The Battle for Digital Privacy Is Reshaping the Internet

As Apple and Google enact privacy changes, businesses are grappling with the fallout, Madison Avenue is fighting back and Facebook has cried foul.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #chrome-browser, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #innovation, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #pichai-sundar, #privacy, #small-business, #software, #web-browsers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

What the Privacy Battle Upending the Internet Means for You

Get ready for more random ads online, higher prices and subscriptions galore. But your privacy concerns may still not fade.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #google-inc, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #software, #web-browsers

The N.F.L.’s New Play: Embrace Betting Ads, Watch the Money Pour In

The placement of gambling ads during football game broadcasts shows how much the N.F.L. has changed in its approach toward gambling.

#advertising-and-marketing, #casinos, #cbs-sports, #draftkings-inc, #fanduel-com, #fans-persons, #football, #gambling, #national-football-league, #television, #wynn-resorts-ltd

Hear That? It’s Your Voice Being Taken for Profit.

‘When she recognizes you’re frustrated with her, Alexa can now try to adjust, just like you or I would do.’

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #home-automation-and-smart-homes, #speakers-audio

How a TV Ad Enticed Broadway Crowds Right After 9/11

Rudy Giuliani was meant to appear; Elaine Stritch arrived just in time. Recalling the “I Love New York” spot that helped dispel the fear in Times Square.

#advertising-and-marketing, #broadway-league, #september-11-2001, #television, #theater, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

We’ll Give You a Week Off. Please Don’t Quit.

“Operation Chillax”: Companies are trying to combat burnout from working remotely by offering more time off and other perks.

#advertising-and-marketing, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #paid-time-off, #summer-season, #work-life-balance

Delores Custer, 79, Dies; Gave Star Turns to Cornflakes and Noodles

A longtime food stylist for big-name companies, she was a master of the craft and taught students all over the world how to sweat a glass or perfect the pizza cheese pull.

#advertising-and-marketing, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #custer-delores-1941-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #design, #food, #food-styling-the-art-of-preparing-food-for-the-camera-book

The Mystery of That Basquiat Painting — and Its Tiffany Blue

Ghosts of the artist’s past debate the connection to any brand.

#advertising-and-marketing, #arnault-alexandre, #art, #basquiat-jean-michel, #dayton-anne-s, #equals-pi, #gagosian-larry, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #tiffanycompany, #your-feed-fashion

China’s Celebrity Culture Is Raucous. The Authorities Want to Change That.

The Communist Party has declared war on idol worship, part of a broader crackdown on what it sees as toxic celebrity culture that is poisoning the minds of the country’s youth.

#actors-and-actresses, #advertising-and-marketing, #celebrities, #censorship, #communist-party-of-china, #cyberspace-administration-of-china, #fans-persons, #iqiyi-com-inc, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #zhao-wei, #zheng-shuang-1991

‘This Is Broadway’ Campaign Aims to Attract Wary Theatergoers

The trade association representing theater owners and producers gets an assist from Oprah Winfrey as it seeks to drive ticket sales beyond the buzzy September reopenings.

#advertising-and-marketing, #broadway-league, #coronavirus-reopenings, #new-york-city, #st-martin-charlotte, #theater, #winfrey-oprah

Yes, Marketing Is Still Sexist

Despite women’s progress in many parts of society, advertisements still consistently cast women as secondary.

#advertising-and-marketing, #discrimination, #women-and-girls

Roger Federer’s Biggest Legacy? It Might Be His Billion-Dollar Brand.

Other tennis superstars have built sponsorship empires. But none ever wooed the corporate class as brilliantly as Federer.

#advertising-and-marketing, #content-type-personal-profile, #federer-roger, #finances, #nike-inc, #tennis

Pope Francis Encourages Covid Vaccines in Media Campaign

“Getting the vaccines that are authorized by the respective authorities is an act of love,” the pope says in a video from the Ad Council.

#advertising-and-marketing, #advertising-council, #christians-and-christianity, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #francis, #religion-and-belief, #roman-catholic-church, #rumors-and-misinformation, #vaccination-and-immunization

Ellen Havre Weis, Whose Museum Put Pop Into Mythology, Dies at 64

The Museum of Modern Mythology, in San Francisco, which she helped found, posited that advertising figures have emerged as the pre-eminent mythical figures of our time.

#advertising-and-marketing, #art, #deaths-obituaries, #museum-of-modern-mythology, #museums, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #san-francisco-calif, #weis-ellen-havre-1957-2021

Brandiose Rebrands the Minors With Names Like Trash Pandas and Yard Goats

As Brandiose worked to create memorable mascots for minor league baseball teams, it found a tried and true recipe for success.

#advertising-and-marketing, #amarillo-sod-poodles-baseball-team, #baseball, #brandiose-studios-inc, #hartford-yard-goats, #logos, #mascots, #minor-league-baseball, #minor-leagues, #rocket-city-trash-pandas-baseball-team

Jane Withers, Child Star Who Later Won Fame in Commercials, Dies at 95

As a girl, she landed leading roles that were the antidote to Shirley Temple’s. As an adult, she was known as Josephine the Plumber in ads for Comet cleanser.

#actors-and-actresses, #advertising-and-marketing, #deaths-obituaries, #movies, #nineteen-hundred-thirties, #withers-jane

The App With the Unprintable Name That Wants to Give Power to Creators

Fed up with the imbalance between online influencers and brands, Lindsey Lee Lugrin and Isha Mehra created a platform to change that.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #fypm, #isha-mehra, #labor-and-jobs, #lindsey-lee-lugrin, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #social-media, #start-ups

A Digital Cat Is Melting Hearts (and Napping a Lot) in Japan

The calico prances and dozes on a 26-by-62-foot LED billboard in Tokyo. It has drawn crowds in real life and sparked joy on social media.

#3-d-devices-and-effects, #advertising-and-marketing, #cats, #japan, #tokyo-japan

How Two Start-ups Made a Fortune in Fees on P.P.P. Loans

Blueacorn and Womply processed one-third of all Paycheck Protection Program loans this year, stepping in when big lenders wouldn’t.

#advertising-and-marketing, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #entrepreneurship, #federal-aid-us, #online-advertising, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #small-business, #small-business-administration, #social-media, #stimulus-economic

Google Facing Fresh E.U. Inquiry Over Ad Technology

The bloc’s investigation, which takes aim at the heart of Google’s business model, is part of a push to regulate the world’s largest technology companies.

#advertising-and-marketing, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #google-inc, #online-advertising

Google’s Hidden Monopoly

The absence of stringent regulation has allowed the search giant to dominate the powerful market for online advertising. Here’s how to fix it.

#advertising-and-marketing, #alphabet-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #conflicts-of-interest, #doubleclick-inc, #gensler-gary-s, #google-inc, #jayapal-pramila, #law-and-legislation, #online-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #securities-and-exchange-commission, #texas

Nike’s Shifts in Track and Field Are Top of Mind as Trials Begin

A series of contract changes, executive shuffling and internal responses to scandals have athletes and others wondering where the sport stands with Nike as it heads into the Olympics.

#advertising-and-marketing, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #nike-inc, #olympic-games, #running, #sneakers, #track-and-field

Hungary Adopts Child Sex Abuse Law That Also Targets LGBT Community

Legislation increasing sentences for pedophiles was changed to include restrictions on portrayals of homosexuality and transgender people that young people might see.

#advertising-and-marketing, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #elections, #fidesz-party, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #hungary, #law-and-legislation, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #television

The Enduring Appeal of Italian Composers’ Dramatic ‘Library Music’

Compositions made from the 1960s through the ’80s to soundtrack films and ads have found new homes on hip-hop tracks and compilations. New artists have been inspired, too.

#advertising-and-marketing, #audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #collectors-and-collections, #fabrizi-lorenzo, #italy, #movies, #music, #natura-morta-album, #rap-and-hip-hop, #sonor-music-editions-record-label, #wunder-sven

MoviePass Deceived Users So They’d Use It Less, F.T.C. Says

Federal regulators detailed tactics the company, which settled accusations against it, used to try to make its most active users go to the movies less.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computer-security, #consumer-protection, #federal-trade-commission, #frauds-and-swindling, #helios-and-matheson-analytics-inc, #mobile-applications, #moviepass-inc, #movies, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

How Wild Will Summer Be? This Gum Commercial Gets Creative.

What is fresh breath even for, if it’s not for post-pandemic orgies in the park?

#advertising-and-marketing, #chewing-gum, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #wrigley-wm-jr-co

Summertime … and the Sloganeering Is a Little Awkward

Cities and states are spending millions to promote tourism as they reopen, but the marketing campaigns aren’t always the catchiest.

#advertising-and-marketing, #art, #chicago-ill, #cincinnati-ohio, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #de-niro-robert, #federer-roger, #greece, #hamilton-ohio, #hancock-michael-b, #hockney-david, #illinois, #khan-sadiq, #new-york-city, #road-trips, #slogans-and-mottoes, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

How to Tell if a Company’s Claim of Ethical Practices Is True

A lawsuit against an egg company that says its products “value animals” raises the question: What criteria can investors and consumers use?

#advertising-and-marketing, #agriculture-and-farming, #content-type-service, #corporate-social-responsibility, #people-for-the-ethical-treatment-of-animals

He Promised a Dreamy Wedding Proposal. Fans Got a 5-Hour Sale.

A Chinese influencer was barred from a video-sharing app after luring viewers to a livestreamed engagement, where he promoted makeup, perfume and mobile phones.

#advertising-and-marketing, #china, #e-commerce, #livestream, #weddings-and-engagements

Apple and Facebook’s Feud Reveals Americans Like Privacy

A new operating system gives users more privacy. That’s bad news for Facebook.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #online-advertising, #social-media

How City Hall in New York City Saved Local News

City agencies are spending at least half of their ad budgets on local newspapers and websites. 

#adams-eric-l, #advertising-and-marketing, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #budgets-and-budgeting, #chicago-ill, #city-council-nyc, #corp-for-public-broadcasting, #de-blasio-bill, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #federal-budget-us, #garcia-kathryn, #minorities, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #online-advertising, #politics-and-government, #stanford-university, #state-legislatures, #university-of-north-carolina, #wiley-maya

Naomi Osaka’s Net Worth, Beyond the Court

From the Met Gala roster to your lunchtime salad bowl, the tennis champion is suddenly ubiquitous.

#advertising-and-marketing, #content-type-personal-profile, #corporate-social-responsibility, #osaka-naomi-1997

New York Is Reawakening. It Just Needs Its Tourists Back.

After a year of staying away, visitors are trickling back. Now, city officials and business leaders are plotting ways to lure them in large numbers.

#advertising-and-marketing, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #new-york-city, #nycco, #politics-and-government, #travel-and-vacations

The New York Times Tops 7.8 Million Subscribers as Growth Slows

The publisher added 301,000 digital subscribers for the first quarter, the slowest gain in over a year. Profits jumped, beating Wall Street expectations.

#advertising-and-marketing, #earnings, #kopit-levien-meredith, #new-york-times-company, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers

Mr. Beast, YouTube Star, Wants to Take Over the Business World

Jimmy Donaldson, 22, is out to become the Elon Musk of online creators.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #entrepreneurship, #generation-z, #greenville-nc, #jimmy-donaldson, #mobile-applications, #mr-beast, #mrbeast-burger-mobile-app, #musk-elon, #philanthropy, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #youtube-com

Apple’s App Store Draws E.U. Antitrust Charge

By forcing app developers to use its payment system and comply with other rules, regulators said Apple broke European Union competition laws.

#advertising-and-marketing, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #e-commerce, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #software, #vestager-margrethe

Comcast Earnings Beat Expectations Amid Shift to Streaming

As it takes the risk of transforming itself from a TV giant into a streaming start-up, the cable operator beat investors’ estimates in its first-quarter results.

#advertising-and-marketing, #cable-television, #comcast-corporation, #company-reports, #nbcuniversal, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #web-original-programming

Two Women From Norman Rockwell Painting Reunited by Reporter

After an article about a model who recognized herself in one of the artist’s paintings was published, another model emerged. We thought they might like to get reacquainted.

#advertising-and-marketing, #art, #content-type-personal-profile, #rockwell-norman, #saturday-evening-post, #stockbridge-mass

How Mark Zuckerberg and Apple’s C.E.O. Became Foes

The chief executives of Facebook and Apple have opposing visions for the future of the internet. Their differences are set to escalate this week.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #corporate-social-responsibility, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #social-media, #software, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Breaking Point: How Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook Became Foes

The chief executives of Facebook and Apple have opposing visions for the future of the internet. Their differences are set to escalate this week.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #corporate-social-responsibility, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #social-media, #software, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Florida Family Indicted for Selling Toxic Bleach as ‘Miracle’ Coronavirus Cure

A Florida grand jury indicted a man and his three sons, accusing them of marketing an “unproven and potentially harmful” solution as a remedy for Covid-19, cancer, autism and more.

#advertising-and-marketing, #bradenton-fla, #food-and-drug-administration, #frauds-and-swindling, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #genesis-ii-church-of-healing, #jonathan-grenon, #jordan-grenon, #joseph-grenon, #mark-grenon, #miracle-mineral-solution, #poisoning-and-poisons, #rumors-and-misinformation

Carl Spielvogel, a Longtime Power in Advertising, Dies at 92

A former newspaper columnist, he climbed the ladder at one big firm, founded his own, then rose again through mergers to the top of a global agency.

#advertising-and-marketing, #backer-spielvogel-bates-worldwide, #backer-bill, #backerspielvogel, #carl-spielvogel-enterprises, #deaths-obituaries, #interpublic-group-of-companies, #new-york-city, #spielvogel-carl

Apple’s New Devices Target Markets Led by Smaller Rivals

The company also said it planned to release iPhone software next week with a privacy feature that worries many digital-advertising companies.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #podcasts, #privacy, #software

Apple shows off new devices and sets release date for disputed iPhone software.

The company said it planned to release iPhone software next week that will come with a privacy feature that has many digital-advertising companies worried.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #software

In the Roaring Twenties, Ads Make a Comeback

Subscriptions may be the rage, but businesses of all sorts are pouring money into advertising — digital most of all.

#advertising-and-marketing, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #online-advertising, #quarantine-life-and-culture

The Triumph of the Celebrity Endorsement

Shilling stars used to be accused of “selling out.” Now they’re hailed as savvy investors and giving the performances of their careers.

#advertising-and-marketing, #celebrities, #clooney-george, #kardashian-kim, #rivers-joan, #social-media, #talkshoplive, #zeta-jones-catherine

China’s Anger at Foreign Brands Helps Local Rivals

Chinese rivals to Western names have improved quality and marketing. Now the country’s defiance could give them an edge with young patriots.

#advertising-and-marketing, #celebrities, #china, #consumer-behavior, #entrepreneurship, #fads, #fashion-and-apparel, #li-ning-company-ltd, #nio-ltd, #sneakers, #start-ups, #xinjiang-china

Man-Made Diamonds Grow, but Not on Watch Brands

Production has increased sharply in recent years, yet just two new timepieces include the gems.

#advertising-and-marketing, #barillet, #courbet, #courbet-sas, #de-beers-group, #diamonds, #watches-and-clocks

Apple’s C.E.O. Is Making Very Different Choices From Mark Zuckerberg

Tim Cook views privacy as ‘one of the top issues of the 21st century.’ Other tech leaders don’t seem to agree.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #facebook-inc, #mobile-applications, #parler-llc, #social-media

Apple’s C.E.O. Is Making Very Different Choices than Mark Zuckerberg

Tim Cook views privacy as ‘one of the top issues of the 21st century.’ Other tech leaders don’t seem to agree.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #facebook-inc, #mobile-applications, #parler-llc, #social-media