Tag Archives: Advertising

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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Allstate to create Mayhem for WGN Radio

Watch out WGN Radio fans! Mayhem is coming your way. But don’t worry – the station’s listeners are still in “good hands”. First reported by Chicagoland Radio & [..]

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T Dog’s Four Pack

A week of shock and awe – literally. A Halloween edition of T Dog’s Four Pack: Treats – White Collar. USA had a lot of goodies in its [..]

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T Dog’s Four Pack

The last few weeks had some noteworthy stories, and here’s how it all went down: the good and the bad. Winners – Rick Bayless win Top Chef: Masters. [..]

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Best and Worst Super Bowl Commercials – 2009

This is the third annual review of the Super Bowl commercials. Believe it or not, this year’s crop was actually better than those that ran during last year’s [..]

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It’s Jared vs. The Noid

Welcome to Sub Sandwich Smackdown! In one corner, you have long-time vet Subway and another you have feisty challenger Domino’s and their new oven-baked sandwiches, which they claim [..]

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Debmar-Mercury switches ad sales for "South Park"

Cartman. A Twentieth Television Production. Debmar-Mercury has replaced Tribune Entertainment with Twentieth Television as national advertising representative for syndicated reruns of South Park, meaning Twentieth will now sell [..]

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WCIU fined for kids’ ad violations

This dates way back when WCIU-TV carried Kids’ WB programming, and this is the price they paid for it: The Weigel-owned independent station was fined $16,500 for kids’ [..]

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Best and Worst Super Bowl Commercials – 2008

For the second year in a row, The T Dog Media Blog picks the best and worst commercials that aired during the Super Bowl. Here are the five [..]

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Burger King freaks out; Wendy’s wigs out

The “Whopper Freakout” campaign boosted sales of the sandwich for Burger King, which features angry customers demanding Whoppers after being told that the chain’s doesn’t sell them anymore. [..]

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One good thing about 2007: It’s almost over

And that phrase is not just coming from Chicago sports fans. Expenditures were down across the board for traditional media for the first nine months of 2007 (with [..]

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Miller, Coors to merge

The merger of two of the largest beer makers (behind Anheuser-Busch) will create a huge No. 2 presence in the beer industry, and will have a tremendous impact [..]

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Advertisers pass on "Kid Nation"

Several blue-chip advertisers are passing on Kid Nation, the controversial Lord of the Files-type reality show where kids 8-to-15 years old build and run their own town without [..]

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There aren’t enough DVRs in the world

Yep, you’ve come a long way, baby. And this Heineken commercial Bob Garfield reviews seems stuck in 1973 in concept. Worst. Commercial. Ever. (Except for those stupid Hyundai [..]

Advertising, Television

Wasted opportunity?

Arthur Greenwald of TVnewsday says that many ABC affiliates are passing up a chance to promote Dancing With the Stars locally. He compares the promo efforts of ABC-owned [..]

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