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Tumblr Unveils 'Pinned Posts' For $5 Social platform offers second inexpensive ad product in four months

Tumblr has introduced its second low-cost, self-service advertising product since February, unveiling "Pinned Posts" for $5 apiece. Brands or consumers with accounts on the social platform can purchase the ad…

June 29, 2012, 12:08 PM EDT

Icann's Digital Archery: Let the Games Begin Too many TLD applications force batching game

Now that 1,930 applications for new top-level domain names have been submitted, what's next? The waiting game. The International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers got so many applications—four times as…

June 13, 2012, 2:29 PM EDT

Reveal Day: Who Applied for Top-Level Domains 230 names had multiple applicants

Reveal Day is here. The international organization in charge of top-level domain names on the Internet revealed during a press conference in London this morning that it has received applications…

June 13, 2012, 10:16 AM EDT

Comcast Must Back Off Internet Speed Claims Ad assertions examined after Verizon complaint

Comcast needs to slow down its advertising claims that its Xfinity Internet service is the "fastest in the nation," per a recommendation from the National Advertising Division, the ad industry's…

June 12, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT

Ad Industry Takes Major Step to Fight Online Piracy ANA, 4A's adopt best practices to cut ads on rogue sites

The advertising industry took a major step Thursday in fighting rogue websites that steal copyrighted material and sell counterfeit goods. To cut off the financial support that keeps rogue sites…

May 3, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

All Revved Up: Die Hard Reboots Iconic Battery Spot Frozen car on the lake starts up again—but with a twist

In 1975, Sears created a now-famous TV commercial in which it parked a car atop a frozen Minnesota lake, left it there for the winter and then miraculously got the…

March 29, 2012, 3:19 PM EDT

Court Upholds Cigarette Warning Label Statute New tobacco law likely headed to Supreme Court

The statute that led the federal government to propose new graphic cigarette warning labels is probably headed for the Supreme Court. In a 2-1 decision, the Sixth Circuit Court of…

March 20, 2012, 9:51 AM EDT

Fear Factor: Feds Launch New Anti-Smoking Campaign Ads mimic blocked tobacco warning labels

Uncle Sam wants to scare you away from smoking. The Feds couldn't force tobacco companies to put gruesome images on cigarette packages, so now it's going on the offense, launching…

March 16, 2012, 10:12 AM EDT

FDA's New Cigarette Warning Labels Ruled Unconstitutional Labeling went beyond factual and neutral warnings

The federal government is going to have to find another way to scare smokers. A federal district court judge yesterday ruled unconstitutional the 36 graphic cigarette warning labels that manufacturers would…

March 1, 2012, 10:16 AM EST

Five Commercial Actors You Should Know Meet the actors behind the brands

For marketers, a good actor can be the difference between lackluster and through-the-roof numbers. Sharply drawn characters help graft meaning onto products by giving them a sense of back story…

February 7, 2012, 6:21 AM EST

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