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People have been using the Internet to make money for decades. Some methods of revenue generation started as ways to supplement income and have since turned into full-time gigs. A Swedish photography-based social network called Foap is the latest revenue-sharing...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Friday, December 19, 2014
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PR Examples: 20 Best Campaigns and Stunts of the Year The Wall Street Journal: The Year in Photos 2014 The New York Times: Sony Attack Unraveling Relationships in Hollywood Poynter: 5 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Journalist in Your Life PR Couture: 4 Things...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, December 19, 2014
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As 2014 winds down, everyone is trying to quantify what we actually did this year. Engagor, a social media customer service platform, has all the data on how consumers interact with businesses online, and which industries do it best. Hint: frozen pizza...
From: Media Bistro | By: Karen Fratti | Friday, December 19, 2014
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McCann Spain and IKEA get sentimental for the holidays with longform online spot “The Other Letter.” The ad opens with a provocative question: “Why do we insist on not getting our children the things they really want for Christmas?” Then the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Daniel Snyder? Paging Daniel Snyder? We have the FCC on line one serenading you with their contemporary take on “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” For a while there has been a movement by Native Americans to tell the NFL that they are people … not mascots....
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Team Detroit is launching a holiday campaign promoting the 2015 Ford Fusion, entitled “It’s the Most Distracted Time of the Year” in a play on a certain popular holiday song (which, of course, is used as the soundtrack for each of the ads). As...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Ketchum named Bill McIntyre director of its Washington, D.C., office. An award-winning communications professional, McIntyre brings more than 25 years of experience in communications to the role, including work in journalism, association communications...
From: Media Bistro | By: Elizabeth S. Mitchell | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Happy Friday! It’s almost Christmas, which means you are having a quiet day in the office or already on holiday (lucky you!). May we interest you in some dogs at the dinner table? We know you want to see a puppy snuggle with a baby. For those who are...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mona Zhang | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Dish customers lost Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network Saturday night, as talks between the network and satellite provider collapsed. Since late Saturday night, talks have stopped. Fox News EVP of distribution Tim Carry tells TVNewser “our phone...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mark Joyella | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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NBC special correspondent and former “NBC Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw has told colleagues he’s headed into 2015 on a high note–his cancer is in remission. In February, Brokaw revealed he’d been diagnosed in August, 2013 with multiple myeloma...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mark Joyella | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Candy Crowley ended her tenure as host of CNN’s “State of the Union” with an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama. The two discussed North Korea’s cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, normalizing relations with Cuba, Russia, Iran, race...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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At 11:50pmET last night, Dish network viewers lost Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network after negotiations on a new carriage agreement failed. Fox says DISH dropped the channel “prematurely.” Dish says “21st Century Fox blocked DISH customer...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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No entertainment news story was stretched as far across 2014, or with such sickening, cumulative power, as the one involving Bill Cosby. In honor of those facts, we are choosing to recap the trail in the form of a modified holiday song sheet. This is...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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This is absolutely the last thing Fusion reporter Tim Pool wanted to be sharing on the Saturday before Christmas. But because he lives on the Brooklyn block where two NYPD cops were brazenly and fatally ambushed this afternoon, he is live streaming at...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Two former associate producers at NBC News have founded a daily email that is generating buzz, millions of dollars and celebrity fans.Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin founded theSkimm to give readers “everything you need to start your day.” Their...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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This is without a doubt one of the best things Sam Biddle has ever written. Prolific Twitter user Adam Penenberg retweeted this line from today’s article: Twitter disasters are the quickest source of outrage, and outrage is traffic. But the one that...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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This week, Atlantic Media is hiring a video producer for The Atlantic, while National Geographic Society needs a vice president of marketing. The Washington Examiner is seeking policy and politics reporters, and McMurry/TMG is on the hunt for a business...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nadine Cheung | Friday, December 19, 2014
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All eight reporters President Obama called on today for questions are women. http://t.co/gUsHFAsEdB #cspanchat pic.twitter.com/wCoLSJ5jXo — CSPAN (@cspan) December 19, 2014   It didn’t escape notice that all eight of the reporters that President...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tonya Garcia | Friday, December 19, 2014
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As we’ve seen over the last few years, app use is always increasing. A standalone solution is a great way to keep an audience engaged and to offer a streamlined experience. But so many apps are used once — and never used again. An infographic from...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Friday, December 19, 2014
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It seems like we just finished the first round of our 2014 agency holiday card review, doesn’t it? In this latest edition of the holiday roundup, we start with DigitasLBi, which played on an evergreen theme by asking users, “Which ugly holiday sweater...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, December 19, 2014
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25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 234 | CNN: 128 | MSNBC: 77 | HLN: 108 Primetime: FNC: 358 | CNN: 163 | MSNBC: 104 | HLN: 77 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Cavuto: 194 TheFive: 330 Baier: 259 Greta: 279 O’Reilly: 454 Kelly:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Friday, December 19, 2014
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During his end of the year press conference, President Barack Obama did something quite out of the ordinary. He didn’t call on a single male or television reporter throughout the presser’s entirety. “The fact is, there are many women from a variety...
From: Media Bistro | By: Damon Marx | Friday, December 19, 2014
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This week, VISIT FLORIDA is hiring a social community manager, while Monroe College needs a social media and public relations manager. GlobeOne is seeking a community manager, and Mistress is looking for a director of social media. Get the scoop on these...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nadine Cheung | Friday, December 19, 2014
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You know what time it is: time to raid your cheap liquor stash, clear off your desk, and say goodbye to the agency office for a few days. It’s also time to review the many, many, many agency holiday cards in our inboxes! Here’s the first in our series...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Friday, December 19, 2014
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TVNewser: Stephen Collins, the 7th Heaven actor who was accused sexually assaulting three girls, is not a pedophile. According to Stephen Collins. FishbowlDC: A DC journalist is suing St. Louis County for his arrest in Ferguson. AllTwitter: Proving (once...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Friday, December 19, 2014
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“Today” show co-host Willie Geist visited the Bushwick Family Residences in Brooklyn this morning, where he renovated the shelter to help it feel more like home… just in time for the Christmas. The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children and celebrity...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Friday, December 19, 2014
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In the words of my predecessor, Nick Massella… Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked. Highlights will include President Barack Obama and Senator John McCain on “State of the Union”; Former President Bill Clinton on Al Punto;...
From: Media Bistro | By: Damon Marx | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Although this headshot of our president was not made for the Sony Pictures ballyhoo (shout out to Reuters), he was probably looking like this when he got the word that the mighty U.S.A. had kowtowed to the dude with the jacked-up haircut from North Korea....
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Author and musician Nick Cave has a way with words. So it comes as no surprise that the Bad Seeds frontman and author of the novels And the Ass Saw the Angel and The Death of Bunny Munro has a history of creating his own personal dictionary. Dangerous...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Every holiday season, New York radio station WLTW (a.k.a. 106.7 Lite FM) tinkers ever so slightly with its rotation of 24/7 Christmas music. If at all. This season, a new voice is getting airplay alongside the three other artists added for 2014. Joining...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Comedian Frank Caliendo joined “Mike and Mike” on ESPN Radio and ESPN 2 this morning and performed the holiday classic, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” while imitating pretty much every ESPN sports newser. The Lou Holtz impression is particularly...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Social media has become the domain of brands, as the medium continues to grow up. Still, while some brands clearly get it, others haven’t mastered the art of engaging consumers on social media. Social engagement analytics firm Engagement Labs released...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Friday, December 19, 2014
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It’s that time of year again. No, not the week before Christmas — it’s buzzword buzzsaw time. Our friends at UK firm Houston PR have updated the semi-famous feature created to tell you whether the industry catchphrases you heard in so many press...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, December 19, 2014
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TMZ says it has learned exclusively that Judy Smith, the crisis expert who inspired Olivia Pope on Scandal, is advising Sony on how to handle the criticism it has received over pulling The Interview. “Our sources tell us Smith has been especially...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tonya Garcia | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Looking for recommendations for some good audiobooks to listen to during your holiday travels? Audible.com has had some bestselling authors pick out their favorite audiobooks of the year, which is probably a good place to start. Author Anthony Doerr...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Slate often prides itself on taking a unique stance, which means they’re used to nasty comments, hate-tweets and general trolling. Which is why they are the perfect outlet to catalog all of our social media and digital beefs this year. Not only is...
From: Media Bistro | By: Karen Fratti | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Two of our favorite things—Champagne and chairs—come together in a festive contest from the bubbly furniture fans at Design Within Reach. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: create an original miniature chair using only the foil, label,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Stephanie Murg | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The drinks flowed and the gossip whirled during last night’s launch party at the Daily Mail‘s New York headquarters on Astor Place, celebrating the evolution of MailOnline to the U.S.-friendly DailyMail.com masthead and URL. Party host Jenny McCarthy...
From: Media Bistro | By: Valerie Berrios | Friday, December 19, 2014
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A live broadcast by Australia’s Seven Network–which produces national morning shows “Sunrise” and “The Morning Show” from its studios at Martin Place–may have been the original target in the fatal Sydney siege at the Lindt cafe. The Daily...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mark Joyella | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Courtesy of @FoolsDoArt on Instagram How’s this for productivity during coffee breaks at the office? Francesco Fragomeni and Chris Limbrick, two Squarespace employees, have two rules posted on their Instagram account, FoolsDoArt. “All props must...
From: Media Bistro | By: Vicki Salemi | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Macmillan has reached a multiyear distribution agreement with Amazon to distribute its print and eBooks, beginning on January 5, 2015. John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan, revealed the news in a blog post earlier this week. “All our other retailers will...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Friday, December 19, 2014
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In the spirit of the season, Wieden+Kennedy’s latest for Delta Airlines launched today. Here’s the story behind the spot: the client followed up on its Fall “No Bag Left Behind” by creating a limited run of the starring bear bag for Children’s...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Reddit has announced its initial plans for how it will share some of its recent funding with users. In September, the site raised another $50 million and promised to give 10 percent back to the community. Then-CEO Yishan Wong said the company was looking...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mona Zhang | Friday, December 19, 2014
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President Obama’s year-end news conference comes on the heels of an action-packed news week, including a breakthrough with Cuba and elevated tension with North Korea. As usual, all of the cable news networks have been fixated on the news conference....
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Fusion today announced that it will be expanding Alicia Menendez’s daily primetime show, “AM Tonight,” to an hour in 2015 and that Kim Gamble is joining the network to executive produce the show. “Alicia is already redefining what it means to...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Friday, December 19, 2014
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“Caught on Camera,” a staple of MSNBC weekends and hosted by Contessa Brewer, is getting an NBC primetime run hosted by Nick Cannon. Like the MSNBC version, the two-part series, airing tonight and next Friday at 8pmET/7pmCT, is produced by NBC News’s...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Responding to comments made by Senator Marco Rubio yesterday, Senator Rand Paul took to Twitter today to strike back at his colleague. On “The Kelly File” last evening, Rubio had told Megyn Kelly that Paul has “no idea what he’s talking about”...
From: Media Bistro | By: Damon Marx | Friday, December 19, 2014
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If you’re concerned about staying at your current employer for at least two years for fear of being perceived as a job hopper, this news may brighten your day. According to an Accountemps survey, 57 percent of workers between 18 and 34-years-old believe...
From: Media Bistro | By: Vicki Salemi | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Lennon & Maisy, the 15 and 11 year-old sisters that star on the  ABC drama series Nashville have signed a book deal with HarperCollins Publishers. The  Canadian born performers are working on a picture book called In the Waves.  The Associated...
From: Media Bistro | By: Dianna Dilworth | Friday, December 19, 2014
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JWT Canada yarnbombs the shit out of a Tim Hortons in this online spot, ostensibly making it “The Warmest Tim Hortons in Canada” in the process. The approach of giving a Tim Hortons location a makeover calls to mind this summer’s “Dark Experiment”...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Friday, December 19, 2014
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