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Topic: MTV

Viacom Is Trying Something New for Cable Upfront Season

As viewing habits change, the young-skewing cable outfit leans on social

When the head of a major cable conglomerate calls ratings falloff "an important secular issue," it may be time to look for solutions outside traditional channels, and that's exactly what…

This Agency Lifted Revenue 60% by Mastering Instagram

The Movement Strategy's social craftiness garners big results

Specs Who Far left: Christy Pregont, creative director; back left: Jason Mitchell, co-founder; center: Stephen Para, evp, chief growth officer; back right: Nick Hoppe, media strategy director; front right: Eric Dieter,…

MTV Marks MLK Day by Airing in Black and White

Kendrick Lamar, Rand Paul and more join PSAs on race in America

For 12 hours starting at 9 a.m. this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 19), MTV will mark the civil rights leader's memory by airing in black and white. As…

Viacom’s Downturns Have Gotten So Predictable They’re an Easy Buck for Investors

Conglom is trying to figure out the multiplatform game

As usual, Viacom is doomed. People have been preaching the End of Days for the company since Tom Freston left and was replaced by Philippe Dauman in 2006, and yet it…

Did Vine Star Jerome Jarre Just Walk Out on $1 Million Ad Deal?

Tells world he's done selling out

It's like Michael Jordan retiring before ever actually signing with the Bulls. Jerome Jarre, a huge social video star, can't take it anymore and is leaving the ad game, just…

Brands Make Prankvertising Positive

A safer way to take advantage of the popularity of stunt ads

In March, Defy Media’s Prank It Fwd series surprised a waitress named Chelsea by giving her the “Best Shift Ever.” Instead of receiving tips, Chelsea got a bevy of bonuses…

Can MTV and Adam Levine Get Millennials to Hang Out at Applebee's?

MTV sponsorship taps into music, nightlife

Applebee's will launch a multimonth sponsorship with MTV on Monday to connect young consumers with popular bands—starting with Maroon 5. And the restaurant hopes the move will bolster its image…

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…

15-Year-Old YouTuber Lohanthony Doles Out Advice for Vloggers

He has MTV's attention

At the age of 14, most people are concerned about starting high school. YouTube star Anthony Quintal—known to his fans as Lohanthony—had to manage hosting his own MTV Web show…

Parents Television Council Is Already Upset About What Nicki Minaj Will Do on Sunday

Watchdogs foresee VMA lewdness

Really, you wonder if the Parents Television Council is secretly letting MTV write its press releases. Nicki Minaj's butt-heavy video for her new single Anaconda (why, yes, it does sample…

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