Friday Five Roundup: From Women's Day Celebrations to Amazon's Laughing Alexa


Here's How Agencies Around the World Celebrated International Women's Day

March 8th was International Women's Day and although 24 hours is not enough to show women how much they are appreciated, marketing agencies from around the world made the best of it, from social media campaigns to projections on the sides of skyscrapers.

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CDC Identifies a Mystery Cluster of Deaths Among Dentists

It seems that dentists are putting their lives on the line to take care of our oral health. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a number of dentists and dental assistants have fallen sick and died from a strange lung infection.

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Vanity Fair

Yes, Amazon's Alexa is Laughing at You

Many Amazon Echo users have reported a strange noise that sounds like laughter coming from the device. While consumers have reported other glitches from the Amazon Echo, this is by far the creepiest one.

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This Start-Up Wants to Change the Way You Interact With Your Dentist, One Toothbrush at a Time

Quip, a New York-based startup company, wants to connect dentists with their patients in an effort to help people stick to an oral hygiene plan designed by professionals. The company is mostly known for their toothbrush subscription business but this new venture can help Quip break into the electric toothbrush industry, which is currently dominated by Sonicare and Oral-B.

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The Future Is Digital, but Most Marketers Overlook the Value in Human Connection

It seems that word-of-mouth is still the best way to market, even when it's done online. According to Nielsen, 84 percent of consumers reported trusting recommendations from influencers, friends, family members and peer networks above all other kinds of marketing. Digital marketers are advised to look to social media partnerships to successfully advertise their business.

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