Brands crash Area 51 parties. And AT&T considers offloading DirecTV: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our daily newsletter. You can also get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Whassup? Now take me to your leader Bud Light is the official sponsor of the Area 51 Celebration happening in Las Vegas tonight, and the brand made extraterrestrial-themed beer cans for the occasion. It also has a fridge of beer stocked just for aliens, should any turn up. But let’s back up, because this requires some explanation. It all started with an internet joke urging a raid on the Area 51 military facility in the Nevada desert; legend has it that alien spacecraft are held there. The joke “quickly grew into a potentially real thing (putting many, including the Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration, on edge),” as Ad Age’s Ann-Christine Diaz writes. And now there are a few parties happening in Nevada instead; at one of them, Arby’s will hand out “Frying Objects,” aka fries. To recap: A jokey meme about hunting for extraterrestrials led to plans for a potentially dangerous uprising, which turned into an excuse for parties, which opened up possibilities for corporate sponsorship. 2019 is wild. A murky future for DirecTV On a more serious note, AT&T is considering parting with its DirecTV unit, which it bought in 2015, The Wall Street Journal reports. The Journal... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2019-09-19 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Zuckerberg faces Congress as Facebook prepares to debut news tab: Thursday Wake-Up Call

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-24 10:29:51 UTC ]
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The FBI’s unusual Facebook ads, and bad news on TV ratings: Thursday Wake-Up Call

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-03 10:00:00 UTC ]
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A delightfully absurd ad goes viral. Plus, the latest Kim Kardashian West branding controversy: Friday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up here. What people are talking about today A 3-year-old ad went viral yesterday; it’s a lovely tale with a surprise... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-06-28 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Final takeaways and confessions from Cannes. Plus, America's Hottest Brands: Monday Wake-Up Call

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-06-24 10:25:28 UTC ]
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Uber CMO departs and brands storm Cannes: Monday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up here.   What people are talking about today: Just a month after its IPO, Uber’s COO Barney Harford and CMO Rebecca... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-06-10 10:26:30 UTC ]
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Thursday Wake-Up Call: A brouhaha about the Oscars. Plus, will Tronc sell its newspapers?

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app. What people are talking about today: The Chicago Tribune has a scoop... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-08-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tuesday Wake-Up Call: AT&T's ad-tech ambitions. Plus, CBD brands explode

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[ Advertising Age | 2018-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Your Thursday Wake-Up Call: Time Inc.'s Future Might Involve the Koch Brothers. Plus, P&G's Surprise

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[ Advertising Age | 2017-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Your Thursday Wake-Up Call: Sports Illustrated's World Series Prophecy. Plus, WPP Takes Legal Action

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[ Advertising Age | 2017-11-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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LVMH bids for Tiffany and Disney media review causes controversy: Monday Wake-Up Call

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-28 10:22:02 UTC ]
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WPP returns to growth and Facebook News offers publishers ‘free money’: Friday Wake-Up Call

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-25 10:25:54 UTC ]
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TikTok is banning political ads, Taboola buys Outbrain, plus the latest from the ANAs : Friday Wake-Up Call

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-04 10:00:00 UTC ]
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ANA’s annual conference starts. And Nike confronts a doping scandal: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-02 10:00:00 UTC ]
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What you missed at Day One of Advertising Week: Tuesday Wake-Up Call

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-09-24 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook rolls out more ‘playful’ ad formats: Friday Wake-Up Call

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-09-20 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Tinder is making a choose-your-own-adventure streaming series: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-09-18 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Walmart removes pro-gun T-shirts and Verizon sells Tumblr: Tuesday Wake-Up Call

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-08-13 10:25:56 UTC ]
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Snapchat infiltrates Instagram. And Edelman drops a controversial client: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-07-31 10:11:28 UTC ]
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Procter & Gamble, a U.S. soccer sponsor, backs the women’s team's fight for equal pay: Monday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up here. What people are talking about today Procter & Gamble’s Secret deodorant brand, an official sponsor of U.S.... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-07-15 10:00:00 UTC ]
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