Viacom’s Sarah Nix Is HERE to Give Back to Her Community

She grew up as a Girl Scout and a Special Olympics volunteer whose father donated to United Way and passed his spare change to panhandlers on family trips into Manhattan from suburban Sleepy Hollow, New York. As an adult, she set up charity galas, helped manage amfAR’s silent auction to benefit HIV prevention, and joined the planning board for the National Hemophilia Foundation’s silent auction, Denim and Diamonds.
Still, something was missing from this life of community engagement. “You don’t have the direct service element,” said Nix.

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Viacom’s Consumer Insights From Around the Globe: August 2016

Christian Kurz by Christian Kurz, Research & Insight, Viacom International Media Networks

Welcome to the August issue of the Viacom International Insights Digest, bringing you Viacom’s latest consumer insights from around the world.

This month’s issue includes a look at global parents’ rising LGBT acceptance, an analysis of how global teens listen to music, and two infographics: one identifying the role of humor in the daily lives of global adults and another detailing the sources global kids use to watch TV and video content.

As always, please check out our insights blog, where you can find these stories and many more.

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Viacom Brands Break Down the DNC

The 2016 presidential race has consumed the country for over a year—and our nominees have only just been selected. Last month we reported what several Viacom brands were doing to spread our universal goal of social justice and voter engagement through the pre-convention hype. Now, here’s a look at what a few of our brands did to represent these principles during the Democratic National Convention.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 22: Balloons sit on the arena floor before they are hoisted to the rafters at the Wells Fargo Center, July 22, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Democratic National Convention will formally kick off on Monday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The Democratic National Convention. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg Have a Dinner Party Invitation You Will Not Be Able to Ignore

When I think of celebrity besties, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart aren’t the first duo that comes to mind. But VH1’s upcoming show, Martha and Snoop’s Dinner Party, will give viewers a rare peek at the innovative rapper’s bond with the home décor renegade.

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Ben-Hur: In Theaters This Friday

Stuart Winchester by Stuart Winchester, Viacom

Let’s go back this weekend, to the first century AD, to the wood-sided battleships and dusty circus tracks of the Roman Empire, to witness the story of Judah Ben-Hur. Betrayed by his brother, cast into slavery, robbed of everyone who meant anything in his life, Ben-Hur, played by Jack Huston, rises from the most hopeless of circumstances to stand against his brother and, perhaps, win back his life.

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