Get ready for Ad Age Next: Leaders from the publishing world will share their expertise at Ad Age Publishing: Next, a half-day conference on Nov. 14 in Manhattan. Speakers include Pam Wasserstein, CEO, New York Media, Jessica Pels, editor-in-chief, Cosmopolitan and Josh Stinchcomb, global chief revenue officer, The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s Group. Register here.
Droga5 shakeup: Droga5 has made a series of creative promotions in its first shakeup since the acquisition by Accenture Interactive, writes Ad Age’s Ann-Christine Diaz. Among the moves, Chief Creative Officer Neil Heymann becomes the agency's first-ever global chief creative officer, while Executive Creative Directors Felix Richter and Tim Gordon step into Heymann's former role as co-chief creative officers.
Moving: Taras Wayner is leaving his post as chief creative officer at Saatchi & Saatchi New York to join Wunderman Thompson as chief creative officer, North America, writes Ad Age's I-Hsien Sherwood.
Tumbling: Ford's third-quarter net income has fallen by nearly 60 percent, reports the New York Times. The company booked $1.5 billion in charges mainly for restructuring, and Chinese and U.S. sales dropped.
Campaign of the day: Gap is opting for a more emotional tone in its holiday advertising this year, writes Ad Age’s Adrianne Pasquarelli (yes, holiday advertising is here already). In a departure from its "typical jazzy musical numbers of previous campaigns that doubled down on nostalgia," says Pasquarelli, its anthem spot, by Johannes Leonardo, follows the growth of a young boy, his single mother and his trusty red Gap hoodie. Also, it won’t air on TV, but on digital media only. Watch it here.
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