173: In-house creators, LinkedIn backlash, do you need to be on social to work in social?

Hanson & Hunt

Jan 19 2023 • 49 mins

Have you noticed who is the face of your favorite brands on TikTok? Sometimes, it's an employee. We talk about some examples of this trend, the risks, and what you should consider if your brand wants to hire an in-house creator. Also this month, humor is on the way out in marketing. Plus, do you need to be active personally on social media to be hired for a social job? Also, a backlash against what some people call the "stuffy and fake" feel of LinkedIn, one company’s drastic move to reduce meetings, and more! WHAT DO YOU THINK? We want to hear from you! Contact us with your comment about the topics we talk about in this episode. Or, are you looking for advice on some aspect of your communications or marketing work? Ask away! We may include your comment or question on next month's show.  Send us a message Record an audio comment or question, click the microphone at the bottom of HansonandHunt.com. SPONSOR Brandpoint EPISODE SUMMARY Top story: In-house creators Spotlight: A ChatGPT commercial with Ryan Reynolds Quick News & Quick Takes: CCO outlook for 2023 Quick News & Quick Takes: The decline of humorous brand messaging Quick News & Quick Takes: 'Shitposting' on LinkedIn Q&A: Do you need to be active on social media personally to get a social media job? Closing: Shopify's “calendar purge” ARTICLES AND LINKS How Gen Z social media managers became the new CMOs Social media managers are becoming the main character What happens when a brand’s TikTok personality leaves? Kwik Trip's TikTok Ryan Reynolds used ChatGPT to make a Mint Mobile ad, and the results were ‘mildly terrifying’ The CCO’s Distinct Outlook on 2023 What types of brand messaging appeal to Americans? People are shitposting on LinkedIn now Shopify is conducting a “calendar purge” Shopify combats the meeting madness FOLLOW HANSON AND HUNT Show page - HansonandHunt.com Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts RSS feed SIGN UP FOR ARIK'S WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Subscribe MARKETING PODCAST NETWORK Hanson & Hunt is part of the Marketing Podcast Network, a community of like-minded podcasters in collaboration to offer advertisers a more effective and efficient way to reach prospective customers. Learn more at MarketingPodcasts.net. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices