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George Lois Gets CLIO Lifetime Achievement Award Brash ad legend reflects on an epic career

George Lois can add one more line to his long list of honors—the 2013 CLIO Lifetime Achievement Award.  "When you get an award, they're all exciting as hell, and CLIO is…

February 19, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

Nickelodeon Ad Sales a Drag on Viacom Earnings Media giant ramps up development in bid to halt ratings skid

This morning's look back on the last quarter was not much fun for Viacom. Revenue was down 16 percent to $3.31 billion, earnings declined to $461 million, and per-share earnings…

January 31, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

Fast Chat: Angela Courtin Exec discusses new Aegis Story Lab

In 2011, Aegis hired Angela Courtin to lead its branded content practice. Late last year, the media network spun out her team as a separate offering, dubbed The Story Lab.…

January 2, 2013, 12:00 AM EST

Shows to Argue About Over Christmas Leftovers [Video Gallery] Because you've already argued about everything else

Here, gentle reader, is the thing: you're going to argue with your family over the holidays. You know you are. For many of you, the debates began over your Christmas dinner…

December 26, 2012, 9:46 AM EST

Analyst on Beleaguered Viacom Stock: 'It's Far and Away My Most Screaming Buy' Nick, Comedy Central, MTV parent is down but not nearly out

Here is a tale designed to stress out even the most unflappable investor: once upon a time, there was a cable conglomerate with some major ratings problems. Its kids' network…

December 14, 2012, 8:12 AM EST

Viacom Appoints Wade Davis CFO; Jimmy Barge Out Big changes ahead for entertainment conglomerate

Jimmy Barge is out and Wade Davis is in the top financial spot at Viacom. Davis will take over as CFO after a brief period of transition between the two…

November 27, 2012, 5:13 PM EST

Viacom Revenue Down, Earnings Up, Investors Concerned Analyst: 'Is MTV broken?'

Analysts have changed tone about Viacom, the owner of MTV, Nickeolodeon, Comedy Central, VH1 and BET. Barclay's media guru Anthony DiClemente was the most poilite of the bunch, congratulating Viacom…

November 15, 2012, 12:25 PM EST

MTV Taps Daniels to Head Programming Janollari out; former Lifetime exec has Buffy, Army Wives on her resume

Out with David Janollari, in with Susanne Daniels at MTV. The president of programming is leaving his post (the network characterized the departure as Janollari's decision) and will be replaced…

November 12, 2012, 5:46 PM EST

DirecTV Dispute, Programming Weaknesses Dog Viacom in Q3 No 'Jersey Shore' puts MTV 43% down

It looks like the third-quarter ratings verdict is in at Viacom, and it's not pretty. The picture for primetime is particularly grim. MTV is down a painful 43 percent and 46…

October 1, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

Fast Chat: Kraft's Bough on iD Gum's Deal With MTV Brand follows Pepsi in use of multi-screen tech

Kraft’s iD Gum last night became the first brand to use MTV’s Reverb technology during scripted programming, namely the season finale of Awkward. Previously, Pepsi and Verizon Wireless used the…

September 21, 2012, 10:07 AM EDT

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