Strava wants to be your social network for fitness

Strava wants to be your social network for fitness
Just keep moving.Image: John Lamparski/Getty Images for Advertising Week New YorkYorkApps, there are too many.  James Quarles would know. The 41-year-old watched Snapchat rise to popularity as he ran Instagram's business from 2014 to 2017. And yet, he decided to leave his job at Facebook earlier this year and move to Strava in the hopes of growing a new social network.  SEE ALSO: This office chair can actually give you a core workout Unlike Instagram, Strava (the Swedish word

Dear Dove, your tweet on that racially-insensitive ad is not a good enough apology

Dear Dove, your tweet on that racially-insensitive ad is not a good enough apology
No Dove, noooooo.Image: dove screenshotRussians may have had luck advertising on Facebook. Dove, not so much.  SEE ALSO: Facebook let advertisers buy ads targeting 'Jew haters' The soap company apologized this week for an ad that showed a black woman removing her brown shirt and revealing a white woman in a lighter shirt underneath.  Lol did this even look right to y'all? I mean your whole team sat down and cleared this bullshit right here? How? pic.twitter.com/WzsZfpkxAr — Musimbwa

Twitter removes anti-abortion political ad proving, it can fight hate speech if it wants to

Twitter removes anti-abortion political ad proving, it can fight hate speech if it wants to
Rep. Marsha Blackburn during the Republican National ConventionImage: Alex Wong/Getty ImagesUPDATE: Oct. 10, 2017, 6:35 p.m. EDT Twitter has reversed its decision and will now allow the ad to be promoted through its platform. is this some bad-faith self-own so they can tell us they have to remain "hands-off" running their platform? — John Herrman (@jwherrman) October 9, 2017 Rep. Blackburn reportedly shared her grievances on Twitter, but it appears that the tweets have since been removed.  The move

Walmart follows Amazon into an online advertising battle

Walmart follows Amazon into an online advertising battle
Image: Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesAs the industry buzzes about Amazon's growing advertising power, its arch-rival is trying its best not to be outdone. Walmart is now quietly bulking up its own online ads business, according to a recent research note from KeyBanc analyst Ed Yruma. Whereas the retailer previously used space on its site mostly for its own promotions, it's now increasingly selling it to other brands and vendors. SEE ALSO: Amazon may not always have the best prices, but

ESPN suspends Jemele Hill for tweeting about NFL advertiser boycott

ESPN suspends Jemele Hill for tweeting about NFL advertiser boycott
Image: Getty Images for Advertising Week New YorkESPN has suspended anchor Jemele Hill after she tweeted that the most effective way to hurt NFL owners would be for people to boycott certain advertisers. The move to suspend Hill comes after she entered into a public feud with President Donald Trump last month. Hill later apologized and ESPN said that the situation had been addressed internally.  Hill has been among the most outspoken ESPN personalities regarding politics, which has become

Facebook says it sold $100,000 in political ads to Russian company with history of propaganda

Facebook says it sold $100,000 in political ads to Russian company with history of propaganda
Image: stephen lam/Getty ImagesFacebook admitted to congressional investigators on Wednesday that it sold $100,000 worth of ads to a nebulous Russian company with a history of pro-Kremlin propaganda, the Washington Post first reported.  The ads, which started running in the summer of 2015 and continued throughout the election, pushed divisive issues like gun rights, immigration fears, and racial strife, according to Facebook. A small number of the ads named candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton directly. SEE ALSO: Facebook

Facebook to hire 1,000 more people to monitor ads

Facebook to hire 1,000 more people to monitor ads
Mark Zuckerberg is still apologizing.Image: facebookFacebook may be a technology company, but it's starting to embrace the importance of humans. In the wake of a scandal over its influence on the 2016 election, Facebook announced Monday it's hiring more than 1,000 people to review ads on the social network.  Facebook announced the hiring increase along with new initiatives to improve authenticity and transparency of its advertising, notably with more disclosures on political ads. This move comes the same day

You’ll soon see less annoying clickbait videos on Facebook

You’ll soon see less annoying clickbait videos on Facebook
No more fake videos on FacebookImage: Dan Kitwood/Getty ImagesSay goodbye to annoying fake Facebook videos. The social network is tweaking its algorithm so you'll see static memes disguised as videos and images with fake play buttons way less often. Spammers have been flooding the site with these trick formats to take advantage of Facebook's fanatical focus on promoting video above other types of content. Uploading single images as videos can earn the poster advertising money, and photos made to

Grubhub says it’s not a food delivery company in defense against worker lawsuit

Grubhub says it’s not a food delivery company in defense against worker lawsuit
Despite its substantial food delivery operation, Grubhub is claiming it's not a food delivery company.Image: Boston Globe via Getty ImagesGrubhub, which describes itself in regulatory filings and marketing copy as the leading platform for restaurant pick-up and delivery orders, is trying its best to convince a courtroom that's not what it is. In the face of a groundbreaking lawsuit from two former delivery drivers, Grubhub chief operations officer Stan Chia took the stand on Friday to say that actually

How to kill your marketing and profit from its demise

How to kill your marketing and profit from its demise
Times Square at duskImage: Getty ImagesThe authors of "Killing Marketing" say if you don’t evolve, you’ll die “Marketing and innovation produce results,” wrote Peter Drucker, “all the rest are costs.”  Sadly, in a world where over half of all digital advertising—an industry expected to hit $75.6 billion by the close of 2017—won’t be seen by an actual human… that assessment no longer stands. At least not when it comes to marketing. The symptoms are everywhere. Ad blockers, fake traffic,

Trump’s Health Secretary Resigns Amid Private-Jet Scandal

Trump’s Health Secretary Resigns Amid Private-Jet Scandal
Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned amid an uproar over his use of private and military jets at taxpayer expense while heading one of the U.S.’s largest government agencies.Price, 62, quit after it was revealed by Politico that he took more than two dozen private flights at taxpayer expense as well as trips to Europe, Africa and Asia on military aircraft, at a total cost of more than $1 million. The HHS department’s Office of Inspector

Facebook will prevent fake news sites from advertising

Facebook will prevent fake news sites from advertising
Less fake news should appear in News Feed.Image: BRITTANY HERBERT/MASHABLEFacebook is continuing its crackdown on fake news.  The social network Monday announced Facebook Pages will no longer be able to advertise on the site if they repeatedly share news articles that are marked as false by third-party fact-checking organizations. Page owners can win back the ability to run ads if they later choose to act responsibly.  The move would limit one of the big ways that fake news spreads,

Ivanka Trump Faces Courtroom Showdown Over $785 Sandals

Ivanka Trump Faces Courtroom Showdown Over $785 Sandals
Edgardo Osorio’s prized sandals sit on a glass shelf inside his Madison Avenue boutique under zebra-striped arches and golden chandeliers. The shoes have skinny heels, frills, and a tassel dangling from a dainty ankle strap that weaves up the leg. These days, they’re available in all kinds of colors and materials, but their signature suede style comes in a bold lipstick red.Osorio, the co-founder and creative director of fashion label Aquazzura, calls the sandal one of his most iconic creations. Coveted by celebrities and fashion bloggers alike,

A Donald Trump tweet knocked $6 billion off Amazon’s value

A Donald Trump tweet knocked $6 billion off Amazon’s value
Image: alex wong/Getty ImagesDonald Trump knocked $6 billion off of Amazon before most of the country was awake. In a tweet sent at 6:12 a.m. EST, Trump claimed Amazon was "doing great damage to tax paying retailers," resulting in the loss of jobs. The @washingtonpost, which loses a fortune, is owned by @JeffBezos for purposes of keeping taxes down at his no profit company, @amazon. Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2015 That was just the beginning. Since then,