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  • *Mars, Coca-Cola, Nike, Adidas offer personalised products. BERLIN, Dec 11- Looking for a unique Christmas gift to wow friends or family? But big consumer brands, including major names like Coca-Cola, and Nike have latched on to personalised products because they seem to have a particular appeal to consumers known as "Millennials" in marketing speak.

  • *Mars, Coca-Cola, Nike, Adidas offer personalized products. BERLIN, Dec 11- Looking for a unique Christmas gift to wow friends or family? But big consumer brands, including major names like Coca-Cola, and Nike have latched on to personalized products because they seem to have a particular appeal to consumers known as "Millennials" in marketing speak.

  • New York advisory firm charged with defrauding investors Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:54 PM ET

    Dec 10- U.S. federal regulators charged a New York- based investment advisory firm and two co-owners with misleading clients into investing in a risky hedge fund. The Securities and Exchange Commission accused that Timothy Dembski and Walter Grenda of Reliance Financial Advisors misled clients who were retired or nearing retirement and living on fixed...

  • 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,...

  • 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,...

  • VANCOUVER, Nov 26- TransCanada Corp will not renew its contract with U.S. public relations company Edelman after a leaked pitch for a campaign against opponents of one of the Canadian pipeline operator's biggest projects drew heavy criticism. Edelman has been working with TransCanada on the communications strategy for the proposed C $12 billion Energy East...

  • 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...

  • FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION SETTLES WITH SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT, AD AGENCY REGARDING FALSE ADVERTISING OF PLAYSTATION VITA HANDHELD GAMING CONSOLE.

  • TORONTO, Nov 20- Canadian holiday retail sales are expected to be the strongest in three years, helped by lower unemployment, falling gasoline prices and weaker currency, but aggressive discounting could temper profits for retailers, industry analysts say. A report released on Thursday by consulting firm Colliers International forecast December sales will...

  • Nov 20- Indian outsourcing major Infosys Ltd's back-office services unit was overcharging Apple Inc, leading to the exit of top executives, two senior Infosys people said on Thursday. Infosys, India's second-largest IT services exporter, said on Tuesday it had fired Abraham Mathews, chief financial officer of its Infosys BPO unit, for failure to comply with the...

  • Indian retailers hobble as e-commerce race ahead Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 5:58 PM ET

    Indian retailers are struggling to keep up online as e-commerce garner large investments.

  • MUMBAI, Nov 18- The head of Future Group, one of India's largest and most established retailers, admits he can't keep up with web sites like Snapdeal and Flipkart when it comes to spending money to entice shoppers to buy online. Private investors have poured $2.3 billion into India's e-commerce companies so far this year, according to consulting firm Technopak,...

  • Nov 12- Google Inc said its DoubleClick online advertisement service was back up after suffering an outage on Wednesday. "Our team has worked quickly to fix the software bug and DFP is now back up and running, so our publisher partners can return to funding their content," a Google spokeswoman wrote in an email to Reuters. Gannett Co Inc, publisher of USA Today, tweeted: "...

  • Google's DoubleClick ad network suffers outage Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    Nov 12- Google Inc's DoubleClick online advertisement service suffered an outage affecting many websites around the world, according to a report on tech blog The Next Web. Gannett Co Inc, publisher of USA Today, tweeted: "Enjoy your ad-free experience on http://usatoday.com right now, brought to you by Google!" Google acquired DoubleClick in 2007..

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 10- The U.S. Postal Service was the victim of a cyber attack that may have compromised the personal information of more than 800,000 employees as well as data on customers who contacted its call center from January through mid-August. The employee information possibly accessed includes names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses,...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 10- The U.S. Postal Service reported a data breach on Monday that may have compromised personal information about its 500,000 employees as well as data on customers who contacted its call center from January through mid-August. The employee information possibly accessed includes names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses,...

  • Nov 9- Deal makers and private equity employees are expected to receive the biggest hikes in bonuses this year on Wall Street, according to a forecast by compensation consulting firm Johnson Associates. "A mixed bag of fortunes awaits Wall Street professionals this bonus season, despite a moderately positive year across the financial services industry," said...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 3- The U.S. Justice Department on Monday filed a lawsuit to block National CineMedia Inc's proposed $375 million acquisition of smaller rival Screenvision LLC, a deal that would significantly concentrate a niche advertising market. National CineMedia's shares were down 22 percent on Monday, after being halted prior to the Justice...

  • *Publicis aims to boost growth after failed Omnicom merger. The French group is hoping rapid growth in both North American and Internet advertising, which are far outpacing European and traditional ad formats, will help it catch up with sales gains at rivals such as WPP and Interpublic. Chief Executive Maurice Levy has blamed Publicis' recent poor performance...