Women have been an integral part of the country music world for as long as the genre has existed. And CMT believes it’s time to showcase the talents of those women who are a part of the new generation of female artists through its NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY initiative. Read More
Hispanic Adult Millennials place a high value on marriage – but they also see it as risky. Hit hard by the recession, money is a major impediment to finding a partner and setting a wedding date. Weddings are expensive, as is moving out of Mom and Dad’s house and living independently. Hispanic Adult Millennials also have goals they want to accomplish before tying the knot, like finding a career, establishing financial stability, and being happy. True romantics at heart, they hope to marry that perfect partner – someday. For now, however, they are taking their time to make sure their boyfriends or girlfriends live up to their ideals. Read More
Across the country, from Paramount Pictures’ studio lot to Viacom’s headquarters in Times Square, Viacom employees are commemorating Veteran’s Day and thanking those who sacrifice to serve and protect. Viacom employees were busy packing goody bags for the troops in lower Manhattan, throwing a celebrity studded Veteran’s breakfast at Paramount and Spike’s Hire A Veteran initiative rang the NASDAQ opening bell in Times Square.
Triple congrats to the winning trio of Viacom’s Best In Show Halloween Costume Contest! Together, Nickelodeon Ad Sales’ VP Adam Tucker and Account Executives Steven Capitelli and Kristine Laibach paid homage to Tim Burton by dressing as characters from Burton-directed films “Alice In Wonderland” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” The make-up was done by artist Z in Chicago, where they attended a clients event and also won best costume.
Like many a media conglomerate, Viacom and its brands are often abuzz in the news. With 26 networks and the oldest film studio in the world, celebrity and entertainment headlines abound. Thanks, too, to the creative minds that are always churning and forming innovative partnerships here at Viacom, we’ve got plenty of business stories and general interest pieces. And as media meets the latest technology in the twenty-first century, there’s no shortage of tech news about our robust mobile and digital properties, our work on emerging platforms. Of course, credit, too, is due to the PR teams that work tirelessly to push out our good news.
This new weekly fixture will bring you a handpicked sample of the great reads — in no way exhaustive — that highlight some of the exciting happenings around the company. Enjoy our inaugural pickings, below:
- MTV EMAs producer discusses plans for the show, which will include Miley Cyrus and air this Sunday, Nov. 10 at 7/6c on MTV.
- Note To Brands: Make Your Own Kind Of Network, an op-ed by Viacom’s integrated marketing master, Dario Spina
- The New Yorker excerpt of Ron Burgundy’s memoir.
- Comedy Central’s digital studio adds six new shows.
- Stephen Colbert at the New York Comedy Festival: 10 Things We Learned. The NYCF has been making headlines all week, happening in NYC through Sunday, Nov. 10.
Did we miss a marquee story? Add it in the comments.
I’m not the only one excited to see Martin Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street this Christmas. The action packed trailer just won the 2013 Grand Key Art Award for audio/visual, the top honor at Hollywood Reporter’s Key Art Awards. This prominent awards competition, managed by the CLIO Awards, celebrates creative excellence and breakthrough concepts in entertainment advertising across film, television and gaming. Read More
The year was 1978. Gas was .63 cents a gallon. Jimmy Carter was President. “Saturday Night Fever” was in theaters. A young man with a strong work ethic, walked into the former Gulf and Western Building at 15 Columbus Circle to begin his new job as a Mail Clerk. Within a few years he joined the Facilities Maintenance department where he enjoyed being in service to his fellow employees. Read More
Paramount dropped this second trailer of the latest Martin Scorsese-directed film — a hot couple-minute snapshot of money, power, women and greed that color this story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort. The trailer, above, features co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Kyle Chandler, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey, and includes voice over from Leo, who looks and sounds great. Read More
Hispanic Millennial Dads are very involved with their kids – and always on high alert for risk, according to Tr3s’s 2012 study, “Hispanic 18-34s Living the ‘Next Normal.’” Together with their partners, they are Fortress Keepers, working hard to control their children’s environment and keep their kids safe. They trust their children with a very small circle of people. And they want to communicate openly with their kids so they can protect them more effectively. Read More
Cable led a successful diversity week in New York City this month, from the Walter Kaitz Foundation Dinner co-chaired by Viacom’s Philippe Dauman to the 27th Annual NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) conference in Times Square. NAMIC’s theme this year was Vision 2043: Inclusion. Inspiration. Imagination. I caught up with NAMIC Board Chair, Michael Armstrong, SVP and GM of BET International & Paramount Channel VIMN, to learn more about the theme’s significance and the highlights from the two-day conference.