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How TV Networks Battled Back This Week Against Bold Claims by Digital Companies

"Is television dead?" During Turner's upfront presentation on Wednesday, truTV host Billy Eichner called that a silly question, adding, "It's so stupid. That's more stupid than not giving Samantha Bee The Daily Show." Stupid or not,Show More Summary

The 10 Most Memorable Moments From This Year’s Upfronts

That's a wrap on upfronts week, where the networks were unusually cordial to one another—well, except for Jimmy Kimmel—as they banded together to attack a common foe: digital video companies. But there were also plenty of laughs in between the digital attacks and data talk, as each network made its big pitch to buyers and advertisers. Show More Summary

Ad of the Day: Clearasil Admits It Doesn't Get Teens at All in Hilarious Droga5 Ads

What on earth does Clearasil know about teenagers from inside its corporate offices in Parsippany, New Jersey? Basically nothing, except how to make anti-acne products for them, the company admits in 10 comical new ads from Droga5—in...Show More Summary

This Home Security Company Turned Phone Tree Hell Into a Cool Marketing Video

If you're like most people, you already lament the fact that life is too short. So here's a fact that's really going to bother you: Each year, Americans spend a total of 13 hours on hold during customer-service calls. Over an average...Show More Summary

Will This New Sugar Substitute Help Truvia Win the Sweetener Wars?

Stevia-based sweetener Truvia fired a new salvo in the sweetener wars this week when it launched Truvia Nectar, the first reduced-calorie honey blend. Over the past few decades, brands in the crowded sweetener category have invested countless marketing dollars trying to stand out in the space. Show More Summary

Movie Theaters Are Thriving With Millennial Viewers, According to Ad Sales Teams

Talks of a merger between movie theater advertising powerhouses Screenvision and National CineMedia (NCM) broke down 14 months ago. A little over a year later, the companies are going their own ways, each holding upfront presentations...Show More Summary

Paramount Is Launching a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Chatbot on Kik for the New Movie

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are ditching their nunchucks and katana swords for smartphones. To promote the upcoming film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Paramount Pictures is launching a full-blown Kik campaign centered...Show More Summary

What You Can Expect From the Smart Car Industry

For years, the focus of technology has been on PCs, tablets and smartphones. Meanwhile, the automobile business had been largely ignored. Not anymore. Although in-car technology has been around for a while, it’s only now that they are going mainstream and getting a huge popularity boost. Car tech was mostly aimed at improving safety and […]

These 5 Great Campaigns Won Black and White Pencils at 2016 D&AD

Two Black Pencils, three White Pencils and 61 Yellow Pencils were handed out Thursday night in London at the 54th D&AD Professional Awards Ceremony. Winning an ultra-exclusive Black Pencil were U.K. technology startup what3words forShow More Summary

How one open data advocate is influencing the discussion about Chicago Public Schools

Jeanne Marie Olson is not a journalist. She will be the first to tell you that. And she will repeat it several times in a single conversation to make sure you understand. But Olson is a Chicago-based researcher and a fierce open data advocate, one who’s committed to making information about the city school system more accessible and holding government...

WPP's Xaxis Is Bringing Its Native Advertising Arm to North America

Xaxis, WPP's programmatic media and advertising platform, will soon use its German native advertising arm for the first time in hopes of capturing part of North America's growing native programmatic advertising market. Plista, basedShow More Summary

Headlines editors probably wish they could take back

In this week’s Lower case … Today in headlines in need of commas: cc @CJR — Alan Neuhauser (@alneuhauser) May 16, 2016 The Jersey Journal (Hudson County, New Jersey), 5/16/2016

Budweiser Delivers Basketball Fans the First NBA Virtual Reality Experience

Budweiser is playing the virtual reality game, literally, by sponsoring a VR experience with the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs are the first NBA team to build VR technology into their official app, and Budweiser is giving awayShow More Summary

Romenesko is retired, but still tweeting

Tweets by @romenesko Stories I posted on other social media: For Howard Stern fans: Top 10 show characters (my picks) Chuck Todd: “I can’t tell you who is more vitriolic: a Trump supporter on Twitter or a Sanders supporter” Columnist doesn’t want to discuss Trump – and uses a lot of white … Read More

Teen Vogue's Amy Astley Named Editor of Architectural Digest

The past year has seen plenty of shakeups on the business side at Condé Nast, and today there's some equally momentous news coming from its editorial ranks: Amy Astley, founding editor in chief of Teen Vogue, is taking over Architectural...Show More Summary

A Sexbot Hacked the Late David Carr's Twitter, Underscoring the Digital Perils of Death

One of the truly new things born from the social media age involves "digital death." People who pass away leave behind Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, and their friends and families can visit such pages as if they are virtual gravesites. Though some visitors may not have grief in mind. Show More Summary

A neighbor is better than a newspaper: A look at local news sources in rural Western mountain communities

“We might say there’s gossip, and murmurs and some false information, but basically, you keep your circle large enough, you will find accurate, factual, good information.” That’s what a resident of Saguache, Colorado — a town with fewer than 500 residents and no local news outlet — told the Solutions Journalism Network in a focus...

Algorithms, clickworkers, and the befuddled fury around Facebook Trends

The controversy about the human curators behind Facebook Trends has grown, since the allegations made last week by Gizmodo. Besides being a major headache for Facebook, it has helped prod a growing discussion about the power of Facebook to shape the information we see and what we take to be most important. But we continue...

After Snagging Supergirl, The CW Will Devote 40% of Its Fall Schedule to Superhero Shows

If you switch on The CW this fall, there's a 40 percent chance you'll see a superhero series. The network's fall schedule, which it announced today ahead of its upfront this morning at New York City Center, features four DC Comics series—The...Show More Summary

AT&T Wants to Keep Your Kids Entertained on Long Road Trips With In-Car Wi-Fi Service

AT&T today is launching its first ad campaign dedicated to shining a light on its growing Wi-Fi network in connected cars. For an endeavor called "A Whole New Ride," social media and web display ads begin today and run through July 5,...Show More Summary

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