24 Hours in Advertising: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pandora Jewelry celebrates Moms, and states open arms to LGBT visitors


Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked.

Buzzing on Adweek:

Women break into the CCO boys club
In the past six months, six women have been selected to take on the role of chief creative officer at some of the biggest agency's in the industry. (Adweek)

States open arms to LGBT travelers
Following the backlash from Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, states across the country decided to show their support for LGBT travelers  (Adweek)

Pandora's touching Mother's Day spot
With Mother's Day approaching, Pandora Jewelry released a heartwarming spot in which blindfolded kids do a touch-test to see if they can identify their moms. (Adweek)

Mobile ads take off in 2014
According to the IAB, mobile advertising shot up 76 percent last year, reaching $12.5 billion in 2014. (Adweek)

Reactions to Facebook's latest tweaks
Facebook tweaked its News Feed algorithm once again, favoring posts from a user's friend over posts from publishers. Publishers, however, don't seem too panicked just yet. (Adweek)

Sagmeister & Walsh says it was 'robbed'
New York-based agency Sagmeister & Walsh played a clever prank, claiming they were robbed, but said the thieves only wanted to take the agency's outstanding work. (Adweek)

Facebook posts 46 percent increase in ad revenue 
Facebook announced Q1 earnings Wednesday, reporting that ad revenue jumped 46 percent from the previous quarter with mobile accounting for 73 percent of ad sales. (Adweek)


Around the Web:

Agencies want to work with less online ad vendors 
Ad agencies continue to work with more and more online ad vendors for campaigns but are finding that working with too many vendors gets too complicated. (The Wall Street Journal)

Chipotle plans for a price increase 
On its latest earnings call Chipotle announced plans to increase the price of its steak and barbacoa. The increase will be between 4 percent and 6 percent. (CNN Money)

McDonald's stock goes up
McDonald's stock shot up 2 percent on Wednesday after the company's new CEO announced that he plans to reveal a big turnaround plan in the next 10 days. (USA Today)

Nike makes man-size women's soccer jerseys for national team
Nike just debuted the 2015 U.S. women's national team jerseys, which will, for the first time, be sold in men's sizes. (Bloomberg)


Industry Shake-Ups: 

Coca-Cola U.S. media account search includes roster shops only
Coca Cola is looking for an agency to head up its U.S. media account but will only look to current roster shops. (Adweek)

British Airways appoints Sapient Nitro
British Airways selected Sapient Nitro as its new digtial agency of record after a review. (The Drum)