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Kevin Corke Joins Fox News Channel

adweek.com — Former NBC News White House correspondent Kevin Corke is returning to the beat and joining Fox News Channel as a Washington DC correspondent, TVNewser confirms. Corke last covered the White House six years ago, departing NBC in Dec. 2008. Ten months later he rejoined NBC and was named news anchor for Miami station WTVJ, where he remained for two years.

FNC’s Jenna Lee Doesn’t Need to Look Far for a Football Analyst

adweek.com — Fox News Channel's "Happening Now" co-host Jenna Lee didn't have much trouble finding a guest to discuss allegations that the New England Patriots used deflated balls in the AFC Championship game. Lee's father, Bob, is a former NFL quarterback who played 12 seasons in the league.
Jan 24, 2015

FNC’s Jenna Lee Doesn’t Need to Look Far for a Football Analyst | TVNewser adweek.it/1urjevj

Did ZzzQuil Just Awaken From the '50s With This Tweet About Marriage?

adweek.com — Sleep-aid ZzzQuil left some followers wondering what year it was when they saw the brand's engagement-themed tweet Friday night. "SLEEP LIKE he finally proposed," the tweet noted. "And you have been dating for a decade. #SleepLike #engaged #shesaidyes" The message felt a bit too 1950s for women who'd like to move past the stereotype that peace of mind is all about finding a husband.

Amazon Is Selling a Year's Subscription for $72 and Putting Transparent on for Free

adweek.com — Apparently on a charm offensive after winning two Golden Globes for its witty dramedy Transparent, Amazon is streaming the show for free today and offering a discount for new converts to its Prime service.
Jan 24, 2015

Today only, Amazon is discounting Prime to $72 and streaming Transparent for free. Here's why: adweek.it/1yPO32y

Larry Wilmore on How He Landed The Nightly Report and What He Learned From Jon Stewart

adweek.com — When CBS tapped Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as its Late Show host, many people assumed Larry Wilmore-The Daily Show's "senior black correspondent" since 2006 - would be a natural fit to take over Colbert's 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central slot. But not Wilmore himself. "I didn't think about it at all.

Following ‘Today’ Story, Florida Traps 740lb Black Bear

adweek.com — Central Florida's got a bear problem. In fact, four people were attacked in separate incidents last year. So, last week, NBC News sent intrepid Florida-based correspondent Kerry Sanders in search of them. Sanders and his crew came upon a 740-pound black bear strolling through a family's front yard in Longwood, FL, north of Orlando.
Jan 24, 2015

Following ‘Today’ Story, Florida Traps 740lb Black Bear | TVNewser adweek.it/1upraxd

15 Weird Things Sold in SkyMall Catalogs

Jan 23, 2015

Love this post! The 15 Weirdest Treasures That Will Keep Skymall in Our Hearts Forever adweek.it/1yNobV3

Jan 23, 2015

Say it ain't so! No more @SkyMall catalog?? But where will I buy my plush referee turkey hat? adweek.com/news-gallery/a…

Jan 23, 2015

Priceless, really. @Adweek The 15 weirdest treasures that will keep @SkyMall in our hearts forever: adweek.it/1ECEaFI

Vevo Finds Way to Share Autoplay Videos on Twitter With a 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Post

adweek.com — Vevo isn't waiting around for Twitter to release an autoplay feature. Instead, it's one of a few media companies already playing videos automatically in users' feeds by making use of a little-known trick.
Jan 24, 2015

Vevo Finds Way to Share Autoplay Videos on Twitter With a 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Post adweek.com/news/technolog…

Jan 23, 2015

RT @GarettSloane: Vevo finds nifty little Twitter hack to make autoplay videos a reality before the ability becomes officially official adweek.it/1yNl4MV

Jan 23, 2015

RT @GarettSloane: Vevo finds nifty little Twitter hack to make autoplay videos a reality before the ability becomes officially official adweek.it/1yNl4MV

Jan 23, 2015

Vevo finds nifty little Twitter hack to make autoplay videos a reality before the ability becomes officially official adweek.it/1yNl4MV

Campbell Brown to fill in on ‘With All Due Respect’

adweek.com — Former NBC News and CNN anchor Campbell Brown will be returning to TV news next Monday and Tuesday. Brown will be filling in for John Heilemann as Mark Halperin 's co-host on Bloomberg TV's "With All Due Respect." Brown spent 11 years with NBC News, which included stints as White House correspondent and, lastly, as co-anchor of "Weekend Today."
Jan 23, 2015

Campbell Brown coming back to yer TeeVee for two days next week…. adweek.com/tvnewser/campb…

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Modern Farmer Loses Edit Staff, but the Magazine Might Survive

adweek.com — It's been less than a year since Modern Farmer, the Hudson, N.Y.-based magazine covering agriculture for a largely urban audience, won its first National Magazine Award for Best Magazine Section.
Jan 23, 2015

Pulling for #modernfarmer — loved you enough to make you Hottest Newcomer on 2014 Hot List. And we still love you. adweek.com/news/press/mod…

Theodore Ross Joins The New Republic As Features Director

adweek.com — In a staff email earlier today, editor-in-chief of The New Republic, Gabriel Snyder, announced Theodore Ross would be added to the newly created position of features director - reflecting the unification of digital and print within their editorial team.
Jan 24, 2015

"Longform" is the L-word now? Do I have to stop using it adweek.it/1upxtAY

Jan 24, 2015

Smart move, TNR, grabbing @theodoreross. (A 2nd smart move would be freelancers seeking out great ed in a new role) adweek.com/fishbowldc/the…

Twitter Asks Power Users to Stop Sharing Instagram Links

adweek.com — Twitter has started sending visual prompts to top users on the social platform to encourage them stop using Instagram to share links to images, and use Twitter's internal imager sharer instead. First spotted by Mashable, the pop-ups show how links to Instagram don't show the image on Twitter, whereas photos shared on Twitter display automatically within user timelines.
Jan 24, 2015

Twitter wants power users to stop sharing Instagram links. bit.ly/1yRI0c8 pic.twitter.com/lylbKo7VgS

Jan 23, 2015

RT @iansherr: I got this too and thought it was a little weird: Twitter Asks Power Users to Stop Sharing Instagram Links bit.ly/15m2qzo

Jan 23, 2015

I got this too and thought it was a little weird: Twitter Asks Power Users to Stop Sharing Instagram Links bit.ly/15m2qzo

Jan 23, 2015

Twitter asks power users to stop sharing Instagram links. bit.ly/1yRI0c8 pic.twitter.com/DD1Qsa9oYc

Will the University of Phoenix Regret Its Naming Rights Deal on Super Bowl Sunday?

adweek.com — When the expected 184 million viewers tune in to Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, they'll see more than just the Seattle Seahawks face off against the New England Patriots-they'll see one of the newest, most technically advanced stadiums in the United States.
Jan 23, 2015

Ugh. Superbowl will show Univ of Phoenix's $155M branding deal for stadium. Little wonder US higher ed so screwed up adweek.com/news/advertisi…

BuzzFeed Partners With Friskies For Its First Local Super Bowl Ad

adweek.com — BuzzFeed and Friskies are headed to the Super Bowl with their "Dear Kitten" branded Web series. The digital publisher and pet food brand have teamed up to create a 60-second TV spot, which will air in the cat-themed markets of Los Gatos, Calif.; Kitty Hawk, N.C.; and Pawnee City, Neb., during the NFL championship game.
Jan 23, 2015

Yowza! I can watch the Super Bowl for the first time in at least a decade - @buzzfeed is gonna air a cat commerical! adweek.com/news/advertisi…

Jan 22, 2015

An awesome development for native advertising by digital publishers, and a truly awful super bowl ad adweek.com/news/advertisi…

Jan 22, 2015

RT @BarrettAll: BuzzFeed creates its first TV ad and you better believe it has an adorable kitten.

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Hershey is Looking to Add Creative Agencies to Supplement Arnold, Havas

adweek.com — The Hershey Co. has launched a search to expand its agency roster beyond Arnold and Havas Worldwide. The confectionery giant is in the early stages of meeting with agencies, confirmed Anna Lingeris, senior manager, brand public relations and consumer engagement at Hershey.
Jan 23, 2015

#ADWEEK Hershey is adding to its creative roster. bit.ly/1D09wVG Not great news for anchor shops, Arnold, Havas.

Sinclair Claims Victory Over Las Vegas Union

adweek.com — Sinclair says employees of its NBC affiliate in Las Vegas are no longer being represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 45. The station group issued a press release saying the IBEW "unequivocally disclaimed any and all interest in representing the employees in the unit" on January 15 after KSNV employees filed a petition with the NLRB to decertify the union.

Microsoft Returns to the Super Bowl With Continuation of Empowerment Message

adweek.com — Microsoft confirmed to Adweek today that it will be advertising in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1, following up its Big Game debut in 2014. The tech giant will be running one 60-second commercial that continues the empowerment message featured in last year's ad.
Jan 23, 2015

#ADWEEK Microsoft confirms to us that it will return to the Super Bowl. bit.ly/1BR3Y2H Last year was tech giant's first time.

Twitter Shares Rally on Google Buyout Rumors

adweek.com — Twitter shares rallied more than 3 percent Thursday after rumors of a possible acquisition from Google started to circulate on Wall Street. Speaking on CNBC 's "Fast Money Halftime Report", SunTrust managing director Robert Peck speculated that Google might be interested in buying Twitter.

The Digital Bright Spot for SOTU Viewing

edit.adweek.com — This year's State of the Union was viewed by 31.71 million people on 13 TV networks - the lowest viewership since 2000, when 31.47 watched on 7 networks. That's disappointing for both the White House and the news networks that spend a lot of time, money and energy producing hours of coverage.