In Reversal, Hallmark Channel Reinstates Same-Sex Wedding Ads After BacklashThe Hallmark Channel on Sunday moved to reinstate ads featuring a same-sex couple that had been removed from the cable network. The decision came after considerable backlash over the initial decision to stop airing the ads from the wedding-planning company Zola.
Facebook To Settle Advertiser Lawsuit For $40 MillionFacebook has agreed to pay $40 million to advertisers who said it inflated the amount of time its users watched videos.
San Mateo Legislator Proposes New Rules for Political Advocacy AdvertisingProposed legislation would require groups spending more than $10,000 a year on "issue advocacy ads" about pending legislation or regulation to identify themselves and major funders.
Central Coast Dog's Flapping Ears Take Star Turn in Super Bowl CommercialAn upcoming Super Bowl commercial features a Dalmatian from Goleta riding in a Budweiser beer wagon.
Study Says Children's Apps Targeting Young Kids With AdsConsumer groups are urging the federal government to investigate whether advertisers are taking unfair advantage of young kids using apps.
Amy Schumer Nixes Super Bowl Ad Appearances in Support of KaepernickDon't look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl commercials this time around. She's sitting this one out as she stands with Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism and police brutality.
Judge Strikes Down California Ban On Handgun Ads From 1923A U.S. judge on Tuesday struck down a nearly century-old California law that banned handgun ads at gun shops.
Facebook Puts Ads On Pages Illegally Selling Animal PartsFacebook is displaying advertisements for well-known American corporations along with content from group pages operated by overseas wildlife traffickers illegally selling the body parts of threatened animals.
Advertisers Are Turning Up The Heat On FacebookA potential revolt by advertisers represents a major threat to Facebook.
Social Media Upends Politics PlaybookWith the rise of social networking platforms, politicians' campaign efforts can be targeted to narrow slices of the electorate with ads that can run continuously with no disclosure of who is paying for them.
Unilever To Facebook And Google: Clean Up 'Swamp' Or We'll Pull AdsUnilever is threatening to pull its advertising from digital platforms that it says have become a "swamp" of fake news, racism, sexism and extremism.
EHarmony Told To Pull Ads Promising 'Scientific' MatchesOnline dating website eHarmony has been barred from using ads that claim it offers a "scientifically proven matching system."
Google Is Flying High Now, But Regulatory Threats LoomGoogle continues to pile on billions in ad revenue every quarter. But like its chief rival Facebook, it's being pressured to rein in its hyper-efficient advertising machine.
Twitter to Disclose Info on Political Ads Amid Congressional ScrutinyThe move follows similar steps by Facebook and the introduction of a bill that seeks to bring more transparency to online political ads in an attempt to lessen the influence of Russia and other foreign entities on U.S. elections.
Facebook Apologizes For Anti-Semitic Ad Targeting, Revamps PoliciesFacebook is apologizing for letting advertisers use phrases like "Jew-haters" as a targeting criteria and for not noticing it until it was pointed out.