Politics

Sexist ‘Stay at home’ govt ad puts women in their place

The government has withdrawn a Facebook ad that shows exactly what it thinks women should stay home for: baby care, home schooling, or cuddling up to a man on the sofa. Apparently a government spokesman suggested that it didn’t reflect ...

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TikTok joins the establishment with Vayner’s viral sea shanty

All the to-ing and fro-ing over Tik Tok’s ownership (it now seems to be shared between Oracle, Walmart and China’s ByteDance after D. Trump’s intervention) doesn’t seem to have held back the social media upstart. Now it’s claiming the first ...

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MullenLowe shows hospital reality in latest Covid burst

Covid cases are going down (slowly) in the UK but there are still lots of people in hospital, many on ventilators. So the latest instalment of the NHS campaign through MullenLowe shows real patients to remind us that it ain’t ...

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Ford backs Biden – somewhat cagily

It’s nearly time for Joe Biden’s inauguration – which promises to be a lively if somewhat underpopulated event – and corporate America is rallying to the new president. Maybe because they think they don’t have to worry about Trump any ...

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Brands that stopped Republican donations: making a stand or going with the flow?

Many major brands have publicly stated that they will stop donating funds to Republican senators who voted to overturn the US election results last week. These include Facebook, Coca-Cola, Amazon, Airbnb, and American Express, according to website Popular.Info. Hallmark has ...

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Thirty seconds of Chris Whitty is more than enough

In his own lugubrious ‘Dr Death’ way UK chief medical adviser Chris Whitty is a capable enough Downing Street press conference performer. He doesn’t flannel away like Boris anyway. But I don’t know who thought this Covid-19 thirty seconds was ...

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CIA rebrands to be more diverse – designer is a secret

America’s CIA intelligence agency has rebranded and, as with all such “improvements” to venerable institutions, controversy has sparked. Here are the old and new versions (guess which one is which.) Creative Bloq There’s already a mystery over who designed it, ...

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The Monkeys goes bats for Australia’s BCF

BCF (Boating Camping and Fishing online store) in Australia don’t shirk trouble in their ads and the latest – from Accenture-owned The Monkeys – has caused a predictable storm as it shows one of the happy campers, holidaying in Australia ...

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