Media Beat

Monday Nov 05, 2012

Chuck Porter on MDC's Acquisition Strategy and Life With Miles Nadal

In part I of our latest Media Beat, the ad exec (though he doesn’t really take to that term), discusses his holding company's acquisition strategy: "My criterion is the work."

Chuck Porter On MDC's Acquisition Strategy

Sunday Oct 28, 2012

How Elle's Joe Zee Broke Into Fashion (and How You Can Too)

Elle creative director and sartorial Superman Joe Zee talks about his first job with legendary stylist and editor Polly Mellen.

How Elle's Joe Zee Broke Into Fashion

Sunday Oct 21, 2012

Elle's Joe Zee On What a Magazine Creative Director Does

The Elle creative director talks about his "interesting, sort of nebulous title" and how his gig is about "helping to define a visual signature for the magazine."

How Joe Zee Creates a 'Visual Signature' for Elle Magazine

Wednesday Oct 17, 2012

How Elle's Joe Zee Broke Into Fashion (and How You Can Too)

Elle creative director and sartorial Superman Joe Zee talks about his first job with legendary stylist and editor Polly Mellen.

How Elle's Joe Zee Broke Into Fashion

Tuesday Oct 16, 2012

Elle's Joe Zee On What a Magazine Creative Director Does

The Elle creative director talks about his "interesting, sort of nebulous title" and how his gig is about "helping to define a visual signature for the magazine."

How Joe Zee Creates a 'Visual Signature' for Elle Magazine

Monday Oct 15, 2012

Joe Zee on 'Being Yourself' on Reality TV

Although reality shows come a dime a dozen these days, Joe Zee says the decision to step in front of the camera for Sundance Channel's All on the Line with Joe Zee was not taken lightly.

Joe Zee Talks About the Importance of Being Authentic

Wednesday Sep 19, 2012

Translation's Steve Stoute on Jay-Z, the Brooklyn Nets and Why 'Advertising is the Hip-Hop Business'

The exec reflects on his early days in the music industry and the inspiration for naming his agency: the idea behind Translation was about "translating culture for Fortune 500 companies."

Steve Stoute On Working With Jay Z and the Nets

Tuesday Sep 18, 2012

Translation's Steve Stoute on Mary J. Blige, Popchips and Advertising Stereotypes

The advertising exec talks about Mary J. Blige's controversial Burger King commercial, suggesting that ad agencies should understand the nuances and perhaps have Mary J. "sell a salad."

Steve Stoute Busts Up Advertising's Boys' Club

Monday Sep 17, 2012

Translation's Steve Stoute on Winning Bud Light: 'A Sign That the Agency Had Grown Up'

The record-turned-advertising exec reflects on winning the Bud Light business (which Translation took sole control of a month ago) and launching the Made in America festival.

Steve Stoute Gets Into Bed With Budweiser

Sunday Sep 02, 2012

LeVar Burton: 'Roots was my first audition'

LeVar Burton said that he had "no aspirations toward television or film work at all." But somehow, he still managed to rack up a crazy long list of credits.

LeVar Burton on His First Audition

Wednesday Aug 29, 2012

LeVar Burton: 'Roots was my first audition'

LeVar Burton said that he had "no aspirations toward television or film work at all." But somehow, he still managed to rack up a crazy long list of credits.

LeVar Burton on His First Audition

Tuesday Aug 28, 2012

LeVar Burton: "We're sacrificing our kids"

If everyone loved Reading Rainbow, why in the world was it taken off the air? Politics, says host LeVar Burton. In the latest Media Beat, Burton talks No Child Left Behind, and how his new company created the app version of Reading Rainbow.

LeVar Burton on the Politics of Reading

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