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Facetime: The Television Critics Association's Summer Press Tour

The Television Critics Association Summer 2016 Press Tour was in full swing, and TV's biggest executives and stars were out in full force in Los Angeles. Back in New York, Adweek and NCC Media's "Video 2020" Executive Lab event brought out young talent, execs and even a reality star.

Q&A: Malcolm Gladwell on Podcasting, Beer Ads and His Next Move

Since history is written by the victor, it needs a top-notch editor. And that's exactly why best-selling author and New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell rolled out Revisionist History, a podcast in partnership with Slate's Panoply Media. The...Show More Summary

How Wine in a Can and 'Brosé' Are Helping Marketers Appeal to Millennials

Move over, wine snobs. Millennials are disrupting wine marketing. The age group is outguzzling baby boomers in terms of wine consumption: 36 percent of wine drinkers in the U.S. are millennials versus 34 percent of baby boomers, according to the Wine Market Council. Show More Summary

This Week’s Must-Haves: A Robotic Assistant That Gets to Know Your Family

This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting a robotic family assistant, a hoverboard that won't spontaneously combust, Oakley's Olympian-worthy sunglasses and more. Take a look!

Why This 'Fear the Walking Dead' Star Didn’t Watch the Original Show

Specs Age 46 Claim to fame Stars as Victor Strand on AMC's Fear the Walking Dead (Sundays, 9 p.m.); appears in the upcoming film The Birth of a Nation (Oct. 7); directs Barbecue at the Geffen Playhouse in L.A. (Sept. 6 to Oct. 16) Base...Show More Summary

Ogilvy Vet Liz Taylor Joins FCB Chicago as Chief Creative Officer

FCB Chicago announced today that Liz Taylor will join the agency on Sept. 15 as chief creative officer. Taylor joins the 750-strong IPG agency from Ogilvy & Mather Chicago. She will partner with president and CEO Michael Fassnacht to...Show More Summary

Google Says These Bag and Shoe Brands Are Trending Among Back-to-School Shoppers

Google has released a list of 2016 back-to-school trends based on search and YouTube traffic. And with the National Retail Federation estimating that consumers will spend around $75.8 billion on back-to-school shopping, marketers might...Show More Summary

NBC Olympics' Final TV Ratings Show Double-Digit Declines

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad were memorable for a variety of reasons. From Bolt to Biles, Phelps, Felix and, yes, even Lochte, Rio 2016 introduced and reintroduced viewers to many of sports' most compelling figures. But NBC's coverage of the games delivered less than stellar TV ratings. Show More Summary

Viceland Suffers From Low Ratings Despite Its Young Audience

When Viceland launched in February, the network struck an agreement with Nielsen to keep its ratings private for six months. Shortly before that window is set to lapse, the first look at those Nielsen ratings are out, revealing thatShow More Summary

Sorry, Nick

I remember clearly, in Gawker’s early days, when my old friend Nick Denton insisted that what his new blog was producing was not journalism. He didn’t want to come speak at a journalism school. He refused to hire journalists, as they’d already been ruined for Gawker’s work. But yesterday, in his eulogy for the devil […]

Chobani Says 'Creativity and Modern Thinking' Gave Horizon an Edge in Media Review

Chobani has chosen independent shop Horizon as its media agency of record after a competitive review. This news ends a nearly five-year relationship between the yogurt giant and Omnicom's OMD. "After a thorough and comprehensive search with many great agencies, we've decided Horizon is the best fit for us," said a Chobani spokesperson. Show More Summary

Where does local TV news fit in the digital age? Tegna, a year separated from Gannett, has some ideas

Television isn’t dead; it isn’t even TV, as we’ve known it. Broadcast companies may be weathering for now the rise of platforms, the fractured nature of digital news consumption, the uncertainty of digital advertising models (name a trend, any trend) better than their newspaper peers, but there are plenty of signs of turbulence ahead, especially...

As sites abandon comments, The Coral Project aims to turn the tide

NPR last week announced its decision to shut down comments on its website in favor of comments on social media—saying “the audience itself has decided.” In a post explaining its decision, NPR’s ombudsman and public editor Elizabeth Jensen says only.06 percent of site users comment on the site. NPR guesses that the commenters on the NPR site are not...

Bacardi Is Turning Private Web Surfing Into an Online Scavenger Hunt

Bacardi Most people know Google Chrome's incognito mode for removing any trace of their web history—or for avoiding retargeted digital ads that track their whereabouts. But Bacardi found a clever little hack around private web browsing...Show More Summary

Which Curb Your Enthusiasm Co-stars Will Join Larry David for the Show’s Return?

Almost five years after wrapping Season 8 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David is finally preparing to begin production of another season of his HBO comedy. But while Season 9 is scheduled to film this fall, some of Curb's most famous...Show More Summary

Report: The New York Times is expanding to Australia and Canada

The New York Times is planning on expanding to Canada and Australia as part of the paper’s three-year $50 million push to grow its readership outside the United States, Politico reported Tuesday. The Times announced its international growth initiative, called NYT Global, earlier this year, and it also launched NYT en Español, a Spanish-language site...

A controversial ballot measure has Colorado news outlets grappling with the "S" word

On Election Day, voters in Colorado will have a big decision to make: whether to approve an initiative that would allow terminally ill patients to obtain a prescription for drugs to end their lives. But before then, news outlets in the state have a decision of their own to make: what language to use when describing the proposal. Like abortion,...

How Samsung Is Helping One Artist Draw His Way Across the Country

Samsung is bringing art to life by sponsoring one artist's quest to draw his way across the U.S.—and showing off the features of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone along the way. Artist and illustrator Timothy Goodman—co-author of the 40 Days...Show More Summary

Hot Pod: Can a political podcast avoid being overtaken by events?

Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue eighty-four, published August 23, 2016. A design challenge for political podcasts. I’ve spilt a fair bit of ink on election-related podcasts over the past few weeks here on Hot Pod, and perhaps just as well: For any serious news media endeavor, the U.S. presidential...

Facebook Is Sprucing Up Its Slideshow Ads With Text and Music

Facebook is updating its Slideshow ads to help marketers make multimedia ads straight from their mobile phones. This morning, the social network unveiled updates to its Slideshow product, which launched nearly a year ago, to now create the ads from the Facebook mobile app. The unit already lets advertisers create multimedia images from still shots. Show More Summary

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