H.B. Duran

H.B. Duran is a writer and artist with a passion for the video game and film industries. Her work has appeared in games and on screen as a video game journalist, screenwriter, artist, QA tester and consultant. She is the founder of Video Game News Source and has contributed to a number of websites including GirlGamer and William Shatner's My Outer Space.

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This week in social media news, Snapchat rolls out additional privacy controls for sharing user locations,…

Lean Cuisine’s #ItAll Campaign Goes An Unexpected Direction

Lean Cuisine asked women on Twitter what “having it all” means to them. Last week, Lean…

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CMOs Are Moving Beyond Traditional Roles But Lack Confidence, Study Finds

Chief marketing officers are taking on more roles within the company but lack confidence in their…

Brands Get Dark And Broody For Global Goth Day

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ESL And Alienware Partner For ‘You Vs. Pro’ Social Activation

The Esports League (ESL) announced a partnership with Dell’s Alienware brand that will include onsite competitions…

Fake Fanta Bot Is A Reminder That Audiences Control Brand Narrative

A Twitter bot is inventing strange flavors of Fanta, reminding marketers that anyone can hijack a…

Sprint Reboots Super Bowl Robot For ‘Time To Go’ Campaign

Sprint continues to push its “Evelyn” Super Bowl ad character into the summer, launching a series…

Mediacorp Names Debra Soon First CMO, And Other Hires

This week: Mediacorp and Mavenir bring on new CMOs, Dunkin’ Donuts expands branding team to ensure…

A Skylight Company Is Behind A Cautionary Viral Video About Modern Life

Daylight is a necessity, not a luxury—that’s the message behind skylight brand Velux’s new campaign, “The…

Instagram Unleashes An Emoji Slider And Twitter Tackles Trolls

This week in social media news, Instagram thrives in Japan, Twitter battles trolls and Facebook lets…

Brands React To The Infamous ‘Yanny Or Laurel’ Debate

Brands were quick to capitalize on the viral “yanny or laurel” debate this week by stubbornly…

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