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CHICAGO ADVERTISER REMOVES ANCHORS FROM SPOTS

May 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

WBBM, the CBS-owned station in Chicago, said today that a Chicago-area furniture company did not have permission to use footage of news anchors Walter Jacobson and Bill Kurtis in a commercial that doubled as a tribute to outgoing Mayor Richard M. Daley. The commercial shows clips of numerous personalities — including former President George W. […]

EXTREME 105: 105 MBPS DOWNLOAD SPEED FOR $105

April 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With cable companies finding themselves increasingly in competition with themselves as some subscribers drop their cable packages and opt to watch TV shows via the Internet, Comcast has hit upon a way to offset the loss of revenue from the cord-cutters: offer super high speeds — at a hefty price. On Thursday, the nation’s largest […]

GROUPON’S SUPER BOWL SPOT SCORED BY CRITICS

February 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Advertising execs generally agreed that the Super Bowl ad for Groupon, which cost it $3 million, did the company more harm than good. It featured Timothy Hutton discussing the plight of Tibetans, then shifting to a Tibetan restaurant in Chicago where Groupon users can dine at half price. Northwestern marketing professor Tim Calkins told the […]