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The Wall Street Journal Offers Ad Recall Guarantee to Print Advertisers

As brands shift ad spends due to the coronavirus, The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s Group are giving potential clients an additional incentive to advertise in their print pages. The two News Corp.-owned publications will offer an unusual guarantee to print advertisers who take out an ad between April 1 and June 30, the company… Read More

Olympic Athletes Wash Their Hands and Social Distance in PSAs from Visa

As of last week, Visa–a sponsor of the Olympic Games for over 30 years–had 80% of its Olympics-centric creative completed, and with just four months until the opening ceremony in Tokyo was planning to begin its rollout this spring. Those plans, of course, came to a screeching halt after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced… Read More

Vintage Travel Posters Are Reimagined for Social Distancing

After spending more than three weeks locked away in her two-room apartment in Palo Alto, Calif., Jennifer Baer felt the same pangs of helplessness and heaviness shared by the more than three-quarters of the country currently under stay-at-home orders. A creative designer at NASA, she already felt guilty for not doing more with all the… Read More

Two Faces of the CEO: Is He Better Behind A Desk Than He Is In Front of A Camera?

Two Faces of the CEO: Is He Better Behind A Desk Than He Is In Front of A Camera?

Testify. That’s what the CEO long shot is all about. The man in charge addresses the lone camera and reassures and convinces all by uttering his precious words aloud. Just by making his thoughts known they become real. CEOs are the best magicians! Here’s the leader of Jersey Mike’s thanking his franchise owners, not his […] Read More

Artists Share Their Quarantine/Work From Home Playlists on Pandora

Pandora debuted its Listen In With series Tuesday, featuring quarantine/work from home playlists from musicians. The playlists also include commentary about their track choices and connection to the music, as well as what’s inspiring them and keeping them busy. Listen In With is available on all tiers of the audio-streaming service. Artists available at debut… Read More

WPP Implements Hiring Freeze, Cuts Awards and Postpones Salary Bumps Due to COVID-19

WPP has implemented a number of cost-cutting measures in light of the spread of COVID-19. The holding company said it is freezing new hires, reviewing freelance spend and stopping “discretionary” costs, which include travel, hotels and awards show payments. WPP is also postponing planned salary increases for 2020. Members of WPP’s executive committee, as well… Read More

Spotify Details Changes in Podcasts, Playlists During the Coronavirus Pandemic

In a fitting nod to the era of social distancing, streams of “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” by The Police shot up more than 135% on Spotify in recent weeks. The audio-streaming service analyzed trends on its platform for the week of March 19 through 25, when the coronavirus pandemic confined most people to… Read More

Tumblr Tries to Give People a Break From News About the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tumblr rolled out a new official blog Tuesday,, to help its users cope with the coronavirus pandemic. is not a place for updates related to Covid-19. Rather, it was created to give people “a safe space where they can find positivity in between all the hard news.” Tumblr said the blog will be… Read More

Adweek Together: The Future of Work

Maria Scileppi has had an enviable career. She’s worked for some of the biggest names in advertising, including Young & Rubicam and 72andSunny. She is a past director of the Chicago Portfolio School. And in between, she’s had stints at tech companies Autodesk and Dropbox focusing on the future of work. In February, just as… Read More


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