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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NBC Sports Creates Tumblr Page To House Super Bowl Spots

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 21 / 15

NBC Sports has created a new Super Bowl-oriented Tumblr page that will also serve as the online home of commercials from the Super Bowl XLIX telecast on Feb. 1. Located at NBCSports.com/Ads, the Tumblr page features a variety of Super Bowl-related digital content, including original material created...

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