The industry expects the war in Iraq to lower revenue, but many promotions are proceeding as planned.
The news media have mostly refrained from continuous war coverage, which has allowed near-normal amounts of ads to appear.
Fox News Channel has outdrawn CNN in the ratings through the first five days of the war, a further proof of Fox's audience appeal and a blow to CNN, which was hoping to revitalize the reputation it built during the first Gulf War.
The Federal Trade Commission said two companies that provide laser eye surgery have agreed to stop making advertisements alleged to be misleading.
A national "do not call" list will be up and running by October, allowing U.S. households to block many unwanted sales calls, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday.
While estimates vary a bit, it is becoming clear that collateral damage from the war on Iraq has been fairly moderate -- to the companies bringing the conflict to us in living color.
A majority of advertising, marketing and media professionals responding to a 24-hour AdAge.com online poll disagree with the tradition of halting advertising during the outbreak of war.
War was hell on the Oscars ratings. With the conflict in Iraq weighing heavily on the minds of Americans, the subdued 75th anniversary edition of the Academy Awards entered the record books on Monday as the least watched Oscar telecast ever.
U.S. television networks, facing a bill of up to $20 million each per day to cover the Iraq war, found that "Friends" are more popular than enemies as a repeat episode of the top sitcom on Thursday night beat live war cover on ABC in the ratings.
Media mogul Barry Diller on Wednesday resigned from top jobs at the U.S. entertainment unit of Vivendi Universal to focus on USA Interactive, the Internet company he controls.