But many of the top brands on this China-specific list also recognize a significant share of their revenues from sources like digital advertising.
Real estate agencies that mislead individual home buyers by falsely advertising housing function of commercial projects will be severely punished.
Yuan is the manager of an advertising company which runs the advertisements on the top lights of taxis in Zhoushan.
Baidu narrowly missed revenue expectations in the final quarter of last year, as the Chinese search engine tried to reassure investors that the worst of its latest advertising scandal was behind it.
" Beyond the revenue earned directly from processing fees, the dominance of China's mobile payments market by Alibaba's Ant Financial and Tencent gives them access to valuable user data that can be used for everything from credit ratings to targeted advertising to product development.
Yahoo has a deal to sell its core internet business, which includes its digital advertising, email and media assets, to Verizon for $4.
" I think it was "circulation" he said; though it may have been "advertising.
Advertising and public relations might also appeal to these types, who are excellent promoters.
When a person can transform themselves into a "brand" with some well-lit Instagram photos and considered Tweeting, essentially advertising someone else's product on their chest or handbag can become less appealing.
The head of Japanese advertising group Dentsu is to step down following the suicide of an employee who had worked hundreds of hours of overtime.
Shopping malls in China's smog-bound capital are vying for customers by advertising the quality of their indoor air, as weeks of choking winter pollution keeps families indoors.
To achieve that in just a couple of years, Xiaomi "replicated our Chinese strategy" of focusing on online sales and an ecosystem of companion products, championed by a passionate community of what it calls "Mi fans" instead of traditional advertising, Mr Chew said.
Carter Hooper, a New Orleans-based advertising agency creative director and self-described cellphone aficionado, holds the original RAZR in especially high regard.
2 percent said they had made money from the accounts through advertising.
That business makes its money by charging fees to, and providing advertising for, vendors.
The company is also changing some advertising practices to stop purveyors of fake news from profiting from it.
China has introduced a tougher regulation to take a firmer grip on the country's internet advertising industry following the death of a college student, who sought treatment for his disease on online search giant Baidu Inc.
The pharmaceutical industry plays on that fear, targeting women in a barrage of advertising on daytime talk shows and in magazines.
Whoever hacked Ms Chen's account left a clue for the mysterious behaviour — each order contained a note for the merchant, advertising a unique "promotion" service: "We are a professional Taobao promoter and we cordially invite you to come communicate with us, mutual help in improving shop ranking, order numbers and business development.
54bn), driven mainly by increases in advertising and revenues from social networks.