Tag Archives: advertising

Facebook Tests Taking Non-Promoted Media Posts Out Of User Feeds, Outlets Report Massive Drop In Hits

The Hill reports: Facebook is testing a new update that would move non-promoted posts out of users’ newsfeeds, which could be a major hit to media publishers who use the platform to bring traffic to their websites. The changes are currently being tested in six countries including Slovakia, Serbia and Sri Lanka, according to Filip Struhárik, a journalist at Slovakian ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Burger King’s Bullying Experiment

Fortune reports: Would you rather stand up for a damaged meal or a damaged child? According to Burger King, most would choose the former. The fast food giant rolled out a public service announcement today in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month that uses a clever social experiment to demonstrate how people often refuse to speak out against bullies. As ...

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Russian Facebook Ads Targeted Key Swing States

CNN reports: A number of Russian-linked Facebook ads specifically targeted Michigan and Wisconsin, two states crucial to Donald Trump’s victory last November, according to four sources with direct knowledge of the situation. Some of the Russian ads appeared highly sophisticated in their targeting of key demographic groups in areas of the states that turned out to be pivotal, two of ...

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Breitbart Calls For Boycotting Uber After Company Sues Renegade Ad Agency To Keep Their Ads Off Breitbart

Via Breitbart: Ride-sharing company Uber has demanded that their advertisements be removed from Breitbart News claiming that they want “nothing to do with” the website. Uber demanded that any advertisements for their app be removed from Breitbart News earlier this year. However, Uber is now claiming that the advertising agency used to publish their ads on the internet continued to ...

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CALIFORNIA: Super PAC Ad Raps About Bobblehead Darrell Issa’s Vote To Repeal Obamacare [VIDEO]

The Los Angeles Times reports: Former California Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer is taking on Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) over his healthcare vote in an ad for her super PAC aimed at electing Democrats. The online ad, titled “Darrell-iction,” aimed at people in Issa’s district, began running Wednesday. It is the first in the super PAC’s campaign targeting House Republicans ...

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VIRGINIA: Ad Agency Tweaks Iconic State Slogan

Ad Week reports: Back in 1969, it was a playfully controversial tagline. Today, one small tweak turned it into a statement of tolerance and solidarity in an increasingly divided America. The Martin Agency of Richmond, Va., responded to the violence and hatred displayed in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend by telling as many people as possible that its home state is ...

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2500+ Advertisers Have Now Dropped Breitbart

The Independent reports: More than 2,500 advertisers have reportedly stopped advertising on right-wing news website Breitbart News in recent months, underscoring the swelling power of a grassroots campaign to boycott the platform, especially amid escalating political tensions in the US. According to a tweet by Sleeping Giants, a campaign group aiming to pressure companies into cutting ties with media they ...

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Trump 2020 Campaign Attacks CNN For Not Running Ad Calling Their Journalists His “Enemies” [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: President Trump’s re-election campaign said CNN had blocked its latest campaign ad, accusing the network of censorship. But the network said it has not rejected the ad. The ad in question blasts Democrats, the media and career politicians. Additionally, it implies that members of the media are “the president’s enemies.” During a voiceover using that phrase, the ...

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Porn Site Offers To Sponsor NYC Subway Station

Fortune reports: A company whose business is all about pleasure says it wants to help with New York City’s train pain. Porn streaming site RedTube has offered to take Gov. Andrew Cuomo up on his idea to sell naming rights to subway stations. The governor, who really should have seen this sort of thing coming, first floated the idea of ...

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ACLU Sues DC Metro Over Ban On Milo’s Book Ads

From the ACLU’s blog: Can the government ban the text of the First Amendment itself on municipal transit ads because free speech is too “political” for public display? If this sounds like some ridiculous brain teaser, it should. But unfortunately it’s not. It’s a core claim in a lawsuit we filed today challenging the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) ...

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Right Wing Group Launches $2.5M Ad Campaign To Pressure House Republicans On Tax Cuts [VIDEO]

CNN reports: A conservative group is launching a major $2.5 million ad buy Wednesday to ramp up public pressure on Republican members of Congress to address tax reform. American Action Network’s Middle-Class Growth Initiative, a nonprofit funded by House Speaker Paul Ryan supporters, unveiled a new TV ad that will run on national cable throughout the August recess while lawmakers ...

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Roy Moore Slams McConnell’s “Slime Machine” [VIDEO]

Emboldened by his perch atop the latest poll, Roy Moore is attacking Mitch McConnell’s “slime machine” in a new ad: The 30-second ad spot echoes President Trump’s calls to “drain the swamp” in Washington and attacks the Senate majority leader for “spending millions to attack” Moore, an apparent reference to a Politico report that the Kentucky Republican’s super PAC is ...

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Solar Eclipse Of The Heart [VIDEO]

Space.com reports: A whimsical parody of the Bonnie Tyler song “Total Eclipse of the Heart” highlights the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse that will be visible from the contiguous United States. Created by the Warby Parker eyeglass company, a music video for the fake song includes dancers dressed as the sun and the moon, dramatically prancing around an empty school ...

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Trumpy Bear Is A “Hideously Real Thing” [VIDEO]

The ad is just insane. The Poke reports: Despite sounding like a spoof advert, it seems “Trumpy Bear” is a hideously real thing – and the commercial for it features patriotism, golf and motorbikes. According to the website when you’re done rolling around the floor wrapped in the blanket of patriotism, or sticking Trumpy up a flag pole, you can ...

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Gay Dads Star In Luv Diapers Commercial [VIDEO]

In a welcome break from relentless Trump outrages, JMG reader Mark tips us to a cute ad from Luvs Diapers in which helicoptering gay dads fuss over their kid’s first haircut. The clip below appeared on YouTube a few weeks ago and as I haven’t found any news accounts of the campaign, that must mean it hasn’t yet been discovered ...

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GOP Super PAC Ad: Radical Democratic Extremists Are Burning Cars While Trump Fixes America [VIDEO]

Roll Call reports: A Republican super PAC aligned with House leadership is preempting the new Democratic messaging point with its own digital ad. Democrats are expected to unveil their new slogan, “A Better Deal” on Monday. And the Congressional Leadership Fund is launching a digital ad in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s district and in 12 others that President Donald ...

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SURVEY: It Literally Pays To Like The Gays

Fortune reports: Nearly half of Americans and 64% of those who identify as LGBT allies say they are more likely to spend money with brands that are LGBT inclusive, according to a new survey from Ogilvy. The study found that the opposite was true as well — nearly half of Americans and a majority of allies said they would avoid ...

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Pro-Trump Group Issues Yet Another Propaganda Ad Slamming “Witch Hunt” Russia Investigation [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Tomi Lahren has starred in her first ad for the pro-Trump nonprofit Great America Alliance, which the YouTube star joined after her firing from The Blaze over her comments on abortion. Lahren, who spun shouting into a camera about liberal snowflakes into a popular video series for Glenn Beck’s website, stars in a Great America Alliance ad entitled ...

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MINNEAPOLIS: Gay Mayoral Candidate Introduces Himself With Amusing Ad With His Husband [VIDEO]

The Minneapolis CBS affiliate reports: Minneapolis mayoral candidate Tom Hoch is hitting the airwaves this week with an attention-grabbing television ad. The unusual ad introduces Hoch to Minneapolis voters in a humorous way, highlighting his same-sex marriage. Hoch’s husband is featured introducing him to voters. The Hoch for Mayor ad is a twist on a typical political storyline: the affectionate, ...

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GEORGIA: Right Wing Ad Campaign Claims Jon Ossoff’s Election Will Bring More Mass Shootings [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Ahead of the highly anticipated Tuesday special election in Georgia’s 6th District in which Democrat Jon Ossoff is hoping to end Republicans’ stranglehold on the House seat, a fringe conservative group is running an ad tying Ossoff to the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA). No, really. This is not a joke. Principled PAC is running an ad ...

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