Fast Chat

Q&A: Downton Abbey’s Executive Producer on the Final Season and the Odds of a Movie

When Downton Abbey returns next month, the top-rated PBS drama of all time and U.S. television's most successful British import will cap its extraordinary run with a much buzzed about sixth and final season.

Why Did This Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Ditch His NBC Gig for a Pot Pub?

Not so long ago, the idea of a marijuana news site would have probably conjured up images of smoking paraphernalia and stoner jokes. But as marijuana legalization has become an increasingly important political and social topic, it’s also begun to attract more serious media attention.

New York Life Is a True Believer in Organic Content

The trend of brands acting as publishers has been around for years, but it’s an intriguing tactic for insurance companies, which typically rely on lead generation and other hard-sell tactics to drive business. Nevertheless, New York Life has embraced content-heavy marketing (with the help of Conductor) in the past two years.

FTC Chair Edith Ramirez Fights for Data Security and Privacy Rights

One year into her tenure as chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, Edith Ramirez is putting the agency front and center as the nation’s leading enforcer on privacy and data security.

What Type of Agency Will Own Social Media Marketing?

Bissell's director of marketing Theresa Junkunc knows how difficult managing social media work can be, particularly when multiple roster shops compete for the same assignment.

A Champion for Women in Tech

Eileen Naughton has embraced feminism in ways she never thought she would. When she began her career in media, she was hopeful for a world that had moved beyond gender stereotypes and discrimination, but since reaching the leadership ranks of major companies, she has become an advocate and mentor for a new generation of women.

Chandelier’s Richard Christiansen Talks Ads, Airlines and Sheep Racing

Richard Christiansen first learned about selling during a “vaudeville” upbringing on an Australian farm that, in the wake of a drought, lured Japanese tourists with attractions like sheep racing.

Former Tech Wunderkind Is Trying to Revolutionize Viral Video

Brent Rambo just left a cushy executive job at Sony Online Entertainment to join, of all things, Orabrush—the startup that makes tongue scrapers for people and dogs—as the company’s first CTO.

Ex-Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Is Hoping for Some Boycotts in Sochi

Chris Kluwe, former punter for the Minnesota Vikings, argues that American consumers and sports fans worldwide should boycott corporate sponsors of the upcoming Olympics because of Russian anti-LGBT laws.

Can LivingSocial Bounce Back?

After 13 years at retailer Best Buy, Barry Judge last February joined LivingSocial as marketing chief, right around the time the daily-deals site looked like a sinking ship. Industry watchers questioned the 6-year-old company’s ability to find cash as they also wondered about its relevancy among Web-deals-weary consumers.