Chivas and Esquire Team Up with Jason Sudeikis for 'Gentlemen' Web Video Series

Chivas Regal is running its first-ever branded Web video series called "Brotherhood" through Dec. 15 on the new Esquire Network's website; the two-month-old NBC Universal initiative is looking to leverage the iconic magazine's brand in the world of cable TV and digital media. Starring Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis in a cast of five real-life artistically minded men in their 30s or early 40s, a dozen videos were developed off premises established by content agency The Story Lab.  The blended Scotch whisky appears in casual settings like the dinner table, as the men hold conversations about life, work, creativity and other topics. Each character—there's a surfer, chef, musician and hat designer—has monologue-esque moments in the series, often sharing their personal philosophies. Yeah, it can probably be described as Lifetime for dudes. The series' tagline: "An Original Web Series that Celebrates the Modern Gentlemen Movement." At any rate, the episodes run between three and five minutes and are being pitched with paid ads on Facebook, Google (search), AskMen.com and Playboy.com. It will be pushed through Esquire's online and offline properties as well. "Brotherhood is a collection of stories that paint the picture of today's modern gentlemen," per Lisa Eisenpresser, cofounder and head of development at The Story Lab. "These are multi-hyphenated gentlemen who are handsome, stylish, and aspirational—men who inspire us to pursue lives of passion and purpose. We... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2013-11-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Top 10 Web Series Videos: Halloween Scares Up Prank Video

Prank scares got an extra boost this past Halloween week as online audiences sought out viral videos that would provide thrills and frights. YouTuber SA Wardega, who has had video success in the past with his scare tactics, led the prank wars with his Zombie Apocalypse Halloween Prank. Undead... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2014-11-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Top 10 Web Video Series: BuzzFeed Scores With Kittens and Puppies

BuzzFeed knows that if ain't broke, don't fix it. The publisher returned with a new Dear Kitten video with Friskies this week, though threw the cat’s mortal enemy—the dog—into the mix. And all the feline and canine love on the Internet has propelled the clip to 5.8 million views since it was... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2014-10-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WSJ now has a 40-person video team cranking out 40 videos a day

Like other traditional publishers, The Wall Street Journal is trying to promote digital video viewing on its own site rather than distribute video widely to other platforms that it can't monetize. On the eve of its third NewFronts presentation, the Journal described how it uses interactive... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2015-04-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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George RR Martin to team up with Marvel for new comic book series

Game Of Thrones writer says opportunity to produce comics based on his superhero series Wild Cards is a ‘privilege’George RR Martin will team up with Marvel to produce a new series of comic books, it has been announced.The Game Of Thrones writer said working with the superhero franchise titan... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Puffin nets Mante's Dream Team girls' football series

Puffin has netted The Dream Team, a football-themed middle-grade series from Priscilla Mante, in a two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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PA teams up with Northern Fiction Alliance for autumn workshop series

The Northern Fiction Alliance and Publishers Association have joined forces to launch a series of online workshops, designed to "upskill and inspire" small publishers this autumn.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-06 21:09:07 UTC ]
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Del Rey will publish behind the scenes look at web series 'Critical Role'

Del Rey UK, Cornerstone's science fiction and fantasy imprint, will publish The World of Critical Role, a "definitive guide" to the history of the online web series "Critical Role", written by cast of the series and author Liz Marsham. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-27 08:30:55 UTC ]
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JKP, Sheldon and John Murray roll out video series to promote mental wellbeing

Mental health experts published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Sheldon Press and John Murray Learning are participating in a new weekly online video series offering free mental health support, an initiative devised for the "tough times" many are experiencing during the pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-29 07:05:00 UTC ]
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Greg James and Chris Smith team up with National Literacy Trust to launch new series

The National Literacy Trust's new Author of the Week series will kick off with Greg James and Chris Smith, authors of the Kid Normal series. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-20 21:56:16 UTC ]
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USA Today is repackaging video to create streaming series

The legacy news publisher is closing in on 10 billion video views this year. And thanks to a focus on its owned and operated properties, plus a stable of OTT partnerships, less than half of those views will come from Facebook. The post USA Today is repackaging video to create streaming series... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-11-04 05:01:40 UTC ]
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Lethem Teams with Bill Henderson for Reprint Series

Bill Henderson, founder of the Pushcart Press and the Pushcart Prize, has teamed with novelist Jonathan Lethem to start Lethem’s Legends, a series that will reprint selected out-of-print works. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Cole and Bitskoff team up for Hachette Children’s series

Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) has acquired a series about a character called Adventure Duck by Steve Cole, illustrated by Aleksei Bitskoff. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Knights Of buys four-book series by Jason Reynolds

Inclusive publisher Knights Of has acquired the UK, Irish and Commonwealth rights to a four-book, 9+ series by Jason Reynolds. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Wednesday Wake-Up Call: Gawker's rebirth, Facebook's new video series and other news

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app. What people are talking about today: Gawker, the gossip site, is staging... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-09-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fire Writers, Make Videos Is Latest Web Recipe for Publishers

Mic, a website aimed at millennials, used to employ 40 writers and editors producing articles on topics like "celebrating beauty" and "strong women." Ten were let go this month, with most in the revamped newsroom of 63 now focused on making videos for places like Facebook.Critics have called... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2017-08-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Video series on Facebook are already driving higher engagement, which is a good sign for Facebook Watch

Publishers are shifting resources to multi-episode video shows and other serialized programming from standalone videos as a result. The post Video series on Facebook are already driving higher engagement, which is a good sign for Facebook Watch appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-08-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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When it comes to video, more publishers are betting on mobile web versus apps

Mobile apps’ share of video consumption went down from eight to five percent by the end of 2016, continuing a downward trend, according to video tech firm JW Player. Not surprisingly, then, most digital publishers can’t justify spending $500,000 or more on mobile app development and maintenance,... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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4th Estate launches author video series

HarperCollins imprint 4th Estate is to launch RE4DINGS, a new video series featuring authors reading extracts of their work. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Tribune expands its Web-syndication business to video

Tribune Content Agency, a content “clearinghouse” for Tribune Publishing, has launched a new video-syndication network, which will offer its publishing partners more than 1,000 new videos per day from media companies like Reuters, AP, Bloomberg, the Chicago Tribune and the LA Times. The network,... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2015-07-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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