Advertising

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eBay's $9.2bn Gumtree deal raises competition concerns, says CMA
Purchase by Shpock owner Adevinta could lead to less choice for consumers, says watchdog

Julia Kollewe

16, Feb, 2021 @3:26 PM

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Save and rave! How a compilation of pirate radio adverts captures a lost Britain
Fashion boutiques, shop-fitters and others advertised alongside raves on early 1990s pirate radio. Now, a new compilation is rediscovering a slice of the underground

Simon Reynolds

16, Feb, 2021 @9:48 AM

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Diversity in adland: why Ogilvy is taking a creative approach to new hires
The advertising agency’s apprenticeship scheme – The Pipe – aims to bring young creatives into the industry from underrepresented backgrounds

Heidi Scrimgeour

09, Feb, 2021 @2:30 PM

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Perfect storm: have the influencers selling a dream lost their allure?
Social media stars, already under fire for trips to Dubai in lockdown, are now involved in a row over Instagram posts

Lauren Cochrane

06, Feb, 2021 @10:15 PM

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Ryanair 'jab and go' TV ad banned for encouraging Covid risk-taking
Advert, which showed people without masks on summer holidays, attracted 2,370 complaints

Mark Sweney

03, Feb, 2021 @9:34 AM

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Fears of ‘borderline unethical’ advertising after 75% of older Australians found to be taking supplements
Researchers say complementary medicines deemed safe by the TGA do not have to prove they are effective

Calla Wahlquist

31, Jan, 2021 @8:32 PM

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Ad ban for debt advice firms highlights problem of misleading claims
People can be drawn in by lead generators who pass on details to firms offering paid-for help

Hilary Osborne

30, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Australia's competition regulator could take Google to court over potential misuse of market power
ACCC says it will gather evidence and look at whether tech giant has breached competition law as dominant player in $3.4bn online ad market

Josh Taylor

28, Jan, 2021 @6:04 AM

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Grindr fined £8.6m in Norway over sharing personal information
Fine from by the Norwegian Data Protection Authority is 10% of Grindr’s global annual revenue

Alex Hern

26, Jan, 2021 @4:36 PM

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Unilever to tackle advertising stereotypes in diversity drive
FTSE 100 company pledges to work with more businesses run by women and minorities

Zoe Wood

21, Jan, 2021 @12:01 AM

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'Hard graft': UK influencers scramble to justify exotic getaways in pandemic
Stung by scepticism over ‘luxury business trips’ in a pandemic, influencers in Dubai are touting their ‘hard graft’

Archie Bland and Matthew Weaver

14, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Australia's competition regulator flags legal cases against tech companies over ads
Rod Sims says competition law cases or consumer law cases may follow an inquiry into so-called ‘ad tech’

Ben Butler

13, Jan, 2021 @4:30 PM

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