What About Domestic Violence at Christmas?

Rhea Gargour | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK
Rhea Gargour

Christmas is coming. For most of us, the start of December signals a time of happiness and fun - where we get to enjoy quality time with our families, indulge in good food and share Christmas spirit. But for victims of domestic violence and their children, Christmas can be a scary time instead.

A Beautiful Mind: Is Neuroscience the Future of Advertising?

Jon Buss | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Tech
Jon Buss

At the end of the day, the mind is a fascinating tool and what drives human decision-making will continue to keep marketers up at night - whether we understand the brain or not.

Shocking, ANOTHER Sexist London Underground Ad

Caroline Robertson | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Caroline Robertson

Well here's a shocker for you: your company looks sexist and I'm not using your app. Perhaps instead of spending your budget on splashing your offensively degrading posters all over the London transport lines you could use it on replacing your copywriters.

Were These The Most Successful Video Campaigns Of 2014?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Tech

Viral campaign videos from charities and businesses have become an embedded part of popular culture. So much so that when the annual John Lewis Ch...

Weird Or Wonderful? Ad Sees Nerds Bullied To Tune Of 'I Will Survive'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

We're a bit torn over this advert. It's an anti-bullying ad, which we're all for, to the tune of Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive, which is fitting, but...

Chocolate, Caramel, Peanuts... and Patriarchy: Featuring the Snickers Advert

Sarah Grand-Clement | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Grand-Clement

One would think that there isn't any real reason to complain, because, it is after all just another advertisement, not to be taken seriously. But taking issue with the way our society reacts to behaviour outside of an unspoken norm is needed...

Why I Hate 'The Girl on the Platform Smiled' Advert

Alex McBride | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Alex McBride

I could have got off my train at Carlisle, walked right up to that girl and explained all of this to her (leaving out any profanity and the washing up rota) She could have given me a look before running for her life, or she could have married me a few years down the line.

Three Recent TV Ad Tropes That Women Are Sick Of

Belinda Parmar | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Belinda Parmar

Women are now involved in 80% of household purchasing decisions. And how many advertising directors are female? Only 3%. This might be the reason that so much of the ad industry's female-orientated output feels hopelessly out-of-date.

Naked Calendar: Liberation Gone Too Far?

Layla Haidrani | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Layla Haidrani

Why aren't women allowing themselves to be proud to show off their mental capacity such as academic ability but have chosen the route of posing naked? After all, there are more women at university than men.

Taking a Tablet Will Solve the Print Headache

Bruce Hudson | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Tech
Bruce Hudson

So how is the tablet going to change the magazine world? Well, let me take you by the hand and walk you into a newsagent and show you five magazines with circulations of fewer than 20,000 that have advertising revenues of more than 50K.

Charlie Thomas

Car Insurance Ad Banned | Charlie Thomas | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

Car insurance specialist RIAS has been banned from broadcasting an advert asking "Why pay more than £195?". Two complainants challenged a televisi...

100 Most Shocking Adverts In Pictures

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.08.2012 | Home

SEE ALSO: Harvey Nichols Advert Features Models Wetting Themselves In Excitement Over Sale (PICTURES)Adidas JS Roundhouse Mids 'Slave' Shackle Train...

The 100 Most Shocking Adverts Of All Time

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 26.06.2012 | Home

Sex sells. That's what we're always told. But judging by this collection of adverts, dark humour sells too. So does sexism. And violence. We've co...

Ad Review: Changing Faces -- Leo

Josh Okungbaiye | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK
Josh Okungbaiye

I've been watching a lot of TV lately and I've noticed DDB's (a Worldwide advertising agency with offices globally, particularly in London and New Yor...

The Pending Death of Left-Wing Journalism?

Rizwan Syed | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK Politics
Rizwan Syed

Ethical, non-profit organisations naturally possess less marketing resources than profit making companies (especially the less ethical companies such as those in arms production, oil companies and others which damage the environment, profit from war and exploit third-world workers). As a consequence, such ethical sources of funding cannot be relied upon to support journalism to anywhere near the same extent as corporations can.