Politics

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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Anomaly Amsterdam’s “Accidental Environmentalists” spearhead IKEA climate change campaign

IKEA is entering the climate change lists with a new platform from Anomaly Amsterdam – ‘A Better World Starts At Home’ – and a global campaign hymning “Accidental Environmentalists,” showing how the most unlikely individuals can help same the planet ...

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The Gate enters knife crime fray for Lives Not Knives

Mother’s Day’s come and gone (yesterday) but knife crime in London remains a pressing issue with heaven knows how many young people losing their lives. Is anyone doing anything about it? The Government keeps saying that the dramatic reduction in ...

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Blue State Digital’s Samir Patel: why the whole world needs proper regulation for Facebook and its rivals

It’s been a hellish few weeks for Facebook. Earlier this month, just 24 hours after announcing its pivot to a more privacy-focused platform in an attempt to reassure an increasingly concerned user base, it was revealed that Facebook’s single biggest ...

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Adam&eve wins global brief to protect children from war, UK media rallies round in wake of Cyclone Idai disaster

Save the Children’s UK agency adam&eveDDB has been appointed to handle a new global campaign for Save the Children International with the theme Stop the War on Children. Save the Children was founded by Eglantyne Jebb 100 years ago, in ...

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Bercow puts UK government’s Brexit TV blitz in the balance

As House of Commons speaker John Bercow (below) throws a new spanner in Theresa May’s Brexit works – telling her she can’t bring back the same bill three times, which she should have known already – the UK’s TV stations ...

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Are junk food ads living on borrowed time?

The ad industry is preparing to fight back against the threat of stricter controls on junk food advertising, as the government announces a public consultation on whether there should be a watershed for TV and online ads featuring foods high ...

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We Are Social: how social media can help launch a new political party

By Andre van Loon I remember a time, not long ago, when people used to say that British politics was slightly predictable, with the main parties converging around the centre ground. While this was exaggerated even at the time, it ...

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Spike Jonze turns down volume for cannabis TV campaign

We didn’t expect to be viewing ads for licensed cannabis companies but here comes MedMen – which last year turned over $30m mainly in California – hitting the airwaves with ace director Spike Jonze. No singing and dancing from Spike ...

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