ACG New York Women of Leadership - Entrepreneur Series
Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld


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The Buyside:
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Traditional Hollywood studios such as Disney and Warner Bros. are seeking next-generation YouTube content providers

The Buyside

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Today's Transactions:
"American Idol" Host Ryan Seacrest Buys Majority Stake in Marketing Company

In addition to "American Idol," Seacrest is the executive producer for "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and "Married to Jonas"

Television personality and radio host Ryan Seacrest is reportedly buying a majority stake in Civic Entertainment Group, a television-focused marketing agency.

New York-based Civic Entertainment provides marketing for brands in the entertainment, sports, communications, banking and travel sectors. The firm was founded in 1999. The company has produced events such as NBC’s Education Nation, and created marketing campaigns for HBO and CNN.

Seacrest is the host on reality television show “American Idol,” and is the executive producer for television shows “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” “Married to Jonas,” and “Khloe & Lamar.” Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.


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