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With De Niro Already on Board, High-Profile TV Project Adds Another Major Movie Star

< 1 minute agoMedia / Television Industry : TVWeek

A high-profile television project continues to attract big names. With Robert De Niro already signed for the lead role in HBO’s biopic on Bernie Madoff, the latest big star to join up is Michelle Pfeiffer. Variety reports that Pfeiffer will...

Xerox Is Just as Tired of Tech Jargon as You Are

Skewering business jargon, especially tech jargon, seems to be the latest marketing trend for business-to-business companies. Xerox's new campaign is the most recent effort, positioning the brand as the more human alternative. In its...Show More Summary

Time Puts Branded and Editorial Content Creation Under One Roof

On Thursday, Time Inc. unveiled The Foundry, a content and creative collective comprising Time Inc.'s Innovation Studio, Content Solutions and Time Inc. verticals, including The Drive, a new automotive site set to launch in September. Show More Summary

Why This Agency Opened a Chain of Fast-Casual Pizza Restaurants

From Chipotle to Shake Shack, millennials and Wall Streeters alike love a good fast-casual chain. So when Boston agency Breakaway had the opportunity to invest in and build its own chain of fast-casual pizza shops from the ground up, it couldn't say no. Show More Summary

No Vocation For Location, Part 10

(Vet | Oklahoma City, OK, USA) Vet | Oklahoma City, OK, USA Categories: Extra Stupid Tags: Vet Vet | Oklahoma City, OK, USA(I work at a veterinary hospital that is part of a chain located inside a popular pet supply store.) Me: “Thank you for calling [Vet]. Show More Summary

Russia complicates European market

Eastern apple exporters anticipate a robust year in 2015, even with a new wrinkle thrown into the European marketplace.

Filtering media coverage of same-sex marriage, #BlackLivesMatter, and more through Media Cloud

Regular readers of Nieman Lab will likely be familiar with Media Cloud, the project from MIT’s Center for Civic Media and Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society that gathers stories from across the spectrum of media for the purpose of dissecting themes, trends, or other questions around coverage. In the past, researchers have used...

Iran Reinforces anti-Israel Stance and Support for Terrorist Groups

The Free Beacon reported: Iran’s foreign ministry on Wednesday reiterated its support for Hamas and other anti-Israel terrorist groups and said that aiding those who “stand against the Zionist regime is a principle of Iran’s policy.” The Islamic Republic’s renewed backing of Hamas comes amid reports that relations between the two have been strained in […]

BBC Two Chief On New ‘Top Gear’: “Exciting” And “Scary” – Edinburgh

BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw spoke at the Edinburgh TV Festival today where she said of the new Top Gear which will have Chris Evans as host, “It’s scary, but it’s really exciting.” Evans was named in June to succeed Jeremy Clarkson...Show More Summary

A Strong Cover Letter Can Get You in the Door

The job search can often be tedious as you carefully prepare application materials for multiple positions. The cover letter, though, is a key element of your job preparation that should not be overlooked. Hiring managers read through...Show More Summary

UK Music Collection Society PRS Sues SoundCloud

14 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There have been rumors for months that various elements of the legacy recording industry were gearing up to sue SoundCloud, the super popular and useful audio hosting site (we use it to host the Techdirt Podcast). In the last year or...Show More Summary

TV Personality Arrested in Bizarre Domestic Violence Incident

19 minutes agoMedia / Television Industry : TVWeek

An ugly incident of alleged domestic violence led to the arrest of a television personality. TMZ.com reports that Jill Connors, a recurring guest on the Bravo reality series “Married to Medicine,” was arrested following an incident Aug. 13 at the...

5 Takeaways From McKinsey’s ‘Diversity Matters Report’ For The Legal Profession

22 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Diversity isn't a buzzword, it's essential to running a successful business.

Former Account Exec Returns to CP+B to Help the Agency's Biggest Office Handle Growth

24 minutes agoMedia / Media Industry News : Adweek

A former account executive at Crispin Porter + Bogusky is rejoining the company as managing director in Boulder to help the agency's largest office handle additional growth. Devin Reiter is returning to the agency from McCann Erickson...Show More Summary

Ad of the Day: Old El Paso Brings Brits to Mexico for a Beautifully Shot Tour of Traditional Cuisine

24 minutes agoMedia / Media Industry News : Adweek

It's rare (and probably unprecedented) that we'd recommend watching 5-minute ads for pre-packaged Mexican food, but these are worth making an exception. In Grey London's first work as the lead agency for General Mills U.K., the agency takes two food-savvy Brits—a butcher and fishmonger—to Mexico for a culinary tour of Puebla and Ensenada. Show More Summary

MTV Is Making Periscopes for Taco Bell During This Weekend's VMAs

24 minutes agoMedia / Media Industry News : Adweek

Viacom-owned MTV has a TV problem. Its core demo of teens and young adults are watching less TV than ever before, which is why the network has cooked up an elaborate social game for Sunday's Video Music Awards. The goal is to steer the...Show More Summary

Tribeca Horror Pic ‘Scherzo Diabolico’ Scares Up Deal With MPI Media Group

EXCLUSIVE: MPI Media Group has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Sherzo Diabolico, the dark comic horror film from Spanish writer-director Adrián García Bogliano (The ABCs Of Death, Here Comes The Devil) that had its world premiere this...Show More Summary

‘Blunt Talk’ Solid Starter On Starz

Blunt Talk’s launch on Starz  logged 601K Live + 3 Day viewers. It’s lead-out, the second season launch of Survivor’s Remorse, clocked 463K Live + 3 viewers, which is up 68% compared to last October’s first season starter.  Across all...Show More Summary

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