Stepping up: Linda Yaccarino, chairman of global advertising and partnerships at NBCUniversal, succeeds Facebook’s David Fischer as chair of the Ad Council’s board of directors. She’ll serve an 18-month term, which will cover the Ad Council’s COVID-19 vaccine PSA effort.
BUeno buyout: Twitter acquired creative agency Ueno, which was founded by Haraldur Thorleifsson in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2014. The move bulks up Twitter’s in-house design chops with new employees that have worked on projects for Google, Facebook, Walmart, Visa, Apple and startups including Credit Karma and Strava.
Treason’s greetings: Never one to miss an opportunity to take a dig at Donald Trump, the Lincoln Project re-shared its “Flag of Treason” spot from last June, lambasting people who wave the Confederate flag as traitors to the United States. Video of a flag-bearing Capitol assailant brazenly stalking the halls of Congress has been making the rounds, and calls from several Democrats to impeach Trump for inciting the riot add another layer to the “treason” appellation.
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