First comes news from advertising industry prognosticators that global advertising spending will increase in 2010 albeit at a meager +.08% - +.09% rate. (Unless you choose to listen to the bullish Brian Wiesner at Magna who is predicting a +6% increase).
Then Les Moonves of CBS confirmed that their strategy of holding back inventory during the weak 2009 upfront has paid off big time with massive +25% increases in prices for 4th quarter inventory due to overwhelming demand.
Is the Great Recession over? Or should we all just buy CBS stock?
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Friedman, W. (2009, December 8). CBS 4Q Scatter: Some Like It Hot. Mediapost.com. Retrived December 10, 2009, from