ANA’s Production Transparency Report Corroborates Years of Illegal, Anticompetitive Behavior by Ad Agencies

The Wall Street Journal rocked the ad industry last December by revealing that the U.S. Department of Justice had begun investigating the practice of bid rigging, which agencies and their parent companies allegedly use to divert work on big-budget client campaigns to their own in-house postproduction units. Within days, all four of the largest holding…[…]


Facebook’s ‘friend finder’ feature is illegal in Germany

Friend finder, a Facebook feature that scoops up information from your e-mail contact list and then invites people who still aren’t on Facebook to join, has been declared illegal by Germany’s highest court, Reuters reported Thursday In a case filed in 2010 by the country’s Federation of German Consumer Organisations (VZBV), the Federal Court of[…]