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Netflix Considering Content Pact With SoftBank in Japan — Going Up Against Hulu, Which Has 1 Million Subscribers in the Country Netflix and Japanese telecom SoftBank Group are considering forming a content partnership for the videostreaming service, which is set to start in Japan on Sept. 2. SoftBank will also sell Netflix subscriptions in the country through its retail shops, the two companies said in a statement in Tokyo on Monday.

In Uber's Quest to Win Over China, Tencent Blocks the Way — Uber Accounts on WeChat, Tencent's Messaging Service, Mysteriously Deactivated China's dominant ride-hailing app has powerful friends. Among the backers of the car-booking app Didi Kuaidi is Tencent, owner of the country's most popular messaging app, WeChat.

Working Not Working Gets Funding From Droga5, Airbnb — "Working Not Working" is growing up. The job platform founded in 2012 to streamline the process of hiring and getting hired for freelance work has just received a financial and advisory boost from top companies including Droga5 and Airbnb.

Linda Kaplan Thaler on Vision: 'Forget About It' — Here's Linda Kaplan Thaler's assessment on what it takes to do breakthrough advertising: "If you don't have great clients who are willing to walk the plank with you, then it's a tree that falls in the forest and nobody can hear it."
Aug 24, 2015

RT @adage: Linda Kaplan Thaler on Vision: 'Forget about it; focus on what you can do today.'

Apple Spotlights Apple Pay in iPhone Spot — Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by, a company that catalogs, tags and measures activity around TV ads in real time. The New Releases here ran on TV for the first time yesterday.

'Madden: The Movie' Might Make Your Eyes Explode — EA Sports, Heat Go Way Over the Top to Promote Latest Installment of Franchise EA Sports and its agency Heat are known for going way over the top when it comes to promoting the Madden NFL franchise.

Trulia Prices Playmobil Mansion at $6 Million — It looks like Trulia is getting into the toy business. The real estate site recently placed a valuation on Playmobil's new toy mansion at $6 million -- that is, if it were life-sized and located in Malibu, California.

Do You Worship at the Altar of Bacon? If So, This Club's for You — Do you worship at the altar of bacon? Perhaps this club is for you. Danish bacon brand Danepak has started a new organization, the "Serious Bacon Club," billed as "a haven for the thousands of men an women who struggle to get through a single day without so much as a whiff of sizzling bacon."

'Cheer the Walking Dead' Has Fun With L.A. Zombies — On Sunday, AMC will debut Fear the Walking Dead, the much-anticipated prequel to the Walking Dead. To celebrate, freelance creatives and Walking Dead superfans Charlie Noback and Brian Engleman took the liberty to create @CheertheWalkingDead on Instagram, showing creative ways the Zombie Apocalypse has taken over Los Angeles, the setting of the new series.

'Madden: The Movie' Might Make Your Eyes Explode — EA Sports and its agency Heat are known for going way over the top when it comes to promoting the Madden franchise. Last year, to promote Madden 15, they created an outrageous music video starring actors Dave Franco and Kevin Hart in a ridiculously funny, but totally ridiculous game of oneupsmanship.
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Aug 04, 2015

Muppet horror! New unboxing ad for Three Mobile is worth the (long) watch.

Aug 03, 2015

@yogmoney You're the best. Thanks for being a part of #AASmallAgency. I think you've inspired many.

Jul 28, 2015

RT @MarcusThomasCle: Thanks @CreativityMag for "editor's pick" nod. Condoms So Thin You'll Have to Think About Grandma to Have a Good Time…

Jul 24, 2015

RT @washingtonian: DC’s government has an official font, and it’s the same as Shake Shack’s

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