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Scarlett Johansson is on the cover. And this weekend, she will arrive in print form in her native New York City via a different Parade magazine newspaper partner. From this weekend’s announcement: “We are excited and honored to partner with the New...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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CNN’s Anderson Cooper questioned comments made by a Baltimore City Council president Bernard Young, who spoke Monday at a city news conference on the rioting that has overwhelmed the city. Cooper said Young had been critical of the media for “focusing...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mark Joyella | Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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The rioting in Baltimore that creating dramatic images of burning businesses and clashes between rioters and city police led all three network evening newscasts. ABC’s “World News Tonight” with David Muir branded the story “Baltimore Erupts:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mark Joyella | Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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Don Imus is leaving the TV airwaves once again. FBN confirmed the news tonight following Imus’s rather understated announcement this morning: “We go off television May 29. Why? I do not know. There’s 10 times, maybe a hundred times more people...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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Once again we face the eternal dilemma: is all publicity really good publicity? The UK’s Protein World — which is a company selling dietary supplements that are about as close to “healthy” as your standard bag of chips — is the latest party...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Monday, April 27, 2015
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SOURCE: Facebook Over the weekend, many of us were enjoying the weather outside, going shopping, and hanging out with friends and trying to delay Monday morning. Tom Parks of Saco, Maine had a different weekend — one that made the Internet stop and...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Monday, April 27, 2015
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A week ago, we posted a blind item on the ongoing Royal Caribbean review. We told our (mostly angry) readers that the client had narrowed its list of contenders down to three…but our sources missed one. The client did not speak to us regarding the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Getting an invite to Bloomberg and Vanity Fair’s WHCD After Party is a lot like getting into the Oscars. If you aren’t a celeb, politician, or media personality (or married to one) you’re unlikely to get in. So, if you aren’t one of the bigwigs...
From: Media Bistro | By: Damon Marx | Monday, April 27, 2015
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25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 209 | CNN: 111 | MSNBC: 71 | HLN: 89 Primetime: FNC: 302 | CNN: 142 | MSNBC: 73 | HLN: 104 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: FNC Cavuto: 104 TheFive: 340 Baier: 239 Greta: 186 O’Reilly: 270 Kelly: 312 Tangled:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Fox News host Megyn Kelly will talk to Dr. Phil McGraw on her show tonight. Kelly has a personal affection for McGraw, who she credits with helping her get out of a bad marriage and into a new line of work–television. \"Back in the day when I was unhappily...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mark Joyella | Monday, April 27, 2015
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The cover for the U.S. edition of V. E. Schwab’s forthcoming science-fiction book, A Gathering of Shadows, has been unveiled. We’ve embedded the full image above—what do you think? According to the Tor.com blog, illustrator Will Staehle designed...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Mangan Berlin launched a new spot promoting Volkswagen leasing with the 60-second “Cat Video.” The spot explores the Internet phenomenon of cat videos, with a twist: the cats are all played by people. As with most cat videos, it’s an exercise in...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Monday, April 27, 2015
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For better or for worse, another “Nerd Prom” has come and gone. And whether it was Grover Norquist serving whiskey at IJReview’s “Speakeasy” party or Keegan-Michael Key crashing the dinner as Obama’s anger translator, it was a weekend...
From: Media Bistro | By: Damon Marx | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Back in 2013, the US Department of Labor produced a statistic that should turn the heads of everyone with a client in the healthcare field: women are not only more likely to serve as caregivers when family members grow ill; they also make “approximately...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Monday, April 27, 2015
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With Mother’s Day around the corner, the timing seems about right for this effort from Ogilvy Brazil that focuses on a special set of moms who just want to increase the peace at a major soccer game. Fan-on-fan violence is particularly rampant in...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kiran Aditham | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Goodby Silverstein & Partners launched its first work for Sonic starring Kevin Durant, following the brand signing the Oklahoma City Thunder star small forward to its first sports endorsement deal last November. Two new ads featuring Durant promote...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Don M. Mankiewicz has died. He was 93 years old. As a writer, Mankiewicz specialized in creating novels and screenplays. The Los Angeles Times reports that his first novel, entitled The Trial, was published in 1954 and later adapted into a film featuring...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Monday, April 27, 2015
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The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation is looking for 50 new sustaining donors to give ongoing support to bookseller assistance programs which help provide a safety net to booksellers. The program help booksellers that suffer medical expenses,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Monday, April 27, 2015
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The front page of today’s New York Times sports page is stark. There’s no art; only text. It’s a perfect match for the story that sits at the center of the page. The sports page showcases a moving piece by Dan Barry. In “A Son Calls His Mother,”...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Monday, April 27, 2015
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SOURCE: AP John Hopkins University (JHU) is a staple of the East Coast. Nestled inside Baltimore, Maryland, JHU has been a benchmark of higher education since 1876. Regretfully for a certain fast food restaurant, the JHU student government association...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Monday, April 27, 2015
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In case you missed it, yesterday Jay-Z hit Twitter for the fourth time since January in order to defend TIDAL, his streaming music venture currently failing in the app store and inspiring clever headlines all over the place. Mr. Carter argues that...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Deustch LA launched the final spot in its campaign for the 2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI Clean Diesel, entitled “Mom.” The 45-second spot depicts three young boys running wild in a gas station convenience store causing all kinds of destruction. Filmed...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, two of three women who were kidnapped and held captive for a decade by bus driver Ariel Castro in Cleveland, OH, have penned a book. “Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland” (Viking), which was written in conjunction...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Today we learned that Best Buy — longtime client of Crispin, Porter + Bogusky — will follow a string of big-name companies like Chobani and FIAT Chrysler in abandoning the creative agency of record model and working instead with various shops...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Monday, April 27, 2015
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With the US Supreme Court beginning on the verge of hearing oral arguments on whether states can ban gay marriage, FCB Toronto collaborated with FCB Chicago to create “Nobody’s Memories” for PFLAG Canada, “Canada’s only national organization...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Entertainment journalism has changed dramatically since the days of Goodfellas original theatrical release. Today, such a topic generally demands a number in the headline. And so, post-Tribeca Film Festival close, we have: 11 Things We Learned About...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Monday, April 27, 2015
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There are several intriguing tidbits in today’s Wall Street Journal article about Katie Couric that are tied to unnamed sources “familiar with the matter.” These involve Couric’s alleged annual salary as a Yahoo marquee interviewer and the state...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Monday, April 27, 2015
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PEN American Center is holding its Freedom of Expression Courage Award ceremony in New York next week their decision to honor the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo is causing a stir. A number of writers have backed out of the event questioning...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Monday, April 27, 2015
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CBS Sunday Morning won the coveted Outstanding Morning Show prize at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday night. The network won a second prize, as CBS This Morning won Outstanding Technical Team. The awards aired on Pop and were hosted by...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Monday, April 27, 2015
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On Saturday night, journalists who were not gathered in Washington to hear the President of the United States do standup comedy were taking to Twitter to bemoan the cable news networks’ coverage of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. There was,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mark Joyella | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Chipotle says that it will cease serving ingredients that have been genetically engineered, the first big restaurant chain to do so. The chain began marking which items contained GMOs on their menu in 2013, part of a trend that has seen other restaurants...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tonya Garcia | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Doner Detroit launched a sentimental new campaign for Minute Maid, which lets parents sometime unsure of their parenting skills know that they’re “Doin’ Good.” A 3:30 online spot explores the subject by first asking parents how they think they’re...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Monday, April 27, 2015
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In an effort to show that there can be an emotional element in a plain old Post-it note, 3M and Seoul-based agency Innored bring us this three-minute short film that ups the ante when it comes to marriage proposals. For this campaign, Innored — which...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kiran Aditham | Monday, April 27, 2015
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In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve dug up a video of actress Amber Tamblyn reading her original poem “Dear Demographic.” Throughout the performance, Tamblyn’s mother Bonnie plays the guitar. The “Dear Demographic” piece can be found...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Monday, April 27, 2015
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It’s easy to feel guilty when you freelance. Even if you spend longer than an average workday at your computer, work weekends, nights–you probably still feel you’re not doing enough. The problem may be that you are working too much, not too little,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Corinne Grinapol | Monday, April 27, 2015
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A new book and three New York City hotels. In honor of all this forthcoming activity, Andrew Goldman has put together a wonderful profile of hotelier Ian Schrager. The \"Beethoven of noodges\" mantle is bestowed by Goldman following a description of...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Snapchat, the hot photo messaging app, has made its latest hire from the world of TV news, TVNewser has learned. Peter Hamby, who fronts the CNN Politics HambyCast and is Digital National Political Reporter, is leaving for a leadership position at the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Monday, April 27, 2015
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On the heels of its controversial #RaceTogether campaign that had baristas starting conversations about race with customers while preparing their lattes, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has announced plans to open a cafe in Ferguson, MO. Ferguson was the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tonya Garcia | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Lowe Campbell Ewald announced the hiring of Jim Houck as the newest ECD in its San Antonio office, where he will run all creative for the USAA account. Houck is a writer and agency veteran whose name has appeared on the creative credits for such classic...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Monday, April 27, 2015
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BBDO Dusseldorf positions Mars Minis as “people treats” in a new 30-second spot entitled “Tennis.” Based on a connection between the brands positioning of Mars Minis as “anytime treats” and the way pets are given treats as a small reward...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon will serve as the narrator for the audio edition of Go Set a Watchman. Cademon Audio, a HarperAudio imprint, will release the audiobook on July 14th. The print edition of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Some bibliophiles like to sell their old books. Others transform them into gorgeous artistic pieces. One Japanese craftsman restores them beautifully. According to RocketNews24.com, Nobuo Okano, a Tokyo-based craftsman, has the ability to “make even...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Monday, April 27, 2015
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The New York Daily News is losing two talented staffers. Brooklyn courts reporter Oren Yaniv and transit reporter Pete Donohue are both departing, according to Capital New York. Yaniv has worked for the Daily News since 2004. He is leaving to join...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Your #Summer Wardrobe starts Here: http://t.co/HoOvj0KhOR pic.twitter.com/rAlnWWrzLA — Abercrombie & Fitch (@Abercrombie) April 25, 2015 In its latest set of personnel policies, Abercrombie & Fitch, notorious for its super sexy ads and equally...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tonya Garcia | Monday, April 27, 2015
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The sight of 200 body bags roasting on Brighton beach might be @AmnestyUK's best stunt yet: http://t.co/dgYJTMNeF8 pic.twitter.com/HRpWMCRaiW — VICE UK (@VICEUK) April 23, 2015 In what Vice is calling possibly “@AmnestyUK’s best stunt yet,”...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tonya Garcia | Monday, April 27, 2015
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New York Daily News: Kim Kardashian Tells Matt Lauer “There Were Lots of Family Meetings” TIME: Bruce Jenner Fans Paint Their Nails in Solidarity Digiday: How PopSugar Went from Zero to 14M Facebook Video Views Per Month Adweek: Why Derek Jeter Traded...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Monday, April 27, 2015
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The 27th annual Triangle Awards, which celebrates the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published in 2014, were revealed in New York last week. “Mr. Loverman” by Bernardine Evaristo (Akashic Books) won The...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Monday, April 27, 2015
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CBS News has planned a memorial service for Bob Simon for this Thursday. Simon was killed in a car accident in New York City February 11. The memorial service will take place at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Fredrick P. Rose Hall at 10:30am. Simon’s funeral...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo with anchor Opening Bell live from the Milken Institute Global Conference for the next three days. The 18th annual conference brings together the world’s top executives and policymakers to find solutions in...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Style.com’s disappearance continues. The latest sign that the style site is finished? According to WWD, Condé Nast is transforming Style.com into an e-commerce destination and folding any editorial content into Vogue.com. Style.com’s end was written...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Monday, April 27, 2015
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