Only about 5-10 million people are probably going to sign up for coverage on the new exchanges this year. So the insurers are going to spend about $50 per new costumer on advertising plus the hundreds of million the government is also spending on behalf of their outreach, exchange operation, and navigators. Money that would not be spent if we simply expanded public insurance to the uninsured.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:56 am|
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday August 7, 2013 3:50 pm|
If Bezos intends to wring those revenues out of online advertising — the only growing segment of the Post’s revenue stream — he’s going to come up against the Google monopoly.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday November 20, 2012 6:45 am|
With the dismaying foreclosure fraud settlement in the rear view mirror and happy days here again for the housing market (at least that’s what the analysts tell me), you’d be surprised to know that lenders continue to work their hardest to rip off their customers. Two regulators have opened an investigation into their deceptive marketing tactics
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday November 1, 2012 11:20 am|
Hollande was apparently not amused with this monopolistic high-handedness, and so today the French tax authorities filed a $1.3 billion dollar claim against Google to pressure them into a settlement, per France’s weekly Canard Enchaine.
|By: Allison Hantschel Monday May 28, 2012 8:00 pm|
Look, I get making money isn’t as easy in print as it once was, but I’ve been hearing “print is dead” for 30 years, and in the cases where that’s come to pass, it’s not because of the almighty Internet so much as it’s because of greed and stupidity.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday March 7, 2012 8:20 am|
I was somewhat dubious that this sponsor boycott of Rush Limbaugh for his days of misogynistic comments against Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke would be able to gain steam. But as of now, at least thirty-six advertisers have cancelled their ads for the show. Think Progress puts it at 39 advertisers. This includes large advertisers like Capital One.
|By: Teddy Partridge Friday November 25, 2011 5:20 pm|
Leave it to the Aussies to come up with the ad that LGBT activists have clamored for throughout all our fights with the fundie-bangelicals over our basic human right to marriage equality. Every time our own USA organizations launch a marriage equality advertising campaign, their ads focus on straight allies, supportive relatives of LGBT couples, or members of the political class: hardly ever do we see affected couples.
|By: Michael Whitney Friday August 27, 2010 2:45 pm|
Social news aggregator Reddit.com today agreed to host for free advertisements from marijuana advocacy group Just Say Now, after Conde Nast, the site’s parent company rejected all marijuana legalization display ads.
The Reddit community revolted to the censorship, with hundreds of users saying they’d turn on “ad blockers” to deny Reddit and Conde Nast ad revenue. After several hours of pressure from community members, Reddit issued a statement to its community and challenged its parent company’s decision.
|By: Michael Whitney Friday August 27, 2010 8:02 am|
Hot on the heels of Facebook censoring marijuana leafs in ads on the social network, and Google’s decision to accept and run nearly identical ads, a third major Internet site took a side on legalization ads.
Social news site Reddit, owned by publishing company Conde Nast, told Just Say Now that the site would not run any display advertising relating to marijuana legalization.
|By: emptywheel Thursday May 20, 2010 3:45 pm|
In yesterday’s Transportation Committee hearing, Rep. John Hall (D-NY) hammered BP American President Lamar McKay about something a number of others have, as well: the amount of money BP has spent on greenwashing of late. Sounds like Hall would like to prevent businesses from deducting such expenses in the future.