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.

The 64th Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards. And the envelope goes to…

Chicago’s best in TV was present on Saturday for a festive night at The 64th Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards Gala. Honorees and guests settled in at the Marriott Magnificent Mile for an evening of celebration, indulging in cocktails and dinner before the awards presentation. The event was hosted by comedian Sultan A. Saladuddin II, a South … Continue reading “The 64th Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards. And the envelope goes to…”

Hometeam’s World Cup work for AmericaScores, VW and USMNT

While continuing to make waves in the global production world, Hometeam kicks off the 2022 World Cup with spots for AmericaSCORES, Volkswagen and the US Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT). Hometeam teamed up with agency Artemis Ward to showcase the work being done by AmericaSCORES in a 30-second spot titled “Poet-Athlete.” The spot highlights the organization’s core … Continue reading “Hometeam’s World Cup work for AmericaScores, VW and USMNT”

AAF announces Hall of Fame inductees

The American Advertising Federation (AAF) announced today the inductees for its 72nd Class of the Advertising Hall of Fame.  Seven individuals, along with Unilever, will be honored.  These honorees were elected by the Advertising Hall of Fame Council of Judges and is the highest distinction in the industry. The announcement was celebrated during the Closing … Continue reading “AAF announces Hall of Fame inductees”

Chicago Filmmakers announces their Winter Classes

We often get phone calls at the REEL asking for advice on how to learn more about filmmaking, screenwriting, or just brushing up on skills that haven’t been put to use in a while. My first bit of advice is to research, educate yourself, take any job in the industry that is available (including a … Continue reading “Chicago Filmmakers announces their Winter Classes”

AMP West elects Stone Irr as President

Stone Irr, Senior Producer at BUTTER Music + Sound in Los Angeles and an accomplished recording artist and producer in his own right, has been elected President of the West Coast Chapter of the Association of Music Producers, better known as AMP. In his new role, Irr joins AMP National Board President Carol Dunn, who was elected … Continue reading “AMP West elects Stone Irr as President”

SPOILERS: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny teaser released

The Reel 360 News Team wonders if there will be snakes. You know, Indiana Jones famously hates snakes. The Walt Disney Company released the teaser and poster for Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, the highly anticipated fifth installment of the iconic Indiana Jones franchise. Starring Harrison Ford as the legendary hero archaeologist, and directed by James … Continue reading “SPOILERS: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny teaser released”

It was a magical evening at the IFA inaugural Magic Hour Gala

Angie Gaffney, Betsy Steinberg and the IFA Team know how to party! The IFA inaugural Magic Hour Gala held at the swanky Wildman BT last night, began the evening with a VIP Cocktail Hour. Among the celebrities attending were LaRoyce Hawkins of Chicago P.D. and Eamonn Walker and Christian Stolte of Chicago Fire. Guests began to … Continue reading “It was a magical evening at the IFA inaugural Magic Hour Gala”

Geletka+ adds new talent and launches their in-house studio

Geletka+, Chicago’s fast-growing creative collaboration agency, is proud to announce the addition of four new team members and the launch of its in-house content studio, Content+. New hires include Joe Wangler, Creative Director; Cat Janky, Product Designer; Mark Capapas, Content Producer; and Grace Kaser, Account Strategy. “We’re pumped to bring our clients more creative talent … Continue reading “Geletka+ adds new talent and launches their in-house studio”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 trailer debuts at CCXP22

This is going to be an emotional one. Today at CCXP22 (Comic-Con Experience 2022) in São Paulo, Brazil, Marvel Studios debuted the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, introduced Zoe Saldaña, who plays Gamora in the franchise, before delighting enthusiastic fans with the trailer debut for the highly … Continue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 trailer debuts at CCXP22”

Alkemy X hires Mark Quinn as Director of Finance

Following a period of explosive growth, it expects to continue, award-winning entertainment company Alkemy X continues its ongoing strategic shift to bolster its ranks, adding seasoned finance executive Mark Quinn as Director of Finance. Quinn boasts nearly three decades of strategic finance experience across a wide range of industry sectors. Taking a holistic approach to … Continue reading “Alkemy X hires Mark Quinn as Director of Finance”

Rings of Power adds new cast members for S2

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power may not return in 2023, but it is already in production for a second season. Now, the hit Amazon Primes series has announced seven new recurring cast members for the forthcoming second season, currently in production in the UK. “Since its premiere, The Lord of the Rings: The … Continue reading “Rings of Power adds new cast members for S2”