Advocacy Groups Lambast Big Brands and YouTube for Junk Food Ads Aimed at Kids

Oreo, Coke and BK named in complaint to FTC

A pair of advocacy groups today took YouTube and major brands to task for junk-food videos allegedly appearing on the YouTube Kids smartphone app, asking the Federal Trade Commission to…

Vice’s Broadly Debuts Series Spotlighting Women in Male-Dominated Fields

First program under multiyear Unilever partnership

Vice's 4-month-old digital channel Broadly has hit the ground running. Today the female-focused site is rolling out its first Web series under a new partnership with Unilever. The sponsored program focuses…

Inside BBDO's Rapid-Fire Quest to Find the Perfect Twix Spot

Global competition pits 6 shops against one another

On a recent Monday morning, a handful of BBDO New York creatives huddled together at Google's YouTube Space in Chelsea to shoot a video for Twix's "Left Twix/Right Twix" rivalry…

Kenan Thompson Is 'Dr. Jimm' in The Onion's First Branded Content for Facebook Anthology

Dell, HP, Intel, Lenovo and Microsoft signed on

It's a fear most of us have: turning into our parents. So, The Onion decided to channel that unease while showcasing the newest innovations in personal computing. The nine-part series "Help!…

Facebook's 'Freebooting' Piracy Problem Just Cost Casey Neistat 20 Million Views

Lingering theft issues anger video creators

Casey Neistat, who has 1.5 million YouTube subscribers, recently created a fun Halloween video called "Aladdin in Real Life" with his friend, Jesse Wellens, and they quickly garnered more than…

13-Year-Old YouTube Star Died of Undiagnosed Heart Condition, Family Says

Caleb Bratayley was a centerpiece of channel with 1.9 million subscribers

The family of YouTube star Caleb Bratayley announced today the 13-year-old died of an undiagnosed heart ailment. "The doctor confirmed today that Caleb passed away from a heart condition called Hypertrophic…

YouTube Will Debut a Scripted Comedy From Smosh, but Not on YouTube Red

Schick Hydro on board as brand partner

Popular YouTube comedy duo Smosh is getting into the sitcom business. YouTube announced today that scripted comedy Part Timers starring Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox (aka Smosh) will debut exclusively on…

This E-Retailer Will Turn Fans' Mobile Video Uploads Into Copy on Its Holiday Boxes

Project Gravitas innovates for Black Friday

Starting on Black Friday, fashion e-commerce player Project Gravitas will package its line of dresses with boxes that include copy from consumer-generated videos to be captured—starting today—in a mobile app…

Why Uncertainty Surrounds How Advertising Will Work on Vice’s New TV Network

Buyers intrigued but wary after deal with A+E

It took A+E Networks and Vice Media more than six months to finish their deal, finally announced yesterday, for Vice to take over A+E's History offshoot, H2. The revamped channel, which…

Why a TV Veteran Says the Future of Advertising Is in Digital Media

5 questions with Fullscreen's first CMO

As it approaches its fifth birthday, multichannel network Fullscreen has hired its first CMO. Jason Klarman will hit the ground running as the company prepares to launch its own subscription-video-on-demand…