Charles Barkley & Capital One Pitch March Madness

Capital One Financial Corp, “the official bank and credit card of the NCAA,” is a major sponsor of this year’s March Madness. In advance of the March 19 start of the annual NCAA basketball tournament, Cap One is set to air a series of ads featuring bank spokesman Alec Baldwin mixing it up with NBA great-turned-commentator Charles Barkley. More videos are available for view on Capital One’s YouTube channel.

[UPDATE: Capital One has taken down this video, as of 12:03 PM ET. We have asked the bank for comment.]

[UPDATE 2: No comment yet, but the ad is back up as of 1:37 PM ET.]

Capital One’s Scott Zimmer will be among the stellar speakers at this year’s Bank Innovation 2013 on March 18-19 in San Francisco. To attend, visit www.bankinnovation.info.

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