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Morning Update: Bill Murray’s Netflix Christmas; Water brand tells millennials to live life; Facebook launches crowdfunding platform

AdWeek: 72andSunny Wins Seventh Generation, Breaks Scathing Ad About Carefree Millennials

Here’s a fun send-up of live-for-the-moment advertising aimed at millennials.

72andSunny just picked up the ad account of Seventh Generation, the environmentally minded cleaning, paper and personal care products company. And its first work for the new client is for Bobble, its water bottle brand—the satirical commercial below is packaged as a takedown of the too-carefree approach to drinking water out of single-use plastic bottles.

AdAge: Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray Reunite for Netflix’s ‘Murray Christmas’ Special

Netflix is seriously spoiling viewers this Christmas, with a “Christmas Special” starring Bill Murray. Not only that, it’s reuniting him with director Sofia Coppola, who famously worked with him on “Lost in Translation.” Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, George Clooney, Chris Rock, Rashida Jones, George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Michael Cera and David Johansen also appear in the one-off show, “A Very Murray Christmas”.

DigiDay: Durex wants to make a condom emoji

Since there’s plenty of phallic emojis, it’s only fitting that there should be a condom emoji.

Durex, the “sexual well-being” brand, is launching a #CondomEmoji campaign calling on the Unicode Consortium to approve its emoji as a way to encourage safe sex, the company said in a release.

The Guardian: Huffington Post employees urge colleagues to join union movement

Union members at the Huffington Post’s US newsroom have signed a letter urging their co-workers to sign unionization cards. The letter, released online on Wednesday, stated that “unionizing is the right move for HuffPost”.

“We’re a progressive news outlet that espouses democracy in the workplace. It’s safe to say that as an institution we believe collective bargaining plays a vital role in raising working standards in this country. Unionizing is one way for us to stand by the ideals we often preach on our site,” the 83 employees said in their letter. The Huffington Post employs around 300 people in its US editorial operations who could become union members.

Campaign: Leo Burnett’s James Kirkham resigns as global head of mobile and social

James Kirkham, the head of mobile and social at Leo Burnett and a co-founder of Holler, is leaving the agency.

Kirkham co-founded digital agency Holler in 2001 and sold it to Leo Burnett London in 2011.

He took on a global role in 2013 and has been helping with the group’s recent UK restructure, which saw all the individual brands, including Holler, integrated under the Leo Burnett London name.

Techcrunch: Wait, Did Facebook Just Build A Kickstarter Competitor?

Facebook’s on a quest to absorb the Internet, and now it looks like it could invade crowdfunding. Today the company released a new Fundraiser product that allows nonprofits to set up a campaign page, show off a video explaining their goal, collect cash, and let people share News Feed posts with buttons so their friends can instantly contribute without clicking to a new page. As is, Facebook’s Fundraising feature could compete with platforms like Crowdrise.

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