Stories tagged: advertising
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 …
Tue., 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.”
Sun., 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.
Fri., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Mon., 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.
Mon., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Thu., 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.
Tue., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Tue., 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.
Mon., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 1:28 p.m.
Nike drops Manny Pacquiao in wake of anti-gay statements
Manny Pacquiao’s comments disparaging gays have cost him his contract with apparel giant Nike.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 9 a.m.
Audi tearjerker, ‘Puppymonkeybaby’ among Super Bowl winners
With 30-second Super Bowl ads costing up to $5 million, it’s a huge gamble to advertise. As the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, there were winners and losers off …
Sat., July 12, 2014
Artist paints Mandela on billboard for legacy project
An ad with a larger-than-life shiny red Toyota covers the corner of a downtown brick building. On Friday it was overshadowed by a smaller but more emphatic billboard – created …
Sun., May 25, 2014
For 25 seasons, Ruben Marcilla has painted signs at Avista Stadium – now a fading art in baseball
Ruben Marcilla started painting the signs on Avista Stadium’s outfield fence when the plywood was new, marking off sections that would become insurance and grocery ads so big and bold …
Mon., Nov. 11, 2013
In brief: Companies vie for Super ad
Small businesses that produce dog treats, toys, eggs and compost are vying for a chance to have a commercial during the Super Bowl. The four companies are finalists in a …
Wed., Oct. 16, 2013
Greenstone disavows ad campaign attacking Mumm, Snyder
The president of Greenstone Corp. has disavowed any connection between his company and a negative television campaign against Spokane City Council candidates Jon Snyder and Candace Mumm. At the same …
Sat., Aug. 3, 2013
Dropped Nike Inc. confirmed Friday that it no longer has a relationship with Milwaukee Brewers baseball player Ryan Braun following his 65-game suspension related to Major League Baseball’s drug investigation. …
Sun., June 23, 2013
Spin Control: Washington could benefit from ballot measure boom
OLYMPIA – Washington is developing into THE PLACE for interest groups of every political stripe to try out their ballot initiative. From gun control to same-sex marriage to legalized marijuana, …
Mon., Jan. 14, 2013, 8:03 a.m.
Coca-Cola to address obesity for first time in ads
NEW YORK — Coca-Cola became one of the world’s most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it’s taking to the airwaves for the first time to …
Thu., April 12, 2012
Doug Clark: Billboard helps weed out the humorless
A tempest in a flowerpot blooms in North Spokane. The hubbub centers on a billboard towering over North Division Street near Lyons Avenue.