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Why ESPN Isn't Worried About New Year's Eve Competition for the College Football Playoff

Will viewers choose Alabama-Michigan State or Ryan Seacrest?

As throngs of people pack together like sardines in Times Square and various restaurants and bars across the eastern U.S., two powerhouse college football programs will be fighting for a…

Nightly Show Host Larry Wilmore on the Difference Between Trolling and Lurking

Plus, how he feels about satirizing this election season

Specs Age 54 Claim to fame Host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 p.m.) Base New York Twitter @LarryWilmore Adweek: What's the first information you consume in the morning? Larry…

Why Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel Is Our Digital Executive of the Year

He helms the hottest brand on the planet

The early chapters of Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel's public life have arguably made for a modern-day Silicon Valley soap opera. For a couple of years, the main storyline was his lawsuit…

How Roger Ailes Built Fox News Into a Media Powerhouse

And why he would never be a political candidate like Trump

Roger Ailes' first moon shot came when he was 29 years old. He was in the Oval Office setting up the first interplanetary split screen. "Eagle" had just landed on…

Here's How CNN's Great Big Story Plans to Stand Out in the Crowded Digital Video Space

Cable network's play for millennials

With the digital video space becoming more and more crowded by the day, just how will CNN's Great Big Story, the online video initiative launched yesterday, set itself apart? "So many…

Can Digital Shops Survive the Branded Content Boom?

Shifting gears to keep up with publishers

With the BuzzFeed effect in full swing as more and more online publishers mimic the popular viral news site by creating sponsored content for brands, digital agencies find themselves forced…

How Facebook's Autoplay Videos Are Ushering in a New Era of Silent Storytelling

The impact goes beyond your news feed

Getting aurally blasted by a loud, autoplaying video ad while you're browsing online is certainly one of the more annoying experiences you can have on the Internet. But when the volume…

Why Digitas Isn’t Afraid of Publishers’ Branded Content Studios

They make Vice and CNN better partners

Specs Current gig Chief content officer, DigitasLBi Previous gig Chief content officer at Interpublic Group's UM, head of UM Studios Age 47 Twitter @sdonaton Adweek: What does a chief content officer do? Scott Donaton: It's…

Turner Unveils Branded Content Studio for CNN and HLN

Courageous will help advertisers tell their stories

CNN is officially in the branded content business. Turner Broadcasting unveiled Courageous, an in-house branded content studio for CNN and HLN advertisers and marketers. "Now we can offer marketers the opportunity…

Turner Ad Sales Chief: 'Dayparts Are Dead'

Basketball stars and Billy Eichner tout dozens of shows on 8 networks

For the first time, Turner brought all of its networks together under one roof for its 2015-2016 upfront. That roof? The Theater at Madison Square Garden. "When they planned this, they…

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