Topic: Spike TV

Whether It’s Online or IRL, Bar Rescue’s Jon Taffer Is All About Authenticity

He’s got a new app in the works for aspiring nightclub moguls

Specs Age 60 Claim to fame Host of Spike TV's Bar Rescue (new episodes begin Sunday, June 21); president of Nightclub & Bar Media Group and Taffer Media Base Las Vegas Twitter @jontaffer What's the…

This Company Went From Selling Street Meat to Saks Fifth Avenue

Roaming Hunger connects food trucks with brands

Specs Who (From left) Ross Resnick, founder and Big Burrito; Ryan van de Griendt, director of operations; Megan Madsen, account manager; Cory Murphy, director of new business What Experiential marketing agency and…

Facebook Hires TV Veteran to Run U.S. Sales

Former Univision exec David Lawenda arrives as video plans heat up

Facebook has hired longtime TV sales executive David Lawenda to serve as vp, global sales, in the U.S. Lawenda, who served as president of Univision before being ousted roughly a year…

Cat Greenleaf's Talk Stoop Moves to USA From Taxi TV

Losing her anonymity

Specs Age 41 News Her show, Talk Stoop With Cat Greenleaf, is moving to USA Network; she’ll also host USA’s daytime programming Talk Stoop, a show we’ve all seen on taxi screens,…

You Endure More Commercials When Watching Cable Networks

Compared to broadcast

Is the viewer in the bathroom during your prime-time ad? If that ad is on CMT, there’s a good chance he is. If it runs on Bravo, she’ll be more…

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Oct. 19-26

Will Ferrell, George Clooney, PlayStation's all-stars, and Kmart's scary-good Halloween spot

This week, one lucky lady got George Clooney and buried treasure, Will Ferrell headed to Sweden to sell some Old Milwaukee (which isn't even sold there!), and train passengers got…

Ad of the Day: Spike TV

Cable network gives one-half of these conjoined twin brothers a reason to live

Ah, conjoined-twins humor. Does it ever get old? You be the judge, as Spike TV gives you a full two-and-a-half minutes of it in the mockumentary below, produced by Hungry Man…

Sick Nick a Drag on Viacom Ad Sales

Kids net ratings declines remain a concern

Nickelodeon’s ongoing ratings woes were the talk of Viacom’s fiscal second-quarter earnings call, as executives faced a litany of pointed questions about the network’s under-deliveries. Speaking to analysts in a Q&A…

'Deadliest Warrior' Finale to Close the Social TV 'Feedback Loop'

Loyalize brings real-time polling to live show

Spike TV has tapped social TV app-maker Loyalize to power a live feedback loop for the Wednesday finale of Deadliest Warrior (airs 9:00 EST). The show will allow contestants to…