Good morning everyone! It’s a brand new year, and while we hope you enjoyed the holidays, it’s to get back on the grind. What’s the latest news from the world of marketing and branding? Stick around and join us for our January 4th edition of Coffee Talk.


Facebook CEO’s New Years Resolution

Marketing, Branding, Advertising, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Iron Man, Jarvis, Coffee TalkEvery year, I take on a personal challenge to learn new things and grow outside my work at Facebook. My challenges in recent years have been to read two books every month, learn Mandarin and meet a new person every day. My personal challenge for 2016 is to build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work. You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man. – Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

Zuckerberg announced his ambitious 2016 project via Facebook, stating it would be a sort of butler/digital assistant to help run his home. Having recently celebrated the birth of a daughter with wife Priscilla Chan, we’re sure Zuckerberg could use the extra hands….or, brain.


Springleap: “Agency Class Creative Insights”

Our objective is to become the creative utility for brands and agencies looking to get better intelligence on a market 10 times faster than they can get it from any research house today. – Eran Eyal, Springleap

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Springleap operates as a hub or network for marketing professionals providing,

Marketing, Branding, Advertising, Sprinleap, TalenAlexander, Digital Marketing, Consulting, Mad Men…Brands access to marketing professionals — including employees at local branches of big name agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi and Ogilvy — who can immediately pinpoint areas or concepts that won’t survive a similar cultural transplantation. – Laura Entis, Entrepreneur

As TechCrunch.com puts it, “Think Don Draper on-demand.”


That’s all folks for our January 4th edition of Coffee Talk. Be sure to join us next week for our January 11th edition.