Tuesday, March 27, 2012
  • Sex May Sell, But Age/Sex Cells Do Not: CBS, General Mills Call For The End Of Demos

    In a major push to shift the ad industry's focus from the traditional age- and sex-based demographics that have been the foundation of media planning and buying for nearly 50 years, CBS and General Mills Monday unveiled results of some extensive research demonstrating what a poor surrogate conventional demographics are for the actual consumers that marketers and agencies are trying to reach. The studies, which are the culmination of more than a year of research conducted with a powerful new partnership between Nielsen and Catalina Marketing that integrates actual TV viewing from digital set-top devices with actual consumer product purchasing ... ...Read the whole story

  • Piggly Wiggly Uncorks 'Local Since Forever'

    The Charleston, S.C.-based chain is using a two-minute spot to kick off the new positioning, spokesperson Christopher Ibsen tells Marketing Daily. It plays off the area's special beauty, as well as the chain's 65-year history. ...Read the whole story

  • Lee Majors Not In New Mazda Campaign

    Mazda is launching what it is calling an "inside-out" ad campaign in support of the new 2013 Mazda CX-5 small crossover. The effort, which mines the central theme of that '70s show "The Six Million Dollar Man," starts on March 28. ...Read the whole story

  • Corona Evolves 'Find Your Beach'

    Corona Extra is striving to evolve the "Find your beach" tagline that the brand has been using since 2010 with two new TV spots and out-of-doors. ...Read the whole story

  • CBS Research: TV Drives WOM In Digital World

    Much has been made about TV driving online social media interaction. But what about the traditional tell-your-neighbor stuff? In industry argot, it's word of mouth, and new CBS research shows TV and paid advertising in other media -- in a world where fewer people seemingly talk to each other offline -- still generate significant conversation. ...Read the whole story

  • NCAA Shoots CBS A Sunday Night WIn

    NCAA's March Madness had to share the madness with the premiere of "Mad Men" on Sunday night. CBS squeaked through with a win on Sunday -- highlight with the "NCAA College Men's Basketball Tournament," the "Elite Eight" games. ...Read the whole story

  • Adam Dolgins; truTV

    Adam Dolgins has been named senior vice president of original programming for truTV. ...Read the whole story

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Sorry, Internet -- Television Still Getting Last Laugh

If your business model requires the largest marketers shifting the bulk of their marketing budgets online, you might need to go back to the drawing board. Some companies are premised on the fact that traditional media ...More