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A Trump 2020 commercial ran during the World Series finale: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Adage India 2019-10-31 15:30:00

Just briefly: 
Despite it all:
“Facebook reported rising ad revenue and users in its quarterly report, showing resilience in the face of recent political turmoil surrounding the company,” Garett Sloane writes in Ad Age. Ad revenue was $17.4 billion, up 28 percent year-on-year.

Resilience: “As wildfires and electrical outages spread across California, ad agencies are shutting down offices and encouraging employees to work from home—where they are often joined by colleagues whose homes are without power,” Ad Age’s Dan Whateley reports.

Job cuts: “Molson Coors is retiring the MillerCoors name—used since 2008 to describe its U.S. division—as part of a broad corporate restructuring plan that includes eliminating between 400 and 500 salaried positions,” Ad Age’s E.J. Schultz reports.

People news: “Jo Ann Ross, one of the advertising industry’s best-known executives, will lead ad-sales efforts at ViacomCBS, the company that is expected to rise from the merger of CBS and Viacom sometime in early December,” Variety reports. Also, Hulu tapped advertising vet Scott Donaton as its new head of creative. Years ago, Donaton served as editor, then publisher of Ad Age. Read more by Ann-Christine Diaz.

Trick (or treat) of the day: Today’s Halloween-themed Google Doodle is a trippy interactive haunted house filled with creepy-but-cool creatures like owls, spiders and vampire bats. It’s fun, and you also might learn something. Such as that owls have feathers on their feet, like built-in slippers. Happy Halloween.

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