Contact l Sitemap

home industries issues reasearch weblog press

Home  » Issues » Consumerism & Commercialism

News Articles : Displaying 72-91 of 91


US: Congress to Force Agencies to Identify Fake News
Reuters
May 3rd, 2005

US: Is Fast Food Just What the Doctor Ordered?
by Melanie WarnerNew York Times
May 2nd, 2005
In the last two years, at least two dozen leading nutrition scientists and experts have started working for large food companies, either as consultants or as members of health advisory boards. Most do not directly promote products, though Dr. Arthur Agatston, a practicing cardiologist and author of "The South Beach Diet," has a licensing deal with Kraft Foods to sell a line of South Beach foods, which are appearing on supermarket shelves this month.

US: The Escalating Obesity Wars
by Caroline E. Mayer and Amy Joycehttp://www.washingtonpost.com
April 27th, 2005
Nonprofit's Tactics, Funding Sources Spark Controversy

US: Video Games Add Advertisements
by Matt RichtelNew York Times
April 11th, 2005
Until now, ads have appeared occasionally and haphazardly in video games. But a new advertising agency hopes to bring a more aggressive marketing approach to interactive media. The aim is to put up billboards and make product placements for mainstream advertisers in the cyberworlds of sports, shooting and strategy games.

MEXICO: Teoti-Wal-Mart
by John RossThe Progressive
March 14th, 2005
Wal-Mart puts down roots in the shadow of the Pyramid of the Sun in San Juan Teotihuacan. Is the global leviathan any match for Quetzalcoatl?

US: Beyond the God Pod
by Silja J.A. TalviThe Santa Fe Reporter
March 9th, 2005
The nation's biggest private prison corporation is forging strong ties with a fundamentalist Christian ministry, blurring the line between church and state and harkening a new turn in corrections toward Christian-based programming.

UK: Ethical Consumerism: Mass Appeal
Datamonitor
March 1st, 2005
The Fairtrade Foundation has reported a 51% increase in UK sales of Fairtrade products.

US: Pepsi Puts a Lid on Kids' Ads
by  Andrew Ward and Jeremy GrantThe Australian
March 1st, 2005
PepsiCo, one of the world's largest soft-drink makers, has introduced voluntary restrictions on its advertising to children, in response to rising levels of obesity in the US and western Europe.

US: Wal-Mart Starts Image Boosting Ads
Reuters
January 13th, 2005
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's biggest retailer, launched a national advertising campaign on Thursday to burnish an image tarnished by allegations that it discriminates in hiring and promotions and drives smaller rivals out of business.

US: Marketing Under the Radar
by Deborah BranscumCMO
December 22nd, 2004
Stealth. Guerilla. Undercover. Whatever itís called, covert marketing woos ad-weary consumers by pretending to be something itís not. But is it the real deal for marketers?

UK: To Be a 'Clone Town,' or Not: That Is the Question
by Lizette AlvarezNew York Times
November 1st, 2004
To survive the approach to the home where William Shakespeare was born, a striking timber-frame house in the center of this bustling town, it would be wise to bid adieu to all bucolic notions of quaint old England and ready oneself for the onslaught of globalization.

US: Questions on the $3.8 Billion Drug Ad Business
by Stuart Elliot and Nat IvesNew York Times
October 13th, 2004
Drug advertising can not only misleading, but harmful to your health.

US: PR Firm Drafts Ethics Reforms
by Patrick McGreevyLos Angeles Times
July 30th, 2004

UK: New Taskforce to Tackle 'Attacks' on Corporate Business
by Mark TranGuardian
July 6th, 2004
A leading business group today announced the creation of a taskforce designed to help companies respond to what it described as growing attacks on corporate behaviour.

USA: Unhappy Meals
by Barry YeomanMother Jones magazine
January 6th, 2003
Every weekday at lunch, courtesy of the federal government, more than 27 million schoolchildren sit down to the nation's largest mass feeding.

USA: New Report Examines Commercialism in Schools
by Constance L. HaysNew York Times
September 14th, 2000
From exclusive soft-drink contracts to computers displaying continuous advertising, corporate marketing in public schools is rising sharply. But few states have laws in place to address the phenomenon, and most decisions on commercial arrangements in schools are made piecemeal by local officials, according to a report from the General Accounting Office scheduled to be released today.

TURKEY: Dam Will Destroy Kurdish Culture, Say Critics
Bloomberg
August 16th, 2000
A Kurdish human rights lawyer is spearheading an international campaign to block the Turkish government's efforts to build a dam he says will dislodge thousands of Kurds and destroy archeological artifacts.

US: Info-Cleansing on the Web
by Marcia StepanekBusiness Week Online
July 7th, 2000
Beware the public relations person with a modem. Now corporate spinmeisters, too, can go online to track customers -- especially the disgruntled ones who vent their spleen in cyberspace.

Canada: Business-Education Partnerships a Troubling Trend
by Bernie Froese-Germain and Marita MollEducation Monitor
June 1st, 1997
Berne Froese-Germain and Martia Moll, two researchers with the Canadian Teachers Federation, outline the scope of the problem.

US:
by Michael BarbaroThe New
Wal-Mart Stores, facing a raft of state legislation that would require it to increase spending on employee health insurance, will lift several of its long-standing ó and most-criticized ó restrictions on eligibility over the next year, the giant retailer said this morning.

Displaying 72-91 of 91  
< Prev  
« First Page 
« Show Complete List »