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Turner Is Opening a Branded Content Studio With Conan O'Brien's Team Coco

Turner's upfront presentation will kick off later this morning at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, but the media company, which like NBC, holds one showcase for all of its brands, gave a peek at what it will tell ad buyers. Chief...Show More Summary

Havas Teams Up With IBM's Watson to Help Brands Leverage Artificial Intelligence Data

Havas Group has been working with IBM for over 20 years now (early on Havas was one of the founding members of IBM's Marketing Innovation Group and an early Watson Ecosystem partner), but the relationship is continuing to evolve, with a new practice designed to help brands tap into artificial intelligence data and use it more effectively. Show More Summary

CJR's Elizabeth Spayd named New York Times public editor

Elizabeth Spayd, editor and publisher of CJR, has been named public editor of The New York Times, according to a news release. She’ll start in the new role this summer. Spayd's experience "will serve us well as she assumes this critical position serving as a reliable and engaged representative of our readers," Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. said in a statement....

Former Donald Trump Girlfriend Rowanne Brewer Lane Slams ‘Misleading’ New York Times ‘Trump Women’ Story

Rowanne Brewer Lane has been all over the cable news networks refuting an article published Sunday by the New York Times in which she was featured prominently. A then-model, Brewer Lane, then 26, dated Donald Trump in 1990 after meeting him at a Mar-a-Lago pool party. Show More Summary

How Treating Employees Well Boosts Brand Value

This election season is putting issues like the fight for a higher minimum wage front and center, shining a light on how corporations treat their workers. And what's become clear is those companies that take care of their employees—and...Show More Summary

This Shop Has a Creative Take on Media—It’s Not Just Following Trends

Specs Who (L. to r.) CEO Greg March, COO Lindsay Lustberg and chief creative strategist Todd Alchin What Creative media agency Where New York and Los Angeles Before forming Noble People in 2011, Greg March, Lindsay Lustberg, Todd Alchin...Show More Summary

How Moleskine Went From Parisian Scribble Pad to Global Icon

Lin-Manuel Miranda worked for six years to get his Grammy- and Pulitzer-winning musical Hamilton from his head onto a stage. He worked on the songs everywhere—on his honeymoon, on the subway—and, as the lyrics came to him, he committed...Show More Summary

Comedian June Diane Raphael on What Makes Netflix So Different From Network TV

Specs Age 36 Claim to fame Co-stars on Netflix's Grace and Frankie (Season 2 now streaming); appears on the upcoming Netflix series Lady Dynamite (May 20) Base Los Angeles Twitter @MsJuneDiane Adweek: What's the first information you...Show More Summary

Kiefer Sutherland's New Series Gives ABC's Muted Upfront Pitch an Explosive Finish

The key to planning a big event like a broadcast upfront presentation is that if you start big and end big, everything else in between ultimately doesn't matter that much. That's exactly how ABC's upfront showcase unfolded at New York's David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. Show More Summary

Jimmy Kimmel Proves Why He’s Still the King of Upfront Week

Despite a strong set from Seth Meyers during NBCUniversal's upfront on Monday, fellow late night host Jimmy Kimmel proved this afternoon why his annual roast on ABC's upfront stage is the highlight of the week. Kimmel's no-holds-barred...Show More Summary

Former RAPP U.S. President Files Lawsuit Accusing CEO of Discrimination and Wrongful Termination

Recently departed RAPP U.S. president Greg Andersen has sued his former employer alleging wrongful termination, retaliation and discrimination in a suit echoing the case that recently led to the resignation of J. Walter Thompson global...Show More Summary

Holiday Inn Express Wants You to Take a (Virtual) Shower With Comedian Rob Riggle

Nobody wants a stranger in their shower. And, unless you're a morning person, you especially don't want them talking to you in a manner more chipper than their yellow rain slicker. But Holiday Inn Express has found an exception to that general rule, bringing Rob Riggle into the virtual shower—galoshes and all. Show More Summary

Vincent Gallo Sues Facebook for Not Removing a Profile Allegedly Run by a Pervy Impersonator

Vincent Gallo has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging that the company hasn't granted his request to remove a profile that the indie film actor says was created by someone impersonating him. The lawsuit claims that the imposter...Show More Summary

Wells Fargo Is Building a Twitter-Powered Conveyor Belt to Doll Out Tech Gifts for Grads

To celebrate the annual time of year when students trade in their backpacks for the much heavier shackles of college debt, Wells Fargo is building a Twitter-powered conveyor belt to give high school graduates tech prizes for the next...Show More Summary

Why OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Posed as a Budweiser Pitchman in a Faux Vintage Ad

In OneRepublic's new video for its latest single, "Wherever I Go," which debuts during tonight's episode of The Voice on NBC, the band's front man, Ryan Tedder, can be seen in a fake vintage ad for Budweiser. Two 30-second spots will give viewers a first look at OneRepublic's new video. Show More Summary

ABC Study Makes the Best Case Yet That TV Advertising Is Still Superior to Digital

For the past two and a half weeks, digital video players and networks have been engaged in a war of words, and stats (some of them dubiously parsed), to bolster their contention that viewers are either abandoning broadcast for digital video on sites like Facebook/YouTube—or they're not. ABC's Geri Wang presents the findings today. Show More Summary

ESPN Emphasizes Live Action With New Data for Viewers in Bars, Gyms and More

For the second consecutive day, Hamilton made it's way into the opening of an upfront. Broadway stars Daveed Diggs and Leslie Odom Jr. bookended ESPN's upfront this morning from The Minskoff Theater—ironically home to another Broadway mainstay in The Lion King—with special performances centered around sports. Show More Summary

Inclusive New Subway Ads for Period Underwear Brand Thinx Feature a Trans Man

Thinx is a brand of underwear for humans that menstruate. Those humans are not necessarily always going to be cisgendered women, as transgender men can, and do, menstruate. With its latest subway campaign, which took over New York'sShow More Summary

Ad of the Day: Most Fishermen Love Smith's ChromaPop Sunglasses, but Not These Guys

Eight out of 10 fishermen prefer Smith sunglasses over other brands. So, what on earth is wrong with the other two guys? That was where Linus Karlsson started out in brainstorming ideas for Smith's ChromaPop sunglasses, which help their wearers see better on the water. Show More Summary

Legendary Ad Man George Lois Launches New Agency in New York

George Lois, the advertising man behind iconic campaign for Tommy Hilfiger and MTV, has a new big idea. In partnership with TransMedia Group, Lois is launching a new New York-based advertising agency, which he will head up, called Lois TransMedia, Big Idea Advertising and Public Relations. Show More Summary

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