September 23, 2011 |
Documentarian Jeff Warrick's "Programming the Nation?" is profoundly disturbing, as ambitious as it is provocative. In the wake of 9/11, Warrick, who has held various jobs in the advertising industry, began to ponder the role of the media in affecting current events and shaping people's lives. As a result he ended up spending seven years making this film, a history of subliminal messaging and an examination of the various ways and techniques media, government and industry influence the way people eat, think and behave.
December 10, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Social networks have found a promising new source of advertising revenue: targeting users with ads for products they browsed online. The latest form of advertising, called "retargeting," is expected to not only get more pervasive but intensify worries over privacy. Tania Mulry, an entrepreneur from Santa Clarita, said she and other people are noticing and talking about the flood of retargeting ads. One of Mulry's students in a mobile app design class at USC was unnerved that a swimsuit she browsed on Nordstrom.com showed up as an ad on her Facebook page.
July 23, 1999 |
General Motors Corp., Warner-Lambert Co., Kraft Foods Inc. and Sprint Inc. have agreed to participate in an in-depth study to assess the advertising impact of a new technology that allows consumers to simultaneously jump from television commercials to Web sites.
June 28, 2000
* The continued strength of the U.S. economy led one of the advertising industry's top forecasters to raise his projection for U.S. ad spending growth this year to 9.4% from a forecast of 8.3%. Spending is expected to rise to $235.6 billion this year, said Robert Coen, director of forecasting for Interpublic Group of Cos.' Universal McCann unit. In December, Coen forecast spending to rise to $233 billion from $215.3 billion last year.
July 1, 2003 |
Signs of strength in U.S. television and magazines are keeping the advertising industry on track for a mild recovery this year despite the Iraq war and the spread of the SARS virus, a leading forecaster said. Advertising spending, recently hit by one of the worst downturns on record, will rise 2.7% this year in the U.S., media buyer ZenithOptimedia said. In April, it had forecast U.S. growth at 2.2%.
April 24, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Putting renewed pressure on the online advertising industry that he says has failed to protect Americans' privacy, a top Senate Democrat called for legislation this year that would create a "do not track" option for consumers. "I have long expressed skepticism about the ability - - or willingness - - of companies to regulate themselves on behalf of consumers when it affects their bottom line," Sen. John D. Rockefeller, D-W.Va., chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, said in a written statement.