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Cynopsis Measurement & Data Conference
June 11 | 11:45AM – 5:00PM | NYC
On Tuesday, June 11, the most influential data and measurement experts will come together to tackle the industry’s hot topics. Join thought leaders and gain valuable insights from
A + E
, Bain Media Lab
, Dentsu Aegis
, TVB, USIM, Warner Brothers
Sponsored by: TVSquared and tunity
Nissan signed on to become the first automaker to partner in a double deal with both FaZe Clan and OpTic Gaming. As part of the agreement, the Nissan logo will appear on the FaZe Clan and OpTic Gaming competition jerseys while team members will have access to Nissan vehicles to integrate into social and digital content. Vehicles involved will include the Nissan Armada, Altima, Kicks and the all-electric Nissan LEAF.
Lazarus Esports, a division of Tiidal Gaming, unlocked a partnership with SheIS. The joint venture will look to drive awareness for women in sports/esports. Lazarus Esports women’s teams CS:GO and League of Legends will join the growing list of athlete ambassadors that make up the SheISCollective that bring together leagues, organizations, athletes and business leaders to grow the awareness and support of women in sports.
Allied Esports and CBS Interactive inked GameSpot to serve as sponsor of the premiere episode of PlayTime with KittyPlays, which debuted Sunday. The Allied Esports original production will be streamed in front of a live studio audience at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas and saw GameSpot branding featured throughout the arena and on the live stream of the event as well as across Allied Esports and HyperX Esports Arena’s digital and social platforms.
Vivo announced a partnership with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile to serve as title sponsor of the upcoming PUBG MOBILE Club Open 2019. Vivo will provide the official smartphones for the PUBG MOBILE Club Open 2019, which players from ten regions across the globe will be leveraging to battle their way through the Spring & Fall Split, for the total prize pool of $2.5 million.
Apple became the latest major company looking to drive the gaming industry forward, announcing at an Apple Special Event a new game subscription service for iOS devices titled Apple Arcade. The service will look to focus on games that would otherwise be premium releases, working alongside the regular App Store for games in its own dedicated tab. At launch, it will include over 100 new titles that will be mobile-exclusive to the service with launch titles coming from studios that include Annapurna Interactive, Bossa Studios, Cartoon Network, Finji, Giant Squid, Klei Entertainment, Konami, LEGO, Mistwalker Corporation, SEGA, Snowman, ustwo games, and more. Apple Arcade will launch in fall of 2019 in over 150 regions.
Electronic Arts announced that the company was laying off around 350 people from its workforce around the world. “We took some important steps as a company to address our challenges and prepare for the opportunities ahead,” stated company CEO Andrew Wilson. “As we look across a changing world around us, it’s clear that we must change with it. We’re making deliberate moves to better deliver on our commitments, refine our organization, and meet the needs of our players.”
Aquilini GameCo raised over $25 million in a move to add Luminosity Gaming under its umbrella via a reverse takeover of J55 Capital Corp. Completion of the acquisition is subject to a number of conditions. Luminosity also manages and provides support services to Overwatch League’s Vancouver Titans.
Twitch launched Twitch: Squad Stream, which allows up to four creators to simultaneously stream together in one window. “It’s perfect for showing off every awesome moment in a battle royale match, saving a virtual seat at the table for tabletop streams, catching every second of speedrunning head-to-heads, and so much more that we can’t wait for all of you to show us,” said the company in a blog post, noting that unlike hosting or Raids, Squad Stream lets streamers actively team up with other creators. Squad Stream is available for Partners first; viewers will be able to opt-in to the Squad Stream from the channel page.
Digital lifestyle festival DreamHack will return to Atlanta for three days, from Friday, November 15- Sunday, November 17. “Featuring all things gaming under one roof, this year’s festival is bigger and better than ever,” said DreamHack CEO Marcus Lindmark. In addition to the Hi-Rez Expo, where fans can experience the SMITE and Paladins World Championships, DreamHack will offer the 24-hour LAN party, professional esports, live music, celebrity-hosted Cosplay Championship, and more.
Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer said Johanna Faries will serve as commissioner for the franchised Call of Duty World League. She initially joined Activision Blizzard in October as head of the CWL with oversight of the strategic leadership, business operations, and product development for the league.
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Here’s to Top Women in Media.
May we know them.
May we be them.
May we NOMINATE them.
You don’t have to be a woman to recognize the
extraordinary women moving the industry forward.
Nominations are due April 16. Honorees will be celebrated at the
Cynopsis Top Women in Media Awards August 1 in NYC.
ON THIS DAY in 2007: Sega and Nintendo jointly announce Mario and Sonic At The Olympic Games for the Nintendo Wii and DS.
Trivia: The game X-Men Origins: Wolverine featured a secret hatch (pictured above) that paid homage to which ABC television drama? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company and city.)
Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: Call of Duty: Black Ops featured a replica of a famous house from which 70s sitcom? Answer: Brady Bunch. Kudos: Chris Davies-Virgin/London; Jason Valluzzi-Active International/NY; Luke Watson-Essential TV/NY; Scott Jenkins-Gracenote/NY; Michael Brown-UEG/NY; Rob Casalaina-ITN/NY; Brendan Lokes-Carhartt/Detroit; Mike May-PHIT America/Wellington; James Stuart-NBC Sports/Stamford; Rick Dascher-Turner Studios/Atlanta; Kelsey Schroeder-KemperLesnik/Chicago; Matt Keske-CSP Mobile Productions/Chicago; Pam Spankowski-CHW/West Allis; Victoria Horsley-NACE/Kansas City; Leah Eubanks-Trimble Inc /Westminster; Paul Cambria-Echo Entertainment/LA; Andy Babb-Super League Gaming/Santa Monica; Peter Steckelman-Tennis Channel/Santa Monica; Brandon Cuy-USC/LA
Later — Chris
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VIDEO PRODUCER/SYFY WIRE/NYC: Resp for the creative ideation & execution of longform & shortform video content across all platforms SYFY WIRE, SYFY’s genre news & lifestyle brand. Take projects from dvlpmnt thru post-prod. Support one-off creative needs as they arise. Own prod process, mng projects. 3+ yrs related exp. Full info HERE (4/10)
DIR, SALES MARKETING/ION MEDIA/NY:
Ideal candidate will develop strategic sales positioning for ION Television’s unique value proposition. This position will help the sales organization drive revenue growth on existing accounts in new business categories. Min of 5yrs exp at a media co, expert in MS Office Suite and PPT. Full info HERE
ACCT EXEC, SALES DEVELOPMENT (Consumer Tech)/ION MEDIA/NY:
Seeking sales professional to generate new advrtg accts and revenue for ION’s linear television platform. Dedicated category focus on companies which specialize in consumer technology, social media, e-commerce and OTT. Self-starter with 8-10yrs of TV selling or related adv sales exp. Full info HERE
SALES-MARKETING COORD/AMERICAN TARGET NETWORK/NY:
Ideal Candidate will work closely with sales managing client relationships and processing requests, inputting order and traffic. Be able to create mktg sales decks and promotional materials. Manage internal process for credit applications, monthly billing and weekly budget reports. Full info HERE
Send resume and salary requirements to [email protected]
MANAGER, CORPORATE RESEARCH AND STRATEGY/Discovery Inc/NY:
Responsible for analyzing data and trends across media and developing key audience analysis across Discovery’s linear and non-linear platforms. Must have 5+ yrs exp in media research and knowledge of Nielsen data and systems. Ability to work in a fast-paced high-pressure environment without sacrificing accuracy to detail. Full info HERE (4/4)
MGR, AD SALES PARTNERSHIPS/A+E Networks/NY: Serve as ad sales partnerships resource and thought leader in the sales department, managing ideation and response to RFPs, creating product knowledge one sheets based on assigned network and disciplines, knowledgeable in digital/social marketing products & tools, effectively demonstrating how they can be leveraged in strategic 360 campaigns. Full Info/Apply: http://www.aenetworks.com/careers (4/4)
SR. NEWS DESK ASSOC/E! Entertainment/NYC:
Resp for newsgathering for all E! platforms, should be a multi-tasker, have proven editorial judgment, be a forward thinker with a strong work ethic. Passion for pop culture is a must. Self-starter who can work independently and quickly in a fast-pace news environment. Must have newsroom exp and able to handle breaking news while working under tight deadlines. Full Info/Apply HERE
COORD, RESEARCH & INSIGHTS/Endemol Shine North America/North Hollywood: Ideal candidate must have a strong interest in TV ratings & research and comfortable working with numbers/large data sets with a strong focus on accuracy & attention to detail. Must have 1+ yrs as an assist, coord or analytical role at TV studio, broadcast or cable network. Excel and PowerPoint required. Job training provided. Full Info/Apply HERE (4/4)
ACCT EXECUTIVE/CNN Airport Network/NY: Resp include identifying prospects, generating leads and penetrating client companies/agencies at all levels. Primary function is to drive new business for the network. Req include 5+ yrs in media sales, ability to exceed targets and building sr level client/agency relationships. Team player who works well in a large multi-platform sales organization. Full Info/Apply HERE (3/31)
ACCT DIRECTOR, PARTNERSHIP SALES/GSTV/NY: Ideal candidate must be able to drive aggressive rev targets across multiple GSTV rev opps within WPP Holding Co. by creating solutions for customers. An understanding of nat advtg, digital video and data-driven aud targeting and attribution marketplace. Min of 3+ yrs media exp, including 1+ yrs in sales. Ability to manage multiple high-priority projects simultaneously. Full Info/Apply HERE (3/31)
AD SALES ASSISTANT/Crown Media Family Networks/NY: Provide support to Ad Sales by working W/ Acct Execs to service clients. Including sales orders, move requests and media schedules. Detail oriented w/orgnzt’l skills to keep manage fast paced, time sensitive environment. BA/BS req. Full info/apply HERE (3/29)
DIRECTOR, LEGAL & BUSINESS AFFAIRS/TV One/NYC: As secondary mgr, you are responsible for providing business and legal support to all departments of TV On. Structure, negotiate and draft a variety of content acquisition agreements minimum of 7 years of television industry experience pref’d. Full info HERE (3/29)
PRODUCER, DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA/TV One/Silver Spring MD: Build promotional & original digital content to build the TV One digital brand.Dvlp/prod promotional content (incl articles, videos & any other media) to support our orig. 3+ yrs exp in building, managing, and growing a website for a medium/large size org. Full info HERE (3/29)
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, MEDIA BUYING & PLANNING/Spero Media/NYC: Organized, detail-oriented team player w/min 1yr of media buying/plan’g exp, interested in actively participating in media buying & plan’g/promotion for variety of sports/ent clients incl: US Open Tennis, NY Jets, Blue Man Group, NY Mets + Full info HERE (3/29)
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