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FDA Head Threatens To Pull E-Cigarettes Off The Market

NBC News reports: Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb made his most direct threat yet against e-cigarette companies Friday, saying they face an “existential threat” if they don’t stop marketing to youth. Gottlieb said he was horrified at the recent rapid rise in teen vaping. He called out the most popular product — Juul— by name and said …

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Right Wingers Scream “Boycott” After Gillette Calls Out Sexual Harassment And Bullying In New Ad [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: Gillette is calling on men to step it up. A new ad, called “We Believe” and lasting a minute and a half, encourages men to to change their behavior. It directly invokes the #MeToo movement in order to directly confront America’s culture of “toxic masculinity.” “Gillette believes in the best in men; that by holding each other …

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UK Bans “Harmful Gender Stereotypes” In Advertising

The BBC reports: The UK’s advertising watchdog has said it will ban “gender stereotypes that are likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offence”. The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) said harmful stereotypes in adverts “contribute to how people see themselves and their role in society”, and can hold some people back. The ban will cover men struggling with …

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London Bans Junk Food Ads On All Public Transit

CNN reports: London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Friday that junk food advertising will be banned on the city’s entire public transportation network from February, as part of a plan to tackle childhood obesity. Restrictions will come into force February 25 and will cover all advertising for foods and non-alcoholic drinks high in fat, salt and sugar. This will include products …

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Wedding Mag Shutters After Banning Gay Couples

The BBC reports: One of Australia’s leading wedding magazines is shutting down after it refused to feature same-sex couples. Luke and Carla Burrell, founders of White Magazine, said advertisers had abandoned them in droves. The Christian couple said they made the choice because they had “no desire to create a social, political or legal war.” Australia legalised gay marriage in …

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Massachusetts Ad Urges Against Repealing Transgender Rights: “Be A Masshole Not An Asshole, Vote Yes On 3”

The Boston Globe reports: If the word Masshole is good enough for the dictionary, it’s surely good enough for a political ad. But this still appears to be a first. A local group is using the colloquialism in an attempt to persuade Massachusetts residents to vote yes on Question 3, the referendum on the state’s transgender anti-discrimination law. “We’re Massholes, …

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Nebraska Tourism Pitch: “There’s Nothing To Do Here”

The Omaha World-Herald reports: Nebraska’s new tourism marketing campaign concedes that the state is a bit boring, yet it hopes to lure travelers by highlighting that you can escape noisy cities and create your own fun. “Nebraska Nice” is out. “Honestly, it’s not for everyone” is the new tagline in ads. The new ad pitch, which leans on self-deprecating humor, …

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Puma Launches Campaign Marking 50th Anniversary Of Iconic “Black Power” Salute By US Olympians [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Puma is launching a campaign to mark the 50th anniversary of U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith’s black-gloved salute at the 1968 Olympics, shortly after rival Nike scored a hit with an ad featuring a modern-day activist for racial equality. Nike saw a jump in sales after its advertisement with American footballer Colin Kaepernick, who began kneeling during the U.S. …

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Gun Control Group Targets Vulnerable GOP Reps

Politico reports: Everytown for Gun Safety, the group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is rolling out a $5 million digital ad campaign targeting 15 House races, as the group continues heavy investment in the midterm elections. The digital ads, part of the group’s “Not One More” campaign, feature news footage of the aftermath of mass shootings …

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Facebook Ends On-Site Help To Political Campaigns

Reuters reports: Facebook Inc said on Thursday that it would no longer dispatch employees to the offices of political campaigns to offer support ahead of elections, as it did with U.S. President Donald Trump in the 2016 race. The company and other major online ad sellers including Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter Inc have long offered free dedicated assistance to …

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Nike Releases First Colin Kaepernick Ad [VIDEO]

Ad Age reports: Nike is not backing off its polarizing Colin Kaepernick campaign. The company is amping it up with a new call-to-action spot that will air during the NFL opener Thursday night on NBC. The sportswear giant today released a two-minute-long video “Dream Crazy” narrated by Kaepernick as part of its controversial effort. In addition to running during this …

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BRITAIN: Racy Ad Marks National Orgasm Day [VIDEO]

Britain’s Daily Mail reports: A new TV advert featuring four people at the point of orgasm has been given the all clear to be screened on mainstream television after the 9pm watershed. It shows real couples ripping off each other’s clothes as it builds to a climax featuring two men and two women as they enjoy an orgasm. It was …

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The Daily Caller Doxxes Man Behind Breitbart Boycott

The right wing Daily Caller reports: The founder of Sleeping Giants, a left-wing activist group that has targeted right-wing voices with boycott campaigns, has managed to keep his identity a secret, even as his own group has become a major political player among liberals. Until now. Sleeping Giants was founded by Matt Rivitz, an award-winning ad copywriter based in San …

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Google Sued Over Third Party Access To Emails

Courthouse News reports: Despite its promise to stop scanning emails for advertising purposes, Google let outside developers access and read millions of users’ private emails without consent, an Ohio man claims in a new class action. Lead plaintiff James Coyne, of Ohio, sued the technology giant in federal court Friday night, seeking damages and injunction to stop the Alphabet-owned company …

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IRELAND: Dublin Bus Company Delivers “Proud Dads” To Surprise Their Kids Before Pride Parade [VIDEO]

Britain’s iNews reports: A moving advert for Dublin Bus features four dads surprising their children by picking them up for Dublin Pride. The short film opens with a bus driver who has been with bus company since 1982. “We’re going to pick up people for Pride parade” he explains. “We’re going to have proud fathers on the bus.” Three of …

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GOP Ad Cites Maxine Waters, Madonna, Samantha Bee, Snoop Dogg: The Left Is Totally “Unhinged” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Last night, the Republican Party released their newest ad, and as political campaign ads go, this one nailed it on timing, at least. The news since the weekend has been dominated by stories of confrontations with Trump officials and the comments by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) urging her supporters to harass Trump officials in public. The ad features …

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Texas Billboard: Liberals Get Out Of Our Great State

USA Today reports: A photo of a billboard in the Texas panhandle is gaining national attention for its message urging “liberals” to keep driving until they leave the state. “Liberals please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE OF TEXAS,” the sign reads, according to a photo taken by Kyle Mccallie. That photo has been shared more …

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NEW MEXICO: Local Television Runs Ad From Gay US House Candidate Saying “Fuck The NRA” [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: A Democratic congressional candidate is out with a new TV ad using far more explicit language than the usual political spot. “Fuck the NRA,” Pat Davis says in the 15-second ad. “Their pro-gun policies have resulted in dead children, dead mothers and dead fathers.” Davis is an Albuquerque city council member running for the Democratic nomination …

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Please Take This JMG Reader Survey

Gentle readers: As you surely have seen, news sites are increasingly transitioning away from display and banner ads, which now pay a fraction of what they used to, in favor of page takeovers, in-post videos, pop-up videos, sidebar videos, and other more intrusive means of collecting eyeballs. In an effort to keep the lights on here at JMG, please consider …

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IBM Joins Advertiser Stampede From Laura Ingraham

The Wrap reports: Laura Ingraham’s mass exodus of advertisers is picking up steam, as IBM quietly pulled its advertising from “The Ingraham Angle.” “IBM no longer advertises on the show you referenced,” a spokesman for the company told TheWrap. The tech company becomes the 23rd sponsor to boycott the show in recent days. Ingraham didn’t mention the Hogg dispute on …

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