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Topic: maker studios

Disney Is Giving PewDiePie His Own Network

YouTube star will recruit like-minded creators

The most popular star on YouTube is getting his own network. With the backing of Disney-owned Maker Studios, Felix Kjellberg, best known as PewDiePie, will create his own multichannel network called…

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…

Why Maker Studios Chose This Agency for Its Ad-Buying Service

'Forward thinking and nimble'

Maker Studios has already partnered with the big guns for its Maker Select ad-buying service. Now the Disney-owned multichannel network has signed on its first small-scale agency, which leans heavily…

Maker Studios Parts Ways With Chief Content Officer Erin McPherson

First major exec shuffle since Disney bought the network

Here's a major shake-up at one of the largest multichannel networks: Erin McPherson is departing as chief content officer of Maker Studios. A Maker Studios spokeswoman told Adweek the departure was…

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…

10 Digital Innovators Who Are Defining Creativity in a Tech-Fueled World

Inventing the future of science, software and storytelling

The only thing more impressive than the seemingly limitless world we live in now is what's just around the corner. Innovation is exploding across every industry, and ideas that once…

'Unboxing' YouTube Marketers Are Accused of Tricking Kids

Brouhaha rises over clips of fun toys

The YouTube Kids app can sometimes feel like a shopping channel, with videos upon videos of kids unboxing toys. The clips star pitch-kids who have mastered the art of the…

Maker Studios Wants to Make a Little Something for Everyone

Disney-owned multi-channel network asks, 'Who are you?'

Last year, Maker Studios asked attendees at its Digital Content NewFronts presentation to learn what "I am Maker" means. In 2015, it's turning the tables and asking brands, agencies and…

Can Data Help Maker Studios Guarantee a Hit for The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman?

Nerd Court is now in session

In a heated exchange before a judge, YouTuber Commander Holly (real name: Holly Conrad) faces off against actress Tina Huang. The issue at hand is one that has divided many…

How to Advertise to the Millennial Who Hates Advertising

'The new authority is authenticity,' Maker Studios exec says

Maker Studios' chief content officer Erin McPherson has a few words of advice for marketers trying to reach millennials: You're not going to get them with traditional ads. "This generation doesn't dislike…

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