24 Hours in Advertising: Thursday, July 30, 2015

Facebook's ad revenue increases, KFC's bucket prints selfies, more

Facebook reported its ad revenue was up 43 percent from the previous year and an expanding user base. Plus, KFC Canada created a bucket of chicken that prints selfies for you and your hipster friends.


New on Adweek:

Amazon Dash buttons are on sale
Eighteen brands are now offering Amazon Dash buttons, selling at $5 each.

Kim Kardashian makes a strange energy drink ad
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star channels famous women from Marie Antoinette to Audrey Hepburn in a new spot for Hype Energy Drink.

Facebook reports increase in ad revenue 
Facebook reported its second-quarter results Wednesday and noted that ad revenue was up 43 percent from the previous year, with $4.04 billion in revenue and $719 million in profits. 

This KFC bucket can print your selfies
KFC Canada and agency Grip Limited created the "Memories Bucket," which is basically a bucket of KFC chicken that can also print photos for you.

Sea Shepherd's shocking PSA
A new PSA protesting whale killings from conservation group Sea Shepherd features a man acting out a whale killing, with the man playing the whale. 


Around the Web:

Budweiser and Stella aren't selling
Anheuser-Busch InBev reported a decline in net profit for the second quarter as sales of Budweiser and Stella Artois continue to fall in the U.S. (The Wall Street Journal) 

Why programmatic is good for creatives
J. Walter Thompson New York strategist Renee Zalles explains how programmatic advertising can be beneficial for creatives. (Digiday)

WPP looks to buy Chime Communications 
Sir Martin Sorrell and buyout group Providence Equity Partners are in talks to buy Chime Communications for roughly $546 million. (Financial Times) 

Hacking videos take over YouTube
It appears YouTube may have a hacking video problem. Digital Citizens Alliance found a ton of YouTube videos that teach people how to hack computers. (CNN Money) 

Subway teams up with PayPal
Subway fans can now pay for their favorite sandwiches on their mobile devices, thanks to a new partnership between the brand and PayPal. (Fortune) 


Industry Shake-ups:

Arnold joins National Association of Realtors
The National Association of Realtors tapped Arnold Worldwide to handle its creative, digital, brand activation and strategy business following a review. (Adweek)