Stories tagged: advertising
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 6:55 p.m.
Jeep in hot water over ad showing SUV romping through river
The head of one of the nation’s largest fish conservation groups says Fiat Chrysler Super Bowl ads “glorified” the destruction of aquatic habitat in an apparent attempt to appeal to …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
Super Bowl ads shy from politics and mind their manners
This year’s Super Bowl advertisers – with a few notable exceptions – are trying hard to steer clear of divisive subjects and are instead running mild-mannered ads that don’t offend. …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 5:29 p.m.
Super Bowl ads aim for the heart – and sometimes lower
After a year of political and cultural upheaval, Super Bowl advertisers appear to be pulling back from themes of unity in favor of in-game stunts and ads that aim for …
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Newspapers’ bad news in U.S. gets worse, courtesy of trade spat
As if the U.S. newspaper business didn’t have enough trouble coping with decades of lost readers and advertising dollars, an escalating trade dispute with Canada is poised to make every …
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 2:22 p.m.
Coffee maker smashings end, but Keurig’s ad plans a mystery
While Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity called on his supporters to stop smashing Keurig coffee makers to protest a decision to stop advertising on his show, it remains unclear whether …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Olympia Brewing Co. exhibit brings back memories: ‘Everybody has a story’
Joe Lohrengel worked in Olympia Brewing Co.’s bottle shop for 30 years, starting in the 1950s. He and his wife were among the first people through the doors of the …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Companies are looking for diverse ad teams to avoid blunders
Diversity in the advertising industry is becoming a higher priority for consumer product companies as they try to reach a new generation of customers with evolving sensibilities on ethnicity, age, …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
NFL’s top sponsors stay quiet after Trump call for boycott
As NFL owners and players rushed to defend their right to protest in the wake of President Donald Trump’s criticism, one group of stakeholders has remained largely silent — the …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election ‘integrity’
Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
French fashion giants agree to ban size 0 models
Two of the world’s biggest luxury goods conglomerates announced a joint charter Wednesday which they said aims to protect the health of fashion models by making those who are unhealthily …
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.