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John Oliver Quotes the IAB in Blistering Takedown of Native Ads Proposal for BP-sponsored BuzzFeed post: '11 Sea Creatures Who Deserved to Die'

John Oliver's half-hour comedy news show on HBO has one really amazing regular feature: Rather than a lengthy interview or a musical guest, Oliver goes on a hilarious, impeccably researched…

August 4, 2014, 12:42 PM EDT

Tribune Company Rebrands as Tribune Media New name, logo and website reflect shift to digital, distribution

Tribune Company has announced a rebranding as Tribune Media Company, following news yesterday that the company would spin off its troubled print publications into Tribune Publishing. The rebranding reflects Tribune's…

August 4, 2014, 10:06 AM EDT

WWE Will Cut 7% of Its Workforce Layoffs come after quarterly loss

World Wrestling Entertainment will slash 7 percent of its workforce after reporting operating at a loss in the second quarter due to the costs of ramping up its online-subscription service. WWE…

August 1, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

Fans Tell the Story in NFL's New Campaign and Contest Free Super Bowl tickets will go to community group as large as 62

Nearly half of American sports fans call pro or college football their favorite sport. For the second season in a row, the NFL will invite millions of fans to share…

August 1, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

Holy Shark! Syfy Builds a Franchise Without Traditional Ads Network relies on social, barter, word of mouth

Turns out your best marketing tool is word of mouth, especially if the mouth in question is filled with rows of gigantic, serrated teeth.  Dave Howe, president of Syfy, attributed the…

July 31, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

Jenny Slate’s Bedtime Routine Includes a Little Weed And the Obvious Child star starts her day with NPR

Specs Who Jenny Slate Age 32 Accomplishments Star of Obvious Child (in theaters now); co-star of FX series Married (Thursdays at 10 p.m.); guest star on Kroll Show, Parks and Recreation, House of…

July 29, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

The Chairman of the FCC Is Annoyed With Time Warner Cable Blames Rob Marcus for L.A. Dodgers blackout

Maybe it was the widespread feeling that Tom Wheeler is too close to the industry he regulates. Maybe it was pressure from Congress. Maybe it was John Oliver calling him…

July 29, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

Dunkin's Shark Week Donut Is Not for Use as a Flotation Device In fact, it may actually shorten your life, but in a good way

Dunkin' Donuts has partnered with Discovery Channel's beloved Shark Week to bring you the offering above, the Shark Bite donut, a yeast confection iced with a red-and-white pattern resembling a…

July 28, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith Issues Apology for Domestic Violence Rant [Updated] Says it was the 'most egregious error' of his career

UPDATE: ESPN announced Tuesday that Stephen A. Smith will be off First Take and ESPN Radio until Aug. 6. Calling himself “foolish” and “wrong,” ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith apologized Monday for…

July 28, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

Key & Peele Look Back on What Made Their 'Liam Neesons' Spot a Promoted Clip Worth Watching Duo is selective about selling characters for ads

Jokesters Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele—best known for their Comedy Central sketch comedy show Key & Peele—have created several hilarious, over-the-top characters, including super enthusiastic action movie fans The Valets. In…

July 28, 2014, 10:58 AM EDT

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