24 Hours in Advertising: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Kids appreciate their parents with Minute Maid, and ESPN sues Verizon

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

Buzzing on Adweek:

Advertising gets its own set of emojis

The ad industry finally has its own set of emojis, complete with some famous award trophies, thanks to the Swedish ad agency Dogwash. (Adweek)

Pinterest helps brands out with promoted pins

Two new programs from Pinterest aim to make it easier for ad-tech companies and the brands they work with to run promoted pins on the platform. (Adweek)

Kids talk about their parents for Minute Maid

A new campaign from Minute Maid asked kids to say how they really feel about their parents. The answers are not what you might expect. (Adweek)

Ad industry launches a task force to investigate kickbacks

The 4A's and the Association of National Advertisers banned together to create a task force designed to investigate allegations that media agencies are pocketing cash. (Adweek)

ESPN sues Verizon

ESPN filed a lawsuit on Monday against Verizon with its new cable bundles, alleging breach of contract. (Adweek)

Backlash for body-shaming company, billboards in London

British brand Protein World has taken some heat for a recent campaign that many say promotes body shaming. The brand, however, has some choice words for any Twitter haters. (Adweek)

Ram supports and celebrates strong women

A new spot from Ram and The Richards Group called "Courage is Already Inside" celebrates women's strength in a way that feels natural and authentic. (Adweek)


Around the Web:

Chipotle cuts out genetically modified food 

Beginning this week, Chipotle will stop serving genetically modified food, the fast-casual chain announced. (CNN Money)

Jay Z defends Tidal on Twitter

As some have questioned the success of Jay Z's new streaming service Tidal, the rapper and founder took to Twitter to defend the company. (Rolling Stone)

Nokia says it's not making a mobile phone comeback

Nokia shut down rumors that it plans to get back into the phone manufacturing business. (Reuters)

Google predicts fashion trends

Google released its first-ever fashion report which uses Google Data to figure out what the hot trends are. The report suggests tulle skirts and emoji-covered items are big right now. (The New York Times)

Apple crushes earnings

Apple reported a 27.2 percent growth in revenue from last year, reaching $58 billion in Q2. (Tech Crunch)


Industry Shake-Ups: 

Best Buy dumps single agency model

Best Buy became the most recent company to ditch the agency of record model. Rather than work solely with CP+B, Best Buy will operate on a by-project basis. (Agency Spy)

Royal Caribbean down to four finalists 

After launching a review in early March, Royal Caribbean has narrowed its search to four midsize shops—all smaller than incumbent JWT. (Adweek)