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Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ISIS Reportedly Holding Another Journalist Captive (TVNewser) ISIS released a new video Thursday showing a British journalist as its prisoner. The video, since deleted by YouTube,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Christine Zosche | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Despite the growth of social media marketing, CMOs still have some questions. Social has the potential to connect brands with consumers the world over, but only for those who understand how to use the medium. An infographic from marketing automation...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Earlier this month, a class action lawsuit against Yelp was thrown out when the plaintiffs failed to prove that Yelp’s manipulation of reviews amounted to extortion. That issue remains at large, but lawmakers are working to make sure users are able...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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A question for the men in the audience: have you ever mentored a young person? The answer is almost certainly no, but Esquire wants to change that with the help of 72andSunny and its new “Mentoring Project.” In short, the magazine enlisted a bunch...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Aaron Sorkin‘s “The Newsroom” returns to HBO November 9. The 6-episode final season will include whistleblowers, a wedding, and a minor storyline ripped from a real newsroom. As Sorkin explains to EW about the characters of Jim and Hallie, played...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Former “Meet the Press” host David Gregory yesterday moderated a discussion at the No Labels National Ideas Meeting, with honorary co-chairs Gov. Jon Huntsman and Sen. Joe Manchin. On the topic of media coverage in Washington, Gregory said, “Sometimes...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Facebook to Address Real-Name Policy’s Effects on Drag Queens, LGBT Community (AllFacebook) Facebook’s enforcement of its real-name policy has put it at odds with a community that...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tim Sohn | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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At the No Labels National Ideas Meeting in Washington, D.C. this afternoon, former “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory talked about the media’s role in the polarized state of politics. “Sometimes it is an over-simplification to talk about...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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According to Nielsen Media Research, Megyn Kelly‘s program on FOX News “The Kelly File” during the hour of President Barack Obama’s statement on ISIS was the fourth highest rated program on cable last week. The week’s top three included two...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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The Washington Post today launched a new vertical – In Sight – a photographic look from pop culture to science and global conflict to fashion. The tumbling site thus far has been populated by WaPo’s Nicole Crowder, profiling the work of Somerset...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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As we continue TVNewser’s ongoing series “Where Are They Now?”, we talk with former Fox News Channel anchor Linda Vester.  Next up: former Good Morning America co-host David Hartman.  It’s been nearly a decade since Linda Vester anchored a...
From: Media Bistro | By: Alissa Krinsky | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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This week, Everlane is hiring a content and copy lead, while ZOZI is seeking travel and active lifestyle writers. Avanquest needs a social media manager, and the Christian Broadcasting Network is on the hunt for a social media manager. Get the scoop...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nadine Cheung | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The White House has released the latest PSA in its efforts to end sexual assault, and with it a new website that asks visitors to take a pledge as a “personal commitment to help keep women and men safe…” The “It’s On Us” campaign has enlisted...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tonya Garcia | Friday, September 19, 2014
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We have no idea why TechCrunch Europe editor Mike Butcher had access to this email from Saatchi Operations Director Su Millar, why folks were in such a hard-partying mood last night, or why the finger-wagging note seems to have gone out to everyone...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Here’s one we missed today: Jay Benjamin of Saatchi & Saatchi New York has signed two new ECDs to his roster. In what looks like one of the bigger moves made since Benjamin left Leo Burnett for Saatchi in April, he hired Chris Moreira and Mark...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Last month, the New York Times offered a rare peek inside Apple’s internal employee training program. Reporter Brian X. Chen didn’t exactly get a mountain of details from the three staffers he spoke to, on the QT. Rather, just some program tidbits...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Friday, September 19, 2014
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It looks like Al Jazeera America isn’t taking the lawsuit levied against them by former Vice President Al Gore lying down. They countersued Gore and Joel Hyatt back today. The Associated Press reports the cable news network, which launched last year...
From: Media Bistro | By: Jordan Chariton | Friday, September 19, 2014
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While we didn’t have a chance to watch NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s entire press conference live thanks to our day jobs, we’ve already read enough recaps and seen enough tweets to know that it was a disaster — and not just because of the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Millennials tend to get a bum rap. Remember that Time magazine cover that painted them as “lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents?” They’re the ME ME ME generation, the cover reads, but then boldly proclaims “why they’ll...
From: Media Bistro | By: Claire Daniel | Friday, September 19, 2014
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With all of the possibilities of social media, email is still the most effective form of digital marketing. Indeed, email outperforms both Facebook and Twitter, and often results in the most shares, which have been valued at more than $12.00 each. Armed...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Viral marketing is often seen as vulgar and cheap. You’d hope the best content would be the most effective — and go viral naturally. However, there seems to be an increasing trend toward the use of deliberately vulgar and shocking marketing. The...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Friday, September 19, 2014
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[My handsome guy, Jack]FishbowlDC: The Animal Health Institute has named the winners of its Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill contest. None are as cute as your dog are they? No they’re not! No they’re not! Who’s a handsome guy? Who’s a handsome guuuuyyy?...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Friday, September 19, 2014
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After more than 40 years in TV news, first at local stations in Boston and New York and later at ABC News, CBS News, and most recently, NBC News, Mike Taibbi is leaving the business. Taibbi, 65, joined NBC News in 1997 as a correspondent for “Dateline...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Friday, September 19, 2014
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25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 247 | MSNBC: 64 | CNN: 104 | HLN: 73 Primetime: FNC: 351 | MSNBC: 122 | CNN: 105 | HLN: 86 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Cavuto: 165 TheFive: 296 Baier: 282 Greta: 279 O’Reilly: 417 Kelly: 373...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Reese Schonfeld has not been shy in his criticism of CNN, a network he worked for in the 1980s. With the byline ‘Founding CEO of CNN,’ Schonfeld has, for years, written critical pieces for Huffington Post, including one yesterday titled, CNN: The...
From: Media Bistro | By: Jordan Chariton | Friday, September 19, 2014
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From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump… (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media....
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Friday, September 19, 2014
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This GalleyCat editor is about to have a new baby. I’ll be taking for a couple of months to adjust to life with a newborn and a toddler. During this break, the site will be in the capable hands of GalleyCat contributors Maryann Yin and Claire Davis. Email...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Friday, September 19, 2014
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This week, Argus is hiring an account executive, while KSV needs a senior copywriter. McMurry/TMG is seeking an interactive marketing manager, and iCrossing is on the hunt for a senior media manager/associate director. Get the scoop on these openings...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nadine Cheung | Friday, September 19, 2014
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At a time when nearly everything is available in bits, bytes, and pixels, print lives on in inspired packaging. Stuart Tolley brings together the most innovative examples in Collector’s Edition, new from Thames and Hudson. The book spans the worlds...
From: Media Bistro | By: Stephanie Murg | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Broadcast networks provided special coverage this afternoon as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held a news conference to answer questions and announce that he won’t resign. “We will get our house in order first,” Goodell said as he announced enhanced...
From: Media Bistro | By: Jordan Chariton | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked. Highlights include former CIA deputy director Michael Morell on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on “FOX News Sunday,” and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Confession: we didn’t even realize that International Talk Like a Pirate Day was a thing until yesterday, when we heard rumor that certain brands might be usin’ and abusin’ the word “matey.” Apologies for our ignorance, lasses — we should...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Bruce Springsteen was born to turn 65 on September 23, 2014. Ahead of the big day, New Jersey’s Monmouth University is hosting an all-day celebration and examination of the singer-songwriter’s catalog and influence. The Saturday 9:30 a.m.-3:3:0 p.m....
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Overland Park, Kansas agency JNA Advertising teamed up with Superlounge directing duo Jacob/Slade in a new campaign for Kansas Lottery aggressively telling viewers to “Dream Big.” In the spot, “Big TV,” a man tells his wife he’s dreaming of...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Three months ago we broke the news that Beth Ann Kaminkow, CEO of Dallas-based Omnicom shop TracyLocke, was leaving her position to serve as global CMO of shopping center company Westfield Group. We heard nothing more on the subject until today, when...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Between its $40 billion valuation and increasing star power of the creators, YouTube is becoming a breeding ground for the next generation of digital talent gone mainstream. The latest is a partnership with Dreamworks’ multi-channel network AwesomenessTV...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Friday, September 19, 2014
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David Leonard, national president and chief operating officer of DDB Canada announced today that the agency has appointed 17-year DDB veteran Cosmo Campbell as its new chief creative officer. Campbell replaces Kevin Drew Davis, who is transferring to...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The Associated Press’ Erin Madigan White highlights ways the Obama administration actively blocks information from the media, as outlined by AP Washington bureau chief Sally Buzbee. From the administration’s air strikes on ISIS to Guantanamo Bay,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Friday, September 19, 2014
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It’s going to take more than “clean up in aisle seven” to wash this one away. Wal-Mart Mexico, or Walmex, has come under fire for allegedly hosting a cockfight in its Boca del Rio store in order to promote a soda company. What happened to good...
From: Media Bistro | By: Elizabeth S. Mitchell | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The media is having a lot of fun with this story and who can blame them? It’s not every week that a car stolen when a gallon of gas cost a quarter is returned to its rightful owner. Per an item by Los Angeles AP writer Justin Pritchard, Miami Beach...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Friday, September 19, 2014
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This week, Fast Company is hiring a digital project manager, as well as a senior integrated marketing manager. Meanwhile, Modern Notion needs a science and innovation editor, and Well+Good is on the hunt for an articles editor. Get the scoop on these...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nadine Cheung | Friday, September 19, 2014
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While discussing new reports that federal investigators have found no link between the George Washington Bridge fiasco and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Joe Scarborough wondered how his network will cover it. “12 nights in a row on a certain...
From: Media Bistro | By: Jordan Chariton | Friday, September 19, 2014
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At the POLITICO Playbook Lunch last hour, star of CBS’s new series “Madam Secretary” Téa Leoni joked about who from American politics her character emulates. h/t to POLITICO Video EP Christine Delargy via Instagram New Career Opportunities Daily:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Friday, September 19, 2014
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ICYMI: a majority of Scotland doesn’t mind being part of the United Kingdom after all. All due apologies to William Wallace of Braveheart fame but it seems they don’t want their FREEEEEEDOM as much as we might have thought. Now imagine if we’d...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Question: when did TMZ become a legitimate news source? Early this morning, the site best known for sex tapes and whatever deep dirt they have on Justin Bieber told us that someone forgot to cancel Joan Rivers’ pending Instagram iPhone promotion after...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, September 19, 2014
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McCann has rolled out the latest extension of the “Priceless Surprises” campaign for Mastercard featuring Justin Timberlake surprising card-holding fans, which debuted back in January for the Grammys. The latest iteration of the campaign comes via...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Friday, September 19, 2014
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This newly released PSA created by Mekanism for a tiny, no-name client known as the United States government includes quite a few famous faces aligned behind a single cause: reducing sexual assault rates via personal responsibility. In fact, the spot...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, September 19, 2014
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A couple Revolving Door items for you this early afternoon, involving Marie Claire and Bonnier. Details are below. Marie Claire has named Nikki Glazer northwest account director. Glazer most recently served as account manager for C&G Publications....
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The Newspaper Guild of New York, which represents about 600 Time Inc. staffers, has announced that labor negotiations with the publishing giant have broken down. The main sticking point? Time Inc. wants to outsource more than 100 jobs. Bill O’Meara,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The Associated Press’ Sally Buzbee writes about the eight ways the Obama administration blocks information to the press. 1) As the United States ramps up its fight against Islamic militants, the public can’t see any of it. News organizations can’t...
From: Media Bistro | By: Jordan Chariton | Friday, September 19, 2014
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