Have our views on thankfulness changed in the turmoil and uncertainty of 2020?
As the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving Day, the pandemic continues to have a profound global impact, making this start to the holiday season one unique in modern history.
This doesn’t mean that we have less to be thankful for, however — indeed the opposite may be true, based on what our team here at TopRank Marketing have taken the time to reflect on for our traditional post sharing messages of thankfulness.
Our ability to see and express gratitude in difficult times can be especially meaningful and replenishing. This may be a prime year to consider the words of writer G. K. Chesterton.
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Let’s open our hearts and take in messages of thankfulness from our team during this unprecedented pandemic year, shared with the hope that you’ll also be inspired to reflect on some of the silver linings that may be hidden in our lives if we take the time to listen.
What the TopRank Marketing Team is Most Thankful for in 2020
CEO and Co-Founder
2020 has been a remarkable year for many reasons. With all of the challenges, uncertainty and obstacles, I could not be more proud of my team at TopRank Marketing for how they have adapted quickly, with care and quality to every speed bump to roadblock they have encountered.
Amidst the significant changes and challenges, new leaders have emerged, processes have been refined and accountability for work quality has improved.
Most of all, the attention and responsiveness to customer needs that have been a hallmark of TopRank Marketing for many years were rewarded with incredible customer retention rates, program expansion and the addition of some of the largest client engagements we've ever had in our 20 years in business.
I am thankful for the leadership of our management team, the next level organizational and relationship management skills of our account team, the unrivaled creativity of our content and creative teams, the tech and marketing mastery of our SEO team, the industry leading capabilities of our fast growing influencer marketing team, our internal marketing for keeping this blog and our social media accounts a source of insight for hundreds of thousands of people and how operations has been able to make sure everything we need to do business is working properly.
I am thankful for the continued confidence and partnership with our clients who represent some of the top B2B brands in the world. The opportunity to collaborate and create influencer content experiences with these brands is a source of inspiration to our team and to the B2B marketing community at large as we get to share success stories through case studies and industry awards.
I am thankful for the TopRank Marketing community of industry influencers who have raised the bar on our collaborations with clients and helped us produce meaningful, impactful marketing resources that customers actually love.
I am thankful for our community of marketers who visit us here on our B2B Marketing Blog, read our newsletter, attend event presentations and engage with us on our social media channels.
2020 has been remarkable not just because of the challenges, but because of the way those in our community, amongst our clients and team have responded. The clarity of our purpose in creating content experiences that inspire by helping B2B brands become the best answer for their customers has served our clients and company well. 2020 will be one of our most successful ever.
I am eternally thankful for the opportunity to live a dream of working with an agency dedicated to making a difference for our clients with care, creativity and impact. Thank you!
Senior Account Manager
I'm thankful for everybody who learned and leveraged new ways to tell their stories, create their content, and reach their audiences this year. This includes many of our clients as well as my yoga and school-teacher friends, my travel-blogger parents, my trivia team, and everybody keeping in touch along the way — all of whom I admire very much. I'm a lucky person to be surrounded in both my work and home life by caring, compassionate, funny, kind people who value growth.
My amazing husband and our snuggly dog Monroe are endless sources of mood-boosters, and undisputed MVPs of our "quaranteam."
Lane R. Ellis
Social Media and Content Marketing Manager
In our uncertain 2020, I’m especially thankful for my wonderful family, friends, and associates.
Celebrating 19 years of marriage with my amazing wife and pandemic partner Julie Ahasay tops my thankfulness list, along with the joy of having my parents Konnie and Bob in my life, as well as my astounding and always-inspiring 103-year-old grandma Lilly Haldorsen, who is living through her second pandemic.
I’m thankful for over 36 years of using the Internet, and to still be able to run, mountain bike, and cross-country ski the beautiful trails of Duluth, and for our loving cats — Phineas Faustus and Kukla Francis Oliver.
It's a great time to reach out and give the world and its endless opportunities a cozy wintery embrace, so here’s a big virtual hug to all of you I’m lucky enough to know, lovely family and friends. Thank you.
Senior Account Manager
In reflecting on 2020 there is so much more to be grateful for than meets the eye. So yes, my children got too much screen time. But they also got 5x more baking soda/vinegar science experiments, pillow tents and Friday movie nights with their parents. Yes, I miss getting out of the house, but I cannot rejoice enough for the innumerable moments my husband and I have had.
I am also thankful for our TopRank Marketing team – dealing with COVID and civil unrest in real, close-to-home ways – all the while coming to work ready to hustle, learn and drive results. I’m grateful and optimistic for all of the outstanding talent that has joined our team this year. And, I’m proud of the growth in each and every single one of us professionally and personally in 2020!
Speaking of growth… we are beyond grateful to announce baby number 3 coming to our locked down home in June 2021! And yes, we have confirmed – it is just one baby.
Senior Content Marketing Manager
In my professional life, I'm grateful for an amazing team that stays engaged and keeps in touch even when we can't be in the office together.
Personally, I'm grateful for my at-home team — my wife, my 5-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son. We're getting more together time than ever before, but we still enjoy each other's company. Couldn't ask for a better lockdown crew.
Influencer Marketing Strategist
I’m thankful to be busy working with fabulous clients and amazing thought leaders every day. In a year that has hit many people very hard, I know that each day is a blessing. And, I am especially blessed to be able to get up every day and walk into my office and do work that I enjoy.
On a personal note, I am thankful for my health and that of loved ones who have recovered from sickness. And in a time when I don’t leave my house, I am especially blessed to have my husband and fur babies keeping me happy and busy.
I am mostly thankful for my wonderful family, my wife of 56 years, our three children and seven wonderful grandchildren.
I feel blessed to be father of this great family! May the new year bring enlightenment.
While these are things I'm always appreciative of, 2020 has me extra thankful for family, friends, and good health. I'm thankful for discovering sports like roller skating to keep me active during these tough times.
I love working alongside the amazing businesses we, at TopRank Marketing, partner with, and I'm grateful I can continue to do so and achieve great results.
I’m thankful for the amazing team and collaborative work environment we have at TopRank Marketing. All throughout this wild ride we call 2020, we’ve stuck together and have been able to achieve some incredible milestones and results for clients.
On a personal level, I’m thankful for the health and support of my friends and family. Thank you all for continuing to challenge me and make me a better person each and every day. And of course, my new puppy Chief who we got in the middle of this pandemic. He has certainly helped keep us plenty busy and can always help brighten up a Zoom call.
Senior Influencer Marketing Manager
Bizarrely, I’m thankful for 2020 and all of the curveballs it's thrown. Personally, I’ve been grateful for all the extra time with immediate family — even virtual schooling a 7 year old while trying to entertain a 4 year old! — as I’ve realized we have a lot of fun together and are very fortunate.
All of our wider family lives abroad so we’ve not been able to see them in almost a year, which has been really sad, but made me value them all the more and be tremendously excited for travel and reunions in 2021!
And professionally, if 2020 didn’t go the way it did, I may never have landed at TopRank Marketing, as I was lined up for another role which quickly evaporated as Covid took hold. I’m so grateful to now be working alongside such a stellar crop of people and being at the cutting edge of B2B content and influencer marketing for some amazing clients. Every day is invigorating and brings a new challenge, and a lot of collaboration and laughter. All things to be celebrated : )
Influencer Marketing Strategist
In a year that has felt like a decade, I am thankful that me, my family, and loved ones are all healthy and still standing. I also started at TopRank Marketing this year which was scary and exciting, but the team is amazing and supportive which I am truly thankful for.
Lastly, I would like to thank quarantine for allowing me to hone my cooking skills — I'm no Gordon Ramsay, but an air fryer does wonders.
TopRank Marketing Gives Thanks For You
All of us at TopRank Marketing are grateful for you, and thank you for being the supportive fans, amazing clients, and enthusiastic influencers that have allowed us to achieve personal, professional, and brand success.
The TopRank Marketing Team
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When entering my kitchen one day triggered a physical reaction that ended in gagging profusely, I knew something wasn’t right. Despite the fact that my landlord had picked a repulsive countertop, my reaction had more to do with an existential dread to cook than ’80s interior design.Naturally, I had figured my 900-square-foot apartment would eventually feel tired after months upon months of staying within its asbestos-ridden walls during the Covid-19 pandemic. But I was surprised that setting foot in my kitchen was the last thing I wanted to do. From tallying food needs to standing over my stove (an act I had previously loved so dearly), suddenly I was just over it.I’m no stranger to burnout. I’ve worked in both the entertainment and digital publishing industries, where burnout is plentiful. But this was frustrating. Taking out the trash or moving my car for street sweeping is annoying, but tasks that I willingly participate in because I have to. Cooking was something I had previously looked forward to, researched and cultivated. Now, it was my worst enemy. Thinking about food became too much. Eventually, I ended up supporting local restaurants as I watched my bank account empty with each meal. When I pressed friends and family, they agreed. The topic of food was exhausting. What to eat, from where and when was frustrating. Coupled with the anxiety of sanitising each plastic container, the once-beloved necessity became the ultimate chore. From feeding large families to brainstorming food for ailing relatives, anxiety surrounded every facet. And it felt that food, cooking and eating were the ultimate betrayals during a global pandemic.I sought out professional help. Cary Cherniss is an organisational and community psychologist, emeritus professor of applied psychology at Rutgers University and a published author. His latest book ”Leading with Feeling: Nine Strategies of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership,” came out in July. Here’s how he said we can cope.First, know what burnout looks like“Burnout is a feeling of severe physical and/or emotional exhaustion, resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed,” Cherniss said. Burnout is typically associated with work, but living in lockdown can lead to the same feeling ― or an even worse one. Before the pandemic, your daily work burnout may have dissipated when you left the office at 6pm. But when you’re working at home full time, the feeling of all-encompassing burnout is overwhelming. “In addition to feelings of depletion, we begin to experience negative feelings toward activities that we previously enjoyed,” Cherniss told HuffPost. “We also become detached from the work. We lose interest in doing it and find it increasingly difficult to motivate ourselves. So, in the case of cooking, doing even a limited amount of it would leave us feeling exhausted, and we would increasingly dislike it. We would avoid doing it as much as possible, and when we had to do it, we would put in the minimal amount of effort and feel resentful about having to do it.”If you’re still scratching your head as to how a passion can turn into a burden, consider your meal options pre-pandemic, compared with now. Before, you could easily grab a coffee and bagel on the go, perhaps lunch at an office cafeteria, and go to a restaurant for dinner. During the pandemic, those options have been taken away or greatly reduced, making preparing food necessary multiple times a day.“Cooking is rewarding for many people. However, it can also become another source of stress and burnout, especially in the environment created by the current pandemic,” Cherniss said. “When people must cook the same things every day, the lack of variety and freedom of choice can lead to stress and burnout. When people feel that cooking is not meaningful and intrinsically rewarding, then it becomes just another chore.”And the myriad ingredient shortages that were common early in the lockdown only increased the pressure.“Obstacles or limitations also contribute to burnout,” Cherniss said. “So, for instance, if one is not able to get many of the ingredients necessary for the kind of cooking that one would like to do, cooking can become a source of frustration and burnout.”And then there’s the pressure to cook for your loved ones. “Having to divide one’s attention among other pressing commitments, such as caring for others who are ill, overseeing children’s learning or managing one’s own illness, also can make it more difficult to invest the time and effort that make cooking pleasurable,” Cherniss said. “As a result, it becomes just one more demand on one’s time.” Add all those elements together, and it’s no wonder you hate cooking. It’s a virtual pressure cooker of anxiety bubbling up in a very small pot.So how to cope? Finding solace in preparing food is vital to survival. Cherniss recommends employing some coping mechanisms.“Setting aside time each day for meaningful, rewarding activity can be especially effective in avoiding burnout,” he said. “It doesn’t have to be a lot of time. Sometimes a few minutes is all we need to recharge. To be meaningful, an activity should involve optimally challenging tasks ― not too difficult but challenging enough so that we feel a sense of accomplishment when we complete the task successfully.” But there also should be variety, Cherniss stressed.“For example, rather than cooking the same things day after day, experiment with new dishes. Autonomy and control also are important: the activity should be something that you choose and that you can do without too much interference or constraints imposed by others. Working with others can also make an activity more rewarding and meaningful. Try cooking with another person sometimes. But keep in mind that working with others can also be a source of conflict and frustration, so it sometimes is better to do an activity that you really like on your own.”It may feel ridiculous to complain about a task that is necessary for survival, but burnout is real in all its various forms. Eventually, you’ll probably circle back to finding the joy in cooking. Meantime, just take it easy.Related...
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"Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself," — the late John Lewis. He left the New York Times a posthumous essay to be published the day of his funeral.
GDP plunged at an annualized rate of 33% in the second quarter, by far a record drop. The pandemic lockdowns caused the economy to shrink about 10% in the quarter. Meanwhile, weekly unemployment claims increased again to 1.43 million, the 19th week in a row with more than 1 million claims.
President Trump suggested postponing the presidential election, which he cannot do. Trailing badly in the polls, Trump tweeted falsely that mail-in voting could make the election "FRAUDULENT." Only Congress could change the date of the presidential election, and only a constitutional amendment could change Inauguration Day.
Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has died at 74, apparently of COVID. He had been hospitalized for weeks, and had contracted the virus shortly after attending President Trump's Tulsa rally. A former restaurateur, Cain briefly led the GOP field in 2011. Trump considered him for the Fed board in 2019, but didn't nominate him after widespread opposition.
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It's time to take Trump seriously, figuratively, and literally
This morning President Trump tweeted about delaying the election due to the pandemic.
In April Trump's rival, Vice President Joe Biden, predicted the President might try to delay the election if his poll numbers looked bad, and they look hideous.
Remember that this is a pandemic that spun out of control largely because of a lack of federal response. Trump only put on a mask himself a few weeks ago. The White House could create the conditions for safe elections by competently handling this crisis, but it won't. That's why we're here.
Trump works by gut instinct, and he has never let his ignorance of how the US government works — or the limits of presidential power — stop him from trampling on the rights of others. (See: His multiple attempts at passing a travel ban on Muslim countries.) The fact that he can't change the date of the election won't stop him from knocking on every door, or trying to open any window he can, into victory.
We already have evidence that Trump will stop at nothing to improve his chances for reelection. Two weeks ago he tried to get Republicans to defund coronavirus testing in Congress' upcoming pandemic relief bill to make infection numbers look better for him.
If you think someone who is willing to do that won't try to hinder the democratic process, I have a gold-plated, Trump-branded bridge to sell you. And I don't just mean Trump will try messing with vote counts, I mean he will be messing with our faith in the outcome of this election and the process of democracy itself. That's the bare minimum of what he will do.
It is in this man's inherent nature to use all of his power — unfortunately, the power of the presidency — for his own power's sake. That is exactly how Henry Wallace, Vice President of this country from 1941 to 1945, described American fascists.
"A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends. The supreme god of a fascist, to which his ends are directed, may be money or power; may be a race or a class; may be a military, clique or an economic group; or may be a culture, religion, or a political party."
Be vigilant. Take Donald Trump seriously, literally, figuratively. He is a desperate demagogue limited only by what we the people will abide. — Linette Lopez
Now we know what Jeff Bezos' worried face looks like
Four masters of Silicon Valley — the CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook — testified before Congress to answer for their anti-competitive behavior yesterday, and in stark contrast to previous hearings they were visibly shaken by the questions they were asked.
As I put in my column, we got to see Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' worried face.
Some highlights in case all you caught were the clips of Republicans screaming about being silenced (there was some of that, but there was more productive questioning):
Members of both parties hammered Facebook for its strategy of buying, copying or threatening competitors out of business, reading damning internal emails from the company's acquisition of Instagram.
Bezos was tongue tied when asked why Amazon makes money from counterfeit goods, nor could he answer any questions about Amazon's protocol for ensuring that it's not selling stolen goods.
Bezos squirmed through questions from Representative Pramila Jayapal about how Amazon misuses third-party seller data to develop in-house brands that compete with merchants selling on his platform saying only, "I can't answer that question yes or no."
Zuckerberg could not explain away the fact that his company profits from peddling misinformation. Cicilline brought up that, despite committing to only distributing accurate information about the coronavirus, it took Facebook five hours and 20 million views before it took down a video full of false claims about the pandemic. Amplifying that misinformation once its on the platform, Cicilline said is a "business decision."
Democratic Rep. Congressman Joe Neguse of Colorado pressed the CEOs of Apple and Google, both of which control app stores, to promise they would not use the information they collect from apps in their stores to build competitors.
Democratic Rep. Val Demings of Florida pressed Pichai about the way Google surveils its customers, bundling data from across all of its products (Gmail, maps, etc.) in order to sell them targeted ads
All in all, the CEOs seemed caught off guard. They expected this hearing to be more of the same from Washington — a series of uninformed questions from geriatric senators who barely read email. It was not that. Catch the whole column here. — LL
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Exxon is reclassifying employees as poor performers in order to hide layoffs as performance-based job cuts. Internal documents and 19 insiders reveal that the company is pushing managers to downgrade employees in order to force them out for performance reasons. In April, Exxon required managers to put at least 8% of employees in the poor performer category, up from a previous minimum of 3%.
There was some fraud, but not a ton of it, in the PPP program. The SBA watchdog has found about $300 million in potentially dubious small business loans, out of more than $500 billion issued.
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Parents, teachers, and lawmakers are all debating whether or not schools should open their doors this fall for in-person instruction. We joined Insider Audio's Charlie Herman for a discussion about what it will take to get students back in their seats amidst a pandemic, and what's at stake if they don't return. Click here to listen to the full conversation. — HB & DP
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Here at the Zoysia Village, we're always proceeding on about precisely how amazing Zoysia grass meat will be and it can not only down in order to the fantastic flavour, but furthermore how healthy and balanced it is definitely compared to other lean meats!Buffalo is a incredibly healthy beef that is usually:lower in cholesterolhigher in mineral contentand fewer than half the body fat material of conventional toned meats.But not only that, it is .healthier compared to pork, lamb and chicken breast!While difficult quite the winner in the health proteins category (although still a fairly high %), it excels when it comes to fats % and levels of cholesterol mg, plus is one particular of the best inside words of calories.AND EVEN it's the very best in iron which almost certainly surprising right?And when in comparison with 100g Pork (calories 297, proteins 25.7%, fat 20%) it's still a good victor!As well as buffalo staying super healthy, all of our liquid buffalo has as well got several celebrity reviews, most notably from Gordon Ramsay and Paul Hollywood.https://quamienbac.com/san-pham/thit-trau-gac-bepThus, what are you waiting for?We now have some sort of fantastic selection of diverse cuts for you to choose from including roasts, burgers, ham and even more.
When you are serving food, there are certain guidelines to be followed, certain cautions to adhere to.Any problem which is caused by your food, may that be a lack of attention or the lack of steps taken to ensure health safety, will not only reflect badly but cause you trouble legally.And it only takes a few breaches in their guidelines to endanger your whole business.One of the most important parts of a kitchen that should be cleaned is the vent hood.We provide you with an expert team of cleaners who can take care of every single thing in your kitchen just in case Gordon Ramsay should drop by.Vent hood cleaningOther than cleaning it on a regular basis, a bigger much thorough cleaning should be done once in a while.Being strict with the guidelines of NFPA 96, we assure the cleanliness so that it is perfect in the eyes of the Health and sanitation department.Saving you the hassleOur team can expertly divide your kitchen equipment into parts that are easier to clean.This dismantling should be handled carefully by the hands of professionals.
This story requires our BI Prime membership.To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.MasterClass is an e-learning startup that has raised $136.4 million in funding since 2012.The company offers online courses with celebrities such as Carlos Santana and Gordon Ramsay.David Schriber recently joined MasterClass as its chief marketing officer after 14 years with Nike.The brand's first ad campaign, which stars Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, launched this week with placements in The New York Times, Vogue.com, Manhattan subway stops, and social-media channels.
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FaceApp, the photo editing app that uses artificial intelligence to apply filters, has seen a resurgence of interest in recent days.People have been using the app's "Old" filter to share photos of what they might look like after aging on social media.Celebrities such as rapper Drake and pop group the Jonas Brothers have been using the app too.In recent days, there's been a resurgence of interest in FaceApp, the popular photo app that uses artificial intelligence to apply filters that can make you look older or younger or swap your gender in addition to other effects.The app launched in 2017, but has been flooding social media feeds everywhere over the past several days.Celebrities from rapper Drake to famous chef Gordon Ramsay and pop group the Jonas Brothers have been using the app to see how they might age.
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It is a game that challenges players to come up with the right ingredients to make a particular problem dish taste better.You can take up challenges and compete with other human players.I built software that would allow you to navigate flavor like an expert, even if you’re a novice.”A lot of other cooking games are on mobile devices, including Diner Dash and Glu’s Gordon Ramsay Dash.But a lot of those are about time management rather than learning about cooking.“I wanted something different and wasn’t able to find it somewhere else.”
Or maybe he's always wanted to learn to make Texas brisket like the pros at Snow's and Franklin Barbecue.Whatever his current skill level, if he has "master smoked meat" on his BBQ bucket list, here are some gifts to help him achieve his pit-god goals this Father's Day.There are a number of great BBQ cookbooks to consider, but this is a No.It's from Aaron Franklin, multi-award-winning pitmaster extraordinaire and owner of constantly-lauded Franklin Barbecue in Austin, TX.It covers every part of the process, from customizing your smoker (or even building your own from scratch) to curing wood and creating the ultimate fire for perfect barbecue.And of course, there are recipes for smoking brisket, sausage, ribs and other cuts of meat.
A lot of us mute someone for a while when they've just had a baby, because the sudden influx of a bajillion pictures of a fleshy potato is quite a lot less interesting if said potato isn't related to you.However, the opposite seems to be true when it comes to celebrity babies, judging by Gordon Ramsay's baby son and his giant Instagram following.Oscar James Ramsay is Gordon and Tana Ramsay's fifth child and second boy, but at 18 hours of age, he already had over 18,000 Instagram followers despite only having posted once.Gordon Ramsey's son is 18 hours old and already has his own Instagram account with 18,000 followers.He's also only following eight people back, which is a bit rude.Gordon and Tana's eldest child Megan is 21 years older than the little one, but he doesn't have more followers than her yet (she's at 159k).
We're not entirely sure how vapes, or e-cigarettes, became part of the tech genre, but apparently they are -- as evidenced by all the invites we get to vape launches at fancy locations on Big Tobacco money.But if you're new to the world of vaping, where do you start?So if you're just dipping a toe into the world of e-liquids (that's the stuff inside the vape -- the e-cigarette turns it into lovely vapour for you to inhale, hence the name 'vape' -- it's a vaporiser), start here, with Gizmodo UK's guide to the best vaping starter kits.Juul has quickly become one of the best-known names in UK vaping, and for good reason.Like a restaurant that's been given the Gordon Ramsay treatment, Juul keeps its product selection trim and easy-t0-understand, and this affordable starter kit includes everything you need to become a vapist (note: do not call yourself this).It comes with a USB charging dock and four pods of liquid so you can start figuring out which flavour you like best: Mango Nectar, Royal Creme, Golden Tobacco or Glacier Mint.
If you're looking to start a new marketing campaign, consider these successful ones from major brands.Every year companies, both big and small, launch marketing campaigns to the public -- some are forgettable while others hit hard as intended and attract attention for the brand.There are campaigns that challenge our world-views, inspire us and make us laugh and smile.Creativity can come from all different directions; from cutting-edge technology firms, to billion-dollar athletic brands and a pancake monopoly -- several brands made a mark this year with campaigns that oozed creativity.IHOP -- The International House of BurgersWhen people heard that IHOP (The International House of Pancakes) changed their name to IHOB (The International House of Burgers), the internet went crazy.