What began as a personal platform for sharing photos has turned into a lucrative advertising and marketing module for business owners, entrepreneurs and beyond.
Rowan is an 11-year-old girl. She loves comics and she wrote this letter to DC Comics. I love this and hope DC listens. I've written about my own daughter's love of comics, and hope Rowan helps make comics a little more girl-friendly (and less pink and purple).
Five years ago -- during the height of the social media marketing revolution -- many experts predicted the end of earned media -- influence gained through non-paid channels.
If you're fascinated by the shift in how people are consuming news, or curious about what it took for two 20-something millennials to quit their jobs and start their own media entity, read my Q&A interview with theSkimm co-founders Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin.
Diversity And Inclusion,
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Women In Hollywood,
Though we call it "entertainment" what we see in movies and on TV drives the broader cultural conversation and has an important place in our society. Now, more than ever, it's important that women and people of color are a part of that exchange.
The use of terms in the brief such as "straightforward" and "plain meaning" are those we've been pushing for years, and it's gratifying to see them spoken by the government.
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The Mormon church punked the national press yesterday by calling a press conference purportedly about their support of some basic rights for LGBTQ people. The press conference was, in fact, mostly about defending Mormons' right to discriminate.
While Fox News has apologized for their "no-go zones" claim, the after-effects of their repeated lie are far from over. Lies have consequences that aren't remedied by a simple apology.
Even for students who have overcome statistics, escaped the so-called "school-to-prison pipeline," and ascended into the most elite educational settings, the most basic messaging of this system for enforcing identity still resonates, if only through brief, but highly symbolic encounters.
With so many Super Bowl advertisers pre-releasing or teasing their advertising before the game, the commentary and speculation has been at full tilt. But I have to say, it's all leaving many people asking -- where's the magic?
FOR LAUDERDALE - Time Inc has made an "unequivocal commitment to video," says J.R. McCabe, SVP for Video, in this interview with Beet.TV To that end, the company is readying multiple studios on "thousands of feet" of soundstage in lower Manhattan. Time will move into the new studios later this...
FORT LAUDERDALE - NBCUniversal is betting big on the marriage of context and content to drive return on investment in ads, says Joe Cady, VP of Advertising at NBC Universal, at the Beet.TV executive retreat this past weekend. Earlier this month, NBC Universal launched an audience targeting platform for...
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Strangely, given the importance of public opinion to successful governing, there has been little work done on the impact of how leaders frame and justify their decisions. Two psychological scientists at Berkeley's Haas School of Business are trying to change that.
The thugs who cut down a dozen Charlie Hebdo are the international descendants of those who murder alleged blasphemers and apostates in Muslim nations.
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It must be emphasized that true secularism is not opposed to religion, and a secular democratic state will not only eliminate ethnic and religious discrimination, such as pitting Shiites against Sunnis, but will also create the conditions for the religious people to practice their beliefs free of the government. Islam and secularism are completely compatible. In fact, a true "Islamic state" is not only unjustified, but also impossible to establish.
The pressure to deliver unique, insightful and creative content on a regular basis can become so burdensome that the infamous "writer's block" begins to take hold of your thoughts. I am going to go out on a limb and say that the majority of bloggers out there know exactly what I mean.
Today Snapchat announced Discover, a new feature that allows users to find "stories" from big time media outlets like National Geographic, Comedy Central, ESPN, and CNN.
Boulder Rep. KC Becker is working on a bill to provide $5 million in funding for a state teen-pregnancy prevention program. Sen. Kevin Lundberg objects to such funding because the program relies on the distribution of IUDs, and Lundberg believes IUDs cause abortions.
Committee To Protect Journalists,
Freedom Of The Press Foundation,
Government Accountability Project,
Reporters Committee For Freedom Of The Press,
Reporters Without Borders,
Senate Intelligence Committee,
Center For Media And Democracy,
The mass media have suddenly discovered Jeffrey Sterling -- after his conviction Monday afternoon as a CIA whistleblower. At age 47, he is facing a very long prison sentence. As a whistleblower, he has done a lot for us.
Remember the glory days of the 1990s, when our interconnectedness was endlessly hailed? It was the era of "globalization," of Washington-style capitalism triumphant, and the planet, we were told, would be growing ever "flatter" until we all ended up in the same mall.