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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…

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…

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…

Ad of the Day: DirecTV Enlists Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe, Its Most Pitiful Rob Lowe Yet

Cable sure does strange things to people

Rob Lowe keeps sinking in DirecTV's campaign. Having already been introduced to Creepy Rob Lowe and Less Attractive Rob Lowe, now we get to meet Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe. Like his…

AT&T Has to Pay $105 Million for Overcharging Customers

A settlement, not a fine

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler held a press conference alongside colleagues from the Federal Trade Commission and the states attorneys general today to publicly reprimand AT&T for "cramming"—adding fees…

This Agency Gets 90% of Its Business Through Referrals

DXagency makes sweepstakes and contests for big-name clients like HBO

Specs Who (from left) Izzy the dog, employee relations; Michael Dub, partner; Sandy Rubinstein, CEO; Benjamin Hordell, partner What Agency Where Edgewater, N.J. Indie shop DXagency happily reports that 90 percent of its business…

NFL Has a Lot of Leverage in Negotiating TV Deals

Networks forced to play by NFL's rules or go home

When the NFL negotiated with TV networks on the rights to broadcast eight "Thursday Night Football" games this season, the contract stipulated that term was only for one year, that…

Entertainment, Media and Communications Deals Hit $74 Billion in Q2

PwC credits the rise of the megadeal

The entertainment, media and communications (EMC) sector reached $74 billion in deal volume in the second quarter, up $67 billion from the same time last year. PwC this week released its…

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