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Press Association looking into using "robot journalists" for sport and news stories

The news agency will start looking at using automated journalism for business, sport and elections coverage in the next few months, Press Gazette reported. Read more...

This Week's Must-Haves: a High-Tech Chair for Marathon Screen Sessions

This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting a chair custom-made for maximum screen time, J.Crew's new athleisure line, a charging capsule for your wireless earbuds and more. Take a look!

This Online Estate Sale Site Has Digs as Cool as the Virtual Auctions It Hosts

For all those estate sale lovers who have a penchant for, perhaps, a seat from Crosley Field or a set of bronzed baby-shoes bookends, online auction site Everything But The House provides a sort of instant gratification that was once only found on lucky Saturday mornings in posh suburbs. Show More Summary

Chris Matthews on What The West Wing, House of Cards and Veep Get Right About Politics

Specs Age 70 Claim to fame Host of MSNBC's Hardball With Chris Matthews (weeknights at 7 p.m.) Base Washington, D.C. Twitter @HardballChris Adweek: What's the first information you consume in the morning? Chris Matthews: History. I start...Show More Summary

How 2 Leading Retailers in the Thriving Arts-and-Crafts Game Compare Side-by-Side

The arts and crafts business grew 7 percent last year, and some say it's recession proof. Where are all the crafty critters spending their money? Probably at one of these two leading specialty retailers. Here's how they stack up against...Show More Summary

Facetime: Adweek’s L.A. Issue Party and More

Adweek celebrated its annual L.A. Issue at Dollar Shave Club’s headquarters in Los Angeles; in New York, Happy Socks threw a bash at the Gramercy Hotel celebrating its partnership with fashion icon and interior designer Iris Apfel; and in D.C., Glamour magazine celebrated the International Day of the Girl. Check out more below.

Yahoo Beats Third-Quarter Earnings Expectations, Even as Verizon Deal Faces Uncertainty

Yahoo's third-quarter earnings were better than expected, giving the ailing tech giant a sliver of good news amid concerns of a data breach and growing doubts about its impending acquisition by Verizon. Results released today showedShow More Summary

TBWA's Media Arts Lab Has Its First New Creative Lead on Apple in 16 Years

TBWA\Worldwide announced today that Brent Anderson will be leading the Apple business as chief creative officer of the dedicated TBWA\Media Arts Lab unit. This marks the first change atop the account in 16 years. Duncan Milner, who has...Show More Summary

Foreign journalists on 2016: ‘Is this the demise of objective American journalism?’

An outsider’s perspective can often prove to be an invaluable catalyst for self-reflection. This election season has certainly shown that we Americans need it. Staffers from several international news organizations aimed to provide such...Show More Summary

This Popular YouTuber Gets Painfully Personal in a New Book About Her Real Life

Hannah Hart's fans probably know her pretty well. After all, the YouTube star has uploaded 529 videos in the past five years. However, there have been some things she hasn't been ready to discuss with them—until now. With the release of her second book, Buffering, Hart is showing fans even more of her world. Show More Summary

Instagram Is Bringing Stories to the Explore Tab

Instagram is now letting users find other people's Stories through its Explore tab. The feature, introduced today for both Android and iOS devices, lets those using the Facebook-owned video and photo app find short 10-second series from...Show More Summary

Will Virtual Reality Experiences for Brands Rival Super Bowl Ads?

Will virtual reality soon replace the almighty Super Bowl spot? For anyone who hasn't tried VR, it might sound like a crazy idea to consider. When it comes to the race for the highest level of attention from the largest number of eyeballs, marketers have long sought to make well-produced, expensive ads the star of the game. Show More Summary

Food Giant J.M. Smucker Consolidates Its Digital Marketing Business With Razorfish

Food conglomerate J.M. Smucker has concluded a six-month agency review by consolidating its North American digital marketing business with Publicis' Razorfish. A Razorfish spokesperson deferred to the client, which declined to confirm or share additional information regarding its current or former agency partners. Show More Summary

Before Nixon: When JFK tapped the phone of a New York Times reporter

Nearly every president, and most serious candidates for that position, exhibit a love/hate relationship with the press. In the popular mind, John F. Kennedy expressed mainly the "love" part, partly due to his witty manner at frequent White House press conferences. Show More Summary

This Collective of Boutique Shops Is Looking to Challenge the Holding Company Model

For smaller boutique agencies, it can be difficult to grab the attention of bigger brands and get to work with the likes of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Hero Group, a small New York shop, wanted to find a way to help itself and others itsShow More Summary

Food & Wine Is Taking Over Barclays Center for a Weekend-Long Culinary Festival

Since 1982, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen has been one of the culinary world's must-attend events. But with its pricey (and often sold-out) tickets and destination setting, it's not exactly convenient for most casual food lovers.Show More Summary

Disney Will Retell Classic Stories With the Help of This Los Angeles Museum

Beginning this month, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the largest art museum in the western United States, will launch a digital collaboration on the @OhMyDisney Snapchat account, according to a press release. "Partnering withShow More Summary

Ad of the Day: Duracell's Latest Star Wars Ad Spreads Cheer in a Children's Hospital

A long time ago, in a hospital far, far away … Duracell returns to the Star Wars universe today, launching a holiday-themed tie-in to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ahead of that film's release in December. The 60-second spot plays off...Show More Summary

It's not called 'fondling.' It's called 'assault.'

During this most contentious election season, “politically correct” has come in for more than its share of discussion. Depending on who’s defining it, it means “agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people,” as Merriam-Webster says, or it means “The idealogy of...

Jay Benjamin Reveals His 3 Favorite Ads, and His Plans for Muh-tay-zik Hof-fer's NYC Office

LAS VEGAS—At the end of 2009, Adweek picked Honda "Grrr," by Wieden + Kennedy London, as the commercial of the decade. "It's not often that you see cynical ad mavens shuffling out of the Palais de Festivals in Cannes not only smiling about a commercial but also whistling the jingle. Show More Summary

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