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Publicis Groupe Exceeds Q3 Expectations With Organic Revenue Down 5.6%

Publicis Groupe became the first of the major holding companies to report its Q3 earnings, coming in ahead of analyst and internal expectations with an organic revenue decline not as sizable as predicted. Organic revenue declined 5.6% for the quarter, year over year, ahead of a -8.9% consensus forecast across 20 analysts. In July, Publicis…
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YouTube Ramps Up Its Efforts Against QAnon-Related Content

YouTube said Thursday that it is updating its policies on hate and harassment to include the prohibition of content that suggests that someone is complicit with conspiracy theories such as QAnon or Pizzagate. The Google-owned video site clarified that context is taken into account, so content such as news stories discussing those topics without targeting…
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Airlines and Airports Hope to Encourage Travel With Testing

Left with a patchwork of testing options and domestic quarantines in the face of a public health crisis, travelers have had to ask themselves an odd question: Would they really get a Covid test at the airport salon that also does pedicures? XpresSpa, which calls itself the world’s largest airport spa company with more than…
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LinkedIn: How to Delete a Stories Post

LinkedIn recently rolled out its Stories feature, which allows users to share short videos or photos that appear at the top of other users’ feeds. If you share a LinkedIn Stories post that you later want to delete, our guide will show you how to do just that. Note: These screenshots were captured in the…
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Snapchat Sounds Rolls Out Globally With an Exclusive Preview of Justin Bieber’s New Song

Snapchat globally rolled out its answer to TikTok and Instagram Reels Thursday, Snapchat Sounds, after testing the feature in Australia and New Zealand since August. Sounds is only available on iOS to start. Snapchatters can add music to their Snaps, either pre-capture or post-capture, from a curated catalog of music from emerging and established artists….
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HBO Commissions 4 Muralists to Depict the Latinx Diaspora in New York

The Latinx community in New York has a complex, abundant history. HBO recently spotlighted that history through art with an out-of-home campaign celebrating Siempre, Luis, its new documentary following the political activism of Luis A. Miranda Jr., father of Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. The network commissioned four local artists–Carlos J. Martinez, Dister Rondon, Danny Peguero…
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Why Data Scientists Must Act as Mediators and Translators Between IT and Marketing

Cats and dogs have some serious communication issues. For one, cats raise their tails when they are angry, while dogs wag their tails when they are happy. A playful dog can inadvertently start a physical conflict for just waving his tail in front of a cranky cat, who’d say, “Do you know whom you’re raising…
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Would You Like to Know the Carbon Footprint of Your Meal?

For years now, restaurants have been displaying the nutritional value of their meals on their menus. But did you ever wonder what the carbon footprint of that bowl of Broccoli Cheddar Soup you were eating the other day was? Well, fast-casual chain Panera is now going to tell you. The purveyor of baked goods, sandwiches,…
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With Masks the Norm, Schick Positions Eyebrows as the New Lips

While face masks help prevent the spread of Covid-19, they can also make communication difficult not just by muffling the speaker’s voice, but also because they hide nonverbal cues that come from facial gestures using the nose, mouth and chin. That leaves the eyes, eyebrows and forehead to do more of the talking. Focusing on…
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Amber Ruffin on the ‘Crazy’ Challenges of Launching a Late-Night Show During a Pandemic

Traditionally, late-night talk show hosts are able to gauge which skits and one-liners land with their large live studio audiences. But for Amber Ruffin, the host and executive producer of Peacock’s new The Amber Ruffin Show, unusual circumstances have led to atypical experiences: Broadcasting from an almost completely empty studio, she only has to make…
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