The FBI’s unusual Facebook ads, and bad news on TV ratings: 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. The FBI’s unusual Facebook campaign The FBI has found an interesting use for targeted Facebook ads: to recruit Russian spies. CNN reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is running ads in Russian in the Washington D.C. area, apparently in hopes of reaching Russian spies who want to switch sides. One depicts a chess set and reads, in Russian, "Isn't it time for you to make your move?"  The FBI told CNN it couldn’t comment, though it added: “The FBI will use all legal means available to locate individuals with information that can help protect the United States from threats to our national security." (Facebook ads have come up in U.S.-Russia relations before, when Russia used them to try to influence the 2016 presidential race.) The FBI’s new ads are viewable on Facebook’s ad library. Also, apparently the FBI could use a new copywriter? CNN says “some of the Russian in the ads is awkwardly phrased or contains typos—an indication they may not have been written by a native Russian speaker.” ‘Masters of Marketing’ The start of the Association of National Advertisers’ annual “Masters of Marketing” conference coincided with bad news for the corporate world: The Dow Jones Industrial Average... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

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[ Folio Magazine | 2011-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Folio Magazine | 2011-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ AdWeek | 2011-05-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Folio Magazine | 2011-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ AllThingsD | 2011-04-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Folio Magazine | 2011-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ AllThingsD | 2011-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Folio Magazine | 2011-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Folio Magazine | 2011-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Media Week | 2011-03-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Folio Magazine | 2011-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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