Stories tagged: advertising
FRIDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 1:32 P.M.
Facebook hates ad blockers so much it now blocks them
Facebook is blocking ad blockers on the desktop version of its service, saying well-made, relevant ads can be “useful.”
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016, 11:51 A.M.
Sexy and secret: Pitbull drops video paid by Florida
The new video from rapper Pitbull looks like a four-minute advertisement for Florida because that’s exactly what it is.
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 11:51 A.M.
Consumer Reports: Samsung phone not actually water resistant
Consumer Reports says a Samsung phone that’s advertised as being “water resistant” actually isn’t.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Californian convention attendees frown on Washington’s booze ban
From our archives, 100 years ago The Pacific Coast Advertising Men’s Association was holding its convention in Spokane, and some ad men from California showed exactly how they felt about …
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 12:52 P.M.
Unfiltered Donald Trump gets boot as BuzzFeed likens ads to cigarettes
BuzzFeed terminated a deal to run “Trump for President” advertising on its website, likening the decision to rejecting spots for cigarettes.
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 12:40 P.M.
Supreme Court rejects Google’s appeal in class-action lawsuit
The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from Google over a class-action lawsuit filed by advertisers who claim the internet company displayed their ads on “low quality” websites.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 10:54 A.M.
Medical pot ad limits await governor’s pen in Colorado
An expanded limit on marijuana advertising awaits the governor’s signature in Colorado. A bill saying that medical marijuana can’t be advertised to people under 21 passed the Senate 24-11 on …
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016, 5:47 P.M.
K-tel creator Philip Kives has died at age 87
Philip Kives, the tireless pitchman whose television commercials sold everything from vegetable slicers to hit music records, has died at age 87.
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016, 11:46 A.M.
FTC sues VW over false ‘Clean Diesel’ advertising claims
A federal consumer watchdog sued Volkswagen on Tuesday, charging the company made false claims in commercials promoting its “Clean Diesel” vehicles as environmentally friendly.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 1:45 P.M.
He’s not always unemployed, but when he is, it’s because he was dumped
Mexican beer brand Dos Equis is letting go of its gray-haired spokesman, 77-year-old Jonathan Goldsmith, and replacing him with another actor. Goldsmith, known in the ads as the “Most Interesting …
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, 11:03 A.M.
Three sponsors cut ties with Sharapova after positive drug test
Three of Maria Sharapova’s major sponsors are cutting ties with the Russian tennis star after she acknowledged failing a doping test at the Australian Open.
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, 10:33 A.M.
Supreme Court won’t hear case about terrorism advertising
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by an anti-Muslim group who wanted to post ads on buses in Washington state showing photos of wanted terrorists.
MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016, 10:25 A.M.
Verizon fined $1.35M by FCC over ‘supercookie’
Verizon will pay a $1.35 million fine over its “supercookie” that followed phone customers on the Internet and the government says it’s required to get an explicit “yes” from customers …
FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016, 7 P.M.
Movie stars in TV ads: Are they worried about ‘selling out’?
Experts say that millennials, the 83 million Americans between 15 and 34 who are increasingly driving consumer and popular culture, are quite comfortable with big actors plugging products. This is …