Anna Gronewold



Anna covers brands for Morning Consult.

Brands Brief: Chief Executive of A&E Networks May Take Helm at Vice Media

By Anna Gronewold Top Stories Nancy Dubuc is stepping down as chief executive of A&E Networks and is in talks to take the helm at Vice Media. The possible transition, which people familiar with the matter said has not yet been finalized, comes as Vice’s leadership and reputation have been questioned amid allegations of sexual harassment […]

Brands Brief: AT&T Will Not Pursue Allegations of Political Bias in Lawsuit

By Anna Gronewold Top Stories AT&T indicated it is no longer pursuing allegations of political bias as part of its defense against the Justice Department’s lawsuit to block AT&T’s $85 billion purchase of Time Warner. AT&T had originally argued to the court that the government was blocking the deal because President Donald Trump was against it, […]

Brands Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Anna Gronewold Week in Review Television industry A record low 26.5 million people watched the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday night, a nearly 20 percent drop versus last year and a striking slide compared to an audience of 43.7 million as recently as four years ago. Fox Networks Group is working to reduce television ad […]

Brands Brief: Interest Down Ahead of NCAA Basketball Tournament

By Anna Gronewold Top Stories The 68 March Madness teams are set to be announced Sunday, but fewer Americans plan on tuning in to games than before last year’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, Morning Consult polling shows. In a survey of 2,201 U.S. adults conducted March 1-5, 36 percent said they intend to watch […]

Brands Brief: Ad-Tech Firms Cut Ties With Newsweek Media Group

By Anna Gronewold Top Stories Newsweek Media Group said it fired two employees linked to a coding issue that some advertising-technology companies alleged caused invalid website traffic. AppNexus, a vendor the company used to sell online ads, and SpotX, an ad-tech company that helps sell video ads, said they ended relationships with the company over concerns […]

Brands Brief: Discovery Communications Closes Purchase Merger With Scripps Networks Interactive

By Anna Gronewold Top Stories Discovery Communications closed a nearly $12 billion purchase merger with Scripps Networks Interactive Inc., gaining Scripps television channels such as HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel. The new company, called Discovery Inc., could draw more women viewers with the Scripps channels and grow revenue by distributing the Scripps networks overseas. (The […]

Brands Brief: Fox Networks Group Plans to Reduce Television Ad Time

By Anna Gronewold Morning Consult has published the latest edition of its monthly Trump Tracker, showing the president’s approval state by state, month over month. See it here. Top Stories Fox Networks Group is working to reduce television ad time to two minutes an hour by 2020, according to ad sales head Joe Marchese, in what […]

Brands Brief: Several Companies Suspend Ads on InfoWars’ YouTube Channels

By Anna Gronewold Top Stories Several brands such as Nike, Paramount and Acer have suspended their ads on InfoWars’ YouTube channels after they were informed their ads had appeared there, saying they had been under the impression that filters for sensitive content should have prevented that from happening. Last week, YouTube reprimanded the site and its […]

Brands Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Anna Gronewold Week in Review Gun control Multiple businesses pulled special rates or discounts to National Rifle Association members amid consumer complaints following the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 people, and a Morning Consult poll found some firms are facing strong public backlash. Dick’s Sporting Goods said it will immediately […]