Advertising

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Gillette sparks backlash with new ‘#MeToo advert’

Gillette sparks backlash with new ‘Modern Manhood’ advert

Gillette sparks backlash with new ‘Modern Manhood’ advert

A Gillette advert, which references #MeToo, bullying and "toxic masculinity", has sparked criticism

Monday, December 17, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Vets urge retailers to stop using unhealthy dog breeds such as pugs on Christmas jumpers

Vets urge retailers to stop using unhealthy dog breeds such as pugs on Christmas jumpers

Vets urge retailers to stop using unhealthy dog breeds on Christmas jumpers

The Junior Vice President of British Veterinary Association has said that the use of dog breeds such as pugs and dachshunds on Christmas jumpers “normalise” their “harmful characteristics”.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

Woman cooking

Advertising watchdog bans adverts that feature 'harmful' gender stereotypes

Advertising watchdog bans adverts that feature 'harmful' gender stereotypes

The Advertising Standards Authority has introduced a ban on adverts that feature stereotypical gender roles or characteristics.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

Sir Martin Sorrell, former CEO of WPP

Sir Martin Sorrell sees pay slashed to £13.9 million

Sir Martin Sorrell sees pay slashed to £13.9 million

Advertising guru is in final year at company he founded

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Facebook's chief technical officer is facing questions from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) select committee

Facebook executive grilled by MPs

Facebook executive grilled by MPs

Chief technical officer answering questions about political advertising on the platform

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018

Former advertising executive apologises for email ranking female colleagues on looks

Former advertising executive apologises for email ranking female colleagues on looks

Former advertising executive apologises for email ranking female colleagues

The email was sent on the man's last day working for The&Partnership in London

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

It's not one to miss, today's show was full of news and debate

The Independent Republic of Mike Graham: February 7

The Independent Republic of Mike Graham: February 7

From adverts to nannies, Mike Graham and Katie Perrior covered all angles

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Victoria Beckham under fire for using 'emaciated model' in eyewear campaign

Victoria Beckham under fire for using 'emaciated model' in eyewear campaign

Victoria Beckham under fire for using 'emaciated model' in eyewear campaign

Victoria Beckham posted a photo on Instagram of model Giedre Dukauskaite wearing a pair of Victoria Beckham Eyewear frames

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Advertising Standards Authority starts investigation into Poundland over 'naughty elf pictures'

Advertising Standards Authority starts investigation into Poundland over 'naughty elf pictures'

ASA starts investigation into Poundland over 'naughty elf pictures'

The image shows a toy elf holding a teabag over a doll's face

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Jimmy Choo advert featuring Cara Delevingne slammed for 'sexism'

Jimmy Choo advert featuring Cara Delevingne slammed for 'sexism'

Jimmy Choo advert featuring Cara Delevingne slammed for 'sexism'

The advert shows Cara Delevingne walking down the street whilst men comment on her shoes

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Pandora removes 'sexist' Christmas advert from metro station

Jewellery firm Pandora removes sexist 'iron or apron' Christmas advert from metro station

Pandora removes 'sexist' Christmas advert from metro station

The advert asked onlookers whether they thought an iron, an apron, pyjamas or a Pandora bracelet would make a woman happy

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Doctor to appear in court for 'advertising abortion' in Germany

Doctor to appear in court for 'advertising abortion' in Germany

Doctor to appear in court for 'advertising abortion' in Germany

The 61-year-old allegedly posted online to say patients should bring money or proof of health insurance to appointments

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

'Paperchase apology after Daily Mail advert was drippingly gross and like a five-year-old'

'Paperchase apology after Daily Mail advert was drippingly gross'

'Paperchase apology after Daily Mail advert was drippingly gross'

Journalist Ella Whelan says Paperchase is acting as if it has been put on the 'naughty step'

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

'Sexist and degrading' shoe ad campaign banned

'Sexist and degrading' shoe ad campaign which featured naked women banned

'Sexist and degrading' shoe ad campaign which featured naked women banned

The adverts for Goodwin Smith Shoes featured women wearing no tops and nude underwear

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Chinese Ikea advert slammed for being 'sexist and twisted'

Chinese Ikea advert slammed for being 'sexist and twisted'

Chinese Ikea advert slammed for being 'sexist and twisted'

The advert featured a woman saying her daughter should not call her mum unless she brings home a boyfriend

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Suit company under fire for 'sexist' adverts featuring naked men and clothed women

Suit company under fire for 'sexist' adverts featuring naked men and clothed women

Suit company under fire for 'sexist' adverts featuring naked men

Suitsupply is about to launch a sister company in New York named Suistudio and is advertising it with its #NotDressingMen campaign

Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Racist Dove advert: 'White executives who just didn’t get it probably approved this'

Dove racism row: 'Clueless white executives probably approved this'

Dove racism row: 'Clueless white executives probably approved this'

Simon Woolley, director of Operation Black Vote, says a black person would have easily spotted how dodgy the Dove advert was

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Offensive adverts, Twitter exchanges and charges - Ryanair has long been a controversial airline

From toilets to Twitter wars: Ryanair and its history of controversies

From toilets to Twitter wars: Ryanair and its history of controversies

Ryanair has cancelled thousands of flights leaving passengers left angry and annoyed. But it's certainly not the first time the company has run into trouble

Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

Research claims targeted advertising on social media does influence voters

Theresa May take note: New research shows voters are swayed by targeted ads

Theresa May take note: New research shows voters are swayed by targeted ads

The Online Privacy Foundation says it is concerned that people's biases are being manipulated

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

'Blanket ban on representation in adverts is too far, but gender roles need to be balanced', says campaigner

Sexist advert debate: Campaigner says blanket ban is excessive

Sexist advert debate: Campaigner says blanket ban is excessive

The Advertising Standards Authority has said it will ban adverts that are sexist by showing gender stereotype roles

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Conservatives advertising van blown over by wind on M6

Weak and wobbly? Tory advertising van blown over by wind on M6

Weak and wobbly? Tory advertising van blown over by wind on M6

The van was driving north along the M6, between Lymm and Woolston, when strong winds knocked it over

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Religious committee orders authorities to remove 'offensive' Coca-Cola adverts in Lebanon

Coca-Cola adverts banned from Lebanon for 'exploiting women's bodies'

Coca-Cola adverts banned from Lebanon for 'exploiting women's bodies'

The Association of Muslim Scholars claimed it was scandalous for adverts to show a topless man and a woman in a swimsuit

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dove racism row: The most ill-judged commercials of all time

Dove racism row: The most ill-judged commercials of all time

Dove, Beckham, and Kendall Jenner: The most ill-judged adverts of all time

A Dove advertising campaign has been widely criticised...but it isn't the first time advertisers have got it horribly wrong

Monday, February 6, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

'The Government should not be using an adversiting agency to challenge racist myths', says creative director

Government shouldn't be using advertising agencies to challenge racist myths, says creative director

'The Government should not be using an adversiting agency to challenge racism'

Racist myths perpetrated by the far right are to be challenged by the Government online as part of a £60 million battle against extremism