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Jesse Pinkman is back. And so is Walter White? In the new trailer for Netflix’s Breaking Bad movie El Camino, we get a look at what Pinkman’s life is like following the traumatic events of the show’s final episode. Pinkman is on the run, reconnecting with a few old friends, but, most importantly, Pinkman meets with a shadowy figure that sure sounds like Walter White. Of course, Bryan Cranston’s character is presumed to be dead, but the old rule goes: If you don’t definitively see a character die on camera, they probably aren’t dead. So maybe, just maybe, White’s reign of terror isn’t done yet.
As the fall broadcast season kicks off this week, networks face a number of uncertainties. Can The CW’s Arrowverse survive without Arrow? What about CBS without The Big Bang Theory? Is NBC done with musicals?
Read more: TV/media editor Jason Lynch breaks down the answers to those questions and many more (like why on earth is there an emoji in Bob ♥ Abishola?).
The New York Times has shuttered HelloSociety, the influencer marketing agency it acquired in 2016 as a stand-alone business. Instead, the publisher will rebrand and offer those services under Fake Love, its experiential agency, by 2020. It’s cutting about 20 jobs, and the rest of HelloSociety’s employees will work for Fake Love.
Read more: Go inside the decision to end HelloSociety and how the agency used influencers.
The SEC has charged media measurement and analytics firm Comscore and its former CEO Serge Matta with defrauding investors by overstating company revenue by about $50 million over a two-year period and making false statements about the health of the company.
Read more: Streaming editor Kelsey Sutton breaks down the charges against Comscore.
Just Briefly: The Rest of Today’s Top News and Insights
We asked marketers how they effectively work the room at industry events. Their advice? Come prepared with interesting questions, know who you want to meet and maybe just wear something subtle as a conversation starter.
Read more: Here are 9 tips to make networking easier.
In honor of The Beatles’ Abbey Road turning 50 this week, Volkswagen has released what it’s calling the Reparked Edition of the iconic album’s cover. Originally, the Volkswagen on the cover was parked illegally on the curb, but the brand moved it a few feet to the right. The special cover is not just a quick Photoshop. The brand is selling the album and donating the proceeds to charity.
Read more: As always, there’s a marketing angle to this, and the brand is using the album to highlight one of the car’s features.