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Just a reminder that A Very Merry Virtual Trivia Night is happening this Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 6pm. Get your team together and sign up here! And here are three other important things you should know: 1. It's here. Taylor Swift just dropped another album just in time to screw up everyone's Album of the Year lists and to help us close out a less than ideal 2020. “To put it plainly, we just couldn’t stop writing songs,” Swift explained when she announced evermore. “To try and put it more poetically, it feels like we were standing on the edge of the folklorian woods and had a choice: to turn and go back or to travel further into the forest of this music. We chose to wander deeper in.” Pitchfork 2. Shopping in DMs is the new sliding. How viable is the concept of shopping through direct messages? Enough that Facebook's WhatsApp has updated their platform to include shopping carts for business accounts. “People today don’t want to call a 1-800 number and wait on hold, or send an email and not know whether it’s been read,” Ajit Varma, head of business products at WhatsApp, told Retail Brew. “They want to send a message and get a quick, personalized response.” That dynamic has played out across e-comm during the height of the pandemic. In Shopify’s Future of Commerce report, merchant sales attributed to its chat function, Shopify Ping, increased 185% from March 16 to July 1. Retail Brew 3. Need some gift ideas? AJC has you covered with a list of good reads recommended by Atlanta area authors. Check out the list here and then go visit a local bookstore's site (like Little Shop of Stories or A Cappella) to help out some small businesses this holiday season.

Know Your Newbies

Welcome Anna Farrar and Junaid Olusesi to the Sales Team!

Fun Facts!

Anna - My favorite color is yellow like for sunflowers, yet you will mostly see me with black accents since it is so versatile!

Junaid - I breed quality show dogs: Micro American Bullies.

New From Marketing January 2021 Holiday Calendar Prospects - Customers - Mind Edit Commune is offering a FREE Mindfulness and Meditation Summit. A 7-day summit and there will be guided meditations by Sharon Salzberg, Marianne Williamson, Light Watkins and more! Check it out here. Birthdays Ryan Riordan (Dec. 8) Tara Crawshaw (Dec. 8) Jack Wareham (Dec. 11) Preston Palmer (Dec. 11) Anna Farrar (Dec. 13)

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