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Marketing Wrap

Amazon’s Holiday Ad, Full of Singing Boxes, Is One of Its Cutest Spots Yet, adweek.com

Cheddar is launching general news offshoot, expects $11 million in revenue this year, digiday.com

Pornhub Made a Song by Using Sex Toys as Instruments (SFW-ish), adweek.com

IHOP Brings on Droga5 as Agency of Record Ahead of Its 60th Anniversary, adweek.com

The North Face Mixes Childlike Fantasy and Impossible Stunts in Breathtaking Ski Ad, adweek.com

The slow growth of news subscriptions in the UK, in 4 charts, digiday.com

How Nissan weaned itself off the click-through rate, digiday.com

About Face: How the iPhone X Could Change Brand Marketing, adage.com

Microsoft Word Is Getting a Resume Assistant From LinkedIn, adweek.com

Director Valerie Weiss on strong female leads in storytelling , thedrum.com

Social Media Wrap

Sean Parker says social media networks like Facebook exploit a vulnerability in human psychology and wonders about effects on productivity and children, axios.com

Senators push to ditch social security numbers in light of Equifax hack, techcrunch.com

No, Facebook isn't spying on you. At least not with the microphone, theguardian.com

Source: Snapchat redesign coming Dec. 4, app will still open to camera, all friend-based comms move to left, all crowdsourced, partner, celeb stories to right, businessinsider.com

Facebook will teach the unemployed digital/social media skills in 30 cities, techcrunch.com

Is social media getting in the way of our happiness?, mashable.com

Twitter pauses verification requests in wake of white supremacy scandal, mashable.com

Trump Campaign’s Digital Director Says He Didn’t Know Russian Bots Were on Twitter During the Election, adweek.com

Skyscanner buys Twizoo to add social content shout-outs to travel reviews, techcrunch.com

Facebook expands its Marketplace section with housing rentals, techcrunch.com

All In

Entrepreneurs Aren’t a Special Breed – They’re Mostly Rich Kids, asia.finance

'Incel': Reddit bans misogynist men's group blaming women for their celibacy, theguardian.com

I poured my blood, sweat and life savings into my restaurant. It ruined my life., torontolife.com

Male status and performance moderates female-directed behaviours, plos.org

The Bitcoin bubble – Greater fool theory, economist.com

Bob Lutz: Kiss the good times goodbye, autonews.com

Quake on an oscilloscope, lofibucket.com

Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Mosaic’, wired.com

Wikileaks releases CIA “Vault 8” malware source code and analysis, wikileaks.org

TripAdvisor begins placing badges next to hotels identified as locations of sexual assault; badges will remain up to three months, or longer if issues persist, nytimes.com

Plastic-eating caterpillars could save the planet, economist.com

China's Race to Find Aliens First, theatlantic.com