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December 2007

Web Playgrounds of the Very Young
New York Times, December 31, 2007

The New Brand Ambassadors
Adweek, December 31, 2007

Smart' toys try to teach without kids knowing it
Seacoast Online, December 23, 2007

Boost children's self-esteem, curb 'gimme' attitude
Chicago Tribune, December 23, 2007

HarperCollins Partners With MySpace
Web Pro News,December 21, 2007

A-B Sees Web as Fertile Ground for Advertising Efforts
St. Louis Post Dispatch, December 20, 2007

Trouble in toytown
Times Online (UK), December 20, 2007

Study: Alcohol Marketing to Youths Shifts from Print to Cable TV
Brandweek, December 19, 2007

Kiddies' Wired Wish Lists
Wall Street Journal, December 19, 2007

Shop by phone gets new meaning
USA Today, December 19, 2007

Lessons of 'Snowpeople' not cool
Marketplace, December 18, 2007

Top Online Advertiser Making a Raw Impression
ClickZ Network, December 17, 2007

Ad Groups Want to Block FCC Rule-Making on Product Placement
Advertising Age, December 17,2007

Ads on Webkinz draw criticism
New Jersey Star-Ledger, December 17, 2007

Barbie's off boozin' with the Bratz Pack, December 16, 2007

A new era in play
USA Weekend, December 16, 2007

Fast food gets its greasy hands on report cards
Chicago Tribune, December 16, 2007

Ad interaction gaining traction
Sun-Times, December 16, 2007

Webkinz Takes Heat For Taking Advertising
MediaPost, December 14, 2007

Born to Shop: How Marketers Brainwash Babies
Alternet, December 13, 2007

Shift Away From Ad-Free Has a Price
New York Times, December 13, 2007

Bus driver questions satellite radio service for children
Archdiocese of Denver, December 12, 2007

Bonfire of the Disney Princesses
The Nation, December 11, 2007

Food companies sign EU ad pledge
UK Guardian, December 11, 2007

Guess Who's Seeing Web Traffic Soar: Kraft and Co.
Advertising Age, December 10, 2007

Study finds commercialism harms Britain's kids
Telegraph UK, December 10, 2007

Texas Accuses Web Marketers Of Targeting Children Unlawfully
Brandweek, December 10, 2007

Heidi Klum In The Valley Of The (Star)Dolls
Brandweek, December 10, 2007

So That’s Why They Drink Coke on TV
New York Times, December 9, 2007

FTC Ends Brainy-Baby Video Investigation
The Associated Press, December 6, 2007

Seminole students get McDonald's bonus on report cards
Orlando Sentinel, December 6, 2007

Straight A's, With a Burger as a Prize
New York Times, December 6, 2007

Kids Bombarded by Unsuitable Web Ads
The Guardian Unlimited, UK, December 6, 2007

Bratz Media Empire Grows
Video Business, December 5, 2007

US kids find it easy to buy adult-rated videogames: survey
AFP, December 5, 2007

Teens stress most over body image
The Sunshine Coast Daily, December 4, 2007

Eight states sue R.J. Reynolds over Rolling Stone feature
Advertising Age, December 4, 2007

Parents concerned over advertising on BusRadio
News 13, Central Florida, December 3, 2007

Eat, drink and be miserable
The Guardian, December 3, 2007

Putting the 'I' in viral makes web ads infectious
Brandweek, December 3, 2007

PlayStation's game plan: scale ad rates for videos
Adweek, December 3, 2007

Even for kids, it's the shoes
Cincinnati Enquirer, December 1, 2007

November 2007

Stealth marketing concerns over kids online sites
CBS 5, KPIX, November 30, 2007

ocial Networking for Pre-Teens
Sydney Morning Herald, November 29, 2007

New ad venue: PTA newsletters
Adweek, November 29, 2007

Hey, New Prairie parents: Do you know what your kids are listening to?
LaPorte Herald-Argus, November 29, 2007

For toddlers, toy of choice is tech device
New York Times, November 28, 2007

Taking the Axe to Unilever's hypocrisy
Toronto Star, November 28, 2007

RJ Reynolds to Stop Print Ads Next Year
Associated Press, November 28, 2007

Materialism in Children and Adolescents Linked to Self-Esteem
University of Minnesota Press Release, November 26, 2008

Channel One: New owner, old issues

Advertising Age, November 26, 2007

Dove viral draws heat from critics
Advertising Age, November 26, 2007

Antismoking activist calls Rolling Stone insert "One great big cigarette ad"
New York Times, November 25, 2007

BusRadio opens to kids' mixed reviews
Orlando Sentinel, November 23, 2007

Stores use lure of children's literature
Boston Herald, November 23, 2007

Dispute over push to get social Web sites in classroom
Union Leader Correspondent, November 23, 2007

Videogame teaches teen girls to slither up social ladder
CanWest News Service, November 22, 2007

Facebook users complain of new tracking
Red Orbit, November 21, 2007

'Junk food rules should cover all media,' say marketers
Guardian Unlimited, November 21, 2007

Morgan Spurlock asks 'What would Jesus buy?"
MTV Movies Blog, November 21, 2007

Can advertising save our schools?
Esquire, November 20, 2007

Miller, Anheuser-Busch may be illegally targeting teens with energy drinks
Fox News, November 20, 2007

Senators urge tougher rating for "Manhunt" game
Reuters, November 20, 2007

NYC schools: chattering classes?
Advertising Age, November 19, 2007

Educators weigh merits of social network sites
LA Times, November 19, 2007

Disney reaches to the crib to extend princess magic
Wall Street Journal, November 19, 2007

Why is the National School Boards Association Selling Kids on MySpace?
CCFC Press Release
, November 16, 2007

Hard to find sanctuary from $17 billion in marketing to kids
National Catholic Reporter, November 16, 2007

Kids and consumerism
National Catholic Reporter, November 16, 2007

What kids learn in virtual worlds
C-Net News, November 15, 2007

New Facebook, MySpace ad programs prompt FTC complaint
C-Net News, November 15, 2007

Transformers, Barbie top a hot toys list
C-Net News, November 15, 2007

This historical fact brought to you by Hyundai
Advertising Age, November 15, 2007

Pressure mounts for pre-9pm ad ban
Marketing Week, November 13, 2007

Howard pledges new ABC channel to appease worries parents of TV
Herald Sun, November 10, 2007

Can advertisers ward off looming threat of do not track list
Information Week, November 10, 2007

Facebook executives lacking decency
Daily Trojan, November 9, 2007

CCFC Statement: Boston misses the bus on alcohol advertising
November 8, 2007

Marketing to teens online
Business Week, November 8, 2007

Targeting ads on social networks
The click Z Network, November 8, 2007

UK ban on junk food ads not working
The Sydney Morning Herald, November 8, 2007

Body spray ads amuse, but do they offend, too?
Sacramento Bee, November 6, 2007

Dr Pepper intros advergame for the iPhone
Marketing Daily, November 6, 2007

Screen violence tied to boys' aggression: study
Yahoo News, November 5, 2007

A company's ugly contradiction
Boston Globe, November 5, 2007

Facebook to Add Shopping Service to Its Menu
Advertising Age, November 5, 2007

Group Objects To Military Recruitment Ads At Schools
Channel 3000, November 3, 2007

Consumer groups bite back on a global scale
ABC News, November 1, 2007

October 2007

Fashion bullies attack - in middle school (Wall Street Journal, 10/25/07)Child Advocates Upset Over "Manhunt 2" (Associated Press, 10/30/07)

TV-hypertension link could fan kid food ad debate (Food Navigator, 10/31/07)

Forum to focus on online privacy (San Francisco Chronicle, 11/1/07)

The baby brain-drain (Times Online, 11/1/07)

Privacy Groups Propose Do-Not-Track List (Advertising Age, 10/30/07)

Jerry Seinfeld Defends Wife's Healthy Cookbook, Does McDonald's Ads (The Huffington Post, 10/30/07)

Children Especially Vulnerable to Increasingly Intrusive Advertising (Newswise, 10/30/07)

Raising a Brand-Free Kid (the Tyee, 10/30/07)

Kids Eating Same Things For Breakfast 20 Years On (Marketing Daily, 10/29/07)

Sexual Messages Harming NZ Children - Studies (The Epoch Times, 10/29/07)

CCFC Statement  on the Release of Manhunt 2 

Rush, little baby (Boston Globe, 10/28/07)

Call to go hard on soft drinks (Herald Sun, 10/29/07)

Consumer mouse that is roaring (Sydney Morning Herald, 10/29/07)

Nick Rethinks Partnerships To Promote SpongeBob To Kids (Brandweek, 10/29/07)

Bad products to be named and shamed (Sydney Morning Herald, 10/29/07)

Are young girls dressing too revealingly? (Good Morning America, 10/27/07)

Pay Up, Kid, or Your Igloo Melts (New York Times, 10/28/07)

Virtual worlds threaten 'values' (BBC News, 10/25/07)

New ways to ingest nicotine -- and fight it (Star-Tribune, 10/25/07)

Digging into Facebook's ad future (C-Net News, 10/25/07)

'Red-band' Web trailers show all the nasty bits (Los Angeles Times, 10/26/07)

Facebook set to introduce major ad play (Advertising Age, 10/23/07)

Goodbye treats, hello tricks (Toronto Sun, 10/20/07)

New Zealand group says don't sex up children (New Zealand Herald, 10/19/07)

Disney wields its marketing magic (Denver Post, 10/19/07)

BusRadio needs parental oversight (Rocky Mountain News 10/22/07)

Is virtual world advertising harmful to kids? (Marketing Pilgrim, 10/22/07)

Serious gaming starts at 6 (Advertising Age, 10/18/07)

Babes in BrandLand (Brandweek, 10/17/07)

Are kids ready for ads in virtual worlds? (C-Net News, 10/16/07)

CCFC to McDonald’s:  Stop Selling Sex with a Side of Fries (or Apple Dippers) (CCFC Press

Release, 10/16/07)

Nestle, Dannon non-committal could lead to regulations (Food Navigator, 10/12/07)

Unilever shuns stereotypes of women (unless talking to men) (New York Times, 10/15/07)

Seminole may make U-turn for BusRadio (Orlando Sun-Sentinel, 10/12/07)

When the PC becomes a parenting problem (C-Net News, 10/11/07)

Under guise of environmental education, Unilever promotes brand to schoolchildren (Environmental Leader, 10/11/07)

Seminole's school buses should be delivering students, not radio advertising (Orlando Sentinal, 10/11/07)

How did board allow BusRadio onboard? (Union Tribune, 10/11/07)

CCFC accuses Unilever of ad hypocrisy (LA Times, 10/10/07)

Palm Beach County schools consider BusRadio (South Florida Sun Sentinel, 10/10/07)

Unhappy moms want wholesome alternatives to Bratz (Arizona Republic, 10/10/07)

The Hottest Thing in Kids Marketing? Imitating Webkinz (Advertising Age, 10/8/07)

Bratz:Super Babyz coming to DVD (The Trades, 10/7/07)

This is your brain on advertising (Business Week, 10/8/07)

Wishful thinking: DVDs bring out baby geniuses (Washington Post, 10/9/07)

CCFC to Unilever:  Ax the Axe Campaign if You Care about “Real Beauty” (CCFC Press Release, 10/9/07)

Disney recall includes 35,000 Baby Einstein blocks (News Inferno, 10/4/07)

ConAGra To limit food ads to kids (Broadcasting & Cable, 10/4/07)

Nintendo Wii takes a murderous turn (USA Today, 10/3/07)

Sao Paulo bans billboards (Commercial Alert, 10/1/07)

A new digital twist on two of the most beloved Hasbro games (PR Newswire, 10/4/07)

Use Of Play Plastic In Game Of Life Divides Experts (The Courant, 10/4/07)

Coming soon to kindergarten: anti-piracy ed (C-Net News, 10/2/07)

Market shift could benefit kids' licensed foods, report (Food Navigator, 10/2/07)

The virtual playground (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 10/1/07)

September 2007

Bratz Advertised on School Milk Cartons (Hollywood Reporter, 9/28/07)

Congressmen Tackle Product Placement (TV Week, 9/27/07)

Military recruiters sponsor Halo 3 release party (Manchester Union Leader, 9/25/07)

These days, some teens covet expensive brand names in purses, accessories (LA Times, 9/25/07)

Retailers Target Tween Girls (Omaha World Herald, 9/25/07)

Surroundings contribute to teen obesity (USA Today, 9/24/07)

MySpace to Discuss Latest Effort to Customize Ads for Members (New York Times, 9/18/07)

SpongeBob Pushes Deeper Into Electronics Aisle (New York Times, 9/18/07)

Junk Food Report Due in Congress (Broadcast and Cable, 9/17/07)

Toys for Saps (New York Times, 9/16/07)

Do Racy Ads Aimed at Teens Cross a Line? (ABC News, 9/11/07)

Burger King Introduces Fruity Side as It Agrees to Limits on Kid-Aimed Ads (AdAge, 9/11/07)

No outdoor play 'hurts children'  (BBC, 9/10/07)

Another Study Slams Food Ads Aimed at Children (AdAge, 9/4/07)

Selling to Kids - Virtually (Channel, 9/4/07)

August 2007

Kids seem to respond to licensing of product (AP, 8/31/07)

Who knows your student? From marketers to the military, kids’ info is in demand  (County Courrier, 8/30/07)

Energy Booze Ad Attack Hits Marketers in Wallet (AdAge, 8/27/07)

Doctors Skeptical of Food Industry Ad Pledge (ABC News, 8/24/07)

Facebook Gets Personal With Ad Targeting Plan (Wall Street Journal, 8/24/07)

Lolita's Closet: Unbearably trampy back-to-school clothes (Slate, 8/24/07)

Poll Shows Growing Concern About Role of Advertising in Child Obesity (Wall Street Journal, 8/21/07)

Cartoon characters labeled food villains (Guardian, 8/21/07)

Attorneys general sign petition against 'alcopops' (Small Business Times, 8/21/07)

Webkinomics: Cute, Cuddly and Creating a Halo Effect (AdAge, 8/20/07)

Child's Play (New York Times, 8/20/07)

A brand-new batch of cell phones takes aim at kids as young as 5 (Business Week, 8/13/07)

FTC Issues Subpoenas to Food Marketers (Adweek, 8/10/07)

Here Comes 'Halo 3' with a Side Order of Fries (Wall Street Journal, 8/9/07)

Computers for 3-Year-Olds (8/9/07)

Sears Targets Tweens Online (Chicago Sun Times, 8/9/07)

Virtual worlds for kids take off (The Guardian, 8/9/07)

Interior design's youth movement; retailers target teens' and tweens' personal spaces (Boston Globe, 8/9/07)

Parents tricked by Baby Einstein (Brisbane Times, 8/6/07)

Marketing tricks tots' taste buds (AP, 8/6/07)

Growing up too fast (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/6/07)

Disney Hit Proves YouTube Isn't Only Way to Target Teens (AdAge, 8/6/07)

Playground Networking, Now Online  (Washington Post, 8/3/07)

Alcohol, Energy Drinks, and Youth: A Dangerous Mix (Marin Institute, 8/2/07)

More than a doll, baby (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/2/07)

Too Sexy, Too Soon (, 8/01/07)

Teens seek luxury items for back-to-school wardrobes (AP, 8/1/07)

July 2007

We are coming for your children (The Guardian, 7/31/07)

Australian Labor Party Battles the Ogre of Pester Power (Sydney Morning Herald, 7/31/07)

Giving kids new outlets, unplugged and even outdoors (USA Today, 7/30/07)

Fury over 'violent' robot gift for kids (Daily Mirror, 7/27/07)

Robbing the Cradle? If Marketers Get Their Way, That Bundle of Joy Can Cost a Bundle (Knowledge@Wharton, 7/25/07)

Soon, Cell Phones Will Tap Into In-Store Marketing (Media Post, 7/25/07)

Starvation diets of schoolgirls striving for supermodel size (Daily Mail, 7/24/07)

Diet Soda, Metabolic Syndrome Linked (LA Times, 7/24/07)

New Products: Oh Boy! Disney Sees Market For Pre-Teen Fragrances (Brandweek, 7/23/07)

New Barbies don't just have outfits - they have docking stations (International Herald Tribune, 7/23/07)

Big Food Cuts $1B in Kid Ads; Pols' Hunger Still Not Sated (Adage, 7/23/07)

Limiting Ads of Junk Food to Children (New York Times, 7/18/07)

What Exactly Are NBC, Alloy Getting Into With Channel One Deals? (AdAge 7/16/07)

Markey Says Marketers Won't Follow Kellogg's Lead (Broadcasting & Cable, 7/11/07)

Watching Food Ads on TV May Program Kids to Overeat (Wall Street Journal 7/10/07)

NBC, Channel One classmates (7/09/07)

Violent shows aim toys at little kids (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 7/10/07)

Food Marketers Seem Set to Unveil Kids-Advertising Guidelines (, 7/6/07)

Virtual Worlds Aren't Just for Reaching Adults Anymore (Click Z, 7/05/07)

Teens don't catch warnings in alcohol ads (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/3/07)

Study by Wake Forest professor says toddlers learn little from TV (Winston-Salem Journal, 7/3/07)

June 2007

Kids Ad Summit Sets Stage For New Regulatory Agenda (Media Post, 6/25/07)

Nintendo's Wii game system puts violence in motion (Boston Globe, 6/22/07)

Marketing health (San Francisco Chronicle, 6/22/07)

Kellogg Agrees to Curb Marketing of Foods to Children (New York Times, 6/14/07)

Kellogg Agrees to Raise Nutrition of Kids' Food  (Associated Press, 6/14/07)

If Other Marketers Follow Suit, More Than $1 Billion in Spending May Be in Limbo (, 6/14/07)

P.V. ponders Bus Radio, billed as alternative to raunchy drive-time fare (Santa Cruz Sentinel, 6/12/07)

Mattel's Barbie And Bonne Bell To Push Makeup For Little Girls (Media Post, 6/12/07)

'Spider-Man,' 'Transformers' and 'Pirates' toys battle for boys' attention (LA Times, 6/12/07)

Q+A: Is Elmo Evil? Book Says Babies Are Brainwashed (Brandweek, 6/11/07)

Marketers Are Joining the Varsity (New York Times, 6/11/07)

Crackdown on children's ads (Australia) (Sydney Morning Herald, 6/10/07)

Critics Say Cigarette Aimed at Young Girls (ABC News, 6/10/07)

Child’s Play: Packaging for kids’ personal care products  (Beauty Packaging, 6/09/07)

Promoting a Thirst for Sprite in Teenage Cellphone Users (New York Times, 6/7/07)

Advocacy Group Says Nickelodeon Should Ditch Junk Food Ads (Emax News, 6/6/07)

Play sites offer safe fun — and lucrative advertising space (International Herald Tribune, 6/6/07)

Mass. lawmakers weigh ban on all marketing in schools (AP, 6/3/2007)

May 2007

Women take their fight against school ads to Boston (Worcester Star-Telegram, 5/31/07)

Say Buy-Buy: Psychology professor says subtle marketers are selling kids, and their parents, a lot of junk (Winston-Salem Journal, 5/31/07)

Valley of the Virtual Dolls (Business Week, 5/23/07)

The princess gene (The Age, 5/23/07)

Congress Will Join Federal Agencies In Seeking Action On Food Marketing To Kids (Broadcast and Cable, 5/22/07)

Louisville school board drops proposal for bus radios (Louisville Courier-Journal, 5/22/07)

Fighting obesity, but fronting for junk food (Boston Globe, 5/21/07)

Louisville schools may add music, ads on buses (Louisville Courier-Journal, 5/21/07)

FTC Urged To Probe Digital Food Marketing To Kids (Media Post, 5/17/07)

Harkin critical of Shrek for promoting junk food (Radio Iowa, 5/17/07)

T pressed to ban ads for alcohol (Boston Globe, 5/17/07)

How Many Brands Do Young Children Recognize? (, 5/14/07)

The Hard Sell: Marketing to Kids (CBS News, 5/14/07)

Martin: FCC May Need To Regulate Food Ads (Broadcast and Cable, 5/14/07)

TV may harm toddlers' brain development (Canadian Press, 5/08/07)

Beam Global Strengthens Voluntary Rules On Marketing Alcohol  (Media Post, 5/08/07)

Study ties ads to teen smoking (Winston Salem Journal, 5/08/07)

More toddlers have own TVs, study finds

20% of children under age 3 have a set in bedroom (Chicago Tribune, 5/7/07)

Take back family time (Press and Sun-Bulletin, 5/7/07)

Toymakers use Spidey senses (Toronto Star, 5/4/07)

How the internet is creating a generation of lonely children ( Evening Standard, 5/4/07)

Digital Billboards That Turn Your Head (Washington Post, 5/3/07)

Alcohol advertising feeds kids a big lie (Sacremento Bee, 5/3/07)

Websites cultivate market in the making: children (Toronto Globe and Mail, 5/3/07)

Marketing's Brave New World at Mix07 (EarthWebNews, 5/2/07)

Caught Be-Tween Promotional Lines

Manufacturers Share 10 Tips for Marketing to Tweens (Toy Directory, 5/07)

Transformer licensing deals-more than meets the eye (Kidscreen, 5/02/07)

Making a Killing (New York Times, 5/02/07)

April 2007

Shrek shills dietary dreck -- dump him (Chicago Sun Times, 4/30/07)

Cell-Phone Provider Kajeet Goes To Whyville To Reach Tweens (Media Post, 4/30/07)

Can BusRadio deal; it’s a marketing ploy (Nashua Telegraph, 4/29/07)

Mattel aims at preteens with Barbie Web brand (AP 4/27/07)

Advocacy Group: Drop Shrek From Anti-Obesity Ads (AP, 4/26/07)

The Marketers Have Your Ear (Boston Globe, 4/24/07)

Humiliating Deal Lands Channel One In Alloyland (Obligation, Inc, 4/23/07)

Kicked Out of Class: Primedia Sheds In-School Net Channel One (, 4/23/07)

Ad infinitum (food marketing to children) (Boston Globe, 4/23/07)

Kids need a respite from TV (Eugene Guard-Register, 4/23/07)

Obesity Fear Frenzy Grips Food Industry (Adage, 4/23/07)

FTC Readies Subpoenas for Food Marketers (Brandweek, 4/20/07)

Gimme an Ad! Brands Lure Cheerleaders (Wall Street Journal, 4/19/07)

Nashua Board tunes in to Bus Radio (Nashua Telegraph, 4/19/07)

Word on the Street (Time, 4/18/07)

The Sell-Phone Revolution (Business Week, 4/18/07)

Markey Wants to Put Kids TV On Ad Diet (Broadcast and Cable, 4/17/07)

FTC Takes Issue with Food Marketing to Kids ( 4/17/07)

Growth spurt seen in TV fare for babies (San Antonio Express-News, 4/17/07)

The Ultimate 'Halo 3' Accessory: Mountain Dew (, 4/16/07)

FTC Scolds Marketers About Violent Content (AdWeek, 4/12/07)

KFC Generates Buzzz (NY Post, 4/12/07)

Disney Expands Electronics With Themes Taken From Movies (Media Post, 4/12/07)

SeaWorld jumps on a movie's bandwagon, hoping to capitalize (Knight-Ridder, 4/11/07)

Are Bratz Dolls Too Sexy? (MSNBC, 4/11/07)

As kids get savvy, marketers move down the age scale  (USA Today, 4/11/07)

Bettelheim and the Importance of Play (American Chronicle, 4/9/07)

Webkinz's plush creatures take on e-lives  (Associated Press, 4/9/07)

'Tweens' tap into the Web (Baltimore Sun, 4/5/07)

Report puts a pacifier on 'smarter baby' debate (4/03/07)

Junk food ad ban comes into force in UK (Food Navigator, 04/02/07)

Mental Torture: The story behind those vile ads for the movie Captivity. (, 4/02/07)

Living Well: Food biz feeds kids a steady marketing diet (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 4/01/07)

A deal with the devil:  Schools unable to alter soda contracts (Toldeo Blade, 4/1/07)

March 2007

Chrysler, Sirius Introduce 'Backseat TV' With Kid Shows (Media Post, 3/30/07)

A booze buzz for teenyboppers? (MSNBC, 3/30/07)

Forget Big Tobacco, Big Food Kills (Truthdig, 3/29/07)

Study Finds Food Is Top Product Advertised to Kids (Washington Post, 3/28/07)

FCC Split Over TV Violence Report (National Journal, 3/28/07)

BabyFirstTV growing up fast (Hollywood Reporter, 3/26/07)

Soda drinkers consume more calories (USA Today, 3/26/07)

Fury over Disney 'children's champagne' (The Scotsman, 3/25/07)

Government to Take a Hard Look at Horror (3/23/07)

Marketing what? To whom?  (Houston Chronicle, 3/21/07)

Trash the plastic slappers (Bratz) (Courier Mail, 3/20/07)

Krispy Kreme unfairly targeting kids, says group (AP Food Technology, 3/20/07)

Teens targeted with cellphone-based marketing (USA Today, 3/20/07)

Marketing play: Game of Life really does take Visa  (USA Today, 3/8/07)

Toy Makers Hit It Big With Burger King Deal (3/6/07)

Critics target Pizza Hut BOOKIt! Program (AP, 3/2/07)

February 2007

Parents push to boot Bratz books from Scholastic fairs (CanWest, 2/28/07)

Message and the Media: Our girls deserve better (San Francisco Chronicle, 2/26/07)

Diaper Demographic:  TV, Video Programming for the Under-2 Market Grows Despite Lack of Clear Educational Benefit (Washington Post, 2/24/07)

As Pop Culture Targets Ever Younger Girls, Psychologists Worry About a Premature Focus on Sex and Appearance (Washington Post, 2/20/07)

Attorneys General of 21 States Lash Out at Age Checks (, 2/20/07)

Cell Phone Makers Accused of Tween Targeting (Australian IT, 2/19/07)

Toy companies are playing Internet game for all it's worth (AP, 2/18/07)

Toy Fair Resembles CES for Kids (Wired, 2/14/07)

Snack-Ad Attack (Christian Science Monitor, 2/9/09)

A Shopping-Cart-Ad Plan That Might Actually Work (, 2/7/07)

M&M's maker to stop marketing to kids (, 2/05/07)

Envy, Anxiety, Secrecy, Taboos: The Subject Must Be Money (New York Times, 2/03/07)

January 2007


Why are we dressing our daughters like this? (McLeans, 1/07)

Are Canadian babies ready for their own TV channel? (CBC, 1/30/07)

Shrek Flip-flops in Obesity Fight (, 1/30/07)

Fruit shown on label often not in the box, kids' food study says (SF Chronicle, 1/26/07)

CCFC to President Bush:  Luring Babies to Screens is Not Heroic Watching television won't turn babies into Einsteins (Concord Monitor, 1/25/07)

Kids' TV faces new Net restrictions (CNet, 1/24/07)

Kids' Advertisers Bolster Defenses at ANA Conference (, 1/18/07)

EU to study ways to keep violent video games from kids (AP, 1/16/07)

Anywhere the Eye Can See, It’s Likely to See an Ad (New York Times, 1/15/07)

'Adult' Brands Get Parents Where The Kids Are (Brandweek, 1/15/07)

Beverage research tied to corporate dollars (Boston Globe, 1/9/07)

Burger King Sets High Score With Its Adver-games (, 1/8/07)

Nickelodeon Strikes Deal With State Farm (Media Week, 1/8/07)

TV ads stress children (New Zealand Press, 1/02/06)



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