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Jeff Lanctot Named CEO of Mixpo Agency vet takes reigns at video ad tech firm

Veteran digital agency executive Jeff Lanctot has been named CEO of Mixpo, a Seattle, WA-based ad tech firm focused on Web video. Lanctot is among the more respected minds in the…

October 17, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

The Big Guys Want the Spotlight at Next Year's NewFronts Per IAB memo, the founding partners seek more control

The biggest companies in Web video are looking to assert more influence over the scheduling strategy for next year's Digital Content NewFronts. According to a memo from the Interactive Advertising Bureau,…

October 17, 2013, 5:00 AM EDT

Machinima Will Have a Second Screen on Your Screen for Xbox One Game guides will pop up and tell you how to play

This may be a little specific, but did anyone else scour all of Arkham City for those damn Riddler trophies for (clears throat) hours last year? Because I sure did,…

October 16, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

Hot List: Adweek Editors Pick Digital Finalists Check out those vying for the year's hottest website, app, game and more

And now, presenting the finalists in the digital category for this year's Adweek Hot List. Here, our editors have trimmed down their picks for this year's top websites, apps, games…

October 13, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

Microsoft Explains How Tech Will Reshape Home Entertainment Top Xbox exec Yusuf Mehdi says it's all about sensors, connectivity

To Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi, the best way to understand technology is to play with it. "Be a consumer of the technology. Be out there first and use it, live it," Mehdi…

October 5, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

Adweek's Top 10 Commercials of the Week Coke's green carpet, Foster Farms' singing chickens and Intel's inspiring wunderkind

Geico's "Hump Day" spot, which broke in May, has earned 15 million YouTube views. Given its success, it's not surprising Geico and The Martin Agency are trotting out the motormouthed…

October 4, 2013, 9:06 AM EDT

Apple Ousts Coca-Cola as Top Brand in Historic Shift Soda slides to 3rd, per Interbrand, after 13 years on top

Apple has ousted Coca-Cola as the world's most valuable brand, per Interbrand, as the soda giant dramatically fell from first to third place and Google landed in the second slot. It…

September 30, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT

This Agency Aims to Make Your Next Trip to the DMV Less Painful Metia has digital solutions for the public sector

Specs Who J. Paul Anderson, regional vp; Andrew Martin, president, North America; Sandi LiSanti, director of finance and operations What Digital agency Where Kirkland, Wash., offices Rooted in public relations, 25-year-old Metia has blossomed…

September 25, 2013, 9:46 PM EDT

Xbox Makes Bold Push to Own Living Room Upcoming Microsoft gaming console promises to make TV personal like phones

Microsoft has made a bold move toward controlling consumers' relationship with television, while potentially reshaping the living room entertainment and ad experience with the upcoming launch of the Xbox One…

September 23, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

AOL Stands Out Amidst Tepid NewFront Market Web video continues to surge, but big content deals lag

Seventeen NewFronts and a few months later, it’s fair to say that the market for original Web video series has been quiet. The TV upfront, while not spectacular, was once…

September 17, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

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