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Snap Inc. is granting free access to publicly shared Snapchat content to four news discovery platforms--NewsWhip, Storyful, SAM Desk and Tagboard--in its latest move to make content from its users available outside of its messaging application. The company reported 191 million daily users in its first-quarter earnings release, and a spokesperson said the news discovery...
World Cup fever made its way onto the sand in June, as beach soccer was one of Facebook IQ's Topics to Watch for the month. Conversation about beach soccer and related terms American football, beach, California, coffee, FIFA World Cup, Italy, Portugal, soccer, tournament and Virginia Beach (Va.) was up 1.2 times year over year...
Omnicom failed to meet its second-quarter revenue goals, but CEO John Wren said the holding company had "a good quarter" in an earnings call today. Omnicom's worldwide revenue increased 1.8 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2018 to $3.9 billion. "Looking at our second quarter organic growth across disciplines, we saw positive...
By all accounts, England's men's soccer team wasn't expected to do much in the World Cup. Pundits figured an early exit was in the cards. However, buoyed by a youth movement and a head coach who tempered expectations, the Three Lions were agonizingly close to bringing the trophy back to the country, which would have...
An unnamed executive from Papa John's now former ad agency Laundry Service today sent a memo to all employees calling recent claims by the brand's founder John Schnatter "completely false." In the memo, which Adweek acquired, this individual also advises employees to avoid talking to the press or discussing client business with anyone outside the...
In 1993, the California Milk Processing Board launched a campaign aimed at reminding people of the importance of milk. A video spot directed by Michael Bay showed a man obsessed with Alexander Hamilton. Photos of the founding father lined his walls, with a bust on his desk and the bullet that killed Hamilton in a...
Early this morning, conservative blog The Daily Caller identified freelance copywriter and agency veteran Matt Rivitz as the founder and primary force behind Sleeping Giants, a social media group created to help pressure brands to pull their ads from Breitbart and other right-wing media entities. Since just over a week after the 2016 election, Sleeping...
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Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:08:40 +0000
They don't have monogrammed towels yet, but Microsoft and Walmart are taking their relationship to the next level by officially announcing Microsoft is Walmart's preferred cloud provider. In a press release, Walmart called this a strategic five-year partnership that will accelerate digital transformation in retail, empower associates, and make shopping faster and easier for customers....
As Amazon employees in Europe reportedly walked off the job to protest conditions at fulfillment centers and encouraged shoppers to boycott Prime Day, additional protests are playing out across the U.S. about income disparity and Amazon's role in spreading the ideologies of hate groups. It remains to be seen, however, whether the protests will hurt...
There are times when creatives sigh heavily, slump their shoulders and give themselves a facepalm when they see other work--not because it's bad, but because the concept was right in front of them the whole time. That's the reaction many might have to a new marathon ad out of Iceland. Tipping its hat to a...