Business Insider’s biggest advertising and media stories for August 21

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for August 21. I’m Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]

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Today’s news: TikTok’s marketing head says that the app isn’t just for teens, former MoviePass marketing manager files a complaint against two execs and a consultant, and a fashion influencer finds new business through CBD.

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TikTok’s head of global marketing Nick Tran.

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TikTok’s new marketing head reveals why the app isn’t just for teens, and how he’s leveraging its popularity to attract brands like Airbnb

Read the full interview here.


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A former MoviePass marketing director is suing 2 top execs and a consultant at the defunct startup, alleging ‘unlawful gender discrimination and sexual harassment’

Read the full story here.

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Fashion influencer Courtney Trop

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A fashion Instagram influencer says launching her own CBD brand was her ‘saving grace financially’ as brand deals crashed during the pandemic

Read the full story here.

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