May 21, 1998 |
Advertiser: Pacific Bell Agency: D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, St. Louis Challenge: Convince privacy-conscious Californians that caller ID has advantages. The Ads: PacBell uses humor in four television commercials for caller ID, a service that displays a caller's phone number (and the identity of the person assigned the number) on a special screen when the phone rings. Three of the ads revolve around a medieval knight who opens the castle door without checking to see who's knocking.
October 13, 1990 |
A big chunk of the 1992 Summer Olympics' "Pay-Per-View" ad campaign was handed on Friday to the Los Angeles agency D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles. Executives at the agency declined to reveal the size of the deal, but industry sources estimate it to be more than $10 million. Now, DMB&B, which already places ads for Burbank-based NBC Television, suddenly has its eyes on Barcelona. That's where clients NBC and Cablevision will oversee round-the-clock Olympic coverage on three cable channels.
July 20, 1988 |
NBC, the nation's top-rated television network, pulled the plug on one Los Angeles advertising agency Tuesday and hired another to handle part of its $29-million network advertising business. The network abruptly fired AC&R/CCL Advertising and hired the Los Angeles office of the New York ad firm D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles. The agency switch, which will take effect Sept. 1, took the Los Angeles ad community by surprise.