UK Advertising

Heist Tights Ad Featuring Topless Woman Censored On London Tube

HuffPost UK | Patricia Yaker Ekall | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Style

An advert for Heist Tights was banned from being displayed on the London Tube because it featured a topless dancer. A censored version of the ad with...

AR - Could Legal Issues Snap Developers Back To Reality?

Gregor Pryor | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Tech
Gregor Pryor

Last summer's phenomenon, Pokémon Go, which was downloaded onto more than 5% of Android phones in the US within just two days of its release and exceeded both Snapchat and Twitter in terms of daily active users, provided a first mainstream look at the potential of augmented reality in the gaming industry.

This Fashion Brand Is Pushing The Objectification Button With Their #NotDressingMen Campaign

The Huffington Post | Patricia Yaker Ekall | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Style

A fashion campaign that features sharply dressed female models flanked by a naked man has started a debate about objectification. Suistudio launched ...

Advertising Is At Its Best When Its Honest

Andrew Saunders | Posted 02.10.2017 | UK
Andrew Saunders

It's now a matter of course that when we shoot imagery and put it online we alter the reality of the images we share. Instagram's filters have been po...

The Power Of The Platform

Tom Killeen | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Killeen

Social networking. Society's greatest bastion of opinion, debate and argument. Whether it's a president venting (probably) from the toilet, a Kardashian's ovaries or your friend's dad who keeps posting articles on immigration that maybe, might be, definitely are racist, you'll be hard-pressed to find an access point to opinions as immediate and extensive as a social network.

Why Your Children Will No Longer See This Skincare Advert On TV

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Parents

A skincare advert featuring Jorgie Porter has been banned from being shown on TV when children could be watching. The Advertising Standards Authority ...

The End Of A Yellow Era

Laura Frankland | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK
Laura Frankland

The Yellow Pages has been a permanent fixture in UK households for over 50 years and as the adverts illustrate every search has a story to tell whether practical or sentimental. It is strange to think that it will soon be a thing of the past, joining the club that public telephones, faxes and CDs are already members of. .

H&M's Autumn Campaign Will Make You Want To Do Karaoke With Naomi Campbell And Adwoa Aboah

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Style

The release of H&M’s advert for their autumn 2017 campaign has confirmed what we always knew, Naomi Campbell would be so much fun on a night out. T...

Ad Fraud Is The New School Mafia

Asaf Greiner | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Tech
Asaf Greiner

Then there is the difficulty solving the crime itself, where the identity of the fraudster is often hidden due to all the players in the ad fraud ecosystem that are involved with each ad placement including media agencies, demand side platforms, exchanges, ad networks, and supply side platforms.

The Placement Predicament 

Toby Cole | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Toby Cole

Any sort of work experience or internship is becoming increasingly crucial when you're a student. Not only does it improve your CV hugely, it also gives invaluable insight into the workplace - it can help avoid a potentially disastrous career choice, or conversely, give you a way out of that horrible state of limbo between graduating and getting actual employment.

Brains Over Bums: Brands Need Smarter Tactics Than Flaunting Women

Sophie Deal | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Deal

I admit, it's hard not to bop along to California Girls and Surf City. But do we want to remain frozen in a 1970s narrative, where there's 'two girls for every boy' and women are little other than eye candy for beach boys to ogle at?

Trump's 'Anxiety' Cohort

Sven Hughes | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Politics
Sven Hughes

America, like the rest of the world, has seen dramatic transformation in recent years. Economic, social and cultural change has made people increasingly confused and anxious. Every day they are bombarded with 'uncertainty' news. They are feeling the pressure financially, and in their overall sense of security.

No More Walkers Salt And Vinegar?

Carina Maggar | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Comedy
Carina Maggar

News on the potato-front is that Walkers Crisps are threatening us, the British public, with the discontinuation of their iconic (and arguably most de...

Club Night Advert Banned For Being 'Inherently Sexual' And 'Objectifying Women'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An advert for a club night at Lola Lo has been banned for being “inherently sexual” and promoting irresponsible drinking. The ad, to promote club ...

It Takes A Broader Culture To Attract The Right Mix Of Talent

Zaid Al-Zaidy | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Zaid Al-Zaidy

The advertising industry has spent the past three years tying itself in knots about diversity and equality. Yet figures suggest that this has been to ...

KFC's Advert Using Live Chickens Branded 'Disgusting' And A 'Disgrace'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

KFC’s latest advert in which a chicken swaggers around a barn to DMX’s ‘X Gonna Give It to Ya’ has prompted a backlash on social media. The id...

The Drip-Drip Effect Of Adverts Means We Often Don't Realise How Much They Affect Our Behaviour And Our Psyche

Evelyn | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education

When adverts and other media consistently present men and women in stereotypical roles, it can seriously affect our kids' expectations about appropriate gender behaviour. We're limiting what children feel happy and confident doing, and that's got to be wrong.

This 'Patronising' Pink 'Beer For Her' Did Not Go Down Well On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

From Bic pens to razors, retailers have come under fire for creating pink products “just for women” time and time again. But it seems they haven...

Sexist Ads Harm People Of Every Gender. Of Course They Should Be Banned

Amelia Womack | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Politics
Amelia Womack

The social, emotional and economic damage tied to gender stereotyping, objectification and unrealistic bodies in advertising is clear. Evidence from academics and public opinion research included in the report all reached the same conclusion.

'Highly Sexualised' Femfresh Shaving Advert Banned For 'Objectifying Women'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A Femfresh advert for bikini line shaving products has been banned for portraying women in an overly sexualised way. The advert showed women dancing a...

What Questions Should A Computer Actually Ask?

Brian Cooper | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Tech
Brian Cooper

As Stephen Hawking points out, that it's not AI that's dangerous, but the goals we're setting it. AI doesn't have a moral compass. It has a goal. If I programme it to take over the world, it'll try its damndest - it won't care about its carbon footprint or emotional collateral damage on the way.

What If Tampon Adverts Were Honest?

April Wilson | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
April Wilson

We may now be away from the blue liquid, and instead are focusing on empowering women; however, Bodyform and Always (and Tampax) please empower women even further by making sure you #smashshame around menstruation as well.

How Labour Rewrote General Election Campaign Ad Tactics

Matt Watts | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Politics
Matt Watts

We took our lead from human behaviour. People spend time with and react to things they are passionate about, even if they don't see themselves as political. So we knew that what was needed was a campaign in which causes that inspire action and the ability to resonate beyond the Newsnight audience took centre stage. The campaign we evolved as a direct result was underpinned by five pillars, or principles: what we call 'The 5Cs'.

The Power Of The Public Promise: Political Campaigns Are Missing A Trick By Overlooking Outdoor Advertising

William Eccleshare | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Politics
William Eccleshare

When Theresa May called a snap election on 18th April, the public weren't the only ones surprised by the announcement. Politicians and their party machines suddenly and unexpectedly found themselves in need of policies and campaigns, with an eager media demanding detail and a reluctant electorate in need of convincing.

Lessons For Tech Firms From Past Revolutions

Brian Cooper | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Tech
Brian Cooper

The shift we're seeing today is different, but the same principles apply. No matter how socially conscious governments claim to be, business interests dominate, so business ought to give back.