AT&T has partnered with Fullscreen’s Strategic Content Group to launch AT&T Hello Lab, a sprawling new project. (Fullscreen, a multi-channel media company, is owned by a joint venture of AT&T and The Chernin Group.) A year-long initiative, Hello Lab will involve 10 different content creators as they develop project ideas and distribute content. (For an example of that content, skip on down to the Digital Spotlight section.) The project will heavily focus on mobile and social media. AT&T has signed up numerous digital influencers for Hello Lab, including YouTube stars Grace Helbig, Damon and Jo, and magician Collins Key. So what drove the decision to engage in such an expansive effort? “AT&T Hello Lab extends across multiple platforms because AT&T had the foresight early on to understand inherently how important these social communities are,” said Billy Parks, SVP of Fullscreen Strategic Content Group, in an email to Cynopsis Digital. “AT&T’s relationship to the creator community and its commitment to continue to engage in a manner that is authentic and additive overall explains why the scope is wide-ranging and involves multiple influencers.” “So few brands understand the delicate balance between making brand impact and entertaining audiences,” added Bryan Thoensen, Fullscreen Strategic Content Group’s other SVP, in another email to Cynopsis Digital. “With AT&T Hello Lab, we’ll see those two worlds converge like never before, and AT&T is taking a dramatically different approach to co-creation that’s a breath of fresh air for the industry.”
Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy) signed a new 2-year deal with ABC Studios, paving the way for a renewal of the medical drama for seasons 15 and 16. As part of the agreement, reportedly worth $20 million per year, Pompeo becomes a producer for Grey’s and a co-exec producer on its upcoming untitled spin-off.
Endeavor Content snatched the rights to Michael Wolff tell-all Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, with the aim of turning it into a TV series. Wolff will exec produce and Two Cities Television head Michael Jackson will produce.
With week two of Overwatch League underway, the newborn org reports that its first week drew more than ten million viewers. With Twitch on-board as partner, opening day drew an average audience per minute of 408,000, and 280,000 for the week as over 10 million viewers tuned in over the four-day period via Twitch, MLG, […]
Las Vegas-based team Rogue has a new owner, as ReKTGlobal announced that it was acquiring the esports organization. The esports infrastructure company now takes on a team that previously saw investment from DJ and EDM entrepreneur Steve Aoki, and will “provide the necessary resources and infrastructure for Rogue to take its expansion to a new […]
Coca-Cola is tapping International Speedway Corporation and NASCAR through an extension to each of its long-standing partnerships through 2023. Described as a “first-of-its kind integrated agreement,” the deal with ISC will continue Coca-Cola’s position s at 21 race tracks in 2018 while the brand continues its role as the ‘Official Soft Drink of NASCAR’. “This […]