Talking Points
May 2024

A Poignant Olympic Moment with Ties to San Jose

Finally, Parting Shot steps back into Olympics history to a moment that took the viewing public by surprise. The year was 1968, and the “Black Power” salute reverberated around the world.

Tips for a Better Community Service Program

We round out the issue with 10 practical tips to help you get the most out of your business’s community services programs.

The Best Commercials from Super Bowl LVII

Lastly, we feature one of our yearly favorites—the best Super Bowl commercials. We’ll review the spots that were the cleverest, funniest, and most entertaining ads during this year’s big game.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Black Friday

As always, we close with our Parting Shot. This month, we spotlight Black Friday by revealing curious truths and sharing several historical details you may not have known about this colorful and storied tradition.

Stranger Things Are Happening on Netflix

Finally, our Parting Shot takes a peek at how Netflix is employing a new, under-the-radar way to include product advertising in its show content after years of resisting any kind of marketing in or around its streaming series

Celebrate Virtual Earth Day

Then, in our Parting Shot learn how Earth Day is going virtual in the age of COVID. You’ll get some ideas on how you can safely celebrate your environmental interests with friends and family in your own way.

Best to Worst of Super Bowl LVI

This month’s Parting Shots wraps up the best—and worst—commercials from Super Bowl LVI. Advertisers spend millions of dollars on them each year; sometime scoring big, but other times fumbling.

The Greatest Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

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Our Parting Shots as always, will leave you with a lasting smile. We wrap up with our favorite Super Bowl commercials from the decades of past classics, including one special tribute you won’t want to miss.

“Rebuild the World” with Legos for the Holiday Season

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This month’s Parting Shot could get you in the mood for holiday gift giving to a younger person on your list. It’s a Lego commercial that takes you through a few of the different worlds that Legos help kids enter, while obliterating the boundaries between them. Star Wars stormtroopers attacked by bumblebees? Why not?

Pandemic Zoom Bloopers

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Finally, our Parting Shot shows you just why it’s so important to remain self-aware while on camera at home. One careless slip-up could transform you into an overnight, viral internet star on YouTube.