That’s because Dish refused to agree to AMC’s supposedly unreasonable demands for a contract extension, effectively forcing a blackout of the channel and related properties (IFC, WE tv, Sundance Channel) for all subscribers. Note: AMC still claims that an unrelated lawsuit stretching way back to 2008 is the real culprit.
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Another clever promo from those eggheads at The New Yorker: This meta-comedic short film directed by Lena Dunham (HBO‘s “Girls“) features the writer/actress/producer introducing the concepts of an iPhone, an app, and the magazine itself to charmingly oblivious talk show host Jon Hamm (“Mad Men“). The interview — like so many on late night talk shows — centers on Hamm showing a clip of Dunham’s “new film”, in which she portrays an exasperated New Yorker editor trying to explain the importance of the new app to a flustered assistant (played by fellow “Girls” regular Alex Karpovsky).
This isn’t the first time the magazine has used big-name actors and directors to get the word out about their digital ventures — for their 2010 iPad app launch, they released another comedic short film starring Jason Schwartzman and directed by Roman Coppola.
Source: Ad Age
We’re new viewers of Mad Men, but we’ve noticed that most every week, on Monday morning, something from the previous night’s show makes headlines. Whether it’s an outstanding performance of a French classic, or a new song celebrating Betty Draper’s rotund physique, each episode of the show has long legs for one reason or another.
The show started making news last night for including The Beatles song “Tomorrow Never Knows” towards the end of the episode. Right away, we started to see tweeters questioning how much was paid to get permission to use the tune.
The words “Zou Bisou Bisou” are falling off of everyone’s lips and fingertips this morning following a rendition of the song on last night’s widely publicized season premiere of Mad Men. The title is trending on Twitter and a number of websites have done stories about the origins of the song and Megan/Jessica Paré’s rendition of it last night.
Before the season premiere, last week’s issue of Newsweek took on the Mad Men/1960s theme, adding to the news and pop culture reach of the show.
The New York Times‘ public editor Arthur Brisbane was feeling the heat yesterday over his take on whether reporters should be “truth vigilantes.” A lot of people thought that was a dumb question so Brisbane has come back to reiterate that it is not. Jill Abramson has also responded.
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The NBC network and Bloomingdale’s have entered into a two-month Fall partnership that will provide branding opportunities for both organizations: Bloomie’s catalogs will feature actors from some of NBC’s new shows (The Playboy Club and Prime Suspect are a couple of them), and Bloomingdale’s will be featured during the network’s Primetime Preview Show. Bloomie’s will also have in-store promotions and store windows as part of the tie-in.
“The combination of NBC’s new fall slate of programming with Bloomingdale’s powerful brand and multiple touch points creates a very engaging consumer experience,” Tim Farish, NBC Entertainment’s SVP of marketing said in a statement.
These days, it seems clothing retailers are finding a great deal of promo value in TV partnerships that largely bypass the traditional 30-second spot.
The Democratic National Committee has a brand new logo (pictured left), given its website a makeover, and has a new slogan, “Change That Matters.” DNC National Press Secretary Hari Sevugan told Ad Age that the changes are meant to “reflect the openness of our party.” He went on to describe the party as “grassroots” and one that “fights for everyday people.”