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Cosmetic surgery ads aimed at under-18s to be banned in UK
Ban will include social media ads and include anything likely to have particular appeal to young people, says watchdog

Mark Sweney

25, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Watchdog overturns ban on advert of Land Rover in forest
Activists say ad could encourage driving in ecologically sensitive areas and accuse ASA of bias

Mark Sweney

24, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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The forgotten oil ads that told us climate change was nothing
Since the 1980s, fossil fuel firms have run ads touting climate denial messages – many of which they’d now like us to forget. Here’s our visual guide

Geoffrey Supran and Naomi Oreskes

18, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Watchdog investigates tube adverts for Floki Inu cryptocurrency
Advertising Standards Authority receives complaints about ads for meme coin named after Elon Musk’s dog

Mark Sweney

17, Nov, 2021 @6:44 PM

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Facebook and Instagram gathering browsing data from under-18s, study says
Parent company Meta denies data being used to target young users with ads based on their browsing activity

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

16, Nov, 2021 @9:34 AM

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Tesco Christmas ad: 1,500 complain over Santa with Covid vaccine passport
Watchdog is reviewing claims that scene is coercive and encourages medical discrimination

Mark Sweney

15, Nov, 2021 @2:42 PM

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Australian taxpayers funding $59m in government ads in run-up to 2022 election
Spending spans topics from cybercrime to domestic violence, including $12.9m on the Positive Energy campaign in lead-up to Cop26

Paul Karp

14, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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All Mariah Carey wants for Christmas is for you to try her snack menu | Rebecca Nicholson
The singer’s ad with McDonald’s is just the latest celebrity tie-in, with such campaigns all about promoting the star

Rebecca Nicholson

13, Nov, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Ban ads for cryptocurrencies at stations and on buses, TfL urged
Posters for unregulated meme coin in UK capital prompt calls for action

James Tapper

13, Nov, 2021 @4:45 PM

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‘An emblem of Scotland’: how Irn-Bru stole the show at Cop26
Scottish fizzy drink already had deal shutting out rivals, but praise from Sturgeon and AOC was golden marketing moment

Mark Sweney

12, Nov, 2021 @12:54 PM

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John Lewis accused of copying arrangement of Electric Dreams for Christmas ad
Alt-folk duo say they sent their 2020 cover of the song to the retailer – then found the ‘feeling’ replicated

Nadia Khomami and Diane Taylor

11, Nov, 2021 @1:40 PM

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Marcus Rashford stars as radish in Aldi Christmas ad
England footballer lends voice to anthropomorphic root vegetable, as firm vows to donate 1.8m meals to families over festive period

Nadia Khomami

11, Nov, 2021 @1:36 PM

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