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  • Madison Ave. Giants Omnicom, Publicis Halt Affair As Personalities Thwart Merger

    One of the world's biggest advertising companies, Omnicom Group, is known for the work it does for Pepsi, while its French contemporary, Publicis Groupe, has been an important advisor to Coca-Cola. Just like those two fervent soda competitors, the two...
  • Television networks vow to wow advertisers with new fall lineups

    Television networks vow to wow advertisers with new fall lineups
    Network television is attempting to once again defy the laws of gravity. Next week broadcast networks ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox will test their strength as the industry kicks off its annual springtime ad sales market known as the upfront. The networks...
  • At ABC, Thursday night is prime Shonda Rhimes time

    At ABC, Thursday night is prime Shonda Rhimes time
    — ABC is turning over its most valuable real estate to its proven hit-maker, Shonda Rhimes. This fall, three hour-long dramas created by Rhimes will run back-to-back-to-back on Thursday night: "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and her latest creation:...
  • Black daytime TV hosts are among the most bankable stars

    In daytime television, black is the new black. Television programmers, in their search for the next big thing, have found that charismatic African American entertainers are potent magnets who attract mainstream and ethnically diverse audiences. This...
  • Disney shifts $800-million-a-year movie ad buying to OMD

    Walt Disney Co. has hired a new advertising agency to oversee media planning for its movie studio. OMD, whose clients include Pepsi and Visa, on Wednesday landed the Disney Studios account, which handles an estimated $800 million a year in advertising...
  • Fox Reveals Trimmed-Down 'American Idol' Results Show as Part of Winter Schedule

    Fox has set premiere dates for some winter premieres, including "American Idol" and "The Following" while also announcing a shift in format for the music contest's results show. "American Idol," which will bow with a two-night, four-hour premiere on Jan....
  • KNBC-TV playing to viewers on L.A. County buses

    KNBC-TV playing to viewers on L.A. County buses
    KNBC-TV Channel 4 is taking the bus. Nearly 1,800 Los Angeles County buses operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have become the latest vehicles for the local TV station's advertising sales and marketing. The NBCUniversal-owned station...
  • How Subway Sandwiches Devoured TV's Shows, Scripts

    In real life, people chow down on everything from McDonald's to Chinese food. So why does it feel like everyone on TV has a yen for Subway sandwiches? Over the past six years or so, Subway has chomped its way into dialogue, plotlines and sets on...
  • Ad Buyers Hope to Use CBS' Thursday NFL Package to Tackle Football Prices

    When it comes to football on TV this fall, advertisers hope to open a new line of scrimmage. Yes, they want to get their commercials on NFL games to reach some of TV's biggest audiences, but they also hope to use the introduction of Thursday-night...
  • YouTube Software Developer Zefr Raises $30 Million Round Led by IVP

    Zefr, a startup that provides YouTube content-management tools for media firms and marketers, announced $30 million in a new financing, led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). IVP, founded in 1980, has invested in 300-plus companies over the years,...
  • Advertisers make $900-million bet on Olympic Winter Games

    Advertisers make $900-million bet on Olympic Winter Games
    The lighting of the Olympic flame in Russia will launch a nearly $900-million bet by U.S. advertisers that this year's Winter Games will become a feel-good event for television audiences. Leading up to Friday's official opening of the XXII Olympic...