Author Archives: Loknath Das

Monday briefing: Police call for changes to stop and search laws

Top story: Fears minorities may be disproportionately targeted This is Alison Rourke bringing you Monday’s top stories to start the week. Police chiefs want to broaden their stop and search powers by lowering the level of suspicion an officer needs to use the powers in England and Wales. Scrapping the “reasonable grounds” test is controversial, because black people are around ... Read More »

Google is advertising in print magazines and you can’t tell

Perhaps you would buy a smartphone for its camera if you knew it was used to photograph the rapper Cardi B on the cover of W magazine. Or actress Angela Bassett on the cover of Allure. Or Ryan Gosling on the cover of GQ. If so, you might prefer to know that the company pushing this phone—Google in this case—paid for ... Read More »

Yelp Plunges on “Short-Term” Advertising Weakness

released third-quarter 2018 results on Thursday after the market closed, and the market was not pleased. Shares of the local business-review specialist plummeted nearly 25% after it revealed disappointing quarterly growth and reduced its full-year outlook, stoking fears that the early momentum of its recent shift to flexible non-term ad contracts may not be sustainable. Let’s dig deeper, then, to see exactly ... Read More »

Tower of London lights up for World War I anniversary

The year 2018 marks the centennial of the end of World War I. Known at the time as the Great War, the five-year struggle changed Europe and the world forever. To recognize and celebrate the centennial, the Tower of London is hosting a stunning event called “Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers.” The eight-night event in London, which runs ... Read More »

5 Tips To Ace Your Current Or Next Job

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Fake news, rumours on social media hit Indian firms

When FabHotels filed a complaint with the Delhi police and its cyber cell on 28 September alleging three people had spread rumours on social media platforms that the budget hotel chain was cash-strapped and failing to pay suppliers, it highlighted a pattern—of companies being hit by fake news. Fake news and unsubstantiated rumours on social media have caused significant damage ... Read More »

95% of children’s free apps contain advertising

Advertising is worryingly ubiquitous in apps marketed to and played by children aged five and even younger, according to a US study. In some cases, kids can spend more time watching the ads than actually playing the game. Researchers from the University of Michigan’s C. Mott Children’s Hospital reviewed 135 commonly downloaded apps and found 95% included a least one ... Read More »

5 ways to make your holiday advertising campaigns more profitable

For retailers, it seems like the holiday shopping season starts earlier every year. If you’re an e-commerce retailer, that means it’s time to start thinking through your holiday advertising strategy. There are a variety of tricks you can use to reach the right customer base and give them an online shopping experience that will not only win you their business ... Read More »

A.C. Moore coupons: 25% off total purchase (incl. sale items) TODAY & 50% off regular item

A.C. Moore is offering new coupons for 25% off your total sale & regular price purchase TODAY, 10/28 and 50% off 1 regular price item through 11/3! The coupons are valid in stores and can be found in the A.C. Moore ad in the Sunday paper on 10/28 or on their website. Click on the coupons tab in the Weekly Craft ... Read More »

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Spiky Real Boss Lopetegui Rejects Job Speculation Before ‘Clasico’

Embattled Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui says he is ignoring all speculation suggesting he is on the brink of being sacked, insisting he is focused only on Sunday’s ‘Clasico’ against arch-rivals Barcelona in La Liga. In a spiky news conference on Saturday, Lopetegui showed little interest in discussing his job being on the line after a run of three defeats ... Read More »