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Don’t Be Afraid of Failure, Says Latest Inspiring ‘Like a Girl’ Manifesto From Always

It's easy to believe that other people know how to do something--sing, dance, play sports, whatever it may be--because they're talented and you're not. It's even easier to believe that's true in today's world, where we're inundated with social media posts that have been carefully edited and crafted to show the sunny side of someone's...

Maternity Leave at Ad Agencies Is Slowly Improving, But Not All Moms Feel the Love

"I can totally understand why people decide not to have kids." So says Sophie, a staffer within the Saatchi & Saatchi network and mother of a 2-year-old daughter. As a new mom, she recalls the confusion and frustration she felt leading up to and during her maternity leave--which at the time was just one week...

Tina Fey Suggests Eating Cake From Local Businesses Instead of Protesting This Weekend

University of Virginia alumna Tina Fey visited the desk of SNL's Weekend Update: Summer Edition to impart some wisdom. Her coping mechanism, and one she suggests others do this weekend instead of joining up with "screaming matches" that might turn violent across the country, is to essentially eat an entire sheet cake in one sitting....

Reddit Rolls Out Native Video on Desktop, Mobile

Reddit announced the extended rollout of its native video beta, allowing more users to upload videos directly to Reddit, rather than relying on third-party services. While native video uploading was already available in a small number of Reddit communities, this expansion will allow more users and communities to access the feature. Reddit's native video feature...

With data from Google News, this new tool makes it easier for reporters to track hate crimes nationwide

Are hate crimes on the rise? Reliable national-level data isn’t available (though the Center for Investigative Reporting attempts to track domestic terrorism) and reporters following the beat are in the dark about just how common the incidents they cover are in the U.S. ProPublica, Google News Lab, and a data visualization group, Pitch Interactive, launched...

Barcelona Daily Newspaper La Vanguardia Opts for Gruesome Front-Page Terror Attack Photo

La Vanguardia, Spain's fourth largest daily newspaper, has been around since 1881. Today's front-page look will most certainly be remembered as both one of the saddest and most shocking issues in the publication's history. Reaction on social media in Europe to the image has been generally negative. For example, one French student tweeted that the...

The United Nations Is Using Facebook Live Filters to Spread a Powerful Humanitarian Message

Face-swapping filters and lenses have long been popular as silly, fun graphics used on social media, but the humanitarian arm of the United Nations (or U.N. OCHA) is hoping that the filters will promote a more serious message about what it's like to live in an area of conflict. For World Humanitarian Day on Saturday,...

Using Digital Influencers to Drive Shopper Marketing Strategy

The average shopper spends 79 days researching a new purchase, with 80 percent of that research starting online, usually with social media. Because of platforms like Pinterest and Instagram, the shopper's path to purchase, beginning with inspiration, is becoming even more self-led. Not only that, but consumers are less inclined to blindly follow traditional advertising...

The Facebook page of German daily Die Welt will talk to you like a friend — with gifs, jokes, and facts

German daily Die Welt has taken the strategy of countering falsehoods and hate speech with more speech to heart on its Facebook page. It began in the fall of 2014 with lighthearted, sometimes snarky, sometimes earnest responses to comments on its Facebook posts, ramping up the frequency of official responses from the verified Welt account...

Are your Google search results another kind of filter bubble? The answer seems to be: Kind of

Do filter bubbles apply when you do a Google search? The Algorithmed Public Spheres network at Germany’s Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research wanted to find out the degree to which personalization affects people’s search results: “How similar are the results of Google searches for the names of political parties and candidates?” The team got...

This Early Version of Norman Rockwell’s ‘Tough Call’ Features Blue Sky and Sports Equipment Brand Names

An absolutely fascinating bit of magazine-cover history is on the auction block this weekend in Dallas. It's a reminder of the days when artist Norman Rockwell would create and finalize the elements of his iconic work for The Saturday Evening Post by means of oil paintings. Heritage Auctions expects one such painting done for a...

3 Covers, 1 Message About Trump and White Supremacy

So many words have been entered into the record on the week in Charlottesville that it overwhelms. And as the mind searches for clarity, three magazine covers, from The New Yorker, The Economist and Time provide just that, with chilling efficacy. Our cover this week pic.twitter.com/lYD3HLXvSC -- The Economist (@TheEconomist) August 17, 2017 TIME's new...

To Attract New Hires From Out of Town, a Cincinnati Agency Created a Tinder Profile…for Cincinnati

Getting to know a new city is a little bit like going on a blind date. After arriving at this insight while trying to think of ways to recruit new talent from out of town, Possible Cincinnati had an idea. The agency used Tinder to find a prospective employee from a larger city and, after...

WPP Is the Big Winner In Pharma Giant Sanofi’s $1 Billion Global Review

French pharma company Sanofi today resolved a five-month review of all of its marketing partnerships, most significantly adding WPP to its roster and assigning additional responsibilities to Havas. WPP won the majority of the business, and GroupM's Mindshare will be the client's new global media agency of record, handling ad planning and buying duties for...

T Magazine Announces Several Additions and Promotions

Ahead of its fall fashion issue, T Magazine announces a number of new hires and promotions. Details below: Thessaly La Force joins the publication as features director. La Force had most recently served as editor in chief of Garage Magazine, which covers the intersection of art and fashion. She has previously served as a senior...

Sprout Social Just Brought Its Bot Builder Tool to Facebook Messenger

Sprout Social introduced Bot Builder for Twitter in June, enabling developers to easily create, preview and deploy chat bots. Starting on Aug. 22, developers of Facebook Messenger bots get to play, too. Like its Twitter counterpart, Bot Builder for Facebook Messenger speeds and eases the process of creating, previewing and deploying Messenger bots, without having...

Carl Franzen Is Now the Man at Inman

In this week's introductory note, Carl Franzen reveals that he is one of a number of University of Missouri alumni on the staff of Inman, a website that covers real estate. The incoming editor in chief also tips his hat at the impressive digital tenure of his new home: Inman has been covering the bleeding...

How Corporate Distrust Is Reshaping Advertising

A stranger approaches you and tries to sell you a new watch. How much do you trust this person? For millions of Americans, advertisers and corporations have become like strangers with ulterior motives--meaning that they aren't to be trusted and aren't worth paying attention to. A Gallup poll recently revealed that only 6 percent of...

USA Today Editorial Board Calls on Congress to Censure Trump

In September, as the presidential election neared, USA Today's editorial board made the unprecedented move to effectively un-endorse Donald Trump, the first time in its history it had weighed in on a candidate in such a way. And during the past few days, as editorial pages from various newspapers weighed in on President Trump's both-sides...

Sid Lee Launched a Peace Competition With This Insane, Psychedelic Anthem

It feels like the world is in absolute chaos right now, especially here in the U.S. following the violence on display in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. Now, more than ever, the country is in need of images of peace. Sid Lee and MASSIVart want designers, creatives and illustrators to help create these new symbols of...

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