ADVERTISING

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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?
Jordan Foisy
3.28.19
Internet

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"?
Alex Norcia
2.14.19
Cannabis

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.
Hayley Fox
2.10.19
stop it

Brands Faking Sentience Are Tweeting Me to Death

"Big mood" will be the end of us all.
Emma Garland
2.7.19
International Days

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.
Amelia Tait
10.22.18
Organic

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

As long as they're making a "reasonable" effort.
Hannah Keyser
8.15.18
Fast Food

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

The Advertising Standards Agency, however, deems Coco Pops and KFC "junk food."
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
8.9.18
Love Island

'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.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
7.27.18
ADVERTISING

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.
Oscar Rickett
6.21.18
tech

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.
Sam Nichols
6.4.18
Fast Food

London Mayor to Ban Junk Food Advertising on Tubes and Buses

If Sadiq Khan’s proposal passes consultation, adverts promoting high fat, salt, or sugar foods will no longer be allowed on public transport.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
5.11.18
Health

Pret’s Natural Food Claim Is ‘Misleading’ Says Advertising Watchdog

After a complaint from the Real Bread Campaign, the Advertising Standards Agency ruled that the chain could no longer say it sold “good, natural food.”
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
4.20.18
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