More icon Three evenly spaced dots forming an ellipsis: "...". Close icon Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification. Jay Z was an integral part of Samsung's success in online video this year. #FactsOnly Google Play With the year rapidly coming to a close, it's time to take stock of how things went in 2013.
Vice Media co-founder Shane Smith. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Good morning, AdLand. Here's what you need to know today: Vice Media is considering an initial public offering, co-founder Shane Smith reportedly said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. Smith said the company could have a market value of $28.9 billion if it goes public. Major League Baseball released a commercial sure to get even its most jaded fans hyped for Opening Day, which takes place March 31.
The viral video tracking firm Unruly has released its list of the most-shared ads of 2014, and the world’s love affair with soccer is readily apparent. A staggering five of the top 10 ads were centered around this year’s World Cup, dwarfing the Super Bowl, which only placed one ad on the list. Topping the chart was the music video for Shakira’s World Cup anthem “La La La,” which was sponsored by the yogurt brand Activia in coordination with the UN’s anti-hunger group, the World Food Programme.
TFW at the clarion of the fifth angel’s trumpet, a star falls from the sky, the bottomless pit is opened with a key, emerging from the smoke, locusts come upon the earth and torment the deathless pic.twitter.com/Kom8mIG5Q5