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10/28/2021

Fiverr, with by The Network's Ostrich Studios, created a global "Something From Nothing" campaign that features an anthem 60-second spot showing the platform's freelance creative talent turn fake brand "Nothing" into a global phenomenon. Fiverr freelancers also contributed to the campaign, which will run across TV, YouTube, Facebook, Reddit and out of home.

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10/28/2021

Neiman Marcus unveiled a "Celebrate Big, Love Even Bigger" holiday campaign that features a spot, created with The Mill, showing a couple, portrayed by dancers Andre Malcolm and Alison Ingelstrom, meeting outside the brand's store and dancing under the snow to "It Had to Be You." The ad is running across NBC, MNTN, Hulu, YouTube and Facebook, and other campaign items include native content, social media, print and digital ads and in-store promotion.

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10/28/2021

Busch Light teamed with David's Bridal to create a branded green or gray camouflage wedding dress, taking inspiration from the brand's camo cans and designed for brides who want an outdoor wedding. The dress, which was designed to be worn for other occasions, is available to buy through Nov. 26 at David's Bridal, and one will be given away for free via an Instagram sweepstakes.

10/28/2021

Facebook and Snap's ad businesses appear to be bearing the brunt of Apple's recent privacy policy changes, industry experts report, with both failing to meet third-quarter projections. They add that Google is getting more money as advertisers move spending and that Twitter's advertiser base relies primarily on the platform for branding rather than direct response.

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SNAP, Twitter
10/28/2021

Amazon is launching its own televisions, 4-Series and Omni Fire, that will support HomeKit and the AirPlay 2 service from Apple. The Omni series includes integrated microphones that enable voice commands.

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The Verge
10/28/2021

Planet Propaganda's campaign for Duluth Trading Co. touts the brand's odor-free men's underwear with an animated spot showing noses react to average underwear compared with the brand's "advanced anti-microbial copper technology that's sure to keep the funk far from your junk." Copy also reads, "Discover a utopia free of funk."

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Duluth Trading Company
10/28/2021

Activista created a short film for the UN Development Programme, which features a Utahraptor named Frankie and voiced by Jack Black interrupting the UN General Assembly and warning humans about climate change and extinction, saying, "At least we had an asteroid, what's your excuse?" The ad is part of the organization's biggest campaign, "Don't Choose Extinction," which is supported by a digital platform designed by Wunderman Thompson.

10/28/2021

Saatchi & Saatchi New York's Daniel Lobaton, chief creative officer, and Raig Adolfo, new chief strategy officer, have been named as co-presidents of the agency. "These appointments reflect our strategic focus on creativity and our commitment to having creatives in leadership at the agency," said Andrew Swinand, CEO of Publicis Groupe Creative US.

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10/28/2021

A TikTok video showing a toddler born during the pandemic meeting a dog for the first time has attracted 5.8 million views and more than 878,000 likes. The clip shows a golden retriever sitting calmly as the little boy touches its nose and allows the dog to give him an ear lick.

10/28/2021

Out of Home Advertising Association of America President and CEO Anna Bager offers an overview of five key data and privacy developments, including the onset of actions against California Consumer Privacy Act violators and new privacy laws going into effect in early 2023 in California, Colorado and Virginia. "While privacy compliance should not be ignored or minimized in this industry, the nature of the out of home industry eliminates some of the more contentious data collection and use practices," writes Bager.

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Billboard Insider