Category Archives: Advertising

Best and Worst Super Bowl Commercials – 2017

Top 10 best list dominated by…household cleaners and laundry detergent?  This has got to be the “cleanest list” ever. In the eleventh edition of T Dog Media’s annual Super [..]

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Cleveland! Cavs’ title win also one for ESPN, ABC

Highest-rated NBA contest since 1998 In terms of Cleveland media, the last time the city won a championship, WJW-TV was still a CBS affiliate, and the KYW call [..]

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The Upfronts Post-Game Show

What we learned from television’s most rockin’ week Now that the parties have been held, the red carpet has been rolled up, and the song and dance routines [..]

Advertising, Television

T Dog’s Media Notepad: Back in the saddle again

Hello, and welcome back to T Dog Media! Here are some notable news and notes from the last two weeks: Tom Doerr has resigned as news director of [..]

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Best and Worst Super Bowl Commercials – 2016

(Editor’s Note: Some videos below are no longer available.)  Super Bowl 50 came and went with the Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning winning his second Super Bowl trophy while [..]

Advertising, Sports

Think Tank Express: Rauner’s Super PAC-MEN chomps up spots

Illinois broadcasters take the quick cash. But are they driving viewers away from live TV? If you thought 2015 would be free of political advertising – think again. Illinois [..]

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The Upfronts Post-Game Show

What we learned: – The sitcom is almost dead – Too much drama – Greg Berlanti is now the most powerful person on TV Now that the parties have [..]

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Best and Worst Super Bowl Commercials of 2015

Super Bowl XLIX featured a bizarro batch of ads: love, death, a film on how beer is made, and human running around in a big video game. $4.5 [..]

Advertising, Sports, Television

Eddie and JoBo: On the outs

Here we go again: another Chicago radio partnership has ended in divorce. A deal that would have brought Eddie Volkman and Joe “Bohannon” Colburn to Cumulus-owned Classic Hits [..]

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Fox dumps “Animation Domination HD”

In news first reported Thursday evening by Broadcasting & Cable, Fox has decided to pull the plug on its Animation Domination High Def (ADHD) Saturday night block, with [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Sports-talk war escalates with Finfer defection

* The first shot has been fired in the Chicago’s new sports-talk wars: Robert Feder reports that Tribune’s new Game has stolen Ben Finfer away from CBS’ The [..]

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Best and Worst Super Bowl Commercials – 2014

Welcome to the eighth annual T Dog Media Best and Worst Super Bowl Commercials review. The ads were featured in Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and [..]

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NATPE: Day 2

The second day of NATPE: – It’s a Friends reunion… but only with the creators of the show. Friends co-creator Marta Kaufmann and David Crane reunited Tuesday for [..]

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Best and Worst Super Bowl Commercials – 2013

Welcome to the seventh annual wrap-up of the best and worst Super Bowl commercials (man, time flies!) The ads were featured in Super Bowl XLVII, a matchup between [..]

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Retro Friday: Good Grief! Charlie Brown’s selling bread AND insurance

Yes, yours truly is a huge Peanuts fan. And Snoopy and the gang are back on television as spokesmen for MetLife, a relationship that’s been strong for with [..]

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