Fetch Rewards hires Facebook retail executive as its first customer chief

A screenshot of Fetch Rewards Inc’s website.

The company said Fetch Rewards Inc. SoftBank-backed consumer rewards company, has appointed David Sommer as its first Chief Customer Officer. Mr. Sommer previously held the position of Head of Industry at Meta Platforms Inc. The parent company of Facebook, where he oversaw the accounts of the company’s largest retail and consumer merchandise clients, such as … Read more

VOA Eastern Europe Chief Interviews US Secretary of State during Kyiv Visit

VOA Eastern Europe Chief Interviews US Secretary of State during Kyiv Visit

VOA President in Eastern Europe, Miroslava Gongadze, interviewed US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken shortly after he met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev on January 19, 2022. With an estimated 100,000 Russian troops currently on the border, the senior US diplomat told Zelensky that Russia would face “very serious consequences” if those forces attacked … Read more

Facebook Name Change Is Example Of Marketing Tactic Used By Companies Under Fire

Facebook Name Change Is Example Of Marketing Tactic Used By Companies Under Fire

This pictogram taken in Los Angeles on October 28, 2021 shows a person using Facebook on a … [+] A smartphone in front of a computer screen with the META logo on it. Facebook President Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that the parent company’s name has been changed to “Meta” to represent a future beyond its … Read more

Facebook and Instagram accused of rejecting women’s health ads

Facebook, Instagram

A recent report by the not-for-profit Center for Intimate Justice (CIJ) conducted jointly with pelvic health startup Origin claims that Facebook Meta’s parent company rejects ads for women’s health while allowing ads for men’s sexual health companies with sexual innuendo to run on Facebook and Instagram . According to the report, categories of startups with … Read more

Google, Facebook CEOs colluded in online ad sales, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

Google, Facebook CEOs colluded in online ad sales, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

Google and Facebook executives colluded in online advertising sales (Image is for representational purposes only – iStock) Recently unedited documents from a state-led antitrust lawsuit against Google accuse the search giant of colluding with rival Facebook to manipulate online ad sales. The lawsuit alleges that the chief executives of both companies were aware of and … Read more

Facebook’s VR Oculus business probed by US states, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

Facebook's VR Oculus business probed by US states, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

Image for representative purpose / Reuters Several states have begun investigating potential violations in how Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms Inc, runs its Oculus virtual reality business, according to three people familiar with the matter. Two sources said the US Federal Trade Commission is also involved in the antitrust investigation. Meta did not immediately … Read more

Facebook troll who blackmailed two brothers out of £12,000 is jailed for nearly three years

Gary Galvin (pictured), 36, of Ashton-under Lane, Manchester, has been jailed for nearly three years after two brothers extorted more than £12,000 out of ransom claims.

A father of three has been jailed for nearly three years after two brothers extorted more than £12,000 out of a life-threatening ransom demand. Gary Galvin, 36, of Ashton-under Lane, Manchester, stalked the vulnerable brothers on Facebook and threatened to set fire to the house they lived in with their elderly parents and kill their … Read more

Meta opens Privacy Centre to educate users on data security, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

Meta opens Privacy Centre to educate users on data security, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

In the face of intense scrutiny over users’ data privacy, Meta has introduced a privacy hub across its suite of apps to educate billions of users. Available to a limited number of people using Facebook on desktop in the US right now, the Privacy Center is expected to educate people about their privacy options and … Read more