Advertising and marketing industry

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks during the introduction of YouTube TV at YouTube Space LA in Los Angeles. In a Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, blog post, Wojcicki said that more than 10,000 workers will be helping curb videos that violate YouTube's policies from the platform. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
December 05, 2017 - 12:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube is hiring more people to help curb videos that violate its policies. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said "some bad actors are exploiting" the Google-owned service to "mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm." Google will have more than 10,000 workers address the problem by next...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2016, file photo, Sean Hannity of Fox News appears at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. A decision by coffee maker manufacturer Keurig announced on Nov. 11, 2017, to stop advertising on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program has supporters of the conservative host destroying the company’s products. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
November 13, 2017 - 10:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A decision by Keurig to stop advertising on Sean Hannity's Fox News program has supporters of the conservative host destroying the company's coffee makers. Keurig announced Saturday that it had pulled advertising from "Hannity" after several Twitter users questioned the company's...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook says a Russian internet agency posted more than 80,000 pieces of content during and after the 2016 election, and that content was distributed to an estimated 126 million users. The company plans to disclose the new numbers to Congress in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, according to a source familiar with the testimony. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 30, 2017 - 11:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Major tech companies plan to tell Congress Tuesday that they have found additional evidence of Russian activity on their services related to the 2016 U.S. election. Facebook, for instance, says a Russian group posted more than 80,000 times on its service during and after the...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook says a Russian internet agency posted more than 80,000 pieces of content during and after the 2016 election, and that content was distributed to an estimated 126 million users. The company plans to disclose the new numbers to Congress in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, according to a source familiar with the testimony. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 30, 2017 - 9:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Major tech companies plan to tell Congress Tuesday that they have found additional evidence of Russian activity on their services surrounding the 2016 U.S. election. Facebook, for instance, says a Russian group posted more than 80,000 times on its service during and after the...
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This image provided by Facebook, shows how ads on Facebook will be more transparent. Days ahead of testimony at three congressional hearings, the company is taking new steps to verify advertisers and make all ads on the site more transparent. Executives for the social media company said on Oct. 27, they will verify political ad buyers, requiring them to reveal correct names and locations, and create new graphics on the site where users can click on the ads and find out more about the organizations or people behind them. (Facebook via AP)
October 27, 2017 - 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure in advance of hearings on Russian election interference, Facebook is moving to increase transparency for everyone who sees and buys political advertising on its site. Executives for the social media company said Friday they will verify political ad buyers in federal...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, photo, members of the Droga5 team behind the recent CoverGirl campaign talk about that campaign during a meeting at the advertising agency's headquarters, in New York. Creative director Ray Smiling, upper left, listens along with other team members as Shannon Washington, also a creative director, seated at center, makes her point. Diversity in the advertising industry is becoming a higher priority for consumer product companies as they try to reach a new generation of customers with evolving sensibilities on ethnicity, age, gender and sexuality. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 26, 2017 - 5:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CoverGirl executive Ukonwa Ojo was struck when the team from an ad agency entered the room to pitch ideas for revamping the cosmetic company's image. For the first time in Ojo's more than 20-year career in business, she found herself working with an African-American creative...
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October 07, 2017 - 2:47 pm
Facebook says it will begin manually reviewing advertisements that target certain groups and address politics, religion, ethnicity and social issues. The company has informed some advertisers about the new "human review" requirement, warning them that it might cause delays before their ads can...
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FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Social media giant Facebook is expected to provide Congress on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, with more than 3,000 ads that ran around the time of the 2016 presidential election and are linked to a Russian ad agency. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
October 02, 2017 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook says ads that ran on the company's social media platform and have been linked to a Russian internet agency were seen by an estimated 10 million people before and after the 2016 election. The company turned 3,000 ads over to three congressional committees Monday as part of...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2016, file photo, Sean Hannity of Fox News arrives in National Harbor, Md. More than a month after a liberal advocacy group publicly called on advertisers to boycott Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Channel, the luxury car maker Cadillac has been the only new company to publicly back away from the program. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
September 22, 2017 - 6:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — More than a month after a liberal advocacy group publicly called on advertisers to boycott Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Channel, luxury carmaker Cadillac has been the only new company to publicly back away from the program. While Hannity has appeared largely impervious to the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2016, file photo, Ariana Phillips, 3, gives a hug to McGruff the Crime Dog, as Roanoke Police Academy recruit class 7237 watch in the background during National Night Out at Afton Garden Apartments in Roanoke, Va. John "Jack" Keil, the advertising executive who led the team that created McGruff the Crime Dog and who voiced the character has died. The family of Keil said he died Aug. 25, 2017, at home in Westminster West, Vt. He was 94. (Erica Yoon/The Roanoke Times via AP, File)
September 05, 2017 - 4:58 pm
WESTMINSTER, Vt. (AP) — John "Jack" Keil, the advertising executive who led the team that created McGruff the Crime Dog and who voiced the character, has died. Keil died Aug. 25 at home in Westminster West, Vermont, his family said. He was 94. Keil was creative director at Dancer Fitzgerald Sample...
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