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The Story Behind Your Work Is the Inspiration for Slack's New Branded Podcast

Finally landing your dream job is only half the story in Slack's new career-focused podcast. On Monday, the work-collaboration software company launched a branded podcast series called Work in Progress that tells stories "about the meaning...Show More Summary

BroadbandTV Will Manage Univision Digital's YouTube Channels

BroadbandTV announced today that it will manage YouTube channels currently operated by Univision Digital, a media company serving Hispanic America. According to the deal, BBTV will help strengthen Univision's 16 premium YouTube channels...Show More Summary

Nielsen Marketing Cloud Just Improved Its Digital Couponing Targeting Tools

Nielsen has partnered with digital coupon specialist RevTrax to bolster Nielsen Marketing Cloud, which can now help clients create offers that should, in theory, generate more sales. The chief concept is to take the cloud's machine-learning...Show More Summary

Here's How Brands Are Cashing In on Snapchat's Long-Awaited API

Snapchat's long-awaited API (application programming interface) is officially out in the wild with a handful of creative agencies and ad-tech companies selling ads on behalf of the mobile app. Brands are also finally getting a look under...Show More Summary

Esquire's New Print Campaign Pairs Macallan Whisky With Augmented Reality

Call it two worlds, one technology: Esquire, a magazine founded in 1933, is charging full steam into the 21st century with the help of The Macallan, a whisky brand founded in the 1700s. The November issue of Esquire, featuring Matthew...Show More Summary

UK spy agencies collected personal data illegally for more than a decade, court rules

Security agencies in Britain collected and retained unlawfully personal data on citizens for 17 years, the country's investigatory powers tribunal has ruled. Read more...

Facebook Trends Beauty and Food Marketers Need to See Before Crafting Their Next Offers

Each month, we look at Facebook IQ's data-based charts, called Topics to Watch, to see what kind of subjects marketers should be looking out for on the social network. Interestingly, the latest in the series suggests beauty brands need...Show More Summary

Brands Are Throwing Out Gender Norms to Reflect a More Fluid World

James Charles may not seem like the typical ambassador of a beauty brand—and he's not. Meet CoverGirl's first CoverBoy. No doubt the half-century-old brand raised a few eyebrows last week when it introduced its latest model. But this was no mere stunt. Show More Summary

Even as TV Creators Come Around on Integrations, Buyers Are Starting to Look Elsewhere

After years of treating "integration" as a dirty word, the people behind many of TV's biggest shows have changed their tune and are embracing them as something beneficial to their shows, rather than a punishment that must be endured....Show More Summary

How Shake Shack Achieved Rock Star Status in the Burger World

In 2001, burger chain Shake Shack debuted as part of an art installation in New York's Madison Square Park, selling hot dogs and lemonade from a cart. Edwin Bragg Ryan Pinto Since then, it has expanded beyond its cult following to 100 locations around the world. Show More Summary

iCrossing's Chief Content Officer Says There Are Too Many Branded Content Players

Specs Current gig Chief content officer, iCrossing Previous gig Co-founder, Novel, The New Republic's in-house agency Age 37 Adweek: Your role at iCrossing is new. Why did you want to join the Hearst-owned agency? Kayvan Salmanpour:Show More Summary

This 'Hyphenate' Studio Created a New Model for Content and Production

Specs Who Co-founders and managing partners Seth Epstein (l.) and Dex Deboree What Content agency and production studio Where Santa Monica, Calif., and New York Los York is a "hyphenate" in a lot of ways. Its name, of course, comes from...Show More Summary

One of Retail's Most Recognizable Logos and the Minneapolis PR Man Who Created It

Stewart K. Widdess probably didn't think he was making history. For the time being, all he had to make was a name and a logo. It was 1961, and Widdess was the publicity man for Dayton's in Minneapolis. A downtown landmark since 1902, Dayton's was a fancy department store that sold things like fine jewelry and cashmere sweaters. Show More Summary

Taking Sides in the Age of Trump

As the United States election campaign, one of the most toxic and bruising political brawls of recent times, finally draws to a close, many journalists both in America and across the globe are confounded by the success of a candidate...Show More Summary

Why Halloween Ads on Facebook and Instagram Should Run Earlier Than You'd Think

If you're a seemingly normal person, you shake your head at the sight of Halloween decorations popping up the morning after Labor Day. C'mon, it's still technically summmer! But maybe that way of thinking is an "old normal," especially if you consider Facebook IQ's Hot Topics visualization below. Show More Summary

How Nike Is Beating Brands Like Apple and Adidas at Twitter Customer Care

Rational Interaction, a digital agency based in Seattle, last month released a study that found that 67 percent of Twitter's 310 million daily users utilize the platform for customer service. At the same time, it discovered that nearly...Show More Summary

The Lasting Genius of Dove's 'Real Beauty,' and the Formal Daring of Jeep's 'Portraits'

LAS VEGAS—Dove's "Campaign for Real Beauty" is one of those legendary campaigns that changed everything, not just for the Unilever brand but for the category and, indeed, the industry as a whole—helping to usher in an era when brands...Show More Summary

NBCUniversal Names Dan Lovinger as the New Sports Ad Sales Chief

The NBC Sports Group has filled its ad sales chief role with Dan Lovinger after Seth Winter stepped down last month. Linda Yaccarino, NBCUniversal's chairman of advertising sales and client partnerships, announced Lovinger's new position...Show More Summary

Al Jazeera's new interactive investigation dives into Syrian cyber war

Al Jazeera recently launched #Hacked: Syria’s Electronic Armies, an interactive web app that takes the user through an investigation of the cyber war in Syria. Juliana Ruhfus, Al Jazeera senior correspondent who produced #Hacked, spoke...Show More Summary

Vice News Tonight is the newscast we want, not the one we need

Vice co-founder Shane Smith’s interview with John Boehner, which aired last Tuesday on Vice News Tonight, opens with b-roll footage of the former House Speaker mowing his lawn, then pensively smoking a cigarette as he peers into the distance. It’s the portrait of a suburban dad in retirement. It also serves as a reminder of the onetime tagline of Vice’s...

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