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Human Rights Campaign, the civil rights organization perhaps best known for championing same-sex marriage  and making the equality symbol go viral, released its report naming the “Most LGBT-Inclusive Places to Work” this week. The list is very inclusive...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Award-winning Tampa Bay Times’ journalists Bill Duryea and Micheal Kruse are leaving the Sunshine state and taking their talents to Washington. Politico’s Susan Glasser sent out a staff-wide email yesterday announcing the new hires for the publication’s...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brianna Ehley | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Facebook has become so large that now it delivers a multitude of experienced for different use cases. Some are using it as a communication platform, others a messaging service, others are using it as a marketing tool. However, a new attempt from Facebook...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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We have very little to go on at the moment, but sources tell us that one or more divisions of the lime-friendly Corona beer business are preparing for an agency review. Cramer-Krasselt is currently AOR for Corona Extra while GS&P remains the agency...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Today, Spot.IM, SimilarWeb and AdClarity released data showing that digital publishers are leaving around $30 million “on the table” by not optimizing social interaction on their website. The report is spearheaded by Spot.IM, a company that helps...
From: Media Bistro | By: Karen Fratti | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Team One has launched the annual “December to Remember” holiday sales event for Lexus with a new integrated campaign built around three broadcast spots. In each of the 30-second spots parents present a different explanation for how exactly Santa...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Bigwig politicians, reporters and DC socialites, all showed up Monday night to the Newsuem in downtown Washington to honor Bob Schieffer and 60 years of exceptional journalism by Face The Nation. In something rarely seen in Washington, the evening...
From: Media Bistro | By: Damon Marx | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Arienne Thompson‘s head is filled with golden pop-culture nuggets. But unlike most people who live and breathe all things celebrity, from Kimye’s fashion choices to Taylor Swift‘s relationship status, it’s her job to obsess over the minute details...
From: Media Bistro | By: Jenell Talley | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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KBS and AdoptUSKids is celebrating the tenth anniversary of partnership between the organizations with a campaign launching today in collaboration with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Ad Council. The ads promote adoption by showing...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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BBH New York enlisted dancers from the New York City Ballet for a series of ads depicting victory celebrations for PS4, an extension of the “Greatness Awaits” campaign. Each of the six spots begins with a group of dancers performing classic ballet...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Capitol File released its new holiday issue today with Megan Boone, star of NBC’s hit drama The Blacklist and total babe, on the cover! Inside the annual holiday issue, Boone reveals why she enjoys living on the East Coast and dating in New York...
From: Media Bistro | By: Damon Marx | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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This morning, sources confirmed that CarMax will no longer work with New York’s Silver+Partners, the agency behind last year’s viral “Slow Clap” Super Bowl spot. Last week another Silver client, “web development platform” provider Wix, announced...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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BuzzFeed: Uber “Investigates” Top NY Exec for Privacy Violations Variety: Netflix Pulls Bill Cosby Special Amid Rape Allegations LinkedIn: Brand Journalism Is Not Content Marketing Forbes: Why Brands Should Pay Influencers Bloomberg View: What Do...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Matthew Olsen, a former federal prosecutor and NSA official, is joining ABC News as a contributor based in Washington, DC. Most recently, Olsen was Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, reporting directly to President Obama and Director of...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Running Press has formed a global partnership with HBO. According to the press release, the two companies plan to develop three Game of Thrones products. The first project, a mini-book entitled Game of Thrones: In Memoriam, will feature “a photo and...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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This week’s T magazine Q&A with the son and daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith is the first joint published conversation the famous offspring has done. Nice scoop for article author Su Wu, whose piece is being picked up far and wide. From...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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The New York Times has revamped its iOS Real Estate app for the first time since 2007. The new version combines Times real estate content with various properties that you definitely won’t be able to afford. You can afford the app though! Because it’s...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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Jonathan Franzen (pictured, via) has been working a new novel entitled Purity. Farrar, Straus & Giroux will publish the book in September 2015. Philip Weinstein will share an analysis of Purity in his forthcoming biography, Jonathan Franzen: The...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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These types of promotional posts that your News Feed is riddled with are about to appear less frequently. Remember that time small business owners and brands could use Facebook as a simple (and free) form of advertising? Those days are quite far gone,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Angela Washeck | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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JetBlue has unveiled the details of a plan that intends to make no one happy it seems, except investors. Starting in 2015, the company will start charging for the first checked bag for certain fares. Also, by 2016 there will be five percent less legroom...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tonya Garcia | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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This week, Quench is hiring an art director, while Madwell needs a director of client services. Greater Than One is seeking a senior digital media planner, and Petrol Advertising is on the hunt for an advertising associate. Get the scoop on these openings...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nadine Cheung | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The new Pizza Hut campaign doesn’t include full credits from AOR Deutsch LA. But the spots, which earned coverage in both Adweek and The New York Times this week, mark a change in direction for the newly rebranded company. First, a trip to the town...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The latest iteration of Cheezburger, part of of Ben Huh’s humor empire, has been released on iOS and is coming soon to Android. The new app emphasizes content creation by letting users easily remix images and GIFs. Users can also upload their own images...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mona Zhang | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tells The New York Times Magazine about his once hot, now quite cold relationship with MSNBC, and in particular, with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of “Morning Joe,” where Christie was once a regular. In the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mark Joyella | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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This week, CNBC is hiring a digital sales planner, and MSNBC needs a segment producer for The Rachel Maddow Show. Meanwhile, MediaLinks TV/ CCTV-America is seeking a guest producer and an assignment editor. Get the scoop on these openings below, and...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nadine Cheung | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Lately we’ve seen the impact social networks can have on the election cycle. The effect on voter participation can be cause for concern over potential biasing of the voting public. Another impact that’s been spotted is some potentially illegal (or...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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FishbowlDC: The Washington Post has a brand new Kindle app. See? We told you the paper would be fine. AgencySpy: We would love to have a portable gong like the one in this new ad for Steak n Shake. Every time someone said something we didn’t like —...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Media Matters For America has a good summary of the social media and MSM blowback sparked by Jay Leno‘s decision to cancel out of a commitment with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSFF). The former Tonight Show host was set to MC a dinner...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 279 | CNN: 112 | MSNBC: 79 | HLN: 95 Primetime: FNC: 443 | CNN: 137 | MSNBC: 138 | HLN: 118 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Cavuto: 213 TheFive: 275 Baier: 370 Greta: 484 O’Reilly: 591 Kelly:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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With the major networks apparently too busy tonight with The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy and The Biggest Loser, only PBS, Telemundo, Univision and the cable networks (CNN, MSNBC and Fox News) will be broadcasting President Barack Obama‘s...
From: Media Bistro | By: Damon Marx | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Today we bring you a guest post from Allie Gray Freeland, content marketing specialist and PR for iAcquire and ClearVoice. According to a recent study conducted by Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, 73 percent of B2B marketers said they...
From: Media Bistro | By: Guest | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Bros are really good at creating apps and startups. They are not so great at sharing the wealth. First, it was Facebook. Then, Snapchat. But this Yik Yak lawsuit sure sounds like it would make a better movie, right? Here are some things we can learn...
From: Media Bistro | By: Karen Fratti | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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SuperHeroes is an Amsterdam-based agency that just established its first stateside office here in our fair city of New York. How do we know this? Because we just received the agency’s first “American” campaign. The New York move, which prompted...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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BBH London targets millenial women with a new spot for Bailey’s entitled “Global Girls Night Out.” As you may expect from that title, the ad follows several groups of friends from around the world as they celebrate a girls night out. It’s a simple...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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When columnist Jack Shafer announced last night via Twitter that Reuters was letting him go, the media world responded with a collective electronic gasp. Despite the surprise following his announcement, this is familiar territory for Shafer, who landed...
From: Media Bistro | By: Corinne Grinapol | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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At the bottom of today’s item about a shaky National Enquirer Scientology exclusive, The Bunker disturber-in-chief Tony Ortega adds a P.S.: As long as we’re taking a look at the way Scientology is being treated by other outlets, we have to draw...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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British comedian and author Russell Brand stopped by CNN’s “New Day” to promote his new book this morning. Brand got a little handsy and even planted a kiss on Alisyn Camerota, Michaela Pereira and Chris Cuomo. Yes, even Chris. New Career Opportunities...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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NBC News correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin announced via Instagram an expanded role at the network, moving to New York where he will do fill-in anchoring at MSNBC, while also continuing in his role as foreign correspondent for NBC News: It’s official!...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mark Joyella | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Fox News Channel will air the film “Killing Kennedy” on Sunday, Nov. 30 at 9 pm ET. The Emmy-nominated film, based on the book Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, originally aired on the National Geographic Channel and drew a record...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, are set to visit New York and Washington on December 7 and 8, and apparently, there is worry that the generally underdressed and informal American press won’t be appropriately attired...
From: Media Bistro | By: Damon Marx | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Ye Olde New York Observer is known to be a publication that’s relatively friendly to PR pros who aren’t named Mark Penn. One prominent executive regularly publishes op-eds in its pages! In case you missed it, the paper revealed its list of The Big...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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For the past couple of months, Uber has lost about all of its fanfare and applause in exchange for a few million middle fingers. As you have seen in the PRNewserverse: we had a sexist PR promo for “hot chicks,” Emil Michael’s horrific implosion,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Hachette Book Group has established an agreement to acquire Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. The executives have designated Black Dog & Levinthal to be a new division at the Hachette Books imprint. J.P. Leventhal founded the company in 1993; it...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Literary Arts, Inc. has named Amanda Bullock to take on the role of festival and events manager for the Wordstock Festival. Prior to this move, Bullock served as the director of public programming for the nonprofit cultural institution Housing Works...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The Grolier Club is hosting an exhibit focused on the “Quotations of Chairman Mao.” Here’s more from The New York Times: “The exhibition begins at the beginning, and even before, with several precursor anthologies that can be seen as steppingstones...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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In the 2013 memoir Strange Days, Dean Goodman framed his lifelong passion for the Rolling Stones as follows: I started obsessing about Mick & Co. when I was 13. Everyone at my New Zealand boarding school was into the Rolling Stones. In a regimented...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Jeff Fager is leaving his role as chairman of CBS News and turning his “full attention” to “60 Minutes.” “It is hard to believe that it has been four years since Les asked me to take the job, but we agreed that when the time was right I would...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Courtesy of CBS CBS News’s Jeff Fager is stepping down from his perch as the network’s chairman to return to “60 Minutes” full-time as the executive producer. Fager served as CBS News’s chairman for four years, and had worked as the executive...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brianna Ehley | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The news startup from Jill Abramson and Steve Brill might have a Huffington Post connection. According to The New York Times, Abramson and Brill have discussed a potential deal with Arianna Huffington and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, in which HuffPost would...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The age-old battle of statement eyeglasses versus statement jewelry will be waged this evening at NYC’s Mandarin Oriental as Pratt Institute entices art and design-loving donors to open their checkbooks and their autograph books for the school’s...
From: Media Bistro | By: Stephanie Murg | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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