Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

‘Foxcatcher’ Wrestler Apologizes for Twitter Rage, but Stands by Criticism of Film

January 2, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Mark Schultz, the real-life focus of the wrestling drama “Foxcatcher,” has removed this week’s blasts against the film and director Bennett Miller, saying, “I may have tweeted out of anger.” But in the Jan. 1 statement on his Facebook page, in which Schultz apologizes for the “harshness of my language,” he adds, “I in no way... Read more

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More Top Media Publications Trust Programmatic For Premium Ad Inventory

December 23, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

More top publishers are opting into programmatic ad networks to sell premium advertising. Varick Media Management recently signed exclusive deals with Time Inc., News Corp., American Media Inc. and Wenner Media and will help them sell ad units that feature photography, videos and other types of media for their websites. "There still is a large segment of the market that views programmatic as the remnant stuff," said VMM vp of product strategy Jim Caruso. "But it can be used as a holistic part of your strategy." Currently, real-time bidding programmatic rules the market, making up $9.25 billion out of the $10 billion industry . But, direct programmatic buying is taking over more of the space, growing 850 percent in 2014 to make up $800 million of the pie. One of the benefits of going programmatic is that publishers can access data that they wouldn't get via traditional ad buying, Caruso explained. VMM can combine its data with publisher first-party data to guarantee better hit rates for key audiences. Not only do people get the right ad at the right time, they see high impact creative that can be targeted across a media company's family of sites. "I think that everyone should move to automation because it's more efficient," Caruso said.

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Justin Bieber is 2014’s Most Tweeted-About Artist

December 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Beyonce’s surprise self-titled album was, unsurprisingly, the most tweeted-about album of 2014, but overall, Justin Bieber generated the most buzz in the music crowd on Twitter, according to a comprehensive new report from the social media platform. However, despite Bieber landing the number one spot on number of tweets generated, it should be noted that... Read more

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First Look: Patrick Stewart Plays a Neo-Nazi in ‘Green Room’

November 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Patrick Stewart has turned to the dark side. Stewart offered his Twitter followers a first look at his new white supremacist character in “Green Room” — a far cry from his iconic characters of Captain Jean Luc Picard from “Star Trek” and Professor Charles Xavier from the “X-Men” franchise. The photo shows the actor surrounded... Read more

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Watch: Lena Dunham, Chris Pratt Read Mean Tweets on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

November 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“If you don’t have anything nice to tweet, don’t tweet at all.” That definitely wasn’t the motto last night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” during the eighth edition of the host’s “Mean Tweets” segment, which asks celebrities to read out Twitter users’ insulting posts about them. Thursday night’s entertaining compilation featured a new batch of celebs, including... Read more

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‘Batman V. Superman’ Shooting in Imax

November 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice” will be shot with Imax cameras, a spokeswoman for the company confirmed to Variety. News that the superhero matchup would use the cameras first bubbled up on Twitter after a user observed the filmmakers as they shot scenes in Chicago. Snyder’s “Man of Steel” showed in Imax, but didn’t use... Read more

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For Gotham’s Ben McKenzie, No Gadget Beats a Good Traffic App Or a Nice Scotch

November 10, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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Artie Lange Pulled From ‘@Midnight’ After Twitter Rant

November 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Following an explicit Twitter rant regarding ESPN2’s “First Take” host Cari Champion, comedian and television personality Artie Lange has seen his Thursday appearance on Comedy Central’s “@Midnight” canceled. Lange tweeted that he had from been pulled from the show on Wednesday. They're now telling me I can't appear on @Midnight tonight cause of the pressure... Read more

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Walking Dead, Killer Clown Top TV Twitter Ratings

October 14, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Twitter users turned their attention away from Scandal and Washington D.C machinations to zombies and freak shows in this week’s Twitter TV top ten list provided by Nielsen. AMC’s The Walking Dead trampled the competition with 1.32 million tweets reaching an audience of 7.4 million twitter accounts. The show even sacked NBC’s Sunday Night Football by attracting 17.3 million viewers in the 18-49 old demographic. The season five premiere of the zombie drama picked up after the season four cliffhanger at the Terminus which saw the main characters locked up in a train car to feed the undead hordes. Fans were certainly happy to have the zombie fighting crew back together. My weekends actually have a meaning again ❤️ @WalkingDead_AMC #thewalkingdead — Danny (@iversdr) October 13, 2014 So happy to have @WalkingDead_AMC back! I almost cried just now! This episode was awesome and the reunion just now was everything! Everybody back together again!!! #TheWalkingDead — Nat King Troll (@MrMaalyMal) October 13, 2014 FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show finished a respectable second in the Twitter top ten, producing just over a million tweets seen by 6.4 million Twitter accounts. The season four premiere featured a murderous clown that killed parents and robbed little kids. Scary? TV critics thought it was the scariest episode yet and fans took a real liking to Twisty the clown. . I do not like that clown..good job AHS. I will be having nightmares tonight. @AHSFX #americanhorrorstory #AHS — Taylor Leigh (@TayLor___Leigh) October 9, 2014 " @John_Yarbrough2 : I already hate clowns, then this guy comes around. #americanhorrorstoryfreakshow #twistytheclown pic.twitter.com/ghLrBmOTqg — ❥.HollyWo0d&Co. (@Qween_Wezt) October 9, 2014

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Box Office Mojo Returns After One-Day Absence

October 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Without explanation, the Box Office Mojo site has returned following an absence of slightly more than a day. The site vanished on Friday afternoon with the site redirecting users to parent Amazon.com’s IMDb. It returned early Saturday evening but without any explanation on IMDB, Box Office Mojo or on Box Office Mojo’s official Twitter and... Read more

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