Adani accused of 'deceptive conduct' in campaign criticising state government

The Guardian | March 08, 2019

The Australian consumer watchdog and the corporate regulator have been asked to investigate patently false” statements made by Adani in its recent advertising campaign criticising the Queensland government.The complaints, lodged by the Lock the Gate Alliance, relate to a series of billboard and digital advertisements by Adani, which claim the company is “ready to start work on the Carmichael mine” and criticises the state for “moving the goalposts.In a letter to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Lock the Gate says Adani’s advertising constitutes “misleading and deceptive conduct

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VidMob Has Agreed to Acquire Chiligum to Add Creative Automation to its Intelligent Creative Platform

VidMob | October 29, 2021

VidMob, the world’s leading platform for Intelligent Creative, today announced that the company is acquiring Chiligum, an advertising technology company that automates aspects of creative production to deliver personalized and dynamic advertising at scale. With the addition of Chiligum, VidMob offers the first full-stack creative operations solution for marketers who want high-performing creative at scale, while maintaining brand quality and best practices. Chiligum’s creative automation technology helps teams close the gap between what creative asset teams can produce and what their media and digital experience plans require, and compliments VidMob’s AI-powered creative analytics, Agile Creative Studio and Brand Governance suite of products, and it’s global network of expert creators. Creative optimization is a largely untapped opportunity for brands looking to improve advertising performance and business outcomes. Creative agility is especially critical for marketers who run digital campaigns with unique audiences and a large variety of ad formats. VidMob’s technology enables brands to understand the impact of messaging and creative on advertising campaign performance and provides real-time insights that can be implemented by creative teams. With Chiligum, ads can be instantly versioned and personalized at scale, which is particularly valuable for brands with large product catalogues, dynamic pricing and promotion needs, or the desire to deliver personalized advertising. With the addition of Chiligum, VidMob customers can easily: Scale ad production faster - Rapidly create versions of best performing ads 90% faster Personalize ads at scale - Automatically update ads with real-time data feeds Publish Everywhere - Easily publish to all major digital and social media platforms Global creative enablement - Localize content for different geographic, cultural and business contexts “Human creativity will always be the backbone of differentiation in communications. Creative Automation frees up creators to focus on delivering higher value creative impact by removing the tedious formatting and versioning tasks that, with the advent of digital and personalization, have taken over much of their time and energy. I'm thrilled to welcome the Chiligum team and look forward to working with them to accelerate our development of the operating system for intelligent creative.” Alex Collmer, founder and CEO at VidMob. “VidMob’s data-driven approach to creative performance is a perfect fit for our company,” said Deborah Folloni, CEO and Founder at Chiligum. “VidMob has the most comprehensive solution to support Intelligent Creative operations and together we will help marketers remove creative bottlenecks, deliver quality creative that is intelligent and brand compliant, and that can support dynamic and personalization use cases.” About Chiligum Chiligum is a leading adtech company with headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil that helps marketers create ad content at scale with automation solutions. Founded in 2015 by Forbes 30 under 30 honoree Deborah Folloni, Chiligum has delivered over 7 million ad creatives to date for global brands. Most recently, the company was featured as one of Brazil’s 100 Startups to Watch as one of the most promising and innovative businesses in 2020. About VidMob VidMob is the world’s leading platform for Intelligent Creative that provides an end-to-end solution to help brands improve their marketing results by unifying creative and data. VidMob is the only company in the world to receive a certified creative marketing partner badge from every major social and digital platform. A portion of every dollar VidMob receives is used to fund pro bono creative services for non-profits through its 501(c)(3) VidMob Gives. Most recently, the company was included in Inc. magazine's annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2020 and VidMob received the 2020 Creative Intelligence Technology Innovation Award from Frost & Sullivan.

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National Advertising Division Refers Advertising for PLx Pharma's Vazalore to FTC After Compliance Review

National Advertising Division | December 23, 2021

The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs has referred advertising claims made by PLx Pharma, Inc. to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for review and possible enforcement action after the company declined to accept NAD's recommendations to modify certain claims for its Vazalore immediate-release aspirin product. In Case #6912, NAD recommended, among other things, that PLx Pharma: Modify the claim "Vazalore has up to 5X greater absorption than enteric coated aspirin" to avoid conveying the message that the claimed difference in absorption related to superior clinical efficacy and disclose that the reported results were limited to diabetic, obese subjects. Discontinue the claim "The Miracles of Aspirin Fully Realized." Discontinue the claim "Better gastrointestinal safety" (or modify it to convey the limited message that Vazalore causes fewer erosions and ulcers in the first week of treatment than traditional immediate release aspirin). In PLx Pharma's advertiser's statement it agreed to comply with NAD's recommendations and incorporate them in updates to its company website and development of Vazalore's marketing campaign. Thereafter, the challenger, Bayer Healthcare LLC, asked NAD to open a compliance inquiry based on concerns about advertising on PLx Pharma's website directed to healthcare professionals (HCP) and a television commercial. In a compliance matter, NAD must determine whether the advertiser has made a bona fide, good-faith effort to comply with NAD's recommendations. Although NAD determined that some new advertising claims were not appropriate for review in a compliance matter because they were not previously reviewed by NAD or were monadic performance claims, a few others were substantially similar to claims challenged in the underlying proceeding. Therefore, NAD considered whether these new claims fully comply with NAD's recommendations. Television Commercial Regarding PLx Pharma's television commercial, NAD determined that, in context, the claim "Aspirin Made Amazing" was substantially similar to the claim NAD recommended be discontinued in the underlying challenge, "The Miracles of Aspirin Fully Realized." NAD noted that both phrases reasonably convey the unsupported message that Vazalore provides superior cardiovascular benefits or gastrointestinal safety. Therefore, NAD recommended that Vazalore modify its commercial to avoid conveying this message. Consistent with the underlying decision, NAD noted that nothing precludes PLx Pharma from: Making a properly limited claim based on the clinical study results that the Vazalore 325 mg aspirin causes fewer erosions and ulcers in the first week of treatment than traditional immediate release aspirin or from touting that it provides a new delivery system; or Using the "Aspirin Made Amazing" tagline to highlight truthful attributes that make Vazalore different from other products provided, however, the context does not overstate its performance benefits. Advertising Directed to Healthcare Professionals NAD noted that it appreciates PLx Pharma's efforts to create a gated site for HCPs separate from its consumer-facing website. In the underlying decision, NAD recommended that the advertiser modify the claim "Vazalore has up to 5x greater absorption than enteric coated aspirin" to avoid conveying the message that the claimed difference in absorption related to superior clinical efficacy and disclose that the reported results were from a limited study population, diabetic, obese subjects. In the compliance inquiry, NAD considered whether the advertiser's disclosure of the limitations of its clinical study, as referenced on its HCP-facing website, namely the title of the study, its characteristics including the study's population, and finally the results, complied with this recommendation. NAD determined that it did not and, therefore, recommended that the disclosure concerning the 5x absorption claim clearly and conspicuously reference the limited population of the clinical study. Further, NAD determined that claims on PLx Pharma's "Features and Benefits" page convey a comparative safety message as to competing traditional release aspirin. Consequently, NAD recommended that the advertiser modify this advertising to make clear the limitations of its study (i.e., that Vazalore causes fewer erosions and ulcers in the first week of treatment than traditional immediate release aspirin). While the advertiser made modifications following the original challenge, they have declined to make additional modifications as NAD requested. As a result, NAD is referring this matter to the appropriate government agencies for review and possible law enforcement action. All BBB National Programs case decision summaries can be found in the case decision library. For the full text of NAD, NARB, and CARU decisions, subscribe to the online archive. About BBB National Programs: BBB National Programs is where businesses turn to enhance consumer trust and consumers are heard. The non-profit organization creates a fairer playing field for businesses and a better experience for consumers through the development and delivery of effective third-party accountability and dispute resolution programs. Embracing its role as an independent organization since the restructuring of the Council of Better Business Bureaus in June 2019, BBB National Programs today oversees more than a dozen leading national industry self-regulation programs, and continues to evolve its work and grow its impact by providing business guidance and fostering best practices in arenas such as advertising, child-directed marketing, and privacy. To learn more, visit bbbprograms.org. About the National Advertising Division: The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs provides independent self-regulation and dispute resolution services, guiding the truthfulness of advertising across the U.S. NAD reviews national advertising in all media and its decisions set consistent standards for advertising truth and accuracy, delivering meaningful protection to consumers and leveling the playing field for business.

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GroundTruth's New In-Stock Local Ads to Help Consumers Navigate Supply Chain Shortages this Holiday Season

GroundTruth | November 20, 2021

GroundTruth, the leading location-based marketing and advertising technology company, announced today that it is expanding product-related advertising capabilities with the launch of In-Stock Local Ads. By increasing its ability to ingest and analyze massive levels of product supply data, GroundTruth's next generation of in-stock marketing technology allows national and local retailers and CPG brands to manage inventory shortages at scale. In-Stock Local Ads works by serving shoppers similar product options for items that may not be available at specific store locations or by redirecting shoppers to alternative stores with higher levels of product availability. 35% of shoppers are willing to substitute a similar brand or product for the out-of-stock items on their shopping lists1. "The impact of a true marketing strategy for out-of-stock items is much more meaningful than capturing a short-term sale," said Dan Silver, Senior Vice President of Marketing, GroundTruth. "The real danger lies in brand switching. Having a highly localized solution in place can prevent the more significant loss of a loyal customer and their lifetime value." 2021 Marketing Investments Could Be at Risk This Holiday Season In the first half of 2021, total U.S. media ad spending grew by 32% year-over-year to reach $130 billion2. In fact, GroundTruth data reveals that for the first time in July 2021, the number of 'repeat visitors' outpaced 'new visitors' to retailers since July 20203. With the emergence of supply chain shortages, those marketing investments to get consumers back into stores and increase brand loyalty are at risk as consumers look to spend more this holiday season. With consumers traveling an average of 10-more miles to retailers than they did in 20193, GroundTruth's In-Stock Local Ads allow brands to dynamically serve ads based on product availability at nearby stores to reach shoppers who are willing to drive the extra mile for products. About In-stock Local Ads GroundTruth's hyper-local, store-level targeting capabilities inform consumers about digital offers and store information that are most relevant to them, including product availability and in-stock inventory. GroundTruth's in-stock product marketing technology was introduced in 2020 to help CPG brands address limited supplies for essential products, such as toilet paper and cleaning supplies generated by the onset of COVID-19. By layering GroundTruth's Neighborhoods technology, powered by MRC accredited visitation data, with its in-stock tracking solution, GroundTruth's new In-stock Local Ads flips conventional thinking from "out-of-stock" notifications to "in-stock" notifications. These trusted location-based ads give brands a way to ensure their advertising spend creates a positive shopping experience for their customers. GroundTruth is a 2021 OmniShopper Award recipient in the Best Digital Mobile Activation category from the Path to Purchase Institute for implementing CPG in-stock ads for a major fresh meat brand. The campaign focused on driving visits to Walmart locations with inventory availability. The initiative drove shoppers to locations with stocked shelves and led to a 24% increase in sales of their product, showcasing the impact that dynamic In-stock Local Ads have in maximizing marketing spend to drive more sales. About GroundTruth GroundTruth is the leading location-based marketing and advertising technology company. Brands, agencies, small businesses, and non-profits trust their performance-driven solutions to help them reach consumers during moments of intent that generate important business outcomes. GroundTruth's suite of geo-contextual display and video advertising products and services are available at scale through their self-serve omni-channel advertising platform, managed services, and industry reseller partnerships. GroundTruth's marketing platform is powered by a unique data set called "visitation data" accredited by the Media Rating Council (MRC). Their proprietary cleansing processes combine contextual mapping technology (BlueprintsTM), owned and operated properties, and third-party mobile location data, together yielding over 30 billion visits annually.

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