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The Carlyle Group to Acquire Majority Stake in Talent Partners

carlyle-group-logoGlobal alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire a majority interest in New York-based talent payroll, production support services and rights management solutions provider Talent Partners. The transaction, which is still subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014, with equity for the investment provided by Carlyle Equity Opportunity Fund.

Talent Partners began almost 50 years ago as a specialty payroll company focused on commercial talent and has grown into a provider of more than 125 essential services, for over 750 clients, including 23 of the Top 25 largest U.S. advertising agencies. Following the acquisition, Paul Muratore will continue in his position as president and chief executive officer while longtime investor Michael Donovan, who also serves as executive chairman of Mediaocean, will retain an investment stake in Talent Partners. Matthew Kearney will join Talent Partners as executive chair of its board of directors at the time of the acquisition and will be responsible for identifying and pursuing digital business opportunities in the advertising and media industries for Talent Partners.  Read more

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Copywriting: Creative Ad Writing

Copywriting: Creative Ad WritingWork with a freelance copywriter to build your advertising portfolio and land more copywriting jobs! Starting January 12, Kim Taylor will teach you how to make a complete ad using graphics and photos, write strong headlines and body copy for various advertising media, work from a creative brief, and jumpstart your ad portfolio. Register now!

The BCS National Championship: Now in 3D!

You’ve experienced this “American football” thing before on your TV with mixed to positive results. If you’ve become a fan of the game from the confines of your living room, why not make an impulsive purchase today and buy one of those Sony 3D televisions in time for tonight’s BCS National Championship?

Just imagine watching Oregon’s duck mascot flying at your children while they fetch you a beer. Or, imagine seeing Auburn quarterback Cam Newton dive over tacklers to score a touchdown followed by a celebratory dance right in front of your couch. Come to think of it, The Vault NYC and production company Nice Shoes may have found the perfect market for their client. If your disgraced father tried to sell you off to competing universities at a substantially higher price than a college scholarship, odds are he’s watching the game from home as NCAA rulings limit him access to your school’s athletic department. Luckily for him, the Sony 3D TV doesn’t judge its viewers, and your father and his best 3D-goggled buds can watch you sprint into college football history books anyway.

Credits after the jump.

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