UK betting firms back live sports advertising ban

Online gambling firms such as Bet365, William Hill and Ladbrokes agree ban amid fears of impact on children Online gambling companies have agreed to a voluntary “whistle-to-whistle” ban on advertising during live sports, in an effort to address concern…

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Iceland’s banned palm oil advert should have aired, says ITV chief

Carolyn McCall said it was ‘ludicrous’ ad seen 65m times online could not run on TVThe chief executive of ITV has said she believes Iceland’s controversial anti-palm oil festive campaign should have been allowed to air on TV.As part of its festive camp…

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Google and Facebook fuel UK ad boom despite print slump

Spending on advertising to pass £20bn for first time in 2019 as digital market booms but traditional media declinesThe UK advertising market is relying on digital giants such as Google and Facebook for growth next year, as overall spending wanes on tra…

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UK ban on Kellogg’s Coco Pops children’s TV advert overturned

Obesity campaigners criticise U-turn on granola ad that used sugary brand’s character Kellogg’s, the maker of Coco Pops, has beaten a junk food advert ban after lobbying to overturn a decision by the UK’s advertising regulator, in a move that has outra…

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Man named John Lewis stars in Twitter UK’s Christmas ad

US lecturer receives more than 50,000 tweets a year meant for the British retailerEvery year the frenzy around John Lewis’s Christmas ad results in the chain’s namesake, an American lecturer, being mistakenly inundated with thousands of tweets. This ye…

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