Morning Update: Vice cuts comments; W+K recruiter reveals staff secrets; ‘MethBot’ cost advertisers $3m daily







Vice: We’re Getting Rid of Comments on

…But that doesn’t mean we don’t still love you.

Earlier today we made some renovations here at Gave the place a facelift. Slapped a new coat of paint on the old URL. As with most redesigns, this is the first step in an ongoing process, and over the coming weeks and months we’ll be tweaking things and adding features to make the new site even better. But along with these additions will come the loss of some staples from our old site, notably the comments section.

Wieden + Kennedy turned one of its main boardrooms into a living room for a pitch meeting. Wieden + Kennedy

Wieden + Kennedy turned one of its main boardrooms into a living room for a pitch meeting. Wieden + Kennedy

Ad Week: 5 Ways to Make Your Agency a More Interesting Place to Work in 2017

As the recruiter of all talent for Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam, I see our agency through new eyes every day. Each time I welcome candidates, students or groups through our doors, I get to re-experience it from their perspective. I witness their excitement and, more often than not, their desire to be a part of it. It’s one of my favorite parts of my job, and it’s a daily reminder to appreciate just how special this place is.

Cybersecurity of network of connected devices and personal data security, concept on virtual interface with consultant in background

Ad Age: Next-Level ‘MethBot’ Ad-Fraud Scam Cost Advertisers At Least $3 Million Per Day, WhiteOps Says

A complex ad fraud scheme has been siphoning $3 million to $5 million per day since October from the largest U.S. brands and media companies, making it the most profitable and advanced operation seen by the industry to date, according to a new report from WhiteOps, an anti-ad fraud security firm.

By comparison, other large, well-known ad-fraud attacks garnered $200,000 to $900,000 a day, WhiteOps said.


Julie Patel: How to snag your first journalism gig

Looking for your first reporting job or internship? These are answers to questions you may have – supported by advice from respected journalists and former journalists. Breaking into journalism is hard, the hours can be long and the work stressful. Is it worth it? Absolutely.

I love that I have met people I’d never know otherwise – everyone from the 11-year-old who asked for cans of food for the homeless instead of birthday presents to accomplished politicians, CEOs and celebrities.


Mumbrella Asia: Shonky apps, plagiarism and prostitutes: Our top 10 most read stories of 2016

There was no shortage of news which piqued the interest of Mumbrella Asia readers in 2016. But what were the stories which captured the interest more than most? Steve Jones provides a run down of the most read tales of the year..


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