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Why Keith Olbermann Picked Such a Dumb Fight on Twitter and Ended Up Suspended A case of argue first, click later

ESPN commentator and world-champion friendmaker Keith Olbermann this week launched a Twitter war with college students who'd raised $13 million to fight pediatric cancer. The incident left Olbermann with a (paid)…

February 24, 2015, 7:38 PM EST

Emerging Cable Network WGN America Looks to Cast Its Spell Over SXSW Film Longtime superstation builds on momentum of Salem

On March 13, WGN America and its original series Salem will turn the official SXSW Film opening party into a "witches' playground," complete with fortune tellers, aerial dancers and other…

February 24, 2015, 10:11 AM EST

5 Delicious Questions for Tom Colicchio About His New Gig at MSNBC A chat with the celebrity chef turned food correspondent

Big news from MSNBC this morning: Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio will become the network's first food correspondent and debut two new shows. Stirring the Pot will air on the network's…

February 18, 2015, 1:05 PM EST

Could Snapchat Be a March Madness Player This Year? Turner Sports' marketing integrations captain, Will Funk, dishes on college hoops

March Madness, the annual rite of spring for college basketball fans—and a marketing bonanza for brands—is upon us once again (starting March 15 and ending with the championship game April…

February 16, 2015, 10:18 PM EST

For Rising Comedy Star Clark Duke, Tweeting Is Like Drunk-Texting America Why you won’t find the Hot Tub Time Machine star on social media

Specs Who Clark Duke Age 29 Claim to Fame Stars as Jacob in the upcoming film Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (in theaters Feb. 20); recent guest star on CBS' Mom and Two and…

February 16, 2015, 12:00 AM EST

How to Score a Job With Today's Top Media Brands (or Anywhere, Really) Fusion HR chief talks etiquette, networking and self-awareness

Know thyself, said the ancient Greeks. Cheri Eisen, Fusion's head of human resources, thinks that advice is on the nose, even though Socrates and Plato weren't talking about wading into…

February 11, 2015, 12:00 AM EST

Talk Show Queen Wendy Williams Cops to Getting a Little Help on Twitter And feeling starstruck by Judge Judy

Specs Who Wendy Williams Age 50 Claim to fame Host of daily syndicated talk show The Wendy Williams Show (its 1,000th episode aired last week); author; member of the National Radio Hall of…

February 4, 2015, 12:00 AM EST

Viacom Is Trying Something New for Cable Upfront Season As viewing habits change, the young-skewing cable outfit leans on social

When the head of a major cable conglomerate calls ratings falloff "an important secular issue," it may be time to look for solutions outside traditional channels, and that's exactly what…

February 2, 2015, 6:30 PM EST

More and More, Marketers Venture Into Bathroom Humor Looking for big laughs and brand recognition

Call it progress, or clutch your pearls. Bathroom humor that would have been rejected by network standards departments in earlier eras is now sailing through—and going viral. A Kmart spot in…

February 2, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

45,000 Pieces of Branded Content Were Created on Whisper for The Americans Where advertising meets dark social

The Americans revolves around the lives of two Cold War-era KGB spies who are trying to keep their jobs a secret from their unsuspecting neighbors. In line with that secrecy…

January 30, 2015, 8:21 PM EST

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