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Southwest Stole Christmas. It Still Has Superfans.

It’s a tough week to be a Southwest Airlines influencer. Take Kody and Kyler McCormick, brothers who have been making videos and social media posts boosting Southwest for years, in exchange for vouchers or cash from their favorite airline.  Click here to read the story at nytimes.com. Discussion Questions:

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The weird ways destinations tried to get you to visit in 2022

When they’re good, they’re iconic. When they’re bad — well, at least you can usually laugh. We’re talking destination campaigns — when travel hotspots make a bid for your hard-earned vacation cash by producing extravagant videos and entire websites to grab your attention. Click here to read the story at

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Why Spotify makes Wrapped its annual marketing moment

“There’s a reason why it’s such a company priority,” said Alex Bodman, Spotify’s global vp of creative. “We don’t just see an increased user base day on day. We also see a lot of people coming back to the platform.” (Bodman declined to offer further details around growth and usage.)

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Why KIA’s confusing logo is part of a growing design trend

Kia has a logo problem: namely, that people can’t quite read it. The recent revelation that the company’s new logo causes 30,000 people a month to Google “KN car” sent the design world into a minor tizzy, resulting in a number of proposals to “fix” the logo by restoring the missing crossbar to its

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