VIPs Dazzle at the 2019 Town & Country Jewelry Awards
The winners, selected by a panel of Town & Country editors, designers, collectors, and influencers, were announced in the Hearst-owned publication’s February issue and feted last night in the window-wrapped Gold Room at the top of the Standard hotel in New York City.
Vogue Business: New Title Focuses on Fashion Industry
Conde Nast International will launch a new business-focused fashion title in an attempt to tap into new sources of revenue: Vogue Business will be a digital-only publication aimed at fashion industry professionals.
Top Chef Favorite Fatima Ali Offers Inspiring Last Words in Bon Appetit Essay
"In an essay written for Bon Appetit magazine three months before her death on Friday from bone cancer, Ali showed her warrior spirit. The full essay will be in the magazine’s March print edition, but was shared online “to honor her memory,” according to the website."
Facebook Plans to Integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger
"The services will continue to operate as stand-alone apps, but their underlying technical infrastructure will be unified, said four people involved in the effort. That will bring together three of the world’s largest messaging networks, which between them have more than 2.6 billion users, allowing people to communicate across the platforms for the first time." reports Mike Isaac at The New York Times.
"Google May Weaken Ad Blockers, But Too Early for Publishers to Rejoice..." Rob Williams
"Google this week proposed changes to its open-source browser Chromium that forms the basis for Chrome, the most popular web browser worldwide. Chrome’s usage has grown to 62% of all web users from 56% a year earlier, putting Google in a dominant position to control how web content gets displayed." writes Rob Williams at Mediapost.
Google Tests Dynamic Email in Android App: Report
The feature “permits Gmail to show Dynamic Mail whenever it is available,” Android App writes. “Much like HTML emails, AMP messages can be included alongside plain text versions as a separate MIME type.”
"It’s Only Getting Better:" Buyers Are Shifting Budgets to LinkedIn
A November 2018 Digiday survey of 290 media buyers using LinkedIn found that 42 percent of them plan to increase their ad spending on the platform in 2019.
Rocky Mount Native Launches Cat Magazine: Feline
Molly Bales, 30, of Boston, and two others have co-launched a humorous fashion publication, called Feline Magazine, which Bales emphasized is written by cats for cats and seeks to help cats be able to interact better with their human caretakers.
TV Can Embrace Direct Digital Brands: IAB’s Rothenberg
In this video interview with Beet.TV, IAB CEO Randall Rothenberg says he sees an “explosive opportunity for television networks” – the growth in direct-to-consumer brands, many of them wholly digital – which need to gain consumer awareness outside of the hyper-competitive digital environment.
A Coalition of Giant Brands Is About to Change How We Shop Forever, with a New Zero-Waste Platform
Loop will send you name-brand products, like Tide detergent, Crest mouthwash, or Häagen Dazs ice cream. When you’re done, you ship the empty container back, where it gets cleaned and reused for the next customer.