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An Unfortunate Moment For The Science Center

November 15th, 2012 · 1 Comment

In this local newspaper story about the Kentucky Science Center’s fancy new dead body exhibit, something caught our attention: Haas said the science center has been working on booking the exhibit for more than a year. She said the center has a policy of not disclosing the cost of traveling exhibits. The center in recent [...]

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Tags: Metro Government · Oops · Sponsorships · Taxes

Sorry! We Spoke Way Too Soon, Apparently!

May 6th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Because NBC-Yum!-Kentucky Derby shenanigans are causing a bit of a laugh in the sports world: Yum! Brands, the company that owns and operates KFC and Taco Bell, among other fast-food chains, has been the presenting sponsor of America’s premier horse race since 2006. Given that both the Derby and the restaurant behemoth are based in [...]

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Tags: Kentucky Derby · Oops · Sponsorships · TV

CVB vs. Sports Commission in Big Rift

July 6th, 2009 · 37 Comments

Diane McGraw may not be having the best of vacations, according to a memo she sent today to her board of directors on the Greater Louisville Sports Commission. It was while on vacation that McGraw, executive director of the SC, learned that the Convention and Visitors Bureau, which provides financing for the Sports Commission, made [...]

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Tags: Metro Government · Sponsorships · Sports · Transparency

Mid-way, Mid-week Rambling

May 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Homeless Report: There’s a new report out from the state about homelessness in Kentucky, and the news is grim. Just in Louisville, 1,500 homeless. Many of them are children, or veterans, or simply out of luck. Wayside’s purchase of a downtown hotel will help bring more services, but affordable housing is a pressing need here. [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Festival · Health Care · Homeless · Housing · JCPS · Metro Government · Parks · Public Relations · Radio · Sponsorships · Sports · State Government · Steve Beshear · University of Kentucky

Happy Halfway to Derby Day

April 29th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Post Draw Today: Find out which horses get which numbers at today’s post position draw for the Derby. It takes place about Noon today at the track, NOT at Fourth Street Live as it has been for several years. ESPN decided it wasn’t good TV. You can watch in online or on local TV. I [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bad Behavior · Blogging · Celebrity · Construction · Crime · Kentucky Derby · South End · Sponsorships · Sports · TARC · University of Louisville

Employees and E.ON

March 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

Was anyone raising eyebrows last week when the Derby Festival announced that its list of sponsors included E.ON U.S.? Remember, this is the public company that just absorbed the costs of two of the most expensive storms in history and had its request for a rate increase basically denied by the state’s Public Service Commission. [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Festival · LG&E · Sponsorships

Roaring In On Economics, Politics and Hate

March 2nd, 2009 · 10 Comments

The economic woes of the world aren’t for everybody, when a local hospital organization antes up big-time for a sports arena. Here’s what’s going on as we move, finally, into March. Norton Hearts Arena: The first of the downtown arena’s sponsors is Norton Healthcare, which gets to open an Immediate Care Center in the building [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Arena · Death · Democrats · Dining · Gays · Mitch McConnell · Race · Radio · Ratings · Senate Race · Sponsorships · Steve Beshear · TV · WLKY

Thunder Hits the Road

February 26th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Here we are, 20 years into coming up with themes for Thunder over Louisville, and organizers are just now using “Thunder Road” for the first time. Today the Derby Festival announced its theme would be built around road trips in Americana, and all sorts of road trip songs will be included. Of course, the finale [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Downtown · Festival · Fox 41 · Kentucky Derby · Sponsorships · Thunder · WHAS

In The Holiday Spirit

December 10th, 2007 · Comments Off

Everyone likes a bargain, especially during the Holiday Season. In that spirit, Full Signal Media is offering a once-per-year opportunity for your business or cause to join the ranks of online advertisers. It’s the best way to reach the smart, informed consumers who are spending a lot of time online this holiday season. And we [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Sponsorships

Now that’s a Big Ad

October 15th, 2007 · Comments Off

Rising six stories on Kaden Tower, this ad for the Ryder Cup marks the first time the Louisville landmark has served as a billboard.

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Tags: Advertising · Sponsorships · Sports