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Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Dec. 28 - Jan. 4 Nike disses the NHL, Fiat raps about motherhood and Pixar goes back to college

This week, cigarettes get tumorous and even more disgusting in a new PSA, Cookie Monster quickly breaks his New Year's resolution and Apple's timing is off in its promotion of…

January 4, 2013, 10:07 AM EST

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Dec. 7-14 Ellen and her elves, TiVo and Tebow, and a look back at the year in Google searches

This week, Lacoste unveiled the swipe-able polo shirt of the future, kids bemoaned Hurricane Sandy's effects on seaside amusement parks, and ESPN celebrated one of the world's great sports rivalries—in…

December 14, 2012, 10:29 AM EST

NBC Sports and Yahoo Are in League Yahoo to share in stream of live NFL games

NBC Sports and Yahoo announced a deal on Sunday that gives NBC's digital and television properties access to Yahoo's sports reporting, and lets Yahoo in on some of NBC's marquee…

December 9, 2012, 10:06 PM EST

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Nov. 30 - Dec. 7 Internet Explorer trolls itself, Santas go surfing, and GE gets the robots moving

This week, Bing bashed Google for "Scroogling" your holiday shopping searches, StubHub's ticket tree mourned its piney and formerly ornamented cousin, and Expedia unleashed a rare commercial that will have…

December 7, 2012, 10:04 AM EST

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Nov. 23-30 Father Time's time runs out, bodega goods bust a move and NBA stars dribble holiday cheer

This week, "Ebenezer" Snoop learns a lesson from his (puff, puff) Christmas past, Canon inspires extreme photography and Honda knows you're really dreading spending time with your psycho family this holiday…

November 30, 2012, 10:26 AM EST

Portrait: Cutwater An agency that slices through the media clutter

Specs Who Founder, chief creative officer Chuck McBride (l.); president Christian Hughes What Advertising and digital communications agency Where San Francisco offices When Chuck McBride named his agency Cutwater, it was both a reminder…

November 29, 2012, 6:59 AM EST

Turkey Trot: Lousy Jets Take a Bite Out of NBC Ratings T-Day NFL games show some viewer fatigue

While millions of turkey-glutted couch jockeys tuned in for the three national NFL broadcasts on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22), ratings were either down or failed to meet advertisers’ expectations. Per Nielsen…

November 28, 2012, 5:42 PM EST

Media All-Stars A dozen of the most talented and innovative media point people for leading brands

In an expansive, ever-morphing multimedia world, never has the media buy been more complex—and never have media buyers worn as many hats. Negotiator. Analyst. Cultural guru. Digital expert. Mathematician—and in…

November 19, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Grin and (Panda) Bear It Sandoval homer barrage eats into Fox’s World Series ratings

While it may be a lot of fun to watch Kung Fu Panda swat dingers over the fence at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Pablo Sandoval’s historic performance in Game…

October 25, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT

NBA Commish Stern to Step Down in 2014 League boss caps a 30-year run

The National Basketball Association today announced that commissioner David Stern will retire on Feb. 1, 2014, drawing to a close his 30-year tenure. Stern will be replaced by NBA deputy commissioner…

October 25, 2012, 3:26 PM EDT

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