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Reading Rainbow Host LeVar Burton Binge-Watched Game of Thrones Before He Read the Books And he gets most of his news from Twitter

Specs Who LeVar Burton Age 57 Claim to fame Emmy-winning actor (Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation); host and producer of Reading Rainbow; author of the children’s book The Rhino Who Swallowed a…

October 6, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT

Yahoo Wants to Invest Serious Cash in Snapchat Reports say discussions are taking place

Yahoo is looking to buy a piece of Snapchat with an investment that values the hot messaging app at about $10 billion, according to reports. Yahoo is among a number…

October 3, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

So Starbucks Is Really Good at Instagram Videos, Too Coffee chain headlines the week's top brands

Whether or not Starbucks' actual coffee gets you buzzing, the retailer's marketing efforts always seem like a pretty good wake-up call to the competition. The Seattle-based brand has shown rare ability…

October 3, 2014, 8:01 AM EDT

MillerCoors Is Testing Branded Content With 26 Different Tech Companies Aims to move marketing closer to purchase decisions

MillerCoors is betting big on branded content, revealing during an Advertising Week panel today that the company is currently testing initiatives with 26 different tech companies. Like most beer brands, MillerCoors’…

September 29, 2014, 10:19 PM EDT

Why Is There a Starbucks Cup in Tumblr's Logo Today? Sponsored Dot unveiled on National Coffee Day

You know that period at the end of the Tumblr logo? It’s for sale to advertisers, called the Sponsored Tumblr Dot. Well, it's not for sale every day, but it's open…

September 29, 2014, 5:34 AM EDT

Magazine Metrics Expand Beyond Ad Pages to Digital Monthly report from the MPA will measure 147 periodicals' reach beyond print

For decades, ad pages were one of the key metrics for gauging the overall health of a magazine. But as magazine brands have come to encompass more than just a…

September 29, 2014, 12:08 AM EDT

Facebook's New People-Based Ad Technology Is 'Marketing Nirvana' Pepsi and Intel are early testers as social net unleashes data

Facebook is finally sharing its deep knowledge of 1.3 billion users to power advertising across the Web in a way that marketers say is unprecedented, potentially enhancing their ability to…

September 29, 2014, 12:00 AM EDT

Drag Queens Ditch Facebook for Ello Emerging social net allows aliases

Social network Ello is seeing an increase in signups after a Facebook backlash sent drag queens there, looking for a place that lets them use alternate identities. Launched in July,…

September 25, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT

#FreeSimmons Is Trending on Twitter in Support of Suspended ESPN Journalist Bill Simmons sounded off on NFL commissioner

Grantland editor in chief Bill Simmons' profanity-laced rant about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may have placed him in hot water with his company, but the public is showing overwhelming support…

September 25, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

The 10 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week Mercedes-Benz absolutely nails 'adventure marketing'

It makes sense that taking Instagram viewers where they've probably never been before is a winning strategy for brands such as GoPro and National Geographic. But automotive marketers may want…

September 25, 2014, 9:33 AM EDT

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