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1. D&AD Awards 2020: FCB India Wins Two Yellow Pencils
The second wave of D&AD awards for 2020, was announced last night. As mentioned by Campaign India, FCB India’s ‘The Punishing Signal’ for Mumbai Police won two Yellow Pencils. The wins came in the Media and Experiential categories. The agency also won Graphite and Wood for the same entry in the PR category. DDB Mudra and Wunderman Thompson were also among the winners. The agencies won Graphite for ‘Hashtags Don’t Heal’ for Khalsa Aid and ‘The Soap with a Lump’ for Lux in the Press and Outdoor, Product Design categories respectively.
2. Dentsu Aegis Network Elevates Rajni Menon As Head Of Solutions Development And Chief Strategy Officer For DAN Solutions India
Dentsu Aegis Network has elevated Rajni Menon as head of solutions development and chief strategy officer for DAN Solutions India. Prior to this, she was chief executive officer for Carat India. As noted by Campaign India, Menon will report to DAN Solutions’ CEO, Narayan Devanathan.
3. Christie Smith, Head Of Diversity And Inclusion, Apple Inc, Exits
Apple’s head of diversity and inclusion, Christie Smith, will be leaving the company. According to livemint, Smith will be leaving Apple to spend more time with her family. Earlier this month, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook wrote in a letter to employees and customers that society needs to do more to push equality, particularly for Black people. Apple has not disclosed its most recent diversity numbers but last week, Cook said Apple is launching a $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, adding to the company’s response to the police killing of George Floyd last month.
4. Facebook & Instagram Let Users Turn Off All Political Ads
Facebook and Instagram will let users ‘turn off’ all political ads for the 2020 election, according to The Verge. Users will be able to hide ads by clicking on the advertisement itself or going through a menu in the app’s ad settings. The company is also launching a new “Voting Information Center” that will tell people how and where to vote, as well as offering information on how to register to vote and how to vote by mail.