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YouTube Is Doing Great With Fewer People Skipping Ads, Google Says

Google says YouTube ads are responsible for the company's lower recent ad pricing, and the mobile transition is no longer the drag it once was. Google reported earnings today, and it focused on YouTube's impact on the business. Google touted YouTube's ad growth, with more brands running campaigns and more people viewing ads instead of skipping them. Show More Summary

10 Percent of Small, Local Businesses Have Purchased Twitter Ads

Twitter launched automated ad buying for small- to medium-size businesses (SMBs) in Indonesia earlier this week after rolling out the service in other countries in recent months. But it's been three whole years since the San Francisco-based social media player debuted self-service ads in the U.S. Show More Summary

The ESPYs, Growing Beyond Die-Hard Sports Fans, Will Air on ABC This Year

The 2015 ESPYs will not be airing on their longtime TV home of ESPN, but on sister network ABC. The ESPYs, with lead sponsor Capital One, will air live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, July 15. Moving to ABC gives the awards—which recognize major sports achievements of the last year—a broader audience that is not uniquely sports-centric. Show More Summary

How Facebook's New Video Partners Like Vox and Vice Will Grab Attention for Brands

Facebook is using science to deliver branded videos produced by some of the top creators in digital media. Today, the social network formally introduced Anthology, which joins advertisers with digital media partners, including Vice, Vox and Funny or Die. Show More Summary

Your Favorite Adult Swim Cartoons Are Coming To Hulu

Clear your calendars, and get your binge watching attire ready: Hulu is getting a slew of programming from Turner's Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TNT and TBS networks exclusively. Starting on May 1, full seasons of Adult Swim's Aqua Teen...Show More Summary

5 Weird Apple Watch Apps That Are Already Out

You've probably already heard about the first brands to have Apple Watch apps. But some strange, more obscure apps have been popping up ahead of tomorrow's official launch. Marketers are split about whether Apple Watch will have lasting power, but it seems developers and startups already are having some fun with the new device. Show More Summary

Mick Rock and Isabella Rossellini Highlight Ovation's New Slate of Shows

Ovation announced three new series Thursday at a press event at New York's CORE Club. The network, which evp of network strategy Liz Janneman and evp of programing and production Scott Woodward described as "America's only arts network," currently reaches 54 million U.S. Show More Summary

Dr. Phil Mocks Bruce Jenner As ‘Past Prime': Jenner In A Dress Pics Investigated As LGBT Activists Defend Transition

Dr. Phil may be getting some backlash after his comments about Bruce Jenner’s transition just after Jenner appeared in a dress in photos. The talk show host denied that he had wanted to be the one to interview Bruce rather than Diane Sawyer, reported Us Weekly. Show More Summary

Wells Fargo Features a Lesbian Couple in Its First Big Campaign From BBDO

With the launch of a new campaign from BBDO, Wells Fargo is leaning into the advertising—and societal—trend of embracing same-sex couples. A year after Droga5 featured a male couple with a baby in an ad for Honey Maid, the second largest U.S. Show More Summary

Quiz: Can You Name the Fast Food Chains Behind These Failed Products?

Not every idea can hit it big—a fact learned time and again by America's fast food restaurants. Product development is a never-ending, uphill battle for brands. Consumers constantly say they want more menu variety, then complain when their favorite items are nixed. Show More Summary

How Snapchats Hidden in Black Ops 2 Led to Today's Big Live-Action Trailer for Black Ops 3

Activision unleashed its live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 today. And it's a typically impressive production from 72andSunny—a documentary-style look at a world decades from now in which humans have used technology to...Show More Summary

David Letterman Goes Prime Time With a 90-Minute CBS Special

CBS will bid farewell to David Letterman with a 90-minute prime-time special. CBS says David Letterman: A Life on Television, which airs Monday, May 4, at 9:30 p.m. EDT, "will mine the video vault, with highlights including some of the...Show More Summary

Chuck E. Cheese's Seeks New Creative Agency

Chuck E. Cheese's is looking for a new creative agency to revive the fortunes of the faded pizza arcade brand, sources said. The Irving, Texas chain spent $28 million on media spending in 2014, according to Kantar Media. Most recent reports have the account handled by The Richards Group, Dallas, but reps there haven't responded to an inquiry. Show More Summary

Why Ohio's new 'Sunshine Audits' could be important

When a member of the public believes a state agency has violated a public-records law, who gets to be the referee? That question is at the core of a colorful political affair that recently unfolded in Ohio, one that pitted Republicans...Show More Summary

Press Release of the Day: Sen. Beagle aims to reform Ohio’s dog laws

Catching up after a morning flight: John Robinson: “I believe I stayed [on as Greensboro News & Record editor] three years too long. Not because I lost my love for journalism or for newspapering. I lost my will to keep battling the alligators in a company that had a different vision than I.” ( … Read More

Fox News Host Megyn Kelly To Feminists: ‘Toughen Up, Buttercups!’

Megyn Kelly has a message for feminists: Toughen up, Buttercups. Kelly, host of Fox News’ The Kelly File, invited Christina Hoff Sommers onto her show Wednesday night in order to discuss the demands made by students at the University...Show More Summary

There Are Big Disconnects in This New ANA Survey of Marketers and Agencies

A new Association of National Advertisers survey of marketers and agencies reveals (perhaps not too surprisingly) little harmony and much discord. While marketing and agency leaders agree that agencies are valuable to marketers and help...Show More Summary

What we can learn from Judith Miller's rehab tour

Judith Miller’s publicity campaign for her new book (The Story: A Reporter's Journey) which has taken her from the Wall Street Journal to numerous television interviews, has been an instructive and engaging media spectacle. She has shown...Show More Summary

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