New Digital Age highlights some of the best stories you should read across the media, marketing and advertising press.
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy says the company could do more to treat workers better
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said Tuesday the company could do more to treat employees better and acknowledged one of its approaches to worker safety during the coronavirus pandemic fell short.
The Guardian 06.10
Amazon opens first UK bricks-and-mortar non-food store
Amazon is bolstering its UK high street presence with the opening of its first non-food physical shop offering its bestselling lines of books, electronics, toys, games and homeware.
Amazon begins ‘exclusive’ ads partnership with Wavemaker
Wavemaker has begun working with Amazon Advertising in an exclusive arrangement in which Amazon data and insights can be directly fed into the media agency’s plans and campaigns.
Amazon is starting Black Friday early with big deals on Apple AirPods, including $70 off the AirPods Pro
It’s a good time to buy a pair of AirPods. To welcome the upcoming holiday season, Amazon is offering some excellent deals on all models of the wireless earbuds, bringing them down to some of the best prices we’ve seen all year.
China Leaps Ahead in Effort to Rein In Algorithms
Beijing is building a system intended to ensure that internet platforms’ automated processes are fair, transparent and in line with Communist Party ideology
Marketing Veteran Lou Paskalis Named President at Ad Association MMA
Mr. Paskalis, most recently a senior marketing and media executive at Bank of America, was tapped to help the trade association continue to broaden its focus
Six hours in the dark: What really happened when Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went down
Facebook’s 60,000 employees could have been forgiven for not wanting to start work on Monday. The social network had faced another week of drubbing from politicians after a former
For some influencers, yesterday’s Facebook outage was a snow day. Others almost lost thousands in brand deals
On Monday, Facebook’s apps, which include Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, experienced an outage for around six hours. In a blogpost late yesterday, Santosh Janardhan
Facebook says sorry for mass outage and reveals why it happened
Facebook has apologized for the mass outage that left billions of users unable to access Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger for several hours.
Performance Marketing World 06.10
Facebook goes dark: How a six-hour outage cost billions
Facebook’s biggest outage since 2008 is a stark reminder for advertisers to spread their bets… and flex their creativity.
Senators demand Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answer questions after whistleblower’s revelations at hearing
As senators absorbed Tuesday’s testimony from the Facebook whistleblower, who leaked the company’s internal research to reporters, they demanded to hear from the person in charge.
FTC Commissioner Advocates ‘Data Minimization’ In Advertising
What if all the privacy-safe, transparent, opt-in and consent-based digital advertising initiatives of the past few years turn out, a few years hence, to have been an entire waste of time?
GENM INVISIBILITY REPORT
The GenM agenda: co-founders say brands ‘need to talk’ more openly about menopause
After its nationwide Invisibility Report revealed the distinct lack of education and support for people going through the menopause, GenM released its open letter pushing for brands to
Google Maps to show the lowest carbon route for car journeys
Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai said the initiative could save 1m tonnes of carbon dioxide a year
Mediatel – A worrying silence as Covid continues
The Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t gone away so why has media coverage been reduced to celebrity anti-vaxers amid relative silence? asks Raymond Snoddy. You can still see Covid-related headlines in the UK press but they mostly concern vaccinations – or more precisely stars who are holding out against vaccination.
‘You’re only as good as your worst customer experience’: Horizontal Digital looks to fill a gap between agencies and consultancies
Horizontal saw an opportunity to take on the Deloittes and Accentures by specializing in Salesforce, and servicing the back-end needs of companies looking to draw customers in.