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Ad Competition From Big-Name Actors Pushes Athletes to the Sidelines The incredible shrinking athlete endorsement deal, Part 2

Remember a couple of decades ago when movie stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger would only appear in commercials airing in Japan or Europe? Now there is a long list of actors…

November 19, 2014, 12:08 PM EST

Domestic Abuse Allegations Cause Brands to Rethink Sponsorships The incredible shrinking athlete endorsement deal: Part 1

NFL star Ray Rice indicted on charges of assault and domestic abuse. Adrian Peterson indicted on charges of aggravated assault and reckless injury to a child. Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius…

November 18, 2014, 10:49 AM EST

Mark Cuban: Here Are My 6 Pieces of Advice for Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer Lessons from a guy who's been there

Microsoft's former CEO Steve Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion this summer after the NBA ousted his predecessor, Donald Sterling, for life. Ballmer has taken on a…

November 17, 2014, 6:44 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Nike Warms Up to the Cold in Its 'Choose Your Winter' Campaign Chris O'Dowd has your weather

Winter is here, people. And unless you're a baseball player passed out somewhere in the Caribbean sun, you're going to have to deal with it. Or rather, enjoy it. Wieden + Kennedy's…

November 17, 2014, 9:27 AM EST

After NFL Controversies, Expect a Kinder, Gentler Set of Super Bowl Ads 78% of U.S. sees chance for 'positive social messages'

Despite some saber rattling, not one of the NFL’s 30-plus corporate sponsors, including Procter & Gamble and General Motors, has yanked its deal over the domestic violence scandals swirling around…

November 17, 2014, 9:21 AM EST

Cam Newton Gets Primal for Beats by Dre, With Help From Kendrick Lamar New ad set to Jay Rock's 'Pay for It'

Beats by Dre is back to motivate you, and this time it's enlisted Cam Newton. The Carolina Panthers quarterback sweats it out in a new ad for the headphone maker's wireless…

November 11, 2014, 12:50 PM EST

Inside Blake Griffin and Chris Paul's Hilariously Odd Comedy Sketches for Jordan Brand Clippers stars team up for BGCP3TV in HD!

Are you up for some BGCP3TV in HD? Los Angeles Clippers stars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul have each shown, separately, that they can anchor comedy. In State Farm's Chris and…

November 7, 2014, 2:34 PM EST

And Here Is Nike's Grand, Gritty Salute to LeBron James and His Return to Cleveland The homecoming ads continue

LeBron James can go home again. And again. And again. The NBA star's return to Cleveland from Miami was always going to be fodder for numerous ad campaigns. And indeed, we've…

October 30, 2014, 2:07 PM EDT

The New World Cup Logo Has People Scratching Their Heads What is it, anyway?

FIFA unveiled the logo for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday (see image above). The games, which will be held in 11 different host cities in Russia, will kick off…

October 28, 2014, 6:07 PM EDT

Holy Crap, Someone Is Actually Making a Working Hoverboard for Real This Time And you're gonna want one

Marty McFly and Tony Hawk both drove demand for hoverboards—but alas, supply has been nonexistent, as both of them had to rely on camera trickery and special effects.  But now, finally,…

October 22, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

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