Last week, the Supreme Court gave a historic blow to the right wing conservatives by ruling that gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states. However, Fox News stars Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity made sure that their core conservative...Show More Summary
As America readies for fireworks, Reddit grapples with darkness. Hundreds of Reddit's community blogs—called subreddits—have been made inaccessible to the public in protest after the San Francisco-based company dismissed its director of talent, Victoria Taylor, who ran its Ask Me Anything (AMA) feature. Show More Summary
Mcgarrybowen Chicago's latest campaign for Triscuit, called "Makers of More," celebrates the brand's roots, and the simplicity of its recipe (wheat, oil and salt), by presenting the stories of five modern-day food entrepreneurs. TheShow More Summary
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Memo to the Gawker Media staff: From: Nick Denton Date: Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 3:06 PM Subject: Gawker financials ahead of Hogan trial To: All Staff Hey, a heads-up that there will be a negative story on Gawker’s financial position by Keith Kelly in Monday’s New York Post. Kelly is the same guy who … Read More
Facebook made its play to rival YouTube's video ad business today, unveiling a plan to monetize videos and share the revenue with creators. Facebook will launch a new Suggested Videos product, which will curate content from a select group of early partners including the NBA, Hearst, Tastemade, Fox Sports and Funny or Die. Show More Summary
Why some social media posts fall into a pit of oblivion while others shine brightly is in great part a question of timing. A new study from Klout finds that, unsurprisingly, posts that land sometime during the workday tend to receive the most reactions — and that beyond that, it’s a matter of geography. The study,...
If you've got $4 and an unabashed love of Lifetime movies, this might be the best day since Flowers in the Attic premiered last year. A+E Networks has launched its first SVOD service, Lifetime Movie Club, aimed at fans of Lifetime's famous—and sometimes infamous—films. Show More Summary
Some seven years after the housing bubble burst, the story is still unfolding in many American cities: damaged neighborhoods, broken tax systems, and blighted homes; a search for justice and an accounting of blame; uneven progress toward recovery. Show More Summary
Twitter wants to make targeting easier for advertisers, so today it unveiled a feature called "personas," which lets brands target groups of consumers based on whether they have college degrees, are parents, make more or less than $100,000 or run small businesses, to name a few. Show More Summary
Word this week that Ogilvy creative exec Chris Garbutt will be leaving the agency arrived amid speculation that some loyalists to Miles Young, the agency network CEO who recently announced his retirement, are pondering their own future. Show More Summary
Kin Community is the latest digital video network to open a branded content arm, announcing the launch of Kin Studios this morning. Kin Studios will work with brands–Beiersdorf, P&G, and Wilton have all signed content deals so far–to produce videos with Kin's roster of creators. Show More Summary
“Alan, will you go ahead with [the campaign] if The Guardian doesn’t divest?” asked multimedia editor Francesca Panetta when Rusbridger left the meeting room. “I think we have to,” Rusbridger replied. “I think if the board don’t agree, I will ignore the board and run the campaign anyway.” That bit of revealing dialogue wasn’t shared with CJR by an...
Wieden + Kennedy in New York has won the creative business of America's largest beer brand, Bud Light. And owner Anheuser-Busch InBev has also tapped the agency's Amsterdam office to lead the Corona brand globally. "We've always looked...Show More Summary
How much creativity can you pack into a one-second video? If you're Android, quite a lot, apparently. On Tuesday, clocks around the world added a "leap second"—a one-second time adjustment periodically added to keep the Earth's rotation in sync. Show More Summary
On June 1, CNN aired a year-long investigation that made alarming claims about high mortality rates and other complications in the pediatric cardiac surgery program at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Published under the headline “Secret Deaths,” the report landed with a splash—and soon brought a backlash. Show More Summary
Fashion mavens growled when they saw this 1986 ad gracing the pages of Dogue magazine. Wait, not Vogue? No, Dogue. Published as a spoof of the famous fashion glossy by pet-accessories entrepreneur Ilene Hochberg, Dogue sniffed down the...Show More Summary
Few brands do as well as Nathan's Famous on the Fourth of July thanks to its ESPN-televised hot dog eating contest in Coney Island in Brooklyn, N.Y. What's particularly interesting, though, is how the hot-dog marketer Cleary leans on the holiday in terms of generating online chatter. Show More Summary
Another upfront sales team is wrapping business before the July 4 holiday, as Turner has completed the majority of its upfront negotiations, according to sources familiar with the situation. Unlike last year, when Turner finished after...Show More Summary
God bless America, because the Fourth of July is almost upon us. What better way to celebrate your love for the good old USA than with a few backyard barbecues, fireworks and, most important, some ice-cold beer? Before you head out to pick up a six-pack, see how many of these beer taglines you know.