At her recent TED talk, Anne Hubert, Senior Vice President of Scratch, offers up her take on the question of attention: how we get it, how we hold it and how we use it to create what’s next. Read More
Today, Viacom is proudly showing its spirit of diversity and inclusion by stepping up in a significant way to participate in GLAAD’s Spirit Day, the largest and most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world that supports LGBT youth. Read More
While still nascent in terms of awareness and usage, TV Everywhere (TVE) presents a significant opportunity for brands to grow and strengthen their relationships with fans. The TV Everywhere experience is defined as watching full-length TV programs on sites and apps by “authenticating” – using one’s pay TV log-in information. Viacom’s “TV Here, There, (Not Quite) Everywhere” study explores consumers’ perceptions, expectations and experiences around TVE apps and sites. The findings reveal an increase in overall TV viewing among TVE users, as well as greater customer loyalty towards pay TV providers that offer TVE services. Read More
It’s well known that Millennials, or those born between 1981 and 2000, are voracious consumers of online video content — as well as creators and sharers of this content. In “Millennials Now,” MTV examined video content created and shared by Millennials over the past year – from viral videos to YouTube creator series to Vines – to determine what this content reveals about this generation. Based on this research, the network uncovered several generational trends, including the key insights below.
Emmy-award winning actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit fame took the stage at Viacom’s headquarters last week to engage employees in a serious yet crucial conversation. In a discussion assembled by Viacommunity, Viacom’s umbrella for the company’s social commitment, employees got an inside look at the creative process for the Viacom NO MORE public service announcements addressing domestic violence and sexual assault. The panel was moderated by Viacom Velocity’s Niels Schuurmans, who co-directed the spots, in conversation with Joyful Heart Foundation Founder and President Mariska Hargitay, with Rachel Howald, Chief Creative Officer for WPP Team BAC and executive creator director/writer of the spots.