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Ratings Slump Dings Broadcast Sales Networks’ Q1 spend slips 5 percent; cable on the rise

Diluted prime-time deliveries and a calendar quirk that moved NCAA Final Four dollars into April contributed to a $317 million decline in first-quarter broadcast TV ad expenditures. According to a new…

June 25, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

Fast Break: TBS to Air Final Four in 2014 College hoops title game shifts to cable in 3 years

After three years of sharing the rights to the NCAA Men’s Division I National Basketball Tournament, CBS and Turner Sports have agreed to accelerate their transition game. Beginning in March…

May 7, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

March Madness Boosts CBS, Time Warner Stock NCAA tourney networks secured $875 million in ad revenue

Louisville’s Rick Pitino was perhaps the biggest winner in this year’s NCAA Men’s Div. I Basketball Tournament, becoming the first head coach to win a National Championship at two different…

April 11, 2013, 5:57 PM EDT

How AT&T Is Owning March Madness on Twitter Partnership with NCAA, Turner puts brand constantly in the game

Many brands—Capital One, Dove Men's Care, Nike and Buick, to name a few—were at the ready last weekend for March Madness, purchasing Promoted Tweets in real time around the ups…

March 28, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT

David Levy Pushes Unscripted Shows on Turner Networks TBS and TNT

David Levy’s relaxation technique is pretty simple. “Every time I get too stressed I look out across here and there’s not an ad in sight,” he said, gesturing to the…

March 24, 2013, 11:38 PM EDT

Capital One May Get Charles Barkley on Twitter Underscores financial giant's social-media focus

Charles Barkley's new gig as a Capital One spokesperson during March Madness may soon be bringing the ultra-quotable Round Mound of Rebound to Twitter—even though he's dissed the social site…

March 22, 2013, 5:52 PM EDT

March Madness All But Sold Out CBS, Turner eye another lucrative tournament

Unless you’re a starry-eyed Valpo alum with more school spirit than common sense, there’s a good chance your March Madness brackets remain relatively unscathed at this early juncture. And while…

March 21, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

Best March Madness Promoted Tweets So Far Nike, Capital One and Bing score, while Walmart air-balls

Say that Valparaiso upsets Michigan State or Harvard takes out heavily-favored New Mexico in today's first round of the NCAA Tournament. There's almost no question that #Valparaiso and #Harvard would…

March 21, 2013, 12:07 PM EDT

Alec Baldwin and Charles Barkley Strike Up March Madness Bromance for Capital One Two wrongs somehow make a right

Capital One pitchman Alec Baldwin gets an assist from Charles Barkley in new ads from DDB Chicago and Tool director Erich Joiner timed to the NCAA's March Madness tournament, of…

March 8, 2013, 9:36 AM EST

Show Me the Moneyball: March Madness Generates $1 Billion in Ad Sales Kantar Media study puts college hoops at the head of the class

Arguably the most spellbinding three weeks in sports, the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship now stands as the most lucrative postseason advertising juggernaut. According to a new report from Kantar…

March 6, 2013, 1:12 PM EST

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