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Morning Update: Ad compares sexual consent to tea; Jeremy Clarkson case reopened in Argentina; LinkedIn profits up

AdWeek: Still Don’t Understand Sexual Consent? It’s Like a Cup of Tea, Says This Brilliant PSA

Leave it to the Brits to perfectly explain sexual consent by comparing it to tea.

“Tea and Consent,” a wonderful PSA by the Thames Valley Police featuring stick figures, initially seems like a gross oversimplification that might poorly serve a serious and sensitive subject—or at the very least, open well-intentioned cops up to jokes about British people and their thing about tea.

Creativity: Superjocks Enjoy a Snow Day in Nike’s Joyous Ad

A Blizzard Means It’s Time to Play for These All-Stars

The Guardian: Argentinian court orders Jeremy Clarkson criminal case to be reopened

An appeals court in Argentina has ordered a judge to reopen a criminal investigation into Jeremy Clarkson’s infamous drive through the country for Top Gear with a number plate apparently referring to the Falklands war, with prosecutors seeking a three-year sentence.

Clarkson, who later left the BBC show after punching a producer, sparked anger in October last year when he drove through Argentina on a 1,400-mile road trip for a Christmas special in a red Porsche with the number plate H982 FKL. The plate was changed to HI VAE and the car abandoned as a mob chased the BBC crew.

 

TechCrunch: LinkedIn Earnings Beat Expectations With $780M In Revenue, Stock Jumps 9%

LinkedIn handily beat analyst expectations today with revenue of $780 million and earnings of 78 cents per share. Analysts were expecting earnings of 45 cents per share on about $756 million in revenue.

LinkedIn shares promptly spiked as much as 8% in extended trading. In total, the company’s revenue grew 37% year-over-year, up from around $568 million in the third quarter last year.

AdAge: Facebook Introduces ‘Slideshow’ Ad Unit to Reach Users in Emerging Markets

Of all the people globally on the internet, about half of them, nearly 1.5 billion, are on Facebook. The question for Facebook is how it and its advertisers will reach what it calls the next billion people, who will often be coming online for the first time, often only on mobile, and often on a slower 2G connection.

To help engineers and employees refine its product to work across all devices and connections, the company recently started an initiative called 2G Tuesdays, giving participants an understanding of what it’s like to use Facebook on a feature phone or Android phone on a 2G connection.

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