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Put down the glitter. This app adds sparkles to your Instagrams.

Everything in this world needs, nay deserves, sparkles. Be they in glitter, confetti—or thanks to a viral app—digital form.  SEE ALSO: Say hi to Sarahah, the anonymous messaging app ruining Snapchat for teens Step away from the glitter, people. The kirakira+ app adds actual✨ sparkles✨ to videos as you’re taking them. But, while it’s great[…]

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Scandal prompts FTC to crack down on social media influencers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled charges against individual social media influencers for the first time Thursday, setting a new precedent: influencers need to unambiguously disclose their connections to brands and companies they are promoting. Thursday’s settlement specifically requires two YouTubers — Trevor “TmarTn” Martin and Thomas “Syndicate” Cassell — to clearly disclose relationships with[…]

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Grey New York Chief Creative Officer Stepping Down to Lead DDB’s Nordic Network

Andreas Dahlqvist, who has served as chief creative officer at Grey New York office for more than two years, announced today that he will be stepping down. According to an internal memo sent out this morning by Debby Reiner, who became the flagship office’s first CEO last December, Dahlqvist “has elected to leave after two-and-a-half…[…]

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Tinder is down and the app’s most desperate singles are freaking out

The fear of being #foreveralone is real. Tinder appeared to be having massive technical issues Monday afternoon, and users were not able to patiently wait to keep swiping and flirting. SEE ALSO: Adorable cat brothers reunited thanks to Tinder It’s unclear what’s wrong with the app and whether it’s only down for some users on[…]

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Blackstone Group Doubles Down on Ad Industry Investment as John Bernbach Becomes Chairman of Ai Media

Last October, private equity firm Blackstone Group entered the digital media and marketing industry for the first time in its 30-plus year history by acquiring a minority stake in Ai Media, a search engine marketing organization that defines itself as an agency rather than an ad-tech company. This week Blackstone, whose CEO Stephen Schwarzman currently…[…]

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The Chelsea Clinton guide to taking down Trump on Twitter

While Hillary Clinton lays relatively low and Michelle Obama kicks back in an island paradise, Chelsea Clinton has become a relentless, vocal critic of President Trump and his policies.  With a signature mix of mild sarcasm and exasperation, she routinely serves up sharp commentary on the 45th president to her 1.5 million followers on Twitter. […]

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The online stalking rabbit hole: How far down have you gone?

Social media can take you down a deep, dark spiral if you stalk too much. Or it can be pretty cool. Maisie Williams stars in trailer for gritty Netflix original film ‘iBoy’ ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ might resurrect Battle Mode for the Nintendo Switch The ‘Rick and Morty’ intro gets a neat 8-bit video game[…]

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Howard Schultz Is Stepping Down as CEO of Starbucks

Longtime Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, known for weighing in often on social issues and associating the brand with causes, is stepping down from the role, the company announced today. Current president and COO Kevin Johnson will become CEO of the company, effective April 3, with Schultz remaining executive chairman. In a statement announcing the change, Schultz[…]

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Twitter went down and people put on their tin foil hats

Wake up sheeple! Now is not the time to sleep on suspicious connections between mega social media platforms and the presidential race. Twitter went down globally Monday, and it’s no mere coincidence. Or that’s the theory, according to the concerned citizens who flooded Twitter’s Facebook page (naturally) to complain.  The common thread, as they see[…]

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Laura Desmond Steps Down From Publicis Groupe

Publicis Groupe announced today Laura Desmond will step down as chief revenue officer of Publicis Groupe, effective Dec. 31, 2016. Desmond took a leave of absence from her role beginning July 1, 2016, citing a family issue for her time off and will not return once her sabbatical concludes in January 2017. During her time[…]

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‘Black Mirror’ Season 3 trailer will send shivers down your spine

If you like your alternate realities dark, disturbing and full of internet-fuelled misery, you’re probably going to enjoy the trailer for Black Mirror Season 3. SEE ALSO: What’s coming to and leaving Netflix in October The new season, which goes up on Netflix on October 21 and runs six episodes, looks set to feature Charlie[…]

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Facebook takes down footage from child ‘torture’ report

Facebook wants to be in the news business, but it’s finding that being a media platform is harder than it looks. On Monday evening, ABC news program Four Corners delivered a report that detailed the shocking abuse of child detainees in the Northern Territory. It included footage of teenagers being tear gassed and one boy[…]

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Snapchat went down for an hour, and the millennials panicked

Snapchat selfie sharing came to dramatic halt on Friday, and not surprisingly, its core user base was not happy. The popular photo-swapping network experienced an outage this morning, as users were unable to send snaps to friends or post to their Snapchat stories. However, users were still able to view existing stories, as well as[…]

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It’s Time for Marketing’s ‘Token Women’ to Shatter the Glass Holding Others Down

At this year's South by Southwest, I snuck into the back of a panel on bro culture called "Dude, Where's My Patriarchy?" On stage were four women on whom I have Twitter-crushed hard for a while: journalists Ana Marie Cox, Rachel Sklar and Jazmine Hughes, and communications powerhouse Tracy Sefl. The entire debate was healthy[…]