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Virgin Media yesterday claimed its decision to up its advertising spend by 50 per cent to £53m in the past quarter had paid off, as subscriber numbers jumped for its premium pay-TV and super-fast broadband.

Shop while you watch: Shazam and ITV sign landmark advertising deal

TV viewers will be able to see more ad content and shop online through the Shazam smartphone app

Advertising spending up again as optimism soars

Advertising spend has increased in the first three months of the year, the third-consecutive quarter of growth, a leading survey showed yesterday.

DMGT warns of fall in print ad revenues

Shares in the Daily Mail's owner fell nearly 5 per cent yesterday after it warned that lower advertising revenues at its national newspapers business had squeezed its profits in the first half.

TfL bans Christian groups' 'gay cure' advert from London buses

There were reports last night that TfL chiefs acted after Boris Johnson intervened

KFC sorry for tsunami chicken advert

KFC has apologised for a Facebook message that urged people to rush home during yesterday's tsunami scare in Thailand and order a bucket of chicken.

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Watchdog clears Vinnie Jones CPR advert

An ad featuring actor Vinnie Jones carrying out CPR has been cleared following complaints that he performs the technique incorrectly, a watchdog has ruled.

OFT warning for London 2012 athletes

British athletes should be careful about giving unauthorised plugs to their sponsors on Twitter or Facebook, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) warned yesterday.

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Here comes the sun – and 2012's M&S campaign

Marks & Spencer debuted its summer advert last night, and after 2011's Miami-set extravaganza it has gone for a British theme, featuring egg and spoon races, rowing boats and more Union Jacks than a BNP convention. Fans of M&S' formulaic advertising won't be disappointed; this one ticks every box.

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Turkey gets into a lather over 'disgusting' shampoo advert featuring Adolf Hitler

A men's shampoo brand in Turkey has caused outrage by using Adolf Hitler to promote its product.

Regulator clears NSPCC publicity

Publicity for children's charity the NSPCC has been cleared by the advertising regulator after complainants described its reference to child abuse as "disturbing and offensive".

Harvey Nichols escapes ad censure

Upmarket department store Harvey Nichols has escaped censure following complaints that a Christmas ad showing women doing the "walk of shame" was offensive and demeaning.

'Misleading' Sanex shower gel advert banned

An ad for a Sanex bath gel has been banned for suggesting that it contains no man-made chemical ingredients, a regulator said.

Alcohol ads 'appeal to young'

Children as young as 10 are more familiar with some alcohol brands than popular foods and snacks, new research suggests.

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