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Made up: Channel 4 and WPP end advertising stand-off

Channel 4 has ended a dispute with its biggest advertiser, WPP, that was costing the state-owned broadcaster up to £5m a week.

The Ronseal slogan was devised in 1994

Media: The phrases that do more than they say on the tin

David Cameron's attempt to varnish a splintered coalition by insisting it was not a marriage but "a Ronseal deal – it does what it says on the tin" has revived one of the most successful slogans in advertising. The phrase, devised in 1994, quickly achieved what ad execs dream of: a place in popular speech where words can become more famous even than the products they push.

Adam Pacitti with the billboard in Camden

'Please give me a job': Unemployed graduate spends last £500 in his bank account on billboard begging for people to 'EmployAdam'

As thousands of recent graduates go into the New Year unemployed, one enterprising young hopeful has made his own desperation for paid work the centre of an advertising campaign that went viral yesterday.

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"War is over! If you want it" proclaimed a series of billboards erected around the world by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in December 1969.

Stephen Hawking, internationally-renowned theoretical physicist, has apparently been inspired by Sue Barker and Louie Spence to appear in the latest episode of the world’s most annoying adverts

Stephen Hawking, Go Compare and a brief history of selling out

Great reputation versus a fat fee? Some celebrities should go compare their options, says Simon Usborne

Sir Martin Sorrell, centre, whose agency is poised to pull its advertising from the channel which features hit shows such as Homeland, The Simpsons and Peep Show

WPP set to switch off Channel 4 over rates row

The advertising giant has had an almighty bust-up with the broadcaster

Fashion ad 'appeared to sexualise a child'

American Apparel has been criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority for an advert which "appeared to sexualise a child".

Mike Tyson is the face of Black Energy

Marketing fail: Protesters back Mike Tyson into a corner

Mike Tyson's reputation for controversy has taken new turn. The former boxing champ, convicted rapist, biter and bankruptcy claimant has a new job as the face of the drink Black Energy, for which he has been accused of being party to mysogyny and racism.

'Distressing' Kayak.co.uk brain operation advert banned

A television advert featuring a surgeon carrying out a brain operation while organising a holiday online has been banned following 441 complaints that it was offensive, distressing and insulting to the medical profession.

UBM to return to London after four-year stay in Dublin

The owner of PR Newswire is set to return to the British tax fold this week, after having moved its headquarters to Dublin in 2008 to escape what it called the UK's harsh fiscal regime.

David Beckham has long been one of the many sports stars who endorse Pepsi. He added Burger King to his product list this year when he endorsed their new “healthy” range, including fresh fruit smoothies

Junk-food fortunes: Sports stars cash in on advertising

That's the claim made by health campaigners who want to ban famous athletes from promoting fatty foods to children

The poster from the animal rights group PETA

Has Peta gone too fur?

Is latest poster effective for animal rights - or just offensive to women?

Gabrielle Aplin: The Power of a Christmas John Lewis advert?

Will this year's cover of "The Power of Love" bring chart success for its singer?

M&S TV advert to feature disabled boy Seb White

A four-year-old boy with Down's Syndrome, who modelled for Marks & Spencer after an internet campaign by his mother, will make his television debut in a Christmas advert this week.

Babyjabs.co.uk warned over advertising prescription-only medicines to public

A parenting website has been warned about advertising prescription-only medicines to the public just months after it was ordered to remove discredited claims that the MMR vaccine is linked to autism.

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