John Cleese has brought back his iconic Basil Fawlty character for the first time on screen since Fawlty Towers ended in 1979—in a British commercial for optical retail chain Specsavers. Cleese helped to write the script, which references this famous Fawlty Towers scene (though don't click if you'd prefer the joke not be spoiled). Show More Summary
Papa John's pizza is the first of star quarterback Peyton Manning's sponsors to publicly throw support behind the Denver Broncos player after doping allegations surfaced last weekend. Manning, who owns multiple Papa John's locationsShow More Summary
Co-authored with Scott Richardson, Ph.D., author of Gender Lessons: Patriarchy, Sextyping & Schools Sadly, the mainstream media's laziness has yet again provided us with a long list of competitive material for our annual top 10 sexist media moments. Show More Summary
"Hoda is a visionary. She does have her finger on the pulse, sadly, on what is happening now."
Attention all schadenfreude enthusiasts, it's time to take a look back and see who really shined in this year's public relations blunders, bloopers and boners (trademark pending): Dishonorable mentions What better place to start outShow More Summary
2015 was the most momentous year in trans history. From scattered events in trans prehistory - Lili Elbe (The Danish Girl), Christine Jorgensen, Sylvia Rivera, and Renee Richards - the community finally entered the historical mainstream in 2015 with the splashy "outcoming" of Caitlyn Jenner. Show More Summary
This year's UNCA gala was held Dec. 14 at 55 Cipriani.
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After a record-shattering weekend at the box office, if you haven't felt the force of Star Wars, you must be living in another galaxy. Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit $238 million solely in North American ticket sales. And I confess, I am one of the diehard fans who had tickets in advance of Dec. Show More Summary
Branding is never easy, but nonprofit branding poses special challenges. Potential partners, team members, donors and advocates can have wildly varying expectations when it comes to defining a nonprofit organization's profile. On the...Show More Summary
The NFL is expected to take disciplinary action against one of its star players after his antics during a game Sunday drew widespread criticism. ESPN reports that the league is likely to suspend Odell Beckham Jr. for one game. Beckham,...
As shoppers troop off to buy gifts for the holiday season, ringing up an estimated $877 billion, most of them will go home not just with their purchases, but also with a paper receipt in the bag. Often, it's a very a long paper receipt in the bag. Show More Summary
In the coming year, journalists will experiment with and debate emergent forms of virtual reality and drone witnessing. Virtual reality and drone technology will both continue to challenge journalists on their ideals of objectivity,Show More Summary
2016 will be the year (more) lines disappear. The line between content consumer and producer will blur as Snapchat gets better at taking individual stories and turning them into collective stories. The line between politician and entertainer will blur because Trump. The line between a flash-in-the-pan social media celebrity and sociopath will blur as terrorists...
Honda said Friday that it will air a 60-second spot for its Ridgeline pickup truck during Super Bowl 50 in February, returning to the big game after a year away. The ad, created by ad agency RPA, will air during the third quarter. No details about the creative approach were available. Show More Summary
This fall, Boston Globe CEO Mike Sheehan added a new element to the presentation he makes to potential advertisers: The trailer to the movie Spotlight. The movie chronicles the Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into child sex abuse in the Catholic Church, and Sheehan has been screening the trailer to show advertisers the impact the Globe’s...
Leo Burnett celebrated a banner year in terms of its creative output and all the awards the global agency racked up—an Emmy for the "Like a Girl" campaign, 69 Cannes Lions and Adweek's Gravity Award for the Samsung Safety Truck, to name a few. Show More Summary
In a rare collaboration, YouTube is rolling out a new commercial starring the characters from The Simpsons, in which Homer is seen using YouTube video ads to boost his snow-plow business, Mr. Plow. Ad agency Camp + King helped to craft the spot, which starts off by featuring footage from the original episode. Show More Summary
Specs Who Founder Stefan Sagmeister and partner Jessica Walsh What Creative design firm Where New York After spending almost two decades creating album covers for artists like the Rolling Stones and Talking Heads, Stefan Sagmeister wanted to branch out. Show More Summary
Some media analysts see a bubble poised to burst; others, incremental growth. I see something more radical: a complete regime change in the audio landscape. Finally. Right now, radio dominates — terrestrial radio occupies 52 percent of all audio consumption; satellite, another 8 percent. And in total, those two comprise 74 percent of all audio...