In The News

By working with so many unique companies, technologies, and people, we thought we’d share our insights through a comprehensive and actionable blog.

I Just Dropped My First Short Film NFT

I Just Dropped My First Short Film NFT

The one thing that always bothered me about NFTs is that most of them are hot garbage, overinflated, and due to crash.  But at the same time, I knew there was always something game-changing about the blockchain, specific to the media and art industry. I just...

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Add Stand Up Comedian to My Resume

Add Stand Up Comedian to My Resume

Last night was an exciting experience for me. After years and years of sitting on the sidelines and watching amazing comics perform, comparing my own skills, I finally stepped onto the stage and gave my five minutes. A little about the Oscars, Will Smith, The Rock,...

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TikTok is testing search ads

TikTok is testing search ads

Many brands already know TikTok drives sales. TikTok search ads could help attract qualified traffic (and get valuable keyword data). TikTok is starting to roll out ads within its search results. The video ads have a “Sponsored” label, are located above the “Others...

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LimeWire is Back with NFTs

LimeWire is Back with NFTs

File-sharing service LimeWire, which shut down in 2011 under fire from the music industry, is making a comeback as a digital collectibles marketplace for art and entertainment, initially focusing on music. Launched in 2000, LimeWire became the world's biggest outlet...

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Meta Brings Back Crypto Ads

Meta Brings Back Crypto Ads

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp, has relaxed its rules for cryptocurrency advertising, allowing crypto exchanges, wallets, and other crypto companies to advertise across all its platforms. Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp users will once...

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Talking Paid Media with DailyAdBrief.com

Talking Paid Media with DailyAdBrief.com

Daily Ad Brief is a site dedicated to bringing the advertising industry news about relevant news, trends, and voices. The site is sponsored by Simpli.fi, a leading provider of workflow software and programmatic solutions to advertising agencies and other media buying...

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Pinterest Launches New Features for Creators

Pinterest Launches New Features for Creators

Creators set trends and grow fandoms on social platforms such as YouTube, TikTok and Instagram. Now, Pinterest wants in on the influencer game. Last week, Pinterest announced a new set of tools, an original creators series and a celebrity-driven activation, “Create...

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How To Incorporate Your Small Business

How To Incorporate Your Small Business

If you're considering starting a company and want to choose between an LLC and Inc. (corporation), here is what you should know about the differences. A limited liability company (denoted by L.L.C. or LLC) is a business structure that provides limited liability to its...

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Adwords is combining Smart and Display Ads

Adwords is combining Smart and Display Ads

Beginning this month, Google Ads will combine standard Display campaigns and Smart Display campaigns into a single option, the company announced on Wednesday. In addition, Google Ads will also be introducing optimized targeting to Display campaigns. The new...

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Twitter Ends Fleets 9 Months After Launch

Twitter Ends Fleets 9 Months After Launch

Well that pretty much lasted just about as long as we expected it to. Twitter has announced that eight months after they were first rolled out, Fleets are being discontinued. Originally devised as Twitter's response to Instagram Stories, Snapchat, TikTok, Facebook and...

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How To Become A Successful Content Creator?

How To Become A Successful Content Creator?

At a time where most of us are staying indoors, it's no surprise that we’re glued to our favorite screens more than ever. According to recent data, we're consuming more online content now via social media.  In response, there’s been a significant...

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LinkedIn Introduces New Stories Feature

LinkedIn Introduces New Stories Feature

Scrolling through my socials as I do each day I was surprised by something I saw when looking at my LinkedIn page. Those common little circles at the top of my app. Looking very similar to what's now popular on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Stories! LinkedIn has...

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5 Innovative Ways To Improve Local Marketing

5 Innovative Ways To Improve Local Marketing

Our agency recently brought on a new “local” client whose revenue is derived primarily from local traffic.  What we learned was that there are some fairly simple hacks that can be made to enhance local performance, and ultimately make more money.  In the...

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How To Bet The 2020 US Presidential Election?

How To Bet The 2020 US Presidential Election?

The reality is that you can pretty much place a bet on anything. But the US Presidential Election? Come on man.... That's unpatriotic. Or is it? Many would argue that it's a great way to hedge other investments, equity positions, etc. And personally I've never bet on...

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Ask The Streets About Me

Ask The Streets About Me

Scrolling through Facebook today I was reminded of a photo from 9 years ago. 9 years ago! Man time flies. But it's a photo from the "set" of Block Diaries, the hood web series I shot with my friend Cornell Hill. This is me in the thick of things, doing what I love,...

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How We Help Webinar Replay

How We Help Webinar Replay

As we roll into another week of quarantine, our Vanquish Media Group team wanted to give our network an opportunity to learn about some of the changes taking place in the entertainment industry. From working from home to new media landscapes, the good, the bad, the...

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Santa Monica Roller Hockey

Santa Monica Roller Hockey

In this vlog episode, I am happy to take you on a little journey inside the Santa Monica Roller Hockey league, where people from all walks of life come together once a week to play roller hockey on the beautiful beaches of Santa Monica California. Enjoy! And if you're...

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Girls Gone Mild LA Back With Season 2 Premiere

Girls Gone Mild LA Back With Season 2 Premiere

The mild girls of Girls Gone Mild LA are back at it with the premiere of their first episode of Season 2. Created by and starring Gracie Strawn, the YouTube series follows the "mild" life as Gracie, and her pack of friends gives the world a taste of what LA is really...

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7 Social Media Trends to Look For in 2020

7 Social Media Trends to Look For in 2020

The social media landscape is changing, and the future is looking less than rosy. Organic social reach has started to decline. Trust in key social media platforms is at an all-time low. And pay to play is pretty much a necessity for brands to break through. But here’s...

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I tried Yoga for the first time

I tried Yoga for the first time

I have to admit, I consider myself to be somewhat of a manly man. A man who thrives on doing manly things, like playing sports, gambling, smoking cigars, fast cars. But I found myself in an interesting situation this weekend, where an opportunity presented itself for...

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An Inside Look at the Facebook Agency Expo

An Inside Look at the Facebook Agency Expo

This past week I had the pleasure of attending Facebooks Agency Expo here in Los Angeles.  The agency expo was an event put on by the Facebook Agency team in an effort to educate local agencies that are part of their somewhat newly formed Facebook marketing partners...

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