Horny Colonel Sanders Will get a Lifetime Film; 20 Greatest Vacation Adverts of 2020: Tuesday’s First Issues First

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It’s the Lifetime movie that you didn’t know you needed – and yes, it’s an actual movie or a “Lifetime Original Mini-movie.” Mario Lopez plays a sexy Colonel Sanders in “A Recipe for Seduction,” a 15-minute branded content jewel that was lovingly created by the cable network KFC and Wieden + Kennedy Portland. It has everything you’d expect in a soapy, dramatic, lifetime movie with a side of KFC goodness.

Let yourself be seduced: Rave about the official poster and enjoy the exciting trailer.

It’s been an emotional year, and it’s no surprise that the world’s leading brands responded to this moment by bringing entertainment and joy to the masses in the form of their vacation ads. From uplifting and warm to humorous and disrespectful, we’ve rounded up the most adorable ads of the 2020 Christmas season for your festive enjoyment.

Clock: See story-driven and entertaining ads from John Lewis, Xfinity, Coca-Cola, Meijer, Microsoft, and more.

Speaking of unforgettable holiday promotions: Ugly Christmas sweaters are so 2019. Wear one of those ugly Christmas masks from Canadian retailer Mark’s this year.

Nielsen is preparing to offer Nielsen One, a new analytics tool that enables publishers and marketers to conduct transactions on a single metric across linear and digital platforms – a major overhaul of video metering. The company says it will change the whole way the industry does business – at least two years from now, if Nielsen One is actually supposed to roll out.

Learn more: The new offer shows marketers all video consumption across platforms and enables flexible segmentation.

Also in TV and streaming news: Jim Keller, formerly vp, national ad sales at Hulu, joins Discovery Inc. as evp, digital ad sales and advanced advertising.

Instead of the typical vacation wish video, Publicis is hosting a four-day virtual event for its 80,000 employees with chats in the fireplace with Disney chairman Bob Iger, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Michelle Obama. The event will also include a roadmap for 2021 and launch new initiatives that will reinvent its vision and strengthen its commitment to diversity.

Oh, but there is still a humorous video on it. Look here.

More current news and highlights:

A new campaign from Girls Who Code illustrates the impact of female programmers by showing how broken the internet would be if all female programmers’ posts disappeared. It is also emphasized that only 25% of computer jobs are held by women.

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