Joe Biden tests negative for coronavirus

0 Late last night. impeached President Donald Trump revealed he and First Lady Melania Trump are experiencing “mild symptoms” and tested positive for the coronavirus, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters Friday. Bloomberg was first to break the news. Trump tweeted last night the results of his test after White House advisor … Continue reading “Joe Biden tests negative for coronavirus”

Trump knew coronavirus was ‘Deadly Stuff’

1+ In Washington, President Donald Trump told iconic journalist Bob Woodward that he knew coronavirus was more deadly and contagious than the flu while he continued to downplay its dangers to the public, according to Woodward’s new book Rage. According to The Washington Post, Donald Trump is recorded saying, “I wanted to always play it … Continue reading “Trump knew coronavirus was ‘Deadly Stuff’”

Coronavirus forces cancellation of SXSW

2+ Amid growing concern in Austin, Texas over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the city has decided to cancel South By Southwest. The major annual tech, music, and film meetup held in downtown Austin, is the latest major conference to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, and just one week before it was slated to … Continue reading “Coronavirus forces cancellation of SXSW”

Citing Coronavirus, Facebook pulls out of SXSW

1+ Add social media giant Facebook to the growing list of companies pulling out of this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival due to Coronavirus-related concerns. Monday, the company joined tech companies Twitter and Intel. Some Facebook employees were scheduled to appear on panels at the event. The company’s withdrawal from the festival comes after Facebook already … Continue reading “Citing Coronavirus, Facebook pulls out of SXSW”

One Show judging moves online due to Coronavirus

1+ In light of the global coronavirus outbreak, The One Club for Creativity today announced the precautionary measure of switching from in-person to online judging for nearly all disciplines this year for its two global awards shows, The One Show and ADC 99th Annual Awards. The One Show experienced a record year, and top creatives from 38 countries will serve … Continue reading “One Show judging moves online due to Coronavirus”

Coronavirus risk causes Twitter to pull out of SXSW

1+ With the Coronavirus spreading – CNN claims two dozen reported cases, this weekend, brands and event organizers are being forced to rethink their participation in upcoming events. One major event affected is South By Southwest which takes place in Austin next week beginning March 13. Twitter has now announced it will not attend the … Continue reading “Coronavirus risk causes Twitter to pull out of SXSW”

Bloomberg airs 3-minute Coronavirus ad

3+ As the Coronavirus spreads, the outbreak is already playing a role in the upcoming 2020 presidential election. With response to President Trump’s address regarding the virus tepid at best, Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg has aired a three-minute TV commercial Sunday night. The spot subtly criticizes Trump’s response and highlights Bloomberg’s own experience in … Continue reading “Bloomberg airs 3-minute Coronavirus ad”

Coronavirus halts production on ‘MI:7’

1+ Not much has been able to stop Tom Cruise. If you remember on the set of Mission Impossible: Fallout, Cruise kept filming after he broke his ankle leaping from one roof to another. Now, according to a statement from Paramount, the studio has decided to halt production in Venice, Italy on Christopher McQuarrie and … Continue reading “Coronavirus halts production on ‘MI:7’”

Green The Bid adds more leaders to board

1+ Green The Bid the grassroots initiative and community supporting the advertising industry in shifting to zero-waste, net-carbon neutral, sustainable and regenerative practices, has added additional leadership to its Advisory Board. The newly added Advisory Board Members Are: Samira Ansari, ECD FCB NY Osei Kakari, EP + Co-founder, Contrast Eye Fiona King, Global Director of … Continue reading “Green The Bid adds more leaders to board”

LA County updates filming guidelines

1+ FilmLA reports The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has updated the guidelines that apply to film, television and commercial production in Greater Los Angeles. The new guidelines, outlined in Appendix J of the Los Angeles County Public Health Officer Order, are applicable immediately to all current and future permits obtained through FilmLA. … Continue reading “LA County updates filming guidelines”

Velveeta introduces ‘creamy’ skin care line

1+ Last year when the Coronavirus pandemic began shutting down the country, many brands shied away from releasing their annual April Fool’s Day pranks. This year is a different story as some brands, including Outback, Lego, Bud Light Seltzer, jumped back on the trend. Velveeta also joined the group with their own joke. A self-care … Continue reading “Velveeta introduces ‘creamy’ skin care line”

ArsenalFX Color expands team

2+ ArsenalFX Color has expanded its team, adding new talent to support the company’s newly bolstered service offerings, bringing on VP of Business Development Cortney Haile to spearhead the expansion of ArsenalFX Color’s VFX department, extending the company’s offerings to include scripted VFX and on-set supervision. Additional key hires include Chief Engineer Albert Soto and … Continue reading “ArsenalFX Color expands team”

6 Asian women killed in shooting rampage

1+ A series of shootings in Atlanta, GA, which took place over nearly an hour, at three different Atlanta area massage parlors, left eight people dead. The attack was yet another act of domestic terrorism, this time against people of Asian descent. The suspect in the shootings Robert Aaron Long, 21, has been charged with, … Continue reading “6 Asian women killed in shooting rampage”

Tynesha Williams tapped to lead content studio 3AM

1+ Creative studio 3AM, a division of entertainment marketing agency Wild Card Creative Group, has recruited former Cashmere Agency VP Group Creative Director Tynesha Williams as Executive Creative Director. The announcement was made today (we are not sure if it was at 3 AM) by Tara DeVeaux, Managing Director, 3AM. Williams has a strong background … Continue reading “Tynesha Williams tapped to lead content studio 3AM”

Ad Council, WarnerMedia team for mask-wearing ad

1+ The Ad Council, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and WarnerMedia today announced the launch of a new PSA featuring key moments from some of Warner Bros.’ most famous film franchises to encourage all Americans to continue to wear face masks to protect themselves and their loves ones from COVID-19. While COVID-19 … Continue reading “Ad Council, WarnerMedia team for mask-wearing ad”

Our Top 5 Super Bowl spots and the Bottom 5

1+ For the 25 years or so I was actively in advertising, I want to say I threw maybe 10 to 15 Super Bowl parties in that span. It was always a joyous tribal experience sitting, laughing, eating my badass chili and drinking with other creative directors, copywriters, art directors and producers. We talked and … Continue reading “Our Top 5 Super Bowl spots and the Bottom 5”

McCann Health promotes Carucci to Global Med Officer

1+ McCann Health today announced the promotion of Medical Director Dan Carucci MD, MSc, PhD to Global Chief Medical Officer. As an esteemed and expert voice in the scientific and medical community, Dr. Carucci will harness his vast knowledge and experience in innovative medicine, practice and delivery to contribute authoritative science to the agency’s clients … Continue reading “McCann Health promotes Carucci to Global Med Officer”

Sundance is virtual! What would David Lynch say?

3+ The fringe, old school, and original Sundance Independent Film Festival has taken place in the snow covered mountains of Park City, Utah since 1981. But, in the unprecedented times that are 2021, and for the first time in 30 years, the location has changed; Sundance’s new venue is the World Wide Web. Yes, even … Continue reading “Sundance is virtual! What would David Lynch say?”

LA County Public Health updates filming guidelines

1+ In response to questions and input from representatives of the Los Angeles entertainment industry, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday updated the guidelines that apply to film, television and commercial production in Greater Los Angeles. The new guidelines, outlined in Appendix J of the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order, … Continue reading “LA County Public Health updates filming guidelines”

Legendary broadcaster Larry King passes at 87

1+ Larry King, the highly respected, multi-award winning U.S. television and radio host, has died at the age of 87. King’s death was announced on his Twitter page on Saturday morning by Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded. He died at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles just weeks after it was … Continue reading “Legendary broadcaster Larry King passes at 87”