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Former Subway Pitchman Jared Fogle Is Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Prison

Jared Fogle, the former Subway pitchman, was sentenced today to more than 15 years behind bars. As previously reported, Fogle was expected to plead guilty to charges related to the possession of child pornography as well as soliciting sex from minors. Show More Summary

How James Murdoch Thinks the Ad Industry Should Innovate

James Murdoch, who took over as CEO of 21st Century Fox in July, doesn't see Netflix as a harbinger of a world without advertising. But he said the ways brands reach consumers through video has to change. "It's easy for people to look...Show More Summary

Serial Is Landing on Pandora With the Backing of Big Brand Advertisers

Buoyed by WBEZ Chicago's runaway hit Serial last year, music-streaming service Pandora wants in on the podcasting craze, and it's bringing in big brands to sponsor the content. Two weeks ago, Pandora announced a deal that made it Serial's exclusive streaming partner starting next week. Show More Summary

Paid to vote: Why a nonprofit news outlet gave away $10,000 in a lottery

Bridget Conroy-Varnis, a school crossing guard, voted this month in Philadelphia’s mayoral election—and won $10,000 for her trouble. Conroy-Varnis was the randomly selected winner in a voting lottery run by The Philadelphia Citizen, a nonprofit news start-up that launched in full force, after a long gestation period, in September. Show More Summary

Ford Is Using Instagram Perfectly for These 'Don't Like and Drive' Posts

There are many PSA campaigns out there warning people not to use cellphones while driving, but few are as wonderfully simple as this one—Blue Hive Brazil and Team Detroit's Instagram posts for Ford Motor Co. The posts—the most recent...Show More Summary

The Christian Science Monitor built a separate site just for coverage of the Paris climate talks

Paris is currently in the global limelight because of the terrorist attacks last Friday, but at the end of the month delegates from around the world will converge there for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. News organizations around the world are sending reporters to the summit, known as COP21, and plotting how to cover...

Live Nation Partners With Philips to Feature New Musicians and Light Up Living Rooms

Lighting is an integral part of any musician's live show—it can alter the mood of the audience or add color and excitement to the gig. To show consumers they too can create their very own intimate music series at home, lighting company Philips teamed up with Live Nation Entertainment to create the Living Light Sessions. Show More Summary

Vice’s Broadly Debuts Series Spotlighting Women in Male-Dominated Fields

Vice's 4-month-old digital channel Broadly has hit the ground running. Today the female-focused site is rolling out its first Web series under a new partnership with Unilever. The sponsored program focuses on women in workplaces typically dominated by men and includes an ad campaign highlighting Unilever's TRESemmé brand. Show More Summary

Ad of the Day: Would You Act If You Were in Imminent Danger? Maybe Not, Says This Ad

If you were alone in a room that started filling with smoke, you'd take the cue and make a hasty exit, right? But if you were in the room with a group of full of strangers, you might react differently to that same immediate danger—depending what others do. Show More Summary

Newsonomics: Can you get readers to pay a dollar a day for digital news?

Is local news worth a dollar a day? That’s the fascinating question The Boston Globe is now posing to its local readers. It’s a query that should resonate among the press around North America and Europe as well. Ninety-nine cents has become the golden price of digital media. Ninety-nine cent trial offers are everywhere you...

Headlines editors probably wish they could take back

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The 20 Most Viral Ads of 2015

Creatives, despair! With just six weeks left in 2015, the most shared of the year contains nothing but found footage, according to new data from Unruly—hilarious and adorable found footage, but found footage nonetheless. But maybe that's OK. Show More Summary

How one blog helped spark The New York Times’ digital evolution

Last month, The New York Times announced that it was formally shutting down City Room, the metro blog that it had been running since 2007. And even before its closure, it had been reduced in recent years to just a repository for a couple ongoing features — a far cry from the lively, webby blog...

Here's How Advertisers Will Be Able to Target TV Viewers Who See Competitors' Ads

Millennial Media is partnering with Rentrak to roll out a first-of-its-kind capability that lets TV advertisers retarget viewers on their mobile devices. It is the the company's first offering since AOL's $238 million acquisition of the mobile ad network, which reaches 190 million unique users across more than 65,000 apps, in September. Show More Summary

Squarespace Taps Anomaly for Pop-Culture Boost and a Return to the Super Bowl

Seeking a bigger brand profile and a permanent place in the cultural consciousness, digital publishing platform Squarespace has selected MDC Partners' Anomaly in New York as its lead creative agency. "With more people than ever looking...Show More Summary

South Park Hysterically Satirized Ad Blocking and Sponsored Content

South Park's 19th season has been unusually strong, thanks to a season-long storyline involving topics like political correctness and gentrification. "Sponsored Content," last night's episode of the Comedy Central hit, was one of its best yet in 2015. Show More Summary

Inside BBDO's Rapid-Fire Quest to Find the Perfect Twix Spot

On a recent Monday morning, a handful of BBDO New York creatives huddled together at Google's YouTube Space in Chelsea to shoot a video for Twix's "Left Twix/Right Twix" rivalry campaign. As they chatted in the hall about how the spot would be filmed, two actors wearing Michael Bolton-style blonde wigs and button-down shirts walked by. Show More Summary

McCann Tells Staff It Is Resigning Jose Cuervo Over 'a Variety of Factors, Including Financial'

It looks like McCann New York won't be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Jose Cuervo anymore. The Interpublic Group agency has resigned the account of the country's leading tequila brand, according to an internal memo obtained by Adweek. Show More Summary

E! Is Ending Joel McHale's The Soup After 22 Seasons

This summer, Joel McHale jokingly told Adweek that he had "30 good years left" as host of E!'s The Soup. But he didn't even get 30 good weeks: E! announced today that the series, which skewers the week's most ridiculous moments in television and pop culture, will be ending after 22 seasons. Show More Summary

Condé Nast Shutters Details and Merges Self's Sales and Marketing Team With Glamour

Those persistent rumors of Details' imminent demise are finally coming true. In a memo sent to Condé Nast staffers this afternoon, president and soon-to-be CEO Bob Sauerberg announced that the 33-year-old magazine's December 2015/January 2016 issue will be its last. Show More Summary

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