Tag: Advertising and Marketing

Hallmark TV Chief Leaves After Dispute Over Same-Sex Wedding Ad

ImageA scene from one of the commercials that the Hallmark Channel, which Bill Abbott had led since 2009, removed last month.Credit…Zola Hallmark’s top television executive, Bill Abbott, is leaving the company weeks after the Hallmark Channel confronted a withering backlash over its decision to pull commercials that featured a same-sex wedding. Mr. Abbott had been […]

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How Amazon, Geico and Walmart Fund Propaganda

Lenin is sometimes said to have predicted that capitalists would sell Russia the rope with which they would be hanged. Yet not even Lenin could have imagined Vladimir Putin’s success in getting some of the largest Western companies to subsidize his disinformation efforts by advertising on his government-run “news” websites. The top programmatic advertiser on […]

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Britain Plans Vast Privacy Protections for Children

Britain unveiled sweeping new online protections for children on Tuesday, issuing expansive rules despite widespread objections from a number of tech companies and trade groups. The rules will require social networks, gaming apps, connected toys and other online services that are likely to be used by people under 18 to overhaul how they handle those […]

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This Company Says It Will Fix Your Smile. It May Shush You if It Doesn’t.

To fix some crowding in her teeth, Taylor Weakley, an environmental scientist in Denver, ordered teeth aligners two years ago from SmileDirectClub, a start-up she had seen advertised on social media. At $1,850, the products were cheaper than braces, and she did not have to visit an orthodontist to get them. But when the aligners […]

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