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BT chief executive Gavin Patterson has accused Labour of being too “negative” about the benefits of advertising for business.

Meerkats top most popular adverts of 2012

Those loveable meerkats have beaten Vinny Jones...in the race to the most liked advert of 2012.

Public anger at controversial changes to its terms of service, which would have handed Instagram the rights to its users’ photos without paying a penny, forced it to row back furiously.

Instagram loses over 23 per cent of daily users following controversial terms of service changes

Public anger at controversial changes to its terms of service, which would have handed Instagram the rights to its users’ photos without paying a penny, forced it to row back furiously.

Jimmy Savile wrote to Margaret Thatcher seeking donations for Stoke Mandeville

Revealed: Jimmy Savile's close friendship with Margaret Thatcher

Civil servants redact secret Downing Street file following sexual-assault revelations, reports Cahal Milmo

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Instagram has come under fire from users who believe that the photo-sharing service may sell on their photos to third-party organisations

U-turn for Instagram as it scraps controversial changes

Online uproar forces photo-sharing service to backtrack on changes to privacy terms

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

Archie Bland: We can't be moaning about the cost if there isn't one

God, it's annoying about Instagram. You pay them that monthly fee and then take all those brilliant photos of pieces of cheese and share them with your friends, and then, yesterday, you get hit with it: they're going to sell your pictures on to advertisers without giving you a penny or asking your permission. The cheek of it is astounding. The worst of it is: you can't escape. Once you're an Instagram user, there is simply no way to protect yourself from this cynical, greedy move by Facebook, a company that used only to be interested in making the world better through social networking.

Claire Beale on Advertising: We leave the year 2012 in good shape

Top of the list of ads of the year is one which captures all that was best about our Olympic summer, Channel 4's “Meet The Superhumans” campaign for its Paralympics coverage. The beautiful, moving film deftly turned preconceptions of disability upside down. And there wasn't an ad agency in sight with this one, it was made by Channel 4 in-house.

PPI texts firm is banned by advertising watchdog

Claims management firms which bombard people with annoying payment protection insurance and accident texts have been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority. The watchdog has ordered Indian firm Data Supplier to stop.

ASA crackdown on Indian firm over misleading PPI claim texts

Claims-management companies which bombard people with payment protection insurance (PPI) and accident texts have been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Channel 4 in ad revenue dust-up with Sorrell’s WPP

Channel 4 is facing the prospect that the world’s biggest advertising group could, from January, pull all its ads in a major test of strength over the cost of TV air-time.

Angry campaigners hi-jacked Waitrose’s Facebook page, challenging the chef over Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic

How do you marinate a polar bear? Greenpeace protesters hi-jack Delia Smith online Q&A

There aren’t many culinary queries that can stump Delia Smith. “How do I marinate a polar bear?” appears to be one of them.

The Price is right: ex-pop star takes £25k art award

Former 1980s pop musician Elizabeth Price was last night awarded the Turner Prize for her "seductive and immersive" video trilogy, the first video artist to win for over a decade.

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.

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