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Published June 22, 2012
TEAMING UP: AD AGE’s Brian Steinberg reported Coca-Cola and Walmart will sponsor Basketball HOFer Magic Johnson’s “emerging cable channel Aspire in exchange for some rather large and unorthodox concessions: Each advertiser will be the exclusive sponsor in its category for a specific period of time and each will be able to develop programming on the nascent outlet, which aims to entertain and inform a predominantly African-American audience” (ADAGE.com, 6/21).