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Wednesday 06 April 2011
Airline carrier Flybe has been forced to drop a "massive sale" advertising campaign after "misleading" customers over participating airports.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Advertising's influence over political campaigns hasn't been in doubt since Saatchi & Saatchi's brilliant "Labour Isn't Working" posters, which delivered the 1979 election to Margaret Thatcher.
Thursday 17 March 2011
Wednesday 02 March 2011
Broadband customers of some of the UK's largest providers may only be getting a quarter of the speeds they are paying for, according to "shocking" new research from the communications watchdog.
Saturday 26 February 2011
The paperback version of Peter Mandelson's memoirs is out on Monday. Most of the talk in the Village will be about the old spinmeister putting his stiletto into Ed Miliband.
Thursday 24 February 2011
Campaigners against voting reform were last night accused of exploiting an election loophole to peddle "lies" about their opponents.
Wednesday 23 February 2011
The chief executive of Asda has refused to withdraw its controversial price guarantee, sending out a defiant message to its big rivals, which have been incensed by the scheme.
Saturday 12 February 2011
Companies who advertise on the internet will face stricter rules and regulations from next month.
Thursday 03 February 2011
Poor old David Buik, the veteran commentator at BGC Partners, rather choked on his cornflakes yesterday morning when Vodafone, the English mobile phone giant, announced that its next chairman would be the Dutchman Gerard Kleisterlee. Never mind that as former boss of the electronics company Philips, Kleisterlee has an impressive pedigree. "I am gobsmacked that Vodafone cannot find an Englishman that fits the bill," fumes Buik. On the plus side, Andy Murray lost in Melbourne on Sunday – Buik had spent the weekend fretting about having to celebrate a Scotsman breaking Britain's 75-year Grand Slam drought.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
Egg on faces at Asda, which last month promised to always be10 per cent cheaper than rivals. So irritated was Tesco by the claim, it complained to the Advertising Standards Authority, arguing that the comparison excluded so many items it was misleading. The ASA's ruling, published today, doesn't entirely back Tesco's side of the argument, but Asda has been ordered not to repeat the claims without rewording them. Cleaner to aisle three please.
Saturday 29 January 2011
Thursday 25 November 2010
Mick Jagger's daughter has become the latest face of a misleading beauty campaign. British brand Rimmel exaggerated the benefits of a mascara by pinning false eyelashes on Georgia May Jagger, the singer's daughter by Jerry Hall, the Advertising Standards Authority ruled today.
Wednesday 10 November 2010
Many Londoners look forward to the second Saturday of November, when the Lord Mayor's Show celebrates the appointment of a new Lord Mayor. But don't forget that civil engineer Michael Bear, this year's man in the hot seat, also has an important job to do, representing the City of London (so effectively the financial services industry) on a national and global stage. His participation in a Zulu dance this weekend, complete with "shield and dancing stick", can only enhance his credibility as he prepares for the job.
Wednesday 27 October 2010
An ice cream company has been banned from using an ad showing two priests about to kiss just a month after being ordered to pull a campaign featuring a pregnant nun.
Wednesday 20 October 2010
A campaign for Waitrose pork has been banned for misleading consumers about the pigs' living conditions, the advertising watchdog said today.
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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- 2 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 3 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 4 Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
- 5 The bubble bursts for Sodastream