| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Ted Bergmann, the producer of early Grammy and National Football League telecasts, died Sunday following surgery in Santa Monica, Calif., according to his wife Beverly. He was 93.
Bergmann started his television career at NBC in 1947. He went on to...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Steve Koonin, who as entertainment chief at Time Warner's Turner unit presided over a long run of growth at big cable networks like TNT, TBS, truTV and TCM, as well as a streak of aggressive, sometimes maverick promotional maneuvers, is leaving his post...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:30 PM
After spending much of the past decade financing movies, Ryan Kavanaugh is expanding heavily into the advertising arena, launching Madvine as an in-house agency that will manage the entire marketing campaigns of brands like Evian while also integrating...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Caramel color is an additive that gives your bubbly soda that distinct amber hue.
But some of the artificial coloring also contains a potentially carcinogenic chemical called 4-methylimidazole or 4-MeI.
Although there are no federal limits on its use,...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:17 PM
A new ad featuring a sexy Scarlett Johansson is slated to run during the Super Bowl — as long as it gets one significant tweak. Advertiser SodaStream has to take the words right out of ScarJo's mouth.
No, not the ones in the beginning where she...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Every year, there's always one Super Bowl ad that generates a bit of next-day controversy. And this year's ad appears to be Coca-Cola's "It's Beautiful" ad.
The one-minute ad features children and adults from all walks of life, from across the country,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Coca-Cola Co. has announced that it will split its North America business into two units as it aims to return to a traditional franchising model.
The Atlanta-based beverage giant also announced changes in its top leadership.
The company said...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Coca-Cola Co., faced with tepid demand and a drop in fourth-quarter earnings, said Tuesday it was initiating a $1-billion cost-cutting campaign to improve profitability.
The world's largest beverage company said Tuesday that profit fell 8.4% in the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Q: I've seen publicity about a device used by the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Bethlehem to remove snow and ice from the roofs of the company's tractor-trailers to comply with state law, and more importantly, to help protect all motorists. I've suggested...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing the safety of caramel colorings used in a variety of foods, including colas and other dark soft drinks, to determine whether the agency should act to limit consumers' exposure to a chemical created during...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When veteran tech executive Scott Maddux brought a digital video recorder into his home in 1999, the machine radically changed his boob-tube habits. At last, he could save shows to watch later and skip programs he wasn't ready to see. "I lived and...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Former Congressman Allen West, no stranger to controversy, plunged into fray over the Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad.
He launched a fusillade of criticism of the spot and later said on Twitter that “we touched a nerve.”
The ad in question, a 60-...