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August 2020

Burger King Gently Mocks Hungry Drive-Thru Customers Who Can’t Wait Until They’re Home

Have you ever been to a drive-thru and not reached into the bag for a few hot fries before you've even left the parking lot? Of course not, because to resist that…

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Ben & Jerry’s and Vox Are Launching a Podcast Exploring America’s Racist History

Ben & Jerry's has partnered with Vox to create a podcast that will examine America's history of systematic racism- and how the injustices of slavery continue…

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Why Walmart+ Is Kind of a Letdown

Key Insights: Walmart+ appears to be a defensive move to retain shoppers, not lure Amazon customers. Analysts say Walmart+ perks such as free shipping with an order…

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Former Digital Marketing Director Sues MuteSix, Alleging Gender and Racial Discrimination

A former employee of MuteSix, a DTC-specialized agency acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network in 2019, is suing the agency, alleging racial and gender discrimination as…

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This New Awards Show Is Exclusively Honoring Side Projects

If you have a quarantine side hustle that you're particularly proud of, you just might be in luck: A new awards program opening submissions this week is solely focused…

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3 Burning Questions (and Answers) About Indie Agencies

During Adweek's Breaking the Mold: Creating Long-Term Success for Independent Agencies Live Virtual Summit today, Adweek senior editor, agencies, Doug Zanger, and…

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Meet the Major Players in Google’s Antitrust Battle

Google is playing a waiting game this summer. For months, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based tech giant has been anticipating dueling lawsuits--one from the U.S. Department…

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Microsoft Announces Tool to Help News Orgs Detect Deepfakes Ahead of the Election

As the United States heads into a presidential election at a time when it's harder than ever to root out fake news online, Microsoft is releasing a new tool aimed…

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Adweek Acquires Target Marketing and Publishing Executive

Adweek has acquired three market-leading properties expanding its reach into the performance marketing space. Included in the acquisition from NAPCO Media are Target…

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Netflix Makes Some Popular Shows and Movies Free to Woo New Customers

Key Insight: The promotional tool comes after two months of higher-than-expected subscriber growth for the streamer. Netflix has been testing out a new free sample…

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Old Navy Is Paying Its Employees to Work the Voting Polls on Election Day

To address a nationwide poll worker shortage and encourage employees to vote, Old Navy announced today that it will pay its employees to work at the polls on Election…

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First Encounters With Police: UMC Stars Share Their Experiences in Affecting PSA

Following the police killings and shootings of Black Americans including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and, most recently, Jacob Blake, talent and…

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Facebook Shop: How to Hide a Brand

Facebook recently debuted Facebook Shop, a section within the Facebook mobile application that allows users to browse products, purchase items, and discover brands.…

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To Be or Not to Be a Partisan Brand

In the United States, brands cannot hide from politics. The public knows that your company has a stake in this country's legislative and regulatory battles. The…

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Reddit’s Cheeky Marketing Campaign Encourages Users to Vote

Reddit is encouraging its users to get out and vote with its first brand marketing campaign. Drawing inspiration from how Reddit users engage with one another on…

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InfoSum Lands $15 Million Investment

InfoSum has raised $15.1 million in a funding round led by Upfront Ventures and IA Ventures as the VC outfits attempt to capitalize on shifting privacy requirements…

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