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Ex-Spot Runner Creative Chief Takes Former Employer Head On With AgencyDivision

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/Agency--215x55.jpg" width="215" height="55" /> We've written many times about <a href="http://www.spotrunner.com/">Spot Runner,</a> the Los A

The Spot Runner Saga Continues: Founders Accused Of A "Pump And Dump" Scheme (Updated)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/burning-bills-215x181.jpg" width="215" height="181" /> TV advertising startup Spot Runner really is running on fumes. According to a <a href=

Spot Runner Is Running On Fumes: Another 60 To Lose Their Jobs

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/spot-runner-logo-215x81.jpg" width="215" height="81" /> Yesterday was a particularly bad Friday the 13th at <a href="http://www.spotrunner.co

Update: 115 People Lose Their Jobs At Spot Runner, Weblistic Acquisition Is Washed Out

<img src='http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/spot-runner-logo.jpg' alt='spot-runner-logo.jpg' /> The layoffs at Spot Runner are a lot worse than we <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2008

A Spot Of Trouble At Spot Runner

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/spot-runner-logo-215x81.jpg" width="215" height="81" /> There is no escape from the advertising recession. Not even for hotshot TV advertisi

Spot Runner Raises $51 Million To Expand To New Markets

The first rule of Startup Club is take the money when you can. Spot Runner CEO Nick Grouf understands that, which is why he just raised $51 million in a C round from a group of strategic investors tha

Google's AdWords for TV Comes Out Of Beta, But Is Still Hamstrung

Since last June, Google has been piloting a test with advertisers in private beta to put regular 30-second video commercials on TV in an automated fashion through AdWords. Today, Google is opening tha

Blodget Says Facebook Is Only Worth $9 Billion, Hypothetically Speaking

Putting a value on private companies is hard enough for insiders and venture capitalists who have full access to the company’s financial statements. When outsiders try to do it, even well-inform

How To Bring Internet Advertising to TV—The Long View

Over the past couple days, conversations I’ve had with two different video-startup CEOs—Suranga Chandratillake of blinkx and Nick Grouf of Spot Runner—has got me thinking about what needs to

Just In Time For Campaign Season, Spot Runner Gets Into Politics

Political campaign season is upon us and that means one thing: really bad political ads on TV. There are 50,000 public elections every year in the United States. And an estimated $3 billion will be sp

Project Canoe: Cable Companies Paddle to Catch Up To Google in Targeted TV Ads

Whenever cable companies feel threatened, they form a joint venture. The latest is called Project Canoe, an effort by all six major cable companies in the U.S. to deliver targeted TV ads to viewers th

Spot Runner Acquires Weblistic, Seeks Synergies Between TV and Online Advertisements

Spot Runner, an online service that helps local businesses develop and run professional-looking advertisements for TV and radio, has acquired Weblistic, a company that helps these same businesses run

Advertising Giant WPP On The Prowl For Acquisitions: Spot Runner, VideoEgg Rumored As Potential Targets

Advertising conglomerate WPP is looking to increase its Web advertising revenues through more acquisitions. Last year it purchased 24/7 Real Media for $649 million, and is currently making a run at Nu