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Marketing Wrap

Hear the Backstreet Boys Collaborate With Chance the Rapper in Doritos’ Super Bowl Teaser,

GM pulls disputed 'Real People, Not Actors' TV ad,

These Inspiring Short Films Show How Financial Literacy Can Lead to Profound Rewards,

What Is Stoking Investor Interest in Ad Tech and Mar Tech?,

‘Crazy-making’: Small cuts and the possibility of big changes fray Conde Nast morale,

Simple and Spectacular, This Patiently Crafted Ad Transforms Flowers Into Fireworks,

How Slack’s Logo Redesign Solidifies the Brand as the Future of Group Chat,

Watch a Depressed Alexa Knockoff Star in Pringles’ Upcoming Super Bowl Ad,

P&G takes a page from DTC playbook for its skin-care brands,

Michael Bublé Is Convinced Pepsi’s Bubly Is Misspelled in Super Bowl Teaser,

Ludacris Will Star in Mercedes-Benz’s Super Bowl Spot,

Q&A: New York Media’s New Editor in Chief on Reinventing the Brands and Diversifying Revenue Streams,

‘Digital can’t save anyone’: What went wrong at Pier 1 Imports,

Social Media Wrap

Facebook takes down 471 Facebook pages and accounts, as well as 41 Instagram accounts, for coordinated inauthentic behavior originating in Russia,

'Smartphone zombie' fine cheered on Chinese social media,

Spectrum: image processing library from Facebook,

Facebook manager quit after being 'harassed' over views on diversity,

Facebook says it will ask its employees to take down their reviews of Portal devices on Amazon after three employees were caught leaving 5-star reviews,

A popular WordPress plugin leaked access tokens capable of hijacking Twitter accounts,

Former Facebook engineer picks up $15M for AI platform Spell,

Twitter bug revealed some Android users’ private tweets,

Facebook and The Q have been growing HQ trivia competitors overseas,

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter tutorial for Congress is a lesson in workplace generosity,

All In

ScaleFactor, which develops finance software that automates bookkeeping tasks, raises $30M Series B led by Bessemer Venture Partners,

Microsoft Is Pledging $500M for Affordable Housing in the Seattle Area,

Ambrosia charges $8,000 to fill your veins with blood of the young,

John Bogle, who founded Vanguard and revolutionized retirement saving dies at 89,

Crisis on the High Plains:The Loss of America’s Largest Aquifer – Ogallala(2018),

Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet,

F*** You, I Quit – Hiring Is Broken,

The Forward ending 121-year print run,

Masculinity Isn’t a Sickness,

A Stroke Turned a 63-Year-Old into a Rap Legend,

TSA acknowledges financial stress of shutdown is forcing officers to stay home,

How to Find Hidden Cameras and Spy Gear Like a Professional,

"Collection #1" database, which claims to contain records of ~773M unique email addresses and 21M passwords, some of them hashed, shows up on the web,