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  • Omar hits out at Idea pashmina shawls ad, says it's misleading 21-04-2014 11:36 AM

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has accused Idea Cellular of fooling people through its 'no fooling' advertisement. Pointing out an ad on a Kahmiri handicraft salesman, Omar has said that the ad is misleading as the pashmina shawls are not supposed to pass a ring test...
  • Individuals cannot give advertisements against party, candidates: EC 15-04-2014 07:27 PM

    A person not associated with a political party or not contesting elections is barred from giving advertisements on TV and radio against any party as it would indirectly benefit its political rivals. The Election Commission on Tuesday cited its 2004 order saying that advertisements by a person other than a...
  • Google updates terms of service to clarify that Gmail emails are scanned to serve ads 15-04-2014 06:33 AM

    Google updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analysed by software to create targeted ads. The revisions more explicitly spell out the manner in which Google software scans users' emails, both when messages are stored on Google's servers and when...
  • No political advertisement on government buildings: EC 13-04-2014 08:14 PM

    Chandigarh: The Election Commission has decided that no advertisement of political nature shall be allowed on any building or space owned by the government or public sector bodies even if the space has been rented out to private contractors. The communique has been received in response to a complaint forwarded...
  • US Internet ad revenue surpasses broadcast TV for the first time 11-04-2014 11:22 AM

    New York: For the first time, US Internet advertising revenue has surpassed that of broadcast television thanks to sharp growth in mobile and digital video ads. That's according to a report from the Interactive Advertising Bureau, which said Thursday that Internet advertising revenue rose 17 per cent to a record...
  • Cost of BJP's advertisements more than Jharkand budget, alleges Hemant Soren 09-04-2014 08:21 AM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister and JMM leader Hemant Soren on Tuesday claimed that the amount spent by BJP on media advertisements was more than that of the state's annual budget. "The BJP has spent over Rs 25,000 crore on its media advertisement while Jharkhand's annual budget is around Rs 15,000 crore,"...
  • PM race reaches Delhi Metro as Rahul, Modi posters vie for attention 04-04-2014 11:36 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress has also joined the advertisement war with the BJP on Delhi Metro. A week after the BJP launched its election war by putting up 3400 posters of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi inside the train coaches, the Congress has also put up over 1000 posters...
  • Congress fumes over Gujarat government's advertisement 03-04-2014 11:05 PM

    Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Arjun Modhwadia on Thursday slammed the state government for its advertisement on revised rates of premium on agricultural insurance to be paid by farmers, terming it "misleading" and "anti farmer". "As per the advertisement published in newspapers today, there is an unusual increase in...
  • LS polls: BJP puts up 3,400 posters in Delhi Metro, Congress trails 01-04-2014 11:47 AM

    New Delhi: For the first time, the Delhi Metro has become an advertising ground for the political parties with BJP racing ahead of its rivals, including Congress, by putting 3,400 posters inside the train coaches so far. While BJP has already put up the posters carrying its Prime Ministerial candidate...
  • Dhoni pays Rs 20 crore income tax in 2013-14 28-03-2014 05:25 PM

    Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has paid Rs 20 crore income tax in 2013-14 to retain his pole position as the highest individual tax payer in the Bihar and Jharkhand region, a senior Income Tax official said on Friday. Dhoni has paid an income tax worth Rs 20 crore...
  • Twitter to launch app-install ads: Report 28-03-2014 03:32 PM

    Bangalore: Twitter plans to release a mobile-advertising product in the next few weeks that will allow app-makers to encourage downloads of their software, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter. The format will lead users to the advertiser's page in a mobile app store where they can download the...
  • Facebook rolls out video ads, will review video spots for creative quality 14-03-2014 06:46 AM

    San Francisco: Facebook will allow more marketers to run video advertisements on its website, provided the world's No.1 social network deem them to be of high-enough quality. Facebook and social media rivals like Twitter are increasingly trying to grab a slice of lucrative TV-marketing budgets as they try to sustain...
  • SC refuses to hear PIL against government ads 03-03-2014 03:16 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a PIL for framing guidelines to regulate advertisements given by the government to project its achievements, saying that election is round the corner and the timing is not appropriate to hear such a plea. A bench headed by Chief Justice...
  • DAVP asks for withdrawal of 'Bharat Nirman' advertisements by Monday 01-03-2014 07:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) asked for the withdrawal of 'Bharat Nirman' advertisements from Monday. The advertisements showcase the work done by the UPA government in the last 10 years. Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, these advertisements assume huge significance and are a means...
  • Watch: SOS Mayday conducted a social experiment to see if strangers would help a boy shivering in the cold at a bus stop in Norway 22-02-2014 12:46 PM

    Would you give your jacket, gloves, scarf or anything warm to protect a random child from shivering in the cold? That's the theme of SOS Mayday's recent ad campaign. The viral ad, which has been viewed more than eight million times, features an 11-year-old boy sitting on a bus stop...
  • Mozilla to start selling ads on Firefox browser 13-02-2014 08:38 AM

    San Francisco: Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox Internet browser, will start selling ads as it tries to grab a larger slice of the fast-expanding online advertising market. The company said in a blog posting on Tuesday that it has reached out to potential corporate sponsors about its fledgling "Directory...
  • TWTW: Cyrus takes on Congress over its ad commercials ahead of polls 09-02-2014 12:09 PM

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes a jibe at the Congress over the slew of advertisements the party has released ahead of Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Lokpal advertisement not against rules: Manmohan Singh to Arun Jaitley 29-01-2014 06:24 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured BJP leader Arun Jaitley that the recent advertisements inviting applications for posts of Lokpal chairman and members have not flouted any rule and these was brought out to ensure that the ombudsman is established at the earliest. Responding to a letter by the Leader...
  • Congress's new campaign inspired by Narendra Modi? 24-01-2014 09:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday was left embarrassed after its new campaign was found to have been inspired by a two-year-old BJP campaign. The advertisement which appeared in Friday's national dailies featuring Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has resemblance to a tagline used by BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra...
  • No more ads which threaten of TV going blank in absence of STB 24-01-2014 05:58 PM

    New Delhi: Government has decided to junk advertisements which told consumers that their TV screens would go blank if they do not buy Set Top Boxes before the deadline for Digitisation and would instead try to convince the viewers of benefits of converting to the new system. I&B minister Manish...
  • At 78, Dharmendra bags endorsement deal 20-12-2013 04:44 PM

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Dharmendra has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Okaya Power Group, an inverter and UPS battery manufacturer. The 78-year-old, who has been part of films like 'Sholay', 'Phool Aur Patthar', and 'Satyakam', was also honoured with Okaya lifetime achievement award Thursday at the event here. "I...
  • Dekh Le: Men who shamelessly ogle at women must watch this 18-12-2013 05:39 PM

    Whether they are in a bus/train, on roads or at a plush eating joint, women can never feel safe. Men ogle, whistle, pass derogatory remarks and do virtually everything to harass their female counterparts. In a bid to spread the message about women empowerment, Whistling Woods International has come up...
  • Twitter to now serve ads based on users' browsing history 06-12-2013 06:12 AM

    San Francisco: Twitter will begin showing ads to users based on their browsing history, it said on Thursday, becoming the latest Internet company to employ the controversial but increasingly widespread tracking technology. Twitter's new advertising feature allows marketers to use cookies - small files planted in Web surfers' computers that...
  • Gone Viral: Pantene's new commercial condemns gender stereotypes 30-11-2013 10:38 AM

    There is no denying the fact that television commercials have often been used to reinforce gender stereotypes that exist in our society. While many feel these advertisements are safe, there are those who condemn such commercials for sending out a wrong message to the masses. Pantene Philippines' new commercial, which...
  • How Samsung's multi-billion marketing splurge isn't delivering desired results 28-11-2013 06:51 AM

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics is expected to spend around $14 billion - more than Iceland's GDP - on advertising and marketing this year, but it doesn't always get value for money. The outlay buys the South Korean technology giant publicity in TV and cinema ads, on billboards, and at sports and...
  • Delhi polls: Rs 9 crore spent by Congress, BJP, AAP on radio ads 20-11-2013 09:57 AM

    New Delhi: Out of nearly Rs 15 crore spent by the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party for Delhi elections so far, almost Rs 9 crore has been spent only on radio advertisements. CNN-IBN finds out why political parties are using this medium so extensively. Nearly 10 million...
  • MP CM Chouhan serves Rs 10 crore defamation notice to Sonia Gandhi 18-11-2013 10:34 AM

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has served a Rs 10 crore defamation notice to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and State Congress President Kanti Lal Bhuria. The defamation notice has been served on a Congress advertisement on corruption in the Shivraj Singh Chouhan family. The ad says, "A...
  • Google's emotional 'Reunion' ad a hit in both India and Pakistan 16-11-2013 06:12 AM

    Mumbai: An emotional advertisement for Google's search engine has become a hit in India and Pakistan by surprisingly invoking a searing and traumatic period in the shared history of the South Asian archrivals. Officially debuting on television Friday, the commercial already has been viewed more than 1.6 million times on...
  • Google's viral 'Reunion' ad reignites hope for easier Indo-Pak visas 15-11-2013 04:49 PM

    Islamabad: The latest advertisement by Google depicts two elderly friends who reunite for the first time after the partition of India and Pakistan, capturing the entire process in less than four minutes. If only it were that simple in reality. For several people across the border, this is a dream...