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Anonabox seemed like a perfect product: Anonymous browsing, low entry price, and most of all, easy to use. And with October being National Cybersecurity Awareness month, it seemed the timing was also perfect. Indeed, the project far exceeded its funding...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Monday, October 20, 2014
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FishbowlDC: In an interview with Playboy, former Democratic governor of Montana Brian Schweitzer reveals that he can count. AllFacebook: Facebook has launched an ad for its Messenger app that it forced you to download. Good luck, Facebook! GalleyCat:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The very phrase “advertising with Google Glass” may seem like a contradiction, but Kenneth Cole recently became the first brand to do just that with the help of Men’s Health magazine and New York-based digital agency Ready Set Rocket, which collaborated...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Monday, October 20, 2014
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According to a report in Adweek, Yahoo is living up to its hands-off promise to Tumblr. When the site was acquired last May, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said, “We promise not to screw it up,” and that the site would continue to operate independently....
From: Media Bistro | By: Mona Zhang | Monday, October 20, 2014
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adam&eveDDB, UK enlists the aid of The Slow Mo Guys in a new online ad in support of YouTube, directed by Jack Driscoll, released in both 30 and 60-second iterations. Since, in recent years YouTube has seen some fierce competition in a market they...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Monday, October 20, 2014
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If there’s anything you should get from Noah Rosenberg‘s story, it’s that you should probably keep a notebook next to your bed — the brilliant thought that strikes you just before shut-eye could very well turn into a viable business. In Rosenberg’s...
From: Media Bistro | By: Janday Wilson | Monday, October 20, 2014
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In light of a fake news article about the arrest of street artist Banksy being widely shared on social media, the International Business Times’ Ewan Palmer has some critical advice for Facebook and Twitter users: All readers need to do is check:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The Associated Press has named its 2014 Oliver Gramling Award winners. The awards are highest honor for AP staffers. “The winners constitute an extraordinary lineup of talented staff committed to the values of excellence, courage, action and passion...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Monday, October 20, 2014
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CBS News correspondent Clarissa Ward will receive the 2015 Murrow Award for International Reporting from The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State. CNN foreign correspondent Arwa Damon will be honored with the International Women’s...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Louise Fili has done it again. The designer of all things bello, including stunning packaging and branding for the likes of Jean-Georges, Tiffany & Co., and Sarabeth’s, turns her Italophilic eye to signage in the pages of Grafica della Strada:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Stephanie Murg | Monday, October 20, 2014
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If you’ve recently received a “renewal notice” from The New York Times, ignore it. It’s a scam. The Times sent out a notice that a variety of “independent solicitation companies” are targeting subscribers to the Times and other publications. The Times stated...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Maybe we should just have CNN’s Jake Tapper moderate all the debates from now on. Tonight, Tapper showed how a strong moderator can peel political candidates away from their pre-planned quips and comfortably boring talking points. Viewers got to see,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mark Joyella | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Former editor of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee died today of natural causes at the age of 93 at his home in Washington. Bradley served as executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 – 91, a time that included the resignation of President...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Fox News finished in the Top 5 of cable networks for the week of Oct. 13. FNC was No. 3 in primetime — behind ESPN and TBS — and No. 4 in Total Day viewing. FNC averaged 1,765,000 primetime viewers and 1,064,000 total day viewers. CNN placed 27th...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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CBS News correspondent Holly Williams reports tonight from inside Syria, where she speaks with a teenager who says he was forced to fight alongside ISIS. The report, broadcast on “The CBS Evening News” is a rare example of American journalists doing...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mark Joyella | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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MediabistroTV caught up with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly at the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame awards last night. Kelly co-hosted the event along with NBC Sports’ Bob Costas. Vicki Salemi, our editor of MediaJobsDaily asked Kelly what she owes...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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“Florida mom petitions against Toys ‘R Us over Breaking Bad action figures.” I’m so mad, I’m burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest — Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) October 20, 2014 Bryan Cranston can joke about this, but it’s...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Today we encountered an interesting extended ad for IBM from Ogilvy New York. Here it is: The well-designed spot may be most interesting for its context: it appeared on Gawker property Gizmodo last week as part of a “sponsored content” partnership...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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BuzzFeed, the social publisher that built its name on listicles and quizzes, has been trying to become a serious news source. In recent memory, BuzzFeed has: Hired investigative reporters. Launched a business section. Deleted posts in a decidedly un-journalistic...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mona Zhang | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Ashoka Mukpo, the freelance NBC News cameraman who contracted Ebola while working with Dr. Nancy Snyderman and her team in Liberia earlier this month, took to Twitter today to defend NBC’s chief medial editor. Snyderman has been the subject of recent...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 239 | CNN: 148 | MSNBC: 80 | HLN: 92 Primetime: FNC: 311 | CNN: 134 | MSNBC: 93 | HLN: 78 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Cavuto: 231 TheFive: 425 Baier: 376 Greta: 244 O’Reilly: 416 Kelly: 282...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The Hill today added a Cybersecurity vertical to its website coverage. The new dedicated topic area will explore cybersecurity within the technology, healthcare, and defense industries, from legislation and regulation to lobbying efforts and current...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Facebook has tried, almost to a fault, to protect the identities of its users — as long as they’re real. See, for example, the site’s recent conflict that ended with the network allowing some users who dress as members of the opposite gender to...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Late this Tuesday afternoon, Business Insider executive editor Joseph Weisenthal tweeted. That in itself is not at all unusual, but what he conveyed was. After six years with Business Insider, Weisenthal is moving on. The hard-working journalist timed...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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TVNewser: Dan Rather is happy to have Mark Cuban as a boss. That felt weird to type. FishbowlDC: John McCain wishes his daughter Meghan McCain was more like Chelsea Clinton. Well that’s not awkward at all.  AllFacebook: Facebook’s “other”...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Tuesday, October 21, 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 | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Monica Lewinsky announced her campaign to end cyberbullying today: http://t.co/BbLB8u4Bxz #Under30Summit pic.twitter.com/QGSSYDyk7m — Forbes (@Forbes) October 20, 2014 Looks like that Vanity Fair article was just the beginning of the public return...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tonya Garcia | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Laughlin Constable is launching its first campaign for BOD Man, Parfum de Coeur’s (PDC) popular fragrance brand for men with three new 15-second broadcast spots produced in-house. In the ads, Laughlin Constable channels the hypersexualized approach...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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BuzzFeed Distributed, a new social division of the publisher, is gearing up for its official launch with several new hires. The division, which will officially launch in the next few months, is a team dedicated to creating social content for a variety...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mona Zhang | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Once upon a time, Tom Cruise told Renee Zellwegger: “You complete me.” But today, it’s all about Renee’s complete “new” me. In the wake of Zellweger’s shockingly unfamiliar red carpet face, unveiled Monday at Elle magazine’s “Women...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Another interesting tidbit from that massive Pew Research Center study we mentioned this morning is that no one seems to trust BuzzFeeed [insert LOL and/or here]. The site was the only media outlet considered by Pew that received across the board distrust...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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• Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died last night after a long battle with cancer. The bon vivant, whose fashion house announced last week the appointment of Nina Ricci veteran Peter Copping as creative director, was 82. • Banksy is back. His...
From: Media Bistro | By: Stephanie Murg | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 171 | CNN: 144 | MSNBC: 100 | HLN: 101 Primetime: FNC: 144 | CNN: 112 | MSNBC: 170 | HLN: 89 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Kelly: 160 TheFive: 173 NewsHQ: 136 Report: 180 Huckabee: 133 Pirro:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 144 | CNN: 137 | MSNBC: 88 | HLN: 114 Primetime: FNC: 92 | CNN: 228 | MSNBC: 102 | HLN: 153 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Report: 101 MediaBuzz: 116 FNSunday: 132 Report: 176 Huckabee: 112 Reporting:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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ESPN’s Skip Bayless offered a sure-to-be controversial opinion Monday morning on “First Take.” Bayless suggested that NBA superstar Kobe Bryant benefited from 2003 sexual assault allegations brought against him in Eagles, Colorado. Remember Kobe...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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She’s trending on Twitter, lighting up Facebook, and is on the front pages of dozens of websites, including CNN.com and FoxNews.com. Even her Wikipedia page has been updated to reflect the discussion. But there’s one place you won’t find chatter...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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With just two weeks until November’s midterm elections, National Journal’s enhanced Hotline Race Tracker was repositioned before the paywall today to offer users detailed information on specific state races. Visitors to the site navigate by state,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The Washington Post today launched a new app, its first designed for a wearable device. The new app for Android Wear products, a line that includes three “smart” watches, serves as an extension to Android phone and tablet devices and delivers article...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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An intriguing interview in New York Magazine sheds lights on introverts and coffee. While the topics haven’t really been fleshed out before, it makes sense. Psychologist and author Brian Little explains in the piece: “After ingesting about two cups...
From: Media Bistro | By: Vicki Salemi | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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We read this piece and we had to chuckle. Having worked in recruiting and reviewed thousands upon thousands of resumes, yes there are several repetitive words that rear their ugly head. A lot. And you know what? After a while they lose all meaning. There...
From: Media Bistro | By: Vicki Salemi | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Last week, Edelman’s second annual brandshare survey told us that a large majority of consumers (83 percent) aren’t satisfied by their “relationships” with brands. They want more in the way of information, but they feel like brands are only out...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Amazon and Simon & Schuster have established a new multi-year print and digital agreement. The previous contract was scheduled to expire in two months. Here’s more from The Wall Street Journal: “Simon & Schuster, whose recently published...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Here’s an agency ethics question from a reader to go along with the almost completely accurate stock photo above. Reader’s former agency colleague has since moved on to a bigger gig as a consultant overseas. Good enough — but when this colleague...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Today MRY named Brad Cohn ECD of its West Coast office (which is about to turn eight months old). The agency also announced that it will be social/digital AOR for top banana Del Monte. Cohn has a more extensive agency background than most. While the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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BBH London has released a new spot for KFC in the UK entitled “Fans.” In the 90-second spot, two brothers support rival footie clubs — Stirling Albion FC and Dunfermline FC — and each attends a match with one of their parents. Both diehard fans...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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For the past five and a half years, for all but one month, Alan Duke‘s byline has been the number one desktop-views attraction at CNN Digital. During that one month in question, Duke went on vacation for three weeks. More specifically, for the first...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The study that has everyone’s attention in the media world today concerns trust and political ideology. Depending on your affiliation and your favorite outlets, the extensive Pew Research Journalism Project survey could be seen as either a good or...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Constantin Film plans to create a TV show based on the Mortal Instruments books. Last year, the movie studio released a movie version of the first installment in Cassandra Clare’s young adult series, City of Bones. The story for the TV show will follow...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The advice available to anyone trying to solidify their social media marketing strategies is endless. Still, many businesses run into the same pitfalls time and again. An infographic from entrepreneur Jason Squires details the nine most common mistakes....
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The Guardian has overtaken The New York Times as the second most visited English-language newspaper site. In September, theguardian.com drew 42.6 million unique visits, compared to 41.6 million for nytimes.com. The data comes via comScore. For the Guardian,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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