Wednesday, December 20, 2000
  • AFLAC Duck Moves Into the Ring

    AFLAC will release the latest commercial in its highly successful advertising campaign featuring the AFLAC duck. In the newest commercial, one of four in the 2001 campaign, the AFLAC duck attends a wrestling match. As in previous spots, the determined duck seeks to supply the right answer to all the questions about supplemental insurance. The surroundings are full of distractions, but the AFLAC duck never waivers in his mission.The commercial will be launched during the New Year's college football championship programming starting December 28 on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and ESPN. In addition, the commercial will be featured during such ... ...Read the whole story

  • AdStar.com Signs with The Village Voice

    AdStar.com, Inc., the channel for the placement of print and online classifieds, has signed an agreement to provide online classified ad placement services for The Village Voice. As part of the agreement, AdStar.com will create a private label version of its Advertise123.com sales channel to be integrated into http://www.villagevoice.com. Regarded as "the founding father" among alternative weekly newspapers, The Village Voice has been in operation since 1955 and has a weekly circulation of more than 235,000. The Voice, owned by Village Voice Media Publications, is a sister publication of Ace Weekly, Cleveland Free Times, LA Weekly, Minneapolis City Pages, Nashville ... ...Read the whole story

  • NBC to Mike All NBA Referees

    (AP) - NBC Sports is counting on referees to bring TV audiences closer to NBA action. After last season's failed efforts to force coaches to wear microphones, the network will wire refs for sound on all of its broadcasts this season. "We will have mikes on referees at all games," David Neal, head of production for NBA on NBC, said Tuesday. "Just looking at tape of last season, some of the best exchanges we got came via the microphones on the referees." NBC miked referees only on games of the week last season. Coaches will have the option of wearing ... ...Read the whole story

  • Journal Register Sells To Copley Press

    Journal Register Company has entered into an agreement to sell The Times Reporter, located in New Philadelphia, Ohio, and The Independent, in Massillon, Ohio, to The Copley Press, Inc. Total daily circulation of the two newspapers is 38,000. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close early in the first quarter of 2001, subject to obtaining Hart-Scott-Rodino approval. The Company will retain its award-winning Cleveland-area newspaper operations, The News-Herald in Lake County, Ohio, and The Morning Journal in Lorain, Ohio. ...Read the whole story

  • Chevy Will Be There

    Chevrolet is integrating its entire car portfolio under a new advertising campaign - "We'll Be There," - which breaks on January 6, 2001, during the National Football League Championship playoffs. The campaign will launch with a 60-second spot entitled "Anthem," which captures memorable moments in people's lives and shows how Chevrolet has often been a part of these experiences. ...Read the whole story