Add American Express to the growing list of brands planning for a bot-driven future. Since the F8 Developer Conference in April, big brands like 1-800-Flowers and the NBA have been working with Facebook Messenger to create chatbots that consumers can use in the app. Show More Summary
Barrels are a big deal in the whiskey world. The white oak barrels that hold Jack Daniel's whiskey account for 100 percent of its color and 70 to 80 percent of its flavor, and the brand has been making its own barrels since its founding. Show More Summary
Cannes Lions has its second cringeworthy moment, this time from a Bronze Lion winner. The outdoor ad, for Bayer from AlmapBBDO in Sao Paulo, reads "Don't worry babe, I'm not filming this.mov" and features aspirin boxes. Cindy Gallop,...Show More Summary
The Richards Group is back at home with the PulteGroup after the Dallas-based independent agency was selected as the creative lead for Pulte's portfolio of homes designed for people ages 55 and over. The PulteGroup became one of the nation's largest home builders, as measured by revenue, after its $3.1 billion merger with rival Centex Homes in 2009. Show More Summary
Right now, it's Pride Month across the world—prime time for me, my community and our supporters to celebrate, advocate and participate in creating greater change and equality for all. We are vocal and visible, two things that helpedShow More Summary
All eyes will be on Twitter this fall when the micro-blogging site livestreams 10 of the NFL's 16 Thursday Night Football games. It's a big move that could prove that Twitter is either indeed the go-to place for sports chatter or end...Show More Summary
Ever gone scrolling through Instagram and come across a breathtaking photo of the mountains of Iceland, the streets of Thailand or the jungles of the Amazon and wanted to know what the local photographer had to say about it—only to see...Show More Summary
CANNES, France—In a spirited, often-funny panel called "Creativity Is the Only Way to Survive" here today, comedians Rob Delaney, Rashida Jones and Keegan-Michael Key tackled issues related to black and biracial people in entertainment. Show More Summary
Media startup accelerator Matter Ventures announced the opening of its New York office Thursday, in collaboration with The New York Times and Google News Lab. Matter also unveiled its “Matter 6” cohort of 13 early-stage media startups, seven of which will work from the NYC office. “It’s not an exaggeration to say that New York,...
“Even 15 years after Blogger, it’s still hard to publish on the internet,” a Medium executive told a group of publishers this past spring. Medium has now made it its mission to make publishing easier: After a few years of back-and-forth about whether it was a publisher or a platform (or, ugh, a platisher), the...
In this week's Lower case... Eugene Register-Guard, 6/21/16 Submitted by Bill Goetz, Eugene, Oregon
Martha Stewart is having a very high-profile week. The homemaking guru blew up Twitter over the last couple of days after she tweeted to her 3.16 million followers, from a Daily Mail dinner in Cannes, that she had no clue who her table mate, self-described "well-known" Kardashian friend and publicist Jonathan Cheban, was. Show More Summary
CANNES, France—If it wasn't clear whether Twitter was recoiling its emphasis on livestreaming app Periscope in light of Facebook Live's increasing popularity, Twitter's beachfront activation, dubbed #GoLive, answers that question pretty quickly. Show More Summary
Ford is turning the typical test drive experience on its head this weekend with a giant driveable game in New York. The venue, which will be open from June 23-26, is based on Escape the Room, a popular experiential game where players have 60 minutes to find their way out of rooms by solving a series of clues and puzzles. Show More Summary
CANNES, France—According to FCB global CEO Carter Murray, the ad industry may well be nearing the end of an era dominated by outsized personalities with titles and pay packages to match. "You've got to have people in charge who actually care about the people, who don't just talk it but work on it," he said. Show More Summary
The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Public Library are partnering together to launch a program that will teach journalism skills to high schoolers. The program, called Storytellers Without Borders, received $150,000 in funding from the Knight Foundation as one of the winners of the latest round of the Knight News Challenge, which were announced this...
It's an ill-kept secret that advertising award shows are, in many ways, boondoggles. So, while vast swaths of the industry roam the Croisette in search of Cannes Gold Lions (and more alcohol) this week, a pair of creatives at BBH New...Show More Summary
CANNES, France—Note to Deutsch: Iggy Pop has some ideas for your Volkswagen advertising. But you're going to have to keep a very open mind. The punk legend had an entertaining chat with Grey chairman and chief creative officer Nils Leonard on the main stage in the Palais at Cannes Lions here Wednesday. Show More Summary
This afternoon, a group of about 50 Democrats from the U.S. House of Representatives staged a sit-in on the House floor to advocate for a vote on gun control, and broadcast the event live from Periscope and Facebook. Georgia congressman John Lewis organized the protest in the wake of this month's mass shooting in Orlando and other recent tragedies. Show More Summary
Clio Sports, an event honoring creative excellence in sports marketing and advertising, announced its gold, silver and bronze shortlist winners for the third annual Clio Sports Awards on Wednesday. Gold winners included FCB Toronto for...Show More Summary