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SBD/Issue 72/Sponsorships, Advertising & Marketing
Published December 28, 2001
ADAGE.com's Rich Thomaselli cited sources as saying that adidas-Salomon has awarded its $100M global creative account to Omnicom Group's TBWA/Chiat/Day, CA. Thomaselli noted that TBWA "beat out" DDB Worldwide for the account (ADAGE.com, 12/27)....An NBC spokesperson said that some advertisers "have reallocated their dollars" from the Super Bowl to the Olympics, including Electronic Data Systems, Volkswagen and Cingular. A 30-second primetime spot during the Olympics is estimated at $550,000-600,000. Meanwhile, a Fox spokesperson said that Super Bowl XXXVI is 80% sold out for ads, at an average price of about $2M per 30-second spot (John Dempsey, DAILY VARIETY, 12/28)....ADWEEK.com's David Gianatasio notes Monster.com is returning to the Super Bowl for the fourth straight year. This year, a commercial "directs viewers to a Monster-crafted Web site designed to help U.S. Olympic athletes find jobs after the games" (ADWEEK.com, 12/28)....In Seattle, Nunyo Demasio reports the Sonics have formed a three-year partnership with the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Under the deal, Nasdaq receives naming rights to the Courtside Club restaurant, which will be called "Nasdaq-100 Club." It is available to courtside and suite-ticket holders (SEATTLE TIMES, 12/28).