• Coke cuts ties with 'American Idol' after 13 years Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    American Idol judge Paula Abdul, center, is joined by Coke executives Javier Benito, left, and Don Knauss, at the introduction of Coca-Cola new C2 cola May 24, 2004 in Los Angeles.

    Coca-Cola is dropping its sponsorship of Fox's "American Idol" show after a partnership spanning 13 years, Variety reported.

  • Auto dealer chain to pay fine for deceptive ads Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    IOWA CITY, Iowa— A family-owned chain of automobile dealerships located in Iowa, Montana and South Dakota will pay a $360,000 civil penalty for running misleading ads, federal regulators announced Friday. The complaint named Billion dealerships in Iowa City, Clive and Sioux City, Iowa; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Billings, Montana. Their ads routinely reach...

  • Harvard prof had another food fight: Report Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 8:56 AM ET
    Benjamin Edelman in 2005

    Harvard's Benjamin Edelman, who apologized for an email blitz over a $4 overcharge, had a previous fight with another eatery, Boston.com reports.

  • Instagram cashes in on ad biz  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks to Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom about their decision to ramp up their photo and video advertising business.

  • Instagram now has more users than Twitter: CEO Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom at Instagram Direct unveiling in December 2013.

    Instagram now has more than 300 million users, sharing more than 70 million photos every day, and an average of 2.5 billion daily "likes."

  • Discovery still figuring out advertising  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber spoke to David Zaslav, Discovery Communications president and CEO, about advertising environment in media and the company's buyback strategy.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Almost one-fourth of video ads and 11 percent of display ads are viewed by fake consumers created by cyber crime networks seeking to take a chunk of the billions of dollars spent on digital advertising, according to a new research report released on Tuesday. The study, by digital security firm White Ops and the Association of National Advertisers,...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 8- JCDecaux SA, the world's biggest outdoor advertising group, is exploring a bid for the European advertising assets of U.S. rival Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc, according to people familiar with the matter. JCDecaux has met investment banks in recent weeks to appoint a financial advisor that will help put together an offer for Clear...

  • LONDON, Dec 8- Two leading forecasters of global advertising trends trimmed their predictions for growth in ad spending this year, due to a sharp slowdown in Russia and economic weakness in the euro zone. GroupM, owned by WPP, also trimmed its forecasts for 2014 growth to 3.9 percent, down from 4.5 percent, due to tougher than expected conditions in China, Brazil,...

  • Fans, check. TV deal, check. Are MLS profits next? Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 12:06 PM ET
    Los Angeles Galaxy’s Landon Donovan (10) shoots to score in the second half of a match against Real Salt Lake in Los Angeles, Nov. 9, 2014.

    Major League Soccer is, by some measures, very successful. The problem is that it doesn't make money.

  • Facebook's incredible ad advantage  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    Hany Nada, GGV Capital co-founder, discusses Mark Zuckerberg's comments about Apple and ad-supported services. Nada says Facebook's ad effectiveness is 10 times better than anyone else.

  • IPG CEO: Mergers aren't necessary  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    Michael Roth, Interpublic Group CEO, shares his thoughts on increasing shareholder value and delivering on performance.

  • IPG CEO: Digital vs. traditional ads  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    Michael Roth, Interpublic Group CEO, shares insight on the new age of advertising.

  • CNBC.com Hot List: HFT fight reignited  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 4:36 PM ET

    CNBC.com managing editor Allen Wastler, discusses three stories heating up on the web, including one high-frequency trading paper Wall Street is freaking out about.

  • As part of the settlement, Sony will stop making the inaccurate claims and will give people who had purchased the device either a $25 refund or $50 voucher to buy other games, the FTC said. Sony and its advertising company, Deutsch LA, had claimed inaccurately the console would enable consumers to play remotely and would allow them to begin a game on the PlayStation...


  • WASHINGTON, Nov 25- Sony Computer Entertainment has agreed to settle allegations that it misled consumers about features of its PlayStation Vita handheld gaming console, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. As part of the settlement, Sony will stop making the inaccurate claims and will give people who had purchased the device either a $25 refund or...

  • GoDaddy Super Bowl ad looks for some puppy love Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 12:16 PM ET
    Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, at Texas Motor Speedway on November 2, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.

    GoDaddy, once the Super Bowl's raciest advertiser, will be back in the Big Game with an ad featuring Danica Patrick and a puppy.

  • The discreet charm of the lingerie ad Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    Sex may not sell as well as A/B testing, according to lingerie dealer Adore Me.

  • AMC's strategy beyond 'Breaking Bad'  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan, discusses AMC's strategy and pipeline for future growth.