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[TELEVISION]#CABLE:  SONY IS DROPPING ALL VIACOM CHANNELS FROM ITS VUE/PLAYSTATION PLATFORMS.

​Sony Corp. said its PlayStation Vue streaming TV service will stop carrying all of Viacom Inc.’s channels on Nov. 11 in order to “continue to offer the most compelling value to our fans.” Sony’s head of PlayStation Vue, Dwayne Benefield, said the service will launch AMC Networks Inc.’s part-owned BBC America and NBA TV, and… Continue reading [TELEVISION]#CABLE:  SONY IS DROPPING ALL VIACOM CHANNELS FROM ITS VUE/PLAYSTATION PLATFORMS.

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[WORLD POLITICS]#REBRANDING: HILARY CLINTON EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER MONOPOLY IN AT&T / TIME WARNER MERGER. DONALD TRUMP SAYS HE’LL TERMINATE THE DEAL IF ELECTED AS PRESIDENT. READ:

  White House hopeful Hillary Clinton said the mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner “raises questions and concerns” and merits further study. AT&T and Time Warner, home of CNN and HBO, have said the $108.7 billion deal will benefit consumers as they gird for anti-trust challenges from politicians and regulators. But they will face tough… Continue reading [WORLD POLITICS]#REBRANDING: HILARY CLINTON EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER MONOPOLY IN AT&T / TIME WARNER MERGER. DONALD TRUMP SAYS HE’LL TERMINATE THE DEAL IF ELECTED AS PRESIDENT. READ:

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[BANNED ADs]#PRINTADs: TEXAS BILLBOARD BY DATING SITE ADVISES UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS TO GET A SUGAR DADDY.

A billboard in Texas posted by a matchmaking service has the local Hispanic community feeling outraged and offended. The billboard posted by ArrangementFinders.com on Interstate 35 in Austin reads:  “Undocumented immigrant? Before you get deported, get a sugar daddy.” Debra Quinn, a spokesperson for the website, told the sources  that the billboard was created by… Continue reading [BANNED ADs]#PRINTADs: TEXAS BILLBOARD BY DATING SITE ADVISES UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS TO GET A SUGAR DADDY.

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[BRANDS] #SMARTKIDS: COWBELLPEDIA MATHEMATICS QUIZ COMPETITION STARTS ON TV SATURDAY 30TH JULY, 2016.

​Four months after the qualifying examination for the 2016 Cowbellpedia Mathematics Competition was held nationwide, airing of the second stage of the competition, tagged 2016 Cowbellpedia Mathematics T.V Quiz Show, will commence on Saturday, 30th July, 2016. There is a great expectation and lots of excitement among the 77 male students and 31 female students… Continue reading [BRANDS] #SMARTKIDS: COWBELLPEDIA MATHEMATICS QUIZ COMPETITION STARTS ON TV SATURDAY 30TH JULY, 2016.

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[COPYRIGHTS] #INFRINGEMENT: TATYANA ALI IS SUING WARNER BROS FOR STEALING HER TALK SHOW CONCEPT-“THE REAL.” READ:

​Tatyana Ali is suing Warner Brothers for allegedly stealing the concept for the hit daytime talk show “The Real.” In the lawsuit, Ali claims that she came up with the idea of the show, which she pitched in December 2012. Reports say that she was told that they decided to decline but six months later… Continue reading [COPYRIGHTS] #INFRINGEMENT: TATYANA ALI IS SUING WARNER BROS FOR STEALING HER TALK SHOW CONCEPT-“THE REAL.” READ:

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[BRAND WEEK] #REPORTS: OMD MEDIAREACH-NIGERIA RECORDED A BOOST IN AD SPEND IN 2015. READ:

​Tolu Ogunkoya, MD mediaReach OMD – 789marketing Nigeria’s advertising industry recorded media spend of N97.9 billion in 2015 against the N93.1 billion recorded in 2014; representing an increase of 5.2 per cent. This information is contained in the just-released 2015 Mediafacts, a key media resource for marketing professionals in West and Central Africa.  According to… Continue reading [BRAND WEEK] #REPORTS: OMD MEDIAREACH-NIGERIA RECORDED A BOOST IN AD SPEND IN 2015. READ:

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[CARTOONS] #SESAMESTREET: ACTOR DAVID SMYRL DIES AT 80.

                      David Smyrl David Smyrl , known widely for his role as retired friendly firefighter Mr. Handford on Sesame Street , has lost his battle with lung cancer. The death of the 80-year-old was confirmed by his wife, Cheryl. The actor passed on Tuesday near Philadelphia. The Philly native began his career in the ’70s… Continue reading [CARTOONS] #SESAMESTREET: ACTOR DAVID SMYRL DIES AT 80.

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[#TBT]TODAY JANUARY 14TH IN BRANDS AND ADVERTISING HISTORY.

In no particular order: 1875 Albert Schweitzer was born:    Albert Schweitzer (Nobel Laureate) The theologian, musician, philosopher and Nobel Prize-winning physician Albert Schweitzer was born on this day January 14th, 1875 in Upper-Alsace, Germany (now Haut-Rhin, France). The son and grandson of ministers, Schweitzer studied theology and philosophy at the universities of Strasbourg, Paris… Continue reading [#TBT]TODAY JANUARY 14TH IN BRANDS AND ADVERTISING HISTORY.