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  • Motion design studio Antenna Creative launches February 15, 2019
    HOLLYWOOD — Antenna Creative ( is a brand new motion design studio that will contribute to feature films, TV, commercials, branded content, videogames and experiential attractions. The company specializes in title sequence design, broadcast design, branding, logos, experiential design, live action production and editorial.
  • Cogs & Marvel adds design director Brittnell Anderson February 15, 2019
    SAN FRANCISCO — Brand experience agency Cogs & Marvel ( has added Brittnell Anderson as design director. He will collaborate with the agency’s US and Dublin teams to further expand and strengthen its ability to deliver impactful brand moments in physical spaces.  
  • Imperfect Circle launches in partnership with Fin Design + Effects February 14, 2019
    SYDNEY — David Nobay, founder and creative chairman of agency Marcel Sydney, is set to depart the agency this month to launch a new venture, Imperfect Circle, with boutique post production company Fin Design + Effects. Fin is a boutique design and VFX house, founded in 2001, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Shanghai and Singapore. […]
  • Blackmagic Design partners with USC School of Cinematic Arts February 13, 2019
    FREMONT, CA —  Blackmagic Design has formed a strategic partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts (, in which the company will provide hardware and software to the school over three years. The products will be used by USC students studying filmmaking and post production, while broadcast production students will now have the opportunity […]
  • Saddington Baynes appoints new head of production February 13, 2019
    LONDON — Louise Gray-Murray has joined Saddington Baynes ( as head of production. She brings more than 25 years of experience in post production, animation and CGI.
  • Super Bowl LIII: SimpliSafe — <I>Fear Is Everywhere</I> February 11, 2019
    LOS ANGELES — Finishing house Chapeau ( recently completed work on SimpliSafe’s Fear Is Everywhere spot, which debuted during Super Bowl LIII. The :30 commercial addresses the paranoia and anxieties of modern-day life, which seems to be getting stranger every day. Be it from porch pirates or eavesdropping robots, SimpliSafe can help people feel their home is […]
  • NYC's Sixteen19 announces two appointments February 11, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY — Boutique production and post services company Sixteen19 ( recently announced two key appointments: Bob Lowery as head of TV production, and Allison Varga as global feature film and episodic sales coordinator. 
  • <I>The Favourite</I> awarded 7 BAFTAs February 11, 2019
    LONDON — The winners of the EE British Academy Film Awards ( were announced on February 10th at a ceremony hosted by Joanna Lumley. The event was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The Favourite received seven BAFTAs (Outstanding British Film, Leading Actress, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay, Costume Design, Production Design, Make Up & Hair) […]
  • Super Bowl III: Bud Light/HBO — <I>Joust</I> February 8, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY — One of Super Bowl LIII’s most talked about spots came from a collaboration between Bud Light and HBO. The Joust ad centers on a medieval jousting contest — familiar to those who watch HBO’s hugely popular  Game of Thrones — where Bud Light’s armor-clad knight meets his match in The Mountain. The […]
  • Dallas's Republic Editorial launches Threaded Pictures February 8, 2019
    DALLAS — Republic Editorial (, here, has launched Threaded Pictures (, a new, full-service, client-focused production company. Brian Hwang will serve as its executive producer, bringing nearly two decades of production, post production and agency experience to the table.

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  • Universal Search Updated at Google January 4, 2019
    unsplash-logoTristan Colangelo Sura gave up on her debugging for the moment. “The word for all this is ‘mature programming environment.’ Basically, when hardware performance has been pushed to its final limit, and programmers have had several centuries to code, you reach a point where there is far more signicant code than can be rationalized. The […]
  • How Google’s Knowledge Graph Updates Itself by Answering Questions October 29, 2018
    How A Knowledge Graph Updates Itself unsplash-logoElijah Hail To those of us who are used to doing Search Engine Optimization (SEO), we’ve been looking at URLs filled with content, and links between that content, and how algorithms such as PageRank (based upon links pointed between pages) and information retrieval scores based upon the relevance of […]
  • How Google Identifies Primary Versions of Duplicate Pages October 12, 2018
    Identifying Primary Versions of Duplicate Pages We know that Google doesn’t penalize duplicate pages on the Web, but it may try to identify which version it prefers to other versions of the same page. I came across this statement on the Web about duplicate pages earlier this week, and wondered about it, and decided to […]
  • Quality Scores for Queries: Structured Data, Synthetic Queries and Augmentation Queries July 30, 2018
    Augmentation Queries In general, the subject matter of this specification relates to identifying or generating augmentation queries, storing the augmentation queries, and identifying stored augmentation queries for use in augmenting user searches. An augmentation query can be a query that performs well in locating desirable documents identified in the search results. The performance of an […]
  • Learning to Rank July 16, 2018
    My last Post was Five Years of Google Ranking Signals, and I start that post by saying that there are other posts about ranking signals that have some issues. But, there are other pages that you may want to look at while you are learning to rank webpages, and I didn’t want to turn people […]
  • Five Years of Google Ranking Signals June 22, 2018
    Organic Search Google Ranking Signals 1. Domain Age and Rate of Linking 2. Use of Keywords 3. Related Phrases 4. Keywords in Main Headings, Lists, and Titles 5. Page Speed 6. Watch Times for a Page 7. Context Terms on a Page 8. Language Models Using Ngrams 9. Gibberish Content 10. Authoritative Results 11. How […]
  • Google Patent on Structured Data Focuses upon JSON-LD June 17, 2018
    Search Using Structured Data Structured Data is information that is formatted into a repository that a search engine can read easily. Some examples include XML markup in XML sitemaps and schema vocabulary found in JSON-LD scripts. It is distinct from semi-structured, and unstructured data that have less formatting. A search engine that answers questions based […]
  • Schema, Structured Data, and Scattered Databases such as the World Wide Web June 14, 2018
    Visiting Seattle to Speak about Structured Data I spoke at SMX Advanced this week on Schema markup and Structured Data, as part of an introduction to its use at Google. I had the chance to visit Seattle, and tour some of it. I took some photos, but would like to go back sometimes and take […]

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