UK Advertising

Starbucks Ditches #RaceTogether Cups But Insists It's All Part Of The Plan

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK

Starbucks baristas are no longer scrawling the words “Race Together” on coffee cups after a short-lived campaign to engage customers in positive d...

Is Organic Traffic a Right or a Privilege?

Jonathan Guy | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jonathan Guy

Unlike the old directory days when you had one entry in one place you now have hundreds, or in the case of e-commerce thousands of places which need to appear in search. As do all your competitors so it becomes a bun fight to get yourself seen amongst the noise.

Nike's Famous Slogan Was Inspired By A Executed Murderer

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Sport

One of the world's most recognisable and iconic marketing slogans was inspired by the last words of an infamous killer, it has been emerged. We are...

Jaffa Cakes And Bonnie Tyler Won The Eclipse - Without Doing A Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK

Remember this advert? Full moon.... half moon.... In lieu of the mainly anticlimactic event that was the solar eclipse this morning, the inter...

Feminist Lingerie Is The Body-Positive Underwear We've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Lingerie and feminism have never been easy bedfellows. With half-naked women lying suggestively on beds or hanging off men in sharp suits, a typical l...

The Internet Hates Starbucks' #RaceTogether Campaign

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Starbucks Ditches #RaceTogether But Insists It's All Part Of The Plan A bid by coffee giant Starbucks to engage US customers and baristas i...

Maybe I Watch Too Much Netflix

Chloe Bevan | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Tech
Chloe Bevan

I am one of those people that suffer from, that thing we like to call 'just one more'. Yes I am that person who will set out to watch just one episode and five hours later at 2 in the morning I will still be there watching and hanging off every word a character says.

'Thong Bodysuit' Advert Has American Apparel In Hot Water Yet Again...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK

An American Apparel advert has been banned for sexualising a child, after a complaint that an ad for a 'thong bodysuit' showed a girl baring her butto...

Samsung Note 4 Keeps Advertising Innovation Ticking

Huffington Post | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK

When you have a big role in business, you need a smartphone that keeps up with your pace. Simon Hathaway, global head of retail experience at Cheil an...

This Male Incontinence Advert Is So Funny You'll Wet Your Pants

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Urinary incontinence affects millions of men in the UK, but chances are you've never met a single man who'll admit to it. A new advertising campai...

Why Should Advertisers Care About Great Journalism?

Abba Newbery | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK
Abba Newbery

A listicle is for laughs but a newspaper is for life. We know from our research that people have a much deeper and more trusting relationship with their preferred newspaper brand and that relationship reflects on the advertisers that live within it.

Krispy Kreme advert fiasco

Melissa Davis | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK
Melissa Davis

You would have thought that a business that already has two Ks as its name would have some sort of guideline that clearly states no K word should ever be tagged on the end for marketing purposes. But no, the event went ahead named as KKK Wednesdays to the point of extensive local advertising and in the end the Hull branch had to issue an apology...

And The Award For Completely Inappropriate Job Advertisement Goes To...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This job advertisement is everything that's wrong with the world. Recruitment firm, ICS, has faced an immense backlash after posting a suggestive s...

This Billboard Sums Up Why We Can't Look Away When It Comes To Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Commuters making their way through London's Canary Wharf on the morning of Thursday 5 March were presented with a choice: to face the effects of domes...

How The #LikeAGirl Campaign Reclaimed It As A Powerful Phrase

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you were told that you do something 'like a girl', would you feel ashamed or would you feel proud? For too long the phrase 'like a girl' has bee...

This Is How Advertising Should Be Done - With A Dog Causing Havoc

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Comedy

All the information in the first ten seconds, then an adorable dog wreaking havoc. Perfect. Whoever made this advert, take a bow. ...

Why is the UK Designing Such a Grey Future?

Mark Bonner | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Bonner

I recently searched Surrey for a secondary school that truly valued creativity for my own daughter. Both private and state, the answer was depressingly similar; "Oh yes, we do do ART here, but it's not a real degree is it?" one headmaster risked his life in telling me.

Louise Ridley

The Unnerving Drug Driving Video That Should Make You Seriously Paranoid

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK

An unnerving new short film suggests it's reasonable to be paranoid if you take drugs and drive, as new stricter laws come into force today. The un...

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 25.04.2015 | 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 25.04.2015 | 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 22.04.2015 | 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 18.04.2015 | 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.