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Editor, and Creativity Editor, Advertising Age — Advertising Age

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50 Companies Creatives Would 'Kill to Work for Full Time' — For the third year, creative networking site Working Not Working has released an annual list of the top 50 companies creatives would "kill to work full-time for." Derived from a survey of 300 Working Not Working members, this year's lineup included 25 companies that made the list for the third time in a row.

Under Armour's Rousing Ad Leaves Stephen Curry's Past Behind — For Stephen Curry, the past is just that, in a rousing new ad from Under Armour and Droga5. Titled "Make That Old," the film asserts that the popular Golden State Warriors point guard is neither one to rest on his laurels, nor one to be destroyed by defeat.

REI's '#OptOutside' 2016 New American Tradition — This year, $2.4 billion outdoor lifestyle retailer and co-op REI is once again closing its 149 stores on Black Friday for the return of its celebrated "#OptOutside" program. But now, with the backing of a slew of official partners, the company aims to make the program a new post-Thanksgiving tradition.

Gamers, Nintendo's Insanely Interchangeable Switch System May Make Your Head Explode — Gamers, hold onto your heads because they just might explode after you watch this new video introducing Nintendo's new gaming system, Nintendo Switch. The platform is a flexible system that allows you take your game seamlessly from console-style play on a large screen in your living room, to practically anywhere, on the go, via a modular controller, dubbed the "Joy-Con," that splits apart and connects to a handheld mobile device.

Movember Is Coming, and Now Guys Can Pay With Their Balls to Trim Their 'Staches — Movember is coming, and the hairy movement that encourages men to grow 'staches in November to raise awareness for cancers afflicting men is now getting extra support, from a men's grooming boutique that's letting customers "Pay With Your Balls."

Facebook Live's First Ad Campaign Shines Light on Its Users — Facebook has its users to thank for its first campaign promoting Facebook Live, a top priority for the company. The social media platform has used content created by its own community in a series of quirky vignettes designed to show others what the product is about.

Facebook Live Turned to Its Own Users for First Ad Campaign — "It's still relatively young for us, but it's been a hit," said VP-Marketing Rebecca Van Dyck. The product debuted in April to the general public, and since then, those broadcasting live at any minute has quadrupled. The platform has also seen broadcasts from all seven continents -- as well as from outer space.

Disney and LACMA Mash Up Fine Art and Iconic Characters in Snapchat Fairy Tales — Disney has teamed up with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on a Snapchat campaign that retells the entertainment giant's classic stories via an unexpected canvas -- fine art. Starting this month, on the @OhMyDisney and @LACMA Snapchat accounts, we'll see stories such as "Beauty and the Beast" revisited through works from LACMA's collection, which contains more than 130,000 pieces of art from all around the world.

Mads Mikkelsen Is an Enigmatic Hitman in Sexy Thriller for the Ford Edge — As BMW will soon debut the return of BMW Films, another car brand has delivered a celebrity-fronted big production, "Le Fantome." Created out of WPP Ford global agency GTB, the sultry thriller was directed by RSA Films' Jake Scott and stars Mads Mikkelsen, who's set to appear in two of the year's most anticipated films: Star Wars: Rogue One and Marvel's Dr. Strange.

Don't Worry, Donald -- Luis Guzman, Minka Kelly and Anders Holm Are Going to Tackle Voter Fraud — Given all of Donald Trump's talk about "voter fraud," Joss Whedon has mobilized his celebrity troops to help stamp out the problem in a funny '80s cop-show inspired film from his voter organization Save the Day. Actors Luis Guzman, Minka Kelly and Anders Holm play the "Fraud Squad," a group of anti-fraud agents primed to catch sneaky voters in the act.
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