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Topic: Gannett

DOJ Asks for More Information About Gannett's Purchase of Belo

Companies still expect to close deal by end of year

The Department of Justice asked Gannett and Belo for more information about Gannett's $1.5 billion purchase of Belo, the companies said Friday. Announced in June, the merger would double Gannett's TV…

Is the FCC Making a Move to Stop TV Groups From Getting Any Bigger?

Proposed rule could change how TV stations are counted toward national ownership cap

Acting Federal Communications Commission chairwoman Mignon Clyburn may have turned activist. In a bold move, Clyburn has circulated an item aimed at making sure TV groups don't get any bigger. Over…

Public Interest Groups, Cable Companies Oppose Gannett-Belo Merger

File separate petitions to FCC aiming to limit new TV super unit

Gannett's $2.2 billion deal to buy Belo to become a 43 TV station super group is opening up some old-media consolidation wounds in Washington. Several public interest groups representing newspaper and…

AOL CEO Says Scalability Is Needed in Native Advertising

Calls on publishers to unite around standards

For all the good native advertising does for brands, a big roadblock the digital ad form faces is its ability to scale, said AOL CEO Tim Armstrong at a breakfast…

Gannett to Buy Broadcaster Belo for $2.2 Billion

Deal will nearly double newspaper firm's TV holdings

The TV broadcasting business has just gotten a major vote of confidence from Gannett, the No. 1 U.S. newspaper company. This morning, Gannett announced that it agreed to buy regional…

Salesforce Buys ExactTarget for $2.5 Billion

CEO says acquisition is 'most important ever'

Salesforce.com has agreed to purchase digital marketing services firm ExactTarget for $2.5 billion, the companies revealed today. ExactTarget launched in 2000 before growing into one of the premiere email service providers.…

USA Today Takes Its Ad Meter Beyond the Super Bowl

Sees room to expand

Ad Meter: It’s not just for Super Bowl ads anymore. USA Today is expanding its Super Bowl ad-rating platform to other categories of sports media. Ad Meter: The Year in…

'USA Today' Debuts High School Football Mag

'Prime' to roll out in 11 pigskin-loving markets across the U.S.

This weekend, high school football fans in 11 markets across the country will have the chance to see their favorite local stars highlighted in Prime, the debut magazine from USA…

Why Gannett Blinq-ed

Social ad firm to work closely with ShopLocal

Earlier this year, Gannett held its first investors meeting in New York, where company executives focused on local digital marketing services as a critical part of their strategy moving forward. As…

IAB's Rising Stars Shine, but on the Horizon

Rich media ads show promise but need tech support, scale to save banners

When the IAB showcased a collection of its Rising Star rich media units in February, there was genuine hope that these bold, splashy ads could inject new life into the…

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