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‘Funny Or Die’ Comes to Washington

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Funny or Die is taking its comedic talents to the District. The satirical website, which helped promote healthcare.gov with a Between Two Ferns interview from President Obama, is expanding its politically minded humor with a new office...Show More Summary

Film festival creates award in honor of David Carr

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

NJArts.net The Montclair Film Festival has created an award in honor of New York Times columnist David Carr, who died earlier this year from complications related to lung cancer. The David Carr Award for Truth in Non-Fiction Filmmaking,...Show More Summary

Neutrogena Ditches TV for Social Media-Heavy Earth Month Campaign

Household beauty brands have long relied on TV advertising to pitch their products to wide audiences. But with more consumers—particularly millennials—moving online, Johnson & Johnson's Neutrogena Naturals is switching up its approach this year for its annual Earth Month campaign by going all-in on digital. Show More Summary

Chevrolet, Jash Create the #BestDayEver of Positive Prankvertising

April Fools' Day is known as a day to pull pranks on your nearest and dearest. However, Chevrolet and online comedy network Jash believe that not every trick has to be mean-spirited. The two have teamed up for #BestDayEver, an eight-hour YouTube livestream of real-life surprises around the U.S. Show More Summary

Allen West Joins Townhall as Contributor

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Former US Representative (R-FL) and Lieutenant Colonel Allen West, not to be confused with another politician who also says crazy shit, Mayor Adam West, has joined Townhall media as a bi-weekly contributor. “I am excited and honored to welcome Lt. Show More Summary

How Goodwill's New Boutiques Are Dressing Up Secondhand Shopping

When Macklemore donned a mangy fur coat and strutted over the used sofas in his 2013 "Thrift Shop" video, fans got a good look at the Goodwill Outlet at 1765 Sixth Ave. South in Seattle—a stereotypical realm of fluorescent lights, linoleum floors, and bins of plastic toys. Show More Summary

Infographic: a Historical and Data-Driven Look at Will Ferrell's Branding Genius

Will Ferrell last week got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which was nicely timed to promote his hit movie Get Hard, where he co-stars with fellow comic Kevin Hart. But perhaps Ferrell should also be recognized for his memorable...Show More Summary

Tidal Review: A Day in the Ocean

The relaunch of Tidal has generated a lot of buzz pinning it as a Spotify killer, but how is it for its users and consumers?

Why Storyful is expanding its business to work with brands

DUBLIN — During halftime of a February 2013 basketball game at Mississippi’s William Carey University, cheerleader Ashley Arnau ran toward the center circle, did a front flip, grabbed a basketball, and flung it into the basket from half court. The video went viral. An original video of the shot has nearly 1 million views on...

How Groupon Not So Innocently Planned Its Most Popular Facebook Post Ever

When you know your company's next social media post is going to get trolled, it pays to plan accordingly. That's the lesson from Groupon's massive success on Facebook last week, when a stellar social response by an in-house team turned the rather dildo-esque Banana Bunker into a gold mine of fan engagement and sales. Show More Summary

YouTube Testing Ultra Hi-Def, Ultra-Smooth Video Playback — Here’s a Sample

YouTube has been quietly working on ratcheting up the quality of the videos hosted on the site. Tech Crunch reports that the site recently began allowing 60 FPS video playback and is now testing playback at 4K. “The catch? It’s...

The Daily Promo – Josh Ritchie

Josh Ritchie Heidi: Who printed it? Josh: After searching around for a reasonably priced printer, since I was getting 1200 prints done at an odd size, I decided to go with a local print house, Dale Laboratories in Hollywood, FL. They were fast (they printed it same day within 3 hours), cheap, and most importantly their […]

Daily Show Has Its New Host

Those who called for " not another straight white male " to succeed Jon Stewart at the helm of the Daily Show are getting their wish: Trevor Noah, a biracial South African comedian, will be the next host. Noah's first appearance on the show was in December, and the 31-year-old has appeared...

Time Inc. Cancels Video Company Acquisition

Time Inc. won’t be boosting Sports Illustrated’s video presence after all. According to The New York Post, talks between the publisher and CineSport — a sports video platform — have broken down. A source told the Post that Time Inc. was looking for ways to bolster SI’s digital offerings, and talks were progressing. Show More Summary

Blog: Mission Journal: Bangladeshi press reined in as Hasina exerts authority

Matiur Rahman Chowdhury has been the host of "Frontline," a popular Bangla-language news show, for five years. Aired live three times a week, the show gained notoriety for bringing politicians, members of civil society, and journalists together to discuss current affairs. Chowdhury distinguished himself from many of his counterparts...

Look to the past for lessons on the news industry showdown with Facebook

4 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

News and commentary this week that leading news organizations are close to striking a deal to publish directly to Facebook’s platform reminds me, and others, of an industry faceoff six years ago with Google. As you may recall, Rupert Murdoch had denounced Google for “stealing” content in its news summaries. Show More Summary

The Hill’s ’50 Most Beautiful’ Nominations Open Today

Hey Washingtonians, it’s that time of year: The Hill’s “50 Most Beautiful” list is once again upon us. Nominations for the 12th annual list open Wednesday and anyone is fair game. All you need is one nomination to be considered. Been...Show More Summary

'The Late Late Show with James Corden' got off to a solid, star-studded start

British actor and comedian James Corden took over hosting duty for Craig Ferugson on "The Late Late Show" on CBS Monday night.  Corden, who is a big star in England, is not yet a household name in America. However, after just one night,...Show More Summary

Authorities in Crimea should allow Ukrainian outlets to broadcast freely

New York, March 24, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Crimea to allow television and radio outlets based in Ukraine to broadcast in the region, following a statement made by Sergey Aksyonov, the Russia-appointed prime minister in Crimea, indicating that Ukrainian broadcasters that have been taken off...

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