Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 28, 2013

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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A house at 121 Kissam Ave is seen with its entire first floor washed away, as well as the entire surrounding area demolished when Hurricane Sandy hit the coastal estuary in the Oakwood Beach area of Staten Island, New York, November 6, 2012. 
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.