Facebook rebrands itself as Meta

Today at Facebook’s annual Connect conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Meta, which brings together Facebook’s apps and technologies under one new company brand. Meta’s focus will be to bring the metaverse to life and help people connect, find communities and grow businesses. “We are at the beginning of the next chapter for the internet, and … Continue reading “Facebook rebrands itself as Meta”

Facebook went down on us again and no one was pleased

Just a handful of days after we reported the Facebook app, along with Messenger, Instagram, Oculus VR and What’s App suddenly had an outage, we’re reporting that it happened AGAIN. The issues, which lasted around two hours on Friday, came days after the social media giant suffered a six-hour outage triggered by an “error during … Continue reading “Facebook went down on us again and no one was pleased”

Mercury in Retrograde shuts down Facebook, Instagram and more

If you have tried to feed your social media Monday morning addiction by checking in on Facebook or posting weekend brunch, beach or beer photos on Instagram, chances are you are feeling a bit disappointed. The Facebook app, along with Messenger, Instagram, Oculus VR and What’s App suddenly went down. Time to shake your fist … Continue reading “Mercury in Retrograde shuts down Facebook, Instagram and more”

Lions launch ‘Classic’ in partnership w/ Facebook

Cannes Lions Live has launched Classic, a curated collection of the very best Lion-winning work, spanning from the dawn of the Festival in 1954 all the way through to 2000. Classic is available to access on Lions learning and intelligence platform, The Work. The new digital experience launched on Monday, June 22. The film provides a … Continue reading “Lions launch ‘Classic’ in partnership w/ Facebook”

Facebook takes down Trump ad with Nazi symbol

Thursday, Facebook removed an ad it deemed as “offensive” from @TeamTrump, the official Donald Trump account. The ad and post featured an upside down red triangle, a symbol that was used in Nazi Germany to mark political prisoners in concentration camps. In the ad, targeted at Antifa, the Trump team criticized the recent rioting and … Continue reading “Facebook takes down Trump ad with Nazi symbol”

Citing Coronavirus, Facebook pulls out of SXSW

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 canceled … Continue reading “Citing Coronavirus, Facebook pulls out of SXSW”

YouTube gains popularity with GenZ, Facebook down

Facebook is generally considered the pinnacle of social media success, boasting the most active users. Facebook’s reign as the “king” of social media may come to an end, though, as younger generations favor more visually-driven platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat, suggests a new survey from The Manifest, a business news and how-to website. … Continue reading “YouTube gains popularity with GenZ, Facebook down”

NAACP leads #LogOutFacebook movement

NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, will lead a digital protest, #LogOutFacebook tomorrow, Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in response to the tech company’s history of data hacks which unfairly target its users of color. NAACP is also calling on Congress to conduct further investigations on Facebook after a report released for the Senate Intelligence … Continue reading “NAACP leads #LogOutFacebook movement”

Facebook and Twitter celebrate Harry Potter 20th

Get ready to feel old. Like really old. Today is the official 20th anniversary of the release of the Harry Potter franchise.

The first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (later retitled The Sorcerer’s Stone in America), was released 20 years ago, on June 26th, 1997.

To take our minds off the fact that we are closer to becoming dust, Facebook and Twitter have gone all out to celebrate by posting Easter Eggs on user’s social media posts.

Menno Kluin named CCO for Ogilvy

Ogilvy today announced that Menno Kluin has been named chief creative officer for Ogilvy New York. Menno built his career in New York, becoming one of the city’s most accomplished and awarded creative leaders. Menno joins Ogilvy from Dentsu Creative where he served as US chief creative officer.  His track record of creative excellence was … Continue reading “Menno Kluin named CCO for Ogilvy”

Writer-Director Michael Illick arrives at Interrogate

Los Angeles and New York-based production company Interrogate adds Portland-based director Michael Illick to its roster. A longtime copywriter with a penchant for comedy and quick wit combined with a keen visual sensibility, Illick brings a truly original voice to Interrogate. Michael Illick has worked at major agencies across the country, counting stints at BBDO, Wieden+Kennedy, Saatchi & Saatchi, 215 … Continue reading “Writer-Director Michael Illick arrives at Interrogate”

Happy 85th bday to Spam

Spam-Spam-Spam-Spam! We ain’t talking about annoying emails or texts Gen-Z. The Spam brand has sizzled in millions of kitchens since it was first introduced on July 5, 1937. Spam has evolved from a wartime delicacy to a trending ingredient on TikTok, a 16,000-square-foot museum, a celebrity chef staple, an annual Hawaiian street festival and so much … Continue reading “Happy 85th bday to Spam”

Thor: Love and Thunder – What say the critics?

It’s been five years since the God of Thunder had his own film and while he’s made appearances in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: End Game, fans have been anxiously anticipating the return of one of “Earth’s” mightiest heroes in his very own film.  Thor: Love and Thunder finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey … Continue reading “Thor: Love and Thunder – What say the critics?”

Vegan brand wants to plant-power your block party

Now that we are in the swing of summer, we know outdoor block parties are a fun staple. But let’s be real, if you’re Vegan they rarely have enough dairy-free options. Follow Your Heart is setting out to change that.  Starting last month, Follow Your Heart, the leader in the plant-based industry for the last 50 years, … Continue reading “Vegan brand wants to plant-power your block party”

Ampersand taps Jennifer Gee as EP

Recently launched talent-focused production company Ampersand has announced Jennifer Gee as its Executive Producer. Gee will facilitate creative excellence among Ampersand’s roster of creators already known for producing award-winning content worldwide. Linking up with Ampersand Managing Director Phillip Detchmendy, Gee has long held an admiration and respect for Detchmendy’s thoughtful, client-forward approach to managing companies. Matching his … Continue reading “Ampersand taps Jennifer Gee as EP”

Indoor Los Angeles productions require masks again

With hospitalizations on the rise due to COVID-19 in LA County, the Department of Public Health is now requiring crews on film and TV productions to wear mask indoors. During a media briefing on Thursday (June 30) Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County public health officer, said that Covid cases are up 17% over last week. … Continue reading “Indoor Los Angeles productions require masks again”

Joe Turkel, “Lloyd” in The Shining, dies at 94

Joe Turkel, who played the bartender Lloyd in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 27, at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 94, his family and a representative confirmed to multiple media outlets on Friday. Turkel was a prolific actor who could boast more than 100 … Continue reading “Joe Turkel, “Lloyd” in The Shining, dies at 94″

What do audiences think about Batgirl after screening?

It’s been a minute since we have talked about Warner Bros‘ Batgirl. Now, the film has had its first test screening and Twitter is abuzz with reactions. What do Bat-fans think about the characters, cameos and Easter eggs? Nothing too spoilery here. From what the chatter is saying, Batgirl and Michael Keaton’s Batman will work … Continue reading “What do audiences think about Batgirl after screening?”

What you need to know about Macy’s July 4 fireworks on NBC

NBC’s 46th annual “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular” returns for a dazzling night of fireworks, star-studded musical performances and appearances by special guests. NBC News’ TODAY anchors Craig Melvin and Dylan Dreyer return for the second time to co-host the evening. The event will air Monday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC and … Continue reading “What you need to know about Macy’s July 4 fireworks on NBC”

NBC releases first look at La Brea S2

The second season of La Brea premieres Tuesday, September 27 at 9 p.m. on NBC. Stream next-day, exclusively on Peacock. La Brea follows an epic family adventure after a massive sinkhole opens in Los Angeles pulling people and buildings into a mysterious and dangerous primeval land where they have no choice but to band together to survive. In … Continue reading “NBC releases first look at La Brea S2”