Stories tagged: advertising
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Breitbart lost 90 percent of its advertisers in two months
The number of advertisers on the alt-right site Breitbart.com has dropped 90 percent in recent months, from 242 in March to 26 in May, according to data from MediaRadar, a …
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
Yahoo shareholders approve sale of web businesses to Verizon
Yahoo Inc. shareholders approved the $4.48 billion sale of the company’s main web properties to Verizon Communications, clearing the last major hurdle for a deal announced almost a year ago.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Hannity says liberal fascists are after his sponsors; one is leaving
Sean Hannity says a media watchdog is guilty of “liberal fascism” for targeting advertisers on his Fox News Channel show, as one company announced Wednesday that it would no longer …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Analysis: Why CNN can – and did – refuse to air Trump’s new ad targeting ‘fake news’
In a self-congratulatory ad marking his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump labels major television networks “fake news.” So CNN is refusing to sell the president airtime to …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
Pepsi says it’s pulling widely mocked ad
Pepsi is pulling an ad that has been widely criticized for appearing to trivialize protests for social justice causes. It said it was “removing the content and halting any further …
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
More advertisers say they have ditched Fox’s O’Reilly show
Bill O’Reilly’s top-rated Fox News show may be starting to feel a financial sting after allegations that he sexually harassed several women. Automakers Hyundai and BMW, financial firm T. Rowe …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Mexico City subway, U.N. use genitals in anti-harassment ads
How do you bring home to men the discomfort and disgust caused by sexual harassment on the subway?
Thu., March 30, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Back to burgers: Carl’s Jr. ditches bikini-clad ads
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are ditching the bikinis and getting back to the burgers. The chains are famous for advertisements featuring models and celebrities like Paris Hilton, Kate Upton and …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
After health-care bill dies, ads air thanking Republicans for replacing Obamacare
The decision on Friday to abruptly pull the Republican health-care bill was a defeat for House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and President Trump, who campaigned on a promise to repeal …
Tue., March 14, 2017, 6 a.m.
Clarksville: Northern Quest hit the jackpot with Spokane acting pair
Northern Quest’s clever ads are more like a long-running sitcom featuring local actors Mark Robbins and Brooke Stocker.
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Super Bowl ads normally avoid politics, but not this year
Messages about America, inclusiveness – and, yes, even “four years of awful hair” – kept bubbling up in Super Bowl 51 ads from Airbnb, the NFL and a line of …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Progressives launch last-minute push against Betsy DeVos, and conservatives counter with online ad campaign
More than 300 state lawmakers hailing from all 50 states have added their voices to the chorus objecting to President donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
New face of Gerber is 7-month-old baby from Ohio
A 7-month-old boy from Ohio is the new face of Gerber baby products. Though he probably won’t be saying much anytime soon, the spokesbaby named Riley has an “infectious laugh …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 7:26 p.m.
Celtics, reach deal to put GE logo on uniform
The Boston Celtics will take to the parquet court next season wearing a GE logo on their uniforms. The Celtics are the third NBA team to announce a deal to …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
Digital ad campaign for GOP health care plan being launched
An outside group affiliated with House GOP leadership is ramping up its advertising campaign for a Republican alternative to the 2010 health care law, running $400,000 in digital ads across …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
German companies pull advertising from US website Breitbart
Several large German companies, including carmaker BMW, have pulled their ads from U.S.-based news and opinion website Breitbart due to concerns about its content, following a similar move by cereal …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
Four changes shoppers will see as they buy on their phones
Shoppers buying on their phones this holiday season will see new ways stores are making it easier and faster as they try to lock in sales before people swipe to …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 8:16 a.m.
Breitbart News urges boycott of Kellogg after brand abandons website
Breitbart News urged its readers to boycott Kellogg Co. after the cereal maker stopped advertising on the news site, whose former chairman is a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
Kellogg pulls ads from Breitbart amid concerns about hate speech
Kellogg is pulling its ads from the website Breitbart News, the right-wing news organization whose former chairman Steve Bannon was tapped as a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
Gold Bud Light cans offer chance at lifetime Super Bowl tickets
Bud Light is offering beer drinkers who find special gold cans a chance to win tickets to the Super Bowl for the rest of their lives.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 7 a.m.
Grocery workers’ union targeting Yoke’s; CEO describes campaign as a ‘low blow’
A campaign of TV and radio ads, as well as mailers and billboards, is imploring shoppers to avoid Yoke’s Fresh Market because the chain did not give preferential treatment to …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
Pimping charges involving major escort site rejected by judge
A California judge has tentatively rejected pimping charges against the operators of a major international website that advertises escort services.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
Facebook says it will stop racial exclusion in certain ads
Facebook Inc. will no longer allow advertisers to exclude entire ethnic groups from certain kinds of targeted ads, the company announced Friday, after concerns were raised that the practice led …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 3 p.m.
Harry Caray, this Bud’s for you.
Harry Caray, this Bud’s for you. Anheuser-Busch is honoring the legendary sportscaster with a video that has him calling the nail-biting end of Game 7 in the early hours of …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Wells Fargo’s ad campaign addresses sales scandal
Wells Fargo launched a new advertising campaign this week to address the company’s ongoing sales practices scandal and what it is doing to make things right for its customers.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 6:21 p.m.
Grammy winner Taylor Swift becomes face of AT&T
AT&T has signed a multi-year deal with Grammy award-winning singer Taylor Swift to promote its brand through advertising and performances.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 4:03 p.m.
Facebook’s secret way of counting video views was wrong all along
For years, Facebook has celebrated – boasted, even – about how quickly video advertisements were taking off on the social network. Then, a month ago, the company found something that …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
Libertarian Johnson makes western advertising push ahead of New York debate
In a bid to propel his candidacy onto the presidential debate stage later this month, Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson is deploying an unusual advertising strategy to help him meet …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
Website asks Supreme Court to block subpoena over sex ads
The classified advertising website Backpage.com urged the Supreme Court on Tuesday to block a congressional subpoena that seeks information on how the company screens ads for possible sex trafficking.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook
Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted …