Twitter Took Phone Numbers for Security and Used Them for Advertising

This could make people think twice about using a phone number to secure their account at all.


This Tool Lets You See Facebook’s Targeted Political Ads All Over the World

Facebook has failed to be fully transparent with data concerning political advertising, so two researchers collected the data themselves.


Canada Made Its Legal Weed Rules Too Tough and They're Going to Pay for It

Confusing rules around social media and advertising put licensed producers at a disadvantage against US brands signing celebrities like Jay-Z.


Now That I Know the World is Doomed, Should I Get Into Advertising?

I’ve marched against climate change. I’ve read Naomi Klein. What else can I do?


Brand Twitter Is Absurd, and It Will Only Get Worse

SunnyD tweets about depression. Steak-umm is lonely. Wendy's is sassy. Do we actually want our brands to be that "human"?


Dan Bilzerian's Weed Company Is Keeping Sexist Cannabis Ads Alive

Women in the industry aren't happy about the overly sexualized billboards from Ignite, which they say don't reflect where cannabis culture is heading.


Brands Faking Sentience Are Tweeting Me to Death

"Big mood" will be the end of us all.


The Reason We Have All Those Bizarre 'International' Days

Brandied Fruit Day, Sausage Pizza Day, International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day – here's why you see these dumb celebrations trending on Twitter.


Any Restaurant Can Call Itself 'Organic' and Get Away with It

As long as they're making a "reasonable" effort.


McDonald's Happy Meal Ads Allowed During Children’s TV, Says Watchdog

The Advertising Standards Agency, however, deems Coco Pops and KFC "junk food."


'Love Island' Diet Ads Land ITV in Trouble

The broadcaster has been criticised for scheduling commercials for weight-loss foods during the popular reality show.


The True Story Behind Those Jack Daniel's Tube Adverts

The "Postcards from Lynchburg" campaign was launched in the 1950s, but now only exists in one place: the London Underground.