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Gizmodo Media Group Avoids Layoffs After Round of Buyouts

Gizmodo Media Group will not lay off people after enough staffers took voluntary buyouts, editorial director Susie Banikarim told employees in a memo today. "While that is the outcome for which we'd...

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The 12 Best Outdoor Ad Campaigns of the Year

In advertising's golden age, "outdoor" was a category essentially synonymous with billboards. And while there are certainly still a few creative boards on display in this year's top winners at the...

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The Best Cannes Lion Is Actually Bronze, Argues This Creative Who Just Won a...

If you work in advertising, your chances of winning any Cannes Lion is incredibly slim. And just think, if you don't work in advertising, the odds are even worse. So who are we to begrudge anyone a...

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85% of Conservatives Believe Social Networks Censor Political Speech,...

Do technology companies lean liberal when it comes to supporting political views? Respondents to a recent study by Pew Research Center seemed to think so, with 72 percent going as far as to say that...

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California Lawmakers Pass Sweeping Online Privacy Legislation

California has passed a new law that will give state residents the most sweeping online privacy rights in the nation--and hand tech companies some of the strictest rules in the process. State lawmakers...

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Music Can Now Be Added to Photos, Videos in Instagram Stories

Are you ready to sing along with Instagram Stories? Instagram announced in a blog post that 400 million people are using Stories every day--up from 300 million in the third quarter of 2017--and they...

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Facebook Created a Playful Space for Makers on the Beach at Cannes, With...

CANNES, France--Facebook's experience on the beach at Cannes this year was a joyous ode to creativity. You could learn the art of pin- and printmaking, attend Story School to up your Instagram game or...

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Of Course Gummy Shoes Are the Best Way to Celebrate James Harden’s MVP Honor

In celebration of James Harden's MVP title, Trolli's artisans, working entirely in the medium of gummy, crafted 12-pound gummy replicas of Harden's Adidas' Harden Vol. 2s MVP edition sneakers. The...

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Best Western Is Turning to IBM Watson’s AI to Help Travelers Plan Summer...

Ahead of the July 4 holiday, Best Western is debuting an ad campaign to provide travel tips, destination recommendations, special offers, and of course, local accommodations. That's standard fare for...

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Tech and Media Companies Are Teaming Up to Keep Brazil’s Elections...

Voters in Brazil are set to go to the polls and choose a president starting Oct. 7 and running through Oct. 28, and the Comprova initiative was established to help ensure that the news those voters see...

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As Waste Plagues the Fast-Fashion Industry, Asos Is Taking a Step Toward...

Sustainability is not a new concept in the fashion industry. The past decade has seen the rise of eco-friendly brands such as Reformation, Veja, and Simon Miller. Luxury fashion houses such as Burberry...

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Inside Nike’s Most Successful Failure

CANNES, France--Many brand marketers love to say they value bold ideas and taking risks, but few would likely have the stomach for a project like Breaking2. Both ambitious in goal and massive in...

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How to Use Tech to Foster Short-Term Loyalty With Target Audiences

All brands want to foster more loyal relationships with their consumers. But when it comes to investing in a loyalty program, many experience what can best be described as a fear of commitment. Their...

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New Spot for Heathrow Captures the Bliss That Comes With Setting Up an...

Though people across the pond won't be celebrating the Fourth of July on Wednesday, Heathrow still understands the sentiment of a holiday week--as it proved in a new spot that's all about embracing...

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Unmetric: Mariners, Braves Surge Up MLB Standings, as Well as on Social Networks

Two Major League Baseball clubs that are exceeding preseason expectations are also making inroads on the social side, as social marketing firm Unmetric found that the Seattle Mariners posted the...

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Alibaba Says Its AI Copywriting Tool Passed the Turing Test

Alimama, the digital marketing arm of ecommerce platform Alibaba, has released an artificial-intelligence-enabled Chinese language copywriting tool that it says passed the Turing test and can produce...

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Facebook Caught and Corrected Yet Another Privacy-Related Bug

Facebook notified users about another privacy-related bug, this time affecting more than 800,000 people on the social network and its Messenger application who may have had people that they blocked...

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Instagram Tells Its Users, ‘You’re All Caught Up’

Instagram began notifying users when they've seen every post in their feeds from the past two days. The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network announced in a blog post that iOS and Android...

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With the End of Toys ‘R’ Us, Are Jingles Next?

The world, and especially the internet, took a walk down Nostalgia Boulevard as Toys "R" Us officially closed their doors on Friday and bid the beloved (albeit debt-riddled) toy chain adieu. There were...

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Fake Followers Are the Latest Data Fraud Issue Hurting Brands

Data-driven marketing has a problem. Unilever chief marketing officer Keith Weed set off alarm bells recently when he called for "urgent action" in response to the problem of fake followers of supposed...

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