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• China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba said it set a sales record on Singles Day, 11-11 — aka  the Double 11 shopping festival, “the world’s largest 24-hour shopping event" — with sales across Alibaba’s shopping platforms at $38.3 billion involving more than 200,000 brands. That exceeded last year’s record of nearly $30.5 billion. Alibaba also said that in its first hour, it generated an estimated $13 billion in sales. By comparison, in 2018, Black Friday sales were $6.2 billion, and Cyber Monday sales reached $7.9 billion, according to Forbes.

• Volcom has signed a deal to become the official apparel sponsor for the U.S. Snowboard Team. Volcom, a part of Authentic Brands Group, replaces Burton, which had been the apparel supplier for the group for the past four Winter Olympics. Financial terms of the deal, which runs through the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, were not shared.

• NBC’s Sunday Night Football on Nov. 10 became the decade’s (2010-19) only primetime series to average 20 million-plus viewers for 100 different broadcasts. American Ido is second with 69. The Minnesota Vikings’ 28-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys averaged a Total Audience Delivery of 23.5 million viewers across NBC TV, NBC Sports Digital and NFL Digital platforms.

• CBS Sports said its coverage of the SEC on CBS with No. 2 ranked LSU beating No. 3 ranked Alabama, 46-41, on Nov. 9  “delivered a massive audience, had an average of 16.636 million viewers and scoring a fast national household rating/share of a 9.7/24 . . . the  highest-rated regular-season college football game (excluding Conference Championships) on any network in eight years.

• Calling it the company’s biggest brand launch in more than a decade, Coca-Cola North America has unveiled Aha sparkling water, eyeing a March 2020 drop at retail. “As the largest and fastest-growing part of the water business, mainstream flavored sparkling water is a segment we know we must double-down on,” Celina Li, vp-water, Coca-Cola North America, said via the company. “Aha is our big-bet brand in this big-bet category.” Full story here.

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MLB 2019 Award Finalists

MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Nov. 12 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
American League finalists: Rocco Baldelli, Minnesota Twins; Aaron Boone, New York Yankees; Kevin Cash, Tampa Bay Rays

National League finalists: Craig Counsell, Brewers; Mike Shildt, Cardinals; Brian Snitker, Braves

CY YOUNG

Nov. 13 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
AL Finalists: Gerrit Cole, RHP, Houston Astros; Charlie Morton, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays; Justin Verlander, RHP, Houston Astros

NL Finalists: Jacob deGrom, RHP, New York Mets; Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers; Max Scherzer, RHP, Washington Nationals

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Nov. 14 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
AL Finalists: Alex Bregman, 3B, Houston Astros; Marcus Semien, SS, Oakland A’s; Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels

NL Finalists: Cody Bellinger, OF/1B, Los Angeles Dodgers; Anthony Rendon, 3B, Washington Nationals; Christian Yelich, OF, Milwaukee Brewers

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Topps All-Star Rookie Team 2019

One player at each position plus a DH and pitchers. Topps said each player’s 2020 Topps Series 1 or Series 2 card would include the Rookie Cup trophy logo. Topps has been naming MLB All-Star Rookie teams for 60 years.
• Pete Alonso 1B, New York Mets
• Yordan Alvarez  DH, Houston Astros
• Nick Anderson P, Tampa Bay Rays
• Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. 3B, Toronto Blue Jays
• Keston Hiura 2B, Milwaukee Brewers
• Eloy Jimenez OF, Chicago White Sox
• John Means P, Baltimore Orioles
• Bryan Reynolds OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
• Victor Robles OF, Washington Nationals
• Will Smith C, Los Angeles Dodgers
• Mike Soroka P, Atlanta Braves
• Fernando Tatis Jr.  SS, San Diego Padres

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Weekend Box Office Nov. 8-10
1, Midway $17.5M
2. Doctor Sleep $14.1M
3. Playing With Fire $12.8M
4. Last Christmas $11.6M
5. Terminator: Dark Fate $10.8M
6. Joker $9.2M
7. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $8M
8. Harriet $7.2M
9. Zombieland: Double Tap $4.3M
10. Addams Family $4.2M
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• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca ESPN (Monday Night Football) 8 PM (ET

NFL Thanksgiving Nov. 28, 2019
• Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions Fox 12:30 PM (ET)
• Buffalo Bills vs. Dallas Cowboys CBS 4:30 PM (ET)
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• Dec. 12 Dallas Mavericks vs. Detroit Pistons Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City NBA TV 9 PM (ET)

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• Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors ESPN Noon (ET)
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Coke Unveils Multi-Platform 'That's Gold' Global Campaign For Summer Games

By Barry Janoff

July 14, 2016: Calling it "perhaps our biggest-ever portfolio play at the Olympics," Coca-Cola, an official top-tier partner with the International Olympic Committee, has covered its multi-platform Summer Games marketing campaign with gold.

Breaking this week in 50 markets worldwide under the umbrella theme, "That's Gold," the campaign includes TV, print, Internet, social media, POP and on-site activation in Rio de Janeiro, in addition to Olympic-themed products.

Coca-Cola has also been presenting partner for the Olympic flame on its 95-day journey through Brazil as part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay.

The campaign focuses on golden moments realized by athletes and others, and their golden reactions to those achievements.

Coca-Cola's roster of Olympic and Paralympic participants, hopefuls and legends includes Nathan Adrian (swimming), Ashton Eaton (track and field), Michelle Jenneke (Australian hurdler), Nastia Liukin (gymnastics legend), Tatyana McFadden (Paralympic track), Alex Morgan (U.S. Women's National Soccer Team), Leo Manzano (track and field) and Jodie Williams (Great Britain track & field).

The campaign encompasses Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light/Diet, Coca-Cola Zero and Coca-Cola Life.

Other Coca-Cola Co. brands aligned with Summer Games campaigns include Powerade, Minute Maid, Glaceau Vitaminwater, ZICO and Core Power.

Two Coke spots broke this week, "Gold Actions" and "Gold Feelings." Additional creative is expected to be unveiled prior to and during the Games, Aug. 5 - 21.

A series of three video vignettes, produced in partnership with NBC, focus on some of the "happiest and most triumphant moments" experienced by Morgan, Eaton, McFadden, Manzano, Liukin and Adrian, on and off the podium.

The vignettes are narrated by the athletes and feature a collection of images and video that share the emotion behind their favorite "That's Gold" moments.

A fourth vignette features a selection of Coca-Cola athletes "issuing a call to action to viewers, inspiring them to share their own 'That's Gold' moments through photos and video across social platforms" using the hashtag #ThatsGold.

The campaign was "co-led by Coca-Cola marketing teams in Atlanta and Rio," according to the company.

“While the gold medal is an icon of sporting success, Coca-Cola believes that gold moments can happen far beyond the podium," Rodolfo Echeverria, vp-global creative for the Coca-Cola Co., said in a statement. "They can happen every day and all around the world.

“For Coca-Cola, gold moments are made of special feelings — joyful, refreshing, sharable — all of those moments that make you feel gold, just like the feeling of drinking an ice-cold Coca-Cola," said Echeverria.

Limited-edition Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Zero 12-ounce cans will feature silhouette-style images of Coke athletes in motion (through the end of August or while supplies last).

“While the gold medal is an icon of sporting success, Coca-Cola believes that gold moments can happen far beyond the podium."

In Brazil, The Coca-Cola Olympic Station located in official Rio Live site, Praca Maua, will enable people to experience "That's Gold" via interactive stations and athletes, musicians and other influencers who will visit the location.

During the Olympic Games, Coca-Cola said it would employ young people from its ongoing Coletivo Coca-Cola project — a training program for young people from Rio de Janeiro’s favelas that aims to empower them through employment — to work within hospitality, venue operations and experiential roles, "giving them valuable work experience and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in their home city."

Other global IOC marketing partners include Atos, Bridgestone, Dow, GE, McDonald's, Omega, Panasonic, P&G, Samsung, Toyota and Visa.

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NBC Hits $1B Ad Sales For Summer Games

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