Business Insider’s 20 biggest advertising and media stories of the year










Business Insider’s 20 biggest advertising and media stories of the year














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Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for December 31. 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]

For today’s newsletter, the last of the year, we’re recapping the year’s biggest stories. The pandemic and financial crisis shook up the advertising and media industries, which is reflected in our top stories that span ad agencies, brands, media companies, and the influencer industry.

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Read the 20 stories that subscribers couldn’t get enough of this year.



Dietrich Mateschitz smiling for the camera: Mark Thompson/Getty Images


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Gary Vaynerchuk standing on a stage: Gary Vaynerchuk speaks on board the Norwegian Escape during day 3 of the Summit at Sea cruise on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 in Miami. Amy Harris/Invision/AP


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Gary Vaynerchuk speaks on board the Norwegian Escape during day 3 of the Summit at Sea cruise on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 in Miami. Amy Harris/Invision/AP



Danielle Weisberg sitting on a bench posing for the camera: Sarah Jacobs


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Sarah Jacobs



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Samantha Lee/Business Insider



Jon Steinberg et al. sitting at a station: Billy Horschel speaks with Cheddar hosts Kristen Scholer and Jon Steinberg at the New York Stock Exchange during a preview media tour for THE NORTHERN TRUST on August 22, 2017 in New York City, New York. Ryan Young/PGA TOUR


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Billy Horschel speaks with Cheddar hosts Kristen Scholer and Jon Steinberg at the New York Stock Exchange during a preview media tour for THE NORTHERN TRUST on August 22, 2017 in New York City, New York. Ryan Young/PGA TOUR



Jennifer Hyman smiling for the camera: Jennifer Hyman is on the left. Reuters/Shannon Stapleton


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Jennifer Hyman is on the left. Reuters/Shannon Stapleton



a woman holding a guitar: Business Wire


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Business Wire



Jim Margolis reading a book: GMMB founding partner Jim Margolis at a press conference in 2006 Getty Images / Roll Call / Chris Maddaloni


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GMMB founding partner Jim Margolis at a press conference in 2006 Getty Images / Roll Call / Chris Maddaloni



Jeffrey Katzenberg holding a sign: Jeffrey Katzenberg. Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Quibi


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Jeffrey Katzenberg. Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Quibi



Jason Kilar wearing a suit and tie: Jason Kilar. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images


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Jason Kilar. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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