• John Boyega Sep 14

    Perfume Brand Says Cutting Black Actor From Ad Was Misstep

    British perfume brand Jo Malone has apologized to Black actor John Boyega of “Star Wars” fame after cutting him out of the Chinese version of a cologne commercial he helped create.

  • Entertainment Jul 24

    Trio of Industry Veterans Aim to Promote Diversity in Advertising and Entertainment Through Invisible Collective

    Three LA creatives are promoting diversity in advertising and entertainment with Invisible Collective, a production company and creative studio. Invisible Collective calls themselves the “melting pot” of advertising, representing women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Using their roster of producers, writers, directors, photographers and creatives, the company collaborates with agencies to create diverse content. Invisible Collective…

  • Entertainment Jul 24

    Invisible Collective Brings Together Diverse Creatives

    Three LA creatives are promoting diversity in advertising and entertainment with Invisible Collective, a production company and creative studio. 

  • Starbucks Jun 28

    Starbucks Is the Latest Company to Pause Advertising Across Social Media Platforms

    Starbucks is the latest company to say it will pause advertising on “all social media platforms” and promises to have discussions internally and with media partners and civil rights organizations to stop the spread of hate speech. The company will continue to post on social media without paid promotion, it announced Sunday.

  • advertising Jun 26

    Facebook to Label All Rule-breaking Posts – Even Trump's

    Facebook says it will flag all ‘newsworthy’ posts from politicians that break its rules, including those from President Donald Trump

  • advertising Dec 17, 2019

    Hallmark's Flip-Flop on Same-Sex Ads Backfires

    Hallmark’s decision to pull, then reinstate an ad featuring a same-sex couple kissing shows how controversy can generate more publicity than simply ignoring it. Under pressure from a conservative group, Hallmark says it pulled the ad to “not continue to generate controversy.” Instead, Hallmark faced criticism from celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres and William Shatner. Hallmark was also mocked on “Saturday...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Aug 26, 2019

    A Quaker Meeting House Turned Sagaponack Stunner

    We’re in Sagaponack with advertising executive and best-selling author Richard Kirshenbaum. His home was a former Quaker meeting house that was masterfully renovated into an impressive Hamptons getaway. Featuring a stunning great room with soaring ceilings and huge windows, the home is a bright and airy space in which Richard can write, cook, and spend time with his family. And,...

  • Twitter May 8, 2019

    Starbucks Nets Estimated $2.3 Billion in Free Advertising From ‘Game of Thrones' Gaffe

    Starbucks gained an estimated $2.3 billion in free advertising over the last few days after a modern-day coffee cup was spotted during a “Game of Thrones” episode — and it turns out it wasn’t even a Starbucks cup....
    On Sunday, eagle-eyed fans of HBO’s fantasy epic noticed something out of place during a feast scene. Photos and videos of the moment...

  • Google Apr 30, 2019

    Alphabet Q1 Revenue Falls Short of Estimates

    Google parent Alphabet beat analyst earnings expectations but fell short on revenue, sending its stock down more than 7% in after-hours trading.

  • Google Mar 20, 2019

    EU Fines Google $1.7 Billion for Abusing Online Ads Market

    European Union regulators have hit Google with a 1.49 billion euro ($1.68 billion) fine for abusing its dominant role in online advertising. It’s the third time the commission has slapped Google with an antitrust penalty, following multibillion-dollar fines resulting from separate probes into two other parts of the Silicon Valley giant’s business. The EU’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, announced the...

  • Donald Trump Aug 14, 2018

    Gates Testimony Dredges Up Trump Inaugural Spending Mystery

    Donald Trump’s inaugural committee pushed back hard last summer on questions about whether the unprecedented $107 million budget for the event was fraught with cost overruns and misspending. A top inauguration official assured The Associated Press that spending had been restrained and monitored. In court last week, that same official — Rick Gates — acknowledged that he personally may have...

  • advertising Aug 9, 2018

    Manafort Trial: Rick Gates Wraps Up Testimony

    In the last day of testimony from Rick Gates in the trial of his former boss Paul Manafort, AP reporter Chad Day says Gates admitted regret in his actions. Day says later that two witnesses provided some “very damning” testimony against Manafort.

  • Facebook May 10, 2018

    Google Sells the Future, Powered by Your Personal Data

    Advanced new features rolled out this week by Google, like customized Google Maps suggestions and an assistant that can make appointments over the phone, are underpinned by the massive data trove Google collects every day, NBC News reported. There are seven Google products with at least 1 billion active monthly users, which wouldn’t work as well if they didn’t have...

  • Facebook May 9, 2018

    Google Aims to Simplify Your Life With New AI Features

    Google put the spotlight on its artificial intelligence smarts at its annual developers conference Tuesday, announcing new consumer features aimed at simplifying your life. Many of the updates have a practical bent, designed to ease tasks such as composing emails, making lists, navigating city streets and lessening the digital distractions that have increasingly addled people’s lives as a result of...

  • Google May 9, 2018

    Google Showcases AI Advances at Its Big Conference

    Google is again putting artificial intelligence in the spotlight at its annual developers conference Tuesday. The company opened its I/O event with literal bells and whistles at the outdoor Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California — showing off what it’s like to experiment with artificially intelligent synthesizers and inviting thousands of people to participate in an AI drawing game.

  • Facebook Apr 21, 2018

    After Facebook Scrutiny, Is Google Next?

    Facebook has taken the lion’s share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it’s far from alone. YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in more videos, posts and pages than any set of human eyes could ever check. Their methods of serving...

  • Donald Trump May 3, 2017

    CNN Won't Run Trump Campaign Ad Over ‘Fake News'

    President Donald Trump’s supporters are accusing CNN of censorship for not airing an advertisement touting the president’s accomplishments, which the network said Tuesday it rejected because it was its own form of fake news. The ad from Trump’s campaign — he became a declared candidate for reelection in 2020 on Jan. 19 — says that “America has rarely seen such...

  • Los Angeles Aug 13, 2014

    @HiddenCash Announces End of Money Drops

    The man behind the social media-based money giveaway project @HiddenCash will no longer be making money drops, he announced Tuesday.

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