Following a sprinkling of ads from brands in other categories, Macy's is the first retailer to roll out Facebook's auto-play video ads within mobile news feeds, Adweek has learned. A rep for the department store giant claimed there were two other merchant brands testing the platform, but didn't disclose names. Macy's ads, which are marked as sponsored, ran on Friday within Facebook's iPhone app at the top of the news feed. They automatically began playing as users scrolled down the screen.
Zooey Deschanel isn't kicking shoe retailer Steve Madden around in court anymore over a $2 million endorsement deal. Last week, the "New Girl" star filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that claimed she was never paid any money for the use of her name and likeness in connection with its shoes and accessories.