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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:47 AM

Comcast Takes NBC Peacock Hostage

KableTown is hurting my soul.

In an extremely surprising move, Comcast has adopted the NBC peacock as its own logo. This is mind-blowing for a number of reasons. (1) When NBCUniversal redesigned, the decision was made that this corporate mark should have neither the peacock nor Universalís globe; a decision I commended and still do; and now you have a corporate name that doesnít even include the word NBC and there, like a crown, it sits on top of Comcast. Itís impossible to look at the peacock and NOT think NBC, forcing you to read the logo as NBCComcast. (2) Moving the peacock into corporate territory where it now becomes an ambassador for a technician making you wait at home for a window of 4 hours to repair your cable or internet connection is absolutely counterproductive: The NBC peacock logo should stand for television entertainment alone and focus on elbowing its way back into its equally iconic networks logos and their ongoing rivalries. Diluting that brand ó which stands for Today, the Olympics coverage, The Voice (hey, I donít make the ratings), Parks and Recreation and all the way back to Seinfeld and Friends ó in favor of corporate appearances feels like a mistake. And (3) just look at the Comcast logo and name line-up below: This is one of the most confusing brand architectures where names and logos are crudely interchangeable ó it makes Mr. Potato Head look organized.


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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:00 PM

2. "all the way back to Seinfeld and Friends"?? LOL

Howzabout all the way back to Dave Garroway, Frank McGee, the Blue Network, Huntley and Brinkley, all the popular shows of the late 40's and the 50's...

and much more!!

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