Time 100 Makes Room Once Again for Kim Jong-un

April 20, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The person with the second-most Time "100 Most Influential People" appearances on this year's list is North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Only Chinese president Xi Jinping, appearing in 2017 for the eighth time, is ahead of the 33-year-old DPRK scion, who is included for a seventh time. Jong-un is also arguably the Time 100 2017...

Read More

Could Google and Facebook’s Challengers Steal Away Ad Budgets by Working Together on Metrics?

April 20, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

In an Adweek magazine feature story this week about Facebook's and Google's metrics issues, Treasure Data CMO Kiyoto Tamura offered what seemed like a novel idea. What if Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest worked together--perhaps with either the Advertising Research Foundation or the Interactive Advertising Bureau at their side--to establish common ad metrics? "I almost feel...

Read More

Vanity Fair’s Michael Callahan on the ‘Killer Idea’ and Writing 6,000-Word Stories

April 19, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The joint was jumping at Michael's today, where a scrum of paparazzi had their noses pressed against the glass in hopes of getting a better look at Quantico star Priyanka Chopra. Unfortunately for the shooters, the actress sat with her back to the window at Table One, alongside Elle magazine EIC Robbie Myers, who was...

Read More

Facebook Is Promoting Circle Time for Developers

April 19, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Facebook is encouraging collaboration by its developer community with its launch of Developer Circles From Facebook at its F8 developers conference in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday. The program is open to developers worldwide and free to join, and each Developer Circle is led by members of the local community and has its own dedicated Facebook...

Read More

Facebook Is Promoting Circle Time for Developers

April 19, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Facebook is encouraging collaboration by its developer community with its launch of Developer Circles From Facebook at its F8 developers conference in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday. The program is open to developers worldwide and free to join, and each Developer Circle is led by members of the local community and has its own dedicated Facebook...

Read More

21st Century Fox Is Parting Ways With Bill O’Reilly

April 19, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

21st Century Fox has decided to part ways with Bill O'Reilly, the iconic cable news personality and the face of Fox News Channel since 1996. Rupert Murdoch, 21st Century Fox co-chairman & Fox News executive chairman, along with co-chairmen James and Lachlan Murdoch, co-signed the following letter with company letterhead, which was first released by...

Read More

Christian Teen Magazine Brio Relaunches With Duck Dynasty Granddaughter on the Cover

April 19, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Shut down in 2009, the evangelical magazine Brio is rising up from the print-dead eight years later. At this Easter holiday time, or any other point on the 2017 calendar, it amounts to a minor miracle. For today's edition of NPR's Morning Edition, Sarah McCammon spoke with some of the publication's former fans and provided...

Read More

Why Brands Like HBO and WWE Are Flocking to Streaming Subscription Services

April 19, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

In the history of TV--all 75 years of it--there has never been a time when so much content has been so readily available to watch. But with the average cable package now topping $103, according to Leichtman Research Group, and a new wave of direct-to-consumer services, viewers have more choices than ever in how they...

Read More

Adweek Honors Its Rising Brand Stars

April 18, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Rising Brand Star Julieta McCurry of Delta Air Lines and Adweek.com managing editor David Griner. Dan Hollister A group of attendees pose in front of the graffiti wall at Huge's Atlanta office, where the event was held. Dan Hollister Huge's global executive experience director Derek Fridman with his wife Emily. Dan Hollister From left, Felix...

Read More

Staying Small Helps This Startup Agency Snag Partnerships With Athletes, Celebs and Influencers

April 18, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Much like John Malkovich, the star of the Super Bowl ad they made for Squarespace, John McKelvey and Hannes Ciatti--eponymous leaders of New York startup agency JohnXHannes--are multifaceted makers. The Australia-bred ex-Droga5 pair launched their shop, which they call a "creative collective," in early 2016. They're committed to keeping the core team small--it's just the...

Read More