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Pluto.TV Expands Its Lineup of Web Channels, Including Complex Media Boosts programming as it takes on traditional TV

Pluto.TV, a Web video hub with more than 100 channels, has added content partners to its lineup—Complex Media, Fullscreen, HitFix, Popsugar and SpinMedia. Pluto, which launched in March, has a viewing library…

August 27, 2014, 4:31 PM EDT

Snapchat's 'Crazy Engaged' Users Can't Resist a Message From Taco Bell Brands see success despite marketing in the dark

Taco Bell’s Nicholas Tran said Snapchat followers are “crazy engaged.” When the brand sends a Snap, 90 percent of friends who open a message view it in its entirety, and…

August 22, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

Funny or Die Reveals 10 Percent of Its Kik Fans Click on Video Messages 'Never seen that kind of number'

Funny or Die found a new way to boost video views. All it takes is a little Kik—help from the messaging apps' new Promoted Chats product. The digital comedy crew…

August 18, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Robert Redford and Will Ferrell Ludicrously Debate How to Help the Colorado River Delta Fun way to tackle a dry subject

Robert Redford wants to restore the Colorado River Delta, which has dried up severely over the past century, to its former lush glory through the "Raise the River" project. Will Ferrell…

March 13, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

OMD's Final Front Brings Together Brands and New Original Content Multiple client bids for each idea

They came, they saw, they bid. Nearly 40 blue-chip advertisers—among them PepsiCo, FedEx, State Farm, Toys R Us, Intel and JCPenney—snapped up original ideas during a recent first-of-its-kind event that put…

September 16, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

OMD to Host First Upfront-like Session for Branded Content Projects Dubbed the Final Front

Media powerhouse OMD will bring big money and big ideas together in a first-of-its kind Hollywood event this week that will put deep-pocketed advertisers directly in touch with cutting-edge content…

September 9, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT

AMC Orders 2 New Series, Halt & Catch Fire and Turn Network prez Charlie Collier announces pickups at confab

Charlie Collier told an audience at the Television Critics Association confab in Los Angeles this morning that the network will be picking up its two scripted drama pilots—Halt & Catch…

July 26, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT

Funny or Die Preparing Massive Rollout for New HTC Branded Short New Turner partnership gives Web video maker broader reach

Turner announced at last year's upfront presentation that it would take a stake in Web comedy portal Funny or Die, handling the company's ad sales. Now, with the deal done…

April 11, 2013, 1:29 PM EDT

YouTube's 10 Most-Watched Ads in February Oreo, Chevy and Pepsi all double up, while PlayStation outlasts a trio of strong Super Bowl spots

February is traditionally the month when the vast majority of marketers stand down and let the Super Bowl advertisers battle it out for dominance in YouTube views. But this year,…

March 7, 2013, 1:02 PM EST

The 10 Best Upfront Presentations (So Far) From robots to an attempted seduction by Jennifer Love Hewitt, some nets really know how to party

The upfronts are supposed to be an opportunity for cable and broadcast networks—and now digital content providers—to unveil their slates of new programming before an audience of advertising executives, in…

May 17, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

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