Spark’s Branded Content Guru Eric Levin on True Creative Success

Specs Who Eric Levin Current gig svp, brand content group director, Spark/LiquidThread Previous gig vp, brand content director, LiquidThread

Maker Studios Wants to Make a Little Something for Everyone

Last year, Maker Studios asked attendees at its Digital Content NewFronts presentation to learn what "I am Maker" means. In 2015, it's turning the tables and asking brands, agencies and the public, "Who are you?"

Microsoft Tries for Better Cinema Ads

People expect to see trailers for other films when they go to the movies, but increasingly audiences have been subjected to ham-handed, repurposed ads for other kinds of products while they wait for the feature to start.

Poer Upped to President at SMG LiquidThread North America

Brent Poer has been promoted to president of SMG LiquidThread North America, continuing to report to Starcom MediaVest Group's brand CEOs (Brian Terkelsen of MediaVest, Lisa Donohue of Starcom USA and Chris Booth of Spark).

As LiquidThread Expands, Brent Poer Rises in the Ranks

When LiquidThread, Starcom MediaVest Group's branded content division, realized that the rapid growth it's enjoyed in the 18 months since it launched would require a rethinking of its North American leadership structure, it didn't have to look far for a creative lead.

Media All-Star: Brian Terkelsen

Mark Burnett and Brian Terkelsen revolutionized the business of television over a slice and a beer. It was 1993 and Burnett, a former T-shirt hawker on Venice Beach, was looking for a financial whiz to help ride herd on a new genre of reality series designed to capitalize on the nascent trend of eco-tourism.