The digital advertising space grew 16 percent last year compared to 2013 and totaled $49.5 billion in sales, according to an Interactive Advertising Bureau report released today. A key driver in that growth was the burgeoning mobile space, which the IAB found to have skyrocketed by 76 percent—from $7.1 billion in 2013 to $12.5 billion last year. Show More Summary
By now, the world has seen the clip of ESPN reporter Britt McHenry telling off (to put it politely) a woman who was working for Advanced Towing, an Arlington, Virginia company that had just towed McHenry’s car. McHenry’s tirade was so...Show More Summary
Horrible Yelp reviews, too.
Lots of publicity has come to DirecTV for its annoying, bizarre, hilarious or highly effective (you choose) television ads. Rob Lowe and his evil twins, alternating between those super-creepy, painfully awkward, or far less attractive versions of the actor, touted the benefits of cool DirecTV, compared with what the ads portray [...]
After assaults from "shy bladder" groups, cable companies, and the Better Business Bureau, the extremely effective ad campaign is finally being pulled.
Fans of Rob Lowe's hilarious DirecTV ad campaign, featuring lesser Lowe alter-egos, prepare to be disappointed -- they are no longer running. Is it all because Comcast complained about them? Not exactly. The Better Business Bureau'sShow More Summary
Better Business Bureau says popular ads should be yanked off the air as cable giant Comcast files complaint, but has DirecTV already won?
DirecTV is now getting bullied over those goofy Rob Lowe ads, which multiple Worst Company in America winner Comcast has formally complained about to the Better Business Bureau's National Advertising Division. Click To Continue Read...
The Better Business Bureau has asked DIRECTV to pull its ads featuring actor Rob Lowe over claims about the quality of the company's satellite television.
Whenever your rivals complain to the Council of Better Business Bureau’s National Advertising Division, one of two things are possible: Your ad is either really deceptive or it’s really effective. Comcast last year scored some points...Show More Summary
Comcast versus DirecTV: A feud that just took another twist. After complaints by Comcast, the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Better Business Bureau has just recommended that DirecTV should get rid of some claims in its infamous Rob Lowe commercials. You know the ads — where the handsome TV star dresses up as “Creepy […]
From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary There were 5.1 million job openings on the last business day of February, little changed from 5.0 million in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.......Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Show More Summary
Bills in Indiana and Arkansas meant to bolster religious freedom have ignited a national debate about the right of businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains why the conversation will not die down any time soon.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has finally turned its regulatory gaze to short-term lenders — think payday loan and automobile title loan companies — that build businesses around loans that can't be repaid. The bureau floated a potential rule last week that addresses the...
Rolfe Winkler and Brody Mullins, reporting for the WSJ: In a lengthy investigation, staffers in the FTC’s bureau of competition found evidence that Google boosted its own services for shopping, travel and local businesses by altering its ranking criteria and “scraping” content from other sites. Show More Summary
According to the Better Business Bureau, a lot of consumer complaints have yet to be settled.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over 40 million Americans relocate annually. Though no one keeps the exact counts of business moves, there's always a bunch on entrepreneurs admiring the greener grass at the other side. Art Petrosyan,...Show More Summary
If you search for Valve's profile on the Better Business Bureau's website you might be surprised to find that Valve has the lowest possible rating, an F. People are not happy with Valve's customer service, and the company knows it. But...Show More Summary
Not too long ago, I stumbled across a curious fact: Valve, maker of the world's biggest PC gaming service, was given an F by the Better Business Bureau. Other major gaming companies largely have A's. The culprit? Poor customer service. Read more...
Blake Burman has been named Washington correspondent for Fox Business, the network announced today. Burman replaces Rich Edson, who will move to Fox News as a correspondent, while remaining in the Washington bureau. Burman previously worked at Miami Fox affiliate WSVN, as a weekend anchor and reporter. Show More Summary