It's Advertising Week! — Today's Ad Brief

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Hold onto your hats, ad world: It’s officially Advertising Week. For the next few days, everyone who’s anyone in the ad world is gathering for panels on creativity, ad tech, mobile, and everything else your Mad Men heart desiresDaily Motion is providing a live stream for folks who are trapped in the office and we’ll be covering what you need to know here at Business Insider Advertising.Check out Digiday’s hilarious list of the 5 most amusing advertising agency resignations ever.

After a round of massive layoffs in its New York OfficeBBH’s Gwyn Jones gave an interview with Adweekstating that “The oddity of the position we’re in right now is we actually feel quite confident about the future of the agency at the moment.” We wonder if the remaining employees feel confident, too.

Kia’s in some trouble with an advertising watchdog for breaking behavioural advertising disclosure rules.

Serena Connelly has parted ways with LBi. She spent less than six months at the company as a group creative director.

The New York Times takes a look at how “marketing made Valium the new normal.”

Looper welcomes you to the era of GIF movie posters. Check it out.

Beth Lawrence, the EVP for advertising sales and media solutions at the Weather Channel since 2009, is leaving. According to an email she sent out, due to company restructuring, her job “will effectively not exist any longer.”

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