Advertising

Can The Advertising Industry Stop Perpetuating Harmful Gender Stereotypes?

During the Advertising Week in New York this week, how advertisers respond to gender stereotyping will likely be a topic of discussion. Under the UK’s new gender stereotyping rules that went into force in June, the first advertisements featuring “harmful gender stereotypes” were officially banned last month. What defines ‘harmful gender stereotypes’ and who can decide? Advertisements are now being banned on ... Read More »

Amazon Launches Sponsored Display Advertising

On Thursday last week, Amazon launched a new advertising campaign type for Vendors and professional Sellers on Amazon: Sponsored Display. According to Amazon’s announcement, “With this launch, advertisers are able to access Product Display Ads audience and product targeting features within Sponsored Display. All Product Display Ads campaigns are now part of Sponsored Display without any additional action required.” The new ... Read More »

Bernie Sanders endorses a targeted advertising tax to fund local journalism

On Tuesday morning, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) unveiled a comprehensive plan to protect journalism, including revamped antitrust action against Facebook and Google and new collective bargaining powers for media companies. But Sanders also calls for a more ambitious idea that has been floating around left-wing policy circles all year: a tax on targeted advertising that would funnel money directly from ... Read More »

Amazon is turning advertising into its next huge business — here’s how

If you were browsing Amazon in search of deals for Prime Day, you undoubtedly came across a lot of ads. That’s because Amazon has a trove of information about buying habits that makes it a valuable place for advertisers. Think about it: Amazon knows the last time you bought toothpaste on the site and which brand you typically like to buy. Advertisers ... Read More »

CBS Sees Primetime, Late-Night Advertising Gains From Upfront (EXCLUSIVE)

Despite an array of new video options, Madison Avenue is still placing big bets on one of its standbys. CBS expects the volume of advance advertising commitments placed against its next primetime schedule to rise 5% to 6%, according to a person familiar with the matter, and advance commitments placed against its late-night programming to increase 20% in the industry’s annual ... Read More »

Project OAR’s bid to standardize addressable TV advertising moves into phase two

This article is part of the Digiday Video Briefing, which features must-reads, confessionals and key market stats. To receive the Digiday Video Briefing, please subscribe. Three months after Project OAR, a TV advertising industry group effort to open up addressable TV advertising, was announced, the consortium has a working prototype and more members, including official support from advertising agencies. Now comes ... Read More »

Will Addressable Advertising Stave Off A Decline In Television Ad Spending?

E-marketer.com reports that digital advertising has grown to account for over half of all advertising expenditures, while spending on traditional media as a whole has declined. Television has remained essentially flat since 2014 but still accounts for $70 billion, or just over 30% of total advertising spending. As this trend is expected to continue over the next few years, traditional television’s share ... Read More »

BE Exclusive: Creativity at test as FSSAI pushes new advertising norms

How far one can go with creative advertising when getting ‘hurt’ becomes a new normal? The recent ad campaign by Surf Excel on Holi celebrations saw a huge backlash after Twitteritis went all out criticising the ‘misleading’ ad causing ‘hurt’. The ad later disappeared silently. Creating successful advertising campaigns under the regulatory framework was already difficult with brand ambassadors even facing prosecution ... Read More »

‘With evolving consumer demand, role of advertising has altered dynamically’

Changing consumer patterns have advertisers worried. With consumers being in control of the media they consume and how they consume it, advertisers are forced to adapt to the changing media environment. The time has come to explore options beyond traditional advertising, maintained industry experts at The Indian Society of Advertisers’ (ISA) Conference. Sunil Kataria, CEO, India & SAARC, Godrej Consumer ... Read More »

How To Save Advertising – Fewer Decisions Based On Bean Counting

Ami Hasan originally studied architecture but later switched to advertising and he is one of the few advertising people who have successfully worked as an Art Director, copywriter, account director, Creative Director, managing director and chairman. During his entrepreneurial career of about 20 years he has started two creative agencies and later sold them to big multinational advertising companies. He sat ... Read More »