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INFOGRAPHIC: Clearly Canadian Tops Brands in July U.S. Facebook Engagement - Posted August 8, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,726,045 ... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Tribune Rebrands | Gannett to Split, Buy Cars.com - Posted August 5, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Tribune Rebrands | Gannett to Split, Buy Cars.com - Posted August 5, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

INFOGRAPHIC: Waggin' Train Dog Treats Tops Brands In June Facebook Engagement - Posted July 11, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,657,305 likes at the end of June and averag... [AllFacebook]

'Girl Meets World' generates social TV buzz with premiere - Posted July 7, 2014
Boy Meets World, a show about a boy and his friends coming of age, went off the air in the year 2000. Fourteen years later a sequel to the show on Disney, "... [Lost Remote]

Disney to Make Princess Leia Toys Thanks to #WeWantLeia Hashtag - Posted June 6, 2014
Back in May, Disney announced it would be rolling out a new line of Star Wars themed toys, which will be available for purchase in Disney stores. As excited customers browsed through the soon-to-be... [PRNewser]

Marvel: Avengers Alliance Tactics Comes To Facebook - Posted June 4, 2014
Disney launched 3-D tactic... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: San Pellegrino Fruit Beverages Tops Facebook Post Engagement For April - Posted May 15, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,551,045 likes at the end of ... [AllFacebook]

Sheryl Sandberg, Husband Dave Goldberg Join The Giving Pledge, To Donate At Least One-Half Of Their Fortunes - Posted May 13, 2014
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and her husband, ... [Lost Remote]

Sheryl Sandberg, Husband Dave Goldberg Join The Giving Pledge, To Donate At Least One-Half Of Their Fortunes - Posted May 13, 2014
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and her husband, ... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: CNN Slashes Jobs | Networks Cover Benghazi Emails | Viacom Profit Up - Posted May 2, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: CNN Slashes Jobs | Networks Cover Benghazi Emails | Viacom Profit Up - Posted May 2, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Netflix to Up Prices | NBC Evaluates Gregory | Slate Plus Launches - Posted April 22, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Netflix to Up Prices | NBC Evaluates Gregory | Slate Plus Launches - Posted April 22, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 | Whoopi Gets New Gig | Wallace Re-Signs - Posted April 18, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 | Whoopi Gets New Gig | Wallace Re-Signs - Posted April 18, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

INFOGRAPHIC: Durex USA Tops Facebook Post Engagement For March - Posted April 15, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,499,364 ... [Lost Remote]

INFOGRAPHIC: Durex USA Tops Facebook Post Engagement For March - Posted April 15, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,499,364 ... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Fox's 49th Quarter Win | 60 Minutes Owns Up | RIP, @ColbertReport - Posted April 2, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Fox's 49th Quarter Win | 60 Minutes Owns Up | RIP, @ColbertReport - Posted April 2, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Buys Oculus VR | Vanishing Tweets - Posted March 26, 2014
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Disney Buys YouTube's Maker Studios for at Least $500 Million - Posted March 25, 2014
Reuters has learned that Walt Disney Co is aquiring Maker Studios -- one of YouTube's largest networks -- for $500 million. Disney said the price tag could rise to $950 million if Maker hits certain "performance milestones." The deal will help Disney draw mor... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You March Madness - Posted March 24, 2014
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You March Madness - Posted March 24, 2014
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by ... [Lost Remote]

Sheryl Sandberg Keeps Unloading Facebook Shares - Posted March 13, 2014
Whether Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is ... [AllFacebook]

Will Sheryl Sandberg Lean In To Disney? - Posted March 12, 2014
With Disney CEO Bob Iger ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Evolution Fresh Had Highest Facebook Post Engagement Rate In February - Posted March 11, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,481,490 ... [AllFacebook]

Stuck in the Cold? Disney's Streaming App Will Warm You Up From the Inside - Posted March 4, 2014
Disney Movies Anywhere is the long-awaited app from Disney, but let's face it, in this cold weather, it's best in the comfort of our warm beds. The app allows you to earn streaming points with user interactions, but there are also exclusive free content without a catch. Using the new app, yo... [FishbowlDC]

Disney Breaks with Boy Scouts Over Gay Ban - Posted March 3, 2014
In another sign that anti-gay policies can lead to bad press for brands and organizations, Disney has decided to withdraw all funding from the ... [PRNewser]

INFOGRAPHIC: Socialbakers Reveals Facebook Stars For January, Completes Financing Round - Posted February 18, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,442,075 likes at the end of January and ave... [Lost Remote]

INFOGRAPHIC: Socialbakers Reveals Facebook Stars For January, Completes Financing Round - Posted February 18, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,442,075 likes at the end of January and ave... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Super Bowl Is Ratings Hit | Disney Lays Off Hundreds | Seinfeld on Diversity - Posted February 4, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Super Bowl Is Ratings Hit | Disney Lays Off Hundreds | Seinfeld on Diversity - Posted February 4, 2014
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Disney Withdraws from Pro-Fracking Elementary School Tour - Posted January 16, 2014
Upon hearing that Disney was bringing an educational program to Ohio elementary schools, a few possibilities of what the program might look like came to mind: Princesses preaching the power of love? Talking animals touting t... [PRNewser]

INFOGRAPHIC: Which Brands Excelled On Facebook In December? - Posted January 14, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted a total of 287,374,995 ... [Lost Remote]

INFOGRAPHIC: Which Brands Excelled On Facebook In December? - Posted January 14, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted a total of 287,374,995 ... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Sanfuentes Out at NBC | Dorsey to Disney Board | AOL's HuffPost Hopes - Posted December 24, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Sanfuentes Out at NBC | Dorsey to Disney Board | AOL's HuffPost Hopes - Posted December 24, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

INFOGRAPHIC: Which Brands Finished November Strong On Facebook? - Posted December 10, 2013
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted a total of 284,438,503 likes at the end of ... [AllFacebook]

Disney Loves to Kill Parents and Make Your Kids Watch - Posted December 2, 2013
Whelp. Only if that dream is to see your Mom and Dad die for the holidays. I'm done. Out. The next time there's a Disney animation film, my beloved children are going to have to w... [PRNewser]

Lots of Animals Were Harmed During 'No Animals Were Harmed' Movie Shoots - Posted November 25, 2013
Here's some great investigative reporting via The Hollywood Reporter that should inspire ... [PRNewser]

Ads for Catholic Girls' School Take Feminist Approach: 'Don't Wait for a Prince; Be Able to Rescue Yourself' - Posted November 13, 2013
First the pope admits that the Catholic Church has been too focused on policing what goes on in people's bedrooms, and now an all-girls Catholic school is promoting female independence and empowerment? Oh, w... [PRNewser]

How To Watch Unreleased Scenes From 'Return Of The Jedi' On Facebook (For Now) - Posted October 29, 2013
A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, ... [AllFacebook]

Pixar Short Film La Luna Comes to Life in New Interactive Storybook App - Posted September 20, 2013
Disney Publishing has adapted the Pixar short film "La Luna" into a new interactive storybook for the iPad that takes users behind the scenes of the film. It's called La Luna: The ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Horror Movie Filmed at Disney World Without Permission is Due to Hit Theaters - Posted September 13, 2013
We always knew there had to be a darker side of Disney, we just hadn't realized it was horror movie-worthy. ... [PRNewser]

REPORT: Walmart Still Top U.S. Brand On Facebook For August; DealDash Leads Post Engagement Rate - Posted September 12, 2013
Walmart remained the top brand on Facebook in the U.S. for August, with nearly 31 million local fans, while ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Top Brands On Facebook Using Hashtags, But They're Not Increasing Engagement - Posted July 23, 2013
The good news about hashtags on Facebook, ... [AllFacebook]

Hulu: No Sale - Posted July 12, 2013
Hulu's stakeholders have decided not to sell the company after all, ABC Enterprises, NBC Universal, News Corporation, who jointly own the Web video site, said today. The stakeholders will provide a cash infusion of $750 million to drive growth. A ... [SocialTimes.com]

Latest Patch Site is Hyper-Fictitious - Posted July 5, 2013
And, in this anniversary month of the death of Walter Cronkite, Propwash Junction Patch is being edited by Windy Kronkite, no less. She and the entire site are fake. Although Propwash Junction Patch looks and feels like every other recently redesigned Patch site, it's actually a clever rich content ad for Disney's... [Fishbowl NY]

Latest Patch Site is Hyper-Fictitious - Posted July 5, 2013
And, in this anniversary month of the death of Walter Cronkite, Propwash Junction Patch is being edited by Windy Kronkite, no less. She and the entire site are fake. Although Propwash Junction Patch looks and feels like every other recently redesigned Patch site, it's actually a clever rich content ad for Disney's... [FishbowlNY]

'Disney' Retracts Made-Over Merida After Public Backlash - Posted May 16, 2013
Princess Merida, the young Scottish girl who broke tradition and took a decidedly feminist stand against being married off to the winner of an archery competition in Disney's "Brave" (by using her kick-ass marksmanship skills to win her own hand) ha... [PRNewser]

Garment Industry Opts for Makeover After Bangladesh Disaster - Posted May 14, 2013
The factory collapse that killed more than 1,100 people in Bangladesh this April is by no means the first tragedy to strike the garment industry in recent years--but it does look like the culmination of an ongoing PR challenge that could reshape the way major cl... [PRNewser]

STUDY: More Top Brands Flock To Instagram - Posted May 13, 2013
Brands have an overwhelming presence on Facebook, but has that transferred into the site's photo-sharing network, ... [AllFacebook]

3D Printing Goes Disney: Turn Yourself into a Star Wars Action Figure for $99 - Posted May 13, 2013
(VentureBeat) Disney has definitely jumped on the 3D printing bandwagon. You can now turn yourself in to a real, live (sort of) Disney action figure: a Imperial Stormtrooper. Inspired by a The Empire Strikes Back scene from Star Wars, your action figure will be 7.5-inches tall and, of course, have your... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Disney Tops Media Company Revenue List - Posted March 29, 2013
Disney is the top dog (or mouse, if you want to be dumb/cute about things). SNL Kagan released its annual list which ranks media companies by analyzing revenue and profitability, and The Walt Disney Company takes the number one spot. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Disney Tops Media Company Revenue List - Posted March 29, 2013
Disney is the top dog (or mouse, if you want to be dumb/cute about things). SNL Kagan released its annual list which ranks media companies by analyzing revenue and profitability, and The Walt Disney Company takes the number one spot. ... [FishbowlNY]

Disney Turns a Common Sense Policy Change Into a Potential PR Problem - Posted March 18, 2013
Ugh, we hate to see brands like Disney suffer the consequences of not providing the public with the "transparency" it demands. Pleasing millions of finicky fans seems so simple on the surface: it's all about respect and communication, right? Well, ... [PRNewser]

Media Relations 101: Mila Kunis Shows Us How to Ace an Interview - Posted March 5, 2013
We have a feeling the team responsible for promoting the upcoming Disney flick Oz the Great and Powerful cringed when watching this BBC interview with star Mila Kunis, in which she and a very nervous correspondent discuss J gerbombs, Baywatch, UK football and the art of pouring a pint with no... [PRNewser]

'Fortune' Reveals World's Most Admired Companies; Facebook Makes List At No. 48 - Posted March 1, 2013
Facebook secured a spot on Fortune's 30th annual ... [AllFacebook]

Fox News, Disney and Every Other Brand Scramble for Latino Audiences - Posted February 12, 2013
Oh hey, did you hear about the incredible growth of the United States' Latino population? So did Barack Obama's re-election campaign, the ... [PRNewser]

PR Stunts: Disney Turns London Street into '8-Bit Lane' - Posted January 14, 2013
Today in This Is Actually Kind of Cool News: Disney's latest film, Wreck-It-Ralph, takes place in a time when video game graphics weren't quite so hyper-realistic. Those with a fondness for t... [PRNewser]

Disneyland Spies Crack Down on Multi-Day Ticket Holders - Posted January 8, 2013
The House of Mouse in California is in the midst of a public relations conundrum. Disneyland is now taking pictures of its guests--in... [AgencySpy]

Subway, Facebook, Fox News Among Facebook's Most Popular Pages In 2012 - Posted January 8, 2013
Two of the most popular topics in 2012 were the Summer Olympic Games in London and the ... [AllFacebook]

Longtime WNEW-AM Personality Bob Jones Remembered for Demeanor, Champion of Pop Standards - Posted January 8, 2013
Lost in the holiday fanfare was the passing of a longtime radio host on WNEW 1130. Bob Jones was 70. The family's obituary placed in The New York Times on January 4 listed Jones' cause of death as complications from cancer. Jones, for parts of three decades, had hosting stints on WNEW... [FishbowlLA]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook's Development In Three Years - Posted December 27, 2012
In January 2010, Facebook had just 337 million users -- a figure that has ballooned to roughly 1 billion this year. While Facebook is still most popular in the U.S., the social network has grown in leaps in bounds in countries such as Brazil and India over the past three years.... [AllFacebook]

The Best LinkedIn Company Pages of 2012 (With Tips) - Posted December 13, 2012
We used to think of LinkedIn as an ugly, awkward place for us to post a resume that no one would ever see. But it's looking a lot better these days, and the advent of company pages and groups turned the site into a great PR tool. Yesterday LinkedIn released a... [PRNewser]

New Disney Movies Finally Coming To Netflix...But Not Until 2016 - Posted December 4, 2012
Today Netflix and The Walt Disney Company announced a new multi-year licensing agreement. Netflix will be the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for Disney's first-run live-action and animated features. But there's just one catch. Looks like Netflix viewers are going to have to wait at least three years,... [SocialTimes.com]

'TheAudience' Flips the Script on Celebrity PR - Posted November 16, 2012
The public feels a unique combination of respect, envy and resentment toward celebrities. This is nothing new. But thanks to the wonders of social media, we're closer to the stars we love and hate than ever before. Now a new company wants to revolutionize the ... [PRNewser]

Disney Goes High Fashion at Barney's - Posted November 15, 2012
Anyone notice that Minnie Mouse is looking a bit...slimmer these days? If so, you probably caught a glimpse of Barney's newest promo campaign, "Electric Holiday". This collaborative project is the closest you'll get to an all-out ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, NPR, and Shine America - Posted November 2, 2012
Edelman has announced the formal opening of Edelman Turkey, its 66thoffice. Edelman Turkey, located in Istanbul, was established in April of this year as an organic start-up operation. The office will now be led by Serra T rk B y kfirat, who joined Edelman this week as general manager, Turkey. She... [PRNewser]

Media Companies Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts - Posted November 1, 2012
Repeat after us: Giant companies aren't always bad. Especially when they use some of their overflowing money stash's for the greater good. News Corporation, Viacom, The Walt Disney Company and NBC Universal are doing their part, as they've all pledged donations ... [Fishbowl NY]

Media Companies Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts - Posted November 1, 2012
Repeat after us: Giant companies aren't always bad. Especially when they use some of their overflowing money stash's for the greater good. News Corporation, Viacom, The Walt Disney Company and NBC Universal are doing their part, as they've all pledged donations ... [FishbowlNY]

Trick or Treat: A Semantic Grab Bag Of Entertainment For the Occasion - Posted October 31, 2012
[caption id="attachment_33063" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: Flickr/Erwiss, peace&love[/caption] It's that spooky time of year again. With a happy Halloween to all, we present a selection of Halloween entertainment to dive into between answering the door for trick-or-treaters, or whenever you might like to have a little ... [semanticweb.com]

Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Will Probably Ruin Star Wars Even More - Posted October 30, 2012
This isn't really New York centric, but it's definitely big news. Disney has agreed to buy Lucasfilm -- and the entire Star Wars franchise -- for $4.05 billion in stock and cash. Half of the payment will be in cash, and 40 million share... [Fishbowl NY]

Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Will Probably Ruin Star Wars Even More - Posted October 30, 2012
This isn't really New York centric, but it's definitely big news. Disney has agreed to buy Lucasfilm -- and the entire Star Wars franchise -- for $4.05 billion in stock and cash. Half of the payment will be in cash, and 40 million share... [FishbowlNY]

Breaking: Disney To Acquire Lucasfilm, 'Star Wars' - Posted October 30, 2012
Today in Been There, Done That Media News: Walt Disney Co., fresh off its efforts to turn the once-stellar Pixar into a mediocre sequel factory, has announced plans to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. for a cool $4 billion, thereby taking ownership of the series that defined the childhood of every American born... [PRNewser]

The Future Of Facebook Games Lies In Mobile And Strategy - Posted October 25, 2012
Facebook prides itself on being the social network. One of the main ways the site has facilitated connections is ... [AllFacebook]

Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie': The Dog Finally Has His Day - Posted October 5, 2012
Tim Burton's latest film, Frankenweenie, opens in theaters around the country today--bringing full circle a project that began twenty-eight years ago. By now, Burton's characteristic creepiness and underdog loner heroes are familiar, beloved film staples. Children and a... [PRNewser]

Cablevision and Disney Make a Deal - Posted October 4, 2012
Cablevision customers get to watch their favorite Disney programming without interruption. The two companies reached a deal covering approximately 70 services including retransmission consent for WABC in New York and ... [TVSpy]

Bill Nye's Evolution Campaign: Good PR or Bad PR? - Posted September 24, 2012
Bill Nye is most commonly known as "The Science Guy", a popular children's entertainer famous for making science (and general geekiness) cool for a generation of Americans now in their 20's and 30's. His ... [AgencySpy]

Bill Nye's Evolution Campaign: Good PR or Bad PR? - Posted September 24, 2012
Bill Nye is most commonly known as "The Science Guy", a popular children's entertainer famous for making science (and general geekiness) cool for a generation of Americans now in their 20's and 30's. His ... [PRNewser]

News Corp. Falls Out of Top 25 Media Earners List - Posted September 24, 2012
According to a new study from SNL Kagan, News Corporation's bottom line dropped so far in the second quarter that it's no longer one of the top 25 media company earners. The company reported a net loss of $1.5 billion during 2Q, compared with a $683 million profit ... [Fishbowl NY]

News Corp. Falls Out of Top 25 Media Earners List - Posted September 24, 2012
According to a new study from SNL Kagan, News Corporation's bottom line dropped so far in the second quarter that it's no longer one of the top 25 media company earners. The company reported a net loss of $1.5 billion during 2Q, compared with a $683 million profit ... [FishbowlNY]

News Corp. Falls Out of Top 25 Media Earners List - Posted September 24, 2012
According to a new study from SNL Kagan, News Corporation's bottom line dropped so far in the second quarter that it's no longer one of the top 25 media company earners. The company reported a net loss of $1.5 billion during 2Q, compared with a $683 million profit ... [FishbowlLA]

Facebook Faces Another Patent Suit - Posted September 13, 2012
Facebook was hit with another patent-infringement suit, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Touts Launch Of A Platform For Good - Posted September 12, 2012
A Platform for Good, a new online resource from the ... [AllFacebook]

Netflix Dupes Paying Customers Into Watching Disney And Pixar Knock-Offs - Posted August 16, 2012
Looking for a good movie to stream on Netflix tonight? I know, good movies on Netflix streaming are few and far between and it looks like the selection may be even more ridiculous than all of us Netflix subscribers thought! While Netflix doesn't have any Disney or Pixar movies,... [SocialTimes.com]

Miley Cyrus and the PR Power of a Haircut - Posted August 13, 2012
The problem with child celebrities is that they grow up. The public hates to see the famous children of their respective generations mature because as they age, they remind us that we too grow old--and this means eventually we will die. Thanks a lot, Screech. Is there a "Wonder Years" fan... [AgencySpy]

Miley Cyrus and the PR Power of a Haircut - Posted August 13, 2012
The problem with child celebrities is that they grow up. The public hates to see the famous children of their respective generations mature because as they age, they remind us that we too grow old--and this means eventually we will die. Thanks a lot, Screech. Is there a "Wonder Years" fan... [PRNewser]

Dr. Suess, Branding Genius - Posted August 9, 2012
Today in unexpected nostalgia: By the time they come of age, most American children have in some way experienced the multimillion dollar brand that is the estate of writer/illustrator Theodore Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss... [AgencySpy]

Dr. Seuss, Branding Genius - Posted August 9, 2012
Today in unexpected nostalgia: By the time they come of age, most American children have in some way experienced the multimillion dollar brand that is the estate of writer/illustrator Theodore Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss... [PRNewser]

JT's PR: No New Music Anytime Soon - Posted August 8, 2012
We know you were wondering: When will Justin Timberlake release a new album? Sadly, the answer is "right after he wins an Oscar," aka never. Reps for the former ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Launches App Center In More Countries - Posted July 9, 2012
Facebook announced Monday that its app center portal for discovery of applications is now available to 100 percent of its users in the U.... [AllFacebook]

Disney Extends Worldwide Oscar Rights to 2020 - Posted June 29, 2012
The Oscars will remain under the Disney umbrella through 2020 after a new agreement was reached on Friday with the Motion Picture Academy. The new deal ensures Disney Media Distribution will continue to own the worldwide distribution rights for another eight years. The current deal was set to expire in 2014. The... [FishbowlLA]

Newest Member Of Facebook's Board Needs No Introduction: COO Sheryl Sandberg - Posted June 25, 2012
Facebook made a move to silence cri... [AllFacebook]

Disney's Playdom Details Summer Social Games Offerings For Facebook At E3 2012 - Posted June 5, 2012
Disney's Playdom game developer used E3 2012 in Los Angeles to release details on two social games it will release on Facebook this month, and one other coming later this summer. Playdom announced that Disney's Ghosts of Mistwood and Mobsters:... [AllFacebook]

Radio Disney Facebook App Hums Local Tunes - Posted May 30, 2012
Facebook continues to be a wonderful world for Disney divisions, as ... [AllFacebook]

Expert Schema.org Panel Finalized for #SemTechBiz San Francisco Program - Posted May 21, 2012
Q: What do Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Yandex, the New York Times, and The Walt Disney Company have in common? A: schema.org On June 2, 2011, schema.org was launched with little fanfare, but it quickly received a lot of attention. Now, almost exactly one year later, we have assembled a ... [AllTwitter]

Expert Schema.org Panel Finalized for #SemTechBiz San Francisco Program - Posted May 21, 2012
Q: What do Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Yandex, the New York Times, and The Walt Disney Company have in common? A: schema.org On June 2, 2011, schema.org was launched with little fanfare, but it quickly received a lot of attention. Now, almost exactly one year later, we have assembled a ... [semanticweb.com]

Volume, Emotion, Sponsorship: What Brands Have An Edge on Social Media Strategies? - Posted April 30, 2012
Market Strategies International recently released the first edition of what it says will be an annual Social Media Brand Index, a measure for brands both of consumer-generated soci... [semanticweb.com]

Revolving Door: MSNBC, Salon, and More from the News Corp Hacking Scandal - Posted April 23, 2012
MSNBC's top spokesperson Jeremy Gaines is heading to the Gannett Company... [PRNewser]

Jane Goodall is the Spokesperson for Disney's 'Chimpanzee' - Posted April 19, 2012
Primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall is serving as the spokesperson... [PRNewser]

We Will Be Inundated With Movie Marketing Forevermore - Posted April 12, 2012
Still smarting from the ... [PRNewser]

'Prometheus': One Movie, Six Videos - Posted March 19, 2012
We know you're ... [PRNewser]

'John Carter' is a Flop and Marketing Takes a Chunk of the Blame - Posted March 13, 2012
So John Carter is... [PRNewser]

J.R. Martinez Inks Deal with Hyperion - Posted January 16, 2012
J.R. Martinez, the winner of Season 13 of Dancing with the Stars, recently landed a book deal with Hyperion. According to ... [GalleyCat]

MongoGraph One Ups MongoDB With Semantic Power - Posted January 11, 2012
MongoDB has been gaining traction: 10gen, which began the MongoDB project and offers commercial MongoDB support services, said that for 2011 there was a 300 percent increase in Fortune 500 enterprise customers. The list included Disney, Viacom, HP and McKesson. The company also noted strong adoption in Europe including Telefonica and... [semanticweb.com]

Jenny McCarthy Inks Deal at Hyperion - Posted October 19, 2011
Actress Jenny McCarthy landed a deal with Hyperion to publish her next book, Sinner: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic. According to the release, the new book will maintain "the theme of her comedic New York Times bestsellers, from Belly Laughs to Love, Lust & Faking... [semanticweb.com]

Hulu is No Longer for Sale - Posted October 17, 2011
[caption id="attachment_81329" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Glee: One of Hulu's most popular shows"][/caption] In a short and to the point statement released mid-week, equity owners and Hulu senior management team announced that Hulu was no longer for sale: ''Since Hulu holds a unique and compelling strategic v... [SocialTimes.com]

Rick Riordan Hosts New York City Toga Party - Posted October 3, 2011
Tomorrow children's writer Rick Riordan will release the latest title in the Heroes of Olympus series, The Son of Neptune. Hyperion has ordered ... [GalleyCat]

Roll Call: Edelman, 'EW,' and LightSquared - Posted August 24, 2011
Edelman has appointed Steven Behm GM of the Atlanta office. He's been with the firm for five years, building its crisis, risk, and public affairs practice in the Southeast. He's also served as the firm's associate director for the national crisis and risk practice. ... [PRNewser]

First Disney Android App: A Winnie the Pooh Puzzle Book - Posted July 13, 2011
The first Disney produced Android app is available. And, surprise, it is not based around Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck. But, perhaps with the new Winnie the Pooh movie set to open this Friday, it is not such a surprise that the first Disney Android app revolves around Winnie the Pooh. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Emily Gould To Launch Digital Bookstore - Posted July 6, 2011
Writer Emily Gould will partner with Ruth Curry to establish a digital bookstore. According to The New York Observer, they have contacted OR Books ab... [GalleyCat]

Melissa de la Cruz on Writing for Adults - Posted May 27, 2011
Melissa de la Cruz began her career with the YA vampire series, Blue Bloods, but she will soon release her first adult title, Witches of East End. At BEA, she joined a panel of YA authors who have also finished their first adult projects. ... [10,000 Words]

Disney Plans To Start Several New Subscription Magazines for Kids - Posted March 21, 2011
At a moment where it seems like everyone is lamenting the death of print, Disney is taking the opposite tack -- it plans to build a children's subscription magazine business in the U.S. Such hopeful news! As it turns out, Disney's magazine business is just thriving in Europe, and so on Tuesday,... [Fishbowl NY]

Disney Plans To Start Several New Subscription Magazines for Kids - Posted March 21, 2011
At a moment where it seems like everyone is lamenting the death of print, Disney is taking the opposite tack -- it plans to build a children's subscription magazine business in the U.S. Such hopeful news! As it turns out, Disney's magazine business is just thriving in Europe, and so on Tuesday,... [FishbowlNY]

Disney Reaches Agreement with ABC-Affiliates Over Retrans Money - Posted February 17, 2011
A handful of ABC-affiliates have struck a deal with Walt Disney Co. to share a portion of the retrans fees they collect from cable and satellite providers. Here's Bloomberg on the development: ... [TVSpy]

Rachel Cohn Lands Four Book Deal - Posted February 4, 2011
Disney Publishing imprint Disney-Hyperion has acquired a four-book science fiction series written by Rachel Cohn. Beta, the first book of the YA series, will be published in fall 2012. Executive editor Emily... [GalleyCat]

Three Snow White Movies in the Works - Posted February 3, 2011
Beginning in 2012, three different adaptations of Snow White will hit theaters: The Brothers Grimm: Snow White (2012), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), and Snow a... [GalleyCat]

Disney Releases 'Tron As Interactive iPad Book App - Posted January 20, 2011
The classic sci-fi story 'Tron is now available as an interactive iPad app. Disney Publishing released the interactive book app this... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Disney Gets Into eBook Apps - Posted December 17, 2010
Since the iPad launched back in April, Disney has been exploring how interactive eBook apps for kids. In April 2010, Disney launched an app for its Toy Story franchise aimed at bringing the film to life by taking advantage o... [FishbowlDC]

Gowalla Checks In at Disney Parks - Posted November 18, 2010
Location-based mobile app Gowalla is officially a Mickey Mouse operation, as it announced the launch of Disney ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Make Your Dreams Come True as the New Senior Writer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts - Posted November 2, 2010
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Tech, Media Dominate Landor Associates' 2010 Breakaway Brands Study - Posted October 11, 2010
Clif Bar and Kraft Foods have something else in common besides edible products: They were the only two companies to crack the top-10 list in the 2010 Breakaway Brands Study from strategic brand consulting and design firm ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Former Yahoo! Media Head James Pitaro Is Going to Disney World - Posted October 4, 2010
Yahoo! vice president and head of media James Pitaro (pictured) is going to Disney World, joining ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Disney Wants Your Memories - Posted September 27, 2010
Disney Parks and Resorts is making submitted videos and images a main focus of the company's new marketing campaign "Let the Memories Begin." Disney is asking for submissions to Facebook, Twit... [PRNewser]

Thomson Reuters, MTV Make Best Global Brands List - Posted September 18, 2009
We were encouraged to see that a few media brands crept their way onto Interbrand's list of the 100 Best Global Brands of 2009, out today. Of course, some of the world's biggest brands rounded out the top five: Coca-Cola, IBM, Microsoft, General Electric (which ow... [Fishbowl NY]

Thomson Reuters, MTV Make Best Global Brands List - Posted September 18, 2009
We were encouraged to see that a few media brands crept their way onto Interbrand's list of the 100 Best Global Brands of 2009, out today. Of course, some of the world's biggest brands rounded out the top five: Coca-Cola, IBM, Microsoft, General Electric (which ow... [FishbowlNY]

Fortune Recognizes Media Mavens On 50 Most Powerful Women List - Posted September 11, 2009
It's no surprise that some media movers and shakers made their way onto Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women List. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Fortune Recognizes Media Mavens On 50 Most Powerful Women List - Posted September 11, 2009
It's no surprise that some media movers and shakers made their way onto Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women List. ... [FishbowlNY]

On The Menu: Disney's Marvelous Acquisition - Posted September 1, 2009
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On The Menu: Disney's Marvelous Acquisition - Posted September 1, 2009
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Disney-ABC Adds Three Execs to Digital Media - Posted September 9, 2008
The good people at Disney sent over this press release, touting their poaching of Karin Timpone and Lauren DeVi... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted August 22, 2008
Rats! "Film credits from the 1920s revealed imprecision in copyright claims that some experts say could invalidate Disney's long-held copyright" of ... [FishbowlLA]

Wal-Mart Calls Hannah Montana in Mobile Deal - Posted July 24, 2008
Wal-Mart and Disney have hooked up in a new marketing deal, but we can't decide if it's a way to push ... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Mobile Ad Bits: Snacks from IAB's Mobile Leadership Forum - Posted July 22, 2008
Throughout the various sessions at the IAB's first mobile advertising event two themes resonated: "It's all about the consumer" and "the real impact of mobile advertising is what happens after the click-through." Some other takeaway snippets from the forum, which was held in New York on Monday. Gary Schwartz, president and CEO of... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted June 30, 2008
W. The Movie: As local screenwriter Chris Farnsworth says of the upcoming Oliver Stone film about George W. Bush... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted May 14, 2008
Have A Food Fight With Tom Hanks: To benefit Shakespeare Festival/LA, you can bid on a speaking role - including an onstage food fight - in a staged reading of Taming of the Shrew with Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Annette Bening, William Shatner, Christina Appl... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted April 1, 2008
Woody Sues Dov: Woody Allen sued American Apparel Inc. for using images from Annie Hall without his consent. And not, as we had initially assumed, for being manhandled by Dov Charney... [FishbowlLA]

Season of Wishes: Come For The Love, Stay For The Cake - Posted December 4, 2007
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is taking over the Grove again this evening, granting children their wishes and ensuring that there is not a dry eye at the mall. 6-year-old Klarissa Ramos, of Galveston, TX; Spirit Cosey, 9, of Minneapolis, and 10-year-old Tykazja "Ty" McCoy, of Ft. Lauderdale have a... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted November 27, 2007
In Case You Were Wondering: Reporter Susan King details all the cute little Disney homages in Enchanted. But if you were the type of person who wanted to read this st... [FishbowlLA]

Season of Wishes: Make-A-Wish Foundation Sends Lil' Princess Off To Disney World - Posted November 17, 2007
The fairy godmothers at Make-A-Wish Foundation are sending 6-year-old Kiara Williams off to Disney World to celebrate her apparent victory against leukemia. Kiara, who has a thing for Cinderella, was diagnosed when she was three and treated for two years at Long Beach Miller's Children's Hospital. Now that she's feeli... [FishbowlLA]

Donald Duck Blamed For Heresy by Australian Archibishop - Posted October 11, 2007
Considering how litigious Disney is, how does Australia's Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal Pell get away with ranting about the Donald Duck heresy? In a compilation of essays due out this week, the Cardinal criticiz... [FishbowlLA]

Trade Round-Up: Oct. 1, 2007 - Posted October 1, 2007
Game Plan Picks Off Kingdom Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson rocked the box-office over the weekend with his family laffer The Game Plan from Disney. The kid pic opened at $22.7 million, exceeding weekend expecations, THR ... [FishbowlLA]

Trade Round-Up: Sept. 27, 2007 - Posted September 27, 2007
Transformers 2 Picks a Date Paramount and DreamWorks are moving ahead with plans for a Transformers 2 project, stamping down June 26, 2009 as the release date, reports Variety. The story say... [FishbowlLA]

Trade Round-Up: Sept. 6. 2007 - Posted September 6, 2007
Shepherd to Join View, Variety Says Variety does some source leaning in today's paper, announcing that Sherri Shepherd is the new cohost on The View, taking the fifth spot on the morning chatfest alongside Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Elizabeth H... [FishbowlLA]

Trade Round-Up: Sept. 5, 2007 - Posted September 5, 2007
Burton Busts Out Todd in Venice Tim Burton took his filmmaking act to the Venice Film Festival where he picked up a Golden Lion Award for lifetime achievement. In return, Burton took the festival opportunity to unspool an eight-minute sneak of the big-screen adaptation of his next pic, Sweeney Todd ... [FishbowlLA]

Ebert Sticks In His Thumb, And Writes Up This Plum - Posted August 30, 2007
Per Monday's Romenesko, film critic Roger Ebert says he never asked Disney to remove his trademarked "Thumbs" from the At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper. I am discussing with Disney my association with the show that Gene ... [FishbowlLA]

Costumed Characters Help Spain Promote Reading - Posted August 16, 2007
The Times reports on a most unusual campaign dreamt-up by the Spanish Federation of Publishers (FGEE) and backed by the Government: Little Red Riding Hood, Mary Poppins, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza are just some of the characters accosting tourists on the coasts, part of... [GalleyCat]

Dangerous Book for Boys To Be Filmed - Posted August 7, 2007
Variety reported yesterday that the film rights for Conn and Hal Iggulden's smash hit THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS - already the inspiration for many a knockoff - were bought by Disney and Scott Rudin in a deal wo... [GalleyCat]

Ebook Experiment for Scholastic and Disney - Posted June 12, 2007
AP's Hillel Italie reports that Scholastic and Disney, two leading children's publishers, are entering the ebook world. Scholastic has just launched BookFlix, an educational Web site pairing short films based on popular picture books along with nonfiction e-books that allow early readers to follow the text online. "We're so lucky to... [GalleyCat]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted June 11, 2007
All Is Happy In Happy Valley: The David Mamet TV show The Unit skipped the headaches of filming in L.A. by shooting its exterior shots on a Santa Clarita cul-de-sacs, where locals are happy to pocket location cash and graze at c... [FishbowlLA]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted April 5, 2007
Cube=Square: We knew hip-hop was dead when we saw Karl Rove rap. But for those of you who held out hope, we offer you this. ... [FishbowlLA]

In The Trades: Heads Roll, Queens Rule, Lawyers Drool - Posted February 9, 2007
Jim Samples has stepped down as head of the Cartoon Network, after the edgy if stupid Aqua Teen Hunger Force marketing effort blew up (or looked like it could) in Boston. Sarah, the Dutchess of York, aka the other Fergie, gets a producer cr... [FishbowlLA]

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