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Posts Tagged ‘Media Source’

Why Gwyneth Paltrow Is to Blame for Whisper’s Failure as a Media Source

whisperEarlier this summer, Whisper — the creepers app that allows people to send and receive meme-ified messages anonymously — wanted to become a viable news source.

The idea: if you have real, possibly unflattering news to share and don’t want to be outed by the soothsayers at TMZ, you post it on Whisper.

Also: a legitimate source is now some dude with a smartphone, a happy trigger-finger, and an axe to grind.

Then, came along Gwyneth Paltrow to ruin all the fun.  Read more

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Roll Call: Lionsgate, The Center for American Progress, Starbucks, and More

Lionsgate promoted its movie 'The Lincoln Lawyer' this week through a partnership with Groupon.

Julie Fontaine has joined Lionsgate as EVP of theatrical publicity, leading the studio’s PR efforts. She was previously the VP of domestic publicity for Disney Studios. According to Deadline Hollywood, Fontaine recently led the media strategy for Tron: Legacy and Gnomeo And Juliet 3D. (Info about the studio’s Groupon partnership for The Lincoln Lawyer here.)

Starbucks has named Jim Godfrey VP of public affairs for the UK and EMEA region, effective April 8. He was previously a principal and director at GallieGodfrey Consultancy, a London-based firm. (via PRWeek)

Break Media, a company that creates and distributes video content, has hired Greg Siegel as SVP of entertainment development, managing partnerships with television and film companies across multiple platforms. Previously, he was a talent agent at Endeavor.

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