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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…

December 10, 2013, 3:31 PM EST

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…

November 6, 2013, 12:10 PM EST

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…

June 19, 2013, 7:16 AM EDT

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…

November 15, 2012, 3:34 PM EST

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…

May 17, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

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…

March 27, 2012, 10:18 PM EDT

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…

February 8, 2012, 8:03 PM EST

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…

October 25, 2011, 2:01 PM EDT

Team Coco Losing Out to 'Chelsea Lately' Young women are flocking to Chelsea Handler's show

Team Coco just can’t seem to catch a break. After a buzzy premiere last November, Conan O’Brien’s TBS program, Conan, has fallen behind Chelsea Handler’s E! show, Chelsea Lately, in…

July 1, 2011, 10:48 AM EDT

Groupon ads are getting even more horrible

If you thought the Tibet-themed Groupon ad from the Super Bowl was over the line, take a gander at the next spots—pegged to Saddam Hussein, the BP oil spill and…

February 10, 2011, 1:47 PM EST