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Gawker (et al) Are Not Your Friends

When was the last time Gawker media did anything nice for you?

People tend to talk to gossip news media companies on the internet like they might have lost their virginity to them. They very well may have—an empty surf session around Jezebel while lying on the mattress or in the parking lot reading tweets from Gawker —but it's a one-way relationship. Your sister's face has never appeared on a Gawker website - unless she had her private iCloud nude images hacked - but Valleywag and Buzzfeed and motherfucking The Verge show up in the same streams as your loved ones.

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Adnear maps user location info by flying drones around San Fernando valley.

Adnear, the 'leading local intelligence company' from Singapore that gathers data so that you can geotarget your ad messages, has been experimenting data collecting with drones. Prior to this they collected data via trains, bikes and even just walking, and the data collected includes Wi-Fi and cell tower signals.

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MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER named AAA NCNU agency of record

MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER has bagged a client with the same affinity for caps, namely AAA NCNU. No word yet if they will create fun campaigns with screaming goats, but we'll soon find out and honestly I totally expect they will have fun with this.

The agency will be responsible for developing a campaign that will be used for the NCNU Club (which is already 4 million strong).

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Native Pictures signs directing collective "The Work"

Remember Ford Mustang’s “Speed Dating” viral, Corvette “Sightings” & Team Chevy Racing “Lessons” campaigns? That was "The Work"'s work.

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Tech entrepreneur Tom St John joins john st. to lead digital services

“As clients integrate digital into their marketing to an increasing degree, our expertise and services have had to expand,” says Arthur Fleischmann, President and co-founder of the agency, john st., that he and his partners launched in 2001. “We continue to invest in top digital talent across the agency, so our clients are working with the brightest minds in the industry.”

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Saatchi & Saatchi appoints Talia Handler executive VP

Saatchi & Saatchi New York has hired Talia Handler, formerly of Deutsch New York, as executive vice president and group account director charged with handling its Chase account. Handler will report directly to Saatchi & Saatchi chief executive Brent Smart. At Deutsch, Handler had the same title, and worked on the agency’s Microsoft and Jägermeister businesses.

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Verizon just dropped the mic on the FCC. In Morse Code

In case you didn't hear, the FCC voted in favor today of enforcing "net neutrality," by regulating the internet the same way as the telephone, and wanting to ban business practices it decries as being "unjust or unreasonable," which is very vague and open to interpretation and will totally work. Har har har.

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Bazillion Pictures' 3D Projection Mapping Makes 'The Monument Come Alive' - And Takes Home Two Gold ADDYs & A TELLY

Union Station’s Beaux-Arts facade was transformed into a canvas for a 3D projection mapping video that was the centerpiece for the iconic Kansas City building’s centennial celebration,entitled, ‘The Monument Comes Alive.’ Bazillion Pictures created the 3D animation, visual effects and motion graphics for the project, and crafted the multitude of digital assets into a spectacle of imagery, color and light that tells the story of this architectural landmark and how it adapted and persevered through a tumultuous century.

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