This #GivingTuesday, Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone embodies the spirit of the holiday season with a big gift to the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) Campaign. The Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation committed $20 million to the Campaign, which was created to build permanent funding for the broad range of social and charitable services that MPTF provides to more than 15,000 entertainment industry workers and their families each year. Read More
Students of the entrepreneurial program BUILD pulled no punches in the Q&A following a recent Viacom panel on college, careers and career advancement. The high schoolers’ tough questions on content, ratings and profitability showed an understanding and insight into business that signaled great things to come from the group of sophomores. Read More
With Mother’s Day around the corner, we figured it was only appropriate to do something good – nay, something grand – for the women in our lives and communities. To that end, we announced the #MyDayMyCause contest today, Viacommunity’s first-ever Twitter contest, which will give a grand to an organization that you care about.
We’re summoning our Twitter followers to tweet #MyDayMyCause along with your favorite women’s organization for a chance to win $1,000 for that cause. Entering is as easy as clicking here.
In many respects, Viacommunity Day – Viacom’s longstanding annual day of community service – is the much-anticipated tentpole event of the pro-social work we do here all year long. And in many respects, from level of participation to number of projects around the world, this year’s was our biggest and most successful to date. Read More
It was like watching a live mash-up of musical eras, as hot new a cappella group Pentatonix crooned early MTV classic “Video Killed the Radio Star” in the studio that TRL once called home.
Such was the scene at Viacom’s Party with a Purpose last week, a shindig in the company’s Times Square studio that followed a day-long strategy session among its Corporate Responsibility leaders. The reception invited Viacom’s pro-social partners – ranging from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to The College Board to UN Foundation and MSNBC’s Keli Goff – to toast their combined efforts on the ground, around the world to tackle the issues that mean the most to our audiences.