24 Hours in Advertising: Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

The Hot List results are in, Jack Ma is a media visionary and Facebook CEO slams Apple

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Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked.

Buzzing on Adweek:

Adweek's 2014 Hot List

Take a look at this year's Hot List, featuring the hottest magazines, TV shows and more. (Adweek)

People.com gathers consumer data through giveaway program

With the help of consumer data company Poshly, People.com is collecting important information about its audience through beauty product giveaways. (Adweek)

How one agency uses Instagram to help clients 

LA-based agency theAmplify has turned to Instagram to help pair clients with brands and influencers. (Adweek)

Jack Ma launches Alibaba to success 

The Alibaba founder is this year's media visionary for leading his e-commerce company to a $25 billion IPO. (Adweek)


Around the Web:

Zuckerberg slams Apple's ad business

In an interview with Time magazine, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explains his plan for world domination and calls out Apple CEO Tim Cook. (Time)

Rovio cuts its staff

Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, cut 110 members of its staff, or about 14 percent of its total workforce. (The Drum)

The New Republic halts production

After a number of editors and staff announced they would be leaving the publication, The New Republic announced it won't publish another issue until next February. (The New York Times)

Gap's latest campaign is a flop

The company's big Dress Normal campaign hasn't helped the brand's sales, which were down roughly 4 percent this quarter. (The Independent)

Facebook pushes ahead with autoplay videos

The social networking site continues ahead with autoplay video ads in the News Feed, even on mobile. (NASDAQ)

Walmart will change "I can't breathe" line in TV spot

The company announced it would be changing one of its TV spots that uses the line "I Can't Breathe" because of its similarities to the recent Eric Garner case. (Media Post)

Starbucks gets fancy

The coffee chain continued its expansion, opening up a massive, 15,000-square-foot flagship store complete with two coffee bars, a restaurant and a library. (Fast Company)


Industry Shake-Ups:

Kraft consolidation winners

Leo Burnett gained seven new Kraft brands from Jell-O to Cool Whip while Crispin added three brands to its roster including Velveeta. (Adweek)

Ogilvy rejoins the beer business

Ogilvy & Mather's Chicago office will take over creative for Corona Light and Modelo Especial. (Adweek)


@ktjrichards katie.richards@adweek.com Katie Richards is a staff writer for Adweek.
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