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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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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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Aug272013

Troy Polamalu Has Another Hair-Raising Ad-Venture For Head & Shoulders

By Barry Janoff

August 27, 2013: All-Pro safety Troy Polamalu is having a very good hair day. And thanks to Head & Shoulders, so is one of his teammates.

Polamalu, entering his 11th season with the Pittsburgh Steelers and fifth as a spokesman for Procter & Gamble's Head & Shoulders for Men, stars in a new series of commercials that. In keeping with the brand's storyline for Polamalu, the campaign features his signature hairstyle in several scenarios.

Last year, Head & Shoulders had Prof. Polamalu explain the benefits of the product to consumers through a campaign anchored by the Troy Polamalu School of Deeper Learning.

Throughout the 2013 NFL season, Head & Shoulders said it would bring several extreme torture tests to life via humorous spots, showing that "even under the toughest conditions . . . Head & Shoulders for Men takes your hair and scalp to another level."

In the anchor spot, Polamalu is in the Steelers' locker room having just played a game. A teammate complains that he has a tough post-game life because he gets "helmet hair." Polamalu explains about Head & Shoulders and then offers to help the guy. He takes the bushy main off his head as if it were a helmet, which unveils a brilliant inner light, and places it on his teammate's head.

The guy gets an award for "Best Hair in the NFL," drives a sports car with a beautiful woman in the passenger's seat and has an overall better life. Tunrs out the vision was a dream —but the guy with the bad hair gets the point. (See the full spot here.)

This spot apparently was filmed before the Steelers acquired running back Felix Jones from the Philadelphia Eagles.

The guy in the commercial, who is not a member of the Steelers, wears No. 38, which was unused until late last week. That number is now worn by Felix Jones, who became a member of the Pittsburgh backfield on Aug. 23.

Other spots run Polamalu through "Polamology Field Tests." In "Clean Box," a female product tester is glowing over the fact that Polamalu's head, which is in a box in front of her, has such great hair. "I will keep you in the laboratory with me all the time. You will be released only for sports events. And you will love me."

"In the Thick" implies that Polamalu's hair is so rich and thick that a jungle explorer can hide in it. "Fan" finds a timid lab assistant unable to resister herself from becoming enamored with Polamalu after she smells his hair.

The spots end with Polamalu saying, "Troy tested and approved."

P&G is in its fifth season as an official NFL partner, which also includes such brands as Tide, Duracell, Gillette, Old Spice and Febreze.

Professor Polamalu Schools Consumers For Head & Shoulders

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