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Chris Rock Is Funny, Poignant and Doesn't Hold Back During Oscars Opening Monologue

'We want opportunity—that's it'

Chris Rock had stayed silent throughout the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, but the Academy Awards host wasted no time addressing the elephant in the room tonight. "I'm here at the Academy Awards, otherwise…

GoDaddy Taps MEC for Global Media

WPP shop expands its role with the Internet services giant

GoDaddy has entered WPP's domain, tapping the holding company's MEC division for worldwide media chores. The move comes a month after the client hired Omnicom's TBWA\Chiat\Day for creative. MEC was chosen without a formal…

With Aggressive Expansion Plans, Firehouse Subs Taps MARC USA for Creative

New work for fast-casual chain breaks in February

To help fuel expansion, Firehouse Subs has selected MARC USA for creative chores following a review led by consultancy Select Resources International. The fast-casual chain currently operates more than 900 restaurants…

Take a Look Inside the Workshop Known for Turning Holiday Windows Into Spectacles

Spaeth Design is in the business of cheer

Every year by mid-November retailers reveal—with ever-increasing pomp and circumstance—their holiday displays, hoping consumers will journey to the stores to see the windows in person. For thousands of families, going…

Carmichael Lynch Promotes Marty Senn to Creative Chief

Ecd rises to fill slot left by Dave Damman's exit

After three years as executive creative director of Carmichael Lynch, Marty Senn has been named chief creative officer of the Minneapolis agency. He succeeds Dave Damman, who left the shop…

Will the Internet of Things Come of Age in 5 Years?

SXSW attendees think so, but obstacles remain

Technologists are holding court at South by Southwest this weekend on the so-called Internet of Things, a future reality where data will be gathered and used for everything from cars…

Gallup's Buzzy Social Media Report Appears 'Deeply Flawed'

2012 called and wants its data back

Gallup released a report yesterday called the State of the American Consumer that said 62 percent of U.S. consumers believe Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, etc. do not affect their purchase…

Robert Rodriguez Has a Prime Outlet for His Guilty Pleasures

Explains how he chooses his programming

Specs Who Robert Rodriguez Age 45 Accomplishments Filmmaker (From Dusk Till Dawn, Spy Kids and the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For); founder/chairman of El Rey network; creator of From Dusk…

Nate Silver Dumps New York Times for ESPN

FiveThirtyEight wunderkind joins forces with sports giant

The New York Times has let statistics wunderkind Nate Silver slip from its grasp, much to the delight of ESPN and ABC News. Silver, the political number cruncher who predicted the…

Food & Wine's Unconventional Tumblr Strategy

Taps non-food bloggers to cover signature event

There are a lot of creative ways media outlets use Tumblr: to post niche content that wouldn’t otherwise get published, surface archived material, interact with their audiences and answer subscriber…

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