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Prince Charles and Camilla’s ‘secret son’ claims ‘powerful forces’ changed eye colour
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Prince Charles and Camilla’s ‘secret son’ claims ‘powerful forces’ changed eye colour

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Jun 2021
Google’s 2019 general election political ad ban explained
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Google’s 2019 general election political ad ban explained

Search giant follows Twitter’s lead by drastically reducing political power online
21 Nov 2019
‘Sexist’ banned ads: how VW fell afoul of new rules
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‘Sexist’ banned ads: how VW fell afoul of new rules

Advertising watchdog’s crackdown triggers concerns of ‘morality policing’
14 Aug 2019
Gender stereotypes banned from UK adverts: how the ban works
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Gender stereotypes banned from UK adverts: how the ban works

Advertising watchdog brings in new measures to stop commercials reinforcing harmful stereotypes
14 Jun 2019
Brexit quotes back to haunt politicians on giant billboards
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Brexit quotes back to haunt politicians on giant billboards

Guerrilla advertising campaign highlights embarrassing comments by Theresa May and pro-Leave MPs
17 Jan 2019
Why men’s rights activists are boycotting Gillette
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Why men’s rights activists are boycotting Gillette

Piers Morgan criticises razor brand’s #MeToo advert as ‘virtue-signalling PC guff’
15 Jan 2019
‘Negative gender stereotypes’ to be banned from UK adverts
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‘Negative gender stereotypes’ to be banned from UK adverts

Advertising Standards Authority says sexist depictions ‘can restrict opportunities’ and inflict economic harm
14 Dec 2018

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Iceland Christmas TV ad banned for being ‘too political’
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Iceland Christmas TV ad banned for being ‘too political’

Controversial commercial depicts orangutan mourning loss of his rainforest home
9 Nov 2018
How Facebook plans to crack down on ‘dark’ political ads
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How Facebook plans to crack down on ‘dark’ political ads

Online records to show who is paying to swing votes amid concerns about election meddling
16 Oct 2018
Anti-avocado Costa ad banned by watchdog
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Anti-avocado Costa ad banned by watchdog

Radio spot suggested customers swap the fruit for a bacon roll
3 Oct 2018
Why McDonald’s Happy Meals are officially ‘healthy’
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Why McDonald’s Happy Meals are officially ‘healthy’

Fast-food children’s menu gets the green light from UK advertising watchdog
8 Aug 2018
Sir Martin Sorrell's exit from WPP shrouded in secrecy
Sir Martin Sorrell will receive a payout of £19m
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Sir Martin Sorrell's exit from WPP shrouded in secrecy

Claims of misconduct ‘swept under carpet’ at world’s biggest advertising company
17 Apr 2018
The worst advertising campaigns of 2017
Pepsi's protest advert featuring Kendall Jenner was taken down almost immediately after a massive backlash
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The worst advertising campaigns of 2017

From Pepsi to Nivea to McDonald’s: this year's biggest missteps from some of the world’s biggest brands
28 Nov 2017
Paddington Bear this year’s star of M&S Christmas advert
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Paddington Bear this year’s star of M&S Christmas advert

Retailer follows John Lewis’ lead as battle of the Xmas advertisements gets under way
7 Nov 2017
Dove apology for soap ad showing black women turning white
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Dove apology for soap ad showing black women turning white

Brand says it ‘missed mark’ after being accused of racism in campaign promoting body lotion
9 Oct 2017
Australian lamb advert sparks diplomatic protest
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Australian lamb advert sparks diplomatic protest

India lodges formal complaint over ad’s depiction of Hindu god
11 Sep 2017
How advertisers play the mind game
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How advertisers play the mind game

Adverts surround us, but to what extend do they distort our view of ourselves and the world?
19 Jul 2017
Facebook denies targeting 'insecure' young for ads
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Facebook denies targeting 'insecure' young for ads

Social media giant could identify young people needing 'a confidence boost'
2 May 2017
Facebook locked in a vicious ad-blocking cycle
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Facebook locked in a vicious ad-blocking cycle

Social networking site and Adblock Plus at war over advertising
12 Aug 2016
Top ten most 'offensive' adverts of 2015 revealed
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Top ten most 'offensive' adverts of 2015 revealed

Twerking in the street, bad language and Father Christmas bombshell drew the most complaints
23 Feb 2016
Top 10 British TV adverts: from Guinness to Smash
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Top 10 British TV adverts: from Guinness to Smash

Poll to find most beloved TV ads marks 60th anniversary of first ever ad break
22 Sep 2015
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