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Topic: Directv

Ad of the Day: Eli Manning and Tony Romo Do Their Best Rob Lowe for DirecTV

NFL stars line up against lame versions of themselves

DirecTV killed its long-running Rob Lowe campaign in April after more than six months of spots in which the actor introduced pathetic versions of himself—the kind of guy who has…

Former DISH Executive Takes the Reins at The Weather Channel

Tasked with overseeing a new, 'fully integrated' TV group

The Weather Company is shaking up its management ranks and bringing in former DISH Network executive Dave Shull to operate a "newly formed, fully integrated division" called The Weather Channel…

DirecTV Ditches Rob Lowe for Hannah Davis and a Horse in Shamelessly Silly New Ads

Don't take her word for it

DirecTV doesn't want you to have to look at ugly cable wires and boxes. So, it's putting Hannah Davis on your screen instead (and saying goodbye to Rob Lowe). Sports Illustrated's…

24 Hours in Advertising: Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Models channel Lowe for DirecTV, cinemagraphs are spreading and Omnicom's Q4 gains

Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked. Buzzing on Adweek: Facebook courts advertisers with a captivating ad format Cinemagraphs, still images with a…

SI's Swimsuit Models Look a Bit Less Lovely If They Have Cable Instead of DirecTV

Hannah Davis, Chrissy Teigen and Nina Agdal get Rob Lowed

To date, Rob Lowe has been the only celebrity to suffer physical indignities in Grey's DirecTV campaign making fun of cable customers. But now he can add three famous supermodels…

Rob Lowe Talks About the Awesome Randomness of His DirecTV Characters [Video]

The ads are 'out there in a really fun, smart, stupid way'

Grey has gotten a lot of buzz out of its DirecTV campaign featuring oddball versions of Rob Lowe as a cable subscriber. After shooting the first five ads last year,…

Scrawny Arms Rob Lowe Is DirecTV's Freakiest Rob Lowe Yet

Good luck with that jar of mayo

While shy-bladder sufferers debate the offensiveness of Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe, DirecTV is plowing ahead with all sorts of other less-than-ideal Rob Lowes—you know, the ones with cable and not…

DirecTV's 'Awkward Rob Lowe' Spot Draws Protests From Shy Bladder Sufferers

Group says ad makes light of a misunderstood condition

Not everyone thinks Rob Lowe's "painfully awkward" commercial for DirecTV is funny. The Associated Press reported today that members of the International Paruresis Association—which represents people with what is commonly referred…

Are DirecTV Customers Going to Lose AMC in the Middle of The Walking Dead?

Show rates higher than football

Ah, November: The Christmas decorations are going up, flights home are getting expensive, and networks are going to war with cable providers. It's always an uphill battle with satellite and…

20 Years Before It Was Cool to Cast Gay Couples, Ikea Made This Pioneering Ad

Patrick O'Neill looks back at his 1994 spot

The mini-wave of brands casting gay couples in TV ads this year continues to rise, with the likes of Honey Maid, Cheerios and DirecTV all diving in. More power to…

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