Maurice Levy, CEO of Publicis, says there is more pressure now to cut costs and reduce fees, due to the impact of digital and greater competition.» Read More
The saddest thing about NBA star Gilbert Arenas hurting his knee this year, at least to me, was that this was the year he was going to show the world he was a marketing star. You see, Gilbert Arenas--more than any other star in the sports world--is the perfect combination of talent and marketing savvy and the dude just gets it.
CBSSports.com is allowing fans to create their own highlight clip set to the song "One Shining Moment," which will play for the 22nd straight year at the end of this year's tournament. Last night, I caught up with "One Shining Moment" composer David Barrett who licensed the rights to CBSSports.com for the highlight clips this year.
Four years ago, I was going through the uniform rosters of all the NCAA Tournament teams and I found “Sports Belle” next to then No. 1 seed St. Joseph’s. I had never heard of this company. So I called them up. And found out the team that had just finished a perfect regular season was paying to wear the jerseys and shorts from this small manufacturer out of Knoxville, Tenn.
College basketball fans are not the only ones going mad this March, advertisers are too.
CBS has a couple strategies to make its shows widely available online. It's the only one of the major networks distributing its shows (ad supported of course) on YouTube. And nearly two years ago CBS created Innertube, the online video player on CBS.com that streams sports, news, and sitcoms.
St. Patrick's Day retail spending is supposed to be down this year, according to the National Retail Federation, but I'm not sure that's going to be the case in the sports world, which has experienced a major bump in recent years.
So let's say you're a 14-year-old kid. And you want to be the next LaDainian Tomlinson. So you start to look into how he trains. You notice that LaDainian is part of Nike's new SPARQ training campaign. Then you're doing some research online and you find out that Todd Durkin, Tomlinson's trainer, has a web site and his web site is sponsored by Under Armour.
I declare the celebrity fashion line trend over to be over at this moment. Please, let it be over. Let me explain. Rachel Bilson, the 26-year old actress from the former Fox teen drama "The OC," now has her own line of denim with DKNY jeans.
I've been so engrossed in the Minor League Baseball logo contest that I haven't filled you in on everything else that's going on in the sports business world. Here are a couple of notes worthy of mentioning.
An upgrade? In the retail sector? Other than Wal-Mart and the trade-down retailers, it is hard to find a store that analysts have faith in during this consumer slowdown. Today, though, Credit Suisse surprised with an upgrade of fashionable sportswear company Lululemon Athletica.
I am at the biggest trade show in Vegas, at least by square footage (2.3 million) and weight (17 billion pounds of equipment). It's ConExpo, for the construction industry, which meets once every three years. What's changed since they last met in 2005? Residential construction has imploded, hurting many of the firms here. But the world's their oyster...
Even if the market comes back, do not expect the terrestrial radio companies to follow suit. Here's why.
The six largest cable companies are planning to form a jointly owned company that would allow national advertisers to buy customized ads and interactive ads across the companies’ systems.
He has to consistently win, but these past few weeks have made me realize that Carl Edwards has all the ingredients of being the next big NASCAR marketing star. He speaks well, he's good looking and he's the only guy who has a ridiculous gimmick.
Needless to say, the newspaper business is struggling with declining ad revenues and circulation. Just look at the stock charts for the New York Times Company or Gannett. The big challenge for all these companies---including Tribune, now controlled by billionaire Sam Zell and Dow Jones, now owned by the Wall Street Journal, is growing the business of newspapers...
About a year ago, I started the first annual CNBC Minor League logo awards. It was just my opinion of what were the coolest logos in minor league sports. Then I got an avalanche of email from team executives complaining that they never had a chance. Many advocated for an open vote. So here it is.
The CEO of this dying newspaper company is a one-man black hole for shareholder value.
More earth-shattering research news from our nation’s universities! Northwestern U has come out with a study which reveals that-- old your breath!--we are more attracted to food when we are hungry than when we are not. What. A. Breakthrough.
Aspen, Colorado is a special place. And you need a lot of money to live here. There are 88 homes listed on the market for $20 million or more. Those are just the ones officially listed. But even here, the economic slowdown is starting to affect prices.
Thirty years ago, Pony was on fire. The brand, founded in 1972, was on the feet of Pele, Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and Reggie Jackson, among others. But as Nike, adidas and Reebok rose up, Pony fell behind the times and for decades has been bought out over and over and over again, with revivals failing every time.