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Juneteenth Is Our July 4th, and Brands Should Recognize Its Spirit of Resilience

I don't know about you, but as we emerge from Covid-19 protocols and gently re-enter offices and in-person meetings, I almost feel the need to greet my 3D colleagues with a super-celebratory greeting. And thanks to recently passed legislation, we are on the brink of being able to say "happy Juneteenth" nationwide. This gives me...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, Voice, COVID, Equity and Inclusion


It’s Time for Gaming Character Creation to Be More Diverse

Thanks to Covid-19 lockdowns, more than half of Americans have started playing video games. And that audience is more diverse than ever--Asian and Black people are more likely to identify as gamers than white players, with Hispanic gamers not far behind--and an increasing number of women are also playing video games, comprising nearly 41% of...
Tags: Gaming, Advertising, Diversity, Voice, Equity and Inclusion


How to use Google Duo, the video chat app that works like FaceTime for iOS and Android

Google Duo is a great video chat app to make any kind of call on any device. Bagus Satriya / EyeEm/Getty Images Google Duo is a free video chat app that lets you send video or voice calls and messages. Google Duo is available on the web and as an app on iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. Duo has features like "Knock Knock," which lets you see a video of the caller before you accept. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. With so many video chat apps avai...
Tags: Apple, Google, Samsung, Trends, Google Voice, Group, Voice, Facetime, Google Hangouts, Video Chat, Wi Fi, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Google Duo Google, Google Duo, Tech Reference


From Secret Code to Stereotype: The Evolution of LGBTQ+ Representation in Advertising

It's important to remember the history of LGBTQ+ marketing only goes back 50 years. From ads that sailed below the radar for straight folks to glitter and rainbows galore, the tone, targeting and imagery of LGBTQ+ representation in advertisements has gone through countless iterations as the community faced pivotal moments like the AIDS epidemic and...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, Lgbtq, Voice, Equity and Inclusion


Advertising Industry Awards Still Have Not Addressed the Racial Reckoning

In the 1960s and '70s, American football--along with the country at large--underwent a period of desegregation. It's no surprise then that within the sport, racial stacking systematically worked to keep Black players limited to certain positions. The quarterback was considered to be a strategic "thinking" position, and it was believed that Black players weren't smart...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, Voice, Cannes Lions, Equity and Inclusion


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, June 14-21

  A view from the San Fernando Valley: Cat Cookie sits in her stroller as the Cat and Canary Music Show featuring Julieanne Gerard and Deborah “DJ” Murphy perform on the sidewalk in the 10400 block of Sepulveda Boulevard in Mission Hills, Thursday, May 20, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Book Club with ...
Tags: Health, Gardening, Charity, Sport, Soccer, Community, Book Club, Local News, Voice, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Bureau, Santa Clarita, Emily, San Fernando, Esther, LA County


The Next Era of Branded Entertainment Has Arrived. Here’s Why We Must Embrace It

Attention has never been more expensive for brands to buy, growing by nine-fold over the past 20 years. Meanwhile, ads have never been easier to avoid, with the continued rise of ad-free subscription services and roughly 70 million people in the U.S. using ad blockers last year. Traditional TV is also having its shakiest year...
Tags: Advertising, Voice, Content Strategy, Digital Storytelling


Want to Elevate Your Pride Outreach? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

After a year that tested society and ushered in an intense period of isolation for so many in the LGBTQ+ community, brands would be remiss if they failed to rethink and reframe their outreach to the queer community in light of a newly transformed landscape. Even better than simply "checking the box" for Pride, brands...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, Voice, Equity and Inclusion


Peacock Orders Ted TV Series, Seth MacFarlane in Negotiations to Voice

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s foul-mouthed teddy bear is coming back as Peacock has ordered a television series based on Ted from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, and MRC Television. MacFarlane is not yet confirmed to voice the character in the upcoming show, but is said to be “in negotiations” at this point. He will executive produce the program along with Erica Huggins for Fuzzy Door. RELATED: Gordon Green, McBride & MacFarlane Team for Smokey and the Bandit Series The live-a...
Tags: TV, Movies, Boston, Ted, Mark Wahlberg, TV News, Streaming, Nye, Seth Macfarlane, Voice, Bill Nye, Peacock, Smokey, John Bennett, Macfarlane, Wahlberg


Interview: Jimmy Wong on Netflix’s Wish Dragon & Asian Representation

(Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images) Sony Pictures Animation’s Wish Dragon releases on Netflix this Friday, June 11. The animated Chinese adventure stars Jimmy Wong as Din, “a working-class college student with big dreams but small means.” After he finds a magical dragon (played by John Cho) that can grant wishes, he goes on an adventure through Shanghai as he looks to reconnect with his childhood friend Lina. Ahead of the film’s release, ComingSoon Editor-in-Chief Tyler Treese spo...
Tags: Family, Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Interview, La, China, America, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Shanghai, Streaming, John, States, Voice, John Cho


Apple Unveils New FaceTime Features Like Spatial Audio, SharePlay, Voice Isolation, and More

Apple at WWDC has announced several new upcoming FaceTime features for Apple devices, like spatial audio, voice isolation, wide spectrum, ‌FaceTime‌ Links, SharePlay, and more. Adding spatial audio will make it feel like you're sitting in the same room as the person you're speaking to, and in group calls, friends will sound spread out in the room. Voice isolation is a machine learning feature that blocks out ambient noise and prioritizes your voice so that it comes through crystal clear. ‌F...
Tags: Apple, Voice, Facetime, Wwdc, Apple Inc, New Banner (Featured, iOS 15


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, June 7-14

  The future site of a Porter Ranch park near Mason Avenue on Monday, May 10, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. June 7. State Sen. Bob Hertzberg is the guest speaker. By phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 81107452895 and press #. greatervalleyg...
Tags: Gardening, California, Charity, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Community, Book Club, Local News, Voice, Porter Ranch, Northridge, State, Will Rogers, Esther, Woodland Hills


Everyone’s an Influencer. Now What?

Everything most likely has been, or will be, democratized by the internet. The same can be said about status. Pre-internet, the concept of status was more polarized. You either had it or you didn't. A handful of celebrities, mostly actors, TV stars, musicians, authors and the odd business personality, boasted notoriety. It was incredibly difficult...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Voice, Influencers & Creators


Saturday Morning Minions Trailer: Illumination’s First Original Digital Series

Saturday mornings just got fun again! Illumination has unveiled their very first original digital series, Saturday Morning Minions, in a new trailer announcing the series will debut on June 5 at 7:00 a.m. PT. Every Saturday for the next 40 Saturdays a new episode of the digital series will drop. You can watch by following Illumination on Facebook and Instagram and turn on post notifications to catch every single episode each week through March 2022. Check out the Saturday Morning Minions traile...
Tags: Facebook, Family, Video, Comedy, TV, Movies, Instagram, Kung Fu, Russell Brand, TV News, Streaming, Chris Renaud, Gru, Pierre Coffin, Voice, Michelle Yeoh


How a “flying circus” gave us the first aerial maps of Earth

In the 1780s, as humanity mastered flight, a "balloon craze" swept across the world.Thomas Baldwin had just one sky-trip, but he wrote an entire book about it — Airopaidia.At times lyrical and technical, the curious volume also includes the world's first aerial maps. An exact Representation of Mr. Lunardi's New Balloon, as it ascended with Himself – 13 May 1785.Credit: Public Domain Review / Public domainOn 8 September 1785, Thomas Baldwin saw something nobody...
Tags: Europe, Maps, England, London, Scotland, Spain, Earth, Flight, Britain, Paris, Innovation, Portugal, Tenerife, Monty Python, Invention, Edinburgh


How to play irritating WhatsApp voice messages faster

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Voice messages are a divisive form of communication. Their devotees say they create a more personal connection, feel more natural than writing, and convey emotion better than mere text. They’re also helpful for people who have difficulties texting (who are obviously exempt from the criticisms that are coming). Despite these advantages, voice notes have manifol...
Tags: Startups, Voice, Basics, Insider


DOWNLOAD ALBUM : Lil Baby x Lil Durk – The Voice of the Heroes (Zip File)

Another newly dropped hot new jams by Lil Baby x Lil Durk – The Voice of the Heroes, This album was published on 2021-06-04 14:49:29, You can download the zip album using any of the download links below Name: Lil Baby x Lil Durk – The Voice of the Heroes Genre: Rap | Hip-Hop Year: 2021 Format: mp3 | 320 kbps Duration: 00:59:55 Size: 138 Mb props by HipHopA.net Name: Lil Baby x Lil Durk – The Voice of the Heroes Genre: Rap | Hip-Hop Year: 2021 Format: mp3 | 320 kbps Duration: 00:59:55 Size: ...
Tags: Jazz, Album, Voice, Lil Baby x Lil Durk


Olly Murs: The Voice star 'can't wait' to return to live shows

The Voice judge says it will be great to give some work to the people who help make shows happen.
Tags: News, Voice, Olly Murs


Consider the Machine-Learning Approach as You Dive Into AI

As Albert Einstein famously said, "If I had an hour to solve a problem, I would spend 55 minutes on defining the problem and five minutes on the solution." This is ever so true when setting up machine-learning (ML) projects. In a recent Accenture report, 75% of C-suite executives believe if they don't scale artificial...
Tags: Advertising, Albert Einstein, Voice, Emerging Tech, Machine Learning Approach


A Guide to Setting Up Your Crypto Wallets

The moment comes when you realize there's real money in your crypto wallet, and you start wondering about hackers and ransomware and all kinds of bad stuff. If you've set up a digital wallet, bought some crypto, and collected a few NFTs and you're starting to trade across a range of marketplaces and exchanges, you...
Tags: Advertising, Voice, Premium, Think About This


Why Gen Z Will Drive a ‘Double Top Line’

We're seeing big shifts in the role of the corporation. The "double bottom line" (delivering financial return and social impact) is a cornerstone of direct-to-consumer disruptors. Now, even traditional category leaders are reacting to the call to look beyond shareholder value and address a broader range of constituents. But it's a challenge for big legacy...
Tags: Advertising, Voice, Data & Insights


The Ad Community Saved My Life When I Had Covid

I was not an obvious target for Covid-19. I'm 49. I mountain bike. My family kept to ourselves and wore masks whenever we went outside. But a stray virus in a grocery store led to sniffles that led to the ICU in less than a week. I documented my decline in daily updates on Facebook....
Tags: Advertising, Voice, Life in Quarantine


'The Voice' finale: Cam Anthony wins Season 20, handing Blake Shelton 8th win in 10 years

Much like the Nina Simone classic Cam Anthony sang during the Knockout round, the 19-year-old is "feeling good" after winning "The Voice."       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Nina Simone, Voice, Anthony, Blake Shelton, Cam Anthony


'The Voice' season finale is down to the final five contestants

"The Voice" Season 20 finale (part one) aired Monday night, with five finalists vying for the win.
Tags: Cnn, Voice, Voice Season


Blake Shelton reveals why he's not involved in the planning of his wedding to Gwen Stefani

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani got engaged last year, but The Voice coach recently revealed...
Tags: Gwen Stefani, Voice, Blake Shelton


How Geriatric Millenials—and Marketers—Can Embrace the New Label

Have you ever wondered why naming generations is a thing? The greatest generation. Baby boomers. Generation X. Those names get me amped. They sound legit. Like if I were in any of their respective age groups, I'd be part of a superhero squad or something. Except, I'm a millennial. I was born in 1985. Throughout...
Tags: Advertising, Voice


How Geriatric Millennials—and Marketers—Can Embrace the New Label

Have you ever wondered why naming generations is a thing? The greatest generation. Baby boomers. Generation X. Those names get me amped. They sound legit. Like if I were in any of their respective age groups, I'd be part of a superhero squad or something. Except, I'm a millennial. I was born in 1985. Throughout...
Tags: Advertising, Voice


Politically-charged 'Voice' finale performances steal the show

Part one of The Voice season 20 finale took place Monday night, as the five finalists took the stage to battle it out for America's...
Tags: America, Voice


'The Voice' finale: Gwen Stefani returns to surprise 'Blakey,' plus Top 5 perform. Who will win it all?

Gwen Stefani, the reigning champion and Blake Shelton's fiancée, returned during the finale to celebrate his 10-year anniversary.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Gwen Stefani, Usa Today, Voice, Blake Shelton, Blakey


Gwen Stefani adds dates to her ‘Just A Girl’ Las Vegas residency

Gwen Stefani will return to Las Vegas this fall. The No Doubt singer-songwriter, solo artist and “The Voice” judge has added eight new dates to her headlining residency inside the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The new dates for the “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” residency are Oct. 22-23; Oct. 27, 29-30; Nov. 3, 5-6. Tickets start at $40 and a variety of VIP and meet and greet options go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 29 at Ticketmaster.com. There is a ...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gwen Stefani, Las Vegas, Bob Marley, Voice, Ticketmaster, Concerts, Citi, Los Lobos, Jane, Billie Eilish, Stefani, Planet Hollywood Resort Casino