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New York Media Names Fritzie Andrade Director of Video

Fritzie Andrade has been named director of video at New York media, a role that will have her overseeing a team of ten producers as she sets strategy for New York media's video output and works on creating original serial content for Vulture, the Cut, Daily Intelligencer, Select All and Grub Street. For two of...

Oracle’s New Video Series Shows Off Its Customer Experience Chops

Can mar tech gain a bigger audience among brand execs? Oracle is testing out that fairly noteworthy concept with a talk show that focuses on brand clients talking about customer experience (CX), a buzz term du jour in the industry. Called CX Factor, the show will feature 12 episodes that are being slowly rolled out...

5 Things Brands Need to Know About Amazon Spark

On the heels of buying Whole Foods, Amazon is venturing into yet another new space: social media. In July, the $430 billion company rolled out Amazon Spark, a social feed of user-posted images. Many have been quick to point out the similarities of Spark with other image-heavy social networks (e.g., Instagram), but there are several...

Joe Bologna: Cracking Jokes Till the Very End

Joe Bologna, Renee Taylor A number of doctors were part of Joe Bologna's final months on the West Coast: most notably Roger Lerner and David Hoffman from Cedars Sinai, and Vincent Chung and Stefanie Mooney from City of Hope. All worked together to prolong the life of their patient. Bologna passed away Sunday morning, at...

Alaska’s largest news site (which previously bought Alaska’s largest newspaper) is going bankrupt, but also getting new owners

Alaska Dispatch News — Alaska’s largest news site, which in 2014 acquired Alaska’s largest newspaper, the Anchorage Daily News, from McClatchy — is filing for bankruptcy but also getting new owners, publisher Alice Rogoff announced over the weekend. “Like newspapers everywhere, the struggle to make ends meet financially eventually caught up with us. I simply...

Pokemon Go Introduces Legendary Pokemon Mewtwo

Niantic released the latest legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go: Mewtwo. Mewtwo was released at the Pokemon Go Stadium event in Yokohama, Japan, where thousands of players were able to capture it. While Mewtwo isn't available for other players just yet, in a blog post, Niantic did reveal how players will be able to capture Mewtwo...

8 Digital Stats From Last Week That Brand Marketers Need to Know

We are now well into August and staring the busy fall sales season right in the eye, so digital marketers need to catch up on current trends. With that in mind, here are 8 stats from last week that grabbed our attention. 1. AI drives sales Artificial intelligence represents a chance for startups to make...

Everything’s Coming Up Yogurt in Yoplait’s Chic Campaign for Its New French-style ‘Oui’ Line

It's not made by refugees in Idaho or employee-shareholders in the Rocky Mountains. It's not organic, and it's not made with milk from grass-fed cows or cultures imported directly from Greece. So what makes Yoplait's new yogurt line different? The name, Oui, should give you a hint: It's French. Very, very French. 72andSunny's first campaign...

With 4 More Additions, The Washington Post’s Rapid-Response Investigative Team Is Complete

The Washington Post has been building out its rapid-response investigative team since it announced its intention to create the unit in January. With the four newest additions, Shawn Boburg, Emma Brown, Aaron Davis and Beth Reinhard, announced over the weekend, the Post has filled out its 8-person team, which is led by Eric Rich. Three...

Move Over Beef and Chicken, Cup Noodles Is Embracing Vegetables

The most revolutionary instant foodstuff in American cupboards--with apologies to Tang, Ovaltine, Minute Rice and Taster's Choice--has got to be Cup Noodles. Since 1973, this polystyrene cup of deep-fried ramen has percolated into a hot and cheap meal for millions with nothing more than the addition of water. But times change, and while hungry hoards...

Become Pikachu With This Sponsored Snapchat Lens

The Pokemon Company launched a Snapchat lens, allowing users to take on the appearance of the popular Pokemon, Pikachu. For a limited time, users can activate the lens to see Pikachu's ears, nose and red cheeks appear on their own faces. When users open their mouths, Pikachu's voice will play, and the Pokemon will jump...

Windex Will Help You See the Beauty of a Child Growing Up With This Soulful Father-Daughter Ad

How do you even begin to make a product like Windex emotionally compelling? By focusing not on the product but on the silent service it provides. In its latest work for Windex's "Give Life a Sparkle" platform, Energy BBDO--which previously made "The Story of Sarah & Juan" for Extra Gum--gives us another grand tearjerker, titled...

Shonda Rhimes Is Moving Future Projects to Netflix

Shonda Rhimes, the hit producer and creator of popular television shows like Scandal, Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder, will take her production company, Shondaland, to Netflix. All of Rhimes' current shows on air or under development will stay with ABC Studios. That means Rhimes' current hit shows will continue to air...

Why Outerwear Legend Canada Goose Is Taking a Chance on Wool Sweaters

Fashioniastas can understand why someone might spend days looking for the right sweater, maybe even traveling a hundred miles to find it. But that search would seem downright modest to Jackie Poriadjian-Asch, whose hunt for the right knitwear spanned countries across the globe and took a total of three years. Wait--just for a sweater? We...

Silicon Valley Changed the Way Sports Fans Think

Twitter partnered with the National Football League in 2013, adding live in-game highlights to tweets. This was a seminal moment for sports fans, changing the way we all watch, cheer and engage with our favorite teams. As the partnership evolved, The NFL agreed to broadcast Thursday Night Football on Twitter (and a $50 million deal...

A survey of independent media in the South asks if “movement journalism” can help newsrooms better cover social justice strife

Civic journalism, advocacy journalism, engagement journalism: All are buzzwords in the industry right now, particularly as the Internet allows groups underrepresented in the mainstream media to stake their own claims and amplify their own voices. Show More Summary

“OK, I need to do something about this”: The Uncharted Journalism Project is funding stories that wouldn’t be told otherwise

What if you got so fed up with the problems of funding journalism that you just got a bunch of people together and decided to fund it yourself? That’s what Phillip Smith, a senior fellow at Mozilla focusing on misinformation, did with other journalism benefactors in British Columbia. He and a group of eleven other...

Former Playboy Enterprises Chief Content Officer Cory Jones Joins Canadian Cannabis Content Hub Civilized

We've all seen them. Those cheeky pop-up overlays on home pages, urging visitors to sign up for a website's newsletter. But how many of these riff on a sitting U.S. Attorney General? The Sessions pop-up at civilized.life was the brainchild of Cory Jones, who started working with the site last fall as a content consultant....

theSkimm Names Josh Gluck as Its New Chief Operating Officer

Daily newsletter, theSkimm, has grown into a multifaceted company since its 2012 launch. With a focus on helping its millennial readers digest and understand the necessary news of every week day, theSkimm also reaches its 6 million readers via its app (which can connect to your phone's calendar to plan for events in your area)...

Marketing to Millennial Parents: Digital Natives Are All Grown Up and Disrupting the Parenthood Economy

Hours after I gave birth at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the nurses wheeled my baby boy and a stash of Pampers Swaddlers diapers into my room. Later, when nursing didn't go perfectly, they stocked me with Enfamil formula and Medela pump parts. And on my way out, they slipped me a white, velvet satchel full of Chanel...

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