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'Money Heist' actor Miguel Herrán spotted in 2015 Gaana ad

07 Aug 2020

'Money Heist' actor Miguel Herrán spotted in 2015 Gaana ad

Did you know that you would have seen Miguel Herrán much before obsessing over his character in Money Heist?

YouTube launches 'Video Builder' to help businesses create ads

15 Apr 2020

YouTube launches 'Video Builder' to help businesses create ads

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have started using video as a way to interact with their teams as well as customers.

Channel removes LGBTQ+ ad after Conservative backlash; invites more backlash

16 Dec 2019

Channel removes LGBTQ+ ad after Conservative backlash; invites more backlash

Recently, the Hallmark Channel aired a commercial with a same-sex couple. The broadcast commercial was for a wedding-planning company called Zola featuring a lesbian wedding where the two brides kiss.

Facebook accused of running misleading ads about HIV prevention

12 Dec 2019

Facebook accused of running misleading ads about HIV prevention

Facebook's ad policies have been in question for all the wrong reasons.

Father helps transgender son shave in emotional new Gillette ad

30 May 2019

Father helps transgender son shave in emotional new Gillette ad

For far too long, popular brands with wider male customer bases have marketed products by catering to toxic masculinity.

Akshay tops celeb endorsements; Khans don't feature in top 5

28 May 2019

Akshay tops celeb endorsements; Khans don't feature in top 5

For decades, the Khans of Bollywood- Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan- have maintained being at the top of the industry. However, the mighty Khans have recently been dethroned in terms of brand endorsements by Akshay Kumar.

Soon, Google apps will start showing more ads: Here's why

15 May 2019

Soon, Google apps will start showing more ads: Here's why

In a bid to boost its advertising revenue, Google has decided to place more ads in its mobile products.

#CreepAlert: Tech companies earn using your 'voodoo doll', says ex-Googler

03 May 2019

#CreepAlert: Tech companies earn using your 'voodoo doll', says ex-Googler

A number of conglomerates, including Google and Facebook, follow an advertising-based revenue model; they sell your information to brands serving ads through their web-based products.

Watch out! Invisible ads can consume your phone's battery, data

23 Mar 2019

Watch out! Invisible ads can consume your phone's battery, data

If your phone is eating a lot of battery or consuming too much data, there is a good chance that your device might be infected from certain hidden ads.

Watch: Lionel Messi's incredible trick shot leaves Twitter in awe

09 Feb 2019

Watch: Lionel Messi's incredible trick shot leaves Twitter in awe

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is one of the greatest players to have graced the sport.

Social media political ad spending expected to touch Rs. 12,000cr

23 Jan 2019

Social media political ad spending expected to touch Rs. 12,000cr

2019 being an election year, social media platforms are set for a major rise in revenue as experts believe that advertising expenditure on social media will see a rise of 150% compared to the previous general election year, 2014.

Google will now help track money spent on political ads

23 Jan 2019

Google will now help track money spent on political ads

With India gearing up for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Google, on Tuesday, announced a new policy to promote "transparency" in online political advertisements.

This Russian start-up will put billboards in space by 2021

19 Jan 2019

This Russian start-up will put billboards in space by 2021

After a cherry-red sports car and disco ball, billboards are set to go into space.

French-court finds ad, showing woman tied to track, 'completely fine'

24 Nov 2018

French-court finds ad, showing woman tied to track, 'completely fine'

Advertisements have been shaping our attitudes since the early 1900s and controversial ads play a big role in that.

Alyque Padamsee, popular theater and advertising personality, dies

17 Nov 2018

Alyque Padamsee, popular theater and advertising personality, dies

Alyque Padamsee, the popular advertising and theater personality died on Saturday, reports said. He was 90 years old.

Google Chrome has a new plan to stop shady ads

06 Nov 2018

Google Chrome has a new plan to stop shady ads

In a bid to tackle shady online practices, Google is planning to introduce a new set of blocking tools into Chrome.

#GoLocal: HP's Diwali advertisement is making people cry and smile

05 Nov 2018

#GoLocal: HP's Diwali advertisement is making people cry and smile

With Diwali just around the corner, brands are tapping on the festive flavor with advertisements of all kinds taking over media.

You'll soon start seeing ads on WhatsApp: Details here

01 Nov 2018

You'll soon start seeing ads on WhatsApp: Details here

In what might come as a disappointment to many WhatsApp users, as well as WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton, the messaging platform is getting ready to serve advertisements to users around the world.

Here's how Huawei trolled Samsung, Apple for slowing down phones

29 Oct 2018

Here's how Huawei trolled Samsung, Apple for slowing down phones

Last week, Samsung and Apple were slapped with heavy fines for reportedly slowing down some of their smartphones.

#BreakKeBaad: Ranveer Singh is back with another dim-witted Ching's ad

28 Oct 2018

#BreakKeBaad: Ranveer Singh is back with another dim-witted Ching's ad

Indian advertisements and irrationality have often gone hand in hand. No, Complan didn't make me taller, stronger or sharper and Tide didn't give 'chamakti safedi'.

WhatsApp is working on bringing ads to its iOS app

29 Sep 2018

WhatsApp is working on bringing ads to its iOS app

According to reliable leaker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is already working to implement ads on its iOS app.

Facebook accused of allowing bias against women in job ads

19 Sep 2018

Facebook accused of allowing bias against women in job ads

Facebook is once again embroiled in a controversy after it was accused of giving employers a powerful tool to discriminate against women seeking work.

Annoyed by Facebook ads? This browser extension can help

18 Aug 2018

Annoyed by Facebook ads? This browser extension can help

In what seems like a long-awaited challenge to Facebook's data collection and ad targeting practices, some Mozilla Fellows have come up with an extension that makes it significantly more difficult for Facebook to categorize you.

Illegal-hoarding drive: Karnataka HC slams top-cop for BBMP officials' assault

04 Aug 2018

Illegal-hoarding drive: Karnataka HC slams top-cop for BBMP officials' assault

"Hooliganism has to be the last thing in Bengaluru," thundered Karnataka HC Chief justice yesterday, while taking serious note on the attack on BBMP workers and officials who were removing illegal hoardings in Ramamurthynagar on Thursday.

Bihar shelter-home: NGO-owner's newspaper got govt ads worth Rs. 30L

31 Jul 2018

Bihar shelter-home: NGO-owner's newspaper got govt ads worth Rs. 30L

The probe into the Muzaffarpur shelter sexual abuse case has led to more skeletons tumbling out of accused Brajesh Thakur's closet.

Kalyan Jewellers withdraws controversial Big B ad, apologizes to bankers

23 Jul 2018

Kalyan Jewellers withdraws controversial Big B ad, apologizes to bankers

Kalyan Jewellers, on Sunday, apologized for their advertisement which showed bank employees in a bad light and said the clip has been pulled down from all media platforms.

Shweta Bachchan shoots an advertisement with daddy dearest Big B

22 May 2018

Shweta Bachchan shoots an advertisement with daddy dearest Big B

Shweta Bachchan, who has always shied away from the camera, is finally making her acting debut.

Shocking! Modi government spent Rs. 4,346 crore in publicity hitherto

15 May 2018

Shocking! Modi government spent Rs. 4,346 crore in publicity hitherto

An RTI response has revealed that after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, the Central government has spent a whooping Rs. 4,346 crore on publicity alone.

I-T department names, shames 24 tax defaulters through newspaper ads

30 Mar 2018

I-T department names, shames 24 tax defaulters through newspaper ads

The income tax department on Thursday advertised in several national dailies a pan-India list of 24 defaulting individuals/companies who collectively owe it taxes worth Rs. 490 crore and have either reported inadequate assets or gone untraceable.

Apple uses RD Burman's music in new iPhone X commercial

22 Mar 2018

Apple uses RD Burman's music in new iPhone X commercial

All Bollywood buffs were in for a surprise when they saw the latest iPhone X commercial.

In 2017, Google removed 3.2 billion ads, 700k mobile apps

16 Mar 2018

In 2017, Google removed 3.2 billion ads, 700k mobile apps

According to Google's latest annual "bad ads" report, the company's ads team removed 3.2 billion "bad ads" in 2017. Notably, this is an increase of 88 percent from 2016, when Google removed 1.7 billion "bad ads."

Watch: Samsung's tribute to queer women in new Oscars ad

05 Mar 2018

Watch: Samsung's tribute to queer women in new Oscars ad

Have you watched Samsung Galaxy's new ad 'Make It Yours'?

Is Google's new Chrome adblocking feature too self-serving?

16 Feb 2018

Is Google's new Chrome adblocking feature too self-serving?

Star signs 11 IPL sponsors for the 2018 IPL edition

15 Feb 2018

Star signs 11 IPL sponsors for the 2018 IPL edition

In its first set of sponsor associations, Star India has already signed 11 brands despite a steep hike in ad rates compared to last year.

Bye-bye ads! Google Chrome's integrated ad blocker to go live

15 Feb 2018

Bye-bye ads! Google Chrome's integrated ad blocker to go live

As of today, Google is firing up an integrated ad blocker in Chrome in a bid to combat what it calls 'intrusive' ads.

Pierce Brosnan given show-cause notice over pan masala ad

14 Feb 2018

Pierce Brosnan given show-cause notice over pan masala ad

The Delhi government sent Hollywood actor Pierce Brosnan a show-cause notice on Monday demanding an explanation for featuring in an Indian pan masala brand's advert.

Facebook bans cryptocurrency, ICO ads to ensure greater user security

31 Jan 2018

Facebook bans cryptocurrency, ICO ads to ensure greater user security

Facebook has banned advertisements related to cryptocurrency, binary options and initial coin offerings (ICOs), calling them misleading.

IKEA wants women to pee on its ad. Here's why

12 Jan 2018

IKEA wants women to pee on its ad. Here's why

Known for quirky ads, IKEA has come up with arguably its most controversial yet.

Celebs endorsing misleading ads to be banned for 3 years

06 Jan 2018

Celebs endorsing misleading ads to be banned for 3 years

In a bid to intensify the crackdown on false and misleading advertisements and protect consumers from being misled, the government has introduced the new, tougher Consumer Protection Bill in Lok Sabha.

Dear I&B Ministry, not every condom ad is vulgar

13 Dec 2017

Dear I&B Ministry, not every condom ad is vulgar

At a time when the noise around condom use should be louder than ever, the I&B Ministry silenced it completely.