8/27/2008

Audi plans to continue its Olympic TV campaign for its A4 model, which casts an unfavorable light on rival luxury models from Mercedes-Benz and BMW, with TV spots during the Major League Baseball playoffs in October, "NFL Sunday Night Football" on ESPN and prime-time series including "The Office" and "Grey's Anatomy." A Mercedes spokeswoman dismissed the premise of the campaign from Venables, Bell & Partners, San Francisco, saying it amounted to little more than "free publicity" for the Mercedes brand.

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