Google employees protest Trump’s immigration ban

Thousands of Google employees walked out Monday in protest of Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from several Muslim-majority nations. Google told Mashable in an email that more than 2,000 Googlers turned up to protests at several company offices, including at the main Google campus in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and New York.  SEE ALSO:[…]


Twitter reacts with anger as tech CEOs offer to reach out to Trump over immigration ban

Elon Musk says he wants to help.  On Saturday, the famous entrepreneur tweeted a mild rebuke of a recent executive order signed by President Donald Trump that temporarily blocked immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries before part of the order itself was blocked by a federal judge. On Sunday, Musk tweeted an offer to bring specific[…]


Ogilvy Unveils a Global Restructuring to Kick Off Its ‘Next Chapter’

Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide today announced a sprawling list of promotions, shifts and restructurings—including a large new production and technology operation called Ogilvy Delivery.  The changes were unveiled in an internal memo sent by Ogilvy & Mather Global CEO John Seifert to the agency's many staffers. Acquired by Adweek, the memo details a networkwide restructuring[…]

Madeleine Albright has a strong response to President Trump’s immigration policies

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has said that she’s ready to register as Muslim amid reports that Donald Trump to take executive action affecting immigrants traveling to the country. “I was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian & found out later my family was Jewish. I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity,” Albright[…]


The Coen Brothers Have Directed Their First Super Bowl Ad

Fans of the Coen Brothers can look out for their work during the Super Bowl on Feb. 5. Joel and Ethan Coen have directed their first Super Bowl ad, a 30-second spot for the Mercedes-AMG brand, a new point of differentiation from the luxury automaker. "We are now switching from AMG as a proof point[…]

Twitter accounts form army in a digital resistance against Trump

President Trump’s recent efforts to silence scientists on social media by imposing a gag order on administrations like the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA,) have already started to backfire. While Trump may have temporarily quieted several official accounts, his actions have inspired a digital rebellion across Twitter, and an[…]


7 Digital Ad Alternatives You Can Buy for the Same Price as a Super Bowl TV Spot

The 30-second Super Bowl TV ad remains the undisputed king of the advertising world, but year after year, marketers continue to wonder if it's worth it, especially as platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat tout new targeting and ad formats. Advertisers will again shell out more than $ 5 million for a 30-second ad during[…]

Twitter users finding hope in ‘badass’ national parks

In the first few days of the Donald Trump presidency, National Park Service Twitter accounts have emerged as small but shining spots of hope for the anti-Trump crowd.  Multiple parks accounts have deleted tweets since Trump became president, after having sent tweets into the world that were seemingly against the administration’s wishes.  SEE ALSO: The[…]


How Celebrity Pup ‘Doug the Pug’ Is Turning Internet Fame Into Merchandising Dollars

Laura Perks still remembers the day in October 2015 when she got an anxious call from one of her toy buyers. The man sounded a little desperate. The holiday shopping season was coming, and a top executive at TJX Companies (operators of Marshall's and T.J. Maxx) made it clear she wanted some plush pugs on[…]


How Indigenous voices are using social media to #ChangeTheDate

If you’ve been on Australian social media lately, you may have seen a message: #ChangeTheDate. Jan. 26, 1788 was the first official day of European colonialism in Australia. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, it marks the beginning of a cycle of dispossession and violence. “Australia Day” has been celebrated across the country on[…]

Jon Stewart tells Tom Brokaw that social media has ‘democratized abuse’

Comedian-turned-political commentator Jon Stewart can’t figure out what’s up with social media.  In a conversation with Tom Brokaw for his 50th anniversary on NBC News, the former Daily Show host talked to the longtime news anchor about the use of social media in today’s hyper-connected world. SEE ALSO: Families of terrorist attack victims sue Facebook[…]


For One Agency, the Women’s March Brought Together Employees Like Never Before

The day after Donald Trump's election, the D.C. office of creative agency Huge was a somber place, one where employees seemed uncertain and fearful of the times ahead. "It felt like a funeral," recalls UX lead Natalie Be'er. The atmosphere and the election's impact on the team were clear to executives, as well. "I don't[…]