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  1. ads
    Netflix Confirms It Wants to Ruin Your Binge-Watching Experience by Testing AdsWow, it’s like real TV.
  2. badvertising
    Erectile-Dysfunction Company Had No Problem Posting Hard Cacti Ads on SubwayNow showing produce to sell feminine hygiene is another story.
  3. Facebook Shuts Down Third-party Ad PartnershipsIt’ll slightly inconvenience anyone trying to target you.
  4. news you can booze
    Of Course People Are Calling This Horrible Heineken Ad RacistIt shows a beer slide past two darker-skinned people and ends with “Sometimes, lighter is better.”
  5. the streaming wars
    Can YouTube Really ‘Frustrate’ People Into Paying for Music?If you watch a lot of music videos on YouTube, prepare for a barrage of ads.
  6. things that happen in europe
    Stockholm Prepares to Ban Sexist and Racist AdsThe Swedish capital is the latest European city to tackle stereotypes in advertising.
  7. video feed
    Here’s the Actual Diner Ad That Kate McKinnon and Will Ferrell Parodied on SNLDysart’s chicken-potpie ad went viral in 2012 — and SNL revived it in 2018.
  8. ‘The Late Show,’ ‘Full Frontal,’ and ‘The Daily Show’ Go to War Over […]Ever since Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he was planning to hand out the “Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards of the Year” (or […]
  9. 50,000 YouTube Channels Have Lost Ads Amid Crackdown on Kid ContentMaybe advertisers will come back now.
  10. Did Russia’s Facebook Ads Actually Swing the Election?If you’re most worried about ads, you’re missing the bigger picture.
  11. Here’s What the Senate Bill Regulating Online Political Ads Looks LikeThe practice of “dark ads” might be coming to an end.
  12. This Is What Neutrality Means to FacebookLarge ad platforms actively help their clients, even when those clients conflict with their own values.
  13. Sheryl Sandberg Wants Facebook’s Defense to Be About Free Speech. It’s Not.Facebook has no problem letting advertisers state untrue claims.
  14. Facebook Will Hire 1,000 Ad Moderators As It Turns Evidence Over to CongressThe company would prefer not to be a tool in electoral disruption again.
  15. Facebook to Congress: We Sold Ads to the RussiansAnother wrinkle in the Russia investigation.
  16. Facebook Claims to Reach More 18–34-Year-Olds Than Actually ExistThey make the metrics; they define the rules.
  17. Google Has Started Testing a Built-in Ad-Blocker for ChromeThe built-in ad-blocker is now available to Chrome Canary users.
  18. everyday sexism
    Ads That Perpetuate Sexist Stereotypes May Soon Be Banned Under New U.K. RulesIt’s part of an effort to address how women are shown in advertisements.
  19. the campaign trail
    Alexander McQueen’s New Ads Take You on an Escape to Rugged IcelandCall it the brand’s version of hygge.
  20. Oh Goody, Facebook Messenger Is Getting AdsThe company initially tested the ads with users in Thailand and Australia.
  21. ads
    Watch Heineken’s Ad About Political Unity Succeed Where Pepsi’s FailedIt shows three pairs of strangers who have polar-opposite viewpoints.
  22. Comedy Central Bought a Billboard for ‘The President Show’ Three Miles […]Anthony Atamanuik’s new show The President Show debuts on Comedy Central this Thursday, and the network found a way to make sure that the real […]
  23. Montana Special-Election Candidates Shoot Screens With GunsTo prove he supports gun rights, Democrat Rob Quist shot a screen with a gun. To prove Quist opposes gun rights, his rival shot a screen with a gun.
  24. On Ilana Becker and That IBS Pill CommercialSo I was watching the season finale of Crashing, the one where Pete Holmes goes to a big outdoor adult baptism. One of the people getting […]
  25. Watch the Ad ‘Last Week Tonight’ Produced to Air During Bill O’Reilly’s […]Since Donald Trump became POTUS, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has been attempting to sneak some facts into his daily news diet by running […]
  26. One Intern Clicked on 12,000 Websites to Make Sure a Bank’s Ads Were AppropriateThey might be less effective, and they’re showing up alongside racist videos.
  27. Paris Is Banning ‘Sexist and Discriminatory’ Outdoor AdsThe Council of Paris voted on a new outdoor-ad contract.
  28. As a Subscription Service, Medium Might Actually SurviveWould you pay $5 a month for start-up aphorisms?
  29. ‘Last Week Tonight’s ‘Catheter Cowboy’ Returns to Explain the GOP […]Last month, Last Week Tonight found a creative way to sneak some facts into Donald Trump’s media diet by running ads during his favorite […]
  30. ad police
    Saint Laurent’s New Ads Run Afoul of French Advertising AuthorityA watchdog group got involved after complaints.
  31. bathroom bills
    Watch Richard Linklater’s Ad Against Proposed Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill in TexasThe proposed Texas Privacy Act would require trans people to use bathrooms that do not correspond to the gender they identify with.
  32. YouTube to Ditch Its Longest Unskippable AdsNo more waiting half a minute to get to your content.
  33. Google Has Banned Hundreds of Web Publishers From Its Ad PlatformA policy change that was meant to disincentivize fake news.
  34. Instagram Stories Testing Ads Because Nothing Gold Can StayIt was only a matter of time. After all, Snapchat has ads.
  35. John Hodgman Has Strong Words for the Turncoat Verizon SpokesmanPaul Marcarelli AKA the “Verizon Guy” recently turned on the company that made him famous by starring in Sprint’s newest ad campaign, and […]
  36. Facebook to Let Users Opt Out of Seeing Triggering AdsSome users can now block ads related to parenting and alcohol.
  37. Google and Facebook Won’t Allow Ads on Fake-News SitesThe decision will go a long way to helping solve the problem of fake news online.
  38. Facebook Won’t Let Advertisers Exclude by Race for Certain PostsAds about housing, jobs, and credit can no longer be filtered.
  39. Advertisers Can Exclude Facebook Users by ‘Ethnic Affinity’ (Which Means Race)Doing so could violate federal laws.
  40. Snapchat’s New Ad System Seems Awfully FamiliarGood news for Snapchat. Possibly not so good news for publishers.
  41. Hillary Clinton Opts Out of Airing Weather Channel Ads During Hurricane MatthewThe Democratic nominee decided the extra eyeballs weren’t worth the risk of backlash.
  42. video feed
    Chance the Rapper’s New Kit Kat Ad Is Pretty GreatChance the Wrapper charms real Chance, who also happens to be dressed like a lion.
  43. People in Old Tech Ads Were Really Far Too Excited About Their Little DevicesNot sure how you can be this happy about anything, really.
  44. Trump Campaign Plans $140 Million Ad Buy It Can’t Yet AffordThey only had $50 million on hand about three weeks ago.
  45. Twitter Will Start Showing Ads Alongside VideoVideo publishers can get a generous revenue split by showing ads around their video.
  46. Here’s How to See What Facebook Thinks You LikeFacebook thinks I live far from my family and enjoy personal computing.
  47. Say Good-bye to the Email InterstitialA popular inconvenience meets its match in Google.
  48. Donald Trump’s First Ad Begins With an Excuse for Why He Will LoseThe GOP nominee’s first general-election ad attacks Hillary … and the legitimacy of American democracy.
  49. Donald Trump Will Finally Pay Money to Be on TVThe GOP candidate will air the first television advertisements of his general-election campaign in four states this Friday.
  50. marketing fails
    Sprite Releases ‘Brutally Refreshing’ Ads That End Up Just Being MisogynisticSome of the winning lines include “She’s seen more ceilings than Michelangelo” and “A 2 at 10 is a 10 at 2!”
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