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Mood Media Appoints Seasoned Digital-Out-of-Home (DOOH) Media Industry Veteran, Paul Jankauskas, to Lead Mood Content Platforms

Today, Mood Media, the world’s largest on-premise and connected media solutions company dedicated to elevating the Customer Experience, announced the hiring of Paul Jankauskas as its new Senior Vice President (SVP) of Mood Content Platforms. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the media industry, including within content development and out-of-home (OOH) sectors, Jankauskas is now responsible for growing Mood Media’s ad sales network, further building out Mood’s world-class sales organization and expanding our retail partnerships.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201013005390/en/

Paul Jankauskas, Mood Media’s new SVP of Mood Content Platforms (Photo: Business Wire)

More specifically, he is overseeing the Mood Content Network, a media platform that enables brand partners to transform their current in-store audio and visual channels into new revenue streams by sharing paid, relevant and complementary entertainment, education and promotional content with their in-store customers.

“When we launched our Mood

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Chromecast media notification adds track controls on Android

One of the conveniences of using a Chromecast or a Cast-enabled speaker or TV is the ability to control playback from any device in the house (if you want). Starting a song from your phone and stopping it from your tablet, or asking your partner or roommate to do so while you’re wrist-deep into a new banana bread recipe, are possible because of the casting notification that surfaces on all devices connected to the same network. That notification is getting a small but awesome quality-of-life improvement now thanks to new track controls.

Previously, the casting notification offered four buttons: play/pause, mute/unmute, stop, and settings (which let you disable the notification on other devices). If you wanted to rewind that awesome tune you just heard or skip to the next video on your TV, you couldn’t do it straight away. You had to tap on the notification to open media controls

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Macaulay Culkin wows social media with ‘Home Alone’ mask

Macaulay Culkin arrives at the American Music Awards on October 9, 2018. (Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images)
Macaulay Culkin arrives at the American Music Awards on October 9, 2018. (Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images)

Macaulay Culkin has caused a stir on social media by recreating the iconic poster for his 1990 movie Home Alone, using a unique face mask.

The 40-year-old actor quipped that he was “wearing the flayed skin of my younger self” as he posed next to a Lego model of the Empire State Building.

Culkin is set to make a high-profile return to acting with a role in the upcoming next season of American Horror Story, having only appeared on camera sporadically since his child star heyday in the 1990s.

Read more: Culkin recalls disastrous Tarantino audition

He urged his 1.1 million Instagram followers to wear their masks as well, in order to minimise the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The unconventional choice of face covering immediately sparked discussion on

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Programmatic ‘key driver of UK digital media quality improvements in 2020’

Programmatic has fuelled the boost in media quality across the UK, outperformed global averages across desktop display, desktop video, mobile web display and mobile web video, according to new research.

The Media Quality Report from Integral Ad Sciences provides global benchmarks for viewability, brand safety and suitability, and ad fraud across digital environments and channels

Key findings:

• Programmatic has fuelled the boost in media quality across the UK
• UK programmatic buys outperformed global programmatic averages across desktop display, desktop video, mobile web display and mobile web video
• The UK has cemented itself as a leader when it comes to brand risk reduction
• UK viewability continued to rise in the UK across all formats and environments driven by strong programmatic performance throughout H1 2020
• Ad fraud levels in the UK remained steady throughout H1 2020

Programmatic buys fuel boost to UK digital media quality

The UK

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