April 10, 2009 |
The Los Angeles Times came under criticism Thursday after it ran a front-page advertisement that resembled a news story. The ad for the NBC drama "Southland" appeared in the left column, starting below the fold and above and beside a banner ad for the television show. The ad, which was labeled "advertisement" and carried the NBC peacock logo, was written from the perspective of a reporter on a ride-along with the show's main character, a Los Angeles police officer.
January 21, 2009 |
Google Inc. said Tuesday that it would shut down an advertising partnership with more than 800 newspapers, a key part of the Internet giant's effort to expand into offline media, because it didn't make enough money. The Print Ads program, which launched with 50 newspapers in November 2006, allowed advertisers to use Google's online services to bid on space in print much as they do for search-engine ads. The service ends Feb. 28.
August 23, 2008 |
Searching for new sources of revenue, Los Angeles Times Media Group is getting into the real estate business. On Monday, Times Media Group and other partners will launch ZetaBid, a business that will auction foreclosed homes and other properties. The company would also run a website where the properties could be viewed. The other partners are London-based GoIndustry-DoveBid, an auction specialist, and CataList Homes of Hermosa Beach, a real estate brokerage. The partners will share fees paid by the buyer on each home sold.
June 12, 2008 |
Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said Wednesday that the Internet search leader hoped its recently acquired advertising service DoubleClick would aid newspapers as they struggled to corral more online revenue. "It's a huge moral imperative to help here," Schmidt said at an event hosted in San Francisco by Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
September 24, 2007 |
After two weeks of denials, the New York Times acknowledged that it should not have given a discount to MoveOn.org for a full-page ad assailing Army Gen. David H. Petraeus. The liberal group MoveOn should have paid $142,000, not $65,000, for the ad that referred to the U.S. commander in Iraq as "General Betray Us," wrote Clark Hoyt, the newspaper's public editor.
July 19, 2007 |
Google Inc., owner of the world's most popular search engine, will offer advertisers the chance to buy space in more than 225 newspapers. They include the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the Washington Post, and have combined circulation of almost 30 million, Mountain View, Calif.-based Google said Wednesday. The company started the program in November with 50 newspapers.