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Turkey: "We Need Internet Censorship, Because Violence Against Women"

BY Jessica McKenzie | Thursday, February 13 2014

A controversial anti-Internet freedom ad from Turkey

The draconian Internet legislation that was working its way through the Turkish government in January passed February 5. To coincide with the new legislation, the Turkish government launched a disturbing advertising campaign that seems to equate a free and open internet with violence. The accompanying picture is of a woman with a bruised eye.

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Will Online Political Targeting Generate a Voter Backlash?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, August 7 2012

A recent study finds an overwhelming majority of Americans do not want targeted political advertising, but industry insiders dismiss the results. They say that unlike broadcast or direct mail, their ads are delivered anonymously. They're missing another difference: With Internet advertising, the viewer can talk back. And they may be ignoring this at their peril. Read More

Vodafone Egypt Slammed for Revolutionary Video

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, June 3 2011

Vodafone Egypt is getting blowback over a unreleased advertising trailer that humblebrags about its role in the Egyptian uprising. ( "We didn't send people to the streets, we didn't start the revolution … We only ... Read More

A Tool, Now In Alpha, To Crowd-Hack Advertising

BY Nick Judd | Monday, November 29 2010

Imagine a world where you and 1,000 of your closest friends could chip in to buy a television spot for the cause of your choice. That's the goal of LoudSauce, a website that wants to be a Kickstarter for traditional ... Read More

We the Ad Buyers: Spare Change Against Chuck Grassley

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, October 21 2010

The always-thinking organizers at the Progressive Campaign Change Committee and Democracy for America are trying a one-two old media-new media punch in their bid to bring down Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley. Read More

Using Google Mobile Advertising to Catch Voters Waiting at the Polls

BY Colin Delany | Monday, August 30 2010

Cross-published from Epolitics.com Update: See also Kate Kaye's earlier coverage at ClickZ. Politico's Morning Tech column has highlighted a clever use of mobile advertising in last week's Florida primaries: As the ... Read More

The Online Political Advertising Trinity: Google, Facebook...and AOL?

BY Colin Delany | Wednesday, August 18 2010

Cross-published from Epolitics.com Maybe not yet, but AOL would certainly like political professionals to start thinking that way -- with Google monopolizing search advertising and Facebook dominating the social space, ... Read More

Clinton Web Ads Dry Up as Obama Showers Texas and Ohio with Video Ads

BY Kate Kaye | Friday, February 29 2008

Senator Barack Obama wants voters in Texas and Ohio to vote early, and his campaign is running huge video-enabled billboard ads to promote the convenient option. Yet, despite a desperate need to beat her Democratic ... Read More

Primary Season Signals Adoption of Online Ads by Political Campaigns

BY Kate Kaye | Monday, February 25 2008

Media coverage of 2008 presidential campaigning on the Web has been dominated by talk of social networking, blogs, viral video, and other tough-to-track social media phenomena. No campaign staffer worth his salt would ... Read More