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Gabriel Beltrone

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,…

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…

Univision's Strategic Shift

Ahead of Univision's upfront tour, network svp Cynthia Ashworth spills exclusive news: the combining of the company's broadcast and digital brand-integration groups

To better serve advertisers with content tie-ins that span the network’s TV, radio, online and mobile platforms, Univision has married its broadcast and digital branded-entertainment units under the banner “Innovations…

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Sir David Attenborough reflects on the wonderful world he's been studying for 60 years

Sir David Attenborough may finally be moving on from the BBC, but he still wants viewers to watch the network's glossy nature docs. Last week, following the final episode of the…

CNBC's 'Titans' Pays Homage to Leo Burnett

Business series profiles adman and agency

Cable business channel CNBC honored Leo Burnett Thursday evening, dedicating an hour-long episode of its Titans series to a portrait of the 20th century adman and the agency he founded.  The…

Ad of the Day: ESPN

Rabid sports fandom is its own gift in Wieden's slow-motion homage

So you're not a brain surgeon or a record-shattering athlete. Even if you lack the razor-sharp intellect and/or physical prowess of humanity's elite, you might be blessed with a different…

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