!) made a guest appearance in Hippo Tip #36 to solve the mystery of reaching website visitors on Facebook
  • Who doesn’t love the smell of email blasts in the morning? As Hippo Tip #37 made clear, it’s the best time to reach your audience
  • You probably weren’t aware hippos could surf, but they can. Really, really well. We swear.

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Thank you for Digesting, Hippo Hippies! Have a Happy 4th!

Until next week,

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