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With Its Latest Hire in Atlanta, Zenith Aligns Itself More Closely With Sister Shop Moxie

Publicis Media agency Zenith announced today that Mitch Scharf will take over as managing director of the agency’s Atlanta office. Scharf is evp of client leadership at Moxie, another agency under the Publicis Media umbrella. He will continue to do that job but will now also oversee all Southeast operations for Zenith and be part…[…]

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The parody accounts that make Twitter bearable in the era of Trump

Over the course of his first months in the White House, President Trump notoriously turned Twitter into his personal outlet for unhinged political venting. That of course inspired the creation of dozens of parody accounts that became tools of resistance, coping mechanisms, and light-hearted distractions from the political chaos.  A simple Twitter search for “Donald[…]

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More Changes at Publicis as SapientRazorfish Parts With Global Chief Strategy Officer After 18 Years

Publicis Groupe made more leadership changes at its still-new SapientRazorfish network as global chief strategy officer and former Razorfish CEO Shannon Denton, who also served as head of practices and alliances at the larger Publicis.Sapient “umbrella” group, announced his plans to leave the organization. Denton spent 18 years with Razorfish through its various iterations. He…[…]

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Instagram influencers are utter nonsense, and Fyre Fest proves it

If you spend a lot of time on social media, then you’ve probably heard about music and culture event Fyre Festival — the exclusive Bahamas getaway all the pretty people were headed to this week. If Coachella was for the plebs, Fyre Festival was supposedly for the truly cool. @rose_bertram: “Make sure to get your[…]

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Grey New York Chief Creative Officer Stepping Down to Lead DDB’s Nordic Network

Andreas Dahlqvist, who has served as chief creative officer at Grey New York office for more than two years, announced today that he will be stepping down. According to an internal memo sent out this morning by Debby Reiner, who became the flagship office’s first CEO last December, Dahlqvist “has elected to leave after two-and-a-half…[…]

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The internet questions the logic of smuggling nukes in bales of weed

“What if Kim Jong-un snuck nukes into the U.S. … in weeeed?” No, that’s not a question posed by a dude outside a Hardee’s. It was a scenario imagined by a member of Congress.  SEE ALSO: The U.S. government grows some seriously garbage weed for research During a briefing Wednesday, Brad Sherman raised some concerns[…]

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These Were Last Week’s 5 Biggest Spenders on New TV Ads

If you watched any television last week, chances are you saw new ads from LG, Walmart and Burger King. You may also have noticed some trailers for new Warner Bros. movies or gotten a certain Hyundai jingle stuck in your head. Advertisers spent nearly $ 871 million on broadcast placement for the week of April[…]

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Twitter trolls Trump’s anti-immigrant hotline with calls about space aliens

Seen a space alien lately? Maybe you should tell Donald Trump about it.  On Wednesday, his administration unveiled  the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office, or VOICE, which gave out a hotline number for those impacted by “criminal aliens.” (Back to that in a second.) SEE ALSO: Twitter celebrates Trump’s first 100 days with the[…]

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At 60, Mark Monteiro Is Thriving in the Youth-Centric Ad World by Avoiding the Temptation to Live in the Past

Unless you’re lucky enough to be a CEO, advertising is a notoriously difficult industry to thrive in past the age of 50. Many veteran creatives increasingly find themselves edged out in favor of fresher, more affordable talent. But Mark Monteiro has a different story–one that’s not about getting demoted, pushed out or laid off. Approaching…[…]

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Facebook’s fake news problem was so bad even Barack Obama talked to him about it

After a long, confusing, fake news-filled 2016 election in which Donald Trump became President of the United States, Barack Obama was one of the many people to take shots at Facebook’s role in spreading fake news. But according to a new New York Times Magazine article published online on Tuesday, Obama didn’t just complain about[…]

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U.S. embassies are promoting Mar-a-Lago online and people are pissed

Several embassies of the United States would like you to know about Mar-a-Lago. The one in the United Kingdom was promoting Trump’s extravagant resort on its website earlier on Monday. The one in Albania is still promoting the place on its Facebook page. Have you heard of Mar-a-Lago? Perhaps you have.  Mar-a-Lago is the Florida[…]

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Deutsch Welcomes New Group Planning Director to Its New York Office

Deutsch recently welcomed Michelle Rowley as group planning director on Johnson & Johnson’s global Acuvue account and new business efforts. She started in the role on April 3. “Michelle’s passionate about finding strategic insights that will take our creative and our client’s business to new levels,” Deutsch New York CEO Val DiFebo said in a…[…]