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AD AGE SALUTES FIFTY YEARS OF ADVERTISING
Published March 8, 1995
In a special "collector's edition," ADVERTISING AGE devoted a supplemental issue to fifty years of television advertising. Among the many rankings and lists were the fifty best ads (which were not ranked). A sampling of sports related ads: Nike's Bo Diddley and Bo Jackson; Coca-Cola's Mean Joe Greene; and Miller Lite's Bubba Smith. AD AGE also listed "50 who made a difference" in TV advertising. Among the list: ABC's Roone Arledge for "MNF" and "Wide World of Sports" etc; A.C. Nielsen Sr. for his marketing research; Frederick Pierce, the leader of ABC in the '70s credited with helping "steer" the company in its early cable ventures -- ESPN and A&E; and Ted Turner for his superstation and cable work (ADVERTISING AGE, Spring '95).