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Prada will stop selling monkey keychains decried as racist

After coming under fire this week for creating a monkey figurine with overly large red lips in a style reminiscent of racist caricatures of black people, Prada apologized and announced Friday that it will stop selling the offending products. .The high-…

Facebook discloses ‘bug’ that opened private photos to apps

Facebook discovered yet another privacy hole in its service. This time there was a flaw in the platform that let apps access people’s photos that should not have been available.On Friday, Facebook disclosed a “bug” in its photos APIthe platform for dev…

Agency Brief: Grills, gloss and a g’day for one agency

If you’re reading this, I have yet to succumb to the avalanche of gotta-get-this-out-the-door-before-2019 pitches or the sheer amount of sugar cookies that have landed on my desk this week. Not sure which one will end me first.Giddy up for a very newsy…

Brands struggle to compete with Amazon on its own turf

It’s perhaps no surprise that Amazon is its own best customer when it comes to advertising on its site, often promoting its own products in top positions. But this has led to frustration among rival brands who have found themselves trying to compete ag…

Facebook Watch is growing but still dwarfed by YouTube

Facebook Watch receives 75 million viewers a day, according to new statistics shared by the company. But despite its growth, the platform is still a fraction the size of its most important rival, YouTube, and some media companies are concerned by the p…

TV Ad Spend Weekly: sleepy days in the ad world

Brands continue to invest heavily in above-the-line content, and television is still seen as the place brands want to be. Each week, in partnership with Kantar Media, The Drum looks at which brands have been investing the most in newly-launched creativ…