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Gabriel Beltrone

Ad of the Day: Cable Companies Are Playground Bullies in Hilarious Ads for Sling TV

Too real for comfort

Everyone knows cable companies can be total bullies, but pointing it out can still make for some pretty funny ads. SlingTV, the small-bundle Internet TV offering from Dish, is out with…

USA's Ad Campaign for Its Hacker Drama Mr. Robot Doesn't Mince Words

Barely hiding its F-bombs

The marketing department at USA Network must have been worried people would think the lead character of its new hacker drama was pro-establishment—because the posters for the show, Mr. Robot,…

Justin Bieber Spoofs His Own Calvin Klein Ads in Promo for Comedy Central Roast

Justin Bieber is officially eating his own tail. To promote his upcoming roast on Comedy Central slash desperate plea for respect, Canada's cruel revenge on America participates in a parody of…

Wieden + Kennedy Wasted This Client's Money on Awful Ads, but That Was the Point

Hiring a fashion designer to make a T-shirt for a rat. Sponsoring a soccer team best known for its embarrassing losses. These seem like particularly odd ways to spend an…

Tell Everyone What You're Doing This Sunday Night With Mad Men Out of Office

If you can't wait for Mad Men to return for part one of its seventh and final season this Sunday, and you're itching to declare your intention to watch it…

Dick Clark Productions Is Dramatically Increasing Its Output

A chat with Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan

This year, dick clark productions will present some 100 televised musical performances, most of them live and in prime time. Roughly double 2013’s count, that tally includes regulars such as…

Ad of the Day: DirecTV

Enjoy the world's tiniest car chase, in your hand and under foot

Riding the bus isn't boring—not when you can hallucinate a bunch of miniature cars engaged in a high-speed chase on the floor below you. At least, that's what DirecTV says it…

Vice CEO Punches Back at Critics of North Korea Trip

Shane Smith discusses new HBO show

Specs Who Shane Smith Age 43 New gig Host of new HBO newsmagazine, Vice Continuing gig Co-founder, CEO, Vice Media Vice got a lot of criticism when your new HBO show went to North Korea…

First Mover: Ryan Seacrest

The TV host keeps growing his reach, regardless of what the doctor says

Specs Age 38 New gig Founder of Seacrest Global Group, majority owner of events marketing agency Civic Entertainment Group Continuing gig Host of American Idol In addition to hosting American Idol, doing a radio…

Information Diet: Cyndi Lauper

So Unusual star finds digital tracking just a little too Big Brother

Specs Age 59 Accomplishments Star of Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual reality show debuting Jan. 12 on WE tv; Grammy-winning recording artist Base New York What’s the first information you consume in the morning? I…

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