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Janet Stilson

Why Presidential Candidates Are Loading Up on Ads About Equal Pay and Abortion

It's the year of the woman

When Donald Trump and Fox News' Megyn Kelly butted heads at the first GOP debate last August, it was the prelude to what would become a dominant topic in this…

What It Means for Consumers and Brands That New York Is Becoming a 'Smart City'

Citywide Wi-Fi offers advertisers flexibility

On a sunny January day, a young mother strolled along New York's West 107th Street, explaining a strange phenomenon to her son. Before cellphones, there used to be these things…

Why Do Consumers Increasingly Want to Be Less Connected, Not More?

Horizon Media finds growing desire to unplug

With New York and other cities embracing the concept of the "smart city," making free Wi-Fi available anytime, anywhere, many consumers are looking to get less connected to their fellow…

Q&A: Videology's Managing Director Is Making Programmatic Ad Buying More Exact

Tim Castree has the results to prove it

Specs Current gig Managing director, North America, Videology Previous gig COO, MediaVest U.S. Age 44 Twitter @castree Adweek: Why did you leave the agency world for Videology? Tim Castree: There were two decisions in that…

How Lee Daniels Drew on His Own Life to Shape Empire, TV's Surprise Hit

The creative force tells us what he's learned and what's next

Scratch the surface of Fox's monster hit drama Empire and you'll find a whole lot of truths that are based on the experiences of Lee Daniels, who created the series…

Multicultural Talent Is Surging on TV and Winning Mainstream Audiences

A long-awaited shift

Hardly anyone was more surprised than Dana Walden at the ratings surge Fox midseason entrant Empire enjoyed following its Jan. 7 debut. She expected a lift but not to the…

Videa’s President Discusses the Future of Automated Sales

And what TV should embrace so it doesn’t lose out

Specs Who Shereta Williams Current gig President, Videa Old gig Vp, corporate development, Cox Media Group Age 41  Services have launched in the past and been unable to make a go of it. Why will yours succeed? If…

How Are TV Networks Just Like Kimmy Schmidt?

They're in the dark when it comes to streaming data, but Nielsen may change all that

The television networks are kind of like the main character in Tina Fey's new sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, who is released back into the world from an underground cult—they're in the…

8 Popular U.S. Shows That Got Their Start Overseas

From Jane the Virgin to House of Cards, these ideas hit it big in America

Jane the Virgin, the CW hit, owes its success to many—not the least of which is its star (and Adweek cover girl) Gina Rodriguez, who took home a Golden Globe…

For Gina Rodriguez, a Golden Globe Is Just the Beginning

Jane the Virgin hit a cultural nerve, but its star has her sights set beyond TV

Even before her headline-making Golden Globe win in January, there were already signs Gina Rodriguez was going to be a big star. At its annual screenings for the global TV market…

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