2021-05-10 11:01:00

Electric auto brands stalk Elon Musk’s SNL stint as Dogecoin plummets in value: Monday Wake-Up Call

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The Week Ahead: It’s a week heavy on industry events, with Advertising Week Europe kicking off today as a virtual event, the ANA hosting its two-day in-house agency conference and The Wall Street Journal holding a “Future of Everything” festival. If you’re after something more glitzy, the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards telecast, hosted by Leslie Jones, takes place next Sunday.

Jabs with fangs: Visitors to “Dracula’s castle” in Romania can now get the COVID-19 vaccine there, reports the New York Post, together with a fang sticker. The vaccine drive doubles as a travel campaign designed to bring tourists back to Bran Castle after the pandemic.

‘Safe booking’: Hotels.com’s Captain Obvious is reminding you to practice “safe booking” in a campaign that “rewinds all the way back to the days of ‘90s after-school specials,” writes Ad Age’s Ann-Christine Diaz. “Listen, we all know you’re going to do it, so you might as well be safe about it,” he begins in one spot in a new campaign from CPB. See more over at Creativity, and don’t forget to catch up with the team’s live review of the Top 5 ideas of the week. 

That does it for today’s Wake-Up Call, thanks for reading and we hope you are all staying safe and well. For more industry news and insight, follow us on Twitter:@adage. From CMO Strategy to the Ad Age Datacenter Weekly, we’ve got newsletters galore. See them all here. 

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