Seventeen Magazine Cutting Publication Schedule to ‘Special’ Issues Only

Seventeen magazine says they will only print special issues next year, timed around news events and “key moments” for readers as Hearst prioritizes growing its brands digitally. “Seventeen is leading an authentic conversation with a growing audience, from social issues to important life advice, it is a resource and an ally for teens and young…

Here Are the Winners of the Third Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

The Third Annual Shorty Social Good Awards–which highlight the best marketing campaigns in support of causes–were handed out Thursday night at Current in New York. The event was hosted by Dulc? Sloan, the newest full-time correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. A new Impact Award debuted this year, and the initial…

Mark Zuckerberg Denies Knowing About Facebook’s Work With Oppo Research Group

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today announced the company is taking steps to improve the health of the social media platform, including establishing an independent body to review the removal of content from the site and updating the platform’s algorithm to discourage highly polarizing content. In a lengthy call with reporters, Zuckerberg aggressively pushed back on…

‘Price on Our Lives’ and L.A.’s Logo Just Won Grand Prix at the Epica Awards

AMSTERDAM–U.S. agencies took home a third of the top honors tonight at the Epica Awards, a competition judged by international advertising journalists from Kazakhstan to London. The Grand Prix for responsibility went to McCann New York for a campaign that empowered survivors of the Parkland, Fla., shooting and other students to speak out against the…

Calls for a Facebook Crackdown Increase After Damning NYT Report

In the wake of a New York Times report detailing Facebook’s public and private actions in the face of crises related to Russian disinformation, Cambridge Analytica and government scrutiny, some lawmakers are again indicating they plan to take action against the social media giant and its tactics. The damning report, which detailed the ways in…

The Ability to Remove Messages From Facebook Messenger Has Finally Gone Live

The ability to delete messages from Facebook Messenger, which was teased last week in the release notes for version 191.0 of the Messenger iOS application, has become a reality, but only in a few countries, thus far. The Remove feature went live for iOS and Android users in Poland, Bolivia, Colombia and Lithuania, and a…

Advertisers Spent $5.25 Billion on the Midterm Election, 17% More Than in 2016

The dust hasn’t completely settled on the 2018 midterm elections yet, with a few races still in limbo. However, broadcast, cable and digital outlets are tallying their ad revenue haul from this year and, not surprisingly, it’s a record-breaker. In the 2018 midterm elections, $5.25 billion was spent on advertising in local broadcast, local cable…