Politics

ASA bans two Imperial Tobacco ads, and tightens the rules on gambling

Imperial Tobacco is in trouble with the Advertising Standards Authority for two outdoor ads that appeal to under 18s, and suggest that smoking is safe. It’s not quite the return of big tobacco – these banned ads are for Rizla ...

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Egard Watches cashes in on Gillette ad rumpus

Egard Watches is a relative newbie in the timepiece game (2012) but it’s become surprisingly famous by taking a pop at Gillette’s now-notorious “toxic masculinity” ad. This purported to present a new view of men, suitable for the #MeToo era. ...

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What Brexit vote means for adland – bad or worse

As British PM Theresa May waits to hear the verdict of Parliament on her proposed Brexit deal (they won’t like it) various forecasts are emerging about the likely fate of advertising in the event of various outcomes: no deal with ...

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Pepsico’s new effort to please China makes you uneasy

Is this advertising or a big American company cozying up to the US’s big trade rival – or something in between? China has landed a probe on the far side of the moon, which is a PR plus for its ...

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Brexit bus was marketing triumph – and a political own goal

Channel 4 is promising to lift the lid on Brexit tonight (Monday) with a film starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings, the mastermind behind the successful Brexit campaign. The ever-ingenious Taylor Herring is promoting it with C4’s version of the ...

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