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Google's bad week: YouTube loses millions as advertising row reaches US - The Guardian

Many major brands have pulled their ads from Google's video sharing platform. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images. It's been a bad week for Google, with major brands pulling millions of dollars in advertising amid rows over extremist ...and more »

YouTube's Ad Problems Finally Blow Up in Google's Face - WIRED

Late last year, Israel-based entrepreneur Matan Uziel saw a notification he'd never seen before pop up on YouTube's backend—the part of the site where creators upload their videos. “I saw a yellow dollar sign. At first I didn't understand what it was ...and more »

Starbucks and Walmart join growing list of advertisers boycotting YouTube - The Guardian

YouTube has begun reviewing its advertising policies and will take steps to give advertisers more control. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images. PepsiCo, Walmart and Starbucks on Friday confirmed that they have suspended their advertising on ...and more »

Google's YouTube Has Continued Showing Brands' Ads With Racist and Other Objectionable Videos - Wall Street Journal

A sign outside Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press. By. Jack Nicas. Jack Nicas. The Wall Street Journal. BiographyJack Nicas · @jacknicas · jnicas · Google+ · Updated March ...and more »

More big brands pull ads from YouTube in widening boycott - Phys.Org

This March 18, 2010, file photo shows the YouTube website in Los Angeles. An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening in a sign of the skepticism surrounding Google's promise to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside …more. An ...and more »

YouTube Advertiser Exodus Highlights Perils of Online Ads - New York Times

When Google acquired YouTube in 2006 for $1.65 billion, it was considered a pricey gamble, one made with the belief that an online service known for pirated videos and vapid user-generated content could appeal to major advertisers. The bet paid off ...and more »

Ok, Google, what's next after your transparency mea culpa? - The Drum

As the dust settles on a painful week for Google, there's no doubt that advertisers have paid the price for the mismanagement of a fragmented media supply chain. But now they're starting to ask the kind of questions that could rattle the online media ...and more »

It only took us five minutes to find a big brand advertising on a hate group's YouTube - Mashable

A Lyft ad appeared on a video uploaded by white nationalist skinhead group Keystone United. The company says it's now pulling its ads from the platform, calling the placement 'beyond offensive.' Image: screenshot. 2016%2f09%2f15%2f63 ...and more »

Marketers Halting YouTube Buys Puts Pressure on Media Shops -

The move by major marketers like AT&T, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline to halt spending on YouTube due to ads running next to unsafe content is pushing media agencies to pressure Google to create a safer environment for advertisers ...and more »

Google pulls Hezbollah YouTube channel after we told them about the drone ads - The Register

Until just minutes before we hit publish on this story, Google was using a YouTube channel run by a fan of Hezbollah to promote potentially lethal drones. Despite a backlash from advertisers, Amazon, Adobe and Google were among the tech titans ...and more »