When the New York Giants trotted out for practice today in Albany, they wore the Timex logo on their jerseys for the first time, part of watch brand’s sponsorship with the team.
Social media - networks like Facebook and LinkedIn and communication services like Twitter- are more popular every day. But the next big thing in the social space is unlikely to be yet another network or gadget; instead it'll be developments that make the entire web social.
Universal Studios is hoping that its latest Judd Apatow comedy, "Funny People" will rule the box office this weekend.
The Washington Post Company reported that its quarterly earnings swung to a profit from a loss a year ago, but don't take that as an indication that newspapers are rebounding. The print journalism business is still suffering from the industry-wide downturn in advertising. It's also falling prey to a shift of newspaper readers from the paper to online, where they yield much less advertising revenue and for the most part, no subscription revenue.
My favorite annual report is out from the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. The report details participation trends in sports and provides insight into what sports are growing and what sports are hurting. I've gone through it to give you the most interesting numbers.
For all the concern and uproar over online privacy, marketers and data companies have always known much more about consumers’ offline lives, like income, credit score, home ownership, even what car they drive and whether they have a hunting license. Recently, some of these companies have started connecting this mountain of information to consumers’ browsers.
This morning, Arizona Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall came on CNBC to talk about how the team, in a market with the lowest per capita income of any MLB city, is dealing with the downturn. Hall also talked about being the first team to put out season ticket renewals for next year. We finished with asking him about the report of more names -- David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez -- of the 2003 doping list becoming public.
Cost cutting and strong brands helped Disney moderate the effects of the downturn and beat analyst expectations. The weak ad market and slower consumer spending on everything from theme park extras to DVDs took their toll.
Walt Disney reported lower quarterly earnings that topped analysts' forecasts, but the company's shares declined in extended trading as its revenue missed predictions.
As I sit here at CNBC, I hear more and more people say that the recession is over and there are definitely signs. The Dow, for example, is on track to have its best July - on a percentage basis – since 1939.
Disney reports its fiscal third quarter earnings after the bell today, and the economy downturn is likely to be felt across all its divisions. The weak ad markets will surely take their toll on ABC and the ad-supported cable networks, even ESPN.
If you could build a marketable baseball player from scratch, you’d probably come up with someone like Derek Jeter. A close second would be David Ortiz. Ortiz was in a major market. He was a slugger. He was part of two championship teams in a short period of time and he had a golden smile.
Peter Smith was browsing Facebook a couple of weeks ago when he stumbled upon an ad for hot singles. That's not unusual on social networking sites like Facebook, but what was unusual was the picture of the woman in the ad. It was his wife, Cheryl.
The odds of Brett Favre becoming the next Minnesota Vikings quarterback were so good that sales of Vikings tickets on StubHub were up 95 percent in July, the largest increase of any team.
It's been a year in the making, and now finally Yahoo and Microsoft are teaming up to take on Google's dominance in search. Alone neither Yahoo nor Microsoft had a chance against Google, but the tech and web giants 10 year search ad deal gives them a real opportunity to compete.
Time Warner is moving towards a new streamlined, content-focused model, and though it's suffering from the ad downturn, that core content business is thriving.
When it became clear yesterday that Brett Favre would not be coming out of retirement to join the Minnesota Vikings, the staff at Accuscore had already crunched the numbers.
Following in the footsteps of the NFL, the NBA will now allow teams to put its ads on practice jerseys, according to USA Today.
DreamWorks Animation has the benefit of not being exposed to the weak ad market - but now the weak ad market is actually going to help the film studio cut costs and grow margins.
On the same day that FINA, swimming’s governing body, acknowledged the fact that high-tech bodysuits would be banned by May 2010, a German swimmer named Paul Biedermann beat world record holder Michael Phelps in the 200-meter freestyle.