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• Through the first two weekends of the NBA Playoffs, national ad spend has reached $135.1 million across league media partners: TNT, ESPN, ESPN 2, ABC and NBA TV, according to iSpot.TV.  That is down from $145 million at the same point a year ago. Leading brands are Burger King (232 spots), Taco Bell (197), Verizon (158), Gatorade (157) and Corona Extra (147).

• NBC Sports said its coverage of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs across the networks of NBCUniversal is averaging a Total Audience Delivery of 751,000 viewers through Sunday, the best in four years through the first 12 days of the playoffs. Coverage on NBC is the best since 2015, while cable coverage on NBCSN is the best in six years. Live streaming of the first 12 days of the Stanley Cup Playoffs has set records in all key metrics.

• Olympic Gold Medalist and 4-time World Championship cross-country skiing medalist Jessie Diggins has signed with Ross-Simons jewelers. According to Diggins, “Fabulous jewelry at great values is what Ross-Simons is all about, and I believe in the sincerity of that message.

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Top Selling NBA Footwear
1. LeBron James Nike
2. Under Armour Footwear
3. Chris Paul Nike Jordan
4. Kevin Durant Nike
5. Converse Shoes
6. Slide Sandals
7. Carmelo Anthony Nike Jordan
8. Stephen Curry Under Armour
9. Jordan Shoes
10. Stance Socks

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1. A Quiet Place $22M
2. Rampage $21M
3. I Feel Pretty $16.2M
4. Super Troopers 2 $14.7M
5. Blumhouse's Truth or Dare $7.9M
6. Ready Player One $7.5M
7. Blockers $6.9M
8. Black Panther $4.6M
9. Traffik $3.9M
10. Isle of Dogs $3.4M
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Jan022014

Two Of These Five Consumer-Generated Doritos Ads Will Crash The Super Bowl

By Barry Janoff

January 2, 2014: Back in 2006, PepsiCo's Frito Lay brand Doritos invited the public at large to create and submit ads that would compete against a bevy of others for the opportunity to air during Super Bowl XLI, which aired Feb. 4, 2007, on CBS.

In 2013, in anticipation of Super Bowl XLVIII, the ante has been upped by Doritios' "Crash the Super Bowl,"  which is offering  a $1 million grand prize and the opportunity to work with Marvel Studios on the set of The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

According to Doritos, the consumer-generated competition attracted thousands of submissions representing 30 countries.

The quest to crash Super Bowl XLVIII is now down to the Final Five, from which voting among the public and Doritos executives will determine the two 30-second spots that will air on Fox on Feb. 2.

Thirty-second spots during the game have topped $4 million, according to Fox.

In addition to the increased prize money and Marvel tie-in, this was the first year PepsiCo's Doritos brand opened its annual "Crash the Super Bowl" contest to people from "around the world where Doritos tortilla chips are sold." Never the less, four of the five finalist are from the U.S.

The five Crash the Super Bowl finalist ads (in alphabetical order by finalist last name) are:

• "Time Machine" by Ryan Andersen, Scottsdale, AZ: Jimmy is a kid who has invented a time machine, which runs on Doritos. Next door neighbor Mr. Smith gives it a try and finds himself "transported" to the future and an aged "Jimmy."

• "Office Thief" by Chris Capel, Valencia, Calif.: An employee is accused of eating all of the break room Doritos.

• "The Cowboy Kid" by Amber Gill, Ladera Ranch, Calif.: A boy and his dog turn into the Lone Ranger and Silver to claim a bag of Doritos.

• "Breakroom Ostrich" by Eric Haviv, Atlanta: This one adds an ostrich to the mix when an office employee is blamed for eating all the break room Doritos and also leaving a big mess.

• "Finger Cleaner" by Thomas Noakes, Sydney, Australia: Billy, a garage mechanic, gets the Doritos dust off his fingers by using the "finger cleaner," a hole in the wall that leads, unbeknownst to him, to a guy who licks fingers clean.

"When the Doritos brand first launched 'Crash the Super Bowl,' the concept of user-generated content was brand new," Ram Krishnan, vp-marketing for PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, said in a statement. "Since then, the amount of content created and shared on a global level has grown to an astounding rate. We were so excited by the global response to this year's contest, and are thrilled to now spotlight two finalist ads on one of the world's biggest advertising stages."

People can vote for the best ad Jan. 4- 29 at Doritos' dedicated Web site.

Ultimately, two ads will air during Super Bowl XLVIII, one selected by the public's votes and one by the Doritos brand team.

The creators of both winning ads will receive the opportunity to work on the set of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, scheduled to hit theaters in 2015.

According to Stan Lee, the creative mastermind behind Marvel, "As someone who has brought comic book characters to life for an entire career, I know what it takes to tell a great story. In just 30 seconds, these five finalists tell incredible stories — each with their own style — and have left me truly blown away."

The ad with the highest total number of votes will win its creator the $1 million grand prize. The runner-up will receive $50,000. The three finalists whose commercials don't air during the broadcast will each win $25,000, according to Doritos.

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