Friday, August 10, 2012
  • Aegis Extends Adland's Indian Acquisition Streak With C2 Buy

    India has become a hotbed of holding company acquisition activity in recent months. The latest agency purchase there was confirmed today by Aegis Group, which bought digital shop Communicate 2 (C2). Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Aegis said the agency had gross assets of more than $2.3 million. ...Read the whole story

  • Did Sorrell Blow Off Pledge to Investigate TAM?

    WPP has been named as a defendant in New Delhi Television's $1 billion-plus lawsuit against Nielsen and Kantar Media. The suit outlines a meeting that WPP CEO Martin Sorrell attended in India last year where NDTV executives complained about the shoddy, corrupt TV ratings product delivered by the Nielsen-Kantar joint venture Television Audience Measurement, which measures TV audiences in India. ...Read the whole story

  • Dish Takes Stake In Rentrak, Agrees To Supply Data Exclusively

    Dish Network has taken a 7% stake in Rentrak, while agreeing to supply the measurement company with exclusive access to its set-top-box (STB) data until 2016. ...Read the whole story

  • AMC Networks Posts Q2 Revenue Increases

    AMC Networks -- even with some carriage issues -- still posted double-digit increases in both advertising and affiliate revenue for the second quarter. But more channel troubles could be coming. ...Read the whole story

  • Sundance Goes To 'Work,' Ups Reality Push

    Unemployment is clearly a talking point in an election year. Sundance will debut its latest reality series, "Get To Work," on August 13. It is a tough look at the Strive training program, which targets the chronically unemployed. Sundance calls the eight-episode series "a very human, relatable struggle." ...Read the whole story

  • Mag Bag: 'Relish' Launches Daily Dish App

    Relish, the monthly food magazine from the Publishing Group of America, has launched its first recipe app for smartphones, "Daily Dish," which combines recipes with photos, videos and articles. ...Read the whole story

  • NBC's 'Go On' Benefits From Olympic Lead-In

    NBC's unusual commercial-free debut of new comedy "Go On" during the London Olympics gave the network some expected high sampling.The late airing of the new comedy, starring Matthew Perry, earned "Go On" a big Nielsen 5.6 rating among 18-49 viewers, as well as a hefty 16.1 million average viewers. ...Read the whole story

Internet Vs. Retailer: Round 12

At least once a day I face in the direction of the last known location of a Crazy Eddie store and bow my head to thank what gods there be that I am not in retail ...More