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Christopher Heine

DraftKings and FanDuel Ban Staffers From Playing Fantasy Football for Money

Looming scandal brings policy changes

Within hours of each other on Wednesday, DraftKings and FanDuel banned their employees from playing fantasy football games for money. The moves come in response to the revelation earlier this week…

Facebook's Mobile Ad Business Probably Just Got Even Bigger

Plugs in new high-performing promos to its network

Facebook made roughly $2.9 billion on mobile ads last quarter, and today it revealed moves that could increase that number materially. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based tech giant added four products…

Infographic: How the (Real) Clients From Mad Men Are Doing on Twitter Now

37 of the show's featured brands are still alive to tweet

How are Sterling Cooper & Partners' clients doing on Twitter these days? Unmetric staffers—big Mad Men fans, clearly—wanted to answer that oddly specific question, so the social media analytics company delved…

Infographic: What Digital Stats Can Tell Us About Mad Men, Game of Thrones and Daredevil

Each is a case study in TV's buzz-driven life cycle

Between 1 million and 2 million people will watch the return of Mad Men on Sunday night, but based on digital buzz, it seems only die-hard fans and not newcomers…

Could Snapchat Be a March Madness Player This Year?

Turner Sports' marketing integrations captain, Will Funk, dishes on college hoops

March Madness, the annual rite of spring for college basketball fans—and a marketing bonanza for brands—is upon us once again (starting March 15 and ending with the championship game April…

Peers Mourn the Death of 60 Minutes' Bob Simon

Dies at 73 after car crash in New York

Bob Simon, the 60 Minutes mainstay whose gentlemanly-but-stern TV reporting was among CBS News' enduring signatures for decades, died Wednesday night in New York City after a livery cab accident.…

Here Are the Super Bowl Advertisers That Got the Biggest Brand Lifts

GoDaddy and Bud flourished, while Nationwide floundered

Bully Pulpit Interactive surveyed 700 people before the Super Bowl and another 700 folks after to gauge which Big Game advertisers achieved the greatest brand lift, a metric designed to…

It's Official: ESPN Scored Cable's Highest Ratings Ever With College Football Championship

So expect that $1 million ad price tag to go up in 2015

College football's inaugural playoff championship game on Monday night is now in the books as the high-ratest cable television program of all time, drawing a staggering 18.5 overnight rating, according…

College Football Playoff Quickly Becomes a TV and Social Media Power Player

Real-time marketers are waking up to the new 'big game'

College football, which culminates Monday night with its first playoff championship game, is either in the process of building its own version of the Super Bowl or is setting the…

Sneaky Facebook Study on Users' Emotions Draws Ire

Research 'may not have justified all of this anxiety,' study lead admits

If you use Facebook and found yourself momentarily feeling either better or worse in early 2012, an algorithm may have caused your shift in mood. And that's what has some…

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