- FIFA probe shines light on middle-man sports marketing firms Updated: May-28-15 4:56 pm
NEW YORK - The U.S. Justice Department's targeting of FIFA, soccer's global governing body, has put a spotlight on the powerful role that marketing firms play in the global sports arena.
- Lee Enterprises sues former publisher over marketing info Updated: May-28-15 3:23 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - The parent company of the Missoulian has sued a former publisher and four former advertising department employees, alleging they conspired to steal confidential client information from the newspaper and its in-house advertising agency to form a competing marketing agency.
- Love not war wins for small businesses and large companies Updated: May-27-15 2:45 pm
NEW YORK - Imagine a world where David and Goliath are best buds. Well it's becoming reality more frequently in the business world.
- 'Animal House' frat fighting to keep residence Updated: May-27-15 7:23 am
HANOVER, New Hampshire - A Dartmouth College fraternity that lost its recognition on campus after it was accused of branding new members is appealing a decision by town officials forbidding it from housing members at its residence.
- Quincy, Adams County seek input on new branding strategy Updated: May-27-15 5:19 am
QUINCY, Illinois - Economic development officials in the western Illinois city of Quincy are seeking community input on a new brand and motto for the area.
- Conservative group yanks TV ads targeting Utah congressmen Updated: May-22-15 4:54 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A conservative group has yanked television ads set to air Friday targeting U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop and Chris Stewart after the two Utah congressmen announced they share the group's view that a federal export bank should be shut down.
- Vermont Health Department: youth tobacco ads too widespread Updated: May-19-15 4:40 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Health Department has released results of a survey that says retail tobacco advertising remains prevalent and visible to young people around the state.
- UO hopes academics will soon join football in top rankings Updated: May-17-15 9:31 am
EUGENE, Oregon - Chuck Lillis thrills to the sight of the University of Washington rising to the top 50 in rankings of American universities.
- Mexico's odd Green Party reaping success - and criticism Updated: May-15-15 12:22 am
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's Green Party is not very green. Yet like many "green" products on supermarket shelves, it has benefited from a very slick marketing campaign, one that has made it the country's fastest-growing - and arguably most controversial - party.
- State to spend $750K in developing ad campaign to undo harm Updated: May-14-15 6:08 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana is going to pay a New York public relations firm up to $750,000 to come up with a plan to try to rebuild the state's damaged image after widespread criticism over a religious objections law.
- State to spend $750K in developing ad campaign to undo harm Updated: May-14-15 5:21 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - An agency that seeks to attract businesses and jobs to Indiana will pay a New York public relations firm up to $750,000 to develop an ad campaign aimed at rebuilding the state's damaged image.
- Atlanta suspends ad campaign advising not to run from police Updated: May-14-15 1:37 pm
ATLANTA - Atlanta officials are suspending an advertising campaign telling people not to run from police after complaints from the City Council.
- Packers defend sponsorship deals with the military Updated: May-12-15 3:18 pm
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin - The Green Bay Packers organization defended its sponsorship deal with the Wisconsin National Guard following recent criticism of such deals from a U.S. senator who singled out the New York Jets.
- Malloy touts tourism, avoids details on state spending cuts Updated: May-12-15 12:10 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The state's marketing efforts have boosted tourism, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday. But he avoided details on how budget negotiations may ultimately affect how much the state will spend to promote it.
- Audit says $211M NY ad campaign shows no tangible results Updated: May-11-15 1:31 pm
ALBANY, New York - The $211 million state advertising contract intended to help boost the economy has shown no tangible results, New York auditors reported Monday.
- Ad campaign urges Indiana motorists to 'Beat the Squeeze' Updated: May-09-15 4:13 am
JEFFERSONVILLE, Indiana - Southern Indiana tourism leaders have launched a campaign designed to draw visitors to the area despite interstate lane closures caused by the Ohio River bridges project.
- 'Animal House' frat loses appeal, recognition Updated: May-08-15 5:29 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Dartmouth College has rejected an appeal by a fraternity accused of branding new members, ending efforts by the Greek organization that partly inspired the 1976 movie "Animal House" to remain recognized on campus.
- Fairfax Co. schools to ban gender identity discrimination Updated: May-08-15 9:59 am
FAIRFAX, Virginia - The Fairfax County school board has voted to ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity in the school system.
- Some Texas universities use private firms to raise money Updated: May-07-15 5:10 pm
SAN ANTONIO - Texas universities are relying heavily on private marketing firms to raise tens of millions of dollars from corporate sponsors for their athletic programs.
- Reese Witherspoon launches lifestyle brand Draper James Updated: May-06-15 5:14 pm
LOS ANGELES - Reese Witherspoon has launched her own lifestyle brand.
- Higher sales boost Lamar Advertising profit Updated: May-06-15 12:47 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Higher sales helped boost Baton Rouge-based Lamar Advertising Co.'s first-quarter adjusted funds from operations by more than 30 percent to $78.9 million, or 82 cents per share.
- Bud Light: Sorry for saying it removes 'no' from vocabulary Updated: Apr-29-15 12:34 pm
NEW YORK - Bud Light should have kept the word "No" handy in this case.
- Danica Patrick losing GoDaddy as primary car sponsor Updated: Apr-29-15 11:43 am
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - It's been at least a dozen years, by Danica Patrick's count, that she has had to worry about sponsorship for her race car.