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Christopher Heine

WWE Fires Hulk Hogan as Sex Tape Reportedly Reveals Racist Comments

Iconic wrestler tweets that he's 'in the storm'

UPDATE: World Wrestling Entertainment has fired Hulk Hogan—whose legal name is Terry Bollea—after an audiotape of the pro wresting icon making racist comments surfaced Friday.  "WWE terminated its contract with Terry…

Dunkin' Donuts Is Using 7 Social Platforms to Sell Iced Coffee to Music-Loving Millennials

Spotify deal anchors summertime push

Dunkin' Donuts wants to create cool musical buzz with millennials this summer to push its iced coffee products. So it's playing with enough social-media platforms to outfit a marketing septet: Spotify,…

Amazon's Brand Takes a Hit on Social Media During #PrimeDay

Negative tweets up 241%, but e-tail giant claims big win

Social media sentiments around Amazon took a noticeable turn for the worse during the first 13 hours of Prime Day, which has the e-commerce site offering a slew of deals…

This Top 10 List of Sports Content Creators Shows a Major Consumer Shift

ESPN competes with FC Barca, Red Bull, Dude Perfect

Social media is rapidly transforming sports content, with fans increasingly devouring user-generated entertainment alongside media featuring the pros. Even powerhouse ESPN has gotten into the user-gen game, running a regular feature…

Fond Farewells Flood Twitter After Death of Burt's Bees Co-founder

Burt Shavitz, 80, was an artisanal marketing pioneer

Burt's Bees cofounder Burt Shavitz has passed away at the age of 80, and fans of his quirky brand are flooding social media with remembrances. Shavitz was the namesake and face…

8 Stats That Show the Branding Impact of Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

A July Fourth tradition

Few brands do as well as Nathan's Famous on the Fourth of July thanks to its ESPN-televised hot dog eating contest in Coney Island in Brooklyn, N.Y. What's particularly interesting, though,…

This Interactive Cartogram Shows How Countries Have Done at Cannes in the Last Decade

A visual history of the big winners

A bit of national pride will be at stake when advertisers from around the world converge at Cannes Lions in France this week. Sure, it will be every agency for itself,…

5 Intriguing Takes on Advertising and Technology's Relationship Status

New thoughts from industry's heavy hitters

The advertising and technology worlds have worked hand in hand since the early days of paper, evidenced by commercial messaging found in the ruins of Pompeii, as just one historical…

FCC Hits AT&T With a $100 Million Fine for Its 'Unlimited Data' Ads

Agency says telecom slowed data speeds

The Federal Communications Commission today announced that it plans to punish AT&T to the tune of $100 million for allegedly misleading consumers about unlimited wireless data plans, according to multiple…

Check Out How JetBlue's Window Display 'Avatar' Hysterically Duped Passersby

But many got free airfare

JetBlue set up an all-digital-looking window display on Sixth Avenue in New York one weekend in mid-May, surprising a couple thousand people who happened to walk by. There was a…

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