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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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Tuesday
Apr192011

New Deal Makes Kellogg A Multi-Grain Gain For USOC, Olympics Through 2016

April 18, 2011: Kellogg Company has signed a deal that will return the cereal giant as a marketing partner of the United States Olympic Committee.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Kellogg becomes a marketing partners for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Kellogg ha also signed to become an official sponsor of 2011 and 2015 U.S. Pan American and Parapan American Teams.

Kellogg had been a marketing partner of the Olympics from 1976-1992 and the U.S. Olympic Teams from 2000-2008.

The USOC has been active this year in signing an extending deals with top tier partners. Last week, Nike, a USOC partner since 2005, extended its alliance with the USOC through the 2016 Olympics, and the USOC recently signed new sponsorship deals with Citigroup and TD Ameritrade.

Other USCO partners include Coca-Cola, Acer, Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser), AT&T, Atos Origin, BMW North America, BP, Dow Chemical, GE, McDonald's, Omega, Panasonic, Procter & Gamble, Samsung and Visa.

USOC sponsors include 24 Hour Fitness, Allstate and United.

"Kellogg Company has a long history with the Olympic Movement dating back to 1976, and we are proud to support the dreams of the next generation of athletes who will represent our country," Brad Davidson, president for Kellogg North America, said in a statement. "As a company, we are committed to helping people make the most of each day's possibilities, whether with a nutritious breakfast or snack or by fueling the passions of a successful Olympic team. We share Americans' enthusiasm for supporting Team USA."

"Kellogg has a long history with the Olympic movement and we are proud to support the dreams of the next generation of athletes who will represent our country."

Kellogg's sponsorship of the USOC includes the following categories: all Kellogg's cereal brands, toaster pastries, frozen waffles/pancakes, fruit flavored snack pieces, cereal bars, cookies and crackers. In addition to financial support, athletes and coaches at the U.S. Olympic Training Centers and additional team venues will enjoy a daily variety of Kellogg's® breakfast foods and other products.

According to Scott Blackmun, CEO for the  USOC, "The USOC looks forward to working with Kellogg to engage people across the country and create excitement for Team USA. This partnership provides America's athletes with valuable support and resources that allow them to focus on achieving their lifelong goal of making our country proud at the Olympic and Paralympic Games."

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