Advertising

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Watchdog to launch crackdown on ads falsely claiming green credentials
The ASA will conduct a series of inquiries into environmental advertising claims and practices

Mark Sweney

23, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK rail firm rebuked for cancelling contest over ‘poor-quality’ entries
Advertising watchdog finds against East Midlands Railway after it said winner would receive £5,000

Jessica Murray

22, Sep, 2021 @10:32 AM

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Competition watchdog gives firms deadline on ending ‘greenwashing’
CMA issues ‘green claims code’ and says too many businesses falsely taking credit to woo customers

Rob Davies

20, Sep, 2021 @3:02 PM

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‘A freebie is enough’: influencer gift posts trigger breaches in Australian ad standards
High-profile disclosure breaches from McDonald’s and Samsung, highlight grey areas in influencer marketing

Rafqa Touma and Zena Chamas

19, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Nike and Amazon among brands advertising on Covid conspiracy sites
Household names may have unwittingly helped spread fake news, investigation reveals

Rob Davies and Jasper Jackson

18, Sep, 2021 @5:19 PM

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‘We’re going after creatives that greenwash fossil fuels’: the group targeting ad agencies
Jamie Henn, the founder of Fossil Fuel Free Media, on how advertising agencies help legitimise the fossil fuel industry

Jocelyn Timperley

11, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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From the Gobbledok to Not Happy Jan: how well do you remember classic Australian ads?
There are slogans and jingles embedded deep in the psyche of the nation. Find out how well you’ve retained these vintage gems

Clem Bastow

10, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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TechScape: Should government use the web to nudge our behaviour?
Up for discussion in the Guardian tech newsletter: The risks of using personal data to influence citizens’ behaviour … Apple backtracks … and the history of the App Store

Alex Hern

08, Sep, 2021 @10:46 AM

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Revealed: how Tory politicians fought plans to tackle air pollution
Guardian investigation finds 17 MPs, candidates or associations took out 50 ads criticising a clean air zone

Niamh McIntyre

04, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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From Naked Attraction to Lynx: the adverts banned for being too creepy
A Channel 4 campaign has fallen foul of non-consensually sexualising bus passengers. Then again – from phones to vape pens – the ad industry has form when it comes to sexualising everything

Stuart Heritage

01, Sep, 2021 @10:49 AM

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Tiffany solicits help of Beyoncé and Jay-Z to draw younger buyers – will it backfire?
The musician sports a 128.54-carat stone in a new ad campaign – the jewelry company’s latest attempt to rebrand itself

Priya Elan

24, Aug, 2021 @2:45 PM

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‘Why are you crying?’: Qantas ad promoting vaccination hits hard for Australians unable to travel
With images of people jetting off to see loved ones overseas, the ad offers a glimpse of what many have been missing

Natasha May

24, Aug, 2021 @12:00 AM

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