AdAge 2005 Top 200 Brands List by US Ad Spending Released

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AdAge released their Megabrands list for 2005. It ranks advertisers by US Ad Spending. The full brand report is here.

What I would like to see is a cross reference showing public relations spending versus advertising spending for those monsters. When you are spending 1.7 Billion though, well I guess you can do whatever and get results.

From the AAF Smartbrief:

Report: Top 200 brands
Verizon,
Cingular and Sprint spent a combined $4 billion on media last year, placing the
telecom giants respectively in the top three slots of Advertising Age’s “Top 200
Megabrands for 2005” list. As a whole, the Top 200 last year spent $49.14
billion in 18 media, representing about a third of the $148.29 billion measured
ad market, according to TNS Media Intelligence.   Advertising
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