These Data Visualizations Show What Was Hot on Facebook and Instagram Over the Holidays

Christmas sweaters trended

Unsurprisingly, Facebook and Instagram chatter revolved around the holidays in December, with Christmas and New Year's topping the list of hot topics. But there were a few surprises: for one,…

64% of Marketers Have a Snapchat Account, According to New Report

L2 data also includes Instagram and Twitter stats

While 64 percent of marketers have a Snapchat account, only 67 percent of those accounts are active, according to an extensive new report from research firm L2. The firm's report tracks…

Facebook Expands Instant Articles to Help Users Discover More of the Publisher's Content

Could compete directly with Snapchat Discover

In a move likely meant to stay on publishers' good side, Facebook is trying out a new way to help users discover more news (real news). Starting Thursday, Facebook will let…

Did BuzzFeed Go Too Far in Publishing a Salacious, Unverified Report About Donald Trump?

The post heard 'round the world

On Tuesday evening, BuzzFeed chose to publish 35 pages of documents about President-elect Donald Trump. Those documents contain, as BuzzFeed reported, "memos written over a period of months, [including] specific, unverified and…

Here's What Makes Disney the Most 'Intimate' Brand for Millennials

Amazon and Netflix round out the top 3

If you want to see how much media factors into the lives of millennials, look no further than the latest Brand Intimacy Report. Independent agency MBLM, which is just out with…

A Majority of Americans Want Donald Trump to Dump His Twitter Account

Quinnipiac survey: 64% of U.S. adults want him to quit

If the results of a new survey are any sign, Americans now think Donald Trump should focus on more pressing matters than his Twitter account. According to a survey of nearly…

Maybelline Recruits Manny Gutierrez as Its First Male Beauty Star

Maybe he's born with it

To promote its golden-tubed Big Shot Mascara by Colossal, Maybelline is engaging in two firsts—working with beauty influencers, and using a man as the face of its campaign. Manny Gutierrez, known…

This Digital Publisher Wants to 'Alter the Perception of Cannabis Users'

Civilized aims to be the Vanity Fair of marijuana culture

A sophisticated digital platform was missing from the world of cannabis publishing, so Derek Riedle and his wife decided to create one. Riedle is the CEO and founder of Civilized, a…

What Facebook's Head of Advertising Wants to See Happen in 2017

Andrew Bosworth is bullish on mobile and personalization

During his long tenure at Facebook, Andrew Bosworth has been tasked with creating both the company's newsfeed and its mobile advertising strategy. Now, Bosworth—Facebook's vp of ads and business—has his…

Tinder Is Reminding CES Attendees That Real-Life Love Beats Virtual Reality

Spoofs VR and promotes old-fashioned meetings

While Consumer Electronics Show attendees scope out the hottest virtual reality at the Las Vegas Convention Center this week, Tinder is promoting another kind of VR—very real. In a video released…