Playing both sides: Despite woke advertising, Nike donates big to GOP

Despite a virtue-signaling ad campaign featuring anthem-kneeling NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, sportswear giant Nike donates more than three times as much money to Republicans as it does to Democrats. Nike’s employees and the company’s own Political Action Committee gave $ 424,000 to Republicans and only $ 122,000 to Democrats this election cycle, according to the […]

Adventures in Advertising: I Love What You Do for Me, Chuck – Let’s Go Places

If it wasn’t for celebrity ad appearances, I wouldn’t know that Jim Rockford James Garner thinks the Mazda 626 is a great buy, or that Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling chooses the Ford LTD over all other domestic two-door hardtops, simply for the cabin noise level. Meanwhile, red-blooded males across America still can’t shake those […]

Woman sues Canada Dry for false advertising after lab found only a ‘microscopic’ amount of ginger in the ginger ale

Julie Fletcher of Bolivar, New York filed a lawsuit on July 10 against Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, claiming she was misled about the possible health benefits of Canada Dry ginger ale. For years, Fletcher has drank Canada Dry to soothe her and her kids’ stomach aches, because the can says it’s made with ginger, a […]

GamesBeat Decides 89: We promise truth in cloud advertising

PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb is on vacation, but he came back for the podcast because what if everyone realizes they don’t need him. This is why his hair is going white. Capitalism is going to kill him. On this week’s episode, fellow host and GamesBeat reviews editor Mike Minotti talks about Mega Man X. Jeff […]

What you need to know in advertising today

Stephane Mahe/Reuters The European Parliament has voted to reject sweeping changes to copyright laws that threatened to tear the internet apart. The proposals, which could have required the likes of Reddit to filter content and imposed a so-called link tax on firms including Google, have been sent back to the drawing board. At a plenary […]

CRYPTO INSIDER: Facebook reverses its advertising ban (FB)

REUTERS/Stephen Lam Welcome to Crypto Insider, Business Insider’s roundup of all the bitcoin and cryptocurrency news you need to know today. Sign up here to get this email delivered direct to your inbox. Less than six months after it originally said it would ban them, Facebook has reversed its course on cryptocurrency ads. Now the social […]

Scottish travel agent slammed for advertising blue-watered images as Blackpool

An unnamed travel agent in Scotland has been mocked after claims they used images of the Costa Brava to advertise a holiday in Blackpool.  The photo used shows a beautiful blue watered cove, thought to be in sunny Costa Brava, claiming it was Blackpool. Placed in the window of one of the travel agents in […]

Online advertising site Backpage.com was seized by the FBI

Screenshot Backpage.com Classified advertising website Backpage.com was seized by federal authorities on Friday afternoon “as part of an enforcement action” according to a notice on the website. The company is known for facilitating adult sex ads, and had been involved in a number of sex trafficking-related lawsuits, but the reason for the notice has not […]