Friday, December 19, 2008
  • Block-To-Block: Wall Street Reduces Outlook For Madison Avenue

    Citing "massive layoffs" at Omnicom and reduced client budget expectations at Interpublic, one of Wall Street's last big securities firms lowered its 2009 outlook … Read the whole story

  • Barclays: 2009 Ad Market To Plummet

    Domestic ad spending is expected to drop 10% next year--dramatically worse than the declines felt in both the 1991 and 2001 recessions, according to … Read the whole story

  • BIA: Cross-Platform Spots Boost TV In '09

    Overall TV revenues are poised to sink 8.5% in 2009 after a 7% drop in 2008, according to BIA Advisory, a TV financial research … Read the whole story

  • Fox Saturday Morning: Cartoons Out, Infomercials In

    Following the acrimonious divorce between Fox and 4Kids Entertainment, the network has signed up veteran infomercial producer WorldLink to fill up Saturday morning time … Read the whole story

  • Brandtique: Ford, 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'

    On Nov. 30, Ford gave a struggling Michigan family a 2009 version of its Flex cross-utility vehicle on ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," after … Read the whole story

  • Ipsos: Streaming Video Gaining Ground

    Streaming video continues to be favored by U.S. users, and it's increasing at a faster rate than downloading video. According to a new study … Read the whole story

  • Macrovision Sells TV Guide Network

    Macrovision will unload the TV Guide Network to a private-equity firm and the former head of Dick Clark Productions for $255 million. The deal … Read the whole story

  • Flying High: Sirius-XM Revs Up 14%

    In an ironic twist, Sirius-XM saw revenues and subscribers jump compared to last year, giving the formerly beleaguered satcaster some good news in a … Read the whole story

  • Mag Bag: Remembering the Fallen

    As the annus horribilis draws to a close, we'd like to take a moment to honor some of the magazines that folded this year. … Read the whole story