October 26, 2012 |
"FUN SIZE" is a 90-minute theatrical release from Nickelodeon Productions that, if anything, should have aired as a half-hour Nickelodeon special. Instead, here it comes into multiplexes five days before Oct. 31 to try to steal some box-office cash from bored teens or parents who would rather take their kids to a crummy Halloween comedy than spend the weekend carving jack-o'-lanterns. Moms, dads, do what you have to do. But know this: Submerging one's hands in gooshy pumpkin guts is a pleasure compared with sitting through this often crass romp about a teenage girl (Victoria Justice)
October 20, 2012 |
Thomas J. Quigley, 74, of Moorestown, an advertising and public relations agency owner, died of lung cancer, Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Virtua Marlton Hospital. For more than 20 years, Mr. Quigley operated Quigley Communications in Center City and later in Haddonfield. His accounts included Thrift Drug, CBS3 (KYW-TV), and Philadelphia Ad Club, where he published the newsletter for more than 10 years. Mr. Quigley closed his business six years ago but continued to work for Ideal Lab Marketing in Moorestown.
October 11, 2012
James M. Rock, 84, of Bryn Mawr, a former advertising sales representative, died Sunday, Sept. 30, at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Rock was born in Marshall, Minn., graduated from the University of Minnesota, and was in the armed services. He met his wife, Rita Ann, who died in 1999, while they were working one summer at Glacier National Park, according to their daughter, Anne Rock Maurer. "They were the best of friends, complemented each other perfectly," she said. Mr. Rock spent most of his advertising sales career at the Farm Journal, the nation's oldest agricultural publication, in Philadelphia.
July 23, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The deadly shooting at a movie theater in Colorado has briefly silenced the presidential campaign, prompting both President Obama and likely Republican challenger Mitt Romney to cut short their schedules and pull advertising in the state out of respect for the victims and their families. Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address that he hopes everyone takes time this weekend "for prayer and reflection - for the victims of this terrible tragedy, for the people who knew them and loved them, for those who are still struggling to recover.
June 7, 2012 |
HOW MANY billboard owners does it take to snag a kidney? Ten — if one of them is an obedient son. Luckily for Aretha Swift, Thaddeus Bartkowski is a very obedient son. A few months ago, Bartkowski's mom was listening to KYW radio while driving and heard a story about Swift. Swift's kidneys had failed, but no one among her family and friends was a suitable match to donate a kidney to her. So she was placed on a waiting list to receive one from a cadaver or living donor.
May 24, 2012 |
Philadelphia International Airport has awarded a $20.4 million, seven-year contract for airport advertising to Clear Channel Airports, of Allentown, the company said Wednesday. The company will install 76 large digital screens to display advertising, including thirteen 70-inch screens in baggage-claim areas and 50-square-foot digital walls on the overhead arches of concourses B and C, said president Toby Sturek. The city-owned airport will receive a minimum of $20.4 million over the seven years of the contract, or 60 to 65 percent of gross ad sales, if that amount is greater, under terms of a contract signed this month by Mayor Nutter.
May 24, 2012 |
IN THE REGION Phila. airport awards ad contract Philadelphia International Airport has awarded a $20.4 million, seven-year contract for airport advertising to Clear Channel Airports, of Allentown, the company said Wednesday. The company will install 76 large digital screens to display advertising, including thirteen 70-inch screens in baggage-claim areas and 50-square-foot digital walls on the overhead arches of concourses B and C, said president Toby Sturek.
May 8, 2012 |
Dan Roitman's company is called Stroll , a most ill-fitting name. From a growth perspective at least, Stroll's evolution has been anything but a leisurely pace. Born 12 years ago in a Maryland dorm room, the Center City company is an impressive display of the potential of any small business, though perhaps in the extreme. In just the last year, its revenue has exploded from $17 million to $40 million, with another doubling expected by the end of 2012. Profit growth was 400 percent last year, Roitman said.
April 28, 2012
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April 5, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - By all measures, it wasn't a good day for employees of Yahoo or USA Today : Pay was cut, and so were thousands of jobs. And it didn't matter that one was part of the supposedly bright digital future and the other allegedly a part of journalism's past. In his first three months on the job, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has imposed the largest layoffs in the company's 17-year history, reshaped the board of directors, picked a potentially disruptive fight with a major shareholder and sued Facebook for patent infringement.