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Sean Hannity’s Accuser Denies That She Made Sexual Harassment Allegations; Tamara Holder Comes To His Defense

Sean Hannity was faced with sexual allegations yesterday by Debbie Schlussel; today she denies that she accused him of sexual harassment at all. Were her words simply misunderstood? Schlussel is standing by her description of what happened...Show More Summary

Downward Dog Is a New Breed of Talking-Animal Show, and a Marketing Challenge for ABC

Martin, the soulful-looking mutt that stars in the upcoming ABC show Downward Dog, is a navel gazer with an attitude. That much is obvious from his soliloquies about his place in the household hierarchy and his thorny relationship with the cat. See, Martin is a talking dog who's as prone to existential crises as he...

Q&A: Twitter’s New COO Talks User Growth, the NFL and the Company’s NewFronts Debut

Adweek: How have your past roles in advertising, finance and the military shaped your approach to Twitter? Anthony Noto: I think Twitter is the culmination of a series of experiences that have built the foundation of what's required to be an executive at Twitter. I was in the military as a communications officer, where I...

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launches Wikitribune, a large-scale attempt to combat fake news

Good things can happen when a crowd goes to work on trying to figure out a problem in journalism. At the same time, completely crowdsourced news investigations can go bad without oversight — as when, for example, a group of Redditors falsely accused someone of being the Boston Marathon bomber. So what would happen if...

Nielsen Social Content Ratings, Week of April 17: El Clasico Is Tops

The beautiful game topped the Nielsen Social Content Ratings for the week of April 17, as the latest El Clasico soccer match--FC Barcelona 3, Real Madrid 2--generated 5.051 million interactions across Facebook and Twitter. El Clasico far outdistanced the National Basketball Association playoff tilt Thursday night, in which the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers topped the host...

What’s holding back virtual reality news? Slow tech adoption, monetization, and yes, dull content

For news organizations, the promise of VR has been marred by a handful of challenges that have so far made it difficult to justify wholesale investment in the technology. That’s clear from a new report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism that takes an in-depth look at the state of VR news...

AT&T Is Moving Its Entertainment Group Leadership From Atlanta to Los Angeles

America's second largest advertiser, AT&T, has started moving the core of its entertainment division from Atlanta to El Segundo, Calif., and its national headquarters in Dallas. "Our Entertainment Group will be moving a few hundred managerial jobs from Atlanta to Los Angeles and Dallas," a company spokesman confirmed today. Leaders at AT&T's agency partners BBDO...

LinkedIn Says It Now Has 500 Million Users

More than 500 million people are now connected on LinkedIn's professional network. Today, the platform announced that half a billion people are now on the professional networking site--providing the latest set of numbers since it was acquired by Microsoft last year for $26.2 billion. The news comes as Microsoft debuts its updated sales software, which...

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales Is Now Integrated With LinkedIn Sales Navigator

Microsoft announced Monday that its Dynamics 365 integrated enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management system completed a new integration with LinkedIn. Microsoft executive vice president, cloud and enterpriseShow More Summary

Colors, Subjects and Styles: Three Visual Trends for Spring and Summer

Visual media is taking over the digital and social media landscape. Indeed, the demand for high-quality images, video, infographics and other visual content has only increased in recent years, and it is expected to continue indefinitely. While the need for visual media never abates, what does change are the styles and trends. Image marketplace EyeEm...

Virgin Atlantic’s First Branded Podcast Tells the Stories Behind Pioneering Entrepreneurs

What do MTV's The Real World and The Onion have in common? They were both founded by entrepreneurs with visions that paved the way for new industries like reality television and satirical news. That's the premise of The Venture, a new branded podcast created by Virgin Atlantic and Gimlet Creative--the advertising arm to podcasting company...

NPR Ombudsman: Staff Diversity Numbers a ‘Disappointing Showing’

NPR ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen was blunt in her assessment of NPR's latest stats on staff diversity in the newsroom. "There's simply no way around it," she wrote. "If the goal is to increase diversity in the newsroom, last year's was a disappointing showing." As of Oct. 31, 2016, the newsroom staff of 350 was 75.4...

Deutsch Welcomes Its New Group Planning Director to Its New York Office

Deutsch recently welcomed Michelle Rowley as group planning director on Johnson & Johnson's global Acuvue account and new business efforts. She started in the role on April 3. "Michelle's passionate about finding strategic insights that will take our creative and our client's business to new levels," Deutsch New York CEO Val DiFebo said in a...

McDonald’s Dedicated Ad Agency Names New Creative Leader

Omnicom has hired a new chief creative officer to lead We Are Unlimited, the agency dedicated to McDonald's that opened in Chicago earlier this year. Toygar Bazarkaya, who held the role of chief creative officer of the Americas at Havas before leaving in March as the network reorganized its leadership teams around the world, begins...

Hearst Is Now Making 25% of Its Profits From Business Services

Like most media companies, 130-year-old Hearst is having to find new ways of doing business. The privately held magazine publisher, TV station owner, minority owner of cable networks including ESPN and A+E, and new media investor makes a quarter of its profits from business services, ranging from ratings agency Fitch to Hearst Health to Floor...

Latino Video Marketing Company NGL Studios Joins the NewFronts With a Focus on Multicultural Identities

According to David Chitel, the CEO and founder of NGL Studios, 43 percent of millennials come from a multicultural background. To that end, Latino video marketing company NGL Studios is entering this year's NewFronts presentations to show advertisers the different ways their branded content can connect with that generation. "This audience is a critically important...

The New York Times brings its (even briefer) morning briefings to Snapchat Discover

The New York Times, which started publishing on Snapchat Discover on Monday after a couple of years of sending out updates through the regular app, sees a couple of audiences for the new product. One is Snapchat’s native audience. The other is the olds who, like me, might have spent several minutes Monday morning trying...

Mark Wahlberg Updates AT&T’s Terms and Conditions, and They’re Much Cooler Now

BBDO has launched a new campaign for AT&T starring Mark Wahlberg, playing off the idea of an updated "terms and conditions" for viewers who want to watch TV everywhere. "Terms and Conditions" follows BBDO's "Everywhere" effort in January focusing on the accessibility of AT&T's DirecTV offering. Last month, AT&T announced the signing of an exclusive...

Snapchat Opens Up Its Ad Business Even More to Help Brands Buy Geofilter Ads Automatically

Snapchat wants brands to buy a lot of geofilters that layer fun text and graphics over users' photos and videos. On Monday, the app opened up its API (application programming interface) a bit more, letting brands buy the location-based promos automatically. More than 15 of Snapchat's ad partners in the U.S., U.K., Australia and Canada,...

Prison System Documentary Step to the Line Comes to Oculus Video, Facebook 360 Video

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the newest video project for the social network's Oculus VR virtual reality unit, announcing the release of documentary Step to the Line for Oculus Video for Gear VR and as a Facebook 360 video in a Facebook post over the weekend. Step to the Line, a look "deep...

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