Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 28, 2013

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The federal government shutdown. The down-to-the-wire debt limit debate. Claims that the U.S. has been spying on its allies. If America was a company, and not a country, it would be hard to deny that the American brand has taken quite a beating recently. Marketplace Morning Report talks to one of the world's most successful marketing and ad men, Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, about how to fix the U.S.'s tarnished image. And, starting this week, users of Instagram will begin to see ads in their feeds. Some who see Instagram photos as fine art may look askance at the intrusion of marketing into their personal galleries. But Instagram promises the ads will be creative and fit nicely into your photo feed. So what is the "Instagram aesthetic" anyway?

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Posted In: apple, iPad, iPhone 5C, iPad Mini, iphone 5

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A year ago this week, Hurricane Sandy plowed into the eastern seaboard, leaving dozens dead and causing more than $50 billion in damage. The repairs are ongoing in so many spots with applications on file from 25,000 New Yorkers in need of assistance, mostly to fix homes. But some communities are not rebuilding.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, New York City

India wants foreign banks to do business in rural areas

India wants more foreign banks to lend in rural areas. But will the new rules appeal to the banks?
Posted In: India, banking

Instagram promises ads will fit 'Instagram aesthetic' -- whatever that is

Instagram wants to put ads into our social media feeds, but it promises those ads will mirror the "Instagram aesthetic."
Posted In: instagram, photography, advertising

Ad visionary: Is America's 'brand' damaged?

A talk about 'Brand America' with Sir Martin Sorrell, marketing whiz and CEO of international advertising firm WPP.
Posted In: WPP, advertising, branding

The world's next tech hub: Rwanda?

Rwanda is laying the groundwork to one day become a competitor to Silicon Valley.
Posted In: Africa, Education

Instagram: A place to share photos (and guns) with your friends

Has Instagram really become a hot spot for gun sales?
Posted In: gun sales, instagram

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