Give us a break: Now Kit Kat is petitioning for its own emoji
If Durex can get people to use the condom emoji to promote safe (and sensual!) sex, than Kit Kat is hoping its candy bar emoji ignites the same attitude toward leisurely rests.
Kit Kat is the latest brand to petition the Unicode Consortium, a.k.a. emoji overlords, an icon of its chocolate-coated wafer biscuit onto people’s keyboards. Proving that it’s serious about this, it’s asking people to sign its Change.org petition to “show how the power of emoji can make your break better.”
The petition has reached its halfway mark of 500 signatures in just one day. (In contrast, Taco Bell’s campaign to get a taco emoji racked up 32,000 signatures last year.)
Like any good campaign, Kit Kat produced a slick video stating its case that a Kit Kat emoji would somehow make the world a relaxed place or something! Here it is:
So far, excitement has been negligible since #thebreakemoji hashtag has only been used 100 times, but Kit Kat still has time to drum up excitement over its proposal since the Unicode Consortium’s next meeting isn’t until January.
That leaves them with plenty of time for breaks.
‘There’s always money for avocados, but none for Black History Month:’ Confessions of a Black ad tech senior marketer
If achieving diversity and inclusion in the ad industry is a mountain then its one with the steepest of peaks according to the latest Digiday confessions.
‘It took the heat out of people’s situations’: Agencies provide mental health support for employees’ kids
Parents have been anxious about the effect of the pandemic on their kids' mental health and agencies have had to step up their support.
As consumers migrate to e-commerce, marketers are increasing email marketing efforts
Brand marketers say email marketing has steadily been increasing as more and more consumers look to shop online.
SponsoredPeople-based identifiers are driving personalized customer experiences
Marketing teams are now well into 2021, and third-party cookies along with mobile ad IDs are officially on notice, which has implications for all marketers. Soon, cookie- and device-based targeting, frequency capping, measurement and attribution will break. Evolving privacy regulations and policy changes from browsers and device makers have sparked many proposed solutions to replace […]
Cheat sheet: Twitter experiments with shoppable cards
Twitter is taking another stab at shoppable content, with a new card feature aimed to convince users to follow through with purchases.
‘How to telegraph energy’: The coronavirus pandemic has agencies mulling the future of the pitch
Agency execs say elements of the pitch process may have changed forever — the amount of time and financial investment devoted to chasing new business, for example.