UK Advertising

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.

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 15.04.2015 | 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 14.04.2015 | 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 04.04.2015 | 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 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Ridley

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