Media Moves: Week of July 25

Google released a new tool, “Think with Google”, that can be used to comb through interesting data sets and statistics. Data sets cover topics like mobile, programmatic, and consumer trends. Give it a test drive here for inspiration ahead of your next pitch or brainstorm!

Media on the Move

  • Natalia Angulo has left Marketing Dive and is now writing for Circa news.

  • Jordan Valinsky is no longer writing for Digiday. Pitches can be directed to Brian Braiker in his absence.

  • Samantha Murphy Kelly has joined CNNMoney as a technology editor, covering smartphones and mobile. She was previously a deputy technology editor for Mashable.

  • A tip on Reuters c/o Georgina Prodhan and Eric Auchard: Don’t pitch intro meetings to reporters there. They only want to be briefed on hard news and will cancel if they find out if the briefing is purely informational.

Time for an interesting read?

Amazon has a growing Chinese counterfeit problem according to CNBC’s Ari Levy. While Amazon is known for putting customers first, its attempts to court Chinese manufacturers have backfired and endanger the company’s brand.