Politics

Roy Jeans: how the ad industry actively underpins “surveillance capitalism”

In the regional Chinese city of Rongcheng, the ruling one-party state is perfecting its soon to be nationwide “Social Credit System”. Starting with 1,000 points, every citizen has points deducted – or added – for their historical (and current) behaviour. ...

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Reckitt Benckiser joins anti-plastic rush

RB, Reckitt Benckiser as was and sometimes still is, is stepping outside its usual hard sell mode with this anti-plastic opus – ‘Nature is Speaking’ from Casual Films. Nature is Speaking is also the name of a star-packed series from ...

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Dark Horses promotes forgotten footballers for CONIFA European championship

More football, this time from some unexpected places. Sportsbet.io (which lets you bet in bitcoins and other crypto currencies – yikes) is sponsoring the CONIFA European Football Cup which features teams from minorities, including stateless people, and other locations currently ...

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Can Hornby’s The&Partnership ride to rescue of Change UK?

Newly-formed political entity The Independent Group, consisting of a handful of Remain-supporting refugee MPs from Labour and the Tories, hasn’t exactly got off to a flying start. For the time being at least it’s known as Change UK as the ...

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The History of Advertising Trust’s Jack Meggitt-Phillips picks his Desert Island (political) Ads

Jack Meggitt-Phillips is presenter and co-producer of The History of Advertising Podcast, the Apple Podcasts show which looks back at the stories behind some of the nation’s favourite ads.   Desert Island Ads Politics has been described as showbusiness for ...

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