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  • US judge strikes down California ban on handgun ads

    09/11/2018 6:49:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2018 | AP News
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge on Tuesday struck down a nearly century-old California law that banned handgun ads at gun shops, saying the state failed to show it would prevent suicides or crime. The 1923 law banned any handgun ads at gun shops that were visible from outside the store. State officials argued the ads would spur impulsive people to buy a handgun, and impulsive people are more prone to suicide and crime. The law, however, did not restrict ads for other firearms. Judge Troy Nunley in Sacramento noted in his ruling that gun shops could display a...
  • The Nike Commercial MAGA Deserves (This is Awesome!)

    09/06/2018 5:05:14 AM PDT · by grayboots · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/5/2018 | Carpe Donktum
    This will make your day!!
  • Sherwin-Williams in trouble over century-old ads for lead paint

    09/05/2018 9:09:56 PM PDT · by massmike · 81 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | 09/06/2018 | Alexandra Bruell
    When companies get in trouble over their advertisements, it usually happens quickly. In the case of Sherwin-Williams Co., it took more than a century. The paint maker is fighting a California court ruling that ordered it and two other companies to collectively pay hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for promoting lead paint over several decades, when they allegedly knew or should have known it was hazardous. The litigation has highlighted Sherwin-Williams ads dating back to 1904. Sherwin-Williams SHW, +0.50% and its co-defendants in July petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case, arguing that they were...
  • Nike Releases Its First Colin Kaepernick Commercial. It’s A Doozy

    09/05/2018 12:07:02 PM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 5, 2018 | David Hookstead
    Nike released its first commercial of Colin Kaepernick’s “Just Do It” campaign Wednesday. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback narrates a bunch of highlights in the ad, which will air during the first of the NFL season Thursday night. He wraps up the commercial by stating, “Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy enough.”
  • NFL TV Networks: Possible Lower CPMs In Early Season Games (advertisers fear Trump tweets)

    09/04/2018 12:34:09 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    Media Post ^ | Sept 4, 2018 | Wayne Friedman
    The ongoing national anthem controversy -- and NFL players potential continuing protests -- might influence TV networks ad pricing in the early part of the season. Jeff Greenfield, COO C3 Metrics, a media measurement company, said in an email: "NFL CPMs [cost per thousand viewer prices] will likely drop in the first quarter of "Sunday Night Football" and "Monday Night Football" because large advertisers want to avoid controversy on those high-profile nights at all costs as [President] Trump will likely beat his twitter drum.” He added: “[This] will free up the inventory surrounding the national anthem, causing CPMs to drop...
  • Colin Kaepernick to be face of new Nike ad campaign

    09/03/2018 4:55:49 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 71 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3rd September 2018 | BBC News
    An American football star who sparked a furore by kneeling during the national anthem has been unveiled as the new face of a major advertising campaign. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will front Nike's "Just Do It" 30th anniversary campaign, reports said. In 2016 Kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem in protest at police violence against African-Americans. Many other players followed suit but the protest has divided the country. President Donald Trump has called players who "disrespect" the US flag "sons of bitches" and called for them to be sacked. The Nike adverts show Kaepernick with the...
  • I’ll Disable My Ad Blocker When You Stop Exploiting Me

    08/11/2018 12:49:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    TYLER|REGAS|COM ^ | December 26, 2016 | Tyler Regas
    On January 8th, ExtremeTech published a piece about Forbes forcing users to disable their ad blockers in order to see any content, and guess what happened. Malware. For the past few weeks, Forbes.com has been forcing visitors to disable ad blockers if they want to read its content. Visitors to the site with Adblock or uBlock enabled are told they must disable it if they wish to see any Forbes content. Thanks to Forbes’ interstitial ad and quote of the day, Google caching doesn’t capture data properly, either.What sets Forbes apart, in this case, is that it didn’t just force...
  • Ron DeSantis teaches kids about Trump in new ad (Great Ad)

    07/30/2018 4:35:58 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 25 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | 7-30-18 | Gray Rohrer
    U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis’ latest ad in his Republican primary race for governor features him teaching his children with a curriculum heavy in the ways of President Trump.
  • Raleigh CEO apologizes for ISIS execution burger tweet

    07/26/2018 5:16:56 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 23 replies
    CBS 17 ^ | 7/26/18 | staff
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - The CEO of a Raleigh marketing firm is apologizing for an ad posted on Twitter that depicted an ISIS execution - and a burger. Valor Media created the campaign for a Washington, D.C., chain called Z-Burger. Over the weekend, a tweet was sent out that showed a photo of American journalist James Foley moments before he was executed by ISIS in 2014 - along with the image of a hamburger. Z-Burger had the tweet removed within an hour. Michael Valor, whose business created the tweet, says he takes full responsibility and posted a video on Twitter...
  • How Agile Helped Elect Donald Trump

    07/26/2018 12:05:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 22, 2018 | Steve Denning
    The idea of democracy is that voters will compare the candidates and select the better on the merits of their respective campaigns. But what if the outcome reflects better use of technology, independent of the merits? In 2012, Democrats celebrated the Obama campaign’s smarter use technology that helped lead to victory. But in 2018, the shoe was on the other foot, as the Trump campaign is being hailed for nimbler use of technology, specifically the “test, learn, adapt” approach that exemplifies Agile management. The Trump Campaign On Facebook In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Trump campaign spent about 50%...
  • Michelle Wolf Happily Accepts Starring Role In RNC’s “Unhinged 2018” Ad (Great ad)

    07/01/2018 2:53:58 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 9 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | June 29, 2018 | Lisa de Moraes
    Two days after White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders began preaching civility when she got asked to leave Red Hen Restaurant in Virginia, GOP unleashed it’s “Unhinged” ad for the midterm election. RNC considered Wolf’s White House Correspondents Dinner performance “unhinged” enough to be featured.Unhinged
  • FAIRY TALES FROM LIBERAL-LAND--Madison Ave making U-turn for Bee show (Bee disses conservatives)

    06/24/2018 6:39:12 AM PDT · by Liz · 6 replies
    variety.com ^ | 6/20/18 | STAFF
    Ever since Bee used a vulgar epithet to refer to Ivanka Trump during her May 30 broadcast, most advertisers have avoided the weekly TBS series. For two weeks, the network’s parent company, Turner, has filled commercial breaks with promos for its various original series like “Claws” and “Animal Kingdom,” and a smattering of movie trailers and 30-second spots from Sony’s PlayStation. On Wednesday night, however, the show was accompanied by more national commercials than it has been in the last to weeks. National advertisers included ETrade, PlayStation, Progressive Insurance, Kia, Wonderful Pistachios, and Universal Pictures’ “Skyscraper” and “The First Purge”...
  • This is How Google will Collapse

    06/15/2018 1:34:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Hackernoon ^ | 24 April, 2018 | James Daniel Colin
    Google made almost all its money from ads. It was a booming business — until it wasn’t. Here’s how things looked right before the most spectacular crash the technology industry had ever seen.The crumbling of Google’s cornerstone Search was Google’s only unambiguous win, as well as its primary source of revenue, so when Amazon rapidly surpassed Google as the top product search destination, Google’s foundations began to falter. As many noted at the time, the online advertising industry experienced a major shift from search to discovery in the mid-2010s.While Google protected its monopoly on the dying search advertising market, Facebook — Google’s biggest...
  • Steyer Video Warns Mothers to Spot Signs Child Becoming a Racist, Thieving, Pro-Life Republican

    05/14/2018 8:30:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    cnsmews.com ^ | 5/14/2018 | Craig Bannister
    Bullying, stealing, and racism are just some of the “signs” your child might be turning into a Republican, a video by billionaire liberal activist Tom Steyer’s NextGen America warns mothers. In a video redolent of public service videos about teen drug use, a mother laments that she didn’t recognize the signs her son was becoming Republican - until it was too late: “This Mother’s Day, talk to your child about the GOP. I wish I had.”
  • Masters of the Universe: Google and Facebook Censor Abortion Referendum Ads in Ireland [all ads]

    05/10/2018 11:29:49 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | May 10, 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Tech giants Facebook and Google have banned advertisements related to Ireland’s upcoming abortion referendum this month. Ahead of Ireland’s upcoming referendum, which will decide whether or not the country’s eighth amendment preventing abortion in the country will be revoked, Silicon Valley’s masters of the universe have chosen to ban advertisements relating to the referendum. Facebook and Google both announced separately that they would be banning the advertisement of ads relating to the referendum. Facebook has banned ads from organizations based out of Ireland, while Google has banned all ads regardless of source.
  • Dangerous TV Ad for Wrigleys chewing Gum Is Banned

    02/20/2018 10:34:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    DevonLive ^ | 21 FEB 2018 | Neil Shaw
    Watchdogs upheld two complaints from viewersA "dangerous" TV ad showing a woman chewing gum while playing football has been shown the red card. Watchdogs upheld two complaints from viewers who feared the ad for Wrigley's Extra might encourage kids to carry out the "dangerous practice" of chewing gum while playing footie. The ad, which was seen last September, was found to be in breach of rules regarding children plus harm and offence. It was banned from being shown again, and Wrigley's - based in Devon - were warned not to show people chewing gum while playing sport in any future...
  • Use of Martin Luther King Jr. to sell trucks infuriates admirers during Super Bowl

    02/05/2018 4:56:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    NBC FAKE NEWS ^ | 2/5/18 | James Rainey
    ... pregame protesters rallied against racism and a television ad infuriated many viewers by invoking the voice of Martin Luther King Jr. to sell pickup trucks.... ....The biggest blowback, however, was reserved for Dodge. To many commentators, the advertisement seemed to co-opt the martyred civil rights icon in the service of crass commercialism and unblinking patriotism. King loudly opposed the Vietnam War and argued for military expenditures to be redirected to domestic spending — particularly to serve....
  • Coke Celebrates LGBTQIA Diversity in Super Bowl Ad

    02/04/2018 1:35:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 91 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | 2/4/18 | Todd Starnes
    Coca-Cola’s new Super Bowl commercial celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQIA community — along with a special wink-wink, nod-nod to the non-binary/transgender crowd.The commercial, which is scheduled to air during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game, includes a same-sex couple and a person who identifies with the pronoun “them.”The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports it may be the first time the soft drink giant has referred to a person in a major commercial with that pronoun.Coke spokeswoman Kate Hartman told AJC.com the company wasn’t seeking to overtly highlight any particular group. “People who are viewing it will take each scene and interpret...
  • Coca-Cola skips comedy for thought-provoking Super Bowl commercial filmed in Mexico [BARF!] [tr]

    02/04/2018 3:31:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 4, 2018 | Forrest Hanson and Jessa Schroeder
    Coca-Cola's advertisement for the 2018 Super Bowl again highlights the diversity of both the world and its clientele. The 60-second advertisement, called The Wonder of Us, was shot at various locations in Mexico and features people holding and drinking varieties of Coke including Coke Zero and the stevia-flavored Coke Life. Shown in the advertisement are women, men and a person who uses the 'they' pronoun. A biracial couple, a lesbian couple and a person in a wheelchair also appear in the spot.
  • Newsweek And The International Business Times Has Been Buying Traffic And Engaging In Ad Fraud

    02/02/2018 6:16:34 PM PST · by D-fendr · 26 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Craig Silverman
    The publisher of Newsweek and the International Business Times has been engaging in fraudulent online traffic practices that helped it secure a major ad buy from a US government agency, according to a new report released today by independent ad fraud researchers. IBTimes.com, the publisher’s US business site, last year won a significant portion of a large video and display advertising campaign for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency. Social Puncher, a consulting firm that investigates online ad fraud, alleges in its report that the ads were displayed to an audience on IBTimes.com that includes a significant amount...