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Marketing Wrap

How Retailers Are Turning Plastic Bag Bans Into a Branding Opportunity, adweek.com

Planters kills off its mascot in supposed Super Bowl commercial leak, adage.com

Publishers and marketers are mostly absent from key group deciding what comes after the third-party cookie, digiday.com

Architectural Digest turns 100—and looks younger than it has in years, adage.com

The latest YouTube brand safety ‘crisis’ shows advertisers are taking a more nuanced approach, digiday.com

Snickers aims to ‘Fix the World’ with its upcoming Super Bowl spot, adage.com

The inside story of the four-day workweek, digiday.com

How Hearst is building an ‘experiences’ business, digiday.com

Why You Should Think Irrationally in 2020 Like These Brands Did, adweek.com

Advertisers see early promise in TikTok’s self-serve ad platform, digiday.com

Bloomberg Focuses on Climate Change With New Vertical, adweek.com

Social Media Wrap

Facebook says it plans to hire 1,000 workers in the UK this year, with over half in technology, bringing its total in the UK to over 4,000, reuters.com

SCOTUS declines to review Facebook facial recognition case, meaning FB will likely face a class-action suit alleging its photo-tagging feature violated IL law, thehill.com

Instagram for Windows 95, behance.net

India likely to force Facebook, WhatsApp to identify the originator of messages, techcrunch.com

Facebook speeds up AI training by culling the weak, techcrunch.com

If you look on social media, it's all love stories and no divorce. But that's not life | Derecka Purnell, theguardian.com

Trump compared climate-change activists to “radical socialists” at Davos, qz.com

A social activist’s radical plan to use human relationships to fix the broken economy, qz.com

Twitter Saw 6.1 Billion K-Pop-Related Tweets in 2019, adweek.com

All In

Glenn Greenwald Charged With Cybercrimes in Brazil, nytimes.com

Deaf man sues Pornhub over lack of closed captions in violation of the ADA., go.com

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's phone 'hacked by Saudi crown prince', theguardian.com

Boeing has officially stopped making 737 Max airplanes, cnn.com

Amazon to ramp up counterfeit reporting to law enforcement, reuters.com

Tencent plans a major update to WeChat and is inviting select users to try out a new short video publishing feature, to counter ByteDance Douyin app's dominance, bloomberg.com

Sources: Apple dropped plan to encrypt backups of devices in iCloud about two years ago, after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, reuters.com

Summer Sea Ice Could End This Decade: The Voyage to the End of Ice, quantamagazine.org

Lego made an International Space Station kit, including Space Shuttle and robotic arm, techcrunch.com