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Published January 27, 1995
In this morning's WALL STREET JOURNAL, Fara Warner profiles Wilson's '95 ad campaign that kicks off during the weekend: "Wilson was the Nike of the 1950s and 1960s. ... But Wilson lost its footing in many of its businesses, hurt by powerful new competitors ... and distracted by a series of management and ownership changes" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 1/27)....The final installment of USA TODAY's ad watch features six companies: Honda, Pepsi, Lee blue jeans, Soloflex, Taco Bell and Primestar satellite service (USA TODAY, 1/27)....This morning's N.Y. TIMES features a chart of all the ads and when they will air and notes that each ad cost $33,333 a second (N.Y. TIMES, 1/27)...."Entertainment Tonight" profiled some of the ads: "Rold Gold" pretzels, Pepsi, McDonald's, Masterlock, and Doritos were previewed. Ad exec Ronnie Cohen: "When marketers can get the right celebrity, the right product, add humor, against the right target, nothing else is going to work better" ("ET," 1/26).