January 7, 2014 |
Federal regulators Tuesday ordered a California-based fad weight-loss company to return $26.5 million to consumers who bought its product - a sprinkle-on powder for food that promised users would lose weight without exercising. Sensa Products, based in Manhattan Beach, sold a sprinkle-on food additive to was supposed to enhance taste and smell and make users feel fuller faster, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday. Regulators, however, said the company used faulty science in its marketing to mislead consumers.
March 24, 1994 |
Contest Deadlines Loom: Deadlines are nearing for professional contests in the fields of public relations and business marketing. The Orange County chapter of the Public Relations Society of America closes its call for entries on Monday. For more information, call (714) 832-2037. The Business Marketing Assn. is accepting entries through April 11 for its West Awards. For more information, call (310) 764-3750.
March 25, 2008 |
Talent agency Paradigm said it was creating an artist marketing division. Lori Sale, previously an executive at Paradigm competitor International Creative Management, will head the division. The new division will assist Paradigm clients, who include Katherine Heigl, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Aerosmith, in creating endorsement, sponsorship, licensing and other business development deals.
December 18, 1993 |
Hilary Kaye & Associates in Newport Beach has added four new clients based in the Marshall Islands, and one Irvine client that operates diving expeditions in the mid-Pacific. The agency, which specializes in tourism-related accounts, picked up Central Pacific Dive Expeditions in Irvine as well as Airline of the Marshall Islands, Marshalls Dive Adventures, Dolphin Divers & Sea Safari Club, and Kwajalien Atoll Dive Resort.
August 19, 1992
Advantage Life Products Inc. in Laguna Hills says it has struck a deal with Albertson's Inc. to market test a new cholesterol management product in the supermarket chain's California and Arizona stores. Called CholestControl, the product will be displayed in Albertson's pharmacies beginning this month. More stores could get the nutrition supplement if the market test proves lucrative.
April 10, 1987
AUDRE Inc. announced it has signed a three-year agreement worth more than $5 million giving McDonnell Douglas Corp. the exclusive rights to market AUDRE's complete line of automated digitizing and recognition systems to North American telecommunications companies. AUDRE's systems uses artificial intelligence to "read" telephone companies' maps and charts for conversion into into a digitized format.
May 5, 2007 |
Five U.S. senators asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate what they claimed were R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s attempts to appeal to teenage girls with ads for its sleekly packaged Camel No. 9 cigarettes. R.J. Reynolds says the cigarettes are aimed at adults. Democratic Sens. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, Tom Harkin of Iowa, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Richard J. Durbin of Illinois said the cigarettes "appeal to teenage girls' desire to be 'chic.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1997 |
Billboards on the beach? It could happen but is not likely, City Council members said Monday after voting to join the Orange Coast Marketing Coalition. City Manager Kevin J. Murphy said the coalition negotiates contracts with private businesses to advertise in the member cities. Cities are compensated when they agree to allow a particular advertiser to market a product or service.
April 6, 1999 |
Frequent-shopper programs may be a hit at most mainstream grocery chains, but to customers of Boulder, Colo.-based Wild Oats Markets, the discount cards are more of a nuisance than a perk. In a company newsletter, the 67-store natural foods chain said it is discontinuing its "Wild Shopper Card" on Wednesday because of negative customer feedback.
December 29, 1992 |
The television cameras zoom in on those Budweiser Clydesdales. You know, the giant draft horses that are about as familiar to Americans as beer symbols as, well, wooden kegs. Perhaps this sounds like a march down Main Street for a small-town New Year's Day fest. Guess again. We're talking the presidential inauguration. As they did in 1989, the Clydesdales will pull Budweiser's four-ton beer wagon--with the brewery's name etched across the side--down Pennsylvania Avenue on Jan. 20th.