Marketing and advertising

FILE - This June 16, 2009, file photo shows Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel in Boston. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, issued a new proposal for regulating homeopathic medicines that have long been on the fringe of mainstream medicine. The agency plans to target products that pose the biggest safety risks, including those marketed for children or for serious diseases. (AP Photo/Eric Shelton, File)
December 18, 2017 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials plan to crack down on a growing number of unproven alternative remedies, focusing on products containing dangerous ingredients that have occasionally been linked to serious injury and death. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a new proposal for...
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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 - 1:29 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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This photo provided by Facebook demonstrates Facebook's new Messenger app for kids on an iPhone. Facebook is launching the messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents. The free app is aimed at kids under 13, who can't yet have their own accounts under Facebook's rules, though they often do. (Courtesy of Facebook via AP)
December 04, 2017 - 10:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is coming for your kids. The social media giant is launching a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents. The free app is aimed at kids under 13, who can't yet have their own accounts under Facebook's rules, though they...
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FILE – In this May 1, 2015, file photo, former NFL player and Ohio State linebacker Chris Spielman speaks at the 2015 NFL Football Draft in Chicago. Spielman has expanded his federal antitrust lawsuit alleging improper use of ex-players' images in marketing campaigns to include thousands of former athletes, according to an updated complaint filed Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. The updated lawsuit names IMG and Nike as defendants, and Honda, Ohio State and other universities as co-conspirators. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
November 28, 2017 - 5:07 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State and NFL star is asking a judge to let him expand a class-action lawsuit over allegations that marketing campaigns for dozens of big-time colleges and universities improperly used the images of thousands of current and former football players. Those athletes...
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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 - 6:16 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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This Tuesday, June 13, 2017, photo, shows the Toyota logo at Mark Miller Toyota in Salt Lake City. Toyota is the top brand in Consumer Reports’ annual vehicle reliability rankings. Toyota Motor Co.’s luxury Lexus brand is second, followed by Kia, Audi and BMW. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
October 19, 2017 - 2:13 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota Motor Co. is continuing its reign at the top of Consumer Reports' reliability rankings, a reward for its conservative approach to new technology. The Toyota brand came in first in this year's rankings, followed by the company's luxury Lexus brand. It's the fifth year in a row...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, file photo, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks during a plenary session during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Sandberg says the ads linked to Russia trying to influence the U.S. presidential election should “absolutely” be released to the public. In an interview with Axios, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, Sandberg also said the company has the responsibility to prevent the kind of abuse that occurred on its platform during the election. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)
October 12, 2017 - 7:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A top Facebook executive says ads linked to Russia trying to influence the U.S. presidential election should "absolutely" be released to the public, along with information on whom the ads were targeting. Previously, Facebook declined to make the ads public. While Facebook's chief...
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October 06, 2017 - 2:47 am
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Utah clothing company has filed a lawsuit against L.L. Bean, saying the Maine-based company's latest ad campaign is a trademark violation. The Salt Lake City-based company, KUHL, filed suit on Oct. 2 in U.S. District Court in Utah under the name Alfwear. The Bangor Daily...
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September 19, 2017 - 3:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users. The world's biggest social network has unwittingly allowed groups backed by the Russian government to target...
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This photo taken Aug. 2, 2017, shows the "No Foreigners" sign in front of James Prater's home in Mason, Mich. Prater of Mason says he has the right to sell his house to the person of his choosing. Michigan Department of Civil Rights officials say a veteran's front-yard sign advertising the sale of his home violates state and federal laws because it calls for "no foreigners." (Judy Putnam /Lansing State Journal via AP)
August 08, 2017 - 11:41 am
MASON, Mich. (AP) — A veteran's front-yard sign advertising the sale of his home violates state and federal anti-discrimination laws because it indicates the owner won't sell to foreigners, according to Michigan Department of Civil Rights officials. The sign in front of James Prater's home in Mason...
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