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TikTok-Oracle Deal Sparks New Security Questions

This past weekend, TikTok appeared to strike a tentative deal with Oracle and Walmart that allows those companies to take a minority stake in a new U.S. firm that will operate TikTok. However, reports out Monday suggest that the deal is far from certain. So reports CNN


Facebook Takes Steps to Understand Its Impact on the 2020 Elections

Facebook has come under fire repeatedly for not doing enough to prevent the spread of disinformation during elections. Now, the company says it is taking steps to understand how the platform is influencing this year’s election. So reports Business Insider.


Citigroup Names Carla Zakhem-Hassan As CMO

Citi naming Jane Fraser as CEO, the first to woman to head a major U.S. bank, grabbed most of the recent headlines. However, along with that appointment, Citigroup also named Carla Zakhem-Hassan as its new CMO. So reports Pulse2.


Discord Taps Aragones as New CMO

Tesa Aragones has been named the new CMO of Discord, a platform that allows people to chat privately using chat and video features. This technology has traditionally been used by gamers, but is expanding to other uses, especially during the pandemic. So reports Forbes.


Firms Continue to Name Marketing Chiefs Amid Pandemic

Despite the pandemic, shifts in CMO jobs have been high. So reports Forbes.


Cracker Barrel Hires New CMO

Jennifer Tate is the new CMO of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. So reports the Nashville Post.


How Burger King Singapore is Handling the Pandemic

To survive during the pandemic, Burger King Singapore has invested in digital media and on take-out services. So reports The Drum.


Agency Droga5 Slashes 7% of Staff

Droga5 announced that it is laying off about 40 people, or about 7% of its U.S. staff. So reports Marketing Dive.


Deloitte Promotes Matt McGrath to Global CMO

Deloitte has promoted Matt McGrath, its Asia Pacific and Australia CMO, to global CMO. McGrath will assume the role beginning September 1, 2020, and will succeed Diana O’Brien, who is retiring. So reports Campaign US.


NBA’s Marketing Challenge: No Asterisk on Season, Champs

Like much of the country, the National Basketball Association (NBA) shut down in early March due to the coronavirus. Since then, the league has opened back up inside a “bubble” designed to keep players and staff safe while finishing the season.


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