24 Hours in Advertising: Monday, April 27, 2015

Derek Jeter talks The Players' Tribune, and Dora the Explorer joins Geico

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

Buzzing on Adweek:

Derek Jeter on The Players' Tribune 

Derek Jeter spoke to Adweek about his post-baseball project, The Players' Tribune, a platform for athletes to write and discuss their experiences. (Adweek)

AOL looks for a home in sports

AOL has put a lot of resources into creating original sports programming, including the comedy show 2 Point Lead. But will the company succeed in becoming a hub for sport-related conversation?  (Adweek)

Looking forward, to the NewFronts

Leading up to the Digital Content NewFronts, Adweek and the IAB sat down with five industry leaders to discuss some of the biggest challenges and opportunities in online and Web video. (Adweek)

Dora the Explorer joins Geico

Dora the Explorer stars in an amusing new spot for Geico, as part of the brand's "It's What You Do" campaign. (Adweek)

Abercrombie breaks up with shirtless models

By the end of July, Abercrombie & Fitch and sister shop Hollister will stop using sexualized marketing. The brands are known for their iconic shirtless models. (Adweek)


Around the Web:

Tesla and Elon Musk get hacked

Both Twitter accounts for Tesla and Elon Musk were hacked over the weekend, along with the Tesla website. Musk's hacked account tweeted about an offer for a free Tesla. (The Verge)

Starbucks suffers from computer glitch

A computer glitch at Starbucks locations across the country led to free drinks for many customers, while some locations decided to close up shop until the issue was fixed. (CNN Money)

American Apparel gets a blog

American Apparel CEO Paula Schneider plans to launch a blog for the company dedicated to educating customers about the LGBT community and address issues such as bullying. (Bustle)

Facebook's missing Apple Watch app

The Apple Watch made its debut last week, but Facebook has still not released its app for the new device, even though it had promised to have one ready. (Mashable)


Industry Shake-Ups:

Accounts in Review

Coca-Cola launched a review of its media business last week but will only allow roster shops to compete, while Hershey added three new agencies to its roster. (Adweek)

New York Life launches review

Insurance company New York Life launched a review of its creative business, currently held by Havas Worldwide. (Adweek)