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Apple Looks to Create Original Programming

adage.com — In Talks With Hollywood Execs to Fund Several High-Profile Series Entertainment executives in Hollywood have held talks with Apple about producing exclusive shows for Apple TV, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Apple has discussed investing in original series, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the discussions were private.

Tokyo Olympics Logo Is a No-Go

adage.com — Do these logos look too much alike? Le nouveau logo des jeux Olympiques de Tokyo 2020 face au logo du Théâtre de Liège dont le projet initial date de 2011......

Facebook Proves Brands Don't Need YouTube to Go Viral

adage.com — Our weekly Viral Video Chart, covering brands' most viewed campaigns as compiled by Visible Measures, has long emphasized videos that get all or a majority of their views on YouTube. But that's less and less the paradigm, with marketers now releasing videos directly to Facebook -- and Facebook alone.

Uber-fication of Marketing Expands as IRI Joins Gigwalk

adage.com — 'Gigwalkers' Will Audit Stores, Conduct Surveys and Ultimately Track Sales IRI Worldwide, a major player in conventional U.S. market research, is forming an alliance with Gigwalk, one of the largest of a growing breed of mobile-enabled independent data collectors. Gigwalk, with a 95% U.S.
Sep 01, 2015

IRI Forms New Research Alliance With Gigwalk lnkd.in/eVpM_7S

Sep 01, 2015

IRI goes the Uber route to staff store audits, surveys and more. lnkd.in/eVpM_7S

Bebe Pushes Into China at a Precarious Time

adage.com — The Apparel Brand Says the China Market Is Still 'Voracious' For Bebe Stores at least, China is looking pretty good right now. The U.S. apparel chain, which has struggled with weak sales in its home country, is expanding into the Asian nation in search of growth.

Are Beards Done? Dollar Beard Club Says No

adage.com — Seemingly Spoofy Startup With 'Man Amazon' Ambitions Sees Early Success "Duck Dynasty" may be in ratings decline, and some have pronounced the end of the beard trend in a post-hipster era. But don't tell that to Dollar Beard Club, which since its June launch is having a viral run akin to its clean-shaven forebear Dollar Shave Club three years ago.
Aug 28, 2015

Are Beards Dead in Post-Hipster Era? Dollar Beard Club Says No lnkd.in/eDuCXez

Aug 28, 2015

RT @jackneff: Are Beards Dead in Post-Hipster Era? Dollar Beard Club Says No lnkd.in/eDuCXez

Ad Age Introduces Behind the Work Series at Brand Summit

adage.com — Campaigns From AT&T, Adidas, Geico Added to Agenda Five groundbreaking ad campaigns will be presented by the leaders who created them at this year's Ad Age Brand Summit in Los Angeles on Nov. 3 and 4. Curated by the editors of Creativity, Ad Age's sibling publication, the series will showcase how creative insights can change perceptions and boost businesses.
Aug 28, 2015

Excited! RT @adage: Ad Age introduces Behind the Work series featuring Adidas, Geico, AT&T at Brand Summit bit.ly/1MSyr4z

Facebook Looks to Challenge Siri With A.I. Digital Assistant

adage.com — Service Can Make Purchases, Book Travel, Send Gifts Facebook is testing a personal digital assistant to run inside its Messenger mobile application, an early step toward a challenge to artificial intelligence-based services like Apple Inc.'s Siri, Google Inc.'s Google Now and Microsoft Corp.'s Cortana.

Disney Taps ABC and Maker Studios to Hype 'Star Wars' Toys

adage.com — Maker Studios and ABC Join Fight to Sell Merch Months Before Film Release For "Star Wars" fans, Christmas is coming early this year: on Sept. 4, when the toys tied to Walt Disney Co.'s first film in the space-adventure series go on sale.
Aug 26, 2015

RT @adage: Disney marshals its own Empire to hype new 'Star Wars' toys months before the movie adage.com/article/media/… pic.twitter.com/nmu5DZQkaK

Sinclair Fight With Dish Could Spur FCC Action on Blackouts

adage.com — 5 Million People Left Without Local Channels A dispute between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Dish Network that's left about 5 million satellite-TV customers without local channels could spur limits on the use of such programming blackouts in business squabbles. Sinclair blocked Dish customers' access to 129 stations in 79 markets on Tuesday, Dish said in a statement.
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Sep 01, 2015

Still pretty hacked off about the new Google font. I'm going back to AltaVista.

Sep 01, 2015

I hate to quibble, but really Ohio doesn't give a crap. via @nytimes nytimes.com/2015/09/01/us/…

Sep 01, 2015

IRI goes the Uber route to staff store audits, surveys and more. lnkd.in/eVpM_7S

Sep 01, 2015

IRI Forms New Research Alliance With Gigwalk lnkd.in/eVpM_7S

Aug 30, 2015

RT @Richard_Florida: Homicide rates per 100,000 people by city (2015 to date): Baltimore 35.7 DC 15.6 Chicago 11.2 NYC 2.5 Toronto 1.3

Aug 30, 2015

Kasich: Like the girl you thought was never good enough for you, until you see her with someone else. nytimes.com/2015/08/30/opi…

Aug 29, 2015

RT @fullsteve: What the? How have I never seen this before? My new favorite song. youtube.com/watch?v=62DGe9…

Aug 28, 2015

RT @imkyles: The L.A. Dodgers have an accelerator, and it is incredibly unique bit.ly/1LylOg2

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