A hearty thanks to everyone who judged, entered, attended and/or presented this year’s Cynopsis Sports Media Awards. We once again saw a packed room that delivered the best minds in the business. We also would like to thank and congratulate our luminaries this year, including CBS’ Sean McManus, the NHL’s Gary Bettman, Univision’s Juan Carlos Rodriguez and Gatorade’s Morgan Flatley. A complete list of winners can be found here, but Award highlights (to name but a few) included wins for NBC Sports for Live Coverage of a Sporting Event and Documentary Special; CBS Sports for Studio Show and New Sports Show; FOX Sports for RSN of the Year and Talk Show; ESPN for Digital Executive and Network Sports Branding Campaign; Turner Sports for Live Stream Presentation and Marketing Campaign; WWE for Use of Social Media and OTT Content Service; and Coca-Cola for Marketer. Congratulations!
Former teen idol David Cassidy, who was admitted to a Florida hospital last week suffering from liver and kidney failure, has died at the age of 67. The troubled Partridge Family star had struggled with a drinking problem and this year said he was suffering from dementia. Later in his career, Cassidy starred in ABC […]
The U.S. Department of Justice sued Monday to prevent the $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner by AT&T. The merger “would greatly harm American consumers,” said Makan Delrahim, head of the antitrust division, adding it would lead to higher monthly television bills and “fewer of the newer, emerging innovative options that consumers are beginning to […]
Charlie Rose, co-anchor of CBS This Morning and host of PBS’s Charlie Rose the Week, has been accused of sexual misconduct by 8 women, the Washington Post reports. The women, age 21-37, either worked for Rose’s PBS show or aspired to between the late 1990s and 2011, said the Post, when they were subjected to […]
Advertisers would be wise to take note of a fascinating new study from Columbia Business School professor Sandra Matz. According to the new research, even a single “like” makes it far easier for advertisers to tailor ads to a user’s psychological profile. Simply relying on demographic traits like age or gender is significantly less effective. […]
Web browser maker Mozilla has formed a new team dedicated to develop “social mixed reality” technologies for the web. The non-profit made the announcement Monday, highlighting mixed reality’s capacity to facilitate online social interactions. The new group will focus on areas such as search, developing avatars and virtual identities, and facilitating virtual communications using text […]