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A picture taken on February 15, 2008 shows a worker checking a wheel of seasoned Parmigiano Reggiano cheese in a factory in Valestra, near Reggio Emilia

Pornhub could be sued by agency in charge of Parmigiano-Reggiano parmesan cheese over 'vulgar' advert

The advert compares the cheese to Pornhub Premium

The defaced billboard was spotted by Ian Grainger in Bristol

McDonald's emoji billboard defaced in Bristol

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A Protein World advert displayed in an underground station in London which says

'Are you beach body ready?' advert was not offensive or irresponsible, watchdog rules

Protein World had defended the controversial poster amid outrage in April

Travelodge has denied Max in its new advert is based on the likeness of David Cameron

Travelodge denies puppet in new advert is based on David Cameron

Viewers are congratulating the Prime Minister on his new part time job

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A boy uses an Apple Ipad tablet computer

Explicit porn advert banned after appearing in Talking Tom app used by children

The parent of a five-year-old complained after they spotted the advert

The Yves Saint Laurent advert which appeared in ‘Elle UK’ magazine; one reader complained that it was ‘irresponsible

Yves Saint Laurent ad banned for featuring 'unhealthily underweight' model

The ad featured a black-and-white photo of a woman described by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) as 'unhealthily underweight'

The internet has overtaken television as the most complained-about advertising medium in the UK

Internet overtakes TV as most complained about advertising medium

A new trend of concern is the rise of copycat websites, which mislead people by appearing to be official government websites

'The world has moved on from lads telling jokes on a Saturday'

Fosters boss blames 'sexist and insulting' adverts for putting women off beer

The beer industry regularly comes under fire as companies are accused of discriminating against a female audience

A Protein World advert displayed in an underground station in London which says

Protein World advert: Formal investigation launched into 'beach body ready' campaign

The advert has also been banned from appearing in its current form

Mansur Gavriel, the luxury handbag company, used a sloth for its Spring 2015 lookbook

The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big fashion campaigns

From American Apparel, to designer Mansur Gavriel, the slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
Researchers say online food advertising does not affect children’s diets

Health campaigners angry as review fails to stop online junk food ads targeting children

Marketing companies are free to continue using 'advergames' - addictive, heavily branded, free online games - to promote products high in saturated fat, salt and sugar

'The wisdom behind the Du Maurier filter', which claims to give the cigarette improved flavour and prevent bits of tobacco in the mouth

Plain packaging for cigarettes will see the end of some wickedly wonderful marketing

The government wants cigarettes to be in plain packs, but Big Baccy won't be the only loser, says Tim Willis

Victoria's Secret releases early Super Bowl ad

Adriana Lima is among the Angels who take the field in the Victoria's Secret Super Bowl commercial

The Conservatives unveiled their first 2015 national election campaign poster in Westminster on 2nd January

Election posters: The Battle of the billboards

Big Ben had barely chimed in the new year when the political parties launched their campaigns. Kunal Dutta asked five advertising agencies to imagine what the hoardings might look like in 116 days’ time, while Westminster-watcher John Rentoul gives his verdict

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