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Maybe you’re using your camera phone to make calls or even retirement investments, but we know that much of the time, you’re using your smartphone to take a ridiculous amount of mobile photography. In fact, mobile photography has been so prominent,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Phi Tran | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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If you’re hitting a brick wall in looking for media, advertising and creative opportunities, you may want to look into sports-related jobs. That’s because sports employment overall is on the rise. It’s hot-hot-hot according to a new survey released...
From: Media Bistro | By: Vicki Salemi | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Since this is pre-football week, here’s a BBDO ad for Snickers that tells us that Johnny Manziel is trying to improve upon his personal “brand” after a rough start. Rather than simply sweating because he didn’t get picked until the 22nd round...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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This week, the Washingtonian is hiring a web developer/digital analyst, while McMurry/TMG needs a managing editor for a travel website. CLASP is seeking a technical writer and editor, and The Pew Charitable Trusts is on the hunt for a communications...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nadine Cheung | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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If brands can pay for placement with native ads, does traditional PR still have a purpose? http://t.co/OiyUbu2jK9 — Help A Reporter Out (@helpareporter) August 26, 2014 To be honest with you, readers, many conversations about “content” alternately...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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This just in…according to data from The Creative Group, advertising and marketing executives receive an average of 23 resumes for every position they need to fill. As for interviewing itself, they meet six job seekers before extending an offer. We’re...
From: Media Bistro | By: Vicki Salemi | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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With football season around the corner, Toth+CO enlists Drew Brees in their latest spot for Wrangler’s new Advanced Comfort Jeans. And the results are…exactly what you’d expect from a Drew Brees Wrangler ad. Brees sits on a cooler on the back of...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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BuzzFeed’s John Templon yesterday published a piece on elusive phrases offered by White House press secretaries after analyzing 5,000 briefings dating back to the 1993 Clinton White House. President Clinton’s press secretaries George Stephanopoulos,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The hottest story in the ad world today concerns the newly-released TV components of a campaign that had a few scratching their heads last week: W+K’s “Dress Normal” for new client Gap. These ads, directed by David Fincher, add a bit of narrative...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Two new anchors are set to join CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange.” Wilfred Frost and Seema Mody (center) join Julia Chatterley (left) as hosts of the daily global business show next month. Broadcast from the CNBC London studio, and airing from 4-6amET...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Twitter is Rolling Out its Tweet Activity Dashboard to All Users (The Next Web) Twitter has begun opening up its new Tweet Activity dashboard to all users. An update to a support article...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tim Sohn | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Days before the two-year anniversary of the terrorist attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Fox News will air a special documentary. “13 Hours At Benghazi,” hosted by Bret...
From: Media Bistro | By: Jordan Chariton | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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So, you think the economy has rebounded and your savings account can begin its weatherstripping for the colder days. Vacations are being planned, allowances are no longer declined and date nights are back in full swing. Only one problem: You work at...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Time Inc. has named Hunter Lewis editor Cooking Light. Lewis had most recently served as executive editor of Southern Living since 2012. Prior to that, he was food editor of Bon Appétit and kitchen director of Saveur.  “Hunter has rich experience...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has a new UK campaign for Uncle Ben’s, called “Ben’s Beginners,” based on the insight that one in four parents never cook with their children. In a two minute spot — entitled “Where’s The Kitchen” — a supposed...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro. SocialTimes Amazon Acquires Twitch for $970 Million TVNewser Executive Producer Changes at ABC News FishbowlNY The 2014 Online Journalism Award Finalists GalleyCat How...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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As creative director of InStyle since 2007, Rina Stone has seen her purview expand from the pages of a magazine to an entire brand universe that now encompasses everything from apps to stilettos (created as part of an ongoing collaboration with Nine...
From: Media Bistro | By: Stephanie Murg | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. NBC’s Emmys Drop From Last Year But Dominate on New Night (LA Times / Company Town) Held on a Monday for the first time since 1976, the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards won the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brad Pareso | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Today, TVNewser begins a multi-week series where we’ll catch up with some tvnewsers of yesterday to learn about their lives now, and their perspectives on the industry.  We start with former ABC newsman Ken Kashiwahara.  Next week: former CNN...
From: Media Bistro | By: Alissa Krinsky | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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In case you missed it, there was a very good bit of U.S. Open-timed investigative journalism published Saturday in the New York Times. Article authors Mary Pilon and Andrew W. Lehren found much evidence to support the headline “A Tennis Board Woven...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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The Online News Association yesterday announced finalists for the 2014 Online Journalism Awards in categories that include data journalism, digital storytelling, investigative journalism, public service, and technical innovation. Among the finalists...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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New York-based magazine The Scientist has brought to our attention a reminder of just how widespread the corrosion of the print world has become. Per their pick-up of a recent Ottawa Citizen investigation, Toronto-born publication Experimental &...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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American academic Kalev Leetaru has been going through the Internet Archive to build a database of copyright-free photos online. He has uploaded the collection and tagged them on Flickr. So far the collection boasts more than 2.6 million images. BBC...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Can you blame them, really? Yet some attorneys call the move “shameful”, comparing it to last year’s attempt to trademark the phrase “Boston Strong” in the wake of the bombing that shook that city. Everyone from Mark Zuckerberg to Anna Wintour,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Lisa Desjardins is leaving CNN. But she’s not going quietly. A Capitol Hill correspondent, Desjardins joined CNN 9 years ago after working as a reporter in print, TV and radio. In a goodbye video posted to YouTube, the likes of which you’ve probably...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Chelsea Clinton is leaving NBC News. People magazine was first with the story this morning. Clinton tells the mag she plans “to continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child.” Clinton...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Friday, August 29, 2014
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If you think a temp job looks shady on your resume, listen up. Opportunities are thriving in this area and hiring managers aren’t really thinking your resume is tarnished if temporary assignments are part of your portfolio. If you focus on the job...
From: Media Bistro | By: Vicki Salemi | Friday, August 29, 2014
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In her epic departure video, CNNRadio Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins lets it all go, except for the reporter notebooks and pencils she appears to have taken with her after CNN Digital’s restructure earlier this month resulted in the elimination...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Thanks to changing tastes of the teen demographic and the landslide of bad press the company has received over the past year, the Abercrombie & Fitch brand no longer wields the same power it once did. With sales continuing to flounder, the clothing...
From: Media Bistro | By: Elizabeth S. Mitchell | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The Florida Polytechnic University has opened its doors for the semester with a new library, but the library doesn’t have any print books. Instead, the new space designed by modernist Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, features a collection of 135,000...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Arnold Worldwide has been hinting at a big move for some time, dropping easter eggs like a craigslist ad offering its Emmy award to the most worthy bidder and creating an “arnold.is (moving)” site that features an interactive, factoid-packed infographic....
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, August 29, 2014
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BBDO New York’s latest offering for GE continues to celebrate innovation, but marks a stylistic departure from the agency’s recent work for the brand. While “What Would Happen” and “Childlike Imagination” looked at innovation from a sense...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Jonathan Hunt is leaving Vice after six years with the company to join Vox Media. Adweek reports that Hunt will serve as Vox’s global vice president for marketing and partnerships. Hunt told Adweek that what drew him to Vox — which owns sites such...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Much credit for this goes to photographer Richard Phibbs and shoot fashion director Nicola Formichetti. Together, for the September issue of Paper, they have vividly captured Courtney Love for the publication’s 30th anniversary issue. Love will no...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Betsy Fischer Martin, the former executive producer of “Meet the Press” is leaving NBC News after more than 20 years with the network. In a note to colleagues, Fischer Martin writes, “Exactly 23 years ago this week I walked a few blocks down Nebraska...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Friday, August 29, 2014
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In a new promo for ABC News “World News Tonight,” former anchor Diane Sawyer introduces incoming anchor David Muir and highlights his reporting for the network, from the revolution in Egypt, earthquake in Haiti, and tsunami in Japan to Tehran, Iran...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Kevin Griffith, an English professor in Ohio has teamed up with his 11 year old son to create a Lego adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s novel Infinite Jest. “Brick Jest” recreates 100 scenes from the tome. The two have documented the project...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Friday, August 29, 2014
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MWW  announced that Nicole Bott has joined the firm’s corporate communications practice as vice president. Bott, who will be based in the New York office, brings more than a decade of experience leading integrated account teams across media relations,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Elizabeth S. Mitchell | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Quit blaming the economy, newspaper publishers. Stop accusing the Internet, National Newspapers Publishers of America (NNPA). Hey, International News Media Association (INMA), slow down on your blog hate. Your vitriol should be aimed in one clear direction...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Many Ice Bucket Challenges come and go – but few get airborne. That’s why we’re thoroughly impressed with this watery, in-air acrobatic maneuver from pilot Bruce Bohannon, who manages to use gravity to do the frigid dumping. In the video below,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Phi Tran | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Today Leo Burnett’s London office launched a new campaign celebrating the 40th anniversary of McDonald’s arrival in the UK. The campaign aims to portray the important moments in people’s lives…that just happened to occur at McDonald’s. In...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Wall Street Journal reporter Mike Vilensky‘s piece about the dynamic twentysomething NYC male duo of John Tuite and Carlos Santolalla starts out with some impressive social media particulars. The two model-photographers-writers are constantly about-town...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Friday, August 29, 2014
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After 23 years, Betsy Fischer Martin is set to depart NBC News. In an email to friends and colleagues this morning, she writes, “As some of you know, this is my last week with an @nbc email address. You can find me a lot of places this fall –  @home...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Two writers, Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter, plan to launch a podcast called “A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment.” The premiere podcast was unleashed on August 25th and it contains two episodes. Followers can expect a new one to be released every other...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Bauer Media has announced a new branch of the company — Bauer Xcel Media – which will focus entirely on the digital side of Bauer’s brands, like In Touch Weekly and Life & Style. Christian Baesler, who most recently served as VP of new media,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Miley Cyrus is V Magazine’s latest cover star. This is her second time on the fashion glossy’s cover. Cyrus is the featured artist for V Magazine‘s “Rebel Issue,” because nothing says rebel like a rich kid who makes terrible music. New Career...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Friday, August 29, 2014
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TVNewser got its hands on the first promo for “World News Tonight with David Muir,” which officially debuts Tuesday night. The promotional spot is voiced by former “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer. New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Friday, August 29, 2014
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CBS’ “Face the Nation” notched a win in total viewers on August 24, besting ABC’s “This Week” by +242,000 total viewers. “This Week” won in the A25-54 demo beating the CBS broadcast by 28,000 viewers.  ”Meet the Press,” guest hosted...
From: Media Bistro | By: Jordan Chariton | Friday, August 29, 2014
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From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro. AllTwitter Twitter Analytics Are Now Available to Everyone TVNewser Bill Wolff Named Executive Producer of The View AgencySpy Intel Begins Creative Review FishbowlNY AP...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The New York Times: End the Tyranny of 24/7 Email The Hollywood Reporter: Nikki Finke Signs Book Deal Wired: This Man Is on a Mission to Turn NYC into a Tech Magnet Marketing Land: Facebook Adds Ability to Promote Events in News Feed BuzzFeed: 21 Years...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, August 29, 2014
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