We can easily point at Donald Trump for stoking the fires, but it is the media that is equally to blame for such obvious political division.
The defense of Julian Assange has largely been left to the individual. Noticeably, no media outlets have stood beside him. Their silence speaks volumes.
The difference between male and female fans you see during a World Cup broadcast come in two very obvious types.
Hobie Anthony examines how politics are like sports now, taking sides, and how media and algorithms have amplified the combat through quantitative trending.
Recently, we banded together to support bullying victim Keaton Jones. The fact that he turned out to be a bully is a perfect metaphor for 2017.
While the focus might be on shadowy Russian forces subverting the internet, three more familiar companies are very noticeably clamping down on free speech.
Beyond the insane headlines and moronic soundbites, sits an even scarier truth. America under Donald Trump isn’t that different from what it was before.
My digestion of the coverage of Hurricane Harvey highlighted something galling. The gale-forced empathy beaming from those who report on it is clear to see.
Every week, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week, we look at the healthiest brand in the world, the ad world at war with itself, and why all advertising philosophies are dead wrong.
Every week, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week, we look at the problems with TV media buys, why CMOs never last, and the end of the creative department.