Business Insider’s top advertising and media stories for September 8

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for September 8. I’m Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]

Today’s news: Why telecoms have struggled to create advertising businesses, Trump administration eyes more Chinese app bans, and how influencers are making money off the boom in plant sales.


People walk past the AT&T store in New York’s Times Square, June 17, 2015.

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AT&T spent billions to revolutionize advertising – now it looks like it’s all but giving up on it

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The Trump administration is looking at banning more Chinese apps, as TikTok sale talks stall

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Nick Cutsumpas plantfluencer

Nick Cutsumpas, Nick Cutsumpas, @FarmerNickNYC


An Instagram plant influencer explains his brand sponsorship strategy and how his rates have changed as demand for houseplant content has surged

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