Tag: Advertising

Tucker Carlson’s Ad Sales Are Tanking Thanks to His Appalling Racism

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) The pushback against Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s blatant on-air racism is continuing to affect the company’s bottom line as companies pull more ads from Carlson’s show. Carlson took a little vacation this week after launching into a wildly deceptive rant on Tuesday in which he claimed that the dangers […]

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Canada Made Its Legal Weed Rules Too Tough and Is Going to Pay for It

Photos via Associated Press/Mark J. Terrill and Pixabay This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. With billionaire rap mogul Jay-Z signed on as its new chief brand strategist, California cannabis company Caliva has lofty goals. “We obviously have aspirations to go beyond California into other states over the next couple of years, and we really […]

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This Ad Agency Is Getting $12 Million to Make Border Patrol Look Fun and Cool

Advertising titan David Ogilvy, considered by many the “Father of Modern Advertising,” once said that “advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things.” This week, Ogilvy employees got to test their founder’s message. After Sludge posted federal figures last month showing a $12.7 million US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) contract with Ogilvy for […]

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New York governor orders discrimination probe into Facebook’s advertising platform

(Reuters) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered the U.S. Department of Financial Services to investigate reports that state-regulated advertisers were using Facebook Inc’s advertising platform in a discriminatory manner. This is the second investigation that the state governor has ordered into the social media company this year. In February, Cuomo ordered two […]

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Adventures in Marketing: Volkswagen Airs Its Dirty Laundry

Corporate missteps requiring an apology — an increasingly common phenomenon in our current outraged era — usually follow a well-worn path. The CEO will issue a statement to the media and public apologizing for dastardly malfeasance and skullduggery (or offending a Twitter user), following it up with a statement posted to the company’s webpage and […]

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