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The Focus Group announces headquarters relocation, launches media company

The Focus Group full-service strategic marketing, advertising and PR firm is celebrating 10 years in business with a move to downtown Biloxi, a new organization structure, new services and the launch of a separate media-buying company, Intrinsic Media. “In 10 years, our industry has shifted and changed dramatically, and we are evolving to remain ahead for our clients,” says Allison ...

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Mad Genius continues growth, strengthens creative team in new Gulf Coast office

Mad Genius is continuing to expand its new Mississippi Gulf Coast office by adding three employees to its creative team. The agency has named CeCe Shabazz director of creative strategy, Tara Gerald senior graphic designer and Pauline Orr web developer. Mad Genius recently opened its Ocean Springs office and tapped veteran broadcast sales manager Don Moore senior vice president of ...

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TODD SMITH — Americans are wary of role social media plays in delivering the news

While debate rages over how social media sites can improve the quality of news they offer while enforcing rules fairly, most Americans are pessimistic about these efforts and are highly concerned about several issues when it comes to social media and news. According to a new Pew Research Center survey, conducted July 8-21, majorities say that social media companies have ...

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TODD SMITH — American trust erodes for Congress, tech leaders

The public gives high scores to military leaders, public school principals and police officers on empathy, transparency and ethics, yet they rate members of Congress and leaders of technology companies lower, according to a new Pew Research Center report that examines public confidence in eight groups of people who hold positions of power and responsibility in America. The new survey looked at ...

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TODD SMITH — The four types of young news consumers

There’s very interesting news out about how people under age 35 are consuming news. It’s all in the palm of their hands – in their phones, more specifically! Research conducted recently by consulting firm Flamingo for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism revealed some insightful trends. The study complements Reuter’s previously released qualitative study, the 2019 Digital News ...

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Mad Genius expands to Mississippi Gulf Coast

Mad Genius is expanding to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to serve its growing roster of clients in the region, and has opened an office in Ocean Springs. The agency has named veteran broadcast sales manager Don Moore senior vice president of business development to head-up the new office, which is located at 1019 Government Street, Suite D, in Ocean Springs.. ...

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Joe Cook joins 16 WAPT as sports director

WAPT announced the hiring of Joe Cook as sports director. Cook will anchor the weekday evening sports segments of the 16 WAPT News and joins the long-running Blitz 16 high school football program on Friday nights. Cook has an array of experience, including coverage of the Iditarod sled dog race and Midnight Sun Basketball game while working in Anchorage, coverage ...

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TODD SMITH — Facebook taps journalists, part 2

Facebook grabbed headlines last year when it cut its “trending topics” editorial team. Now, it’s back in editor hiring mode. Recently, the social media leader announced plans to hire what it is describing as a “small team” of veteran journalists – likely 10 or fewer – to choose content that will be featured in a section of the news tab, ...

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Landress joins WAPT weather team

WAPT announced the addition of Meteorologist Christana Kay Landress to its weather team as weekend morning meteorologist. Landress is an AP Award winner (Best College Weathercast) and graduate of Mississippi State University, where she is completing a Master’s degree in Professional Meteorology and Climatology. A Georgia native, Landress is also a competitive figure skater, former MSU Color Guard Captain, former ...

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TODD SMITH — Ohio State seeks to trademark ‘The’

The Buckeyes are aiming to be “The” brand in college sports! Ohio State University is seeking to trademark the word “The” when used on items marketed for sale, according to a trademark application filed to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The filing, made a couple of weeks ago, aims to protect the school’s formal name – The Ohio State ...

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