China could block TikTok U.S. sale, and Biden spends big on TV ads: Monday Wake-Up Call

china could block tiktok u s sale and biden spends big on tv ads monday wake up call

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Mother ship: Some agencies are ditching big offices after the pandemic, but not Mother New York, which has signed a 61,000-square-foot, 15-year lease at the Roulston House in Gowanus, Brooklyn, to serve as its new headquarters. More from Lindsay Rittenhouse in this week’s Agency Brief. 

‘Delete Uber’: Uber has debuted a racial injustice campaign that tells users: “If you tolerate racism, delete Uber,” writes Ilyse Liffreing. Created to mark the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington, it’s running on social media, in emails and in-app notifications, and will also feature on billboards appearing in 13 major U.S. cities. See it here, and don’t forget to check out Creativity’s live roundup of the week’s Top 5 ad campaigns

Early exits: The premature departure of TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer last week was the latest in a year of surprisingly short stints by executives. Ilyse Liffreing details 12 others here.

Still to come: Zoom, Macy’s and Campbell’s Soup all have results to announce this week, and Disney is releasing “Mulan” on Disney Plus. Check out our Week Ahead roundup here. 

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