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YouTube toughens rules regarding which videos get ads

SAN FRANCISCO - YouTube on Tuesday announced ramped-up rules regarding when it will run ads with videos as it scrambled to quell concerns by brands about being paired with troublesome content...

8 hours ago

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ADC juries for four design categories announced
ADC juries for four design categories announced

NEW YORK - The One Club for Creativity has announced the 40 creatives who will judge work on the four design categories of the ADC 97th Annual Awards...

1 day ago

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Facebook move will play out in long-term: analysts

NEW YORK - Facebook's move to highlight posts from friends and family over those from brands and publications follows months of turmoil for the social network and will result in lower advertising revenue - at least in the short-term, analysts said...

2 days ago

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World stands up for Haiti, Africa after Trump's "shithole" comment

US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to respond to reports that he referred to Africa, Haiti and El Salvador as "shitholes"...

By Andy Walker 2 days ago

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Facebook updates News Feed to make friends a priority

LAS VEGAS - Facebook on Thursday announced a major update that will put friends and family above pages or celebrities in a user's news feed -- and likely result in people spending less time on the leading social network...

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#Fairnessfirst: Amplifying the female voice

The first work week of 2018 for many was also one where we heard the global female voice loud and clear on social media, with 'celebration emojis' for everything from Iceland's equal pay law to #HereWeAre, #TimesUp and #Oprah2020...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

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Consumer Electronics Show introduces Africa Tech Now
Consumer Electronics Show introduces Africa Tech Now

Africa Tech Now, the first Africa-dedicated event at the Consumer Electronics Show aims to showcase the African innovation ecosystem, positioning Africa as a major actor in digital transformation...

11 Jan 2018

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CPJ announces press oppressors' awards amid Trump's fake news awards
CPJ announces press oppressors' awards amid Trump's fake news awards

As US President Donald Trump announces his "fake media" awards, the CPJ names its global press oppressors - world leaders who use rhetoric, legal action, and censorship to try to silence their critics...

9 Jan 2018

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Regional grand jury on judging the AME Awards
Regional grand jury on judging the AME Awards

With an eye towards judging this year's competition, the AME Awards's regional grand jury members weigh in on judging the Awards...

9 Jan 2018

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Twitter won't block world leaders, citing need for discourse
Twitter won't block world leaders, citing need for discourse

Twitter announced Friday it would not block the accounts of world leaders even if their statements are "controversial," citing a need to promote a "public conversation" on political issues...

8 Jan 2018

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Zuckerberg makes 'fixing' Facebook a personal goal

Known for annual personal goals ranging from killing his own food to learning Mandarin, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg's stated mission for this year is to 'fix' the social network...

5 Jan 2018

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Themes for Inma World Congress of News Media announced

Themes for the Inma World Congress of News Media, taking place from 3-5 June 2018 in Washington, have been announced...

5 Jan 2018

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Sports competition added to 2018 NYF Advertising Awards roster

New York Festivals added a new competition to its Advertising Awards competition roster: sports...

4 Jan 2018

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Spotify hit with new copyright suit in US

A music publisher is seeking at least $1.6bn from Spotify for alleged copyright violations, the latest lawsuit to hit the fast-growing streaming company...

3 Jan 2018

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Social media companies should ditch clickbait, and compete over trustworthiness

Social media websites and online services, created to profit from connecting people and encouraging global conversations, have a deep and troubling dark side...

By Barbara Romzek and Aram Sinnreich 3 Jan 2018

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Iflix to bring Hollywood content to Africa

Iflix, video-on-demand (VOD) platform, has sealed a deal with US studio NBCUniversal (NBCU) for a host of TV series and movies for subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Umayrah Ramjan 27 Dec 2017

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Ad firms using tools to help them read your mind

Why did you splurge on that new pair of shoes? Or that pricey smartphone? More and more advertisers are trying to tap into the unconscious to divine the invisible forces that drive those spending decisions...

27 Dec 2017

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US broadcaster faces $13.3m fine for airing undisclosed paid ads

US regulators announced a record $13.3m fine against a major television company for airing promotional content without telling viewers it had been paid to air it...

22 Dec 2017

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YouTube seals deal with top music label amid streaming moves

YouTube said on Tuesday that it had sealed a licensing agreement with the world's largest music label conglomerate Universal as the video behemoth explores creating a new streaming service...

21 Dec 2017

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The One Show adds new, separate discipline

The One Club for Creativity announced the addition of Health, Wellness and Pharmaceutical as a separate and distinct discipline for The One Show 2018...

21 Dec 2017

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The Post: a Hollywood ode to journalism

At a time when the media is being accused of peddling "fake news," Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are bringing Hollywood star power to a movie celebrating journalism and the virtues of a free press...

20 Dec 2017

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South African amongst executive jury announced for NYF Advertising Awards

New York Festivals (NYF) International Advertising Awards has announced the first 21 members of the 2018 executive jury, which includes South African, Mick Blore...

20 Dec 2017

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Disney-Fox deal puts antitrust enforcers in bind over Trump ally

The blockbuster deal between Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox could likely put US antitrust enforcers in an awkward position following the government's challenge to another media-entertainment mega-deal...

18 Dec 2017

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With top-end videos, Quincy Jones opens 'Netflix of jazz'

Calling it the "Netflix of jazz," legendary producer Quincy Jones is rolling out Qwest TV, a first global platform dedicated to on-demand jazz videos...

18 Dec 2017

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Disney, Fox in focus on Wall Street as deal talk heats up
Disney, Fox in focus on Wall Street as deal talk heats up

Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox shares were in the spotlight on Wednesday amid reports the two media-entertainment powerhouses were readying a major deal for some of Fox's prized television and film assets...

15 Dec 2017

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Times Media Films represents 10 of Golden Globe-nominated films announced

Earlier this week the nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards were announced of which Times Media Films represents ten, including the forerunner for nominations...

14 Dec 2017

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Jury chairs for ADC 97th Annual Awards announced

The One Club for Creativity has announced nine creative leaders who will serve as jury chairs for the prestigious ADC 97th Annual Awards...

14 Dec 2017

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AME Awards announce grand jury and extend deadline
AME Awards announce grand jury and extend deadline

New York Festivals' AME Awards for the World's Best Advertising and Marketing Effectiveness has announced the 2018 grand jury...

12 Dec 2017

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Six SA judges selected for NYF's grand jury

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards has announced the 2018 grand jury...

7 Dec 2017

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From left to right (first row): Neo Mashigo, Jenny Ehlers, Mariana O’Kelly, Pepe Marais. Second row: Jenny Glover, Francois Du Preez and Juliet Honey.
Seven SA judges selected for 2018 One Show!

The One Club for Creativity has announced the global creative leaders selected to serve as judges for The One Show 2018 of which seven is from South Africa...

7 Dec 2017

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