• Digital Video Recorders Give Advertisers Pause (NYT)
    Advertisers and TV executives see digital successors to the VCR as a threat to the economics of commercial television.
  • Coke Sees Chocolate Drink in Lineup; No Ad Tagline Planned (Reuters)
    Beverage giant Coca-Cola Co. sees a chocolate drink as something the company probably needs to create, a top company executive said on Thursday, but he does not expect a new Coke advertising tagline soon.
  • Spam's Sleaze Factor Forces Firms To Rethink Email Marketing (WSJ)
    Call the spin doctor: Email marketing is in need of damage control.
  • NBC Claims U.S. TV Ratings Crown for Season, Sweeps (Reuters)
    Fueled by such enduring hits as "Friends" and "ER," high-flying NBC declared a decisive victory on Tuesday in the network ratings race for both the television season and the crucial May "sweeps" period that ends this week.
  • 10 That Do It Right (E&P)
    Ten that do it right. What does that mean, anyway? It all depends on what you mean by "it." We weren't necessarily looking for the 10 best newspapers: If we were, at least a couple of the same papers would be here every year.
  • Are You Niched too Tight? (2i Trade Resource)
    The hot marketing strategy of 2001 was niche marketing. A buzzword that vibrated across the Internet for two solid years and proved to be a strategy that worked. However, as with all things, times change.
  • Profits Await Online Media Companies (CBS.MW)
    Even as the recession took a bite out of advertising dollars and the stocks of companies relying on them, many ad-supported online companies are staying on the course to profitability.
  • CMGI Cuts 2002 Forecast, Will Buy Back Engage (Reuters)
    CMGI Inc., whose vastly depreciated Internet holdings have made it a poster child for the failed dot-com era, said on Tuesday it expects to report a quarterly loss and lowered its forecast for the rest of the year.
  • VNU CFO: European Ad Revenue To Be Hit Harder Than US (Dow Jones)
    Dutch market research and publishing company VNU NV Tuesday said its advertising revenue will suffer much more in Europe this year than in the U.S.
  • It's Time to Abolish TV's Upfront (AdAge)
    A commentary by Scott Donaton on an absurd business procedure in today's market.
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