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ICYMI: NowThis Wins Cannes Lion Award, Edward R. Murrow Award and More...

Company Release
June 29, 2018

NowThis, the no. 1 news publisher in the world on social, is excited to share some notable achievements from this month. In June, NowThis:

-Won a Silver Cannes Social & Influencer Lion in the category of Content Marketing - Social Video for its “Unframed” campaign in partnership with Samsung Gear 360. 
-Was ahead of the curve as one of the first credited news outlets to introduce Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to audiences. The March 15th video profiled the 28 year-old congressional candidate who beat long-term incumbent Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th district.
-Won an Edward R. Murrow Award in the category of Excellence in Video for in-depth coverage of Hurricane Maria and its aftermath in Puerto Rico
-Launched NowBreaking on Snapchat - a new program dedicated to breaking news for the Snapchat audience worldwide. The first edition went live on June 26th and followed the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Trump’s travel ban. 
-Brought on “Hamilton” star Javier Muñoz as a guest editor for Pride Month.
-Featured Yara Shahidi discussing the importance of automatic voter registration as part of our ongoing eighteenx18 midterm election with the actress and activist.

About NowThis:
NowThis creates news content for the social, mobile generation by informing, entertaining and inspiring its audience about what’s happening and important in the world right now. Launched in 2012, NowThis is the #1 news brand in the world on social with more than 2.2 billion monthly views. NowThis has twelve content verticals, including: News, Politics, Entertainment, Future, Her, Money, Sports, Food and more. In December 2016, NowThis joined forces with Thrillist, The Dodo and Seeker to form Group Nine Media.

CONTACT:

April Mellody

Group Nine Media

(646) 218-9312

Devon Giddon

Group Nine Media

(646) 218-9312

Pierce White

(646) 218-9312

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