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Topic: Conan O'brien

Conan Tours Taco Bell HQ, Visits the Test Kitchen and Ends Up Convulsing on the Floor

Seeing how the chalupa is made

If you've ever seen late-night mastermind Conan O'Brien venture into the real world and interact with the commoners, you know you're in for a treat whenever it happens. Turns out the…

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…

Conan O'Brien Fails to Learn How to Audition for TV Commercials

It's harder than it looks

America's gangliest talk-show host takes on TV-commercial auditions in this skit. With the help of Killian's Workshop, Conan O'Brien—not always the most comfortable commercial endorser—reads some copy about shrimp that…

TBS Slapped With Fine for Simulating Emergency Alert Sounds in Conan Ad

Turner network must pay $25,000 to FCC

Few things are more annoying than ads that use sounds like a ringing phone or doorbell to get our attention. But an ad for Conan O'Brien's show on TBS went…

Conan O'Brien to Advertisers: You Disgust Me, but I Will Take Your Money

Comedian gets honest with Anderson Cooper

CANNES, France—Conan O'Brien wants advertisers' money but also wants creative freedom with the brand integrations on his show, a requirement that benefits both sides, he told Anderson Cooper in a…

NBCU Ad Sales Picture Crystallizes

Yaccarino firms up her executive staff with promotions, new hires

Nearly two months after Linda Yaccarino became the head of advertising sales at NBCUniversal’s broadcast and cable networks units, the org chart is coming into focus. The company announced today that…

The 10 Best Upfront Presentations (So Far)

From robots to an attempted seduction by Jennifer Love Hewitt, some nets really know how to party

The upfronts are supposed to be an opportunity for cable and broadcast networks—and now digital content providers—to unveil their slates of new programming before an audience of advertising executives, in…

Bang Bang Pow Pow: TBS Wins Quarterly Ratings Race

'The Big Bang Theory' is a cable game changer

Mad Men may be the ultimate critical darling and The Walking Dead a relentless devourer of GRPs, but the most transformative show on basic cable is actually a broadcast hand-me-down. According…

Turner Embraces Social TV, Interactive Ads via 'Conan' App

TBS planning to leverage audio recognition tech for content, ads, even daily deals

Sometime this month, Coco’s getting his own app. And like the Harvard-educated funnyman, this app’s going to be pretty clever. As part of a major push by Turner’s entertainment networks to…

Conan O'Brien Rewrites Apple's Siri Commercial

'We know what you're gonna use it for'

Team Coco provides some truth in advertising with its take on Apple's new commercial for Siri, the popular personal-assistant app that's been around for a while but has gotten a…

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