Advertising and marketing industry

February 28, 2019 - 2:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube says it will turn off comments on most videos that feature kids. The change comes after advertisers began boycotting the site last week in response to inappropriate comments made on videos of minors. Suspending comments from the videos will happen over the next several...
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This undated image provided by Anheuser-Busch shows a scene from the company's Bud Light 2019 Super Bowl NFL football spot. (Anheuser-Busch via AP)
February 03, 2019 - 11:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — This year's Super Bowl ads went heavy on the humor — and surprises. Take, for instance, Jason Bateman's Hyundai ad about an elevator with unpleasantness on every floor. A surprise "Game of Thrones" tie-in with Bud Light both confused and delighted viewers. And robots seemed to be...
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This undated image provided by The Washington Post shows a scene from the company's Bud Light 2019 Super Bowl NFL football spot. (The Washington Post via AP)
February 03, 2019 - 9:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the ads of the Super Bowl (all times EST): 10:15 p.m. The Washington Post is debuting its first Super Bowl commercial, highlighting the often-dangerous work journalists do. The ad, narrated by Tom Hanks, features journalists who have been killed or disappeared. They...
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FILE- In this Sept. 2, 2015, file photo the BuzzFeed website is displayed on an iPad held by an Associated Press staffer in Los Angeles. Media company BuzzFeed is cutting 15 percent of its jobs, or about 200 people, to trim costs and become profitable. BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti said in a memo to employees Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, that the layoffs will help BuzzFeed avoid having to raise money from investors again. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
January 24, 2019 - 3:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Digital media company BuzzFeed is cutting 15 percent of its jobs, or about 200 people, to trim expenses and become profitable. BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti wrote employees Wednesday that the layoffs will help BuzzFeed avoid having to raise money from investors again. The privately...
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FILE - This Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, shows signage at the entrance to eBay's headquarters in San Jose, Calif. An activist shareholder is telling eBay that restructuring its business could help more than double its stock price. Investment firm Elliott Management, which owns more than 4 percent of eBay stock, said in a letter sent to eBay Inc.’s board that enacting the recommendations could lead eBay’s stock to be valued at $55 to more than $63 per share by the end of next year. The stock closed at $31 on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 22, 2019 - 10:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An activist shareholder said Tuesday that eBay would be better off without StubHub or its classified ads businesses. Elliott Management, which owns more than 4 percent of its stock, said in a letter to eBay that if it focused on its online marketplace, the company could double its...
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This image from Gillette's Twitter account shows a Gillette advertisement. The ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking online backlash, with some saying it talks down to men and calling for a boycott. Gillette says it doesn’t mind sparking a discussion, and since it debuted Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, the online-only ad has garnered millions of views on YouTube, a level of buzz and chatter that any brand would covet. (Gillette via AP)
January 15, 2019 - 8:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Gillette ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking intense online backlash, with accusations that it talks down to men and groups calling for a boycott. But Gillette says it doesn't mind sparking a discussion. Since it debuted Monday, the Internet-only ad has garnered...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2017, file photo, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at a news conference in Seattle. Google and Facebook are being ordered by a Washington state judge to pay $455,000 for a campaign finance violation case, Ferguson said Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 in response to two lawsuits filed in June that accused the tech firms of not obeying the state law on political-ad transparency, Ferguson said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 18, 2018 - 6:50 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Google and Facebook have agreed to pay $455,000 to settle allegations that they failed to keep proper records about who was paying for campaign ads on their sites, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Tuesday. Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 in...
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FILE- In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. In itself, Facebook’s latest privacy bug doesn’t sound like a big deal. But it’s part of a pattern for the social media giant that shows just how much data it has on its 2.27 billion users and how often these sorts of slipups happen. The company said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 that software bug may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than users had granted permission for. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 14, 2018 - 3:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's privacy controls have broken down yet again, this time through a software flaw affecting nearly 7 million users who had photos exposed to a much wider audience than intended. The bug disclosed Friday gave hundreds of apps unauthorized access to photos that could in theory...
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November 27, 2018 - 8:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department charged eight people Tuesday in connection with the takedown of two international cybercriminal rings that cost advertisers tens of millions of dollars. "As alleged in court filings, the defendants in this case used sophisticated computer programming and...
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September 12, 2018 - 2:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is replacing its media and advertising chief Tim Armstrong. Oath President and COO K. Guru Gowrappan will assume the Oath CEO role Oct. 1. Armstrong will stay through year-end as a strategic adviser. Gowrappan joined Verizon in April and before that was global managing...
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