Advertising and public relations

FILE - In this April 15, 2018 file photo, Bologna's Simone Verdi celebrates after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between Bologna and Verona at the Renato Dall'Ara Stadium in Bologna, Italy. The Decreto Dignita, which was approved by Italy’s council of ministers on Monday, July 2, 2018, will come into effect on January 1, 2019, all advertising of gambling-related products and services will be banned, while sports clubs will also be prohibited from carrying sponsors from that industry. (Giorgio Benvenuti/ANSA via AP, file)
July 05, 2018 - 4:47 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italian soccer's top league has expressed "extreme worry" after the approval of a new decree that would see a blanket ban on any gambling-related advertising in Italy. The Decreto Dignita, which was approved by Italy's council of ministers on Monday, will come into effect on January 1...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2009, file photo, a sign on a building is shown at Google Inc. campus in Kirkland, Wash. Google has stopped accepting political ads in Washington on the same day changes to the state's campaign-finance reporting requirements and enforcement procedures take effect. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
June 07, 2018 - 2:17 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Google stopped accepting political ads in Washington state Thursday, the same day changes to the state's campaign-finance reporting requirements and enforcement procedures took effect. The company took action days after state Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued the company, along with...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2017, file photo, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at a news conference in Seattle. Ferguson is suing Google and Facebook, saying the companies failed to maintain information about political advertising as required by state law. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 04, 2018 - 7:47 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Monday sued Google and Facebook, saying the companies failed to maintain information about political advertising as required by state law. Washington law requires the companies to maintain information about buyers of political ads, the cost...
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Actress Candice Bergen attends a special screening of Paramount Pictures' "Book Club," hosted by The Cinema Society, at City Cinemas 123 on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)
May 16, 2018 - 9:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Glance at next season's schedule for CBS and you could be forgiven for wondering what decade it is. The network is adding remakes of 1980s series "Murphy Brown" and "Magnum, P.I." to a line-up that already includes blasts-from-the-past "Hawaii Five-0" and "MacGyver." CBS executives...
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 09, 2018 - 1:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — Google is suspending all advertising connected to Ireland's abortion referendum as part of moves to protect "election integrity," the company announced Wednesday. The move came a day after Facebook banned foreign-backed ads in the Irish campaign, amid global concerns about online...
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FILE- In this March 28, 2018, file photo, visitors take photos in front of the Facebook logo at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook reports earnings Wednesday, April 25. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 25, 2018 - 5:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook's troubles with Russian election meddlers , "fake news " and misused data have dominated headlines globally. But they don't seem to be affecting Facebook's bottom line, so far, as advertisers continue to flock to the service in droves. Facebook's revenue, which largely...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, visits the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Martin Sorrell is stepping down as chief executive of WPP, the world's largest advertising agency, following allegations of personal misconduct. Sorrell, who led WPP for the past 33 years, had been accused of misuse of company assets. He resigned in the evening of Saturday, April 14, 2018 after the investigation concluded. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)
April 16, 2018 - 6:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Shares in WPP, the world's biggest advertising company, have fallen as much as 5.6 percent amid speculation it will be broken up after the resignation of CEO Martin Sorrell. Sorrell, who built WPP into a conglomerate during his 33 years at the helm, stepped down after an investigation...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, visits the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Martin Sorrell is stepping down as chief executive of WPP, the world's largest advertising agency, following allegations of personal misconduct. Sorrell, who led WPP for the past 33 years, had been accused of misuse of company assets. He resigned in the evening of Saturday, April 14, 2018 after the investigation concluded. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)
April 15, 2018 - 7:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Martin Sorrell is stepping down as chief executive of WPP, the world's largest advertising agency, following allegations of personal misconduct. Sorrell, who built WPP into a global brand during his 33 years at the helm, had been accused of misusing company assets. He has denied any...
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FILE- In this March 29, 2018, file photo the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook made $40 billion in advertising revenue last year, second only to Google when it comes to its share of the global digital advertising market. Even with a recent decision to stop working with outside data brokers to help advertisers target ads based on things like offline purchases or credit history, this number is expected to grow sharply this year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 13, 2018 - 6:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to tailor a Facebook ad to a single user out of its universe of 2.2 billion, you could. Trying to pitch your boutique bed and breakfast to a 44-year-old "trendy mom" who lives in Seattle, leans conservative and is currently traveling in the Toronto area but hasn't booked...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 10, 2018 - 11:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's privacy scandal and Mark Zuckerberg's congressional testimony (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Discussion forum company Reddit issued its transparency report for 2017 during Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Senate appearance, saying it had found and banned 944...
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