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  • Six Tips on Talking to the Post Generation How the under-14 crowd views media and content

    In my last Adweek column introducing the Post Generation—my nickname for the under-14 cohort, also variously referred to as Gen Z or Centennials or the Homeland Generation (among other appellations)—I discussed how they're coming ……

  • The Rise and Fall and Rise of Hasbro's TV Strategy What went wrong with The Hub, and what the toymaker hopes will go right

    What looks like an entertainment company, spends like an entertainment company and programs like an entertainment company? It's Hasbro, a toymaker. Hasbro makes not just toys but also hugely popular intellectual property, which for ……

  • Kids Are Heard but Not Seen in Haribo's Hilariously Kooky Candy Ads Grown-ups find their inner child

    IDEA: Candy brings out the kid in everyone. It's a simple, straightforward truth that's illustrated memorably in two new British ads for Haribo Starmix candies showing grownups not just acting like children but speaking like them, ……

  • Cruise Ships Now Depend on Parents Bringing the Kids Along Disney helped change the industry

    In the summer of 1951, a passenger aboard the RMS Queen Elizabeth had plenty of things to do. There was shuffleboard, deck tennis, books to borrow from the library. The Berlin Philharmonic performed Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in the ……

Six Tips on Talking to the Post Generation

How the under-14 crowd views media and content

In my last Adweek column introducing the Post Generation—my nickname for the under-14 cohort, also variously referred to as Gen Z or Centennials or the Homeland Generation (among other appellations)—I…

A People's History of Transformers Cartoons

Everybody from Scatman Crothers to Fred Willard is here

Hasbro has a lot of enduring intellectual property (G.I. Joe, My Little Pony) but nothing holds a candle to its long-running Transformers franchise. Its origins are borderline cynical: After acquiring…

Kids Are Heard but Not Seen in Haribo's Hilariously Kooky Candy Ads

Grown-ups find their inner child

IDEA: Candy brings out the kid in everyone. It's a simple, straightforward truth that's illustrated memorably in two new British ads for Haribo Starmix candies showing grownups not just acting like…

Cruise Ships Now Depend on Parents Bringing the Kids Along

Disney helped change the industry

In the summer of 1951, a passenger aboard the RMS Queen Elizabeth had plenty of things to do. There was shuffleboard, deck tennis, books to borrow from the library. The…

A Look at Kids' Exposure to Ads

Children see a lot of marketing messages, regardless of platform

Despite the availability of video games and streaming TV shows on mobile devices, kids still spend more time watching television than they do using any other type of media, and…

Kids Need a Cool Lunch Box, and Marketers Know It

Who are the stars stamped in metal these days?

According to the U.S. government, more than 50 million of our children head off to school each morning, and roughly 32 million will eat the lunch prepared by the cafeteria…

The Story of Kids TV Mastermind Fred Seibert

Cultivating a whole new generation of weird in animation

Fred Seibert is sitting in his New York office, filled with Legos and comic books, talking enthusiastically about his first big failure. Thirty-two years ago, Seibert was hired away from his…

6 Surreal Toons That Made Kids' Animation What It Is Today [Video]

There is a long history of weirdness behind hit Adventure Time

If the phenomenally successful kids show Adventure Time appears to have stretched the envelope of animated reality in ways never before seen, then you have simply not been paying attention.…

Nickelodeon Programming Exec Talks About What Defines the Post-Millennial Generation

Sarah Noonan also discusses finding the next hit kids show

Specs Who Sarah Noonan Age 44 New gig Svp, live-action content, Nickelodeon Old gig Svp, casting, Nickelodeon You’re best known for casting celebrity voices on SpongeBob as well as The Fairly OddParents and Jimmy Neutron.…

Meet 12 of the Biggest Young Stars on YouTube

The sensations behind AwesomenessTV's 65 million monthly visitors

In a way, it all started with Fred Figglehorn, a chipmunk-voiced, fictional 6-year-old with a dysfunctional family, manic energy and anger issues who proved to be catnip to young viewers…

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