Keanu Reeves to star in Squarespace Super Bowl ads

Keanu Reeves is getting the Super Bowl treatment. “The Matrix” actor will appear in a Squarespace ad campaign during the Super Bowl, which airs on Feb. 4. The campaign, which extends beyond the 30-second in-game commercial, will feature Reeves in a series of three different commercials. Reeves teamed up with the

Union finds MTA work-around to ‘payback’ Cuomo support

Political ads are banned in the subways — but the MTA has no problem with a public-service ad that features a smiling Gov. Cuomo surrounded by kids in an election year. In an end-run around the prohibition, ads featuring Cuomo with children who have received organ transplants have popped

Mother of boy in H&M’s “coolest monkey’ ad says, “Get over it’

The mother of a black child who was featured in a controversial H&M ad for a hoodie that read, “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle,” said that people calling it racially insensitive need to “get over it.” In a series of since-deleted Facebook posts, the mom, Terry Mango, of Stockholm, Sweden, said

Why Sears stopped running TV ads this holiday season

It’s not just Sears and Kmart stores that are going dark: The struggling chains have also stopped running commercials on national TV. Sears Holdings, which has been steadily shuttering stores at both brands, hasn’t run a single TV ad since Black Friday — despite the fact that the holiday

Cuomo spending economic development funds for property tax ad

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is spending economic development funds on a TV ad promoting his executive order allowing New York taxpayers to pre-pay their 2018 property taxes as a response to a new federal law that curbs deduction of state and local taxes. The Empire State Development Corp. paid for

MTA finally removes vandalized Kevin Spacey ad

The MTA finally scrubbed a “House of Cards” ad with a giant photo of Kevin Spacey from a Brooklyn subway station Tuesday evening, hours after The Post reported its existence despite mounting sex abuse allegations against the actor. A worker with Outfront Media — which handles the agency’s advertising

YouTube is hiring 10,000 people to police offensive videos

YouTube is finally admitting it has a major problem — and robots won’t be able to fix it. Google’s video-streaming service said it plans to hire more than 10,000 new employees next year in a scramble to clamp down on the offensive and inappropriate content that has been plaguing

YouTube is hiring 10,000 people to police offensive videos

YouTube is finally admitting it has a major problem — and robots won’t be able to fix it. Google’s video-streaming service said it plans to hire more than 10,000 new employees next year in a scramble to clamp down on the offensive and inappropriate content that has been plaguing

E*Trade ad wants you to trade stocks to get back at the rich

Don’t occupy Wall Street — get rich yourself. That’s the message from a full-minute ad from E*Trade that aired earlier this week on Monday Night Football, angling to channel anger at inequality back into capitalism. The ad depicts an office schlub who is jealous of a senior colleague who double

Twitter bans ads from two Russian news agencies

Twitter announced on Thursday it will ban ads from news agencies Russia Today and Sputnik from appearing on its site. The social network — which along with Facebook has taken heat for disseminating fake news stories during the US presidential election — also said it will take the $1.9 million it

Twitter bans ads from two Russian news agencies

Twitter announced on Thursday it will ban ads from news agencies Russia Today and Sputnik from appearing on its site. The social network — which along with Facebook has taken heat for disseminating fake news stories during the US presidential election — also said it will take the $1.9 million it

Can Abercrombie & Fitch make millennials fall back in love with them?

Sex no longer sells. With its heavily perfumed boutiques and attractive, barely clothed adolescent sales staff, Abercrombie & Fitch ruled the aughts. But the Ohio-based apparel brand has struggled recently as millennial tastes evolved and e-commerce boomed. It posted a $15.5 million loss in its most recent quarter and plans to

Can Abercrombie & Fitch make millennials fall back in love with them?

Sex no longer sells. With its heavily perfumed boutiques and attractive, barely-clothed adolescent sales staff, Abercrombie & Fitch ruled the aughts. But the Ohio-based apparel brand has struggled recently as millennial tastes evolved and e-commerce boomed. It posted a $15.5 million loss in its most recent quarter and plans to shut

Fake news ads are showing up on Snopes, PolitiFact

Fake news ads are reportedly popping up on fact-checking websites. The New York Times reported that as recent as last week, these ads were found on sites like PolitiFact and Snopes. The report said the ads took the reader to sites that looked like major media websites, like Vogue and People. The

Nivea faces backlash for racist ad for “lighter skin’

Nivea has become embroiled in a race row after an “appalling” face cream ad that promises “visibly lighter skin” for black women. The beauty brand is advertising its new Natural Fairness moisturizer to women living in Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Senegal. Billboards show former Miss Nigeria Omowunmi Akinnifesi using the moisturizer to

I’ve gotten rape threats over my hairy legs: model

A Swedish model said she received rape threats after appearing in a new sneaker ad campaign — all because she showed off her unshaven legs. “My photo from the Adidas Originals superstar campaign got a lot of nasty comments last week,” model and artist Arvida Byström wrote in a post about

This freaky commercial scared the hell out of baseball fans

The only thing more terrifying for Yankees fans than the possibility of an Indians victory on Wednesday night? Tasting the rainbow. During later stages of the Yankees’ Game 5 ALDS win on Wednesday night, Skittles frightened fans with a two-minute horror movie. The clip features a woman in an elevator that stops in

Sexy breast cancer ad completely backfires

A controversial advertisement has been withdrawn by jewelry store Icing following objections from outraged breast cancer survivors. The offending post on Icing’s social media channels featured sultry model Lacey Claire Rogers, 20, wearing star-shaped pasties over her nipples in a see-through top. The raunchy ad had been making the rounds on Twitter

House intel panel to release Russian-purchased Facebook ads

Leaders of the House Intelligence Committee’s said Wednesday they will release thousands of political Facebook ads purchased by Russia during the presidential election. Reps. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told reporters after meeting with Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg that they were working with the company to release

Black model defends Dove ad, says it wasn’t racist

A black model who appeared in a Dove ad denounced as racist by many social media users has defended the clip, saying that far from belittling black women it celebrated ethnic diversity. Lola Ogunyemi unwittingly found herself at the center of an international furor over a 3-second video posted on Dove’s

Dove’s racist soap ad turns into major disaster for Unilever brand

A social media outcry over an advertisement for Dove body wash which showed a black woman removing her top to reveal a white woman has escalated into a public relations disaster for the Unilever brand. The 3-second video clip, posted on Dove’s US Facebook page on Friday, reminded some social media

Google uncovers trove of ads bought by Russians during US election

Google has discovered that Russian agents spent thousands of dollars to buy ads on the tech giant’s many platforms to spread false information during the 2016 presidential election, according to a report on Monday. The discovery marks the first time the Silicon Valley behemoth has confirmed Russian-linked ads were distributed across

Retailers look to storefront digital ads to target passersby

Talk about Big Brother. Soon vacant storefronts may be filled with interactive digital ads that not only pitch products but also switch the offerings depending on who’s looking. The high-tech ads will then collect the raw data on the demographics of those who stop to gaze. Outernets, a company founded in New York