Many of the online testimonials you might read for dentists and other health professional can not only mislead, they can be illegal.
The New York Pop artist who turned dots into icons died 20 years ago.
When the United States was settled, nearly everyone was a farmer. Today only 2 percent of Americans live on farms, and many of us are illiterate about where food comes from or what kinds are healthy.
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Even though online influencers might not be overtly endorsing a product, advertisers will still pay a lot to have something featured, even subtly, in a post.
Visible minority consumers prefer advertising that features white models to advertising that feature models from other ethnic minority groups. Why?
Similar tactics are in play that were used in the UK in the 1950s and 1960s.
As soon as next year, TV ads in the UK that perpetuate gender stereotypes or mock those who don't conform to them will be banned. Should Australia follow suit?
It promises to be one of the brightest objects in the night sky once the Mayak satellite unfolds a giant pyramid reflector. But what is it going to do?
It turns out sex doesn't sell so well.
Online search ads are big business. Retailers have to work hard to compete for visibility in Google’s online searches as the company faces trouble in the European Union over its Shopping site.
The old adage that 'sex sells' is past its sell-by date, as consumers now sport a more socially-conscious mindset.
Seeing cheerful kids in fundraising pitches works better for some potential donors than others, research suggests. Nonprofits may want to tailor their appeals to different audiences because of that.
No wonder obesity is a tough public health issue for governments to deal with. Our research has uncovered a range of barriers to tackling it, some more obvious than others.
Who owns culture in the real-virtual world of augmented reality?
Junk food brands are blurring the line between advertising, entertainment and socialising.
When is the upcoming ban on early evening TV sports betting ads not a real ban? When it's a partial ban that ignores how real people watch sport.
Big cash infusions can give nonprofit journalism a much-needed boost. But the ailing news industry needs more consistent funding.
A host of spaces that were once immune to commercial intrusion – from parks to our friendships – are now being infiltrated by advertisers. Are we being enslaved by a 'merciless master'?
Many brands, particularly those from countries associated with poor production quality, attempt to disguise their origins.
The search engine's founders saw this one coming 20 years ago. So how should they react now?