Facebook Is Testing an Optional Profile Picture Guard in India

June 22, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Users in India spoke, and Facebook listened: The social network is testing tools in India to give users more control over how their profile pictures can be downloaded and shared. FacebookProfilePictureGuardEnglish from SocialTimes on Vimeo. Facebook teamed up with safety organizations in the country--including the Centre for Social Research, Learning Links Foundation, Breakthrough and Youth...

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LinkedIn Users: Professional Networking Is Important, But …

June 22, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

A recent survey by LinkedIn found that its members' attitudes toward professional networking and their actions don't always mesh. LinkedIn surveyed 15,905 members across 17 countries from Feb. 6 through March 18, and it found that: 80 percent of respondents believe professional networking is important to career success. 70 percent of those hired in 2016...

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Fearless Girl’s Creators Tell All About Their Famous Statue, Including Her Biggest Secret

June 22, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

CANNES, France--Tali Gumbiner and Lizzie Wilson, the young creative team at McCann New York who made Fearless Girl, are at Cannes Lions for the first time. And as expected, it's been a bit of a crazy week for them. Their State Street Global Advisors statue, easily the most breakthrough pop-culture icon to emerge from advertising...

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Slate’s Jessica Winter Is Joining The New Yorker as Executive Editor for the Website

June 21, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

New Yorker editor David Remnick and newyorker.com editor Michael Luo announced three new additions to its digital team, including a new newyorker.com executive editor to replace the departing Vera Titunik, who will leave the publication next month for a new role as features editor at Wired. Taking over the executive editor role will be Jessica...

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Periscope Will Now Let Viewers Buy Hearts to Send to Broadcasters

June 21, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Periscope is giving content creators a way to turn hearts into hard-earned (or hardly earned) cash. The Twitter-owned app is introducing Super Hearts, which users can buy with real money and then send as a sign of support to their favorite Periscopers. Broadcasters can then trade hearts for money, keeping about 70 percent of it...

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Twitter Enters the Octagon With SB Nation’s The MMA Hour

June 21, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Vox Media announced Wednesday that weekly live show The MMA Hour from SB Nation will begin livestreaming on Twitter June 26. Mixed martial arts journalist Ariel Helwani hosts The MMA Hour, which airs live Mondays at 1 p.m. ET and features results, previews of upcoming bouts, breaking news, analysis and interviews. Livestreams of The MMA...

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Twitter Enters the Octagon With SB Nation’s The MMA Hour

June 21, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Vox Media announced Wednesday that weekly live show The MMA Hour from SB Nation will begin livestreaming on Twitter June 26. Mixed martial arts journalist Ariel Helwani hosts The MMA Hour, which airs live Mondays at 1 p.m. ET and features results, previews of upcoming bouts, breaking news, analysis and interviews. Livestreams of The MMA...

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Why This Simple Beaded Bracelet Won a Grand Prix for Good at Cannes

June 21, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

CANNES, France--Alongside Afghanistan's Ministry of Health, McCann Health and McCann Worldgroup Partner scooped up the Cannes Lions Health Grand Prix for Good this year. Their campaign, "The Immunity Charm," also won the most awards ever at Lions Health--four gold Lions, four silvers and one bronze. "This important award represents how powerful creative solutions to public...

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The Story of the Brilliant, Incendiary Trump Ad That Has Cannes Buzzing

June 21, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

CANNES, France--It's one of the most memorable images of this Cannes Lions festival. A stack of Der Tagesspiegel newspapers, with a cover photo of Donald Trump repeated more than a dozen times, elongating his face and giving the illusion of a very, very big mouth. "Will he bully his way into the White House?" asks...

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Vinnie Jones Drops the F-Bomb, Dances Around the House for a German Mattress Brand

June 21, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

This time around, Muun's pitchman keeps his pants on. As you might recall, Muun is the German mattress retailer that caused a stir with its 2016 campaign featuring Frank Ku?nster, a hirsute, 300-pound bouncer who posed (more or less tastefully) nude to illustrate the tagline, "German Softness." For its latest campaign, "Choose Your Comfort," the...

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