Sexism in advertising: ‘They talk about diversity, but they don’t want to change’

Pay gaps, sexist ads, a culture of silence and fear… as #timeTo, the industry’s answer to #MeToo, gathers momentum, we talk to senior women working in – and trying to change – a profession still notoriously male-dominated… and white• Read the execs …

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‘It’s genuine, you know?’: why the online influencer industry is going ‘authentic’

Calamities such as Fyre Festival have tarnished the booming business of YouTube and Instagram stars. Now the industry’s top tastemakers have a new plan: keeping it real. By Sophie ElmhirstIn a central London hair salon last December, the fashion influe…

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Five online gambling firms break UK rules on ads targeting children

Watchdog uses child ‘avatars’ to catch out firms including Aston Villa sponsor UnibetThe UK advertising watchdog has caught five gambling firms, including Aston Villa’s sponsor Unibet, breaking strict rules that ban them from targeting children with on…

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Revealed: Facebook enables ads to target users interested in ‘vaccine controversies’

Social media platforms under pressure by US congressman to crack down on anti-vaccine propaganda, citing Guardian investigationsFacebook enables advertisers to promote content to nearly 900,000 people interested in “vaccine controversies”, the Guardian…

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