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NBCUniversal Strikes Gold With Megawatt Olympics Deal Inks $7.65 billion deal with IOC; wins rights through 2032

In a surprise development, the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday announced that NBCUniversal has secured the media rights to the Olympic Games through 2032. The agreement, which covers broadcast rights across…

May 7, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Samsung Inspires You to Stage Your Own Winter Olympics Kids, sure, but grownups too?

We're deep into the third month of the 2014 Winter Olympics—that's how long they've been going on, right?—and the games' gazillion sponsors are still rolling out TV spots in hopes…

February 19, 2014, 2:19 PM EST

Ad of the Day: Coca-Cola Brings U.S.-Russia Olympic Rivalry to Space Astronaut and cosmonaut are bitter enemies (or are they?)

Have you heard the one about the astronaut and the cosmonaut watching hockey together in the International Space Station during the Olympics? The American team scores against the Russian team, and…

February 13, 2014, 1:44 PM EST

Olympics Viewers Don’t Like Celebrity Endorsements Sponsor messages are OK, though

Winter Olympics will be glad to know that people who watch the games are 9 percent more likely than the general public to buy from companies that sponsor sporting events,…

February 12, 2014, 7:01 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Arthur C. Clarke Introduces BMW i Electric Cars on the Olympics In kbs+ ads, the future is now

RAM did it with Paul Harvey. Apple did it with Walt Whitman (by way of Robin Williams). Visa did it with Amelia Earhart. Now, it's BMW's turn to use the…

February 7, 2014, 1:57 PM EST

Visa Soars Into the Winter Olympics With Sarah Hendrickson and Amelia Earhart What's your everywhere?

IDEA: All Olympic advertising tries, in some way or other, to soar. BBDO's new spot for Visa does so literally, thanks to U.S. Olympic ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson and legendary…

January 30, 2014, 6:52 AM EST

Online Trading Company Ads Have Gotten a Lot More Serious No more monkey business

Truck drivers buying islands with online trading fortunes, courtesy of Discover Brokerage Direct. Stuart, the office goofball, teaches his boss how to trade stocks on TD Ameritrade. And who can…

January 19, 2014, 9:29 PM EST

Ad of the Day: P&G Has a Winner With Latest Big Tearjerker Spot for Moms W+K, Lance Acord ad is tied to the Sochi Olympics

While most of the ad industry is busy buzzing about Super Bowl XLVIII, let's not forget that other massive sporting event (i.e., branding opportunity) on the horizon: the 2014 Winter…

January 7, 2014, 12:58 PM EST

CBS Is Leading the Charge on C7 Currency Network wants to get paid for bonus impressions

If earnings season has been predictably drama-free—devoid of high-impact spectacles like the presidential election and the Olympics, the summer quarter was a somewhat drowsy affair—leave it to Les Moonves to…

November 10, 2013, 8:34 PM EST

AP Showcases Sponsored Content in Updated App Latest version uses a grid of tiles

The Associated Press is putting sponsored content front and center in the latest version of its iOS app, which goes live on Tuesday. The app's navigation is built around a grid…

June 25, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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