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• The Oakland Raiders, playing their last season in the Bay Area before a planned move to Las Vegas for the 2020 NFL season, said they have signed a deal with AEG Facilities to operate their $2 billion, 65,000-seat stadium, now under construction. Full story here.

• SAP has launched “Call the Shots,” an interactive, online game that puts people in the shoes of Wimbledon champ Angelique Kerber the day before a big match. Players use SAP Tennis Analytics to get Kerber match-ready, by using data and insights to make decisions that will help – or potentially hurt – her success on the court the next day.

• FIBA, the international governing body for basketball, said the annual FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final would be held in Los Angeles 2020-23 in partnership with the Los Angeles Times media group. ‘This will undoubtedly cement the FIBA 3x3 culture in the build up to the Los Angeles 2028 Games,” said Andreas Zagklis, FIBA secretary general. 

• The IOC said that breaking (break-dancing), skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have been provisionally included on the sports program for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing will make their debut on the Olympic program in Tokyo 2020.

• Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, co-founders of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, have launched with The ALS Assn. the 5th anniversary of “Challenge Me” with a “new call to action to reignite the passion and generosity of the millions of people who dumped ice water on their heads in the summer of 2014.”

POLL POSITION

Wimbledon 2019
Gentlemen's Singles Seeding
1. DJOKOVIC, Novak (SRB)
2. FEDERER, Roger (SUI)
3. NADAL, Rafael (ESP)
4. ANDERSON, Kevin (RSA)
5. THIEM, Dominic (AUT)
6. ZVEREV, Alexander (GER)
7. TSITSIPAS, Stefanos (GRE)
8. NISHIKORI, Kei (JPN)
9. ISNER, John (USA)
10. KHACHANOV, Karen (RUS)

Ladies' Singles Seeding
1. BARTY, Ashleigh (AUS)
2. OSAKA, Naomi (JPN)
3. PLISKOVA, Karolina (CZE)
4. BERTENS, Kiki (NED)
5. KERBER, Angelique (GER)
6. KVITOVA, Petra (CZE)
7. HALEP, Simona (ROU)
8. SVITOLINA, Elina (UKR)
9. STEPHENS, Sloane (USA)
10. SABALENKA, Aryna (BLR)
11. WILLIAMS, Serena (USA)

Source: All England Lawn and Tennis Club

KEEPING SCORE

2019 Top Selling Summer Acts
Based on total sales on StubHub for U.S. tour dates from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2019
1. The Rolling Stones
2. Queen with Adam Lambert
3. Paul McCartney
4. Ariana Grande
5. Shawn Mendes
6. Billie Eilish
7. JoJo Siwa
8. Twenty One Pilots
9. Hootie and the Blowfish
10. Florida Georgia Line

Full story here.

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office June 21-23
1. Toy Story 4 $121M
2. Child’s Play $14M
3. Aladdin $13.2M
4. Men In Black International $10.7M
5. Secret Life of Pets 2 $10.3M
6. Rocketman $5.6M
7. John Wick 3 $4M
8. Godzilla $3.8M
9. Anna $3.6M
10. Dark Phoenix $3.5M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Channel Chasers

NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• 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).

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Jan182019

Show Me The Super Bowl LIII Money: Marketers On Pace To Top $480M Spend 

By Barry Janoff

January 17, 2019: The average cost of a 30-second ad during Super Bowl LII last year on NBC climbed to a record $5.235 million, with overall spend totaling $482 million.

That was second all-time among Big Game broadcasts behind the $534 million spent during Super Bowl LI in 2017 on Fox — the first overtime game in Super Bowl history.

The way marketing is trending, brands led by Anheuser-Busch InBev, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble and a bevy of car companies — spending an average of $5 million-plus for 30 seconds of airtime during Super Bowl LIII Feb. 3 on CBS — should give those numbers a run for their money, according to research and consulting firm Kantar Media, NY.

Kantar Media said an analysis of its exclusive data shows that the Super Bowl “remains the preeminent live television event.”

But viewers should expect to see some changes in advertiser strategies, including “experimenting with shorter ad lengths and leveraging social media to get the most from their campaigns.”

The average rate for a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl increased by 96% over the past decade, from $261 million during Super Bowl XLIII on NBC in 2009 to the record $534 million in 2017.

By comparison, during that same period average prime time ad rates fell by 12%.

"The average rate for a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl national broadcast increased by 96% over the past decade."

“(That indicates) the enduring appeal of the Super Bowl — it’s the most expensive commercial time on TV by far,” said Kantar Media.

The nearest contenders in 2018 were the NFC Championship Game at $3.15 million and the Academy Awards at $2.07 million.

In 2018, marketers spent $408 million for in-game messages and $74 million for pre- and post-game ads for a total investment of $482 million.

The record set during Super Bowl LI had in-game ad spending of $419 million and pre- and post-game spend of $115 million, impacted by the New England Patriot’s 34-28 overtime win against the Atlanta Falcons, which led led to additional commercial airings and revenue.

By comparison, marketers during Super Bowl 50 on CBS in 2016 spent $445 million ($370 million in-game, $75 million pre- and post-game), $416 million during Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 (NBC, $345 million/$71 million), and topped the $400 million mark for the first time during Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014 at $431 million (Fox, $332 million/$99 million).

According to Kantar Media, the Super Bowl now contains 20% more commercial time than a regular season NFL game. "And the gap has been creeping upward over the past decade."

In 2008  Super Bowl XLII on Fox contained about three more minutes of ad time than a regular season game.

In 2018, the comparable difference was exactly nine minutes.

During Super Bowl LII last year, 86 spots accounted for 51 minutes, 20 seconds of air time between kickoff and the final whistle.

That was the third most total air time, behind Super Bowl XLVII (2013) at 51:40 and Super Bowl LI (2017) at 51:30.

However, Super Bowl XLIV in 2010 holds the record with 104 spots, followed by the 102 in 2017.

Anheuser-Busch, which has national broadcast exclusivity in the category, will be the leader of the pack during Super Bowl LIII, clocking in with more than five-and-a-half minutes for brands including Bud, Bud Light, Michelob Light, Stella Artois and Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer.

The brewer will support with digital, social media, and activation in Atlanta and host Mercedes-Benz Stadium, as well as the first Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, being held in State Farm Arena.

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Fiat Chrysler tied as the largest advertisers in 2018, each spending $42 million.

Anheuser-Busch has placed in the Top 2 of the annual rankings for at least 37 consecutive years.

The Top 5 spenders during Super Bowl LII also included Toyota $31 million), Amazon ($26 million) — which started advertising during the Super Bowl in 2016 and reached the Top Five for the first time — and Procter & Gamble ($21 million).

The Top 5 during Super Bowl LI were Anheuser-Busch ($35 million), Deutsch Telekom ($30 million), P&G ($25 million), Fiat Chrysler ($20 million) and 21st Century Fox ($15 million).

Auto manufacturers have had the largest footprint every year since 2011.

Last year six auto makers ran ads and accounted for 23% of all expenditures, a combined total of $94.2 million.

That was up from 2017, when seven auto makers spend $70.7 million, but down from 2014, when 11 auto companies spent $113.4 million.

Top categories also include food and Hollywood.

Promos for the network broadcasting the game also run high, typically accounting for about 15% of total ad time and 25-30% of all spots in the game, according to Kantar Media.

Even with the money spent on advertising during the Super Bowl, the NFL’s Big Game meets its match with the Olympics, broadcast on NBC.

During the 2014 Winter Games, 18 companies spent $977 million over two weeks; and in 2018, 17 companies spend $961 million.

The big spend comes during the Summer Games: In 2016, 17 companies spend $1.965 billion.

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