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Heather Fletcher is senior content editor with Target Marketing.

Denny Hatch is the author of six books on marketing and four novels, and is a direct marketing writer, designer and consultant. His latest book is “Write Everything Right!” Visit him at dennyhatch.com.

Ten states will start collecting sales tax from out-of-state online retailers, thanks to a series of new laws created in response to the South Dakota vs. Wayfair case the U.S. Supreme Court decided in June.

It seems the rest of American video ad buyers are finding out something Target Marketing readers already knew — the plurality of video advertisement views come from thrill-seekers. About 41 percent of American video ad viewers want that adrenaline boost, Strike Social announced on Tuesday in an email sent to Target Marketing with the subject line “Thrill-seekers Watch the Most YouTube Ads.”

When I attended grade school back in the Paleozoic Era, my classmates and I loved our weekly spelling contests where, no matter who our facilitator was, we looked not only to master our assigned words but also to tackle some wild card selections. Millions of years later, I still geek out on these letter placement challenges and am thankful that Google Trends recently released a map of the most misspelled word in each state, with some of the troublemakers striking me as “beautiful” reminders of how even common utterances can catch us by “surprise.”

Yesterday during his press conference, President-elect Donald Trump vowed to bring jobs to the states whose voters helped him win. He talked about car manufacturing jobs that will remain in the U.S. once he takes office in a few days and the companies that won’t be offshoring work because of his intervention.

On Wednesday, a Minnesota man in a healing profession was being skewered on social media for allegedly luring a lion out of an animal conservancy in Zimbabwe and shooting the animal with a bow and arrow on July 6. ... The impact on his business offers marketers an extreme cautionary tale about vetting vendors, because casting blame on them in a crisis may not save the brand.

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