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Blue Chippers Return to the Red Carpet American Express, McDonald’s, Sprint spiff up for Oscars

While two of the biggest advertisers have rotated out of ABC’s Academy Awards broadcast, many more blue-chip sponsors are returning to the Red Carpet. As first reported by Adweek, General Motors…

February 6, 2014, 1:37 PM EST

Two of the Oscars' Biggest Sponsors Have Decided Not to Return This Year Rivals have already swooped in

After a lengthy stretch during which they served as exclusive category sponsors of the Academy Awards, Hyundai and Coca-Cola have decided to leave the red carpet behind. The automaker and soft…

February 2, 2014, 10:03 PM EST

Chevy Paid $560 Million to Sponsor Manchester United, and Now It's Pulling Out of Europe Did the automaker score an own goal?

Chevrolet’s desire to become a global brand via sponsorships with the English soccer clubs Manchester United and Liverpool has taken a turn now that General Motors has unexpectedly announced the…

February 2, 2014, 10:00 PM EST

Kurt Unkel Is New Digital Chief at Team Detroit Previously top VivaKi exec

Kurt Unkel, global president of VivaKi’s Audience on Demand, is moving over to WPP’s Team Detroit as chief digital officer, according to sources. Unkel was among the rising stars within Publicis…

January 24, 2014, 1:34 PM EST

Ford, Coca-Cola Return for Season 13 of American Idol AT&T, veteran sponsor No. 3, drops the call

American Idol on Wednesday returns for its 13th cycle, and while two long-time sponsors will be on hand to get the party started, a third has left the fold. Ford and…

January 15, 2014, 7:24 PM EST

Study: Facebook Ads Influence Car Shoppers Mid-Funnel Research revs up social advertising narrative

Facebook has doggedly tried to prove its advertising mettle to automotive brands since General Motors famously yanked its paid budget in May 2012, only to return to the social platform…

January 15, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Former GM Marketing Exec Jackson Joins Phelps President at L.A. shop

Mike Jackson, a former vp of marketing and advertising for General Motors North America, is joining Phelps as president, a new position at the Los Angeles independent. In conjunction with that…

January 14, 2014, 9:28 AM EST

Broadcast Spend Drops 18 Percent to $4.18 Billion in Q3 Olympics, political comps put the squeeze on network TV

The sugar rush of last year’s Summer Olympics and political spend has given way to the inevitable crash, as third-quarter advertising expenditures were down significantly from Q3 2012. According to a…

December 16, 2013, 2:03 PM EST

General Motors Names Mary Barra CEO in Historic Appointment First female to have the role at a major U.S. automotive company

General Motors chief exec Dan Akerson plans to retire in January, and the carmaker has tapped Mary Barra as his successor, making her the first female CEO of a major…

December 10, 2013, 11:08 AM EST

Fox Sells Out the Super Bowl In-game spots fetch $4 million per :30

Fox has sold the last of its available in-game Super Bowl spots, securing an average rate of $4 million per 30 seconds of airtime for the Feb. 2 broadcast. Media buyers…

December 4, 2013, 1:11 PM EST

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