Toni McQuilken


Dish Parries With Fox on Programming Fees

21st Century Fox has become the latest broadcaster to have its programming pulled from the Dish Network lineup, following similar disputes by Turner Broadcasting and CBS Corp., which led to similar blackouts in the past several months.

Global Ad Spending Will Grow 6% in 2015 With Help From Mobile, Report Predicts

Global ad revenue growth might be projected to slow slightly in 2015, but ad spending is on track to increase more substantially.

Report: Global Media Ad Revenues Will Grow More Slowly in 2015

In the past year, global media advertising revenues jumped 5.5 percent to reach $512 billion, Magna Global estimates. But in 2015, growth will likely slow to 4.8 percent.

Black Friday Sales Suffer After Early Deals and Discounts

Black Friday sales dropped an estimated 11 percent this year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reported, and foot traffic dipped as well.

Facebook to Brands: No More Free Rides

Facebook announced a move this month that will make it more difficult for brands to reach their fans through purely organic marketing efforts. Instead, if brands want to reach the widest possible audience on the social media site, they will need to invest in ads. 

Nielsen Will Measure Viewership for Streaming Services Like Netflix and Amazon

Nielsen Media, the dominant provider of U.S. television ratings for decades, announced plans this week to begin measuring viewership numbers for content on streaming services.

UPDATE: DreamWorks and Hasbro Cancel Acquisition Talks

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hasbro has called off negotiations with animation studio DreamWorks Animation following word in recent days that the toy company was looking to acquire the animation studio.

Women Have to Pay More for Plus-Size Jeans at Old Navy, but Men Don’t

Old Navy becomes the latest brand to find itself embroiled in a plus-size controversy.

Hellmann’s Parent Company Says Organic Brand ‘Just Mayo’ Isn’t Actually Mayo

In a modern-day version of David and Goliath, multi-billion-dollar food behemoth Unilever, which makes Hellmann's and Best Foods mayonnaise, is suing startup Hampton Creek over its branding.

The Dirty Secret of Laundry Detergent Pods

Laundry detergent pods are facing renewed scrutiny after the medical journal Pediatrics released a new study on them today.