UK Advertising

Lego, Man U And Pizza Hut Cash In On #TheDress

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK

It's the gold and white or blue and black dress that broke the internet. Whether you think it's white or gold or blue or black, this dress has got...

Mobile Phone Advert Banned For 'Objectifying Women'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In an advert, a woman in her underwear does the ironing. If it was an advert for underwear, we'd raise our eyebrows at the "ideal housewife" gende...

Is That Ad Safe to Click? Why The Answer Is Almost Always Yes (And How to Shop Safe Online)

Greg Cristal | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Tech
Greg Cristal

Those of us addicted to online shopping don't think twice about responding to ads that appeal to us. But if you want to eliminate all doubt about which ads you should click, here's all you need to do.

The Film Industry is Set to Change, What Can We Expect?

Paul Coggins | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Tech
Paul Coggins

If we take a quick look at this year's Golden Globe Award winners, the notion of a high-profile award winning film made for the mobile-first generation isn't as far-fetched as perhaps it first seems.

Why Is Peter Oborne so Shocked by 'The Telegraph'?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK
Paul Blanchard

Peter Oborne quits the Telegraph. He accuses them of bad things. He says they pander to advertisers, drop stories and run populist headlines. Everyone who cares says 'wow!' and the Telegraph gets a kicking on Twitter. That's the upshot of the story. But even if the Telegraph did do all these things, why was Oborne so surprised and shocked?

Krispy Kreme Advertises 'KKK Wednesday' For Half-Term

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK

Doughnut manufacturer Krispy Kreme was advertising a diverse range of half-term activities for the residents of Hull this week. Alongside coffee m...

Ukip Is More Hated Than Marmite - But It Should Probably Celebrate That

Louise Ridley | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Politics
Louise Ridley

So, Ukip is officially more hated than Marmite. Nigel Farage's party is the most-hated brand in the UK, beating McDonalds and Starbucks as well as Marmite, according to a survey of 1,500 people. Farage should be rather pleased with the honour.

The One Thing Britain Hates More Than Marmite...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK

Here's another prize for Nigel Farage after he was named "Briton of the Year" by The Times in 2014. But this award is not quite so appealing. His p...

Journalism in the Age of Sticks and Swill Buckets

Brian John Spencer | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Brian John Spencer

You could be downcast, or you could look at the opportunities. Yes Ezra and Felix are right to counsel, but know this: don't wait to be asked; don't cross your arms; don't ask for permission, just do it. Here's the secret: dogged determination and a resolve to never stop.

Brand Potential: New Rules

Simon Pont | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Simon Pont

Brands really do have the potential to evolve. Those brands that get it right over the next 10 years will pull away from the primordial pack, from the push messaging of boiler room marketeers. "Sell! Sell! Sell!" is not the future of branding.

Samsung's TVs Are Dropping Ads Into Films

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech

A reddit user has claimed that their Samsung TV has started randomly showing adverts while watching films, even if you own the content. The anonymo...

The Future Of Marketing Is A Magical, Interactive Hellscape

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Tech

What lies at the nexus of art, technology and advertising? Two things, roughly. One is a range of cool, interactive toys and technology. The oth...

Why One Man Wishes His Terminally Ill Son Was A Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK

People would rather give money to help a dog than a dying child, an innovative advertising experiment has suggested. Charity Harrison's Fund had of...

French Job Advert Asking For Someone 'Not Jewish' Sparks Fury

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK

A job advert for a French design company calling for a rigorous, organised, highly motivated but "if possible, not Jewish" candidate has sparked outra...

Nightclub Sends Text To Aberdeen Students Telling Them They Have An STD

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students in Aberdeen were left feeling rather crabby after a nightclub sent a mass text warning they might have a sexually transmitted disease. The...

The Day the Circus Comes to Town

Al Young | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK
Al Young

You see, the thing about the commercials in the Super Bowl is that they represent our industry at its very best. The ads are pure entertainment. There is no hard sell, no offer of a free pen if you request further information.

Labour Promises Not To Do This With David Cameron's Face Any More

PA | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron will not feature on any of Labour's billboard posters during the general election campaign, the party has revealed. Labour - which in...

Good Boobs Vs Bad Boobs: It's Obvious Which Is Which

Louise Ridley | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Ridley

It's very hard to get breasts into advertising, even if those breasts are being checked for signs of cancer.

Hanibal Costume Suggested People With Schizophrenia Are Murderers

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK

A website selling a Halloween outfit called 'adult skitzo costume' has been rapped by the advertising watchdog for implying that people with mental il...

In The Market For A Breast Pump?

Mark Young | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
Mark Young

Despite the highs and inevitable lows of being a business developer for the last 20 years, I've not only managed to create a great team since 2000 but we've also changed the way our clients think about how to open doors from cold.

Why the Tide Is Turning for Sexist Ads

BritChick Paris | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Brands and the media have been smugly reaping in the benefits of women's vulnerabilities. They believed they had all the control but the democratisation of information on the web has restored the power to the consumer.

If You're on the Wrong Path, Find Another One

Suzanne Hoare | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Hoare

When considering my 16 year old self, I see a naïve, but ambitious, girl who wants to make her parents proud. At 18, she knows she is good at Law - her exam results say so - and she can't think of anything she would rather do at university. So, that's the path she chooses.

Facebook's 1995 Ad That Never Was

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Tech

Imagine if Facebook was made in 1995? Now imagine that instead of Facebook it was called 'The Facebook'. We want the 1995 version of Facebook. It c...

David Ginola Heads £2.3M Crowdfunding Campaign To Oust Sepp Blatter

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Sport

Paddy Power has launched a £2.3 million crowdfunding campaign to oust Sepp Blatter as the president of world football body Fifa. The bookmaker is...

Are Movies Dead?

Daniel Johnson | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Johnson

We have a flourishing independent film scene. Micro-budget projects being built from the ground up, mostly through crowdfunding. And we have the huge superhero movies, but the in-betweens, the films that people really care about, have vanished.