• Oct 22- Advertising company Interpublic Group of Cos Inc reported an 8.3 percent rise in third-quarter revenue, helped by higher ad spending by U.S. businesses. Interpublic, whose agencies include McCann Erickson and FCB, said revenue rose to $1.84 billion in the three months ended Sept. 30 from $1.70 billion a year earlier. Net income available to common...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 21- Yahoo Inc reported a modest increase in revenue during the third quarter, exceeding lackluster Wall Street targets, as the Internet company's online display advertising business continued to struggle. Yahoo's revenue growth has stalled in recent years as its once-hot Web portal and email service have lagged rivals such as Google Inc...

  • Oct 21- Online search and advertising company Yahoo Inc is in talks to buy digital video advertising service provider BrightRoll for around $700 million, tech blog TechCrunch reported. Term sheets have been signed and the price, if the deal is completed, looks likely to be in the region of $700 million- $725 million, the blog reported, without citing sources.

  • Oct 21- Omnicom Group Inc said it was on track to exceed its full-year organic revenue growth target, thanks to increased advertising by U.S. businesses. Omnicom, whose $35 billion merger with France's Publicis Groupe SA was called off in May, forecast full-year organic revenue growth of around 4 percent in February. Omnicom's clients include Apple Inc,...

  • Yahoo in talks to buy ad firm BrightRoll: Report Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 10:29 AM ET
    Yahoo Inc. in talks to buy BrightRoll.

    Yahoo is in talks to buy multi-platform ad company BrightRoll for somewhere between half a billion and a billion dollars, according to TechCrunch.

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. ad spending boosts Omnicom third quarter Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    Oct 21- Omnicom Group Inc, the No. 1 U.S. advertising company, reported quarterly revenue and profit above analysts' expectations, boosted by higher ad spending in the United States. Omnicom, whose merger with France's Publicis Groupe SA was aborted in May, said revenue rose 7.4 percent to $3.75 billion in the third quarter while ad revenue rose 12.5 percent.

  • Oct 21- Omnicom Group Inc, the No. 1 U.S. advertising company, reported a 7.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue, boosted by higher ad spending by businesses in North America. Revenue rose to $3.75 billion in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from $3.49 billion a year earlier. Net income available for common shareholders rose to $239.5 million, or 95 cents per share, from...

  • BOSTON, Oct 20- The $108 billion Fidelity Contrafund continues to have a big appetite for Facebook Inc's stock, adding to its position in the social media company during the third quarter and praising its mobile ad revenue growth and "visionary management." The fund, which is the largest mutual fund owner of Facebook, disclosed adding to its position in its...

  • Google's weakening ad revenue growth hides rising stars Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:32 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 16- Google Inc's decelerating advertising business is masking the stellar growth of significant but little-noticed business components such as sales of digital music, software and mobile devices. On Thursday, Google reported weakening growth in ad volumes in the third quarter, fanning worries on Wall Street about the Internet company's...

  • Idea behind HubSpot     Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    Brian Halligan, HubSpot CEO, discusses how their software platform functions and helps customers create content and get new leads through the Internet.

  • Big media investor's top picks     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    Chris Marangi, Gabelli Funds, provides perspective on Starboard's bid for RealD, and shares his top media plays.

  • Future vision of advertising     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    Advertising agencies are leveraging the power of the mobile phone to provide information to customers. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports wherever you are, you could be targeted with personalized ads.

  • PARIS, Oct 2- Ad agency Publicis has kept hold of a major contract with Samsung Electronics, a person familiar with the matter said, calming worries it would lose a client analysts said brought in some 70 million euros last year. Publicis shares were down 0.8 percent at 1531 GMT on Thursday, amid losses across European markets on statements from the European...

  • Ads in the future will get IN your face Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    Ad tech company Blippar enables smartphones to bring ordinary objects to life.

    Instead of being an annoyance, advertising in 25 years will feel more like content you'll want to watch, read or interact with.

  • Advertising's social media push     Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    Miles Nadal, MDC Partners chairman & CEO, weighs in on Facebook's new ad platform and whether it is likely to become a game changer.

  • Miles Nadal, MDC Partners chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on brand associations with the National Football League.

  • Yellow Pages: Making small biz big     Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Discussing the transition of Yellow Pages into the digital age and competition in the mobile ad space with, David Krantz, YP CEO.

  • EBay-PayPal divorce makes sense: Case     Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    Steve Case, Revolution chairman & CEO, and Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray analyst, share their thoughts on eBay's separation from PayPal.

  • Oculus: Facebook's virtual reality     Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray analyst, reveals what he would like the Facebook team to focus on next.

  • Atlas: Facebook's direct challenge to Google     Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray analyst, provides prospective on Facebook's new advertising plan as the stock hits an all-time high.