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Trump Shuts Down Manufacturing Council After More CEOs Resign in Protest

President Donald Trump has disbanded his American Manufacturing Council after several CEOs departed in protest of his response to a the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. CEOs from 3M, Campbell Soup Company and Johnson & Johnson announced that they would be leaving the council shortly before Trump tweeted he would be shutting it...

3 Covers, 1 Message About Trump and White Supremacy

So many words have been entered into the record on the week in Charlottesville that it overwhelms. And as the mind searches for clarity, three magazine covers, from The New Yorker, The Economist and Time provide just that, with chilling efficacy. Our cover this week pic.twitter.com/lYD3HLXvSC -- The Economist (@TheEconomist) August 17, 2017 TIME's new...

To Attract New Hires From Out of Town, a Cincinnati Agency Created a Tinder Profile…for Cincinnati

Getting to know a new city is a little bit like going on a blind date. After arriving at this insight while trying to think of ways to recruit new talent from out of town, Possible Cincinnati had an idea. The agency used Tinder to find a prospective employee from a larger city and, after...

WPP Is the Big Winner In Pharma Giant Sanofi’s $1 Billion Global Review

French pharma company Sanofi today resolved a five-month review of all of its marketing partnerships, most significantly adding WPP to its roster and assigning additional responsibilities to Havas. WPP won the majority of the business, and GroupM's Mindshare will be the client's new global media agency of record, handling ad planning and buying duties for...

T Magazine Announces Several Additions and Promotions

Ahead of its fall fashion issue, T Magazine announces a number of new hires and promotions. Details below: Thessaly La Force joins the publication as features director. La Force had most recently served as editor in chief of Garage Magazine, which covers the intersection of art and fashion. She has previously served as a senior...

Sprout Social Just Brought Its Bot Builder Tool to Facebook Messenger

Sprout Social introduced Bot Builder for Twitter in June, enabling developers to easily create, preview and deploy chat bots. Starting on Aug. 22, developers of Facebook Messenger bots get to play, too. Like its Twitter counterpart, Bot Builder for Facebook Messenger speeds and eases the process of creating, previewing and deploying Messenger bots, without having...

Carl Franzen Is Now the Man at Inman

In this week's introductory note, Carl Franzen reveals that he is one of a number of University of Missouri alumni on the staff of Inman, a website that covers real estate. The incoming editor in chief also tips his hat at the impressive digital tenure of his new home: Inman has been covering the bleeding...

How Corporate Distrust Is Reshaping Advertising

A stranger approaches you and tries to sell you a new watch. How much do you trust this person? For millions of Americans, advertisers and corporations have become like strangers with ulterior motives--meaning that they aren't to be trusted and aren't worth paying attention to. A Gallup poll recently revealed that only 6 percent of...

USA Today Editorial Board Calls on Congress to Censure Trump

In September, as the presidential election neared, USA Today's editorial board made the unprecedented move to effectively un-endorse Donald Trump, the first time in its history it had weighed in on a candidate in such a way. And during the past few days, as editorial pages from various newspapers weighed in on President Trump's both-sides...

Sid Lee Launched a Peace Competition With This Insane, Psychedelic Anthem

It feels like the world is in absolute chaos right now, especially here in the U.S. following the violence on display in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. Now, more than ever, the country is in need of images of peace. Sid Lee and MASSIVart want designers, creatives and illustrators to help create these new symbols of...

Ogilvy Promotes 2 New Co-Chief Creative Officers in the U.S.

Ogilvy & Mather today announced the promotion of two veteran creatives to co-lead its U.S. network. Joe Sciarrotta and Alfonso Marian will share the U.S. chief creative officer title and form a new stateside management team alongside U.S. CEO Lou Aversano and chief strategy officer Steve Zaroff, who begins his new role next month after...

Google Maps Now Lets Users Post Questions and Answers on Business Pages

Google is rolling out a new social feature in Google Maps, allowing users to post and answer questions on business listings. With this release, users can find a section on every business listing, where they can post questions, answer questions posted by other users, and read and "upvote" questions and answers that have already been...

Mic Lays Off 25 People as It Refocuses on Being ‘the Leader in Visual Journalism’

As Business Insider reported, Mic joined a growing list of digital media companies today by laying off 25 employees to focus more on video content. The move mostly affected Mic's newsroom and editorial teams, though many departments were affected. "We made these tough decisions because we believe deeply in our mission to make Mic the...

What Ad Professionals Can Do to Foster Positive Change in the Age of Trump

On Wednesday, as in many days over the past year, I woke up from a fitful night of sleep. What has happened to our world? To our strength in unity? To our freedom from oppression that we have fought for (and for which many of our brothers and sisters are still fighting?) My head is...

Deloitte Acquires Acne to Expand Its European Operation and Picks Up Chipotle Assignment

It has been a busy week for Deloitte. The global consultancy added another creative agency to its ranks with Deloitte North West Europe's acquisition of Stockholm-based European creative agency Acne. Founded in 1996, Acne has offered creative, digital, strategic, film and digital services for clients including Ikea, Spotify, H&M, Max and Telenor. The agency snagged...

The Martin Agency Turned a 48-Year-Old Tourism Slogan Into a Call for Tolerance

Back in 1969, it was a playfully controversial tagline. Today, one small tweak turned it into a statement of tolerance and solidarity in an increasingly divided America. The Martin Agency of Richmond, Va., responded to the violence and hatred displayed in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend by telling as many people as possible that its home...

An Agency Helped Create This Incredible Music Video Celebrating Feminism in the Modern Arab World

Lebanese alternative rock band Mashrou' Leila's vision of the Middle East today is an amalgam of varied and sometimes contradictory influences, from the historical to the political. "Worms sculpt my body now/ The earth cradles my skin/ Why'd you sell me to the Romans?" So sings lead vocalist Hamed Sinno in his group's latest single...

LinkedIn’s Active Status Feature Shows You When Contacts Are Online

LinkedIn released a new Active Status feature, allowing users to see when their contacts are active on LinkedIn, or available on mobile. With this update, when a user visits a contact's profile, they'll see a green dot next to the user's profile photo if the user is currently using LinkedIn. If the green dot has...

Google and Vogue Are Bringing Voice-Activated Content From the Magazine to Home Devices

Want to know what it's like to interview Jennifer Lawrence? Google Home can tell you. Check out our full coverage. Google and Vogue inked a partnership that brings the magazine's September issue to the voice-activated Home devices by prompting consumers to ask a handful of questions about the issue's celebrity coverage, hinting that Google Home...

This Salt Brand’s First Ad in 20 Years Creates an Animated Winter Miracle in High Summer

After 20 years of commercial silence in South Africa, salt brand Cerebos gives us "Snow"--a story whose subject might surprise you, given the location. That is, unless you were once a kid who grew up in a place where snow exists only as a charming concept, and not something to shovel. The FCB Durban spot,...

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