South Korea does what the US refuses to do Restrict junk food advertising to children

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The health ministry of South Korea has announced that advertisements for foods that are high in fat, sugar, and salt, will be limited during the prime time television hours of 5 and 7 p.m. and during any children’s programming. In support of national efforts to curb childhood obesity, the limitations will include foods such as hamburgers, instant noodles, and pizza as well as desserts like chocolate, candy, and ice cream.

Many South Korean child advocacy groups have been calling for limitations on junk food advertising for years, citing the statistic that 20 percent of children in the country are overweight. Last year, the health ministry banned junk food sales at schools and their surrounding neighborhoods.

A stricter version of the advertising ban was proposed back in 2008 that would have stopped junk food advertising for four hours instead of two but television broadcasters and their advertisers strongly opposed the strict regulations. The South Korean government eventually arrived at a compromised version which is said to take effect within the next several weeks.

Following its implementation, government officials plan to evaluate the success of the program to see if an observable reduction in obesity takes

Researchers urging ban on point of sale tobacco advertising

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Stanford University Medical School researchers recently conducted a survey in which they found that point-of-sale tobacco advertising greatly influences teenagers’ desire and willingness to smoke. According to the survey, teenagers who frequent establishments where this type of advertising exists are more than twice as likely to try smoking than those who do not visit them.

More than 2,000 teenagers between the ages of 11 and 14 years old participated in the survey, which recently appeared in the journal Pediatrics. Experts believe the study is a major eye-opener into the effects of direct tobacco advertising on young people.

“The tobacco industry argues the purpose of advertising is to encourage smokers to switch brands, but this shows that advertising encourages teenagers to pick up a deadly habit,” explained Lisa Henriksen, a senior research scientist at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, and author of the study.

Henriksen also laments the number of cigarette ads present on objects in and around convenience stores located near schools. Trash cans, clocks, floor mats, cardboard displays, and other forms of advertising are all used in stores where many young people shop, and Henriksen

Beware of advertising gimmicks and watch out for the daily multi poison Opinion

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Imagine: you`re watching your daytime dramas and you see an advertisement showing a silver-haired couple walking along the beach holding hands, apparently linking their longevity to a once-daily multivitamin with mineral supplements. Or it`s Saturday morning and the kids take note of a cartoon figure advertising a gummi candy-like vitamin in tangy fruit flavors. Live longer and healthier? Nutrition the kids will like? Not so fast. What`s actually in those treats? What chemicals lurk inside that pill? Where does it all come from; how will your body react to it; and more importantly, do you actually need it? These are questions you should be asking before falling for the advertising gimmicks.

The ingredient list of one popular over-the-counter multivitamin/multimineral supplement reveals a dictionary of lengthy Latin phrases, many that should never be in anything you would willingly consume. Let`s examine some of these, shall we?

Dicalcium phosphate, or DCP, is an inorganic phosphate compound and the primary ingredient of this particular multivitamin. DCP is also found as a common mineral supplement in many breakfast cereals and enriched flours, thereby adding to the potential for calcium

Renting Event WiFi

When it comes to getting WiFi at events, bandwidth can easily be overshadowed by the delivery technology that you decide on. This is a mistake, largely because no delivery technology can live up to its potential unless it also has access to adequate bandwidth to let it work properly.

Venue technology can be both out-of-date and easily overwhelmed by the sheer number of people who are using it as the default network solution. A better option will be to go with internet rental through Trade Show Internet. They have both delivery and bandwidth solutions, and they will be able to scale your capacity to your delivery system.

For single users, they have the tiny, cellular networks, and for planners, they offer full-scale fiber-optic networks for thousands of users. This means that they are able to offer both premier WiFi solutions and the bandwidth to back it up.

The future of digital advertising on China you should know

Group M released a report that proves how rapid Chinese advertisers invest their budget into cyberspace. Five years ago, the Internet only played a small part of total advertising expenditure, i.e. 14.8% of total advertising spending in China, but at the beginning of this year there were many predictions that the Internet can take about 50%. China has surpassed the total average internet advertising in the world and the number of Chinese advertisers gives a sign that the use of a variety of mobile devices cannot be separated from the world of e-commerce, particularly Alibaba as the largest e-commerce company in China. Social media apps like WeChat also play an important role in digital communications in China and thus also affect some percentage of digital sales success.
The report also said that the economic slowdown does not undermine consumer confidence in China, even in 2015; digital advertising spending in China had achieved an increase of 7.8% and would probably rise to 9.3% by the end of 2016. However, the economic slowdown provides an impact that cannot be ignored that today’s growth rate is lower than several years ago.
Meanwhile, the budget for traditional advertising is in decline, as the budget

How to find the best printing company in Perth?

Press color management - print productionWhen printing something, it usually costs a pretty penny for quality work. In order to find the best printing company in Perth, there are quite a few things to consider and look for in the company. No matter what you’re printing, from clothing, to brochures, magazines, and more, you’ll need a high quality printing company.

What to research

If you’ve found a company that looks great on paper to you, there are things you may want to check out before you put in that costly inquiry. First, you want to research the history of the company. Look at how long they’ve been in business and what types of brands they’ve printed for in the past. This can help you research even more about them. It’s easy for someone to list that they’ve printed for a lot of bigger names, but can they prove it?

 

Take a look at their portfolio to determine the quality of their brand as well as the reliability of their word when they mentioned they’ve

Understanding The Full Spectrum Of Printing Services

Printing technology has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years. This has resulted in significant improvement in the output thereby increasing its popularity and use. There are quite a few companies who specialise in offering printing services. This has given rise to a lot of competition with the customer benefitting from even better methods of printing, better picture quality and of course lowered costs.

Biltmore Pro Print is one such company who have managed to carve out a niche for themselves in this competitive industry by using some of the best printing technologies to offer world class services to its clients. Situated in Phoenix, their print services are reliable, offer extremely good quality output and deliver all types of printing work within the agreed time period.

Different types of printing offered

In order to be able to deal with each and every type of customer, most printing companies like Biltmore Pro Print, offer a wide variety of printing services like:

  • Digital printing in full colour: This is extremely useful for times when the clients need printing of full photographs or pictures having gradients and other special effects.
  • Printing of business cards and forms, calendars as well as stationary,
  • Printing of posters especially

Important Qualities Which Help In Determining The Medical Assistant Salary

So, you have finally decided to become a medical assistant, thanks to the medical assistant salary offered to the experienced candidates. Apart from educational qualifications, there are some other important qualities, which every medical practitioner must possess.

What are the important qualities?

Analytical skills form an integral part of a reliable medical assistant. Medical assistants must have the liberty to understand and even follow some of the basic medical charts, followed by diagnoses.They are even trained well to deal with the code of a patient’s medical records. These are used for billing purpose.

What is detail oriented service?

Medical assistants are asked to be precise while checking out vital signs of a patient. In case, they are recording patient information, then they need to be extra careful. They should be aware of the point that insurance companies and physicians rely on their recorded versions only.

What are their interpersonal skills?

A medical assistant must have interpersonal skills, as one of the major qualities to possess. They must have the right to discuss patient information with some of the other medical practitioners, like physicians. Their interactive skills need to be sharp to interact with patients who are in distress or pain.

What are the basic technical

The Pros and Cons of Ezine Advertising

Advertising makes sure that voices are heard and that people would know that a business exists. The medium of advertising, however, does determine its effectiveness. Of course, if the advertising medium is popular among people, it is likely that the advertisement would be more effective compared to its being posted in a less popular medium. Although the effectiveness of advertising also depends on the quality of the advertisement, the fact remains that the highest-quality advertisement would be useless if no one sees it. This is the reason why more and more people turn to ezine advertising.What’s an ezine, you ask? If you don’t know, then you must be really behind on cultural knowledge. “Ezine” is used in lieu of “electronic magazine”. That in itself should be enough explanation. If you need further enlightening, however, you should know that an ezine is a magazine which can be read on the internet. This means that an ezine has interactivity. Ezine can offer lots of things that an ordinary magazine cannot. This is the reason why some people prefer reading ezines. This is also the reason why many companies prefer to put out ezine advertising.There are many advantages to ezine advertising. There is,

The Ins & Outs of Pop up Advertising

In most cases a pop up window turned to a lead or a sale. Pop up advertising tells us the saga that too much of success is a bad thing.

The runaway success of pop up advertising prompted every online advertiser to go popup way. In the beginning, when this form of advertising was an entirely new experience to internet users, people generally welcomed popup advertisements and shoppers made decisions at the sight of a popup ad. Soon pop up advertising became a dirty phrase, and people began to hate this form of advertising. This happened because every websites were using pop up advertising. Many websites went overboard to test with two or three pop ups per page. This created resentment among internet users as the pop ups took away the attention from real web surfing. People were tired of closing every window that pops up without anticipation.

It is no wonder today that there are more companies that specialize in preventing pop up advertising from popping up than the companies that design creative pop up advertising content. Now there are different pop up blocking software solutions available and most of them are for free. Most commonly popup blocking software comes bundled

Promo Mugs Made For Great Advertising

promotional mugs get noticed and the brand name gains popularity. Mugs offer a large and broader shiny curved surface where the company imprints can be easily incorporated. The large printing space allows the imprints to be written or printed in bold characters which enhance the readability and visibility of the brand logo. Nice, charming and striking logo and company message  adds a new dimension and helps in better and improved advertising.

Clients and customers these days are skeptical and they do not get convinced by the pompous and flattering advertisements. A research reveals that media ads and newspaper classifieds fail to leave any impact on the potential customers although they come up everyday. On the other hand, promotional gifts have an immediate effect on the potential customers. People love and like to get gifts and useful promotional gifts like promo mugs are receiver’s delight. The brand name and company message also thus gets disseminated among the vast target audience. All businesses big or small can afford to use promotional mugs as they are affordable and are found in a large variety. The huge collection includes cheap china mugs and plastic mugs to high ended exclusive and designer bone china mugs or

Made For Great Advertising

promotional mugs get noticed and the brand name gains popularity. Mugs offer a large and broader shiny curved surface where the company imprints can be easily incorporated. The large printing space allows the imprints to be written or printed in bold characters which enhance the readability and visibility of the brand logo. Nice, charming and striking logo and company message  adds a new dimension and helps in better and improved advertising.

Clients and customers these days are skeptical and they do not get convinced by the pompous and flattering advertisements. A research reveals that media ads and newspaper classifieds fail to leave any impact on the potential customers although they come up everyday. On the other hand, promotional gifts have an immediate effect on the potential customers. People love and like to get gifts and useful promotional gifts like promo mugs are receiver’s delight. The brand name and company message also thus gets disseminated among the vast target audience. All businesses big or small can afford to use promotional mugs as they are affordable and are found in a large variety. The huge collection includes cheap china mugs and plastic mugs to high ended exclusive and designer bone china mugs or

The Ins & Outs of Pop up Advertising

Though still in use, pop up advertising has lost its sheen as the finest form of online advertising after a real short span of acceptance. Pop up advertising has not disappeared from the web. In fact every other websites use pop up advertising to attract visitors hoping pop up advertising would be as effective as it was in the past. But is pop up advertising secondary? No way. Pop up advertising has flooded the online media and it made it feel that no other form of advertising is possible on the net. Pop up advertising has gained this much popularity because of its inherent capacity to attract our eyes. You also have to take an action at least to close the popup window.

In most cases a pop up window turned to a lead or a sale. Pop up advertising tells us the saga that too much of success is a bad thing.

The runaway success of pop up advertising prompted every online advertiser to go popup way. In the beginning, when this form of advertising was an entirely new experience to internet users, people generally welcomed popup advertisements and shoppers made decisions at the sight of a popup ad. Soon pop

Politics as Usual A Survey of Washington State Likely Voters about Social Security, Medicare and Political Advertising

This report presents findings from a survey of registered, likely voters in the state of Washington that focuses on views about Medicare and Social Security, knowledge about regulations surrounding political advertising, views of political advertising and views about the news media.

Key findings show:

  • Nearly all respondents believe that Social Security is important to people’s financial security in retirement (98%) and Medicare is important to people’s health in retirement (97%).  Equally strong support for these programs is seen across ages groups (Social Security: 18-49 year olds: 97%; 50-64 year olds: 99%; 65+ year olds: 99%; Medicare: 18-49 year olds: 98%; 50-64 year olds: 97%; 65+ year olds: 98%).
  • More than three-quarters of respondents (81%) agree that politicians in Washington, DC are trying to make too many decisions behind closed doors regarding Social Security and Medicare. And more than 9 in 10 (91%) think that politcians need to spend more time listening to ordinary citizens like them when it comes to decisions about these programs.
  • Less than one-third of respondents (31%) know that it is not a violation of federal law for candidates to use deceptive or misleading statements in political advertising.
  • More than two-thirds of respondents (70%) think it is difficult to determine if information

Fraudulent views of videos impact advertising industry and society widely

Researchers from IMDEA Networks, UC3M, NEC Labs Europe and Politecnico of Torino have reached striking results in their recently published paper Understanding the detection of fake view fraud in Video Content Portals. For the first time, it has been demonstrated that video portals are very vulnerable to fraud by fake views from robots (bots).

In the recently published paper “Understanding the detection of fake view fraud in Video Content Portals,” the research team formed by IMDEA Networks, University Carlos III of Madrid, NEC Labs and Politecnico of Torino have shown that online video portals are charging marketers for advertisements placed on YouTube even when the actual viewer of the ad is in reality a robot rather than a human being.

To perform the experiment of testing the performance of fake view detection systems, the researchers applied measurement tools developed specifically for this specific purpose to the five major online video portals. The research results revealed that YouTube’s detection system significantly outperforms all