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So What Do You Do, Hamish Hamilton, Director of Some of the World's Biggest Televised Events?
The director and producer on what he's learned from directing everything from the Olympic ceremonies to Victoria's Secret fashion shows.

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World Cup Was Facebook's Most-Discussed Topic Globally in 2014; Ebola in U.S. - Posted December 9, 2014
The most-discussed topic on Facebook globally in 2014 was 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, while the outbreak of the ... [AllFacebook]

Why Wait Until 2016? IOC Creates OTT Olympics Channel - Posted December 9, 2014
According to a report by Reuters, the International Olympic Committee yesterday passed a resolution that w... [Lost Remote]

Morning Media Newsfeed: SI Scores LeBron James Scoop | The View Considers Cupp - Posted July 14, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: SI Scores LeBron James Scoop | The View Considers Cupp - Posted July 14, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

WORLD CUP: More Facebook Interactions After Week One Than Super Bowl, Olympics, Oscars Combined - Posted June 20, 2014
As predicted by Adobe Social, in just... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Will Top Olympics, Super Bowl In Social Buzz - Posted June 11, 2014
Is it possible that a sporting event can tally more social mentions than the ... [AllFacebook]

NBC's head of research on Twitter driving ratings: 'it just isn't true' - Posted April 30, 2014
The war to make sense of social TV took an interesting turn yesterday when NBCU's head of research Alan Wurtzel told the Financial Times' Emily Steel that Twitte... [Lost Remote]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Social Were The 2014 Winter Olympic Games From Sochi, Russia? - Posted March 3, 2014
The 2014 Wint... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Visa Wins Sponsorship Engagement Gold Medal At 2014 Winter Olympic Games - Posted February 25, 2014
Russi... [AllFacebook]

2014 Winter Olympic Games On Facebook: 120 Million Posts, Comments, Likes - Posted February 25, 2014
The ... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Olympics Ratings Down | So Long, Facebook Email | Tamron Hall Joins Today - Posted February 25, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Olympics Ratings Down | So Long, Facebook Email | Tamron Hall Joins Today - Posted February 25, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You Jimmy Fallon's Debut As Host Of 'The Tonight Show' - Posted February 24, 2014
Facebook Weekly Highlights featur... [AllFacebook]

During Weekend Olympics Coverage, NBC Teases Return of 'Heroes' - Posted February 24, 2014
During its coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics Saturday night, NBC showed a teaser trailer for the return of 'Heroes,' one of the network's most popular shows in the 2000's. 'Heroes Reborn' will return in 2015... [Lost Remote]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Venezuela Threatens CNN | Malik Out at GigaOM | NBC Expects Ratings Gold - Posted February 21, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Venezuela Threatens CNN | Malik Out at GigaOM | NBC Expects Ratings Gold - Posted February 21, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Olympics Inspiration: Persistence Pays Off - Posted February 19, 2014
If you're watching the Olympics, chances are you're getting inspired. Big time. Seriously, how do they manage to defy gravity, embrace agility and grasp mental strength under intense circumstances? Amazing. Need a little jolt of career inspiration regarding an arduous journey and keeping your eye on the prize? Let's lo... [MediaJobsDaily]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You 'The Beatles -- A Grammy Salute' - Posted February 18, 2014
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos p... [AllFacebook]

Reporters in Sochi Won't Leave Gay Russians Alone - Posted February 12, 2014
The Sochi Olympics -- so far -- have only two narratives: What's the deal with Bob Costas' eyes and how the Russian government oppresses its gay citizens. While the former is extremely interesting, its the latter tha... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Reporters in Sochi Won't Leave Gay Russians Alone - Posted February 12, 2014
The Sochi Olympics -- so far -- have only two narratives: What's the deal with Bob Costas' eyes and how the Russian government oppresses its gay citizens. While the former is extremely interesting, its the latter tha... [FishbowlNY]

2014 Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony: 5.9M+ Facebook Users Create 9M Interactions - Posted February 11, 2014
The entrance by ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You Jay Leno's 'Tonight Show' Farewell - Posted February 10, 2014
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos ... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Olympics and Social Media | Yahoo-Yelp Partnership - Posted February 10, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Best Practices: 5 Tips for Sochi 2014 - Posted February 7, 2014
Social media professionals are all about Sochi this week. The 2014 Winter Olympics take place February 7-23 in Sochi, Russia -- the first Russian city to host the Winter Olympics. The Russian venue has been controversial, with many politicians boycotting the O... [SocialTimes.com]

Don't You Want to Watch This Awesome Pro-Gay Sochi PSA from Canada? - Posted February 6, 2014
We were just writing about how brands can avoid getting themselves in a mess over LGBT issues surrounding the Sochi Winter Games, but the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion (yes, you read that right) found a way to turn a serious issue funny w... [PRNewser]

Ashley Wagner, On Dealing with the Haters on Social Media - Posted February 6, 2014
Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner has had a rough few weeks. After placing fourth at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships (where she fell twice), Wagner still managed to snag a coveted spot on the women's 2014 Olympic Team. A public outcry ensued. The bullying got so bad on Twitter that she... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook's Guide To Following Team USA During The 2014 Winter Olympic Games - Posted February 6, 2014
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games have begun... [AllFacebook]

NBC Olympics Formally Partners with Twitter to Promote Winter Olympics - Posted February 6, 2014
Beginning tomorrow, the world will turn its attention to the 2014 Winter Olympics; an outpouring of tweets will surely ensue. As the network with the rights to the games, NBC ha... [Lost Remote]

House Of Switzerland Opens Doors To Social Media Newsroom For 2014 Winter Olympic Games - Posted February 5, 2014
Don't miss the Swiss: The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs revealed its social initiative for the ... [AllFacebook]

House Of Switzerland Opens Doors To Social Media Newsroom For 2014 Winter Olympic Games - Posted February 5, 2014
Don't miss the Swiss: The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs revealed its social initiative for the ... [Lost Remote]

What Happens When Journalists Show Up To An Unprepared Sochi: Twitter Gold - Posted February 5, 2014
Journalists often fall into one of two extremes: The nothing-phases-me, I've-seen-everything sort, and the quick-to-complain, give-me-what-I-want-now set. It's not often the two overlap, but this week both of those types have a reason to vent in unison. That's because the cadre of journalists covering this year's winter Olympics have arrived and taken... [TVSpy]

What Happens When Journalists Show Up To An Unprepared Sochi: Twitter Gold - Posted February 5, 2014
Journalists often fall into one of two extremes: The nothing-fazes-me, I've-seen-everything sort, and the quick-to-complain, give-me-what-I-want-now set. It's not often the two overlap, but this week both of those types have a reason to vent in unison. That's because the cadre of journalists covering this year's winter Olympics have arrived and taken... [10,000 Words]

Will Sochi Winter Olympics Win the 'Worst PR Ever' Medal? - Posted February 4, 2014
Now, before you answer that close-to-rhetorical question, this doesn't involve Munich or Atlanta. That's too easy and something that doesn't involve jokey-jokes. Back to the show: think about any Olympics (that doesn't involve human tragedy). Summer or Winter. Name the Olympic Games that has been a bigger pu... [PRNewser]

The Complete List Of Team USA Instagram Accounts For The 2014 Winter Olympic Games - Posted January 28, 2014
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games will be held in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 7 thro... [AllFacebook]

Rio de Janeiro Has the Strangest Protest Ever: the Toilet Sit-in - Posted January 28, 2014
Because some pictures don't need cutlines. All due respect to the great Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto of 60s jazz fame, but when I think of "... [PRNewser]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You Athletes Visiting Facebook - Posted January 25, 2014
Facebook Weekly Highligh... [AllFacebook]

Bringing The Social To Sochi: IOC Announces Updates To Olympic Athletes' Hub - Posted January 24, 2014
The opening ceremonies for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in ... [AllFacebook]

Today Show Models Team USA Olympic Opening Ceremony Outfits - Posted January 23, 2014
The things you have to do to stay employed at the Today show. This morning, the Today show hosts -- Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Today Show Models Team USA Olympic Opening Ceremony Outfits - Posted January 23, 2014
The things you have to do to stay employed at the Today show. This morning, the Today show hosts -- Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You The Golden Globes Awards - Posted January 17, 2014
Facebook Week... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, Instagram Join NBC Olympics Team - Posted January 16, 2014
Facebook and Instagram demonstrated their Olympic spirit by reachin... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You 'The Bachelor' - Posted January 13, 2014
Facebook Weekly Highlights feat... [AllFacebook]

Delta, USSA Team Up To Allow Fans To Wish Olympic Athletes #GoldLuck On Facebook - Posted January 10, 2014
Fans who attend four upcoming U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association qualifying events for the ... [AllFacebook]

Delta, USSA Team Up To Allow Fans To Wish Olympic Athletes #GoldLuck On Facebook - Posted January 10, 2014
Fans who attend four upcoming U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association qualifying events for the ... [Lost Remote]

Hamish Hamilton On What It's Like to Direct the VMAs - Posted December 10, 2013
As a live event director and producer, Hamish Hamilton has been behind some of the most watched shows in history. He recently directed the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, the 2013 VMAs (aka Miley Twerk-Gate) and the Victoria's Secret fash... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hamish Hamilton On What It's Like to Direct the VMAs - Posted December 10, 2013
As a live event director and producer, Hamish Hamilton has been behind some of the most watched shows in history. He recently directed the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, the 2013 VMAs (aka Miley Twerk-Gate) and the Victoria's Secret fash... [FishbowlNY]

David Remnick Joins NBC's Olympic Coverage - Posted December 9, 2013
NBC just made its Olympics coverage more interesting. David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker, is joining the network's 2014 Olympic Winter Games team. He'll contribute during the Opening Ceremony and througho... [morningmedianewsfeed]

David Remnick Joins NBC's Olympic Coverage - Posted December 9, 2013
NBC just made its Olympics coverage more interesting. David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker, is joining the network's 2014 Olympic Winter Games team. He'll contribute during the Opening Ceremony and througho... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You The Making Of 'The Hobbit' - Posted December 6, 2013
Facebook Weekly Highlight... [AllFacebook]

No Tweets, Instagrams or Use of iPhones Allowed at 2014 Olympics in Russia for Journalists - Posted November 11, 2013
Several Russian news sources are warning journalists about the ban on smartphones and tablets at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, citing a statement from Vasily Konov, head of the Russian operated R-Sport News Agency: Journalists using mobile phones to film ath... [FishbowlDC]

No Tweets, Instagrams or Use of iPhones Allowed at 2014 Olympics in Russia for Journalists - Posted November 11, 2013
Several Russian news sources are warning journalists about the ban on smartphones and tablets at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, citing a statement from Vasily Konov, head of the Russian operated R-Sport News Agency: Journalists using mobile phones to film ath... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Did Sochi 2014 Create a 'Snitch Hotline?' - Posted November 7, 2013
The Olympics. It's a time when the world's elite gather together and compete under a universal banner of truth and sportsmanship. That is, until steroids entered into the fray and now, it's all about prestige, narcissism and getting the gold, baby! To wit, Canada has decided one HGH-ridden stain (by the name... [PRNewser]

How To Follow The 2014 Winter Olympic Games From Sochi On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram - Posted October 30, 2013
The 2014 Winter ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You Books By David Beckham, Jim Carrey - Posted October 10, 2013
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos posted to the social network by celebrities and a... [AllFacebook]

Instagram Turns Three; Shares 10 Favorite Moments - Posted October 7, 2013
Happy third birthday to Instagram, which launched Oct. 6, 2010. Whi... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You New J.K. Rowling Film, U.S. Open Champion Rafael Nadal - Posted September 13, 2013
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos posted to ... [AllFacebook]

International Olympic Committee Hopes Gay People Will Stop Being So Gay - Posted August 15, 2013
Last night our own Tonya Garcia reported on some Olympics-sized jitters over at NBC. Seems the o... [PRNewser]

Approval Of 'That's So Gay' Removed From International Olympic Committee's Social Media Moderation Policy - Posted August 2, 2013
The International Olympic Committee updated its social media moderation p... [AllFacebook]

Social Integration Platform Mass Relevance Announces Major Milestones - Posted May 16, 2013
Mass Relevance, a social integration platform that worked with Facebook and CNN for Election In... [Lost Remote]

Social Integration Platform Mass Relevance Announces Major Milestones - Posted May 16, 2013
Mass Relevance, a social integration platform that worked with Facebook and CNN on Election Ins... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Graph Search For Journalists - Posted January 15, 2013
The graph search friends-based search engine Facebook announced Tuesday can b... [AllFacebook]

Facebook For Every Phone Was The Top Page In 2012 - Posted January 10, 2013
Celebrities had a great year on Facebook in 2012. Rihanna rose up the page charts to be the most popular human-based page on the social network, and se... [AllFacebook]

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]

Facebook Releases 2012 Year In Review, Allows Users To Follow Suit - Posted December 12, 2012
With 2012 drawing to a close, Wednesday was year in review ti... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Top 10 Lists From Australia - Posted December 11, 2012
The Melbourne Cricket Ground was the site of the most ... [AllFacebook]

BBC Online Olympic Coverage Shattered Records - Posted September 17, 2012
Jamie Beach recently interviewed Marina Kalkanis, Head of Media Services at the BBC... [semanticweb.com]

Which Paralympics Athletes Got The Most Twitter Followers? - Posted September 10, 2012
The Paralympics closing ceremony - which featured Coldplay and Rihanna playing out the Games - was a hit with viewers this week, many of whom took to Twitter to discuss the eleven day event. And, just like the Olympics before them, the Paralympics created a handf... [AllTwitter]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Page Growth During Olympics And Paralympics - Posted September 7, 2012
We know that many brands saw rapid gains during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, but how many brands were able to sustain that growth through the ... [AllFacebook]

Watch The 2012 London Summer Paralympics Live Now On YouTube - Posted August 31, 2012
Have you been feeling as though something is missing in your life since the Olympics ended? Well, the 2012 London Summer Paralympics kicked off on Wednesday so over the long weekend you can get back into the swing of international competition. Not sure where to watch? Lucky for... [SocialTimes.com]

Alex Morgan Inks 3-Book Deal - Posted August 20, 2012
Fresh from winning a gold medal at London 2012, Olympian Alex Morgan has landed a 3-book deal with Simon & Schuster's Books for Young Readers (SBYR). The American soccer star will be penning her debut middle-grade series, The Kicks. The not-yet-titled first book will be released in ... [GalleyCat]

The World Watched 231 Million Olympic Streams On YouTube - Posted August 17, 2012
The 2012 Olympics may be over, but the Olympic stats are still rolling ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: More Than 116 Million Posts, Comments About The Olympics - Posted August 16, 2012
We've heard from just about everyone else regarding ... [AllFacebook]

All That Glitters is NBC's Olympic Coverage - Posted August 15, 2012
The London Olympics proved to the most watched television event in history. So, of course, WNBC reaped golden results from the Games. The Nielsen weekly ratings, once again, were "top-heavy" with Olympics prime time action. It was the Closing Ceremony, however, that took the gold, as the top program of the wee... [FishbowlLA]

'Today' EP: Olympics a 'Cleansing Moment' For The NBC Morning Show - Posted August 15, 2012
The excutive producer of NBC's "Today" and the network's Olympics coverage, Jim Bell, speaks to The Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie ... [TVNewser]

Gauging Brands' Engagement On Facebook During The Games - Posted August 15, 2012
Nike wasn't the only winner among brands on Facebook at the Olympic Games. New ... [AllFacebook]

How The Olympics Impacted Social Sharing [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted August 15, 2012
The London 2012 Olympic Games was a spectacular event, both in itself and online. Athletes shot to superstardom on Twitter, ... [AllTwitter]

Social Media Newsfeed: Medium Launch | Klout Revamp | Facebook Data Center - Posted August 15, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Nike Wins Facebook Brand Battle During Olympics - Posted August 14, 2012
Now that we know which athletes won both the social and actual Olympic Games, it's time to figure out whi... [AllFacebook]

Where Can Facebook Advertisers Get The Most Bang For Their Buck? - Posted August 14, 2012
Keeping with the theme of the Olympic Games, Kenshoo Social wanted to see which countries offered the most value and effectiveness to Facebook advertisers in areas such ... [AllFacebook]

Top TV Markets for Olympics Viewing - Posted August 13, 2012
The London Summer Olympics have become the most-watched event in TV history. The 17 days of the games drew 219.4 million viewers, 4.4 million more than the Bejing Olympics in 2008 and 10 million more than the 1996 Atlanta games. An average of 31.1 million viewers watched each night in primetime. Local newscasts... [TVSpy]

How To Improve Your #SocialFitness Using Twitter - Posted August 13, 2012
There was a Twitter chat on #SocialFitness the other day, did you catch it? Folks spent the hour discussing ways social media can impact real life goals - like the Olympics and, of course, fitness. Summarizing some... [AllTwitter]

Who Won The Social Media Olympics? - Posted August 13, 2012
Now that the closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games in London have finished, it's time to look at the winners -- not on t... [AllFacebook]

Rest in Peace, McKayla Maroney Meme - Posted August 13, 2012
Today in The Serpent Eats Its Tail news: I think we can all express some relief that McKayla Maroney has a ... [PRNewser]

The Ticker: Britain's Olympic Glory; Paul Ryan; Brazil Prepares; Nook Tablet; Motorola Job Cuts - Posted August 13, 2012
The Washington Post: London Olympic Games Close with Music and Global Applause Advertising Age: GOP VEEP Pick Paul Ryan... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Paul Ryan Announcement | Olympics on Twitter | Facebook Accusation - Posted August 13, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Who Are People Talking About On Facebook During The Olympics? - Posted August 10, 2012
The Summer Olympic Games in London have proven to easily be the most social Olympics to date. Recently released statistics from Facebo... [AllFacebook]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted August 10, 2012
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Bloomberg LP Getting Earful of Worker Complaints, August 3 ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted August 10, 2012
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Bloomberg LP Getting Earful of Worker Complaints, August 3 ... [FishbowlNY]

McKayla Maroney Probably Not Impressed by Her Own Meme - Posted August 10, 2012
We think it's safe to say that last week was a great one for McKayla Maroney. Not only did she bring home the gold as part of the US Gymnastics Fab Five (that's "... [PRNewser]

Which Olympic Athletes Take The Gold On Twitter? [STUDY] - Posted August 10, 2012
The Olympics has done more than just send some budding athletes into new sports super-stardom - it's actually made some of them Twitter celebrities! OK, while it might not be as impressive to win a few hundred Twitter followers as it is to win a go... [AllTwitter]

Ryan Lochte and Reality TV: A Perfect Match? - Posted August 10, 2012
Take a moment this morning to imagine that you're Ryan Lochte: ... [PRNewser]

Twitter Reaction To USA Women's Soccer Win [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted August 9, 2012
The women's Olympic gold medal soccer game between the United States and Japan just aired in London. How did Twitter respond to this highly anticipated match up? We have an infographic that shows you! USA scored the first goal of the game i... [AllTwitter]

Olympics Ads Boost Brand Perceptions for BP and Others - Posted August 9, 2012
A recent survey conducted by YouGov BrandIndex in order to gauge the public's perceptions of Olympics advertisers may prove that the coveted ad slots and expensive sponsorships are worthy investments, especially for... [PRNewser]

UPDATED: Mark Zuckerberg's Freshman Roommate (Facebook Member No. 14) Falls Short At Olympics - Posted August 9, 2012
If it wasn't bad enough that Facebook Co-Founder ... [AllFacebook]

50 Shades of PR Strategies: It's All about Nudity - Posted August 8, 2012
From Gabby Douglas to #NBCFAIL, the 2012 London Olympics has been a raucous spectacle of PR intrigue, triumph and disasters. For PR geeks, these games have been an absolute blast. And when it's all over, when it's all said and done, we'll all be talking about that one moment of the... [PRNewser]

50 Shades of PR Strategies: It's All about Nudity - Posted August 8, 2012
From Gabby Douglas to #NBCFAIL, the 2012 London Olympics has been a raucous spectacle of PR intrigue, triumph and disasters. For PR geeks, these games have been an absolute blast. And when it's all over, when it's all said and done, we'll all be talking about that one moment of the... [AgencySpy]

Wildfire Shows How (And Why) To Make Your Facebook Campaign Influencer-Friendly - Posted August 8, 2012
On Facebook, not all fans are created equal. Certain people have a little more influence than others -- when they recommend a brand's p... [AllFacebook]

Searching For Spare Olympic Tickets? There's A Twitter Handle For That - Posted August 8, 2012
Frustrated that you can't buy tickets to the sold-out Olympics, even though you can see the empty seats on tv? There's a Twitter stream that lists these previously unavailable seats and you can snap them up if you're quick! The ... [AllTwitter]

Wait, Gabby Douglas Has A PR Problem? - Posted August 8, 2012
First the obvious: Brilliant young gymnast Gabby Douglas, Olympic gold medalist and winner of a "... [PRNewser]

Olympics Burn Brightly for WNBC Atop the Weekly Ratings - Posted August 8, 2012
The London Olympics easily won the week for WNBC, despite the flood of complaints the network received about its handling of the prime time, tape-delayed coverage. The seven days included in the weekly survey by Nielsen, earned the Top 7 spots, blowing away the competition in the process. Proving the popularity of women's... [FishbowlLA]

Olympics Burn Brightly for WNBC Atop the Weekly Ratings - Posted August 8, 2012
The London Olympics easily won the week for WNBC, despite the flood of complaints the network received about its handling of the prime time, tape-delayed coverage. The seven days included in the weekly survey by Nielsen, earned the Top 7 spots, blowing away the competition in the process. Proving the popularity of women's... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Olympics Burn Brightly for WNBC Atop the Weekly Ratings - Posted August 8, 2012
The London Olympics easily won the week for WNBC, despite the flood of complaints the network received about its handling of the prime time, tape-delayed coverage. The seven days included in the weekly survey by Nielsen, earned the Top 7 spots, blowing away the competition in the process. Proving the popularity of women's... [FishbowlNY]

Social Media Newsfeed: Are Likes Free Speech? | LinkedIn Developer Tools | Twitter Subpoena - Posted August 8, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

U.K. Gains Nearly 5M Facebook Users In Past Month - Posted August 7, 2012
Our friends at AllFacebook Stats brought up an interesting question wh... [AllFacebook]

L.A. Employees Asked to Stop Watching Olympics Online - Posted August 7, 2012
If the Olympics have been a solid distraction from working the past week or so, you're not alone. Apparently, they're so popular in City Hall in Los Angeles that employees have been asked to curtail watching the Summer Games during office hours! According to ... [TVNewser]

L.A. Employees Asked to Stop Watching Olympics Online - Posted August 7, 2012
If the Olympics have been a solid distraction from working the past week or so, you're not alone. Apparently, they're so popular in City Hall in Los Angeles that employees have been asked to curtail watching the Summer Games during office hours! According to ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Oreo Celebrates Mars Landing with Red Cr me Cookie - Posted August 7, 2012
The red planet now has a matching cookie counterpart -- or at least a picture of one. The latest installment of Oreo's "Daily Twist" camp... [PRNewser]

Twitter's Trending Events Highlight Olympics - Posted August 6, 2012
Alongside the other Twitter trends and promoted products, you may have noticed a fairly new arrival, Twitter's 'trending events.' And you also may have noticed they appear to be exclusively focused on the Olympics. As Nick Cicero... [AllTwitter]

WSJ Covers The Olympics On The Cheap With Homemade Highlights YouTube Series - Posted August 6, 2012
"NBC paid over $1 billion to broadcast the Olympics. The Wall Street Journal paid...less." That's how the WSJ describes their DIY-style homemade Olympic highlights series, "Homemade Highlights." The kitschy style of "Homemade Highlights" is surprising, especially coming from the Wall Street Journ... [SocialTimes.com]

Should Brands Filter Fan-Created Content? - Posted August 6, 2012
When should companies moderate social media content created by followers and the rest of the world? Matt Corey, chief marketing officer of social integration platform company Mass Relevance answered that question at mediabistro's Social Curation Summit July 31 in New York City at The New Yorker Hotel. ... [SocialTimes.com]

VIDEO: NBC-Affiliate's Sports Director Blows Up at Bob Costas After Olympic Coverage Goes Long - Posted August 6, 2012
WTLV sports director Dan Hicken, who has been covering sports for the Jacksonville NBC-affiliate since the 80s, delivered an angry on-air rant against Bob Costas and ... [TVSpy]

Report: Olympian Facebook Gains By Jamaica, German Gymnast Marcel Nguyen - Posted August 6, 2012
Jamaica and German gymnast Marcel Nguyen (pictured) soared at the ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Mars Landing | Nokia Rumor | Reuters Hacked - Posted August 6, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Olympics Examples of Unique Digital Storytelling - Posted August 5, 2012
Media attention is heavily focused on London 2012, and so is media experimentation. With so many eyes looking for every kind of athletic news tidbit (or the opposite, avoiding spoilers), now's a natural time for trying a new approach and seeing what works. ... [10,000 Words]

5 Olympics Examples of Unique Digital Storytelling - Posted August 5, 2012
Media attention is heavily focused on London 2012, and so is media experimentation. With so many eyes looking for every kind of athletic news tidbit (or the opposite, avoiding spoilers), now's a natural time for trying a new approach and seeing what works. ... [TVSpy]

Want To Track The Olympic Athletes With The Most Online Influence? - Posted August 2, 2012
We recently shared a story on the most socially sponsorable Olympic athletes, and now we're going to help you take that a step further. Want to know how the most popular athletes rank, in rea... [AllTwitter]

Want To Track The Olympic Athletes With The Most Online Influence? - Posted August 2, 2012
We recently shared a story on the most socially sponsorable Olympic athletes, and now we're going to help you take that a step further. Want to know how the most popular athletes rank, in rea... [10,000 Words]

How Are Facebook Users Interacting With The Olympics? - Posted August 2, 2012
People all around the world are going crazy on Facebook for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.... [AllFacebook]

NBC-Affiliate's Web Producer Calls Viewers 'Whiners' For Complaining About Olympic Spoilers - Posted August 1, 2012
NBC's decision to air marquee Olympic events on tape delay has put the network's primetime coverage at odds with the instant information culture of the internet, forcing viewers to shield th... [TVSpy]

Want To Track Olympic Chatter On Twitter? Check Out CheerMeter - Posted July 31, 2012
Are you wondering which events, athletes or brands are getting the most Twitter buzz during the Olympics? Well, the folks at Socialbakers launched their Olympic "Cheermeter" this past Thursday and they just may have the info you're looking for!... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Suspends Journalist After NBC Complains - Posted July 31, 2012
If you're attempting to watch the Olympics from the U.S., no one needs to tell you how miserable the coverage is. And if you're on Twitter, you've likely tweeted the ... [10,000 Words]

Social Media Newsfeed: Apple Rumors | Facebook Photos | Goofy Olympics - Posted July 31, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Fun Videos That Show Off The Goofy Side Of The Olympics - Posted July 30, 2012
The Olympics are finally here, and we just can't seem to get enough of them! If you can manage to tear yourself away from the Olympic coverage for a few minutes, we've put together a list of 5 videos that show the goofier side of the Olympics, from the US... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Fun Videos That Show Off The Goofy Side Of The Olympics - Posted July 30, 2012
The Olympics are finally here, and we just can't seem to get enough of them! If you can manage to tear yourself away from the Olympic coverage for a few minutes, we've put together a list of 5 videos that show the goofier side of the Olympics, from the US... [AllFacebook]

Li-Ning Connects Fans To Olympic Athletes On Facebook - Posted July 30, 2012
If you've seen even just one event of the Summer Olympic Games in London, you've probably noticed th... [AllFacebook]

Olympic Officials To Spectators: Don't Tweet, Unless You Have To - Posted July 30, 2012
We've heard time and time again how effective the pairing between Twitter and sports events has been, but this is possibly the first time we've heard from sports organizers that fans shouldn't tweet. During a nail-biting men's ... [AllTwitter]

British Optical Shop Turns Olympics Gaffe into Ad Campaign - Posted July 30, 2012
It certainly didn't seem that there would be any positive reactions to last week's Olympics blunder that caused the image of a South Korean flag to be displayed on the big screen in Scotland's Hampden Park as the ... [PRNewser]

Top 20 TV Markets for Opening Ceremony Viewing - Posted July 30, 2012
As you may have read, the London Games Opening Ceremony was the most-watched opening to an Olympics ever in the U.S. with 40.7 million viewers tuning in Friday night. That's a million mo... [TVSpy]

Social Media Newsfeed: #NBCFail | Google Fiber | Digg Relaunch - Posted July 30, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Watch Any Summer Olympics Event Live In HD On YouTube - Posted July 27, 2012
This year, for the first time in history, YouTube will be streaming the Olympic Summer games live in HD. YouTube viewers in the US will be able to watch any Olympic event live via NBCOlympics.com or on the ... [AllFacebook]

Wanderfly Partners With People.com To Bring You The London "Hot Spots" For Olympic-Goers - Posted July 27, 2012
Travel recommendation platform Wanderfly has partnered with People.com to name the London "Hot Spots" for the 2012 Olympic summer games. The list, which includes everything from nightclubs and restaurants to tourist a... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Olympics 2012 News Projects - Posted July 27, 2012
It's opening ceremony day for the 2012 Olympics in London and Olympics projects from around the world are popping up as a way to track the events and records. Here's a sampling. 1. The Guardian: Was an Olympic record set today? ... [TVSpy]

Mitt Romney's London PR Gaffe gets Funnier - Posted July 27, 2012
[caption id="attachment_41262" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="(Jason Reed/AP)"][/caption] There has been no shortage of Olympics-related PR gaffes leading up to the... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Results | Twitter Outage | Olympics YouTube Leak - Posted July 27, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

The Social Olympics And The Twitter Games [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted July 27, 2012
While it's actually been quietly chugging along for a couple of days now, the 2012 London Olympics really starts today, with the opening ceremony set to take place at 9pm UK time (4pm ET). As we've ... [AllTwitter]

Olympic Organizers Rush To Delete Leaked Opening Ceremony Footage From YouTube - Posted July 26, 2012
Today leaked footage of the Olympic opening ceremony was removed from YouTube in an attempt by the organizers to ensure that Friday's ceremony will be a surprise. During the rehearsal the show's artistic director, Danny Boyle, appealed to spectators to "save th... [SocialTimes.com]

Which Olympic Sponsors Are The Most Talked About On Twitter? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted July 26, 2012
Can you name one Olympic sponsor? Five? Ten? Apparently, lots of social media folks can, and do, name them on Twitter. This infographic from StrategyOne shows which Olympic sponsors are getting the most social media ... [AllTwitter]

Who Are The Most Socially Sponsorable Olympic Athletes? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted July 26, 2012
As you might have noticed, celebrities have taken to social media in their droves. For professional athletes, these channels have allowed them to engage and interact with fans, naysayers and rivals, providing an almost endless supply of quotes and stories for ... [AllTwitter]

Four Job Hunting Lessons From the Olympics - Posted July 24, 2012
Okay, by now we all know the Olympics opening ceremonies begin in three days in London. There's definitely some lessons we can learn from athletes who are committed to their sport, honing and defining their muscles, and mental strength. Here are four job hunting lessons a la the Olympics... ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Basketball Stars Top List Of Facebook's Most Popular Olympians - Posted July 24, 2012
Two of America's most popular athletes are also the most popular 2012 Olympians on Facebook. According to our sist... [AllFacebook]

London Eye To Become Twitter Sentiment Gauge During Olympics - Posted July 23, 2012
The London Eye will be transformed during the Olympics to show global Twitter sentiment towards the Games. The more enthusiastically you tweet, the brighter the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe will become. We've written before about how this year is the "... [AllTwitter]

The Wall Street Journal Announces Olympic Coverage - Posted July 19, 2012
The Wall Street Journal just announced how they're going to handle the upcoming Summer Games. The events, which last from July 27 through August 12, will be well covered by each WSJ digital platform and by an additional three pages six days a week in the ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Wall Street Journal Announces Olympic Coverage - Posted July 19, 2012
The Wall Street Journal just announced how they're going to handle the upcoming Summer Games. The events, which last from July 27 through August 12, will be well covered by each WSJ digital platform and by an additional three pages six days a week in the ... [FishbowlNY]

Interactive Infographic: Which Olympic Sponsors Are Winning The Social Video Race? - Posted July 19, 2012
The 2012 Olympics in London are just around the corner and, while the athletes are getting ready to complete, brands are already going neck and neck in what social video advertising platform Unruly is calling the "race for social video gold." Unruly has put together an awesome ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: iPad Prototype | Facebook Grilled | YouTube Blurring - Posted July 19, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

NBC Sports Senior Producer Publishes Kid's Book for Olympics - Posted July 18, 2012
NBC Sports story editor and senior producer Brian Brown will publish an illustrated kid's book through NBC Publishing, NBC Sports and Rodale Books. Brown has covered 12 Olympics over the course of his news career. Ring For... [GalleyCat]

Partnership Between Facebook, NBC Olympics To Mix TV And Social Media - Posted July 11, 2012
Can't outrun Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt or defend USA basketball star Kevin Durant? You can still be a part of the 2012 London Olympic Games through NBC and Facebook. The social ... [AllFacebook]

New York Times Hosting Google Hangout with Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Olympic Athletes - Posted July 11, 2012
The New York Times is launching a series of video chats on its Google+ page titled "Hangouts On Air," starting tonight at 6 pm. Kicking things off is Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and the Times' deputy sports editor, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

New York Times Hosting Google Hangout with Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Olympic Athletes - Posted July 11, 2012
The New York Times is launching a series of video chats on its Google+ page titled "Hangouts On Air," starting tonight at 6 pm. Kicking things off is Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and the Times' deputy sports editor, ... [FishbowlNY]

Social Media Newsfeed: New Twitter Apps | NBC-Facebook Partnership | Dropbox Ups Storage - Posted July 11, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Ralph Lauren Facebook App Gives U.S. Athletes An Olympian Send-Off - Posted July 10, 2012
With the 2012 Summer Olympic Games ... [AllFacebook]

Swimmer Learns He'll Be In Olympics On Twitter - Posted July 2, 2012
In a story that certainly speaks to the #OnlyOnTwitter phenomenon, swimmer Ricky Berens found out he was headed for the Olympics earlier today from a tweet. Michael Phelps was slated to comp... [10,000 Words]

Swimmer Learns He'll Be In Olympics On Twitter - Posted July 2, 2012
In a story that certainly speaks to the #OnlyOnTwitter phenomenon, swimmer Ricky Berens found out he was headed for the Olympics earlier today from a tweet. Michael Phelps was slated to comp... [AllTwitter]

BBC Launches Facebook Timeline App In Run-Up To 2012 Summer Olympic Games In London - Posted June 28, 2012
BBC is gearing up for its home country to host the ... [AllFacebook]

Thunderclap Migrating From Twitter To Facebook - Posted June 21, 2012
Thunderclap, a mass-messaging service that gained popularity on Twitter, has set it... [AllFacebook]

Some Companies See Great Success With Sponsored Stories - Posted June 21, 2012
Though sponsored stories may be controversial and costly to Facebook, some companies are loving the social network's newest ... [AllFacebook]

GE, Facebook Gear Up For Olympics With Launch Of HealthyShare App - Posted June 19, 2012
GE is tapping the 2012 Summer Olympic G... [AllFacebook]

Explore London 2012 On Facebook Hub Launches In Preparation For 2012 Summer Olympics - Posted June 18, 2012
With the 2012 Summer Olympic Games i... [AllFacebook]

London Olympics Aim To Be Well 'Liked' - Posted June 14, 2012
Advertisers won't be the only ones asking you to log on and "like" something at the upcoming Summer Ol... [AllFacebook]

Highlights from SemTechBiz SF from Anthony Myers - Posted June 11, 2012
Anthony Myers of CMS Wire recently shared a few highlights from SemTechBiz SF. He writes, "Semantic Web technology is slowly changing the way people us... [AllTwitter]

Highlights from SemTechBiz SF from Anthony Myers - Posted June 11, 2012
Anthony Myers of CMS Wire recently shared a few highlights from SemTechBiz SF. He writes, "Semantic Web technology is slowly changing the way people us... [semanticweb.com]

YouTube Launches Free Olympic HD Stream for Asia and Africa - Posted June 7, 2012
The Olympics are going to be everywhere this year. It'll be on Facebook, Twitter, television and more. For people in other areas of the world, TV may not be an option, and so YouTube has joined together with the International Olympics Committee to announce they will be streaming the London 2012... [SocialTimes.com]

Omega, BMW Take Gold, Silver For Integrating Facebook Into London 2012 Olympics Sponsorships - Posted June 6, 2012
With the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in Lo... [AllFacebook]

Social Media and the Olympic Games [Video] - Posted June 1, 2012
A recent survey by Taylor Strategy analyzed people's attitudes towards the Olympic Games and specifically whether they were going to be using social media to connect with others at the event. They f... [SocialTimes.com]

Was It Right For Twitter To Suspend This Olympics Protest Account? - Posted May 23, 2012
Twitter has suspended an account that has been vocal in its opposition to the Olympics. @spacehijackers is a Twitter account run by a group of activists with anti-capitalist aims, and is part of a social media campaign to protest the Olympics. Those ... [AllTwitter]

Increase Your Chances Of Winning Tickets To The London Olympics On Twitter - Posted May 21, 2012
Are you planning to attend the 2012 Olympic Games in London? Well, if you would like to go, United Airlines is giving you a chance to get there for free - you just have to win their contest. And w... [AllTwitter]

Twitter's New Discover Tab | NYC Teacher Social Media Policy | Flickr-Pinterest Integration - Posted May 2, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Spotify Will Appear On Coca-Cola's Facebook Page - Posted April 18, 2012
Spotify held a press conference today to announce a global partnership with Coca-Cola, putting the music player on the beverage bran... [AllFacebook]

NBC to Stream Every Sport at 2012 Olympics Live - Posted April 18, 2012
When the 2012 Summer Olympics begin this July, viewers will be able to watch all 32 sports live on their computers. NBC plans to stream the entire Olympics live on nbcolympics.com, with just one catch: the big events that will air on delay during NBC's prime... [TVSpy]

Spain's Olympic Logo Getting the Thumbs Down - Posted February 6, 2012
Spain's Olympic committee has revealed the logo for its bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics (left). It was designed by a 22-year-old graphic arts student, and is meant to incorporate an "M" for Madrid and arches from one of that city's landmarks, the Puerta de Alcala. General consensus: It is terrible. ... [PRNewser]

Twitter UK Hires Former BBC Sports Social Media Editor - Posted January 13, 2012
Twitter is bolstering its UK office with the hire of a new team member, Lewis Wiltshire, a former BBC sports social media editor. Yahoo Finance reports that the loss of Wiltshire... [AllTwitter]

Olympic Volunteers Can't Tweet About The Celebs They See During The Games - Posted January 12, 2012
The London Olympics are fast approaching, and they've come up with what appears to be a pretty antiquated stance on social media: no communication, whatsoever. The 70,000 volunteers at the Olympics, fondly called the Game Makers, have been instructed not to t... [10,000 Words]

Olympic Volunteers Can't Tweet About The Celebs They See During The Games - Posted January 12, 2012
The London Olympics are fast approaching, and they've come up with what appears to be a pretty antiquated stance on social media: no communication, whatsoever. The 70,000 volunteers at the Olympics, fondly called the Game Makers, have been instructed not to t... [AllTwitter]

Athletes At The London Olympics Could Be Banned For Misusing Twitter - Posted June 27, 2011
With all of the sports personalities who have found themselves in hot water after a miscalculated tweet, it's no surprise the International Olympics Committee has set out strict guidelines for the athletes competing in London in 2012, and their guidelines are strict: a poorly thought-out tweet could result in a... [AllTwitter]

U.S. Olympic Committee Turns to Facebook for Fundraising - Posted June 13, 2011
With just about to year to go before the biggest sporting competition in the world, the United States Olympic Committee is turning to Facebook to seek support for athletes that capture the attention of the country for two weeks every four years. Beginning on June 14 through July 31, the USOC will... [SocialTimes.com]

ESPN's Official Statement On Failed Olympic Bid - Posted June 7, 2011
ESPN released a statement Tuesday afternoon regarding their failed Olympic bid: "We made a disciplined bid that would have brought tremendous value to the Olympics and would have been profitable for our company. To go any further would n... [SportsNewser]

NBC Locks Up Next Four Olympics - Posted June 7, 2011
NBC will continue broadcasting the Olympics through at least the next four games, according to the Associated Press. The Peacock Network won a three-way bidding war thi... [SocialTimes.com]

NBC Locks Up Next Four Olympics - Posted June 7, 2011
NBC will continue broadcasting the Olympics through at least the next four games, according to the Associated Press. The Peacock Network won a three-way bidding war thi... [TVSpy]

Media General Reports Slight Dip in First Quarter - Posted April 20, 2011
Media General, which operates 18 stations focused mainly in southeastern markets, announced today that first quarter TV revenue had dropped 2.6% compared to the same period last year. In its earnings report, Media General pointed to the same factors that Gannett ... [TVSpy]

Universal Sports Plans Tribute To Bud Greenspan - Posted December 29, 2010
Olympic documentarian Bud Greenspan ... [SportsNewser]

Today's Must-Read: Dick Ebersol on All Things Sports Media - Posted September 13, 2010
In a must-read interview, Broadcasting & Cable's Jon Lafayette speaks to NBC Sports & Olympics chairman Dick Ebersol... [SportsNewser]

Bucky Gunts: Ricky Gervais Was 'Hilarious' at Emmys - Posted August 31, 2010
As we wrote yesterday, NBC's Bucky Gunts won at the Emmys Sunday for his direction of the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. ... [SportsNewser]

Bucky Gunts Wins Emmy for Olympics Directing - Posted August 30, 2010
If you didn't know the name Bucky Gunts before last night, you certainly do now. The former ""Today" director took home an Emmy award last night for his direction of the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. The acceptance speech, which includes presenter Ricky Gervais poking a bit of... [SportsNewser]

UNC to Hold 7:30 P.M. Press Conference - Posted August 26, 2010
This story is going to get bigger before it disappears: UNC uncovered academic infractions and is holding a press conference Thursday night to address the issue. A report from Raleigh/Du... [TVNewser]

The Future of International Hockey Has Major Television Implications - Posted August 19, 2010
A handful of stories are out today discussing the NHL and NHL Players Association collective bargaining talks, with much of the response focusing on whether the NHL will continue to support the Olympics, and sending its star players to the games. The Ottawa Citizen begins its take with a look back at... [SportsNewser]

Which Sports Teams or Leagues Could Start Their Own TV Network? - Posted August 18, 2010
The New York Yankees have one. So do the New York Mets. Major League Baseball, the NFL and NBA all have one as well. Yes, if you are a powerful sports brand, there is a good chance you have your own television network. But there are still some brands that are... [SportsNewser]

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