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 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Twitter Expands its Commerce Lineup with Twitter Offers, Which Link To Your Credit or Debit Card (TechCrunch) Twitter just announced that it’s testing a new commerce product called...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tim Sohn | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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If you’ve seen any commercials on the Discovery Channel lately, you’ve seen the one where a group of people carry a ginormous snake while a man in a Hazmat-looking suit talks about how he’s going to let that snake eat him. That snake is an anaconda...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tonya Garcia | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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By now, we all have a favorite emoji. You probably even have a secret emoji language that only your and your contacts use, according to New York. But they also leave some emotions and intentions wanting. Why not take it a step further? That’s what...
From: Media Bistro | By: Karen Fratti | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Next Tuesday at 7 p.m., longtime entertainment reporter Nelson Aspen will host a launch party at JackRabbit Sports (140 West 72nd Street) for his newest memoir. As anyone who grabs a copy of My Prime Time: Middle Age Is Only The Beginning! before or...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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McCann has crafted a new ad for Zurich Insurance looking ahead to spring, which may seem appealing to you, but is certainly less so for the snowmen depicted in the ad, entitled “Save the Snowmen.” The spot opens on a series of snowmen, melting slowly,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Yes, the news that broke this week was that bad — Budweiser, amid efforts to trim its ad budget, would no longer feature the famed Clydesdale horses in its campaigns. The Wall Street Journal reported that “the self-proclaimed King of Beers is more...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The Martin Agency makes sacreligious use of Salt-N-Pepa’s iconic 90s hit “Push It” — as well as the group itself — in its latest spot for Geico. The 30-second ad opens on a man trying to pull open a door that says “Push” on it. Soon Salt-N-Pepa show...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Thanks to the wonderful whirl of Twitter, we received this rapid response Tuesday to an item about the retreat of First Look Media’s Racket: Ha ha. Duly noted. As a public journalism service, we took the time to check out the content of this Racket...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Now that the Internet has become an international communications tool, there are plenty of bad actors including governments that conduct their conflicts online as well as off. Russell Brandom, a contributor for The Verge, notes that government conflict...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Journalists are supposed to be our storytellers, our soothsayers, our trusted cohorts who are all given carte blanche to walk into our homes or places of employment and give us — as one sage orator once opined — “just the facts, ma’am.” Yet,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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In a discussion of media coverage of the Ferguson grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case–and the violence that followed–Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik criticized CNN’s decision to have political analyst Van Jones on the street...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mark Joyella | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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In some non-Ferguson related news… CNN’s Chris Moody spent time with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Congressman Steve King last week at the US-Mexico border. Chris discussed President Obama’s new executive order on immigration with the two...
From: Media Bistro | By: Damon Marx | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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W+K Portland has launched a new campaign for Weight Watchers, its first for the brand since winning creative duties back in April. In a new 60-second spot, W+K drops the celebrity-driven approach taken by previous agency McCann (whose latest work featured...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Wi-Fi is easily one of the most important technologies developed when it comes to the widespread adoption of the Internet. When combined with smartphones and 4G technology, it has allowed for always-on connectivity. However, it is remarkably easy to...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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News Corp is really liking the real estate business lately. According to the AP, News Corp has invested in Elara Technologies, a Singapore-based company that operates PropTiger.com, an Indian real estate site. The deal was $30 million for a 25 percent...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The New York Times has named Kinsey Wilson editor for innovation and strategy, a new role at the paper. Wilson comes to the Times from NPR, where he served as executive VP and chief content officer since 2008. At the Times, Wilson will be tasked with...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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On August 9, 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Like many modern movements, social media became the engine for getting news about what was happening in the town. The country waited with bated breath for the grand...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Yesterday we learned of yet another change in the PR department at Elon Musk’s Tesla: the company has rehired Ricardo Reyes, who served as its PR chief before leaving for a similar position at credit card processing company Square in 2012. Bloomberg...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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NPR’s former vice president and and chief content officer, Kinsey Wilson, who was ousted in October, will be the first ever editor for innovation and strategy at The New York Times. Wilson, who has served in top roles at other major national media...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brianna Ehley | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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CNN’s Bill Weir has had a lot of time to think. He’s been on flights around the world, and recently spent a night with the crew shooting his new series, “The Wonder List”, on a remote and tiny South Pacific island–no power, just firelight....
From: Media Bistro | By: Mark Joyella | Friday, November 28, 2014
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I have borrowed Aziraphale's flaming sword to let you know that Good Omens starts on Dec 22nd on BBC Radio 4. Look! pic.twitter.com/ST81u6tnBv — Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) November 27, 2014 BBC Radio 4′s Good Omens dramatization will air from December...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Are you a fan of libraries? Scroobius Pip (pictured, via), a spoken word poet and hip hop artist, crafted a poem to praise these beloved public institutions. The video embedded above features an animated clip of Pip’s piece commissioned by Chris Hawkins...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Friday, November 28, 2014
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Al Jazeera America’s a three-part documentary series “World War I Through Arab Eyes” begins tonight at 10pmET. The special will continue Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 and commemorates one hundred years since the outbreak of the Great War in 1914. Malek...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Friday, November 28, 2014
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While the first couple of article commenters are questioning the evidence presented by former Aerosmith manager Steve Leber, the editors of Boston magazine are convinced. They’ve changed the online headline of their original October issue article featuring...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York, 2012,” now available to purchase from our friends at Aperture. Thank you for joining us through another year of news, events, books, films, and curiosities in the world of design,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Stephanie Murg | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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ABC News anchor Robin Roberts‘ new special, “Thank You America!” premiers tonight at 8 pm ET. Roberts searches for America’s unsung heroes and celebrates them with life-changing surprises. Roberts essentially goes around the country and thanks...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Today we’d like to take a moment to give thanks for a few things we like: the PRSA, the many professionals whose hard work defines the public relations industry, and The National Dog Show. We mention them in the same sentence because they have something...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Cision: 7 Things PR Pros Should Be Thankful for Studio 360: Behind the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloons Business Insider: The European Parliament Just Voted to “Break Up” Google Marketing Mag: The True Meaning Behind 35 Top Brand Names AllTwitter:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Fox News correspondent Jonathan Hunt is celebrating his first Thanksgiving as an American citizen. Hunt went on Shepard Smith‘s show earlier this week to talk about his path to citizenship, joking that his swearing-in marks “the real start of the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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If you work in retail on the side from your media gig, chances are you may be fuming about having to work tomorrow. Or you may be completely excited to earn time-and-a-half. In any event, according to The New York Post, disgruntled workers at various...
From: Media Bistro | By: Vicki Salemi | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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On the day after the night of violence in Ferguson, MO, CNN secured a very rare ratings win in the A25-54 demo. CNN won every hour of the day in the demo, and also came in first in total viewers during several hours: at 5am, from Noon-2pm and from 11pm-1am....
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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This week, Fusion is hiring a director of news practices for and an art director. Meanwhile, MSNBC is still looking for a segment producer for The Rachel Maddow Show, and Nickelodeon is seeking a creative director for TeenNick and NickMom. Get the scoop...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nadine Cheung | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 457 | CNN: 695 | MSNBC: 151 | HLN: 106 Primetime: FNC: 718 | CNN: 862 | MSNBC: 236 | HLN: 139 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Cavuto: 270 TheFive: 412 Baier: 399 Greta: 426 O’Reilly: 679 Kelly:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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In a smart move, Target‘s CEO made an appearance today on The CBS Early Show to talk about all things leading into Black Friday. With regards to the data breach, Brian Cornell framed the ongoing issue as one that the whole industry has to deal with,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tonya Garcia | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, media critics continue to question the wherewithal of New York Times editors with regards to this week’s article “A Quiet Wedding for Darren Wilson.” Although the report by Julie Bosman and Campbell Robertson,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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GalleyCat: THR has named J.K. Rowling the “most powerful author.” It’s true. We’ve seen her benchpress a car. Fairly powerful. SocialTimes: If you need one more reason not to visit family tomorrow, a study found most elderly people would like...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Follow the Three Eyed Raven. Gain the power of #TheSight: http://t.co/9fNrrJIGHG https://t.co/4RhAiTR9tw — Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) November 25, 2014 Who’s ready to follow the Three Eyed Raven? HBO has posted a teaser trailer for Game of...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Anyone who still doubts whether Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is a sharp dude should check out this “press availability” he scheduled with fellow Seattle player Doug Baldwin yesterday. He hits the NFL on several points regarding its hypocrisy:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Today, more than a week after Greenpeace leaked strategic documents from Edelman to client TransCanada, the two businesses have ended their relationship. Reports in The New York Times and CBC News portray the decision as TransCanada’s move to “cut...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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This is a guest post by Ed Zitron, EZ-PR founder, Inc. columnist and . Every industry has its own specific terminology and neologisms. The PR industry has done fairly well at creating a few – “pitching,” “source-filing” and more – but we...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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HarperCollins has established a new partnership with JetBlue. Henceforth, the content platform on JetBlue’s Fly-Fi (a special inflight Wi-Fi program) will feature content from HarperCollins books. For this month, passengers will be able to read...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Ready to respond to requests of “Show me the data!” with more than a sad little bar graph? The Mediabistro mothership is now recruiting would-be data visualizers for an online course in infographics that can “engage an audience in your brand, cause,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Guest | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The Noguchi Museum in NYC’s Long Island City announced today plans to honor designer Jasper Morrison and architect Yoshio Taniguchi with its Isamu Noguchi award. The honor was created earlier this year to recognize “like-minded spirits who share...
From: Media Bistro | By: Stephanie Murg | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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NBC News’ Peacock Productions has produced a behind-the-scenes look at next’s week’s “Peter Pan Live!” “The Making of Peter Pan Live!” airs tonight at 8pmET/PT and takes viewers behind the preparations the special, which stars Allison Williams,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Meet Grandma Boop. We didn’t name her, but we sure want to meet her. You see, yesterday was her 83rd birthday. And for the past 30 years, every time she blows out those candles on her cake, she only wishes for one thing — to be in the Macy’s Thanksgiving...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Writers are often advised to “show, not tell.” That’s why metaphors can be so very helpful. The animated video above features a TED-Ed lesson called “The Art of The Metaphor.” When it comes to crafting a strong metaphor, keep in mind that “a...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Klout has long fancied itself the definitive measure of social media influence. While in more recent years, the validity and value of the Klout score has been called into question, the company continues trying to prove naysayers wrong. To wit, Klout...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Today Mercedes-Benz announced its first major “global agency realignment” since 2006. The big winners appear to be BBDO, Merkley+Partners, and the custom team that will come from a “pooling” of creative talent in Europe. The press release, in...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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BBH London created a PSA campaign for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), a UK charity founded in 1995 which “raises awareness about sudden cardiac deaths in young people resulting from undiagnosed heart conditions.” In a 60-second PSA video, a group...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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This stunning New Yorker cover seems destined to take its place among the magazine’s pantheon of illustrations that merge iconographic simplicity with sharp social commentary. As the artist, Bob Staake, explains to the magazine, his overt depiction...
From: Media Bistro | By: Corinne Grinapol | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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