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UK consumer group reveals junk food companies' misleading ad tactics

https://www.naturalnews.com/021204_junk_food_marketing.html

A new report by UK consumer group Which? ... The researchers found that the most popular marketing tactic, "viral marketing," uses the internet to encourage children to email branded messages to each other. "...

Sprite transgender ad proves there is a war on children’s hearts, minds and bodies

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-11-29-sprite-transgender-ad-war-on-for-children.html

Teenagers are already greatly influenced by the myriad messages they are bombarded with daily over social media. ... Someone please explain the ethical difference between an ad that promotes breast binding and an ad that promotes anorexia. "...

You are being conned: Former Big Food ad exec unveils marketing tricks used by food manufacturers that persuade you to “super-size it”

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-01-08-big-food-ad-exec-unveils-marketing-tricks-used-by-food-manufacturers.html

You are being conned: Former Big Food ad exec unveils marketing tricks used by food manufacturers that persuade you to “super-size it” Monday, January 08, 2018 by: Frances Bloomfield Advertising , badfood , badmedicine , Big Food , brainwashed , fast food , food , food supply , ingredients , junk food , nutrition , obesity , obesity crisis , obesity epidemic , persuasion , supersize portions - (Natural News ) Many believe in the saying “bigger is better”, and it’s this adage that ...

Is This the 1970s? Coca-Cola Claims It Doesn't Rot Teeth - Insists It's

https://www.naturalnews.com/026713_coca-cola_teeth_caffeine.html

Following a joint complaint by the Australian Dental Association, the Obesity Policy Coalition and the Parents Jury, the ACCC launched an investigation into the ad, eventually concluding that it constituted false and misleading advertising. As a result, Coke has been ordered to run a corrective ad in major newspapers of every major Australian city. "...

Sell vaccines like Coca-Cola: World Health Organization

https://www.naturalnews.com/051261_vaccine_industry_emotional_influence_world_health_organization.html

Key industry messages to the Working Group included the following:" - All that really matters is the power of the story. - Consumers care about benefits, not supporting facts. - Reason leads to conclusions, while emotion leads to action (i.e. change comes from feelings, not facts). - One big idea needs to drive the entire communications strategy. ... As its report optimistically stated: "Some of the messages that particularly resonated with the Working Group included focusing on ...

EXPOSED: Left-wing "fact checkers" are nothing more than sleazy censors of content they don't like

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-02-19-exposed-left-wing-fact-checkers-are-nothing-more-than-sleazy-censors-of-content-they-dont-like.html

Marsha Blackburn’s Senate campaign team over concerns that the ad may offend some viewers. ... Not long after the campaign ad was published on Twitter, a representative for the social media giant reached out to Blackburn’s team and explained that the ad’s reference to fetal tissue was “deemed an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction.” "...

Google executive admits search engine suppresses "right-wing" advertising

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-10-22-google-executive-says-search-engine-suppresses-right-wing-advertising.html

“You can offer free credits, free advertising credits, to Democratic parties for advertising,” Amaduzzi is seen stating. Using the “Trust and Safety” team, Google can also specifically target Republicans to prevent their messages from reaching the platform. "...

Obamacare computer code riddled with typos, Latin filler text, desperate programmer comments and disastrous architecture

https://www.naturalnews.com/042428_obamacare_exchange_javascript_critical_errors.html

Bizarre error messages also found in Obamacare code Error messages written into the code leave no doubt that the people who wrote the code are masters of chaos and confusion. ... For example, the Javascript file loaded for each user transfers all error messages, form field messages and front-end error messages from the server to the user's browser repeatedly for each cultural language supported by the system. "...

Is McDonald's stalking children online?

https://www.naturalnews.com/036976_mcdonalds_children_privacy_violations.html

Getting information about social networking sites for adults to email marketing messages to their friends is commonplace in the industry; it's a practice called "refer a friend" or "tell a friend." ... So they are embedding messages saying, 'Play this game and share it with your friends,' in order to target the friends," she added. "...

Big Pharma trying to convince women they need to feel sexual desire all the time so they'll buy

https://www.naturalnews.com/030153_female_viagra_sexual_dysfunction.html

"The messages are aimed at medicalizing normal conditions, and also preying on the insecurity of both the clinician and the patient." Fugh-Berman's comments refer to a major ad campaign by drug company Boehringer Ingelheim, which is seeking FDA approval for a drug to treat low female libido. "...

Anti-smoking ads cleverly boost smoking among teens

https://www.naturalnews.com/020996_smoking_deceptive_marketing.html

Phillip Morris' "Talk: They'll Listen" ad campaign - designed to get parents to verbally dissuade their kids from taking up smoking - caused high-schoolers to want to smoke more. ... According to developmental psychologists, teens 15 to 17 years old tend to reject authoritative messages because they believe they are independent, which renders Philip Morris' ad campaign largely useless, the researchers said. "...

Big Pharma's targeted drug dealing scheme threatened by new Privacy Badger web browser extension

https://www.naturalnews.com/051845_privacy_online_trackers_big_pharma_marketing.html

The ad also includes fine print directing me to check the Full Prescribing Information. ... Furthermore, in many instances, I'm looking things up for other people, so some of the messages I'm exposed to are completely irrelevant. "...

Same soda companies now pushing transgenderism mutilations of children once promoted sugary soft drinks for infants

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-01-23-same-soda-companies-now-pushing-transgenderism-mutilations-of-children-once-promoted-sugary-soft-drinks-for-infants.html

Inside, a full page ad urged mothers to feed their infants 7-Up as a way to “fresh up!” ... Teenagers are already greatly influenced by the myriad messages they are bombarded with daily over social media. "...

Same soda companies now pushing transgenderism mutilations of children once promoted sugary soft drinks for infants

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-01-10-same-soda-companies-pushing-transgenderism-children-once-promoted-sugary-soft-drinks-for-infants.html

Inside, a full page ad urged mothers to feed their infants 7-Up as a way to “fresh up!” ... Teenagers are already greatly influenced by the myriad messages they are bombarded with daily over social media. "...

How Media Drives Obesity in Children and Simple Counter Tactics

https://www.naturalnews.com/024935.html

One study documented approximately 11 food commercials per hour during children's Saturday morning television programming, estimating that the average child viewer may be exposed to one food commercial every 5 minutes (Kotz, 1994) Another study found that children's food choices were significantly impacted by which ads they saw, i.e. either an ad for fruit or an ad for candy (Gorn, 1982) Other researchers found that for each additional hour of television viewed per day, daily servings ...

How Media Drives Obesity in Children and Simple Counter Tactics

https://www.naturalnews.com/024935_child_children_obesity.html

One study documented approximately 11 food commercials per hour during children's Saturday morning television programming, estimating that the average child viewer may be exposed to one food commercial every 5 minutes (Kotz, 1994) Another study found that children's food choices were significantly impacted by which ads they saw, i.e. either an ad for fruit or an ad for candy (Gorn, 1982) Other researchers found that for each additional hour of television viewed per day, daily servings ...

T-Mobile goes all-in for communism-style "equal pay" and LGBT quack science in pathetic attempt at virtue signaling

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-02-18-t-mobile-goes-all-in-for-communism-style-equal-pay-and-lgbt-quack-science.html

Then the ad concluded with a call to activism for babies. “You will be heard, not dismissed. ... But for cripes’ sake, its CEO should stop insulting our intelligence with his phony messages of ‘inclusion.’ "...

Advertisers now expertly manipulating gullible liberals to promote global corporate brands

https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-06-20-advertisers-now-expertly-manipulating-gullible-liberals-to-promote-global-corporate-brands.html

At the end of the ad, text appears on the screen that reads, “Audi of America is committed to equal pay for equal work,” followed by, “Progress is for everyone.” ... They are well aware that the majority of young people are liberal in their political beliefs, and that most of them are extremely receptive to messages that have to do with social justice. "...

Twitter censors Drudge as outrageous "scorched earth" campaign against conservative voices accelerates

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-15-twitter-censors-drudge-as-scorched-earth-campaign-against-conservative-voices-accelerates.html

This sort of political censorship was on full display last year when Twitter blocked a pro-life ad put out by Rep. ... When conservatives post messages or articles on social media sites like Twitter, it encourages others who disagree to engage in discussion – and political conversations is what this country was founded upon. "...

New quietly approved rule allows companies like McDonald's to sponsor and advertise in national parks

https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-01-12-new-quietly-approved-rule-allows-companies-like-mcdonalds-to-sponser-and-advertise-in-national-parks.html

Advertising , commercialization , fast food , national parks - (Natural News ) When seeking an escape from the bustle of daily life and the marketing messages that bombard us everywhere we go. from our kids’ TV shows to the local grocery store, many of us head to the great outdoors. ... They also point out that logos and ad language will not be allowed. They liken these provisions to those found in hospitals, museums and universities whereby certain rooms might be temporarily ...