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Vietnam calls out Google, YouTube for ad violations, toxic content

Vietnamese authorities say Google has failed to control its ad content and that YouTube videos continue carrying illegal content.

Facebook, Google tax evasion has to stop: minister

Foreign firms like Facebook and Google dominate the digital ad market in Vietnam but pay no taxes, a minister says.

Burger King gets the stick for using chopsticks in TV ad

Fast food chain Burger King has attracted a lot of social media criticism over a TV ad using chopsticks.
April 11, 2019 | 08:01 am GMT+7

AFF Cup: 30-sec ads to cost $15,000 if Vietnam plays

A 30-second advertisement during the Vietnamese men’s football matches at AFF Cup 2018 will cost VND350 million ($14,929).
November 08, 2018 | 03:37 pm GMT+7

Vietnam mobile gaming growth underlines great ad promise

A large demographic, including mothers and the middle-aged, are into mobile gaming in Vietnam, promising great advertising potential. 
October 31, 2018 | 05:50 pm GMT+7

World Cup final in Vietnam: advertising rates on national broadcaster skyrocket

Businesses wanting to advertise at halftime of the final match of World Cup 2018 will have to pay record sums.
June 29, 2018 | 10:24 am GMT+7

Vietnam proposes beer advertisement ban to curb drinking

The health ministry wants to clear promotional images of beer from TV and social networks.
May 26, 2018 | 08:27 am GMT+7

Consumer groups seek probe of YouTube over ads for kids

Google allegedly collects personal information about minors and uses that to target advertisements to kids without parents' consent, according to a complaint.
April 09, 2018 | 11:27 am GMT+7

H&M apologizes for racist ad, triggering protests in South Africa

The ad featured a black child wearing a sweatshirt that says 'coolest monkey in the jungle'. 
January 14, 2018 | 10:29 am GMT+7

Ad firms using tools to help them read your mind

Companies are using latest tech renov to eye-track consumers to mine their emotions for info. 
December 24, 2017 | 05:17 pm GMT+7

Failed Pepsi, Nivea ads show industry's diversity problem

'Between Nivea's 'white is purity' ad and Pepsi's 'Black soda matters' ad, I think it's time to open my 'Ask a Black person' consulting firm.'
April 10, 2017 | 03:26 pm GMT+7

Vietnam Airlines gets down to the beat with new promo video

The national carrier has decided to fly its promotional campaign to a new note.
March 27, 2017 | 06:30 pm GMT+7

Google apologizes to ad clients for YouTube content fiasco

The British government suspended its advertising after some public sector ads appeared next to videos carrying homophobic and anti-semitic messages.
March 21, 2017 | 10:42 am GMT+7

Hanoi to crack down on fire prone storefront billboards

In the wake of a deadly karaoke bar fire, Hanoi officials say they plan to crack down on facade-sized advertisements.
November 06, 2016 | 09:14 pm GMT+7

Saigon's aging sign painter

An old bone setter carries on the tradition of hand-painting signs for Ho Chi Minh City businesses.
November 06, 2016 | 03:08 pm GMT+7
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