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Topic: March Madness

Could Snapchat Be a March Madness Player This Year?

Turner Sports' marketing integrations captain, Will Funk, dishes on college hoops

March Madness, the annual rite of spring for college basketball fans—and a marketing bonanza for brands—is upon us once again (starting March 15 and ending with the championship game April…

Agency of the Year: How R/GA Dominated Digital by Finding Its TV Groove

Going big with Beats showed the shop's modern storytelling mastery

In hindsight, it's no surprise that one of the best ads of 2014 came from an unlikely corner of the advertising world: digital agency R/GA. "The Game Before the Game," for…

Dogs and Cats Living Together: Ratings Dip for NCAA Finals

Huskies-Wildcats grinder draws 21.2 million viewers

In winning its fourth NCAA Men’s basketball title in 16 years, the University of Connecticut on Monday night took its rightful place among the greatest college hoops programs of the…

Kentucky-Wisconsin Final Four Tilt Sets Cable Ratings Record

Turner telecast averages 16.3 million viewers, 9.2 HH rating

The second of TBS’ historic Final Four telecasts, a white-knuckle battle between No. 8 seed Kentucky and the No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers, put up record numbers, making it the all-time…

TBS Primes the Pump for Its First Final Four

Turner net’s marketing push designed to help fans break a 32-year habit

As TBS gears up to host its first-ever Final Four, the Turner network is pulling out all the stops on the promotional front. In a sense, the TBS marketing team’s…

Broadcast’s Incredible Shrinking Thursday

Ratings continue to slide on a crucial night for advertisers

Movie studios looking to prime the pump for their weekend releases may want to start looking for an alternative to broadcast TV. At the risk of trafficking in hyperbole, the…

Mitch McConnell Celebrates Duke Instead of Kentucky Basketball in Latest Ad Fail

Senator's opponent is a fan of the gaffe

Mitch McConnell can’t catch a break. First, the Republican senator from Kentucky becomes the meme of the moment after releasing a baffling long-form ad with no words where he mostly just…

Allstate's Mayhem Is Fiddling With Vine While Brackets Burn

Every upset is cause for celebration

Sports sponsorships rarely equate to more than some choice ad placement and logo saturation. But Allstate and its agency, Leo Burnett, are definitely making the most of the company's partnership…

Behind the Scenes of The Good Wife Shocker

Death comes to us all, and even lawyers can’t escape

If TV’s liveliest time slot weren’t already somewhat paradoxically a-crawl with death, last night’s episode of The Good Wife raised the ante on all things terminal. (Fair warning: Spoilers abound…

The Winner of March Madness? Nike in a Rout

43 of the 68 tournament teams sport the swoosh

While it’s anyone’s guess as to which team will cut down the nets in AT&T Stadium on April 7, the consensus favorite on the apparel front is Nike. Last season, Nike…

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