Which advertisers are deceptive?


The Google News database contains ads that appear to be commercial advertising.For example, a Google search for “car advertising” can return thousands of ads that target the search for cars.But in reality, many of these ads are from companies who don’t want to be associated with any kind of commercial product.To make matters worse, many […]

When the ads vanished, starbucks stopped its advertising in Canada


A starbucks spokesperson said on Thursday that the company stopped selling advertising in the country, and that it was no longer selling any coffee in the market.Starbucks said that it has stopped selling its coffee products in Canada and has suspended its operations.It also said that the ad-sharing site Reddit would no longer allow advertising […]

The ad industry has a problem with advertising’s ‘native’ ads, writes Car Insurance’s Ben Lacey


It’s the second year in a row the industry has fallen short in its fight to get rid of its native ads.Advertising has been criticised for failing to deliver the promised value, or in some cases even the promise of the advertised product, and in some instances the product is just not as good as […]