April 1, 2020
RANDOM DISPATCH
A semi-coherent collection of news, data, thoughts and opinions for your enjoyment, sharing or immediate deletion. Hopefully you find a few valuable nuggets inside that are worth your while...
LIFE IN THE TIME OF COVID-19...
This piece by The Drum showcases how brands are staying relevant and connecting with their customers around the globe in the midst of a pandemic...the campaign by Anomaly for Dick's Sporting Goods is my personal fave.
Creative Works: brands continue to use their clout to...

Welcome to The Drum's Creative Works, in partnership with Adobe Stock, dedicated to showing the best creative work from around the globe. The Drum continues to take a look at how brands, media entities and others are using creativity to inform...

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Coping mechanisms vary, but many folks are happy that liquor stores have been deemed "essential service providers" in these crazy times. This article by Medium has some instructing data on how the trend is impacting alcohol brands.
People are drinking quarantinis, resorting to wine...

As we waste away - or thrive, depending on your style - in quarantine, happy hour has been starting earlier and earlier. Bars are closed and your couch is the new neighborhood haunt.

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As sports leagues around the world face devastating losses tied to the cancellation of public events, gaming platforms are seeing record numbers of viewers. This piece from Quartz talks about how all sports are esports now.
The borderless nature of gaming is allowing esports to...

There's a quote I like to say to myself when I need some encouragement: "After making all the mistakes, every player has a chance to turn the outcome of the game around by making the right moves next."

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IMPORTANT PUBIC SERVICE MESSAGE...
Please Don't Drink Alone...
We are here to help. Friends and colleagues have banded together to support each other with live social interaction in these tough times. Introducing Virtual Happy Hours - scheduled meet-ups for camaraderie and networking (alcohol is optional!) See the calendar of upcoming sessions and RSVP here: Virtual Happy Hour Events
THINGS TO DO AT HOME...
If you are looking some suggestions for streaming while hunkered down at home, here are some suggestions I've received recently. Click on the pictures to learn more and see where they're streaming...
A gripping documentary telling the story of the Central Park Five.
It is chilling to compare the current situation with the pandemic portrayed in this 2011 film…but it will definitely help you convince your loved ones to wash their hands!
This documentary showcases the world of exotic animal owners…it is the polar opposite of the Matt Damon movie “ We Bought a Zoo
A series from a few years back, set in Amish country and featuring an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff.
Whether you are new to Marvel or have seen it all, this comprehensive list from cnet will give you the definitive order for watching all the content in the MCU...
KNOW YOUR MEME...
If you recognize this guy, then you are one of the many who has received a text or mail message with - let's just say - a surprise ending. If you are wondering who this gentleman was (spoiler alert: he passed away in 2016), this VICE article provides the background.
The Untold Story of Wood, the Well-Endowed Man From...

Last week, I went down a rabbit hole in pursuit of a story: the proliferation of prank texts that appear to provide breaking news links on the COVID-19 pandemic, only to open up to a photo of a beefy, naked Black man with a massive penis.

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