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  • New liberal caterwauling over Facebook advertising policies

    08/03/2018 6:57:06 AM PDT · by ptsal · 7 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | 02-Aug-2018 | Jacquie Kubin
    WASHINGTON: There are quite a few things you need a Federal ID to do. Cash a check. Board an airplane. Purchase alcohol. But buy an ad on Facebook? Yes. As a business owner, there are Facebook Advertising policies before this, or any other publication can promote a post on Facebook. Or purchase an advertisement on their page. The process to purchase an ad on Facebook includes proving your identity. This is a response to the Russian “meddling” but in reality, it is an ages-old advertising policy. The physical requirement has changed somewhat. Now we electronically send in a scan of...
  • Samantha Bee struggling to regain advertisers (13 sponsors dropped her)

    06/14/2018 4:06:01 PM PDT · by Liz · 57 replies
    fox.news.com ^ | 6/14/18 | Sasha Savitsky
    A new report shows Samantha Bee's late night show "Full Frontal" hasn't been able to regain its advertisers after the host attacked Ivanka Trump in May. The liberal comedian came under fire when she used an extreme vulgarity to slam Ivanka Trump in her monologue on May 30 over a photograph the first daughter shared on social media. "You know, Ivanka, that's a beautiful photo of you and your child...But let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad's immigration practices, you feckless c---. He listens to you," Bee said. Bee apologized on a June 6...
  • Ace Hardware Resumes Laura Ingraham Advertising, Sparking Outrage

    04/13/2018 7:25:35 PM PDT · by BBell · 73 replies
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/ ^ | 4/13/18 | Jenna Amatulli
    A spokeswoman for the hardware chain told The Wrap the company had “incomplete information” when it decided to stop advertising on “The Ingraham Angle.” Ace was among numerous companies that fled Ingraham’s show after she mocked David Hogg, a survivor of the February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead. “Advertising on any network or show, is in no way an endorsement from Ace of the content contained or spoken within that program,” the Ace spokeswoman said in a statement. “We appreciate the different points of view from our customers, and...
  • Of course the MyPillow guy has a story -- and it's wilder than you think

    04/08/2018 7:46:51 AM PDT · by BBell · 87 replies
    The pillow salesman had so much crack cocaine pounding through his bloodstream he hadn't slept for two weeks, he would later say. Even the drug dealers were counseling Mike Lindell to slow down. It was March 2008, and the Minneapolis-area entrepreneur's life was in free fall. Marriage broken. House lost. Business - a company he started four years earlier called MyPillow - struggling. Two weeks into this particular hot-wired bender, Lindell went to his usual drug dealers for a fix. But the guys had already put word out on the street: no one sell to Lindell until he sleeps. "They...
  • If Laura Ingraham Goes Down for 'Bullying,' You're Next!

    04/05/2018 6:12:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2018 | Larry Elder
    What did Fox News' Laura Ingraham say that cost her advertisers? About David Hogg, the teenage Parkland, Florida, high school shooting survivor, Fox's Ingraham tweeted: "David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA...totally predictable given acceptance rates.)" Insensitive, given the mass shooting that killed 17 at Hogg's high school? Yes. Insulting and condescending coming from an Ivy League-educated lawyer? Yes. But the punishment does not fit the crime. Hogg urged Ingraham's advertisers to drop her show. Several did. Ingraham apologized, but Hogg refused to accept her apology....
  • David Hogg Wants a Boycott of Laura Ingraham's Advertisers...Here's How Kyle Kashuv Responded

    03/29/2018 6:48:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 178 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Parkland activist David Hogg is calling for a boycott of Laura Ingraham’s advertisers after the Fox News host made a comment about some of his college rejections, which he openly discussed in an interview with TMZ. “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA...totally predictable given acceptance rates.)” Ingraham tweeted along with a link to a DailyWire story about the rejections. Hogg was turned down by four University of California schools--Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Irvine. The Parkland activist responded by calling on his supporters...
  • Cambridge Analytica Played Roles in Multiple African Elections

    03/22/2018 9:53:48 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 25 replies
    voice of america/ Africa Division ^ | March 22, 2018 | Salem Solomon
    People walk past the building that houses the offices of Cambridge Analytica in central London, March 20, 2018. Share WASHINGTON — Long before its controversial roles in the 2016 Brexit vote and U.S. presidential election, Cambridge Analytica influenced elections in Africa. The data mining company, under fire for its alleged use of 50 million Facebook accounts to shape campaign messages for then-candidate Donald Trump, also played a role in elections in Kenya and Nigeria, according to new reports. The company's first involvement in Africa dates to the general election in South Africa in 1994. That election marked the end of...
  • Japanese startup lands $90 million to put a billboard on the moon — Video at site

    12/19/2017 11:30:28 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | December 18, 2017 2:48 pm | By Luke Dormehl
    “We’ve got a startup idea. We want $90 million to invest in projection technology for high tech billboards. On the moon.”At least, that is how we assume the pitch went from Japanese space startup iSpace Technologies Inc., which just announced the conclusion of its Series A round of venture funding. Its goal? To launch a spacecraft into lunar orbit by 2019, land on the moon the year after that, and then set up the necessary infrastructure for a moon-based advertising business. Heck, you can’t fault the company’s ambition!iSpace’s $90 million will cover two space flights in 2019 and 2020....
  • Washington Metro Catches Catholic Church Sending Message

    11/29/2017 10:36:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    Just over a month ago, an organization sent the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority an advertisement it was ready to pay good money to post on the backs and sides of Metro buses. The ad used only four words: "Find the Perfect Gift." These words were spelt out in the main message of the proposed ad as well as in a web address (FindThePerfectGift.org) printed beside it. Two of the words also appeared in a social-media hashtag printed at the bottom of the ad (#PerfectGift). Now had this advertisement been produced by Macy's, Nordstrom or Target -- to draw traffic...
  • Keurig Caves to Media Matters, Faces Boycott Backlash...

    11/12/2017 7:04:54 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 119 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | Sunday, November 12, 2017 | Kristinn Taylor
    Keurig Caves to Media Matters, Faces Boycott Backlash from Outraged Sean Hannity Fans After Dropping Ads The popular Keurig single cup coffee machine maker is facing a boycott by outraged fans of conservative talk radio and TV icon Sean Hannity after the company caved to pressure from Democratic Party front group Media Matters for America after the group smeared Hannity over his comments about Alabama Republican U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore and accusations reported by the Washington Post that Moore preyed on teenage girls when he was in his early thirties. Earlier on Saturday, Keurig tweeted to MMFA President Angelo...
  • Google Messes Up Yet Another Epidemic

    10/27/2017 11:55:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2017 | Mytheos Holt
    America’s tech companies have a problem: Their leaders fancy themselves visionary, untouchable geniuses who can remake the world into the stuff of utopian fantasy through the power of algorithms, software, and technology, and are surrounded by sycophants willing to offer them endless theoretical proof of this fatal conceit.In practice, however, this conceit actually can become fatal. The truth is, tech’s robber barons know precious little about the world beyond their lines of code, and rely on the insular priests of political correctness in media and academia to keep them informed. Thus, we bore witness last week to Google actually shutting...
  • Former fan flies banner protesting NFL protests over Jags game

    10/16/2017 6:26:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    WTVT ^ | 10/16/17
    A former Jacksonville Jaguars fan wants everyone to know how he feels about the NFL’s recent anthem protests. Terry Smiley hired a plane to fly a banner reading "Be American. Boycott the Jags and the NFL," over Everbank Field.  The banner was in the air for nearly two hours during Sunday’s game.Smiley says he's fed up with the players, and the league.“Do you believe in your country?” he asked. “Do you believe in the Star Spangled Banner?  If you don't stand up for it now, you won't have it in the future."A recent FOX News poll found 55 percent of voters...
  • NFL advertisers are 'nervous' amid protests, ratings dip

    10/06/2017 5:58:06 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 74 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Oct 6, 2017 | Danial Roberts
    Four weeks into the current NFL season television ratings are down nearly 10% overall compared to the first four weeks of last season. Sunday’s games in Week 4, according to Nielsen, had the smallest audience of any season so far: an average 14.2 million viewers. Add that ratings dip to the ongoing controversy around player protests, and you might reasonably wonder how official NFL sponsors, as well as brands that buy advertising during NFL games, feel right now about the league. The answer: “They’re nervous,” says Brian Cristiano, CEO of ad agency Bold Worldwide. “Everyone is looking at the numbers,...
  • Google, Facebook may have to reveal deepest secrets

    10/02/2017 6:40:37 AM PDT · by ptsal · 14 replies
    BuzzJour ^ | Oct 01, 2017 | Lisa
    The investigations into Russia’s role in the 2016 election are threatening to pry the lid off tech companies’ most prized possessions: the secret inner workings of their online platforms. As the probes unfold into social media’s role in spreading misinformation, U.S. lawmakers are beginning to show an interest in the mechanics of everything from how Facebook weights news items to how Google ranks search results. The questions, which echo European regulators’ interventionist approach to technology, are a stark change for Silicon Valley companies accustomed to deference from U.S. officials on how they run their operations.
  • Gatorade Banned and Fined $300k for Bad-Mouthing Water

    09/21/2017 8:36:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 21, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    Gatorade has been banned from insulting its main competitor — water — and fined $300,000 after it slandered nature’s sports drink in a video game, California’s Attorney General announced Thursday. AG Xavier Becerra sued the neon-colored beverage company over its cellphone game “Bolt!” in which players guide track star Usain Bolt around to collect coins and bottles of Gatorade but must avoid water — which slows the Olympian down.
  • Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach ‘Jew Haters’

    09/14/2017 8:30:47 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 10 replies
    ProPublica via MSN ^ | Sep 14, 2017 | Julia Angwin, Madeleine Varner, Ariana Tobin
    ...(the) social network enabled advertisers to direct their pitches to the news feeds of almost 2,300 people who expressed interest in the topics of “Jew hater,” “How to burn jews,” or, “History of ‘why jews ruin the world.’” To test if these ad categories were real, we paid $30 to target those groups with three “promoted posts” — in which a ProPublica article or post was displayed in their news feeds. Facebook approved all three ads within 15 minutes. After we contacted Facebook, it removed the anti-Semitic categories — which were created by an algorithm rather than by people —...
  • Under fire, Facebook refuses to disclose political ads bought by Russian trolls

    09/08/2017 8:06:46 AM PDT · by ptsal · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Sept 07, 2017 | Michael Isikoff
    Facebook, which acknowledged this week that it sold $100,000 worth of political ads in the last two years to accounts linked to a Russian troll factory, came under stinging criticism Thursday over its refusal to release copies of the ads to the public — or to congressional investigators.
  • Subway abruptly pulls advertising (Vanity rumor)

    09/03/2017 6:12:14 AM PDT · by rstrahan · 105 replies
    09/03/2017 | Restrain
    From various sources, Subway Sandwich, which is a privately held company, has abruptly pulled its advertising from NASCAR and YouTube. The company is citing 'unforeseen circumstances' AKA, we are short of money. If any here are involved with Subway franchises, just be aware that there may be issues.
  • Big brands shun straight, white Britain in their adverts

    08/27/2017 2:27:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Times UK ^ | 8/26/17 | Andrew Ellson, etc
    Advertisers are turning to gay couples and ethnic minorities to sell their products Advertisers are so worried about being accused of racism or homophobia they are shying away from using images of white people and straight couples. Marketing departments are even putting diversity above relevance to their target audience to avoid accusations of bigotry, a survey of 500 companies has found. A third of advertisers questioned said they had used fewer white models and heterosexual couples over the past year. More than a third of these said they were taking this approach to “prevent perceived discrimination”. The findings are likely...
  • Leaked document reveals Facebook conducted research to target emotionally vulnerable [tr]

    05/01/2017 4:18:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    The Australian ^ | May 1, 2017 | Nick Whigham
    FACEBOOK has come under fire over revelations it is targeting potentially vulnerable youths who “need a confidence boost” to facilitate predatory advertising practices. The allegation was revealed this morning by The Australian which obtained internal documents from the social media giant which reportedly show how Facebook can exploit the moods and insecurities of teenagers using the platform for the potential benefit of advertisers.