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• Octagon and the National Women’s Soccer League have signed a multi-tier consulting partnership, in which Octagon’s Global Media Rights Consulting and Marketing divisions will "advise the NWSL on its league media rights, sponsorship, and marketing." “The growth of the NWSL over the past six years has been tremendous, and the league, its teams and players show absolutely no sign of slowing down,” Christine Franklin, SVP, Marketing, Octagon, said via the firm.

• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• "We said there's no chance that's happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver regarding China’s request that the league fire Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

• "The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we'll see what happens next. I don't know where we go from here. The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the Time 100 Summit on Thursday regarding the league’s on-going situation with China.

• Showtime Sports will launch on Oct. 21 a weekly podcast, All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, in which the two NBA veterans (now retired) and NBA champs (Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, respectively), will “deliver an authentic, unfiltered perspective on the most polarizing topics in and around the game of basketball.”  It will air Thursdays on the Showtime Basketball YouTube Channel. 

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

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• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
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• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
SOURCE: STUBHUB.COM

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Weekend Box Office Oct. 18-20
1. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $36M
2. Joker $29.2M
3. Zombieland 2 $26.7M
4. Addams Family $16M
5. Gemini Man $8.5M
6. Abominable $3.5M
7. Downton Abbey $3M
8. Judy $2M
9. Hustlers $2M
10. It 2 $1.5M
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Channel Chasers

NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football)

NBA 2019 Opening Nights
• Oct. 22 New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors TNT 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 22 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers TNT 10:30 PM (ET)

• Oct. 23 Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 23 Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN 10 PM (ET)

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Feb052014

It Pays To Tease: How Brands Got $31M In ROI With Pre-Super Bowl Ad Blitz

By Barry Janoff

February 4, 2014: Does it pay to run a 30-second TV spot at the cost of $4 million, even if it potentially airs in front of 112.2 million viewers?

Companies that advertised on Fox during the national broadcast of Super Bowl XLVIII would say yes, but also are quick to add that they get a lot more than 30 seconds of fame to showcase their wares.

Even before an spots aired during Super Bowl XLVIII, ten brands including Anheuser-Busch's Budweiser and Bud Light, Volkswagen, Jaguar and Axe realized some $31.5 million in media value by pre-screening either their Super Bowl ads or teaser ads on YouTube.

The figure is based on a return on investment analysis conducted by Front Row Analytics, the sponsorship evaluation division of Front Row Marketing Services and a subsidiary of Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment group Comcast-Spectacor,

Front Row said these "before-kickoff values" are based on its proprietary YouTube Spot Value (YSV) algorithm. The exposure and value for each of the brands are built upon factors including the "number of unique views, integration, timing, release dates, and other salient metrics."

The YouTube views were counted until 6 PM (ET) on Feb. 2, the day of Super Bowl XLVIII, per Front Row.

Budweiser's "Puppy Love" led this list with 34 million views on YouTube and $9.9 million in YSV. Bud Light's "Up For Whatever" was second with 6.9 million YouTube views and $7.5 million in YSV, according to Front Row. (Editor's note: The commercial with Don Cheadle, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others has hit the 13 million mark on YouTube.)
 
“The viral marketing strategy employed by the top spending Super Bowl brands certainly exceeded many marketers expectations," said Eric Smallwood, svp-marketing and research for Front Row. "The sub-culture fostered by Super Bowl advertising lends perfectly to the success of launching the spots before they run on network TV.”

The top ten brands who advertised during Super Bowl XLVIII based on Front Row's YouTube Spot Value:

Budweiser: "Puppy Love" 34M YouTube views, $9.9M YSV
Bud Light: "Up For Whatever" 6.9M YouTube views, $7.5M YSV
Volkswagen: "Wings" 9.4M YouTube views, $2.7M YSV
Jaguar: "Rendezvous-Villains" 6.9M YouTube views, $2M YSV
Hyundai Elantra: "Nice" 12M YouTube views, $1.9M YSV
Budweiser: "Hero's Welcome" 6.3M YouTube views, $1.8M YSV
Toyota Highlander: "No Room For Boring" 5.5M YouTube views, $1.7M YSV
Axe: "Make Love, Not War" 5.1M youTube views, $1.5M YSV
SodaStream: "Sorry, Coke and Pepsi" 9.2M YouTube views, $1.5M YSV
Chevrolet: "Romance" 4.4M YouTube views, $1.3M YSV

Source: Front Row Analytics

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