Nando’s pulls controversial Mugabe ‘last dictator’ ad

We said it was brave and now Nando’s in South Africa has decided it’s not quite brave enough to continue with its controversial “last dictator standing’ ad featuring Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe. Nando’s says it has pulled the ad after ...

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UK shocked to the core by sexy Marks & Spencer ad

Warning to all UK advertisers: the merest suggestion of female carnality in a public place will now be punished by a rap over the knuckles from the Advertising Standards Authority. That is the message from the regulator, which has now ...

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Old Spice shows you don’t need Isaiah Mustafa to make a sweet-smelling commercial

It’s very difficult to follow up a highly successful, award-winning campaign but Wieden+Kennedy Portland seems completely unfazed about following the extraordinary success of ‘the man your man could smell like’ and actor Isaiah Mustafa for Procter & Gamble’s miraculously-revived Old ...

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China ad ban in TV dramas has advertisers and agencies scratching their heads

Chinese regulator the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (Sarft) is to ban ads during TV dramas from January, collecting them in blocks between programmes as is the case in South Korea. Sarft says that removing ad will “ensure ...

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