February 28th, 2014 | E.J. Schultz | Ad Age
The packaged food industry today issued a tame public response to the federal government’s proposal to overhaul nutritional labeling. But the changes could prove costly for marketers, potentially leading to reformulations and new packaging formats, industry experts and lawyers say.Continue Reading...
February 28th, 2014 | Rachael Post | The Guardian
Today’s children grow up in world saturated with technology and advertising. Pictures of mothers’ bellies on Facebook begin a child’s social media profile. Coupons for diapers arrive before the baby comes home from the hospital. More than 90% of children under two have a digital footprint – an online presence such as photos and other personal identifiable information. This may begin before they are even born, according to research by AVG Technologies, a global security software company that sponsors the Child Internet Safety Summit in London.Continue Reading...
February 28th, 2014 | Jordan Graham | Boston Herald
The MBTA won’t be putting corporate names on stations anytime soon as only one bid for naming rights was filed by yesterday’s deadline, and it didn’t meet the minimum qualifications, officials said. “We have to figure out why it didn’t work this time,” said state Sen. Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford).
February 26th, 2014 | Conan Milner | Epoch Times
Pharmaceutical marketing has had a profound effect on America’s growing prescription drug appetite. Now regulators worry that advertising may cause consumers to miss the biggest risks.
February 26th, 2014 | Associated Press | The New York Times
RICHMOND, Va. — Several U.S. senators on Wednesday introduced a bill that would curb electronic cigarette marketing while the fast-growing industry awaits regulation by the Food and Drug Administration. The bill is co-sponsored by California Sen. Barbara Boxer, Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, both Democrats, and others. It would ban marketing to children based on standards set by the Federal Trade Commission and allow the agency to work with state attorneys general to enforce the ban on advertising. The battery-powered devices heat a liquid nicotine solution and create vapor that’s inhaled.Continue Reading...