Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Dan Sanborn, a longtime marketing executive at beverage company Diageo, has been tapped as president of Wheelhouse Labs, a new unit under Wheelhouse Group that will seek to pair advertisers with content creators at a time when the media and marketing industries are placing greater reliance on so-called “branded contnent.” Sanborn will lead and launch…
If Taylor Swift ever decides to change careers, she could always open up a butcher shop; she certainly has a lot of experience with beef. The singer has clashed with exes, rappers, other singers, and various celebrities over the years, engaging in high-profile feuds that occasionally overshadow her upbeat public persona. Of course, those feuds…
Image: GettyEarlier this week, seemingly every tabloid decided to run with some version of the headline “Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello basically confirm they’re a couple.” While I know this won’t win me any fans with young pop music obsessives—the only demographic I actually care about—enough is enough. Something about their pairing smells fishy to me, and that something…
Over the years, Mad Magazine parodied popular series like Game of Thrones. DC Entertainment Mad Magazine mascot Alfred E. Neuman is famous for saying, "What? Me worry?" But the iconic character now has real cause for concern as it's the end of a comedy magazine with a legacy spanning almost 70 years. As reported by CNET's sister…
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Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here. Snowball does its thing. (Irena Schulz) Why parrots are the only animals that danceDancing — spontaneously busting diverse moves in time to music — seems to be common only in humans and one other animal: parrots.…
The following essay originally appeared in Vol. 37, No. 4 of NER. Translation is a kind of traffic, in nearly every sense of the word. There’s the most obvious sense, in that translations cross borders of time, place, and culture, moving from one language into another. But traffic’s other meaning—that is, the buying and selling…
By Sam Haysom2019-07-02 12:23:26 UTC Bottles seem to be the internet's go-to tool for viral challenges. A couple of years ago, it was all about bottle flipping — a simple trick that accelerated to the dizzy heights of online fame after one very memorable high school talent show. These days, though, it's all about the…
If that isn't the face of a man who makes great Instagram content, we don't know what is. Image: Han Myung-Gu/WireImage By Sam Haysom2019-07-04 10:36:29 UTC You shouldn't really need a reason to follow Jake Gyllenhaal on Instagram. Don't look at me like that, it's true. If you do happen to be the picky type,…
Can you believe that we're already halfway through a year of viral videos?  These days it seems like the internet meme machine blows things up, only to forget about them a day later. So you may need a reminder of the best moments in the past few months that united us all in tears, laughter,…