Advertising and public relations

FILE - This July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Starting Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, Google will start using its Chrome browser to reshape the web by eradicating ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so happens that many of Google’s own ads will pretty much sail through its new filters. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
February 14, 2018 - 6:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On Thursday, Google will begin using its Chrome browser to eradicate ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so happens that many of Google's own most lucrative ads will sail through its new filters. The move, which Google first floated back in June, is...
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Spectators sport headwear shaped as curling stones as they watch the mixed doubles curling finals match against Canada and Switzerland at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
February 13, 2018 - 5:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — While gold medals aren't awarded a quarter of the way into a race, NBC says it is encouraged by how the viewing public has responded to the Winter Olympics from South Korea. NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus said Tuesday that ratings are exceeding the guarantees that NBC gave to its...
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FILE - This is a Thursday March 23, 2017 file photo of Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd speaks during a vigil in Trafalgar Square, London. The British government Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018 is unveiling new technology to remove extremist material from social media. It says that the system uses advanced machine learning to analyze the sound and visual components of videos for "subtle signals." That helps it determine whether the content could be Islamic State propaganda. The tool was revealed Tuesday by Home Secretary Amber Rudd and will be presented to tech companies in Silicon Valley. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth/file)
February 13, 2018 - 11:06 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government is unveiling new technology designed to remove extremist material from social media, amid mounting pressure on companies like Facebook and Twitter to do more to remove such content from their platforms. The software, developed by ASI Data Science with funding...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2017 file photo, Logan Paul speaks at the Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. YouTube has temporarily suspended all ads from Paul’s channels after what it calls a pattern of behavior unsuitable for advertisers. An email sent to Paul’s merchandise company for comment was not immediately answered Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP, File)
February 09, 2018 - 7:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube has temporarily suspended all ads from video star Logan Paul's channels after what it calls a pattern of behavior unsuitable for advertisers. In an emailed statement, YouTube said that the videos on Paul's channels are also "broadly damaging to the broader creator community...
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This photo provided by Hyundai shows a scene from the company's Super Bowl spot. For the 2018 Super Bowl, marketers are paying more than $5 million per 30-second spot to capture the attention of more than 110 million viewers. (Hyundai via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 12:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the ads of the 2018 Super Bowl (all times Eastern Time): 10:45 p.m. The Giants won the Super Bowl. Not really, but Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. stole the show with an NFL ad in which the two perform the choreography from the movie "Dirty Dancing" — complete with...
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This photo provided by PepsiCo shows Peter Dinklage in a scene from the company's Doritos Blaze Super Bowl spot. For the 2018 Super Bowl, marketers are paying more than $5 million per 30-second spot to capture the attention of more than 110 million viewers. (PepsiCo via AP)
February 04, 2018 - 6:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Get ready to ... chuckle gently. This year's Super Bowl ads feature celebrities galore and light humor. Marketers are trying their hardest to connect with viewers and entertain without offending. So Bill Hader will stack Pringles to create new flavors. Lexus will feature Marvel's...
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This photo provided by PepsiCo shows Peter Dinklage in a scene from the company's Doritos Blaze Super Bowl spot. For the 2018 Super Bowl, marketers are paying more than $5 million per 30-second spot to capture the attention of more than 110 million viewers. (PepsiCo via AP)
February 02, 2018 - 3:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Peyton Manning takes a family to Universal Parks & Resorts. Chris Pratt works out to get in shape to tout Michelob Ultra. Bill Hader takes a break on set to snack on some Pringles. This year's Super Bowl advertisers are minding their manners. They're trying hard to steer clear...
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This photo provided by Pringles shows a scene from a Pringles Super Bowl spot, featuring actors Bill Hader, left, and Sky Elobar. For the 2018 Super Bowl, marketers are paying more than $5 million per 30-second spot to capture the attention of more than 110 million viewers. (Rob Kalmbach/Pringles via AP)
January 29, 2018 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After a year of political and cultural upheaval, Super Bowl advertisers appear to be pulling back from themes of unity in favor of in-game stunts and ads that aim for the heart — and in some cases even lower. The stakes are high since a 30-second spot costs more than $5 million for...
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FILE - This Wednesday, May 10, 2017, file photo, shows the NBC logo at their television studios at Rockefeller Center in New York. Comcast’s NBC is airing both the Super Bowl and the Olympics in February 2018, a double-whammy sports extravaganza that the company expects to rake in $1.4 billion in ad sales, helping it justify the hefty costs it’s paying for these events. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 24, 2018 - 7:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast's NBC is airing both the Super Bowl and the Olympics in February, a double-whammy sports extravaganza that the company expects to yield $1.4 billion in ad sales, helping it justify the hefty price it's paying for both events. NBC is banking heavily on these sports events...
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FILE - This Monday, July 25, 2016, file photo shows Yahoo and Verizon logos on a laptop, in North Andover, Mass. Verizon is pushing further into sports streaming with a new NBA deal that will let Yahoo users watch some out-of-market games. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
January 17, 2018 - 3:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo users will be able to stream eight basketball games for free under a new deal with the NBA. Verizon, which owns Yahoo, is hoping to use sports to build a digital ad business to rival Facebook and Google. The company now lets anyone watch NFL games on a mobile Yahoo app; before...
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