William Hill ad banned for inviting Tinder users out of ‘friend zone’

Advertising watchdog upholds complaints saying bookie’s invite to Tinder breached codeA William Hill advert that invited users of dating app Tinder to bet their way out of the “friend zone” has been banned for linking gambling to sexual success.The Adv…

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Signs of the times: America’s fading shopfronts – in pictures

John Lehr trains his lens on the shabby facades lining Main Street USA, from payday loan outfits to hair salons and pawn shops. Devoid of people, these images advertise a bleak outlook for small bricks-and-mortar businesses Continue reading…

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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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