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Topic: 2014 Sochi Olympics

NBCUniversal Strikes Gold With Megawatt Olympics Deal Inks $7.65 billion deal with IOC; wins rights through 2032

In a surprise development, the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday announced that NBCUniversal has secured the media rights to the Olympic Games through 2032. The agreement, which covers broadcast rights across…

May 7, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT

Magna Global Eyes 6% Rise in U.S. Media Sales World Cup, political spend will give TV a shot in the arm

Magna Global announced today that it revised its 2014 U.S. advertising forecast slightly upward, eyeing a 6 percent increase in overall media sales, for a total of $168 billion. The media agency…

April 25, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT

Mind the Gap: NBCU’s Burke Looks to Make Waves in the Upfront Peacock poised to strike

After spending the better part of the last 10 years at the very bottom of the broadcast ratings hierarchy, NBC is on pace to claim victory for the 2013-14 TV…

April 22, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

Check Out Tide's Extensive Vine Push for the Olympics P&G brand seems dedicated to social video

Tide's focus on Vine doesn't seem like it's going to be cut down any time soon. Following up on its Halloween effort with Twitter's social videos, the Procter & Gamble brand…

February 21, 2014, 2:24 PM EST

NBC Buys Big Twitter Ad for USA-Canada Hockey Webcast, but Why Is It Stopping There? #FAILs to purchase Promoted Tweets

NBC probably made a wise choice in buying Twitter's prominently featured Promoted Trend ad to alert folks about the USA vs. Canada hockey match today. Computer-tethered people tend to lose…

February 21, 2014, 12:24 PM EST

Brian Boitano Stands Strong in Sochi for Gay Rights He prefers watching the Olympics on TV

Specs Who Brian Boitano Age 50 Accomplishments Olympic gold medal-winning skater; member of the U.S. delegation to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics; host of Brian Boitano’s Italian Adventure on the Cooking Channel and…

February 20, 2014, 11:02 PM EST

The Walking Dead Takes Another Bite Out of the Olympics AMC zombie drama keeps scaring up huge ratings

AMC’s The Walking Dead once again took a ragged bite out of the Winter Olympics, topping the 9-10 p.m. EST segment of NBC’s Sunday night coverage by more than 20…

February 18, 2014, 4:49 PM EST

Visa Spends at Least a Third of Its Marketing Budget on Digital CMO Kevin Burke describes digital efforts for the Sochi Olympics

Visa is one of the longest-running Olympics sponsors, with 27 years of support behind the games. This year, the marketer is ramping up its use of mobile and social platforms…

February 16, 2014, 11:45 PM EST

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Feb. 7-14 Brands go for the gold, and for your heart. Vote for your favorite spot

It's Valentine's Day, and marketers have been tugging at your heartstrings all week with candy-coated, cute appeals. Also, the Winter Olympics continue to prove excellent fodder for major brands. All…

February 14, 2014, 6:22 AM EST

P&G Ads Are Taking Olympic Gold and Facebook Users Love Skiing Winter Games data roundup

Here comes the Olympics data. AceMetrix today unveiled numbers that bode extremely well for Procter & Gamble, which takes the top three spots in its Top 10 rankings for Winter…

February 13, 2014, 6:10 PM EST

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