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Horizon’s Marianne Gambelli Discusses Television, Programmatic and Life After NBC ‘It’s not just the TV Upfront anymore’

   Specs Who Marianne Gambelli New gig Evp, chief investment officer at Horizon Media Old gig President of advertising sales at NBC Age 54 How do you like being on the other side of the negotiating table? It’s…

June 29, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

Jerry Seinfeld Has Become a Therapist to the Stars Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee sessions are pure entertainment gold

Programming Series - Gold For all the talk about “premium video” online, few ad-supported Web series have made the case that their product is just as good as anything on TV…

June 22, 2014, 6:57 PM EDT

Lego Artisans Rebuild The Grand Budapest Hotel, Completely to Scale Intricate project helps promote film's DVD release

To help promote the DVD and Blu-ray release of Wes Anderson's delightful film The Grand Budapest Hotel, distributor 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment commissioned Lego sculptors (yes, this is a…

June 18, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

The Redskins Have Been Stripped of Their Trademarks [Updated] Team will appeal its right to seize your homemade jerseys

Update: That's it for the name "Washington Redskins," at least as far as legally protected trademark status goes. The appeals board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has stripped…

June 18, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT

At the Upfronts, Data Is Driving Deals Buyers' new motto: trust but verify

The broadcast ad market is on its feet and moving toward deals as of this week, but one thing that seems to be in much greater play this year is…

June 8, 2014, 8:18 PM EDT

IFC Cuts Funny Custom Trailers for Library Flicks Like Alien and Napoleon Dynamite Rebrand includes new logo, jokes about content

IFC is changing ... sort of. "It's a refresh," says Kevin Vitale, marketing vp of creative and brand strategy. "It's more of a face-lift." As part of that face-lift, the cable channel…

May 6, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Yes, That's Kevin Spacey in the New Call of Duty Commercial Not a House of Cards promo after all

On Thursday, Complex and a few other outlets found a SoundCloud file, with no context attached, of somebody who sounded an awful lot like Kevin Spacey delivering a bad-guy-sounding monologue…

May 2, 2014, 8:16 AM EDT

This L.A. Agency Creates Standout Ads for Big-Ticket Projects Clients include History, MGM and PETA

Specs Who Steph Sebbag (l.), president, and Andy Robbins, evp, motion pictures and interactive What Full-service creative agency Where Los Angeles When you’re thisclose to Hollywood, you tend to think a lot about…

April 30, 2014, 9:56 PM EDT

Cops Aren't There to Check Your Balls for You, Cancer PSA Reminds Guys Nor will a mechanic find lumps on your lugnuts

In every sense, testicular care is a delicate matter. So while it can be a bit weird and uncomfortable to feel yourself up every so often, nonprofit Testicular Cancer Canada…

April 14, 2014, 7:06 PM EDT

It’s Getting Harder to Separate Advertising From Entertainment And that’s exactly how marketers would have it

The world of branded content has changed. Suddenly branded movies and TV shows are competing for the same marketing dollar and chunk of free time as everything else in the…

March 17, 2014, 6:17 AM EDT

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