Florida and Washington data privacy laws die over disputes about right to sue

Legislatures in both states adjourn without passing bills as ANA sees opening for federal legislation. https://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/florida-and-washington-data-privacy-laws-die-over-disputes-about-right-sue/2332631

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Watch the newest commercials on TV from Etsy, FedEx, H&M and more

Willie Nelson makes a cameo appearance in a FedEx spot that calls attention to its corporate goal to be carbon neutral by 2040. https://adage.com/article/hot-spots/watch-newest-commercials-tv-etsy-fedex-hm-and-more/2332621

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Verizon’s ad tech exit puts spotlight on other telecom giants still in the game

New group, now called Yahoo, says it will still have access to Verizon data. https://adage.com/article/news/verizons-ad-tech-exit-puts-spotlight-other-telecom-giants-still-game/2332461

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How SoulCycle hopes to tempt back riders after a year of health-club declines

New campaign is the brand’s first from Mrs&Mr. https://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/how-soulcycle-hopes-tempt-back-riders-after-year-health-club-declines/2332406

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Watch: Gary Vaynerchuk warms up for his big NFT ‘drop’

VaynerMedia CEO discusses the crypto market, rise of audio, the NFL draft and Hungry Hungry Hippos. https://adage.com/article/video/watch-gary-vaynerchuk-warms-his-big-nft-drop/2332076

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VaynerMedia opens Latin America office, headed by former Saatchi Mexico CEO

The office’s first clients will include Grupo Modelo and TikTok. https://adage.com/article/agency-news/vaynermedia-opens-latin-america-office-headed-former-saatchi-mexico-ceo/2332501

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Pepsi builds virtual eatery in food delivery apps so diners can pair orders with the cola

Pep’s Place restaurant is part of the new “Better with Pepsi” national integrated campaign, which launches today. https://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/pepsi-builds-virtual-eatery-food-delivery-apps-so-diners-can-pair-orders-cola/2332401

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Barbie wants to help kids emerge from lockdown with social skills and empathy

After a blockbuster year, the doll brand unveils its first work from BBH, linking doll play with emotional development for kids. https://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/barbie-wants-help-kids-emerge-lockdown-social-skills-and-empathy/2332361

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Verizon sells 90% of media division to Apollo for $5 billion

Sale comes as the the phone company’s prioritizes 5G services. https://adage.com/article/media/verizon-sells-90-media-division-apollo-5-billion/2332441

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Twitter to let users sell tickets to live audio chats on Spaces

The company is also exploring letting Spaces hosts accept tips from listeners. https://adage.com/article/latest-news/twitter-let-users-sell-tickets-live-audio-chats-spaces/2332606

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