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Nvidia’s Image-Creation Tool Shows How AI Could Transform Content Creation

Nvidia is showing off the power of a cutting-edge field of artificial intelligence with a new tool that turns rudimentary computer doodles into images that could pass for real photographs. The software, which the Silicon Valley chip company plans to eventually integrate into its forthcoming AI Playground web studio, draws on a data set of...
Tags: General, Advertising, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, Silicon Valley


Deschutes Is a Model for How Craft Brews Can Fight Back Against ‘Big Beer’

Gary Fish is one of America's most successful craft beer brewers. The twist on that achievement is that he never really set out to be one. When Fish opened his Deschutes Brewery & Public House in 1988, he saw himself as a restaurateur. With a storefront location on Bond Street in Oregon's old mill town...
Tags: General, Oregon, Advertising, America, Gary Fish, Deschutes Brewery Public House


Etihad Airways Names Indie Crossmedia as Its Global Media Agency of Record

Etihad Airways has selected independent agency Crossmedia as its global agency of record, effective immediately, after a review. Starcom had been global media AOR for the national airline of the United Arab Emirates since July 2015. A spokeswoman for Starcom declined to comment, but one person close to the review said the Publicis Groupe-owned agency...
Tags: General, Advertising, United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways, Publicis Groupe, Starcom, Crossmedia, Etihad Airways Names Indie Crossmedia


Dentsu Hires Jacki Kelley Away From Bloomberg as U.S. Chief Client Officer

Dentsu Aegis Network has hired Bloomberg deputy COO Jacki Kelley as president, chief client officer of the U.S., marking her return to the agency world. Kelley had been in her prior role since December 2017, when she was promoted from COO of Bloomberg's media division. She was previously CEO of North America and president of...
Tags: General, Advertising, Bloomberg, North America, Kelley, Dentsu, Dentsu Aegis Network, Jacki Kelley Away From Bloomberg, Jacki Kelley


The 2016 Election Inspired This Woman to Launch an Agency Devoted to Progressive Politics

For Kathryn Jones (and, likely, countless other Americans), the 2016 election of U.S. President Donald Trump came as a wakeup call. And now, she's taking action. Jones, a longtime executive in the digital media space--in 2011, she founded VirtualArtsTV, which produces multi-camera, live-streaming events for performance-arts clients--has officially opened her latest venture: Collective Agency, a...
Tags: General, Advertising, Donald Trump, Jones, Kathryn Jones, Progressive Politics


Why did my girlfriend leave me when her ex overdosed?

From the U.S.:  I have been dating this girl for about 6 months. She’s been going through a divorce. He was abusive and a drug addict and that’s why she left. They were only married for less than a year before she decided she wanted a divorce. He overdosed on drugs about a week ago. And since then she has been very distant and told me that she just wants to be friends. She said  but it’s messing with her head that she feels like she might have still been in love with. She still wears the ring I ...
Tags: Family, General, Relationships, Therapy, Trauma, Closure, Grief & Loss, Drug Addiction, Overdose


The Health Benefits of Staying Organized: An Interview With John Linden

Ever since I moved into my very own office — away from the dirty laundry and magazine piles of my home office in the bedroom — I’ve been studying the relationship between space and productivity/mood. As I organize my files, hang paintings, and eliminate the first threats of clutter, I am paying special attention to what promotes health and creativity and what destroys it. Interior designer John Linden knows this subject well. He is a nationally recognized designer of mirrors and other wall décor...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, General, Organization, Stanford, Self-help, John, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Interior, Marie, Kondo, Therese Borchard, John Linden


Free Live Webinar: Who Are You Dating? Learning About Our Patterns

(Please note: This free live webinar will be recorded and a copy made available to all who register.) So, who have you been hanging out with lately? Think about the last person you dated. Have you been dating the same unhealthy type each and every time only packaged a little differently? Have you thought that this time it looks promising, only to be surprised when it didn’t work out again? Have you read every article you can find online about what you should look for next when choosing a date?...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Self-help, Dating, United States, New Jersey, South America, Breakups, Loneliness, Webinar, Relationship Advice, George Washington University, Gabe Howard, Heartbreak, Love Life


I Want to Hurt the Things I Love

I’ve never been in a long-lasting relationship and even my friendships seem distant because I just can’t stand the feeling of love/affection. As a kid, when my parents told me that they loved me, I distinctly remember dry-heaving in disgust and discomfort. I’ve gotten slightly better with that, but now that I’m older and more mature I’m beginning to feel “love” toward others and it makes me just as uncomfortable. Any time I find myself getting particularly close to someone, I begin to resent the...
Tags: General, Empathy, Therapy, Lack Of Empathy, Abuse, Violence, Child Abuse


Why This Telemedicine Company Won’t Be Using Pretty Packaging and Posed Models to Sell Birth Control

Plenty of direct-to-consumer birth control brands are hitting the market today, using pretty packaging, suggestive photography or overly-posed models to sell the product, but Nurx is taking a different approach. Today the brand launched a new look and marketing strategy to encourage more women (who either have or do not have health insurance) to think...
Tags: General, Advertising, Nurx


Q&A: Former FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Says It’s Time for More Regulation of Big Tech

As chairman of President Obama's Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler did much to dispute late-night host John Oliver's memorable characterization of his revolving-door appointment as "the equivalent of needing a babysitter and hiring a dingo." His tenure at the agency saw the passage of strong net neutrality rules, broadband privacy protections and other pro-consumer reforms,...
Tags: General, Obama, John Oliver, Advertising, Tom Wheeler, Federal Communications Commission


After a Female Executive Claimed Pregnancy Discrimination Against BMF, More Women Have Come Forward

After BMF executive vice president and would-be head of sales Ashley Berg sued her employer last month for allegedly demoting her and cutting her salary after learning that she was three-months pregnant, other women have stepped forward to accuse the experiential agency of similar malpractice. An amended complaint, filed in the Berg case in the...
Tags: General, Advertising, Berg, BMF, Ashley Berg


Disillusionment with Society, Lack of Interest or Motivation to Contribute

I find myself increasingly disillusioned with society and with my peers. In my classes, I feel like there is a lack of focus on important issues and my attempts to provoke conversations on current affairs in the world and how they should be dealt with, specifically in terms of race, domestic policy, and global issues. I feel as if moving on to higher education will not be worth it. I feel if I were to apply myself to some field and envelop myself in my work that it would allow free-loaders to su...
Tags: Psychology, School, General, Relationships, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Myanmar, Boredom, Lack Of Motivation, Social Skills, Perspective Taking, Rohingya Muslim, Society Lack of Interest, Aleksandr I Solzhenitsyn


Did Nike’s Swoosh Make the Brand Famous, or Is It the Other Way Around?

As arguably the most talented player in college basketball, Zion Williamson is used to making headlines--just not the kind he made last month. On Feb. 21, as the Duke forward played in the first minute of the North Carolina game, a sudden "pop" brought Williamson to the floor, clutching his knee in agony. "The world...
Tags: General, Advertising, Nike, Magazine, Perspective, North Carolina, Duke, Williamson, Zion Williamson


On the Adweek Podcast: Giant Spoon Shares What It’s Learned Going Big With Experiential

At SXSW in 2018, all of the buzz fell on HBO for its Westworld activation. This year, the agency behind it all, Giant Spoon, went big again with a Game of Thrones stunt that had people talking (and lining up to donate blood). On this week's episode of the Adweek podcast--Yeah, That's Probably an Ad--Brand...
Tags: Hbo, General, Advertising, Sxsw


New Zealand Brands Suspend Ads on Facebook and Google Following Christchurch Terrorist Attack

While it remains to be seen if advertisers around the globe will follow, brands in New Zealand--including ASB Bank, fast-food chain Burger King and telecommunications company Spark--have reportedly pulled ads from Facebook and Google in the wake of the Christchurch shooting. That's according to The New Zealand Herald, which said the companies are banding together...
Tags: Google, Facebook, General, Advertising, New Zealand, Burger King, Christchurch, New Zealand Herald, ASB Bank, Google Following Christchurch Terrorist Attack


My 12-Year-Old Is Obsessed with Death

From the U.S.: My 12 year old daughter has recently become obsessed with violence. Specifically killing people. She doesn’t act out but she constantly talks about killing people and makes extremely inappropriate jokes regarding death and murder. She claims she would never do such a thing but it’s starting to concern me. Thank you for writing. You are right to be concerned. This isn’t usual behavior for a 12-year-old. I think she is sending up a flare. She may be either very afraid of something o...
Tags: General, Bullying, Suicide, Depression, Therapy, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Violence, Child Abuse, Death thoughts


Dailey Promotes Award-Winning ECD to Chief Creative Officer

Los Angeles independent creative agency Dailey announced on Monday the promotion of executive creative director Marcus Wesson to chief creative officer. Wesson first joined Dailey in 2009, serving as associate creative director until 2014, when he left to serve a short stint as creative director at Omelet. From there, Wesson became a senior creative at...
Tags: General, Advertising, Los Angeles, Wesson, Dailey, Marcus Wesson


Who Is Today’s Top Advertiser? Vote Your Brand Picks in Adweek’s March Adness Bracket

Fellow advertising nerds, your kind of tournament bracket is finally here. Welcome to March Adness, Adweek's intense showdown of today's most marketing-savvy brands in which absolutely nothing is on the line and all of this is just being done for fun. That said, we've tried to take our jobs moderately seriously in naming the competitors...
Tags: General, Advertising, Adweek


Can the 37 Year-Old Dissolution of AT&T Teach Us Anything About a Big-Tech Breakup?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren made headlines last week on the heels of her March 8 call for the breakup of Google, Facebook and Amazon. In a Medium post, the presidential candidate went so far as to call the companies monopolies. It's only the latest cry of foul against big tech, and it's helped fuel much recent...
Tags: Amazon, General, Advertising, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Google Facebook


Masters World Cup Wraps up in Beitostølen

Winner Aleksandr Pushkarev of Russia (left) leads fellow podium finishers Marco Mosconi of Italy (right) and Christophe Blanchet Nicoud of France (rear) past the flags at the edge of the stadium as they approach the finish line in the M4 10 k freestyle race at World Masters in Beitostølen, Norway, in March 2019. (photo: courtesy MWC 2019) BEITOSTØLEN, Norway — Team USA led the participation numbers while Russia topped the medal table in the 2019 Masters World Cup, the annual competition for sk...
Tags: Usa, General, News, France, Russia, Sport, Thailand, Racing, Skiing, Italy, Norway, Masters, Fis, Canmore, Team USA, Barbara Lewis


Mondelez International’s Jason Levine Named CMO of Sabra

Jason Levine, Mondelez International's current global head of marketing transformation and excellence, has been appointed CMO of Sabra. Levine leaves Mondelez after 19 years with the company in its various forms--Kraft Foods Group and Nabisco. Levine was Mondelez's regional CMO for North America prior to taking on his current title. His work at Mondelez included...
Tags: General, Advertising, Kraft Foods Group, CMO, North America, Sabra, Mondelez, CMO Report, Mondelez International 's Jason Levine Named CMO, Jason Levine Mondelez International, Sabra Levine, Nabisco Levine


Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital Stock Climbs After Releasing a Strong First Full-Year Report

Martin Sorrell's S4 Capital stock rose nearly 3 percent on Monday morning after the self-described "new age/era digital advertising and marketing services" company released its first full-year financial results (as of its May 2018 founding), which saw a significant rise in revenue. S4 Capital posted 2018 billings of $385.2 million. Full-year revenue increased 58 percent...
Tags: General, Advertising, Martin Sorrell, S4 Capital


Bolshunov wins 15 k in Falun and the Distance Cup; Harvey 11th, David Norris 16th

The men’s podium from the Falun, Sweden 15 k skate. From left to right, Norway’s Martin Johnsrud Sundby in Second, Alexander Bolshunov of Russia first, and Didrik Tønseth of Norway third. (Photo: fis-ski.com screenshot) Sunday’s men’s 15-kilometer freestyle individual start race in Falun, Sweden, was the final European stop for the World Cup. With the race concluded, athletes will pack up ski bags, moth-ball the wax buses, and jet across the Atlantic. Next week athletes will race amidst the cr...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Seefeld, Anchorage, Harvey, Norris, Alex Harvey, U S Ski Team


WPP’s Kantar Consolidates All Divisions Under Single Brand Name

WPP's Kantar, the data, insights and consulting giant, has announced that effective April 2, all services and offerings will be consolidated under the Kantar brand name. All other brands, including Kantar Millward Brown, Kantar Health, Kantar Consulting and Lightspeed Research, its digital data collection company, will be retired. "It's quite a natural step," Kantar president...
Tags: General, Advertising, Kantar, WPP, Lightspeed Research


Why Am I So Angry?

From the U.S.:  I get so angry at everything I hate my job I hate my friends I hate people I hate my animals I wake up to a voice whispering awful things to me and by the end of the day I just wanna bash my face against a wall to make it stop it tells me to hurt people and animals my wife doesn’t have sex with me so the voice tells me she hates me and is having an affair. It sounds to me like you have plenty to  be angry about. But sitting in it isn’t going to help you. You deserve better. I hop...
Tags: General, Sex, Depression, Therapy, Anger Management, Frustration


Johaug Wins Falun 10 k; Diggins Edges Østberg by 0.5 Seconds for Third

The women’s Top Three from Sunday’s 10 k skate in Falun, Sweden. From left to right, Sweden’s Ebba Andersson in third, Norway’s Therese Johaug in second, and the U.S. Ski Team’s Jessie Diggins in third. (Photo: FIS Twitter Screenshot) In all of the individual distance races she has entered this season, both World Cup and World Championships events, Norway’s Therese Johaug has remained the undeafeated distance winner, with Sunday’s victory in the women’s individual start 10-kilometer freestyle r...
Tags: General, News, Sweden, Russia, Sport, Racing, Skiing, Results, Finland, Norway, Fis, Andersson, Diggins, Jessie Diggins, Sadie Bjornsen, U S Ski Team


Wearing the Inside Out: Meaningful (Dis)connections

When used for purposes of knowledge acquisition, information sharing, and community involvement, no one would debate the idea that social media can have an enduring positive impact our lives. However, with every scroll, click, like, and share, the digital debris that we collect and store on our internal ‘hard drive’ has a way of leaving its indelible mark on our psyche. And therein lies the bane of our socially mediated existence: Our desire to connect with the energies that make us feel who...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, General, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Creativity


Join Us for a Free Day-Long Happiness Webinar Event: World Happiness Agora

I’m so grateful for all the years of support and guidance Dr. Grohol has brought our work at iFred, and am so grateful to be sharing the PsychCentral message of community with the broader public through the first ever World Happiness Agora. The event is taking place online, with free access for all with an internet connection, bringing together leading scientists, educators, innovators, technologists, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and youth to share why and how mental health must be addressed...
Tags: Psychology, General, Happiness, Ted, Un, Webinar, John Grohol, Grohol, Elizabeth Lombardo, Shekhar Saxena, Moitreyee Sinha, Luis Gallardo, Dixon Chibanda, Bill Bernat, Matthew Jackman, Barbara Van Dahlen


Constant Loud ‘Fight’ or ‘Conversation’ with Myself Even in Public

O.K. Here is my problem: I am 34 years old. A male. My mind is at constant unrest. I have had a blessed life with all professional success, great family and good friends. My family is very loving and peaceful. From about 10 years, I keep constantly remembering people (the ones whom I would have met a couple of days ago, or from a surprisingly distant past – triggered based on a situation) and frame situations in my mind and have ‘loud’ conversations with them. Please note that I know this is not...
Tags: Psychology, General, Australia, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Self-esteem, Personality, Memory & Pereception